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  1. 15 points
    Fletcher

    College wrestlers getting married

    Team Bar Lizards here
  2. 12 points
    Mphillips

    Tom Brands tests positive

    Ryan doesn't do vaccinations. OSU is immune. All prayed away.
  3. 11 points
    PSUSMC

    Lack of nicknames

    Gable Steveson already has the name "Gable Steveson", so that doesn't work for Spencer...
  4. 11 points
    I saw this first and thought it was your predicted score. I also thought it was reasonable.
  5. 10 points
    VakAttack

    Ferrari Predictions

    He called him AJ Ford Focus which is objectively funny. Great way to win the internet. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. 8 points
  7. 7 points
    Plasmodium

    Kyle "The Lion Tamer" Dake

    Over/under on number of times he complains to the officials is 6. I'll take the over.
  8. 7 points
    GoNotQuietly

    Tsabolov to wrestle for Serbia

    Personally, I feel exactly the opposite. If we have the three best gymnasts, China has the three best divers, and Russia has the three best wrestlers, those are the nine people I want to see with medals. Best of the best regardless of country of origin.
  9. 7 points
    Guess Cael is finally gonna have to break down and put Seth Nevillls number in his phone....
  10. 7 points
    KCMO2

    Willie "Petty" Saylor

    I'll apologize in advance for making this sound political, but just making an observation. When the former president of the United States gets (got) on Twitter and name calls, and rants, and attacks others, with seemingly no repercussions, then it sort of makes that type of behavior seem more acceptable to some (which it is not).
  11. 7 points
    Gantry

