Feb 232012
 

Spots awarded to qualifying tourneys based on current year data

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.

Each qualifying tournament was awarded spots per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage; rating percentage index (RPI); and coaches ranking.

For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his qualifying tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each qualifying tournament, with automatic qualifying status, was awarded a minimum of one wrestler per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.

After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 40 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 7. All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class.

Qualifier Allocations
Conference 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 Total
Atlantic Coast Conference 4 3 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 25
Big 12 Conference 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 31
Big Ten Conference 6 7 5 9 6 8 9 7 7 10 74
Colonial Athletic Association 1 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 3 3 23
Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association 3 5 6 6 6 4 4 4 5 3 46
Eastern Wrestling League 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 24
Mid-American Conference 4 1 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 3 20
Pacific-12 Conference 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 19
Southern Conference 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 11
West Regional 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 17
TOTAL QUALIFIERS 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 290

Related:
• Final Coaches’ Panel Rankings
• RPI

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