5. John Carroll
Last season: 22-4, No. 7
Postseason: 5th in MIAA, 9th in MIS
Outlook: The Patriots return five All-Americans in seniors Scott Strappelli (132) and George Weber (138), as well as sophomores Zach Dwyer (120), Hunter Ritter (170) and Christian Almony (152). Their strength will be the level of experience and depth in the lower and middle weight classes.
6. South River
Coach: John Klessinger
Last season: 29-3, unranked
Postseason: 32nd in 4A-3A state tournament, 4A-3A East region duals semifinalist
Outlook: Seven seniors and nine starters return, including twins Austin (126) and Collin Alley (132), as well as Anthony Rossi (195). Offseason work is paying off and team energy is high, leading Klessinger to hope the Seahawks will make an impact heading into the state tournament this season.
7. Owings Mills
Coach: Guy Pritzker
Last season: 23-2, No. 8
Postseason: 6th in 2A-1A state tournament, duals runner-up
Outlook: The Eagles' 2011 season looked like a repeat of 2010 as they finished with 23 wins for the second consecutive year. This year could be as good -- or better -- for Owings Mills as they return nine regional or state place finishers, led by senior transfer Antwan Reddick (145) and senior Demetrius Johnson (152), a 2011 state champion.
Coach: Ron Causey
Last season: 23-6, unranked
Postseason: 31st in 4A-3A state tournament, 4A-3A North region duals runner-up