NYC wrestling power rankings (1/17/12)
No. 1 Monsignor Farrell (11-4)
The Lions finished 26th out of 75 teams at the prestigious Eastern States tournament at Sullivan County Community College Saturday. Rrok Ndokaj took seventh in the 170-pound class.
Next: Xavier/Bryant (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 2 Brooklyn Tech (11-1)
The Engineers defeated Bergtraum, Cardozo and Eagle Academy to reach the PSAL final, where they will attempt to win a second consecutive city title against rival Grand Street Campus at John Bowne HS.
Next: No. 3 Grand Street Campus @ John Bowne (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 3 Grand Street Campus (11-1)
After handily beating MLK and Petrides, the Wolves edged Wingate, 35-32, to reach the PSAL final and earn a rematch with rival Brooklyn Tech, which beat them in last year’s title match.
Next: No. 2 Brooklyn Tech @ John Bowne (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)
No. 4 Wingate (14-2)
Wingate defeated Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy and then Forest Hills, but hopes of reaching the PSAL final were crushed by a three-point defeat to Grand Street Campus in the semifinals.
Next: No. 5 Eagle Academy (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 5 Eagle Academy (12-5)
The Eagles soared to the PSAL semifinals by beating Tottenville and Madison before falling to defending champion Brooklyn Tech. Coached by John McGarry, Eagle faces Wingate in the PSAL’s third-place match Tuesday.
Next: No. 4 Wingate (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)
No. 6 Fordham Prep (11-9)
The Rams knocked off Stepinac last Tuesday and will now compete against the best from Long Island and Buffalo in the CHSAA duals this weekend at Chaminade.
Next: CHSAA State Duals @ Chaminade (Saturday, TBA)
No. 7 Horace Mann (14-3)
After handily defeating Ivy League rival Poly Prep, Horace Mann knocked off Curtis and Putnam Valley before falling to No. 5 Eagle Academy in the Horace Mann Duals Friday.
Next: Trinity (Wednesday, 4 p.m.)
No. 8 Petrides (10-2)
Petrides defeated Townsend Harris, 61-21, but then fell to Grand Street Campus, 60-18, in the PSAL quarterfinals. The Panthers rallied from that disappointment to take second place in the Wingate Martin Luther King Invitational Monday.
No. 9 James Madison (13-5)
The Golden Knights knocked off Bryant, 48-36, in a preliminary match, but lost a heartbreaker to Eagle Academy in the PSAL quarterfinals, 51-33.
No. 10 Poly Prep (1-1)
The Blue Devils fell to Horace Mann, 55-24, last Wednesday in Bay Ridge.
Next: @ Hackley (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 11 St. Joseph by the Sea (13-3)
The Vikings put a disappointing loss to Monsignor Farrell behind them to defeat Xavier, 49-27, to end the regular season with a win.
No. 12 FDR (9-2)
The Cougars fell to Brooklyn rival James Madison, 47-30, in a PSAL playoff tiebreaker.
No. 13 Cardozo (10-1)
The Judges went undefeated to capture the PSAL Queens South division title and knocked off Newtown, 51-30, to reach the city quarterfinals where they would fall to defending champion Brooklyn Tech.
No. 14 Tottenville (8-3)
The Pirates were upset by Eagle Academy, 45-42, in the PSAL playoff preliminary round.
No. 15 Bryant (10-1)
The Owls first loss of the season came at the worst time as they were knocked out of the PSAL playoffs by James Madison, 48-36, in the preliminary round.