    Michigan Natty Chances

    Amine and Micic are both already qualified for the Olympics, so no need for them to attend a qualifier.
  12. 7 points
    Getting married in your early twenties is a pretty healthy decision. The modern idea that we should extend our adolescence in our mid 30s is not a recipe for a happy life.
  13. 6 points
    Last one. Hope you guys have enjoyed them. Brackets 125 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Spencer Lee (IOWA) (4-0, 3-0 BIG): 1 CR, 1 WS #2 Liam Cronin (NEB) (7-1, 4-1 BIG): 7 CR, 10 WS #3 Malik Heinselman (OSU) (7-1, 6-1 BIG): 13 CR, 20 WS #4 Dylan Ragusin (MICH) (4-1, 2-0 BIG): 12 CR, 15 WS #5 Eric Barnett (WIS) (5-2, 2-2 BIG): 19 CR, 11 WS #6 Patrick McKee (MINN) (6-3, 5-3 BIG): 10 CR, 18 WS #7 Rayvon Foley (MSU) (4-3, 1-3 BIG): 14 CR, 7 WS #8 Devin Schroder (PUR) (6-3, 3-3 BIG): 11 CR, 9 WS #9 Michael DeAugustino (NW) (3-1, 1-1 BIG): 8 CR, 15 WS #10 Justin Cardini (ILL) (2-6, 2-6 BIG): 16 CR, 34 WS #11 Robbie Howard (PSU) (2-1, 1-1 BIG): 26 WS #12 Brock Hudkins (IND) (0-2, 0-2 BIG): 20 CR, 33 WS #13 Nic Aguilar (RUT) (0-4, 0-4 BIG): 29 CR, 41 WS #14 Zach Spence (MD) (0-5, 0-3 BIG): 50 WS Notes: Lee is the obvious #1. Cronin is #w with his only loss to Lee. He has only three wins against the big mashed-up tier but in three other duals he wrestled and the other team’s starters didn’t. Heinselman #3. He only lost 1-0 to Schroeder for his only defeat. He also wrestled against Michigan when they sent out McHenry. That is why he is ahead of Ragusin at #4. DeAustino, McKee, Schroder, Foley, Cardini, and Barnett are the next tier that will fill 5-10 as they have all beaten each other. McKee is 4-1 against this group so my initial thought was him fifth. However, he got destroyed by Barnett and Barnett is 5-2 with his only loss in the group being 3-1 versus Cardini. So Barnett is #5 and McKee follows at #6. I was between Foley and Schroder for #7/8. I went Foley #7 who I think is just coming on right now since he beat Schroder 10-4. Schroder follows at #8. DeAugustino has just one loss but missed two duals in this grouping so that hurt his case and he is #9. Cardini has the win against Barnett but is just 1-3 overall against this tier and 2-6 on the year for only overall losing record of the grouping so he will be my #10 seed. I think Howard is better than his seed but he is #11 to me with the only winning record among the bottom four. He just doesn’t have the win against any of the top 10. I went Hudkins at #12 if he comes back. He lost by just two to Cardini and Ragusin but missed duals and doesn’t have any wins. I think Moran would get seeded the same if he goes for Indiana. I will go Aguilar #13 since he does have the coaches rank but he is 0-4 on the year. Spence is #14. 133 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) (6-0, 4-0 BIG): 1 CR, 3 WS #2 Austin DeSanto (IOWA) (5-0, 3-0 BIG): 2 CR, 2 WS #3 Sammy Alvarez (RUT) (3-0, 3-0 BIG): 4 CR, 5 WS #4 Lucas Byrd (ILL) (7-1, 4-1 BIG): 13 CR, 22 WS #5 Chris Cannon (NW) (5-0, 3-0 BIG): 14 CR, 12 WS #6 Boo Dryden (MINN) (5-4, 3-4 BIG): 21 CR, 27 WS #7 Jack Medley (MICH) (5-3, 2-0 BIG): 32 WS #8 Jordan Decatour (OSU) (6-4, 4-4 BIG): 20 CR, 26 WS #9 Kyle Burwick (WIS) (3-4, 1-4 BIG): 55 WS #10 Jake Rundell (PUR) (3-4, 2-4 BIG): 36 WS #11 Tucker Sjomeling (NEB) (3-3, 1-2 BIG): 33 WS #12 Jordan Hamdan (MSU) (3-4, 2-3 BIG): 46 WS #13 Kyle Luigs (IND) (1-6, 1-4 BIG): 51 WS #14 Jackson Cockrell (MD) (0-8, 0-7 BIG): 71 WS Notes: I just feel like Micic is out for some reason. I am not completely convinced that it won’t be Ragusin at this weight instead of Medley. Bravo-Young, DeSanto, Cannon, and Alvarez are all undefeated. Cannon missed the PSU dual so he is out for top spot. I will go with the coaches ranking and put Bravo-Young #1. He and DeSanto don’t have any common opponents and he has the most recent win. DeSanto #2, more dominant than Alvarez. #3 is between Alvarez, Byrd, and Cannon. I will go Alvarez #3 on coaches ranking. #4 is between Byrd and Cannon. Cannon is undefeated but he missed all the top duals, including Illinois where Byrd pinned the guy they sent out so Byrd is #4. Cannon comes in at #5 as he and Medley are the only undefeated people against the remaining field but Medley took a loss to Garcia of Indiana. Dryden is #6 as he defeated everybody below him. Decatour has a slightly better coaches rank but took a loss to Medley. Medley and Decatour for #7. Medley lost to Garcia of Indiana where I have Luigs starting but he did beat Decatour 6-4 and Decatour has the only coaches ranking on remaining on the board so they go #7 and #8 favoring Medley in head-to-head. Luigs still has losses to Hamdan and Rundell which is why he is not in the mix yet. I have Rundell at #9. Burwick and Rundell are the only undefeated people against the remaining field for #9. They are both 3-4 overall with Rundell at two wins against starters to just one for Burwick but Rundell didn’t wrestle in the WIS/PUR dual and Burwick defeated Cummings 8-0 so Burwick is #9. That eliminates the only remaining loss for Sjomeling of Nebraska who just entered the lineup. They both beat Hamdan (10-4 for Sjomeling and 5-1 for Rundell) as the only common opponent. I will give #10 to Rundell just because Nebraska was so late deciding a starter and has less body of work. Sjomeling follows at #11. He beat Hamdan and Thomsen (NEB) beat Indiana and Maryland in the dual. Hamdan is #12 as he has wins against both Luigs and Cockrell. Luigs pinned Cockrell so he is #13 and Cockrell at #14. 141 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Jaydin Eierman (IOWA) (5-0, 5-0 BIG): 1 CR, 1 WS #2 Nick Lee (PSU) (6-0, 3-0 BIG): 2 CR, 3 WS #3 Sebastian Rivera (RUT) (4-0, 3-0 BIG): 3 CR, 2 WS #4 Chad Red (NEB) (8-1, 6-1 BIG): 5 CR, 4 WS #5 Dylan Duncan (ILL) (4-2, 3-2 BIG): 13 CR, 16 WS #6 Marcos Polanco (MINN) (5-4, 4-4 BIG): 20 CR, 29 WS #7 Anthony Echemendia (OSU) (4-1, 2-1 BIG): 44 WS #8 Drew Mattin (MICH) (3-3, 2-2 BIG): 19 CR, 21 WS #9 Parker Filius (PUR) (3-5, 2-4 BIG): 28 CR, 34 WS #10 Danny Bertoni (MD) (2-6, 1-5 BIG): 48 WS #11 Cayden Rooks (IND) (2-6, 2-4 BIG): 45 WS #12 Matt Santos (MSU) (3-2, 0-2 BIG): 49 WS #13 Colin Valdiviez (NW) (2-5, 1-4 BIG): 69 WS #14 Dominic Dentino (WIS) (0-7, 0-5 BIG): 59 WS Notes: Lee, Eierman, and Rivera are all undefeated. I will just lean on the coaches ranking here and go Eierman #1 as he has no common opponents with either but did have the best win versus Red. Lee has the coaches ranking for #2 with Rivera to follow at #3. Red, Echemendia, and Mattin are all undefeated against the remaining field but Echemendia has missed too many duals and Mattin lost to D’Emilio. Duncan joins the undefeated group after the result to Red comes off. Duncan and Echemendia have only Eierman as a common opponent but too many missed duals continues to haunt Echemendia, plus Pucino the Illinois backup beat D’Emilio in a dual so I would assume Duncan does the same. Polanco becomes undefeated against remaining group. He and Echemendia are actually pretty close but he has wrestled all year and is slightly more dominant in common opponents to secure #6 seed. That frees up Filius to be undefeated against the remaining field but he took a loss to D’Emilio which I know isn’t the same as losing to Echemendia but it is the best I got so Echemendia is #7 and really his only loss is to Eierman. Filius and Mattin are now undefeated against the remaining field and have the only coaches rankings. The only common opponent is D’Emilio who beat Mattin 6-5 and D'Emilio won 12-4 vs. Filius. Mattin also has the edge in coaches ranking for the #8 seed. The leaves Filius and Bertoni unbeaten at the table. Filius has the coaches rankings and beat Rooks worse and lost closer to Polanco in the only common opponents. Bertoni is #10 as the only undefeated guy against the bottom five with a 6-1 win against Rooks. Rooks is #11 with wins against Santos and Valdiviez. Interesting that Rooks did lose to Enriquez (MSU) in extras but won the dual. Valdiviez has a 14-9 win over Dentino. Both lost close to Rooks in only common opponent. Santos at #12 just because he does have the winning record in limited action. Head-to-head dictates Valdiviez #13 and Dentino #14. 149 lbs. – 7 qualifiers #1 Sammy Sasso (OSU) (9-0, 8-0 BIG): 1 CR, 2 WS #2 Max Murin (IOWA) (4-1, 2-1 BIG): 5 CR, 5 WS #3 Mike Carr (ILL) (5-2, 3-2 BIG): 8 CR, 14 WS #4 Griffin Parriott (PUR) (4-0, 3-0 BIG): 9 CR, 24 WS #5 Kanen Storr (MICH) (4-2, 1-2 BIG): 7 CR, 9 WS #6 Yahya Thomas (NW) (6-2, 3-2 BIG): 11 CR, 18 WS #7 Ridge Lovett (NEB) (5-0, 1-0 BIG): 21 WS #8 Mike VanBrill (RUT) (1-3, 1-3 BIG): 21 CR, 29 WS #9 Michael Blockhus (MINN) (5-4, 3-3 BIG): 26 CR, 23 WS #10 Graham Rooks (IND) (2-2, 1-2 BIG): 17 CR, 26 WS #11 Peyton Omania (MSU) (3-4, 1-4 BIG): 45 WS #12 Beau Bartlett (PSU) (7-1, 1-1 BIG): 35 WS #13 Drew Scharenbrock (WIS) (2-5, 0-4 BIG): 24 CR, 40 WS #14 Hunter Baxter (MD) (1-7, 0-4 BIG): 68 WS Notes: Sasso, Lovett, and Parriott are all undefeated but the later two in lighter work and Sasso has the top coaches ranking for #1 seed. Murin’s only loss is to Sasso and he beat Nebraska in the varsity dual while Lovett wrestled extra matches and Parriott did not wrestle at all that dual so Murin is #2. Carr now moves to undefeated against the field. He and Parriott are back-to-back in coaches rankings and have no common opponents but again Parriott missed this dual so Carr is #3. Coaches ranking backs that choice up. Purdue still has outstanding losses to NW and Minn. Storr has the loss to Omania who has two other losses on the board. I think Parriott/Storr end up 4/5. Parriott beat Omania so I will give him #4 as I think Storr falls a little from the weekend but does have a win against VanBrill, albeit in TB, so he is not a guarantee for this spot. Sixth through tenth is between Lovett, Thomas, Blockhus, Rooks, and Van Brill. Lovett is still undefeated but Thomas beat Hardy (NEB) in the dual while Blockhus lost to Hardy. I will go with Blockhus even though he has a 3-2 loss vs. Blockhus as Blockhus lost to Van Brill. Thomas has the strongest record overall. I will take Lovett off at #7 seed. Van Brill beat Blockus 10-5 but that was his only win of the year. Still he takes #8. Blockhus is #9 since he does have the win against Thomas. Rooks has a higher coaches ranking than the previous three but doesn’t have a win above him to justify higher and has wrestled in just four duals this year so he is #10. His best win is probably Verkleeran. Omania #11 with the win over Storr. He would be higher but took big losses to Blockhus, Lovett, and Parriott. I think Bartlett’s 7-1 record finally comes off here as Scharenbrock has a coaches ranking but lost to Gardner. If Bartlett gets a coaches ranking in the next poll that could signal him possibly being higher as his only loss is to #1 Sasso but he just doesn’t have a real high quality signature win. That leaves Baxter at 1-7 with his only win in extra matches against Minnesota. 157 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Ryan Deakin (NW) (3-0, 2-0 BIG): 2 WS #2 Kaleb Young (IOWA) (3-0, 3-0 BIG): 4 CR, 7 WS #3 Brady Berge (PSU) (5-0, 4-0 BIG): 9 CR, 9 WS #4 Brayton Lee (MINN) (7-2, 6-2 BIG): 5 CR, 5 WS #5 Kendall Coleman (PUR) (8-1, 5-1 BIG): 6 CR, 6 WS #6 Will Lewan (MICH) (5-1, 4-1 BIG): 7 CR, 11 WS #7 Chase Saldate (MSU) (4-3, 2-3 BIG): 22 CR, 25 WS #8 Garret Model (WIS) (3-4, 3-4 BIG): 23 CR, 33 WS #9 Robert Kanniard (RUT) (1-3, 1-3 BIG): 27 CR, 22 WS #10 Elijah Cleary (OSU) (4-6, 2-6 BIG): 28 CR, 30 WS #11 Caleb Licking (NEB) (3-4, 2-3 BIG): 45 WS #12 Michael Doetsch (MD) (2-3, 0-2 BIG): 51 WS #13 Matt Ortiz (IND) (1-4, 0-4 BIG): 58 WS #14 Johnny Mologousis (ILL) (1-6, 0-5 BIG): 64 WS Notes: Deakin, Young, and Berge are all undefeated at this weight. I think Deakin is #1 just based on past credentials as none of them have a ton of matches. Deakin is also healthy with a 12-0 win over Brayton Lee and TF vs. Model. I think Young is #2 as he and Berge don’t have any common opponents and Young has a top 5 win against Lee while Berge’s best is against seventh-ranked Lewan. Berge also missed last postseason so not as many returning credentials. Third seed between Lee and Berge is interesting. Lee has the better coaches ranking and two losses, but more returning credentials. Berge is undefeated and does have a major against Model who Lee beat 11-7. I will go with Berge as he beat everybody in front of him but I don’t feel confident about that. Lee and Lewan for fourth seed. No common opponents but Lee has the win against Coleman, a better coaches ranking (Lewan will fall slightly), and his losses are to the top two. Coleman and Lewan are also tight and the common opponents don’t really separate them. Coleman had the better coaches ranking already before Lewan’s loss so I will Coleman #5 and Lewan #6. Those quarterfinal matches almost make me wonder if they won’t want Berge/Coleman and Lewan/Lee in the quarterfinals just so they don’t repeat the regular season but you really can’t seed like that I guess. Model, Saldate, Kannaird are all undefeated against the remaining field. They all beat Cleary and Saldate secures #7 with the most convincing win against a ranked opponent and his overall winning record and other similar common opponents. Nothing in the results separates Model and Kanniard to me but 3-4 vs. 1-3 does plus the coaches rank leans Model for #8. Kanniard’s coaches rank and win over a ranked Cleary keeps him at #9 despite Licking defeating all remaining opponents. Clearly is #10 as he has the coaches ranking and is much more competitive against Licking’s common opponents. Licking is #11 with wins against Ortiz and Doetsch although he lost to Mayfield and they both won. I go head-to-head first plus the better overall record. Mologusis also lost to Mayfield to keep him below Licking. Ortiz and Doetsch have Licking and Mayfield as the only common opponents. Ortiz had the more dominant victory but he missed the dual against Maryland where Doetsch beat Kervin (who may go for Indiana) so Doetsch is #12. Oritz is #13, and Mologuisis #14. 165 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Alex Marinelli (IOWA) (2-0, 2-0 BIG): 2 CR, 1 WS #2 Andrew Sparks (MINN) (8-1, 7-1 BIG): 15 CR, 11 WS #3 Danny Braunagel (ILL) (6-0, 4-0 BIG): 6 CR, 15 WS #4 Ethan Smith (OSU) (8-1, 7-1 BIG): 8 CR, 9 WS #5 Cameron Amine (MICH) (5-1, 5-1 BIG): 19 CR, 17 WS #6 Peyton Robb (NEB) (6-3, 4-3 BIG): 18 CR, 12 WS #7 Joe Lee (PSU) (4-2, 3-2 BIG): 12 CR, 14 WS #8 Gerrit Nijenhuis (PUR) (5-3, 2-3 BIG): 33 CR, 51 WS #9 Nicholas South (IND) (3-5, 3-5 BIG): 25 CR, 29 WS #10 Jacob Tucker (MSU) (3-4, 2-4 BIG): 21 WS #11 Jonathan Spadafora (MD) (1-7, 1-7 BIG): 37 WS #12 David Ferrante (NW) (1-6, 1-6 BIG): 60 WS #13 Joshua Otto (WIS) (0-5, 0-5 BIG): 62 WS #14 Brett Donner (RUT) (0-3, 0-3 BIG): 40 WS Notes: Braunagel and Marinelli are both undefeated and you wonder how many matches you need before getting punished. However, Braunagel missed the Minnesota dual and Marinelli has a win against Sparks so Marinelli is #1. He will drop out of the coaches ranking this week though if that factors into anybody’s thinking. Sparks’ only loss is to Marinelli and Braunagel missed that dual so Sparks #2 seed for me even though Braunagel was a little more dominant against common opponents and I would expect him to win. Braunagel is no worse off as #3 seed and only undefeated guy against the remaining field. At 4/5 seeds, Smith and Robb are now undefeated against the remaining field but Smith has a top 10 coaches rank and just one loss to give him #4 seed. Amine and Robb for fifth seed and different common opponents favor each. They are back-to-back in coaches ranking with a slight edge to Robb but I will go Amine #5 because he has just the one loss and the highest ranked win over Joe Lee. Robb and Lee for sixth seed. Two common opponents favor Robb but nothing drastic. However, that is the best we have to put Robb at #6. Lee is #7 seed as the only remaining undefeated against field (minus Donner who is 0-3 on the year and 0-0 vs. the remaining field). For eight through ten, Nijenhuis pinned South, Tucker beat Nijenhaus 3-1, and South beat Tucker 5-0. Nijenhuis gets #8 seed as he has the pin, a winning record, and a coaches ranking. South's coaching record was better but that was before he got pinned by Nijenhuis. South has the last coaches ranking remaining and he beat Tucker so he is #9. Tucker follows at #10 seed with the best record remaining and the only undefeated against remaining field. Spadafora and Ferrante have the only other wins in the conference and Spadafora’s came 11-3 over Ferrante so he is #11 seed. Ferrante is #12 seed. Although he doesn’t have a win, Otto wrestled both Smith and Sparks to two point decisions in the only common opponents so he is #13. Donner #14. 174 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Mikey Labriola (NEB) (8-0, 5-0 BIG): 3 CR, 4 WS #2 Michael Kemmerer (IOWA) (4-0, 4-0 BIG): 1 CR, 1 WS #3 Carter Starocci (PSU) (6-1, 5-1 BIG): 6 CR, 5 WS #4 Logan Massa (MICH) (5-1, 3-1 BIG): 2 CR, 2 WS #5 Kaleb Romero (OSU) (5-2, 4-2 BIG): 4 CR, 6 WS #6 Donnell Washington (IND) (6-2, 5-2 BIG): 8 CR, 13 WS #7 Jackson Turley (RUT) (3-1, 2-0 BIG): 19 CR, 30 WS #8 Jared Krattinger (WIS) (3-3, 3-3 BIG): 29 CR, 36 WS #9 Jake Allar (MINN) (5-4, 4-4 BIG): 24 CR, 35 WS #10 DJ Shannon (ILL) (2-4, 1-4 BIG): 32 CR, 37 WS #11 Drew Hughes (MSU) (2-4, 2-4 BIG): 26 CR, 31 WS #12 Emil Soehnlen (PUR) (2-7, 1-7 BIG): 34 WS #13 Troy Fisher (NW) (1-7, 1-5 BIG): 48 WS #14 Phillip Spadafora (MD) (1-7, 0-7 BIG): 46 WS Notes: The precedent was set last year and there are rumblings about it. I don’t care so much about the dual disparity but Labriola won the dual vs. Iowa so he is #1 over Kemmerer to me. Kemmerer #2 as the top coaches ranking. The rest of the top 10 coaches rank goes for third through sixth. Starocci #3 with wins over Massa and Romero to make up for the loss to Washington. Massa is #4 with his loss coming in tiebreaks to Starocci. He also wrestled vs. Ohio State and won 14-2 against the backup. Romero and Washington is actually closer in common opponents than I thought but Washington was pinned by Massa and Romero does have the better coaches ranking. Turley is #7 seed with highest coaches ranking on the board. Both he and Krattinger are undefeated against remaining field but Turley teched Allar who Krattinger beat 5-3. Turley was also slightly better against Soehnlen. Sitting behind Grello really keeps Turley from going any higher. Krattinger is #8 with wins against Allar, Shannon, and Soehnlen, the first two make up two of the other three in the coaches rankings. Allar is now the only undefeated against the field for #9 seed. Allar beat Shannon and Hughes who are the coaches rankings remaining. Hughes and Shannon did not meet and have identical records and are undefeated against remaining wrestlers. All three common opponent results slighty favor Shannon so he is #10 seed despite coaches rankings. Hughes follows at #11 with two wins against remaining three. Head-to-head sorts out last three as Soehnlen beat Fisher 3-1 and Fisher beat Spadafora 5-4. 184 lbs. – 8 qualifiers #1 Aaron Brooks (PSU) (6-0, 6-0 BIG): 2 CR, 1 WS #2 Layne Malczewski (MSU) (6-1, 5-1 BIG): 8 CR, 15 WS #3 Owen Webster (MINN) (5-2, 4-1 BIG): 9 CR, 21 WS #4 Chris Weiler (WIS) (4-2, 4-2 BIG): 7 CR, 7 WS #5 John Poznanski (RUT) (3-1, 2-1 BIG): 15 CR, 20 WS #6 Nelson Brands (IOWA) (3-2, 2-2 BIG): 13 CR, 17 WS #7 Taylor Venz (NEB) (4-2, 3-2 BIG): 11 CR, 5 WS #8 Max Lyon (PUR) (4-4, 3-4 BIG): 16 CR, 18 WS #9 Zach Braunagel (ILL) (4-4, 4-4 BIG): 12 CR, 19 WS #10 Rocky Jordan (OSU) (4-5, 3-5 BIG): 17 CR, 16 WS #11 Kyle Cochran (MD) (4-5, 1-5 BIG): 38 WS #12 Jaden Bullock (MICH) (2-3, 1-2 BIG): 26 WS #13 Jack Jessen (NW) (1-7, 1-4 BIG): 55 WS #14 Drayton Harris (IND) (0-7, 0-6 BIG): 69 WS Notes: Brooks is the obvious #1 seed as the only undefeated in the conference with the best rank. Second through 10 all have wins and losses amongst each other and are all ranked by the coaches. Of that group, Malczewski, Webster, Poznanski, and Weiler all have multiple wins and just one defeat so I lifted that grouping. Malczewski and Weiler both have no losses in that second tiebreak but Weiler also has no wins so MSU is #2. Webster is #3 seed with 6-4 win over Poznanski and he beat the Nebraska backup while Venz was out. Weiler is #4 over Poznaski as neither have wins in the group but Weiler has a much better coaches ranking. Poznanski follows at #5. Looking at the lower half of this tier, Venz and Brands have only winning records but Lyon is 2-1 against remaining group for only such winning record. Lyon also beat Brands and didn’t wrestle Venz but 3-4 against this total 2-10 group is too may losses so I will go Brands #6 as he was the only one remaining .500 or above against this entire group. Next up to me are Lyon and Venz. Lyon has a 3-4 record against the entire group which is the most wins. Venz is 1-1 against the group but has a 4-2 winning record overall. Venz also has the highest coaches ranking and was totally different after time off so he is #7 seed. The final three, Braunagel, Lyon, and Jordan are all 1-1 against each other. Lyon I am going to reward for his number of quality wins at #8. Braunagel and Jordan are similar but Braunagel has the coaches ranking for #9. Jordan is #10 with a 4-5 losing record. Of the bottom four, they all beat Harris so he is easily #14. Cochran wrestled for Maryland against both Northwestern and Michigan despite neither of his counterparts wrestling and won both so he is #11. Bullock is #12 as he teched Harris who Jessen beat just 3-2. Jessen #13. 197 lbs. – 6 qualifiers #1 Myles Amine (MICH) (3-0, 3-0 BIG): 1 WS #2 Eric Schultz (NEB) (8-0, 8-0 BIG): 1 CR, 7 WS #3 Jacob Warner (IOWA) (4-1, 3-1 BIG): 2 CR, 3 WS #4 Cameron Caffey (MSU) (5-2, 4-2 BIG): 6 CR, 4 WS #5 Michael Beard (PSU) (3-1, 3-1 BIG): 12 WS #6 Thomas Penola (PUR) (7-2, 6-2 BIG): 17 CR, 24 WS #7 Lucas Davison (NW) (3-1, 2-1 BIG): 11 CR, 14 WS #8 Matt Wrobleski (ILL) (5-3, 4-3 BIG): 22 CR, 38 WS #9 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) (4-5, 2-5 BIG): 23 CR, 29 WS #10 Billy Janzer (RUT) (2-2, 1-2 BIG): 25 CR, 23 WS #11 Garrett Jowles (MINN) (3-6, 2-6 BIG): 45 WS #12 Jaron Smith (MD) (1-6, 1-4 BIG): 34 WS #13 Nick Willham (IND) (2-6, 0-6 BIG): 47 WS #14 Andrew Salemme (WIS) (0-7, 0-6 BIG): 68 WS Notes: Schultz and Amine are both undefeated. I was hesitant to give Amine the #1 on lack of activity but then I remembered the Caffey match in the final weekend so Amine is #1. Amine won 11-6 vs. Caffey and Schultz won 6-5. Beard’s only loss is to Amine so he beaten the rest of the field he competed against but also does not have a signature win as Schultz is #2 seed. That now also makes Caffey undefeated against the field but Warner has the #3 seed behind his second coaches ranking. He was slightly more dominant than Caffey in common opponents. Caffey comes in at #4 with a top 10 coaches ranking although just two wins against ranked opponents. Beard, Davison, and Penola for #5 seed. Davison has the coaches ranking and Beard will debut this week. Beard was more dominant versus the only common opponent in Smith 15-4 vs. 5-1 so I gave Beard the #5 seed as he also pinned Hoffman who is ranked. Davison has an argument for fifth as he wrestled the Penn State dual when Hoffman did not and won. However, Penola wrestled the NW dual when Davison did not and won. Beard just has it on strength of victories but I don't feel overly confident about that sticking. Penola is #6 because of his three ranked wins. Davison if he comes back will be the #7 for me. #8 Wrobleski is 4-0 against the remaining opponents as the only undefeated with a 4-2 win against ranked Hoffman. Hoffman follows at #9 with his only remaining loss now off the table. Janzer #10 with no more losses remaining and the only coaches rank outstanding. Jowles is #11 seed with wins against Smith and Salemme. For final three, Smith beat Willham head-to-head even though he lost to Davison of Michigan who Willham beat so I went head-to-head. Then Willham over Salemme for #13 and #14 as Wisconsin is looking for its first win at the weight. 285 lbs. – 7 qualifiers #1 Gable Steveson (MINN) (9-0, 4-0 BIG): 1 CR, 1 WS #2 Mason Parris (MICH) (6-0, 4-0 BIG): 2 CR, 2 WS #3 Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) (4-1, 3-1 BIG): 3 CR, 4 WS #4 Luke Luffman (ILL) (6-2, 4-2 BIG): 8 CR, 16 WS #5 Christian Lance (NEB) (6-3, 4-3 BIG): 10 CR, 17 WS #6 Trent Hillger (WIS) (3-2, 2-2 BIG): 11 CR, 7 WS #7 Greg Kerkvliet (PSU) (2-0, 1-0 BIG): 22 WS #8 Tate Orndorff (OSU) (4-5, 4-4 BIG): 15 CR, 11 WS #9 Christian Rebottaro (MSU) (1-4, 1-3 BIG): 50 WS #10 Jared Florell (PUR) (1-1, 1-1 BIG): 52 WS #11 Rudy Streck (IND) (1-5, 1-3 BIG): 56 WS #12 Jack Heyob (NW) (1-4, 1-4 BIG): 60 WS #13 Christian Colucci (RUT) (0-2, 0-2 BIG): 30 WS #14 Garrett Kappes (MD) (0-5, 0-5 BIG): 69 WS Notes: Steveson, Parris, Cassioppi are a pretty common sense top three. Luffman is #4 seed as he and Kerkvliet are the only undefeateds but Kerkvliet has only wrestled Maryland. That seed also follows coaches rankings. Lance is next up for #5 seed and undefeated against all remaining wrestlers. Hillger and Kerkvliet at #6. This is interesting because Nevills won against Wisconsin but wrestled Christensen. If he had wrestled Hillger and won, I think Kerkvliet goes here as I don’t think you can ignore the PSU losses vs. Nevills but that result doesn’t exist. So I think Kerkvliet gets #7 which is worse draw for him with Parris in the quarterfinals instead of Cassioppi. Orndorff was also undefeated at the spot but Nevills beat him so that is why I slotted Kerkvliet where I did. It was close but Orndorff has an overall losing record and still gets #8 seed. Ninth through 14 is a mess if this is it. They have four total wins among six wrestlers. Rebottaro has a more dominant win than Florell against Streck. Heyob is also undefeated againast the bottom six with his only such result being a 2-1 win against Kappes. I just went Rebottaro #9 because he can score points. Florell vs. Heyob who are now undefeated against the bottom five. Florell beat Streck 6-2 in the final dual of the regular season. They don’t have any common opponents but Florell can score points so he is #10. Heyob (won 2-1 vs. Kappes) and Streck (w, 3-1 (OT) vs. Kappes) both have the same opponent for their only win. I will go Heyob because he won in regulation. Indiana also beat Northwestern at HWT in the dual but that was Bullock vs. Devine so not much help there. Colucci of Rutgers would easily be the ninth seed I feel if he wrestled a full year but that was not the case and he has no wins in just two duals. If he doesn’t go, there is a pretty good chance that whoever Rutgers sends could end up ninth seed. Boone McDermott seems like the other choice for Rutgers and he beat Traub 2-0 in extra matches. Kappes #14. Team Score (without bonus) 1. Iowa – 150 2. Penn State – 99 3. Michigan – 93.5 4. Nebraska – 89.5 5. Minnesota – 82.5 6. Ohio State – 66.5 7. Illinois – 61.5 8. Rutgers – 44 t-9. Northwestern – 42.5 t-9. Purdue – 42.5 11. Michigan State – 39.5 12. Wisconsin – 37.5 13. Indiana – 9.5 14. Maryland – 2 Penn State could make up ground with 125, 141, 149, and HWT being the big spots. Iowa gains would be at 133 and 184 if any and then bonus comes into play. Iowa is just going to be tough with three #1s, four #2s, and 2 #3s if I have it correct (unlikely). I have Brands at sixth and he could place anywhere from second place to 1-2 record. I would feel pretty confident that Howard, Bartlett, and Kerkvliet will all outplace where they currently are seeded just because of their limited chances during the shortened year.
  14. 6 points
    VakAttack

