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National Girls High School early season team rankings released: Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) is No. 1, Harrison (Ohio) is No. 2

by USA Wrestling, FloWrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

2023-24 Wyoming Seminary girls wrestling team. (Photo by Wyoming Seminary)

The committee which selects the National Girls High School Rankings for individual athletes, which includes representation from USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, kicks off the 2023-24 season with its early season team ranking.


This ranking includes public and private schools at the high school level from all states, including states with official girls state championship events as well as those with unofficial girls state championships.


For the early season rankings, the committee selected the Top 40 high school teams in the nation and added 25 teams with honorable mention.


The top team at the end the 2022-23 season remains in the No. 1 position for the start of the 2023-24 season, Wyoming Seminary (Pa.). The winner of the 2023 Prep National Championships, Wyoming Seminary has 11 nationally ranked individuals in its program. Starting at No. 2 is Harrison (Ohio), the 2023 Ohio state champion. Harrison started its season with a victory in the respected Women of Ironmen Tournament in Ohio, which featured numerous ranked teams and individuals.


Coming in at No. 3 is traditional power Toppenish (Wash.), the 2023 Washington 1B/2B/1A/2A state champion and last year’s No. 2 ranked program. Toppenish recently won the Kennewick Lioness Tournament in Washington. No. 4 is SLAM Academy (Nev.) which has its most powerful team, including four nationally ranked athletes. The No. 5 team is Liberty (Ariz.), the 2023 Arizona state champion which won the Coyote Open in Arizona last week.


The No. 6 team is Westlake (Utah), the 2023 Utah 6A state champions, which won the Thor Girl Tournament in the early season. At No. 7 is Matanzas (Fla.), the 2023 Florida state champions. Holding No. 8 is Cleveland (Tenn.), the 2023 Tennessee state champion, which won the Beat Down Tournament among other strong early season performances. Claiming No. 9 is Allen (Texas), the 2023 Texas 6A champions, which won the rugged Texas Women’s Classic last week. Rounding out the top 10 is Bixby (Okla.), which has competed well in tournaments in Oklahoma and Ohio and is one of three Oklahoma programs in the top 13 of the national rankings.


There are 33 states represented in this national early-season ranking, with four states having four different teams in the rankings: California, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.


The committee will have three more team rankings this season, in January, February and the final rankings in March.


In order to grow this program, we need more input from coaches, parents, administrators, journalists and fans to have the strongest and most accurate rankings possible. If you believe your team should be ranked, please provide information to the committee.


If there is a team which should be considered for a national ranking and is not on this list, send us the following information.

  1. Contact information for the head coach of the girls team
  2. The team’s projected starting lineup, with result information on the expected starters and their year in school (senior, junior, sophomore, freshman, etc.)
  3. The team’s schedule for the year
  4. Updates on the team so far this the season, and regular updates as the season progresses

Please send all information via email to girlsrankings@usawrestling.org


The long-term goal of the committee and others involved is to strengthen the existing multi-state competitions and develop more large multi-state competitions during the season, where nationally ranked teams and other strong programs can come together to challenge each other. This will also help to better promote the best teams and best athletes in the nation.

The next National Girls High School individual rankings will be published in January

EARLY SEASON NATIONAL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM RANKINGS

Published December 14, 2023

Rank/Team (State) (final ranking for 2022-23)

1. Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) (1)

2. Harrison High School (Ohio) (6)

3. Toppenish High School (Wash.) (2)

4. SLAM Academy (Nev.) (18)

5. Liberty High School (Ariz.) (4)

6. Westlake High School (Utah) (7)

7. Matanzas High School (Fla.) (13)

8. Cleveland High School (Tenn.) (14)

9. Allen High School (Texas) (10)

10. Bixby High School (Okla.) (28)

11. Union High School (Okla.) (15)

12. Lebanon High School (Mo.) (4)

13. Edmond North High School (Okla.) (33)

14. Penn High School (Ind.) (12)

15. Marina High School (Calif.) (5)

16. Waverly-Shell Rock High School (Iowa) (20)

17. Bettendorf High School (Iowa) (NR)

18. Apple Valley High School (Minn.) (NR)

19. Washburn Rural High School (Kansas) (31)

20. Olentangy Orange High School (Ohio) (32)

21. Chatfield High School (Colo.) (9)

22. Pierre T.F. Riggs High School (S.D.) (HM)

23. Bismarck High School (N.D.) (HM)

24. Nixa High School (Mo.) (NR)

25. Lubbock Cooper High School (Texas) (NR)

26. Canon-McMillan High School (Pa.), (21)

27. Searcy High School (Ark.) (35) 

28. Sunnyside High School (Ariz.), (HM)

29. Billings Senior High School (Montana) (HM)

30. Blair Academy (N.J.) (NR)

31. Valiant College Prep (Ariz.) (HM)

32. Daphne High School (Ala.) (HM)

33. Montgomery Central High School (Tenn.) (NR)

34. Moanalua High School (Hawaii) (8)

35. Hernando High School (Fla.) (NR)

36. Bishop McCort High School (Pa.) (29)

37. Northview High School (Calif.) (NR)

38. Orlando Freedom High School (Fla.) (36)

39. Uintah High School (Utah) (24)

40. Northwest High School (Tenn.) (NR)


Honorable Mention (alphabetical)

Azle High School (Texas) (NR)

Bemidji High School (Minn.) (39)

Broken Arrow High School (Okla.) (NR)

Clarksville High School (Tenn.) (NR)

Curtis High School (Wash.) (NR)

Cypress Ranch High School (Texas) (NR)

Decorah High School (Iowa) (NR)

Discovery Canyon High School (Colo.) (19)

Eagle High School (Idaho) (25)

East Hardy High School (W.Va.) (HM)

Gilroy High School (Calif.) (NR)

Grantsville High School (Utah) (HM)

Jackson Memorial High School (N.J.) (30)

Liberty High School (Mo.) (NR)

Minisink Valley High School (N.Y.) (NR)

Mt. Blue High School (Maine) (HM)

North Pole High School (Alaska) (NR)

Phillips Andover Academy (Mass.) (HM)

Pomona High School (Colo.) (NR)

Reed High School (Nev.) (17)

Rogers High School (Ark.) (NR)

Schaumberg High School (Ill.)  (NR)

Shawnee Heights High School (Kansas) (NR)

Taylor County High School (Ky.) (HM)

Walnut High School (Calif.) (27)

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