The New Jersey Wrestling Writers Association Top 20 poll will appear every Wednesday in The Press of Atlantic City.

The newly formed association features 17 high school wrestling writers, including The Press' John O'Kane, from across the state.

Each of the writers casts a weekly Top 20 ballot. Points are awarded to teams in descending order with 20 points going to the No. 1 team and one point to the No. 20 team on each ballot. Teams are ranked according to that point system and based on the total number of votes they receive from the association's 17 members.

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Here's a look at this week NJWWA Top 20 rankings.

School Record Pts

1. South Plainfield (17) 9-0 340

2. Bound Brook 11-1 315

3. Bergen Catholic 4-1 297

4. Brick Memorial 9-0 292

5. Phillipsburg 5-0 285

6. St. Peter’s Prep 2-1 226

7. Southern Regional 2-1 224

8. Delbarton 2-1 218

9. Jackson Memorial 7-0 203

10. Camden Catholic 1-0 191

11. Kittatinny 8-1 177

12. Howell 7-1 144

13. High Point 6-3 140

14. Warren Hills 8-3 128

15. Timber Creek 3-3 97

16. Delsea 10-0 80

17. Toms River South 7-1 69

18. Don Bosco Prep 1-3 54

19. Long Branch 2-2 50

20. Hunterdon Central 5-0 21

(local teams in bold)

Others receiving votes: St. Joseph Montvale 9, Watchung Hills 5, North Hunterdon 5.

NJWWA voting members (in alphabetical order): Bob Behre (Trenton Times); Donald J. Brower (MorrisCountyHSWrestling.com); Patrick Buganski (The Mat Pack); Frank D’Esposito (TheShoreConference.com); Steve Falk (Asbury Park Press of Neptune and Hitting the Mats); Brian Fortner (Express-Times); Harry Frezza (Courier News of Bridgewater); Joe Hofmann (Daily Record of Parsippany); Louie Lazzari (New Jersey Wrestling Historian); John Lewis (Burlington County Times); Ron Mazzola (On the Mat); Tom McGuirk (Daily Journal of Vineland); John O’Kane (Press of Atlantic City); Anthony Spaulding (New Jersey Herald); Greg Tufaro (Home News Tribune of East Brunswick); Mike Weilamann (Open Mike); Joe Zedalis (Trenton Times)

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