    Does Iowa recruit Iowa?

    The hilarious bitterness of Penn State fans is insane, plus with the ridiculously obvious "nobody believes in us" underdogging of the most successful program of the last decade....come on guys, have some pride.
  15. 6 points
    Big Nasty

    Kerkvliet is unreal

    I know it is my first move every morning.
  16. 6 points
    Wrestleknownothing

    Come on FRL

    This morning on FRL Bratke, Askren and Rader knew more about Brittney Spears than the qualifying standards for this year's NCAA tournament. I find this inexcusable. This is their chosen profession. This is the biggest story in their chosen profession. And they do not know the qualifying standards? Inexcusable. With three wrestling experts on the show none of them knew that if you finished second in your conference tournament and had fewer than four matches that you do not qualify for the NCAA tournament. And when someone told them that they assumed it was a typo. Never mind that the NCAA published this exact scenario. Very poor performance.
  17. 6 points
    hammerlockthree

    Ferrari Predictions

    its a funny clip cause you can see Ferrari let go...like he's lookin at the ref and saying "I was just rubbing it!"
  18. 6 points
    AHamilton

    Ferrari Predictions

    Poor Cuban guy spends his whole life under an oppressive regime, is allowed to come to the Land of the Free to wrestle for ISU and is molested within a couple months of his arrival. Sad.
  19. 6 points
    AHamilton

