Varsity Sports Network’s Wrestling Top 20 poll – Week 8

1. McDonogh School (Record: 10-0; Last week’s ranking: No. 1)
Last week: The Eagles beat St. Vincent Pallotti in MIAA league action and a match against Don Bosco of New Jersey was cancelled.  

2. John Carroll School (22-1; No. 2)

Last week: The Patriots won the Cavalier Duals over host and No. 3 Archbishop Spalding.

3. Archbishop Spalding (21-2, No. 3)
Last week: The Cavaliers lost to second-ranked John Carroll School in the finals of the Cavalier Duals.

4. Winters Mill (16-2; No. 4)
Last week: The Falcons cruised by Liberty in a much-anticipated Carroll County showdown and sit atop the league at 5-0. 

5. River Hill (23-3; No. 5)
Last week: The Hawks won the 19-team Franklin Invitational and toppled league rival Reservoir.

6. Owings Mills (12-3; No. 6)
Last week: The Eagles finished second to No. 5 River Hill at the Franklin Invitational.

7. South River (17-3; No. 7)
Last week: The Seahawks beat Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel action and finished third at Archbishop Spalding’s Cavalier Duals.

8. Glenelg (12-0; No. 8)
Last week: The Gladiators defated Long Reach and Wilde Lake in Howard County. 

9. Bel Air (14-1; No. 10) 
Last week: The Bobcats finished third in the Battle of the Bay Tournament behind Good Counsel and Winters Mill. 

10.  Fallston (10-2; No. 11)
Last week: The Cougars dropped Patterson Mill in the UCBAC. 

11. Hereford (17-2; No. 14)
Last week: The Bulls continued an impressive run by finishing third at the Franklin Invitational.

12. Wilde Lake (13-4; No. 12)
Last week: The Wildecats beat long Reach but lost to No. 8 Glenelg in Howard County.
13. Arundel (11-3; No. 20)
Last week: The Wildcats took down Northeast in Anne Arundel league action and finished fifth at the Cavalier Duals.
14. Mount St. Joseph (7-2; No. 15) 
Last week: The Gaels knocked off a surging Loyola squad in the MIAA and placed sixth at the Cavalier Duals.
15.  Loyola Blakefield (8-4; No. 9)
Last week: The Dons fell to then No. 15 Mount St. Joseph in a key MIAA matchup and finished seventh at the Cavalier Duals.
16. Liberty (10-5; No. 17)
Last week: The Lions fell to Winters Mill in a key Carroll County meet.
17. North Carroll (16-6; not ranked)
Last week: The Panthers beat rival and then-No. 16 South Carroll in Carroll County action.
18. Boys’ Latin School (5-1; not ranked)
Last week: The Lakers enter the poll after beating Glenelg Country School and then-No. 13 Gilman. 

19. Reservoir (7-3; No. 19)
Last week: The Gators beat Howard in a league dual meet but fell to fifth-ranked River Hill.

20. Gilman School (5-2; No. 13)
Last week: The Greyhounds lost to Boys’ Latin School and defeated St. Vincent Pallotti.