The New Jersey Wrestling Coaches Association has released its final 2015-2016 coaches top 25 rankings.

Bergen Catholic, which captured its fifth straight NJSIAA Non-Public title and is ranked No. 4 in the nation by InterMat, expectedly finished the season as the No. 1 team in New Jersey. Group III champion South Plainfield grabbed the No. 2 spot, followed by Group III runner-up Delsea.

Group V champion Southern comes in at No. 4. The Rams only loss of the season came to Delsea. Southern owns a victory at Group IV champion Phillipsburg, which rounds out the top five. Christian Brothers Academy, Howell and Jackson Memorial are the other Shore Conference teams that finished the season ranked.

2015-2016 NJWCA Final Top 25

1. Bergen Catholic (15-2)

2. South Plainfield (28-2)

3. Delsea (23-1)

4. Southern (16-1)

5. Phillipsburg (17-3)

6. Delbarton (12-5)

7. Don Bosco Prep (10-4)

8. St. Augustine Prep (16-6)

9. Clearview (18-3)

10. Paramus (20-4)

11. Paulsboro (18-1)

12. Emerson-Park Ridge (23-2)

13. Christian Brothers Academy (15-5)

14. Kittatinny (18-2)

15. Howell (26-5)

16. Delaware Valley (20-5)

17. Clifton (21-5)

18. Hunterdon Central (18-4)

19. DePaul (15-2)

20. Roxbury (14-1)

21. Jackson Memorial (15-6)

22. Collingswood (21-6)

23. Old Tappan (18-5)

24. Old Bridge (16-4)

25. Queen of Peace (14-1)

 

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