    Spencer Lee will win the Hodge

    It was a ridiculously strong weight a couple years ago... but for some reason it cleared out, except for one guy.
  20. 5 points
    THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL BY ANY MEANS! If you know for a fact that I have the lineup wrong, feel free to pass that information along. For the MAC, in year's past they seed top 8 and the rest just randomly draw into the bracket. So only 8 are marked as seeds but I tried to try to rank them how I saw all the way down just to give an idea of how far some guys might be from seeds. That is also means pairings are essentially worthless but in theory the unseeded guys should not be winning too many matches anyway. MAC Projected Brackets Reminders To change team's entrant: go to lineups tab and enter the name, record, rank their (DO NOT CHANGE THE SEEDS ON THIS SHEET, if you download the bracket they should be protected) To change seeds: Go to the 125R, 133R, etc. and use column A. Team predictions will update based on seeds automatically (no bonus taken into account) Key code for results (next to advancing wrestler): X = Bye, D = Decision, M = Major, T = Tech Fall, F = Fall Any other questions or if you see something that doesn't appear to be working correctly, just ask! It is the first year I am doing this but hopefully I caught all the potential bugs. My Projected Seeds (MAC record is their record vs. entrants I expect to be in the tournament at the weight) 125 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Drew Hildebrandt (CM) (7-0, 5-0 MAC): 2 CR, 2 WS #2 Connor Brown (MIZZ) (6-2, 2-1 MAC): 18 CR, 17 WS #3 Jonathan Tropea (RID) (4-2, 2-0 MAC): 33 CR, 43 WS #4 Jake Ferri (KENT) (10-1, 5-0 MAC): 30 WS #5 Josh Jones (GM) (7-2, 1-1 MAC): 39 WS #6 Luke Werner (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 7 WS #7 Lucas Rodriquez (EDIN) (8-3, 2-3 MAC): 51 WS #8 Tristan Daugherty (BUFF) (5-2, 3-2 MAC): 46 WS Oscar Sanchez (OHIO) (3-2, 2-1 MAC): 44 WS Austin Macias (SIUE) (5-5, 2-4 MAC): 54 WS Lucian Brink (NIU) (3-6, 2-5 MAC): 55 WS Jacob Manley (CLST) (3-5, 0-3 MAC): 61 WS Cameron Butler (CLAR) (2-9, 0-6 MAC): 65 WS Willy Girard (BLOOM) (0-1, 0-0 MAC): 47 WS Notes: Hildebrandt is the easy choice for #1. He is undefeated, has highest coaches rank, and is the returning champion. Brown (MIZZ), Tropea (RID), and Feeri (KSU) are all undefeated in conference after removing Hildebrant and Brown has the highest coaches rank remaining and lost in OT to him. Ferri has many more wins in conference and just one loss on the year but Tropea gets the #3 as he placed fourth last year and has a coaches ranking. Ferri comes off at #4. Jones (GM) has an interesting case as returning eighth and the only common opponent he beat, Rodriquez (EDIN), by tech fall but Ferri won 12-3 so not enough for me to flip them. Ferri’s best win this year is probably 5-2 vs. Sanchez of Ohio and that is why he is not higher for me. After Ferri is off the board, Jones (GM) and Sanchez (Ohio) are the only undefeated wrestlers vs. remaining field. With no common opponents, Jones gets #5 based on being a returning place winner and overall record. The obvious wild card is Jacob Werner from Lock Haven who was 30-5 last year, placing third in the conference. I debated letting him go in unseeded for random draw but I will give him the #6 just so he can’t blow up the bracket right from the start. Sanchez and Rodriquez go for #7. Ferri is the only common opponent so not a great way to decide it. They both got dominated and have similar best wins so I went with the record here and picked Rodriquez. Sanchez vs. Daugherty for the final seed. Both beat Brink by a similar score. It seems like Sanchez has been up for discussion for a while but he wrestled extra matches in that dual where Daugherty won so I give to #8 to the guy who wrestled and Sanchez will go in unseeded. 133 lbs. – 5 qualifiers #1 Matthew Schmitt (MIZZ) (6-1, 1-0 MAC): 9 CR, 11 WS #2 Bryce West (NIU) (7-3, 2-2 MAC): 28 CR, 41 WS #3 Drew Marten (CM) (5-3, 2-2 MAC): 25 CR, 24 WS #4 Brendon Fenton (KENT) (7-0, 2-0 MAC): 49 WS #5 Mario Guillen (OHIO) (4-2, 2-0 MAC): 28 CR, 57 WS #6 Logan Heil (CLST) (3-4, 0-2 MAC): 42 WS #7 Richie Koehler (RID) (6-1, 1-0 MAC): 44 WS #8 Tye Varndell (EDIN) (6-2, 3-2 MAC): 48 WS Cole Rhone (BLOOM) (2-0, 1-0 MAC): 68 WS Aaron Schulist (SIUE) (2-0, 1-0 MAC): 51 WS Caleb Svingala (BUFF) (1-3, 0-3 MAC): 63 WS Hunter Verge (CLAR) (3-4, 0-2 MAC): 62 WS Anthony Glasl (GM) (1-6, 0-2 MAC): 69 WS Matt Maloney (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 64 WS Notes: Schmitt has just one conference win but he has the top coaches ranking and his win was 11-1 vs. Marten who is the highest returning place winner at the weight so he is #1. #2 is not so obvious. Marten is next in coaches ranking and highest returning placer but he lost 9-6 to West. West got pinned by Varndell and Varndell got teched by Marten. I will go with West at #2 via the head-to-head with Marten as the tech excludes Varndell. Fenton is interesting pick here at 7-0. He does have wins over Heil and Varndell but hard to overlook his own conference coaches not giving him a conference ranking. Marten gets #3. Guillen is next the coaches ranking but he lost to Gould from Kent State so I will slot Fenton #4. Koehler, Heil, Koehler, and Varndell fight for the last four seeds. With Guillen winning 9-6 vs. Heil as the only head-to-head and having the coaches ranking, he is #5. No real separation when looking at common opponents so I give #6 to Heil who ironically placed sixth last year. Slight edge to Koehler at #7 as he beat Glasl (GM), 10-4, while Varndell won 4-1 and secures the #8. 141 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Allan Hart (MIZZ) (9-0, 3-0 MAC): 4 CR, 7 WS #2 Dresden Simon (CM) (5-1, 4-1 MAC): 11 CR, 9 WS #3 Saul Ervin (SIUE) (7-3, 5-2 MAC): 18 CR, 27 WS #4 Derek Spann (BUFF) (4-2, 3-2 MAC): 21 CR, 17 WS #5 Josh Mason (BLOOM) (3-1, 0-0 MAC): 22 WS #6 Ryan Burgos (EDIN) (8-3, 1-2 MAC): 60 WS #7 McKenzie Bell (RID) (4-2, 1-0 MAC): 59 WS #8 Caleb Brooks (NIU) (5-6, 1-5 MAC): 48 WS Joseph Caprella (CLST) (3-2, 2-1 MAC): 52 WS Kyran Hagan (OHIO) (2-1, 1-1 MAC): 41 WS Kyle Schickel (CLAR) (4-5, 2-3 MAC): 51 WS Avery Mutschler (KENT) (1-8, 0-4 MAC): 62 WS AJ Poindexter (GM) (0-7, 0-2 MAC): 70 WS Cole Manley (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 23 WS Notes: Hart is undefeated, returning runner-up, highest coaches ranking, and beat Simon who is a returning champion. Simon is the #2 as he has the second-best coaches ranking at the weight and his only loss on the year is to Hart by a 4-1 score. I will go with Ervin (SIUE) at #3. He lost Schickel by a point but avenged that loss with a major a week later. He also beat Ervin 5-1 who is the only other guy who has a coaches ranking on the board. Ervin gets #4. Mason from Bloomsburg is a returning placer but his only loss came when he split extra matches against the Buffalo backup. #5 to me comes down to Mason and Burgos. With little separation in common opponents I give it to Mason, the returning place winner. Burgos, Brooks, Caprella, and Bell are all undefeated against remaining wrestlers. Common opponents does nothing to separate them so Burgos is #6 with 8-3 record. Remaining three go for #7 and Bell has the only winning record of that group. I gave Brooks the #8 because he lost to Simon by major and Caprella got teched. 149 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Brock Mauller (MIZZ) (12-0, 4-0 MAC): 3 CR, 3 WS #2 Anthony Cheloni (NIU) (6-2, 4-1 MAC): 50 WS #3 Tyler Vath (EDIN) (9-1, 4-1 MAC): 44 WS #4 Kody Komara (KENT) (9-4, 5-2 MAC): 33 WS #5 Marcus Robinson (CLST) (5-3, 2-1 MAC): 45 WS #6 Corbyn Munson (CM) (3-3, 0-3 MAC): 42 WS #7 Seth Koleno (CLAR) (7-6, 2-2 MAC): 61 WS #8 Cardeionte Wilson (SIUE) (4-6, 1-5 MAC): 58 WS Wyatt McCarthy (RID) (4-2, 0-0 MAC): 52 WS Ty Raines (BUFF) (3-3, 2-1 MAC): 59 WS Christian Gannone (BLOOM) (1-4, 0-1 MAC): 62 WS Dustin Morgillo (GM) (0-6, 0-1 MAC): 70 WS Alex Mosconi (OHIO) (0-8, 0-6 MAC): 69 WS Kollin Myers (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 38 WS Notes: Only one guy at the weight has a coaches ranking, he is undefeated, and a returning conference champion. #1 seed Mauller. Vath (EDIN) was undefeated coming into the last weekend of the season but he lost to Cheloni who gets the #2 seed. Cheloni lost 9-3 to Mauller and Northern Iowa. That opens up #3 for Vath. Komara and McCarthy are now the undefeated wrestlers versus remaining field after top 3 come out. McCarthy unfortunately only seems to hit backups in the MAC and an EIWA heavy schedule so the five conference wins give Komara the nod at #4. Robinson and McCarthy now up for discussion and Robinson placed seventh last year while McCarthy still has no peers really and his 4-2 record just isn’t enough. Robinson had wons over Munson and Mosconi to secure #5. McCarthy, Koleno, and Munson up for #6. Koleno beat the Rider backups handily so that takes out McCarthy who missed the dual. Munson lost to the Buffalo backup and the starter has still not gotten a seed. Munson ultimately secures the #6 as he beat Jaivon Jones who saw significant action for NIU while Koleno lost to him. Koleno comes off at #7. Although he lost to 6-2 to Buffalo backup, the Buffalo starter lost to Wilson (SIUE) who Koleno beat twice. Wilson now is up for discussion and he beat Jones of Northern Illinois who was a common opponent at this weight. He also beat Raines of Buffalo to get #8. Buffalo got discussed a lot but Raines ends up on the outside with only conference wins over Gannone and Mosconi. Gannone of Bloomsburg is also unseeded as an eighth place fininisher a year ago. 157 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Jesse Dellavecchia (RID) (4-0, 1-0 MAC): 3 CR, 4 WS #2 Jarrett Jacques (MIZZ) (8-1, 4-0 MAC): 8 CR, 9 WS #3 Justin Ruffin (SIUE) (8-2, 6-1 MAC): 16 CR, 14 WS #4 Alex Carida (BLOOM) (4-2, 1-0 MAC): 32 CR, 38 WS #5 Johnny Lovett (CM) (4-2, 4-1 MAC): 33 CR, 36 WS #6 Daniel Patton (CLST) (4-4, 1-1 MAC): 44 WS #7 Jordan Slivka (OHIO) (4-2, 2-1 MAC): 31 CR, 26 WS #8 Daniel Segura (GM) (3-3, 1-1 MAC): 53 WS Anthony Gibson (NIU) (5-6, 3-6 MAC): 32 WS Michael Petite (BUFF) (3-4, 2-4 MAC): 40 WS Peter Pappas (EDIN) (8-3, 3-3 MAC): 57 WS Taylor Ortz (CLAR) (5-5, 1-5 MAC): 47 WS Ian Senz (KENT) (2-11, 0-6 MAC): 67 WS Jonathan Ross (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 25 WS Notes: Dellavecchia is the retuning conference champion and has the best coaches rank in a deep weight for the conference (six guys with top 33 coaches rankings). He is undefeated at 4-0 but hasn’t wrestled since January 24 so hopefully he is fully mended for the tournament. Jacques was a runner-up last year and has the eighth spot in the coaches ranking. His only loss came to Carr of Iowa State. All four of the guys with remaining coaches rankings are undefeated against the remaining wrestlers. Ruffin is the #3 seed as a returning fourth place who has the best remaining coaches ranking by 15 slots (lost 4-3 to Jacques) and slightly more dominant wins against common opponents. Ruffin, Carida, and Lovett all have wins against Petitte and Gibson who are both returning eighth place finishers from last year. The remaining three are all tight as evidenced by the back-to-back-to-back coaches ranking. #4 goes to Carida who is a returning place winner (seventh). #5 is Lovett who majored Gibson (returning placer) while Slivka just had a decision win. This will be somewhat controversial but Slivka slips to me behind Patton (#6 seed) as Patton won in tiebreaks while Slivka missed that dual and Patton has a slightly more dominant win against Senz of Kent State. Slivka takes #7 seed on the strength of his coaches ranking. Segua (GM) is #8 as he beat Gibson 15-9. Gibson also beat Petitte the other returning placer (w, 5-4) so two returning placer go in unseeded in my projections. Also, I didn’t seed him with no matches but Ross of LHU went a crazy 53-8 last year in open tournaments. Ross also beat Slivka during one of those matches so he has a case for a seed but we will see what they do with Lock Haven. I will also note that although Pappas went 8-3, he is unseeded as he has no wins above him and lost to both Segura and Petite. 165 lbs. – 2 qualifiers #1 Keegan O'Toole (MIZZ) (9-0, 3-0 MAC): 13 CR, 10 WS #2 Izzak Olejnik (NIU) (10-1, 6-1 MAC): 20 CR, 17 WS #3 Colt Yinger (OHIO) (3-2, 1-0 MAC): 30 CR, 26 WS #4 Alex Cramer (CM) (4-2, 3-1 MAC): 39 WS #5 Jake Silverstein (RID) (5-1, 2-0 MAC): 44 WS #6 Riley Smucker (CLST) (3-2, 1-1 MAC): 42 WS #7 Cornelius Schuster (GM) (1-3, 0-1 MAC): 40 WS #8 Kolby Ho (CLAR) (8-3, 2-2 MAC): 35 WS James Limongi (KENT) (4-4, 1-2 MAC): 51 WS Noah Grover (BUFF) (3-4, 2-3 MAC): 52 WS PJ Gohn (EDIN) (5-5, 0-3 MAC): 54 WS Chase Deihl (SIUE) (1-9, 0-6 MAC): 62 WS Matt Benedetti (BLOOM) (0-2, 0-1 MAC): 70 WS Tanner Updegraff (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 66 WS Notes: Keegan O’Toole is undefeated on the year and has the highest coaches ranking. He beat Olejnik (5-1) and pinned O’Dwyer in the Ohio dual when he wrestled instead of Yinger and those are the only other two with coaches rankings. Olejnik is #2 as he has the next highest coaches ranking, is a returning runner-up in the conference, and is more dominate in common opponents. His only loss was to O’Toole. Yinger, Silverstein, and Cramer for third seed. Yinger (30th in coaches ranking; w, 5-4 vs. Grover) and Cramer (returning eighth place; w,6-4 vs. Grover) are tight and Grover is the only common opponent this year. I will defer to coaches rank in this scenario. Silverstein and Cramer only undefeated wrestlers vs. remaining field and they have no common opponents at all. I think they end up 4/5 either way so not a huge deal. Cramer beat Smucker (returning fifth), 6-1, and Silverstein beat Schuster (returning sixth), 12-7. I gave the nod to the returning place winner Cramer. Silverstein is #5 over Grover and Smucker based on common opponents wins where other two lost. Grover, Smucker, Ho, and Schuster decide #6. Grover lost to Clarion backup so he is out of running. No differences among common opponents this year so I will defer to last year and Smucker is the highest remaining returning placer. Schuster follows with sixth place last year. Grover, Ho, and Limongi for the final seed. Ho still has the win over Buffalo’s backup in the dual that Grover missed. The only common opponent is Olejnik who pinned Ho and beat Limongi 6-3 but I think a more fair way is to give it Ho who has the better overall record and beat Kent State in that dual. 174 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Peyton Mocco (MIZZ) (9-0, 3-0 MAC): 9 CR, 10 WS #2 Andrew McNally (KENT) (6-1, 4-0 MAC): 8 WS #3 Mason Kauffman (NIU) (9-2, 5-2 MAC): 21 CR, 28 WS #4 Angel Garcia (RID) (5-1, 2-0 MAC): 33 CR, 38 WS #5 Paul Pierce (GM) (3-3, 1-1 MAC): 45 WS #6 Jacob Oliver (EDIN) (7-3, 1-3 MAC): 18 CR, 20 WS #7 Tanner Culver (BLOOM) (2-3, 1-0 MAC): 51 WS #8 Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE) (4-6, 1-4 MAC): 49 WS Caleb Hetrick (CLAR) (5-5, 1-2 MAC): 61 WS Anthony Rice (CLST) (4-4, 2-1 MAC): 54 WS Jake Lowell (CM) (2-5, 1-4 MAC): 53 WS Jake Lanning (BUFF) (0-5, 0-4 MAC): 63 WS JohnMark Williams (OHIO) (2-2, 0-1 MAC): 48 WS Austin Bell (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 43 WS Notes: Another Missouri kid at #1 as Mocco has the highest coaches ranking and is undefeated. McNally also has an interesting case as he beat Kaufman (21st in coaches rank) a little more convincingly and his only loss is by default to Hetrick although that has to count for something. How the injury default is viewed comes into effect at #2 as well. McNally beat both Oliver and Kaufman who have coaches rankings and is the returning runner-up in the conference. Garcia is also undefeated and beat Hetrick 9-5. I will go with McNally just on the quality of wins for #2. That brings Kauffman into discussion and Hetrick is once again the only common opponent between Garcia and Kauffman. Garcia won by four, compared to just one Kauffman. However, I will go with Kauffman here who has an OT win vs. Oliver and lost to Mocco in tiebreaks. I feel like Oliver needs to come off the board soon but he lost to Pierce who lost to Garcia so Rider is the #4 seed. Pierce than goes #5 as his win vs. Oliver pushes him up the rankings while Oliver slots #6. Culver, Gschwendter, Rice, and Hetrick are now undefeated against remaining field. SIUE each beat up on other Clarion starters in the dual so Hetrick is out. Culver was slightly more dominant in the win against Lanning so he is #7. #8 goes to Gschwendtner as he gave McNally a tougher match than Rice. Worth noting, Bell from Lock Haven went 24-14 last year, including a 3-2 record at the MAC Tournament to place seventh so he is going to be a tough draw for somebody. Lowell of Central Michigan also placed sixth at the MACs last year. 184 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Jeremiah Kent (MIZZ) (7-0, 1-0 MAC): 10 CR, 9 WS #2 Brit Wilson (NIU) (10-1, 7-0 MAC): 14 CR, 11 WS #3 George Walton (RID) (4-1, 1-0 MAC): 27 CR, 26 WS #4 Kyle Davis (GM) (3-1, 1-0 MAC): 34 WS #5 Carson Brewer (OHIO) (4-5, 1-1 MAC): 54 WS #6 Deandre Nassar (CLST) (5-2, 2-1 MAC): 33 CR, 43 WS #7 Ben Cushman (CM) (2-4, 2-3 MAC): 50 WS #8 Tyler Bates (KENT) (5-4, 2-3 MAC): 49 WS Ryan Yarnell (SIUE) (6-4, 2-3 MAC): 35 WS Max Wohlabaugh (CLAR) (3-3, 1-2 MAC): 56 WS Ethan Ducca (EDIN) (6-6, 1-4 MAC): 58 WS Hoose Guiseppe (BUFF) (2-4, 1-4 MAC): 60 WS Bruno Stolfi (BLOOM) (0-3, 0-1 MAC): 67 WS Colin Fegley (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 59 WS Notes: Jeremiah Kent is the #1 but I have heard the rumors he is not a definite go with injury concerns. He is undefeated and has the highest coaches ranking. He only has the one conference result with his injury and Missouri wrestling a different schedule but that win was a fall vs. Cushman who Wilson (No. 13 coaches) beat 9-1 and Nassar (No. 33 coaches) beat 3-2. Wilson is a returning conference champion and gets #2 as his only loss is to Kechesian of UNI. Walton, Davis, and Brewer up for discussion next. Walton (#3 seed) has the coaches rank and he won in the dual vs. George Mason while Brewer doesn’t have the record even if he is undefeated against remaining conference mainly because he didn’t get many matches. Brewer did lose to Wilson just 5-3 and beat Nassar. Davis over Brewer for #4 although there are no common opponents, Davis has the better record. That leaves Brewer as the only undefeated wrestler from #5 down and his win is over Nassar in tiebreaks who has the only coaches ranking yet to be seeded. Take Nassar out and Cushman becomes the undefeated with a win over Ducca. However, Yarnell, Bates, and Wohlbaugh are all 1-1 against each other to decide the final two seeds. I will go with Cushman who I think is more dominant than that trio who split results. For the final seed, I think Ducca is out of the running as he lost to Bates 9-2 in his only match against those three. For #8, went with Bates since he had the most dominate win, 6-1 vs. Yarnell, and lost by just one, 3-2, to Wohlabaugh. Yarnell beat Wohlabaugh 8-5 in that matchup. 197 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Greg Bulsak (CLAR) (7-0, 4-0 MAC): 8 CR, 6 WS #2 Rocky Elam (MIZZ) (7-0, 3-0 MAC): 14 CR, 17 WS #3 Colin McCracken (KENT) (8-3, 3-1 MAC): 31 WS #4 Ben Smith (CLST) (3-3, 1-1 MAC): 29 WS #5 Landon Pelham (CM) (4-3, 3-2 MAC): 26 CR, 25 WS #6 Austin Stith (GM) (4-2, 2-0 MAC): 42 WS #7 Cody Mulligan (EDIN) (5-4, 2-3 MAC): 47 WS #8 Gage Braun (NIU) (4-5, 3-3 MAC): 28 CR, 30 WS Jake Walker (OHIO) (1-4, 1-1 MAC): 56 WS Matt Correnti (RID) (1-4, 0-2 MAC): 37 WS Parker McClellan (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 48 WS Sam Mitchell (BUFF) (3-4, 1-4 MAC): 57 WS Austin Andres (SIUE) (1-8, 0-6 MAC): 64 WS Chase Dull (BLOOM) (0-2, 0-0 MAC): 66 WS Notes: Bulsak and Elam both are undefeated on the year. I give the #1 to Bulsak as the returning conference champion who also has the higher coaches ranking. The only common opponent all year with the top two was Andres who both beat handily. #3 seed goes contrary to the coaches ranking as Stith (GM) and McCracken (KENT) join Walker (just one win all year and lost to the NIU backup) as the only guys undefeated against remaining conference foes. Both Stith and McCracken have identical 5-3 wins over Mulligan in only common opponent. I will go with McCracken at #3 who placed fifth last year. #4 goes to Smith (CM) who lost to McCracken 4-3 but beat Pelham 6-4 and also pinned Malcolm Wiley of Navy who defeated Stith (GM). #4 seed is also a returning fourth place finisher. #5 seed is between Stith and Pelham. Pelham has the coaches ranking and beat Braun 6-4 who holds the other remaining ranking. Only common opponent is Mulligan who Stith beat 5-3 and Pelham beat 4-3. It is tight so I will defer to the coaches judgment and go with Pelham at #5. Braun holds the final coaches ranking on the board but he still has the outstanding loss to Mulligan who Stith beat so George Mason goes in at #6. The loss against Mulligan continues to block Braun but Mulligan has no remaining losses on the board so I put him at #7 and that frees up Braun for #8 seed. Crazy to think he goes there with a coaches ranking but I don’t know how I can justify him being higher with this year’s results. Braun was also third at the conference last year while Mulligan was eighth. Walker (eighth last year) is also a returning place winner. McClellan of Lock Haven was 16-18, 0-2 at MACs last year. He pinned Mitchell but took losses to Bulsak (7-0), Pelham (9-5), Walker (4-1), and Smith (8-1) which is why he stayed unseeded. 285 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Matt Stencel (CM) (7-0, 4-0 MAC): 4 CR, 3 WS #2 Ethan Laird (RID) (6-0, 2-0 MAC): 9 CR, 6 WS #3 Zach Elam (MIZZ) (6-3, 1-1 MAC): 12 CR, 11 WS #4 Sam Schuyler (BUFF) (4-0, 2-0 MAC): 23 CR, 25 WS #5 Jon Spaulding (EDIN) (8-2, 3-2 MAC): 26 CR, 25 WS #6 Colton McKiernan (SIUE) (5-2, 3-1 MAC): 30 CR, 34 WS #7 Max Ihry (NIU) (6-4, 0-3 MAC): 32 CR, 24 WS #8 John Kelbly (CLST) (3-3, 2-1 MAC): 48 WS Tyler Bagoly (CLAR) (3-4, 1-2 MAC): 51 WS Jacob Cover (KENT) (4-7, 1-4 MAC): 52 WS Jordan Earnest (OHIO) (0-5, 0-2 MAC): 47 WS Jarrett Walters (BLOOM) (1-3, 0-1 MAC): 57 WS Ali Salem (GM) (1-3, 0-2 MAC): 71 WS Isaac Reid (LHU) (0-0, 0-0 MAC): 46 WS Notes: Deep weight for the conference to wrap up with as they have seven guys in the coaches rankings and seven guys who are returning place winners in the conference. Schuyler and Elam only have coaches rankings and Kelby and Earnest are only returning place winners so nine total in that group so at least one will go in unseeded. Stencel, Laird, and Schuyler all come in undefeated but Schuyler did not wrestle in the Central Michigan dual against Stencil so that takes him out for me. No common opponents this year so I go with the coaches ranking of Stencel #1. Elam’s only loss in conference is Stencil but Elam lost to Wood and Laird beat Wood and also has the coaches ranking edge for #2 seed. Stencil and Laird were also first and second at the MAC last year although Laird was at 197 lbs.. There is no definite result to decide #3 as Schuyler, Elam, and Kelbly have no remaining losses so the coaches ranking seals #3 for Elam. Schuyler, McKiernan, and Kelbly now at the table for #4. McKiernan majored a guy Kelbly went to tiebreaks with before winning but there are no other common opponents from this year so I again defer to coaches rank and Schuyler is #4. With Kelbly still behind McKiernan, Spaulding comes to the table. Both majored Cover of Kent State. With no major difference in common opponents. Both beat Ihry in tiebreaks, I defer again to coaches ranking to favor Spaulding at #5. Spaulding was also the MAC runner-up at this weight a year ago. That leaves McKiernan over Kelbly at #6 for previous reasons discussed. That now brings Ihry and Bagoly to the table. Bagoly pinned Cover who took Kelbly to tiebreaks. Ihry gets #7 based on coaches ranking. He was also fifth in the conference last year. One seed left and it is down to Kelbly and Bagoly. Mentioned the Cover match but there is also the common opponent Riley Smith (Navy) who beat Kelbly 3-2 and neat Bagoly 12-7 which somewhat discounts the other common opponent. #8 I go with Kelbly as a returning placer who also has an ever so slightly better record (more so because of returning placer). That leaves Earnest who doesn’t have a win against good competition but placed third last year as unseeded. He took a rideout loss to Kelbly and a 5-3 defeat against Cover so is not really in the discussion for seeds to me. Team Race 1. Missouri – 171.5 2. Central Michigan – 109 3. Rider – 91.5 4. Northern Illinois – 88 5. Kent State – 68.5 6. Cleveland State – 58.5 7. Edinboro – 54.5 8. George Mason – 49.5 9. SIU Edwardsville – 44.5 10. Ohio – 39 11. Clarion – 32.5 12. Buffalo – 31 13. Bloomsburg – 29.5 14. Lock Haven – 12.5 (Werner was the only guy I had seeded for them) Missouri has six #1’s, three #2’s, and a #3 in Zach Elam who could make the finals so they are perhaps a bigger favorite to win their conference title than Iowa is in the Big 10 (obviously nationals will stack up differently but they are very good). Even if Jeremiah Kent can’t go for Missouri, their backup beat who I have as the #5 seed currently by a major but did lose to one of my unseeded guys by two points. If Missouri really is leaving the MAC for the Big 12 as the rumor has it that will open a ton of points next year for teams.
  21. 5 points
    AHamilton

    Spencer Lee

    He is a big reason as to why it is weak
  22. 5 points
    nhs67

    Is Starocci the next Bo Nickal?

    Long answer: Yes. Short answer: No.
  23. 5 points
    I hesitate to do this since I'm with EIWA and someone might actually read this but they should have been able to do the same computations with active teams.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    Henry

    When is Fix eligible to compete?

    Hopefully his father obtained some labels for his refrigerator juice.
  26. 5 points
    Gable handled it perfectly. He responded by smashing the guy into the mat (legally) in the next takedown, and then leaving. Beautifully done
  27. 5 points
    mlbruem

    141 Rankings

    Watch out for Allan Hart - Go Tigers
  28. 5 points
    JHRoseWrestling

    ? On FS Rules

    Ok, I'll give you the rule, and then an interpretation of what was called. Your puzzlement was a warranted because the mechanics of the official was a little bizarre. It is unlikely you would see these mechanics at the open level in the USA. Not sure if the differences in this case are related to the skill of the official, or just geography. The key to all of this is that par-terre restarts in freestyle ONLY occur in the event of a foul on the bottom man. Leaving the mat in danger is not cause to restart action grounded, unless it is the opinion of the officiating crew that the athlete in danger left the wrestling area voluntarily. I will offer that when a wrestler is on his back it makes it a little easier on the refs to interpret that he wanted to get out. Thus, the first sequence was called a caution for fleeing and the second was not. Since we're here, I will dig a little deeper into what made this so hard to parse out. In the first sequence, a flee call was certainly warranted. What was weird was that the whistle did not signal a caution + 2 for the top man to indicate the foul. Again, no grounded restart without this caution. I think the most likely explanation is that the whistle did not observe a flee but the judge and chairman called and confirmed the foul off camera. Or the whistle has terrible mechanics and indicated the flee in Russian or something. The second sequence is even worse mechanics. No flee is called even though I think it should have been. To make it worse, the bottom man is given a stern verbal attention after it goes out, but no penalty, costing the attacking wrestler his advantage. The attention should have come prior to the athlete leaving the wrestling area with a command of "place", indicating to the bottom man to make every effort to stay in bounds. This command should also come from the whistle at the head of the athlete, further emphasizing to not go out of bounds with his physical presence. If the place command is not heeded, again penalize a caution and restart in parterre. I went through some gymnastics to explain and excuse the referee in the first situation, but not this time. The best I can do is say the no-call here is probably best because of the terrible job the referee did warning the bottom man to keep his defense in bounds.
  29. 5 points
    lu1979

    Olympics cancelled?

    For all their faults, and God knows they have many, there is still no sporting event that can equal the joy, drama, and excitement that the summer Olympics bring to the world every four years. Having so many countries get together to compete in sports shared by so many cultures throughout the world can't help but lead to amazing stories and incredible drama. In the past the various countries including us have disrupted the games with politics which is unfortunate. This year the main problems affecting the Games are really outside the control of the IOC or the countries that are trying to hold the competition. Patience is required by all as they try to decide the best way to proceed during what is an unprecedented set of obstacles. I for one am still looking forward with great anticipation to these games not only to watch my favorite sport performed at the highest level by the world's best wrestlers but to also watch many other athletes from sports that I don't normally pay that much attention to. In my mind the Olympics are an amazing event and the world would be much worse off without them. PS - none of the above is meant as a defense of the IOCs many shortcomings which still need a lot of work:)
  30. 4 points
    StallWarning

    Pick your champs (NCAA)

    125lbs - Spencer Lee 133lbs - Austin DeSanto 141lbs - Jayden Eierman 149lbs. - Max Murin 157lbs - Kaleb Young 165lbs - Alex Marinelli 174lbs. - Michael Kemerer 184lbs - Nelson Brands 197lbs - Jacob Warner HWT - Anthony Cassioppi Team - Iowa by a million
  31. 4 points
    I hear for this Covid Year of 2021 only they are using "Hodgepodge" as the unofficial name of the award. Flo would be the natural experts on this subject.
  32. 4 points
    Once again posting the disclaimer that I tried to do the best but I have no insight into postseason lineups for team or seeding information other than results that are publicly available (huge shoutout to wrestlestat). THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL BY ANY MEANS! If you know for a fact that I have the lineup wrong, feel free to pass that information along. For this one in particular, looking at any insight into Lehigh and American in particular although any are welcome. It will be noted throughout but fairly or unfairly unless a guy from American was a returning place winner I gave them #10 seed. Really I have no idea what they are going to do with American. For Harvey as the returning runner-up that does not mean I think he will place 6th this year for example. I should also note that these team scores are based on placing eight, which they did in year’s past. I saw their notes about true 4th and 6th place matches at certain weights with allocations but depending on how many they end up placing that could slightly alter the team scores. Although I guess to have a true sixth, you would need to have a match to decide seventh and eighth so maybe that do that at all weights? They also seed to 17 it looked like last year and did not do random draws for the byes so if that changes it also affects team score by a couple points. EIWA Projected Brackets Reminders To change team's entrant: go to lineups tab and enter the name, record, rank their (DO NOT CHANGE THE SEEDS ON THIS SHEET, if you download the bracket they should be protected) To change seeds: Go to the 125R, 133R, etc. and use column A. Team predictions will update based on seeds automatically (no bonus taken into account) Key code for results (next to advancing wrestler): X = Bye, D = Decision, M = Major, T = Tech Fall, F = Fall Any other questions or if you see something that doesn't appear to be working correctly, just ask! It is the first year I am doing this but hopefully I caught all the potential bugs. My Projected Seeds (EIWA record is their record vs. entrants I expect to be in the tournament at the weight) 125 lbs. - 3 qualifiers #1 Dylan Ryder (HOF) (3-0, 1-0 EIWA): 31 CR, 23 WS #2 Micah Roes (BING) (4-0, 2-0 EIWA): 32 CR, 22 WS #3 Jaret Lane (LEH) (5-0, 2-0 EIWA): 22 CR, 18 WS #4 Logan Treaster (NAVY) (9-1, 1-1 EIWA): 25 CR, 29 WS #5 Brandon Seidman (BUCK) (5-1, 3-0 EIWA): 52 WS #6 Gage Curry (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 22 WS #7 Bryce Cocktell (LIU) (3-3, 2-3 EIWA): 34 WS #8 Antonio Mininno (DREX) (1-3, 0-1 EIWA): 41 WS #9 Ryan Chauvin (ARMY) (1-4, 0-4 EIWA): 63 WS #10 Sean Faraon (SHU) (0-3, 0-2 EIWA): 68 WS Notes: Roes (BING), Ryder (HOF), and Lane (LEH) are all undefeated and ranked in coaches poll. Lane has the best coaches rank but Lehigh forfeited to Binghamton in the dual so even though we don’t know the reason I took him out. Ryder was slighty more dominant in his wins vs. Roes’ common opponents. Curry might have the strongest returning resume but I just couldn’t give #1 to a guy who hasn’t wrestled yet. Roes and Lane fill the 2/3 solely on the forfeit. Treaster’s only loss of the year was to Lane so he is #4. Seidman beat 3 of the reaming 4 for the #5 seed. I put Curry at #6 just because I didn’t want to give him to #1/#2 seed in second round. I also thought about #5 but it is a total unknown to me what they will do with him. Bryce Cocktrell is next with wins against Mininno and Faraon and the only non-losing record left. Minininno is #8 as he teched a backup Sacred Heart and has a strong resume but left his last match hurt so hopefully he is back. Chauvin has a win so he is #9 and Faraon is #10 for me. 133 lbs. - 3 qualifiers #1 Malyke Hines (LEH) (3-1, 1-0 EIWA): 32 CR, 10 WS #2 Anthony Sobotker (BING) (3-1, 2-0 EIWA): 30 WS #3 Chandler Olson (DREX) (4-1, 3-0 EIWA): 38 WS #4 Garrett Lambert (HOF) (2-2, 1-1 EIWA): 59 WS #5 Darren Miller (BUCK) (5-1, 2-1 EIWA): 23 CR, 35 WS #6 Mark Montgomery (ARMY) (3-3, 2-2 EIWA): 32 WS #7 Jacob Allen (NAVY) (6-4, 0-2 EIWA): 40 WS #8 Devin Matthews (LIU) (3-5, 1-3 EIWA): 58 WS #9 Kyle Randall (SHU) (0-3, 0-3 EIWA): 60 WS #10 Andrew Fallon (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 69 WS Notes: Sobotker (BING), Olson (DREX), and Hines (LEH) are all unbeaten against conference starters. Sobotker beat Koehler of Rider by pin while Olson’s only loss was to Koehler. However, Sobotker lost to Politto of Lehigh so I gave the #1 to Hines who only lost to Philippi this year. He also has a coaches ranking. Miller (BUCK) should be first by coaches ranking but his loss came to Montgomery of Army. Montgomery also lost to Sobokter and Lambert so that hurts him as I can tell #2-7 are going to be a jumble. I go with Sobokter at #2. Olson at #3 as he beat Lambert 6-3. He doesn’t have a coaches ranking which makes me think Miller should have been in the seeds already but Montgomery beat Miller and Lambert pinned Montgomery so I used that for 4-6. Allen of Navy also has a case for consideration for a first round bye with a 2-1 win against Politto of Lehigh who beat Montgomery but Montgomery won 6-3 in the head-to-head meeting. I will use the match vs. Politto to determine 7/8 as Allen beat him and has a winning record. Allen also lost just 2-0 to Hines who I have as #1 so he is sneaky tough matchup. Matthews (LIU) lost to Allen and has an overall losing record. Randall (SHU) doesn’t have any wins at #9 and Fallon (AMER) is #10 if he goes with no college matches. 141 lbs. - 5 qualifiers #1 Cody Trybus (NAVY) (9-0, 1-0 EIWA): 10 CR, 11 WS #2 Zack Trampe (BING) (3-1, 1-0 EIWA): 25 CR, 20 WS #3 Brandon Paetzell (LEH) (0-1, 0-0 EIWA): 10 WS #4 Lane Peters (ARMY) (4-1, 1-1 EIWA): 31 CR, 33 WS #5 Julian Flores (DREX) (4-1, 1-0 EIWA): 50 WS #6 Vincent Vespa (HOF) (2-3, 2-0 EIWA): 53 WS #7 Drew Witham (LIU) (4-5, 1-3 EIWA): 65 WS #8 Kirk Phipps (BUCK) (5-4, 1-2 EIWA): 35 WS #9 Jordan Carlucci (SHU) (2-3, 0-2 EIWA): 67 WS #10 Elijah White (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 70 WS Notes: Not many head-to-head matchups this weight. Trybus is undefeated and has the best coaches rank. He also beat McGonagle and Lobeck from Lehigh if they end up contesting the weight. If Paetzell is really the guy you could see him high in the seeds as he is the defending conference champion but at 125 lbs. I am going to wait on Paetzell however since some other guys have wins vs. Lehigh. I do think they should try to keep him opposite of Trybus. Trampe (BING), Peters (ARMY), and Flores (DREX) battle for #2. Trampe won vs. Bell (RIDER) while Flores lost in the only common opponents difference from those three. Trampe also beat the Army guy 14-2 in the dual while Peters wrestled extra matches. I am really hesitant to do this but I am going to put Paetzell at #3 even though Peters does have a 4-2 win vs. McGonagle of Lehigh. Peters is my “true #3 seed” on this year alone but I didn’t want to punish him with Paetzell in the first round if I kept him in the bottom half so I slid him to #4. Flores and Vespa both beat Witham while Phipps lost. Scores were almost identical and no other common opponents so I decided 5/6 by better overall record. I debated flipping these as Flores missed the round robin with Hofstra. Head-to-head sorts out 7-9 as Witham beat Phipps, 9-7 and Phipps beat Carlucci 12-2. White (AMER) is the #10 seed with no college matches if this is his weight. 149 lbs. - 4 qualifiers #1 Pj Ogunsanya (ARMY) (6-0, 3-0 EIWA): 19 CR, 17 WS #2 Casey Cobb (NAVY) (8-1, 1-1 EIWA): 18 CR, 24 WS #3 Kizhan Clarke (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 13 WS #4 Jimmy Hoffman (LEH) (2-3, 0-2 EIWA): 25 CR, 22 WS #5 Luke Nichter (DREX) (5-0, 2-0 EIWA): 34 WS #6 Greg Gaxiola (HOF) (2-1, 0-1 EIWA): 30 CR, 40 WS #7 Matt Kolonia (BUCK) (2-2, 1-1 EIWA): 30 WS #8 Michael Zarif (BING) (3-1, 1-0 EIWA): 56 WS #9 Chris Gomez (LIU) (1-1, 0-1 EIWA): 53 WS #10 Rafael Lievano (SHU) (1-2, 0-2 EIWA): 68 WS Notes: Ogunsanya solidified #1 seed with his 8-4 win in the dual vs. Cobb of Navy. Nichter is also undefeated but his best win on the entire year is Gaxiola. I went with Cobb at #2 who beat Hoffman (LEH) 5-2 in the dual. The next one I struggle with as Clarke (AMER) doesn’t have any matches but unlike 141 with Paetzell I think 149 is deeper with two more guys with coaches rankings still on the board. However, I want to keep Clarke away from #1 and on the bottom to reward the regular season and don’t want to punish the third-best regular season. I know its last year but Clark did beat Ogunsanya three times and won 14-3 vs. Kolonia so I put Clarke at #3. Hoffman had a really tough non-conference schedule and he does have the edge over Gaxiola in the first coaches ranking so I put him #4. Seems strange as undefeated Nichter I have as #5 with the win over Gaxiola. I debated putting Nichter at #3 and then Hoffman/Gaxiola at 4/5 and then Nichter hitting Clarke in the quarters but didn’t want to mess with the seeds just for matchup purposes. Going with the original method, Gaxiola is the last guy on the board with a coaches ranking. For 7-10, Zarif won 7-6 vs. Gomez and Kolonia won by fall vs. Lieavano. The record says Zarif over Kolonia but Kolonia has been more dominate in his wins. They are not common opponents but they have similar wrestlestat rankings. Gomez pinned Brown of Sacred Heart as Lievano didn’t wrestle that day but still has the lost to Zarif so that settles the final three. 157 lbs. - 5 qualifiers #1 Holden Heller (HOF) (5-0, 3-0 EIWA): 20 CR, 20 WS #2 Markus Hartman (ARMY) (5-1, 3-1 EIWA): 14 CR, 16 WS #3 Parker Kropman (DREX) (4-0, 1-0 EIWA): 21 CR, 21 WS #4 Andrew Cerniglia (NAVY) (5-0, 1-0 EIWA): 26 CR, 50 WS #5 Nick Delp (BUCK) (4-4, 1-1 EIWA): 64 WS #6 Nick Palumbo (SHU) (3-2, 0-2 EIWA): 46 WS #7 AJ Burkhart (LEH) (2-2, 0-2 EIWA): 49 WS #8 Rhise Royster (LIU) (1-2, 0-2 EIWA): 62 WS #9 Chris Barker (BING) (0-2, 0-1 EIWA): 68 WS #10 Elijah Murphy (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 69 WS Notes: Four guys with coaches rankings who are undefeated but the guy with the best coaches ranking (Hartman) got pinned in the regular season by Heller (HOF). I will give the #1 to Heller just on the highest quality win and he also teched the Drexel backup in the dual that Kropman missed. The next three, and really any of the top four, there are arguments every direction. Cerniglia and Kropman have no common opponents. Cerniglia has a win over Army to seal that dual Hartman missed but is a returning second-team All-American. I will give #2 to Hartman. Cerniglia and Kropman have no common opponents but Kropman was an alternate to NCAAs last year so slight edge there, as I had to decide how to split hairs. That pick also follows coaches ranking. Not much in common among bottom half. Hartman beat Delp (W, 9-4), Barker (W, 9-1), and Burkhart (W, 5-0). It’s not a great difference maker but I will give #5 to Delp who also beat Palumbo 9-6. Royster beat the Binghamton backup when Barker missed the dual. Barker lost to Lehigh’s backup Frinzi and Palumbo has a 16-3 win over Cooper of LIU when Royster missed. I will give it Palumbo just since he also has the only winning record remaining. Burkhart and Royster: I go with Burkhart just based on who he was beating in the wrestlestat power rankings even though they have no common opponents. Barker has no wins on the year but Murphy (AMER) did not wrestle at all after going 1-9 last year so he is #10 though no fault of his own. 165 lbs. - 5 qualifiers #1 Tanner Skidgel (NAVY) (9-1, 2-0 EIWA): 14 CR, 7 WS #2 Zach Hartman (BUCK) (7-0, 1-0 EIWA): 7 CR, 6 WS #3 Ricky Stamm (HOF) (5-0, 1-0 EIWA): 24 CR, 23 WS #4 Brevin Cassella (BING) (4-0, 0-0 EIWA): 32 CR, 45 WS #5 Evan Barczak (DREX) (4-1, 2-0 EIWA): 24 WS #6 Brian Meyer (LEH) (1-4, 1-1 EIWA): 43 WS #7 William Schmidt (SHU) (2-3, 1-3 EIWA): 53 WS #8 Will Lucie (ARMY) (0-3, 0-2 EIWA): 53 WS #9 Ryan Ferro (LIU) (0-3, 0-2 EIWA): 57 WS #10 Timothy Fitzpatrick (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 49 WS Notes: Very clear top and bottom 5 in this weight although Meyer wrestled Skidgel to just a 2-0 loss. Hartman has the best coaches ranking and is undefeated on the year. Skidgel has one loss to Wentzel from Pitt and there is no common opponents to base off of. The numbers say Hartman but Skidgel beat him in the EIWA Championship match last year so I will give the nod to the defending champ while Hartman owns the #2 line. You could argue Barczak over Stamm as Stamm majored Schmidt (SHU) and Barczak got the tech but I will lean towards the coaches rank and overall undefeated record for #3 seed. Stamm also wrestled in the dual against Drexel and won while Barczek sat out that day. #4 is Cassella because he has the coaches rank and also owns a win over Silverstein of Rider (3-2) who both Barczak (5-3 in TB) and Meyer (3-1 OT) lost to. Barczak gets the #5 even though Meyer and him both had tough battles against Silverstein in the only common opponents. 4-1 vs. 1-4 overall is just too much to overlook even though Lehigh had the tougher schedule. For #6 seed, Meyer has been much more competitive in his losses and also owns the 5-3 win vs. Lucie. Schmidt pinned Ferro and is the last guy with a win on the board this year. To me, among the last four is also where Fitzpatrick comes into play. He was 13-18 last year (2-2 at EIWAs). I think Lucie and Ferro are probably weakest two at the weight so I will defer to wrestlestat as they have no common opponents or win and go Lucie. It might just be what it is, but doesn’t seem fair to throw Fitzpatrick to Schmidt who has a win but I don’t know what to do with him. I also don’t know where Guffey (Army) has been. He beat Lucie and his 3-1 record would have him in discussion for the #6 seed with Meyer to me. 174 lbs. - 5 qualifiers #1 Michael O'Malley (DREX) (5-0, 2-0 EIWA): 15 CR, 12 WS #2 Ross McFarland (HOF) (4-1, 2-1 EIWA): 30 CR, 17 WS #3 Jacob Nolan (BING) (4-0, 1-0 EIWA): 50 WS #4 Ben Pasiuk (ARMY) (2-0, 2-0 EIWA): 47 WS #5 Vincent Andreano (BUCK) (5-1, 1-0 EIWA): 52 WS #6 Jake Logan (LEH) (2-4, 1-1 EIWA): 41 WS #7 Dean Caravela (NAVY) (7-3, 0-2 EIWA): 26 WS #8 James Langan (LIU) (4-5, 1-4 EIWA): 57 WS #9 Scott Jarosz (SHU) (2-3, 0-2 EIWA): 59 WS #10 Anthony Wokasch (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 44 WS Notes: Nobody at this weight has a lot of matches at all and therefore not a lot of common opponents except for everybody seemed to want to wrestle Langan (LIU). O’Malley is the #1 as he has the highest coaches rank and owns a 3-0 win over McFarland who is the only other guy in NCAA top 33. McFarland gets the #2 with his only loss to O’Malley. He also has the most convincing wins compared to Nolan and Andreano against Langan and beat Laughlin (Army). Interesting dynamic at #3. I think Pasiuk could be the guy but he didn’t enter the season until late and Nolan owns a 5-4 win over Laughlin of Army from that dual so he is kind of “blocked” and therefore so is Caravela of Navy who lost to Pasiuk by major in the dual. Andreano’s record makes it look like he is in the mix but he beat Langan by just one and lost to Laughlin of Army. With Nolan out of his way, I think Pasiuk is the #4 as his two wins are vs. Logan (20-11 MD) and Caravela (12-3 MD). Andreano is the next guy by record but he won in overtime vs. his teammate Guida who took losses to Langan. I am not sold on Andreano (BUCK) placing fifth here to match his seed but he has no common opponents vs. Logan or Caravelo in his entire career and Caravelo has the only other winning record and he lost to Logan 7-4 in the dual. I just didn’t want to use the transitive property, which we know can be flawed especially considering one of the matches was with a teammate. I gave the final bye to Logan (LEH) who all his losses were close unlike Langan (LIU) and he also owns the win over Caravela. Caravela seems underseeded here and a difficult draw with a winning record but unfortunately he did most of his damage against the MAC and lost to both Pasiuk and Logan in his only EIWA action outside of a Lehigh backup (which he won). Langan owns the win over Jarosz to give him the edge but you wonder how they seed Wokash who placed 8th last year at the EIWA Tournament but was unseeded coming out of the pigtails. He was majored by Meyer last year so I would think that halts most of his potential to climb pretty significantly. Either way, if he does end up 10 that is a double rough draw for Caravela. 184 lbs. - 6 qualifiers #1 Louie DePrez (BING) (4-0, 3-0 EIWA): 4 CR, 5 WS #2 David Key (NAVY) (7-0, 2-0 EIWA): 18 CR, 27 WS #3 Taylor Brown (ARMY) (4-2, 2-2 EIWA): 32 CR, 46 WS #4 Charles Small (HOF) (4-1, 2-1 EIWA): 36 WS #5 JT Davis (LEH) (2-3, 1-2 EIWA): 64 WS #6 Joe Accousti (SHU) (3-2, 3-1 EIWA): 42 WS #7 Josh Stillings (DREX) (2-3, 1-1 EIWA): 44 WS #8 Sam Barnes (BUCK) (1-4, 0-2 EIWA): 62 WS #9 Dan Shafran (LIU) (0-9, 0-5 EIWA): 69 WS #10 Connor Bourne (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 66 WS Notes: DePrez and Key are undefeated overall but DePrez has been more dominant in the wins. #3 seed will look really weird based on conference record but his losses were to the top two and he has the only other coaches rank. Brown and Davis are the only undefeated wrestlers in the head-to-head from 3rd – 10th in the conference and Brown beat Wright of Lehigh 4-0 in the dual. After top three are removed, Davis (LEH) and Small (HOF) are the only undefeated in conference. Both beat Shafran (LIU) by majors but edge goes to Small on overall record. Accousti now becomes undefeated taking Small off board but he only beat Shafran 6-1 while Davis (#5 seed) had the major in the only common opponents. Accousti’s wins are against each of the remaining three as he obviously didn’t see American. Stillings beat Shafran by tech so the 7/8 seed comes to him and Barnes. Both lost by similar scores to Accousti in only common opponents so I gave the #7 to Stillings on overall record. Barnes has a win and Shafran does not while Bourne just has no resume this year after going 4-14 last year with no common opponents. I put Bourne at 184 lbs. as Jarrell has not certified for American so possibly Harvey goes up? Harvey is listed at 285 right now in trackwrestling so he weighed at least 197.1 and who knows how much more when he certified. Of course Bourne also certified similarly but he was listed as a probable at 184 before their only dual was cancelled. 197 lbs. - 5 qualifiers #1 Jack Brown (ARMY) (5-1, 4-1 EIWA): 20 CR, 19 WS #2 Jake Jakobsen (LEH) (4-3, 3-1 EIWA): 19 CR, 18 WS #3 Bryan McLaughlin (DREX) (4-1, 1-0 EIWA): 21 CR, 22 WS #4 Jake Koser (NAVY) (4-2, 1-1 EIWA): 16 CR, 16 WS #5 Trey Rogers (HOF) (4-1, 2-1 EIWA): 39 WS #6 Tanner Harvey (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 14 WS #7 Robert Hetherman (SHU) (2-1, 2-1 EIWA): 50 WS #8 Sam DePrez (BING) (1-3, 0-2 EIWA): 53 WS #9 Mason McCready (BUCK) (4-4, 0-2 EIWA): 59 WS #10 TJ Franden (LIU) (1-10, 0-4 EIWA): 69 WS Notes: You got four guys who are all really tight in the rankings and then Harvey (if he goes here) who is the returning EIWA runner-up. Further complicating things, Brown lost to Jakobsen (L, 7-1), but beat Koser. (W, 9-4). Jackobsen lost to Koser (L, 6-1) but has the loss to Brown. McLaughlin has the lowest coaches rank of the group but is undefeated in conference. However, he did not see any of the other three guys I mentioned. They all placed last year at EIWAs too: Brown (4th), Jakobsen (5th), McLaughlin (7th), and Koser (8th) so I just went with last year’s placements. I guess it will be settled in the semifinals. That leaves the question of who should get Harvey. I just put him at 6 so McLaughlin came prove himself to get into the semifinals (although I did feel like that was me manipulating seeds based on potential matchups so I don’t feel great about that). Rogers’ only loss of the year was 3-2 against Brown so he is #5 to me. Hetherman beat McCready and Franden and has the better record than DePrez. DePrez is #8 after beating Shafran of LIU in the dual (W, 8-1) and he has a much more competitive match with Brown of Army compared to McCready. Only common opponent for final two seeds is Hetherman who beat McCready by fall and Franden 6-1. However, I will go with overall record as Franden’s only win came to his teammate so that is not a countable result. 285 lbs. - 4 qualifiers #1 Jordan Wood (LEH) (4-1, 3-0 EIWA): 7 CR, 5 WS #2 John Birchmeier (NAVY) (5-0, 1-0 EIWA): 24 CR, 18 WS #3 Robert Heald (ARMY) (3-2, 3-2 EIWA): 29 CR, 36 WS #4 Zachary Knighton-Ward (HOF) (4-2, 3-1 EIWA): 33 CR, 28 WS #5 Niko Camacho (AMER) (0-0, 0-0 EIWA): 38 WS #6 Dorian Crosby (BUCK) (3-3, 2-1 EIWA): 64 WS #7 Tim Nogoski (LIU) (4-5, 3-4 EIWA): 61 WS #8 Cory Day (BING) (1-2, 0-2 EIWA): 42 WS #9 Mark Blokh (SHU) (0-3, 0-3 EIWA): 65 WS #10 Derek Rose (DREX) (0-5, 0-2 EIWA): 44 WS Notes: The champ returns and is #1 despite losing to Laird out of conference even though Birchmeier went undefeated. Worth noting that Birchmeier did beat both Lehigh backups bu that was before Wood was eligible. Undefeated Birchmeier (#2 seed) had his most impressive win in the last dual vs. Heald. Two guys with coaches ranking remain and Heald (#3 seed) owns the head-to-head against Knighton-Ward (W, 4-3). Sullivan also beat Knighton-Ward (#4 seed) if Army reverses course on its starter. Camacho is a retuning place winner in the conference and with only .500 and below records I gave him the #5. Head-to-head decides 6/7 as Nogoski went 3-1 in the bottom half of the seeds and with his only loss to Crosby who also owns a win over Blokh. Of note, Nagoski beat Day 3-2 in their matchup but Day won 10-2 vs. Sullivan who pinned Nagoski but I went with the true head-to-head matchup. Day has the win over Sullivan as his only victory while Rose and Blokh will look to pick up their first at the EIWAs. Blokh gets my #9 is Rose lost to Sacred Heart’s DelBonis (who could also go at this weight) and Blokh had the closer match with Nagosky. These two also met in 2019 with Blokh winning 5-2. Team Race 1. Navy - 127.5 2. Hofstra - 122 3. Lehigh - 116.5 4. Army - 112 5. Binghamton - 100 6. Drexel - 89.5 7. Bucknell - 67 8. American - 34.5 9. LIU Post - 27 10. Sacred Heart - 24 This gets really interesting. I have Navy with two #1s and three #2s. I also think some of their lower seeded guys could outperform. Hofstra is just all over the place with seeds as is Lehigh which I don’t know that anybody has any confidence in the lineup they will run out. Army has some potential to also improve its score so I am looking forward to this team race more than probably any other conference. Binghamton also projects at an even 100 but I don’t know that they bring enough scorers to the tournament.
  33. 4 points
    Once again posting the disclaimer that I tried to do the best but I have no insight into postseason lineups for team or seeding information other than results that are publicly available (huge shoutout to wrestlestat). THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL BY ANY MEANS! If you know for a fact that I have the lineup wrong, feel free to pass that information along. ACC Projected Brackets Reminders To change team's entrant: go to lineups tab and enter the name, record, rank their (DO NOT CHANGE THE SEEDS ON THIS SHEET, if you download the bracket they should be protected) To change seeds: Go to the 125R, 133R, etc. and use column A. Team predictions will update based on seeds automatically (no bonus taken into account) Key code for results (next to advancing wrestler): X = Bye, D = Decision, M = Major, T = Tech Fall, F = Fall Any other questions or if you see something that doesn't appear to be working correctly, just ask! It is the first year I am doing this but hopefully I caught all the potential bugs. My Projected Seeds (ACC record is their record vs. entrants I expect to be in the tournament at the weight) 125 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Sam Latona (VT) (8-0, 3-0 ACC): 4 CR, 5 WS #2 Jakob Camacho (NCST) (7-1, 3-1 ACC): 5 CR, 3 WS #3 Colton Camacho (PITT) (5-4, 3-2 ACC): 37 WS #4 Patrick McCormick (UVA) (5-4, 1-2 ACC): 40 WS #5 Logan Agin (DUKE) (2-5, 1-3 ACC): 67 WS #6 Will Guida (UNC) (3-4, 0-3 ACC): 69 WS Notes: The thrilling Latona win over J. Camacho gave VT the conference team title and him the #1 seed. Head-to-head wraps up the final four seeds. 133 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Mickey Phillipi (PITT) (7-0, 3-0 ACC): 3 CR, 5 WS #2 Korbin Myers (VT) (6-0, 2-0 ACC): 5 CR, 9 WS #3 Joe Heilman (UNC) (3-2, 1-1 ACC): 8 CR, 18 WS #4 Jarrett Trombley (NCST) (6-2, 0-2 ACC): 10 CR, 22 WS #5 Louie Hayes (UVA) (7-3, 1-3 ACC): 7 CR, 14 WS #6 Drake Doolittle (DUKE) (1-5, 0-1 ACC): 64 WS Notes: For 2/3 seed, Gerardi (VT) beat Heilman (UNC) in the dual so I gave Myers the edge as well, plus he is undefeated. At 3/4 , not a great tiebreak but Hernandez (UNC) def. Jack 3-2 (NCST). This could definitely flip and UNC seems to be leaning towards Heilman based on duals to start but they ranked Hernandez in the first coaches rankings. 141 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Tariq Wilson (NCST) (7-0, 3-0 ACC): 8 CR, 8 WS #2 Zach Sherman (UNC) (7-1, 3-1 ACC): 9 CR, 10 WS #3 Brian Courtney (UVA) (7-2, 2-2 ACC): 14 CR, 19 WS #4 Cole Matthews (PITT) (3-4, 1-3 ACC): 17 CR, 18 WS #5 Colin Gerardi (VT) (5-1, 1-1 ACC): 23 CR, 25 WS #6 Patrick Rowland (DUKE) (1-4, 0-3 ACC): 61 WS Notes: Top 3 easily decided by head-to-head. Bottom three never wrestled. Gerardi has just one conference loss to Matthews but never saw top three as Hillegas wrestled those duals and lost. They also ranked Hillegas but put him in extra matches for last dual so not sure who is the actual starter here. 149 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Austin O'Connor (UNC) (6-0, 4-0 ACC): 2 CR, 1 WS #2 Bryce Andonian (VT) (7-1, 1-1 ACC): 10 CR, 10 WS #3 Ed Scott (NCST) (4-4, 2-3 ACC): 31 CR, 16 WS #4 Josh Finesilver (DUKE) (3-2, 2-2 ACC): 22 CR, 28 WS #5 Luke Kemerer (PITT) (3-4, 2-2 ACC): 28 CR, 31 WS #6 Denton Spencer (UVA) (1-5, 0-5 ACC): 27 WS Notes: Just two matches didn’t occur here (O’Conner vs. Finesilver and Andonian vs. Kemerer) so head-to-head easily resolves the top two seeds.). Finesilver lost to Scott (12-6) and beat Kemerer (9-5). Kemerer won 3-2 vs. Scott. I kind of think Scott should be the #3 seed here as he took the one point loss and nearly had bonus in the win. Coaches ranking disagrees but I will go with my logic. Finesilver beat Kemerer to decide 4/5 and that also gives Kemerer the lowest rank as he had the one point win. 157 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCST) (7-0, 4-0 ACC): 1 CR, 1 WS #2 Justin McCoy (UVA) (8-1, 4-1 ACC): 17 CR, 17 WS #3 Connor Brady (VT) (5-4, 3-2 ACC): 29 CR, 33 WS #4 Josh McClure (UNC) (4-3, 1-3 ACC): 25 CR, 28 WS #5 Brandon LaRue (DUKE) (1-4, 0-2 ACC): 60 WS #6 Tyler Badgett (PITT) (3-5, 0-4 ACC): 56 WS Notes: Top all wrestled each other so head-to-head decides that. LaRue and Badgett don’t have wins in the conference but LaRue pinned the Pittsburgh backup while Badgett didn’t wrestle at all that weekend so Duke gets the #5 seed as all their common opponents losses were by similar margins. 165 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Mekhi Lewis (VT) (8-1, 4-1 ACC): 1 CR, 2 WS #2 Jake Wentzel (PITT) (7-1, 3-1 ACC): 9 CR, 8 WS #3 Jake Keating (UVA) (8-2, 3-2 ACC): 11 CR, 20 WS #4 Kennedy Monday (UNC) (5-3, 2-3 ACC): 10 CR, 14 WS #5 Thomas Bullard (NCST) (3-4, 2-3 ACC): 17 CR, 15 WS #6 Eric Carter (DUKE) (0-4, 0-4 ACC): 65 WS Notes: Every match at this weight happened except Wentzel vs. Carter. Top seed will be up for debate as Wentzel beat Lewis by default but was winning at the time. Hopefully Lewis is fine and ready for the postseason. Wentzel lost to Bullard who has three conference defeats so I think Lewis holds the #1 ranking. Carter also didn’t win a dual so he easily gets #6 and we focus on the middle four seeds. Wentzel and Keating are both 2-1 in those matches. Wentzel beat Keating 11-3 for #2 seed which makes me even less sure Lewis ends up the #1. Keating beat both Bullard and Monday. Monday beat Bullard 4-2. Bullard does have the win 4-3 over Wentzel. 174 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Daniel Bullard (NCST) (6-1, 3-0 ACC): 7 CR, 7 WS #2 Clay Lautt (UNC) (5-2, 2-0 ACC): 16 CR, 9 WS #3 Victor Marcelli (UVA) (6-3, 3-2 ACC): 28 CR, 39 WS #4 Cody Howard (VT) (2-4, 1-2 ACC): 33 WS #5 Jared McGill (PITT) (4-4, 1-4 ACC): 42 WS #6 Conor Becker (DUKE) (1-4, 0-2 ACC): 67 WS Notes: Lautt and Kane switching weights mid-season creates some discussion as both Bullard and Lautt went undefeated in conference at the weight. #1 goes to Bullard because he wrestled the weight all year and beat UNC when Kane was at the weight. Head-to-head decides the last four seeds easily. 184 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Hunter Bolen (VT) (8-0, 3-0 ACC): 1 CR, 3 WS #2 Trent Hidlay (NCST) (4-1, 2-1 ACC): 3 CR, 4 WS #3 Michael Battista (UVA) (6-2, 1-2 ACC): 21 CR, 28 WS #4 Devin Kane (UNC) (4-2, 1-0 ACC): 22 CR, 12 WS #5 Gregg Harvey (PITT) (4-4, 1-4 ACC): 24 CR, 19 WS #6 Luke Chakonis (DUKE) (0-1, 0-1 ACC): 66 WS Notes: Other weight affected by the Kane/Lautt flip. Kane went undefeated but only saw Harvey (3-2 win) of projected starters. Bolen is #1 as he was undefeated and beat UNC in the dual and got a forfeit vs. Duke. Hidlay only lost to Bolen and also beat UNC in the dual so he is #2. Kane and Battista both beat Harvey and are right next to each other in coaches ranking. I will give the #3 to Battista who wrestled all year at the weight and has the slightly better overall record. Chakonis wrestled just one dual for Duke so this could end up being a forfeit as it was for much of the regular season. 197 lbs. – 3 qualifiers #1 Nino Bonaccorsi (PITT) (7-1, 4-1 ACC): 7 CR, 7 WS #2 Jay Aiello (UVA) (8-1, 3-1 ACC): 10 CR, 10 WS #3 Isaac Trumble (NCST) (6-1, 2-1 ACC): 9 CR, 2 WS #4 Max Shaw (UNC) (5-3, 2-3 ACC): 18 CR, 24 WS #5 Andy Smith (VT) (4-4, 0-3 ACC): 29 CR, 35 WS #6 Kaden Russell (DUKE) (1-4, 1-3 ACC): 40 WS Notes: This weight looked easy to seed until the last weekend of the season when Trumble who was the favorite to be the #1 seed got pinned by Russell who hadn’t won all year. Then you have VT who seems undecided about whether to go with Smeltzer or Smith. They ranked Smeltzer but then wrestled Smith and the dual and Smeltzer in extra bouts during the final weekend and Smeltzer lost to the backup. Top seed is between Trumble, Bonaccorsi, and Aiello who are all top 10 in coaches ranking. Trumble seemed to be living on the edge and he wasn’t even the starter from the beginning when Aiello beat the NC State now backup so I think it is between Bonaccorsi and Aiello. Bonaccorsi won 7-5 vs. Aiello but also had the 6-1 loss vs. Trumble. So I lean to Bonaccorsi and so does the coaches ranking slightly. I give Aiello the two as he beat the NC State guy they put out. Even though he still has the loss to Russell of Duke who is the only guy in the conference without a coaches ranking I can’t see Trumble falling below #3. Shaw beat both Russell and Smith. Although it was Smeltzer wrestling at the time, Russell was pinned in the Virginia Tech dual. 285 lbs. – 4 qualifiers #1 Deonte Wilson (NCST) (7-0, 4-0 ACC): 17 CR, 17 WS #2 Quinn Miller (UVA) (7-1, 2-1 ACC): 20 CR, 16 WS #3 John Borst (VT) (4-1, 1-1 ACC): 19 CR, 20 WS #4 Andrew Gunning (UNC) (2-2, 0-2 ACC): 27 CR, 31 WS #5 Jacob Slinger (PITT) (5-4, 1-2 ACC): 43 WS #6 Jonah Niesembaum (DUKE) (1-3, 0-2 ACC): 66 WS Notes: Deonte Wilson is clear #1 winning every conference dual. Miller and Borst only lost to Wilson but VT kept going back and forth with Catka so I am not sure they are settled. However, Miller beat Catka in the dual so he should get the #2 even though Borst has a slight edge in coaches ranking. They just don’t have any common opponents to offset Borst not wrestling in dual. Borst goes #3 as he beat Gunning, 3-1. Singer beat Niesembaum, 6-1, to earn #5 seed. Team Race 1. NC State – 80.5 2. Virginia Tech – 68.5 3. North Carolina – 53 4. Virginia – 52.5 5. Pittsburgh – 42 6. Duke – 3.5 Virginia Tech took home the dual championship but NC State is the favorite to win the tournament title behind four No. 1 seeds. Both teams have a higher seed kid in five of the 10 weights but the No. 1 seeds and the question mark of Lewis make it a potentially tough hill to climb. It looks like those two teams should easily pull away from the field.
  34. 4 points
    nom

    Tsabolov to wrestle for Serbia

    Countries, IMHO. Bringing the world together in spirit of athletic competition. If want it to be about the individuals, many countries would not be represented. I say, if this is the desire, the very best of the best, regardless of country, create a ‘True’ individual world championship. I’d pay to watch that too!!
  35. 4 points
    LJB

    Snyder vs Cox

    nice to see not much has changed around here...
  36. 4 points
    uncle bernard

    PSU - MICH

    Classic immoveable object v. immoveable object and by golly did we see no movement.
  37. 4 points
    Lurker

    OTT at Dickies Arena capacity

    I think the point is, if you pack the arena and everyone in the arena is vaccinated, they may be safe from getting sick if infected, but not safe from taking the infection out of the arena, back to wherever they are going, and spreading it there. Just pointing out that that’s the risk, how much of a risk and how worthwhile a risk is a debate that will vary from person to person, and what they (organizing crew) will ultimately have to measure.
  38. 4 points
    I expect PSU to get blown out. How will Flo’s number 6 team possibly win against #2 Michigan. This will be Caels best coaching job yet if they can pull off this massive upset Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 4 points
    wonderful to see a new controversy. more eyeballs on our rankings and more people tuned in to Who's #1 the Show to hear the explanation. very exciting time for our great sport!
  40. 4 points
    MadMardigain

    Iowa suspends team activity

    I was unaware that Iowa also made a Brent Metcalf button.
  41. 4 points
    bnwtwg

    Come on FRL

    starting a partnership with Martin Floreani call it FloCharts where we hire artists to paint pictures in all the rule books since his podcasters can't read
  42. 4 points
    nhs67

    Any Michigan Insider Info?

    Why would both of them go 197? That is silly. Micic is way above 125.5lbs for Olympics too. Poor form.
  43. 4 points
    hammerlockthree

    Iowa suspends team activity

    is it 2022 yet
  44. 4 points
    Yellow_Medal

    Tom Brands tests positive

    Optics from role models absolutely matters. My father-in-law died from Covid on 12/1/20. If I had to wear a mask every day for years if it meant he would still be around I would. I work for a county public health department with county commissioners who actively disincentivized wearing a mask...up until the second wave...optics matter. Words matter.
  45. 4 points
    Ha! Shows what you know! He lost in the quarters last time! Wait, that's not great for me.
  46. 4 points
    Sure! Right after we play "How many excuses will Iowa make for Marinelli after his 3rd consecutive semi-slide?!"
  47. 4 points
    KCMO2

    Oldest D1 team (by starter's average age)

    Leeth retiring from the sport single-handedly dropped Mizzou's overall average age by 4 years.
  48. 4 points
    Antitroll2828

    Big 10/184

    Zahid beat him like 5-0 in a freestyle while Zahid is a 5th yr senior and brooks as a true freshman and now all of sudden he would major brooks? I mean maybe if zahid put away the short straw and the mirror but I’d still doubt it
  49. 4 points
    Henry

    Holy Hoosiers..Part 2

    The quality of the local fall foliage was my number 1 consideration when choosing a college.
  50. 4 points
    Idaho

    Interactive Conference Brackets

    Good job - I can see a few changes in the Pac 12 but that's pretty common everywhere at this juncture. Bronco should be telling you how many MISTAKES there are in the rankings that YOU created in the Pac12. However if the teams would FINALLY get their schedule out and put their STARTERS on the mat we would not have this PROBLEM. Just sayin.....
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