NCAA releases first wrestling coaches’ panel rankings of the year

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released Friday the first of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2016-17 wrestling season. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 16-18 at the Scott Trade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information and to purchase tickets for the championship, visit NCAA.com/Wrestling.

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches’ rankings to earn spots in their qualifying tournaments for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.

NCAA DIVISION I WRESTLING COACHES RANK – THROUGH MATCHES OF JAN. 15
WeightRankFirst NameLast NameTeamLeague
1251ThomasGilmanIowaBig Ten
1252JoeyDanceVirginia TechACC
1253NickSurianoPenn St.Big Ten
1254JoshuaRodriguezNorth Dakota St.Big 12
1255EthanLizakMinnesotaBig Ten
1256TimLambertNebraskaBig Ten
1257DarianCruzLehighEIWA
1258JackMuellerVirginiaACC
1259SeanRussellEdinboroEWL
12510JoshTeraoAmericanEIWA
12511NathanKraisserCampbellSoCon
12512NicholasPiccininniOklahoma St.Big 12
12513DylanPetersUNIMAC
12514DrewTemplemanWyomingBig 12
12515ShakurLaneyOhioMAC
12516GabeTownsellStanfordPac-12
12517NoahGonserEastern Mich.MAC
12518BarlowMcGheeMissouriMAC
12519JoseRodriguezOhio St.Big Ten
12520MarkusSimmonsIowa St.Big 12
12521ChristianMoodyOklahomaBig 12
12522VitoPasoneAppalachian St.SoCon
12523JohnnyJimenezWisconsinBig Ten
12524IbrahimBandukaGeorge MasonEWL
12525FreddieRodriguezSIUESoCon
12526AustinAssadMichiganBig Ten
12527BrentFleetwoodCentral Mich.MAC
12528TreyAndrewsNorthern Colo.Big 12
12529LorenzoBentleyPittsburghACC
12530JakeGromackiClarionEWL
12530ElijahOliverIndianaBig Ten
12532KyleAkinsBuffaloMAC
12533BenThorntonPurdueBig Ten
1331NathanTomaselloOhio St.Big Ten
1332KaidBrockOklahoma St.Big 12
1333CoryClarkIowaBig Ten
1334StevanMicicMichiganBig Ten
1335EricMontoyaNebraskaBig Ten
1336SethGrossSouth Dakota St.Big 12
1336ZaneRichardsIllinoisBig Ten
1338DomForysPittsburghACC
1339ScottyParkerLehighEIWA
13310JoshAlberUNIMAC
13311KevinDevoyDrexelEIWA
13312EarlHallIowa St.Big 12
13313JohnErnesteMissouriMAC
13314JamalMorrisNorth Carolina St.ACC
13315MitchMcKeeMinnesotaBig Ten
13316CameronKellyOhioMAC
13317MarkGreyCornellEIWA
13318BryanLantryBuffaloMAC
13319KorbinMyersEdinboroEWL
13320EliStickleyWisconsinBig Ten
13321ColbySmithAppalachian St.SoCon
13322ScottDelvecchioRutgersBig Ten
13323AnthonyTutoloKent St.MAC
13324CoreyKeenerCentral Mich.MAC
13325CamSykoraNorth Dakota St.Big 12
13326DennisGustafsonVirginia TechACC
13327EstebanGomez-RiveraAmericanEIWA
13328AnthonyCefeloRiderEWL
13329LukeWelchPurdueBig Ten
13330CoryStainbrookWest VirginiaBig 12
13331ShayneWiremanEastern Mich.MAC
13332BillyRappoMarylandBig Ten
13333AustinEicherMichigan St.Big Ten
1411DeanHeilOklahoma St.Big 12
1412KevinJackNorth Carolina St.ACC
1413JoeyMcKennaStanfordPac-12
1413JosephWardNorth CarolinaACC
1415MatthewKolodzikPrincetonEIWA
1416AnthonyAshnaultRutgersBig Ten
1417GeorgeDiCamilloVirginiaACC
1418BryceMeredithWyomingBig 12
1419ColtonMcCrystalNebraskaBig Ten
14110JaydinEiermanMissouriMAC
14111ThomasThornMinnesotaBig Ten
14111LoganEverettArmy West PointEIWA
14113RandyCruzLehighEIWA
14114LukePletcherOhio St.Big Ten
14115JamesGulibonPenn St.Big Ten
14116BrockZacherlClarionEWL
14117TylerSmithBucknellEIWA
14118ColeMartinWisconsinBig Ten
14118ChristopherCartonIowaBig Ten
14118RussellRohlfingCSU BakersfieldPac-12
14121RonaldPerryLock HavenEWL
14121JavierGasca IIIMichigan St.Big Ten
14123JaredPrinceNavyEIWA
14124TimmyBoxNorthern Colo.Big 12
14125MikeLongoOklahomaBig 12
14126KyleAyersmanPurdueBig Ten
14127JohnathanHathawayOregon St.Pac-12
14127NoahForriderOhioMAC
14129SalvatorProfaciMichiganBig Ten
14130JackMutchnikAmericanEIWA
14131NickZanettaPittsburghACC
14132EvanFidelibusRiderEWL
14133WilliamKollCornellEIWA
14133KyleSpringerEastern Mich.MAC
1491ZainRetherfordPenn St.Big Ten
1492AnthonyCollicaOklahoma St.Big 12
1493BrandonSorensenIowaBig Ten
1494LavionMayesMissouriMAC
1495MicahJordanOhio St.Big Ten
1496JustinOliverCentral Mich.MAC
1497SolomonChishkoVirginia TechACC
1498MaxThomsenUNIMAC
1499LaikeGardnerLehighEIWA
14910PatricioLugoEdinboroEWL
14911SamSpenoNorth Carolina St.ACC
14912AlfredBannisterMarylandBig Ten
14913SteveBleiseNorthern Ill.MAC
14913DavionJeffriesOklahomaBig 12
14915MatthewCimatoDrexelEIWA
14916KennyTheobaldRutgersBig Ten
14917MatthewZovistoskiAppalachian St.SoCon
14918JoeyDelgadoOregon St.Pac-12
14919AlexKocerSouth Dakota St.Big 12
14920ColeMendenhallWyomingBig 12
14921AndrewCroneWisconsinBig Ten
14921SahidKargboGeorge MasonEWL
14923JoshuaMarucaArizona St.Pac-12
14924JordanLasterPrincetonEIWA
14925ColemanHammondCSU BakersfieldPac-12
14926JosephGalassoCornellEIWA
14927NickBarberEastern Mich.MAC
14928SamuelKrivusVirginiaACC
14929ColtCottenBuffaloMAC
14930MichaelSpragueAmericanEIWA
14931MikeRacciatoPittsburghACC
14932MichaelHayesOld DominionMAC
14932TroyHeilmannNorth CarolinaACC
1571JasonNolfPenn St.Big Ten
1572MichaelKemererIowaBig Ten
1573TylerBergerNebraskaBig Ten
1574JordanKutlerLehighEIWA
1575JosephSmithOklahoma St.Big 12
1576JoeyLavalleeMissouriMAC
1577ColinHeffernanCentral Mich.MAC
1578ClaytonReamNorth Dakota St.Big 12
1579JoshuaShieldsArizona St.Pac-12
15710JakeShortMinnesotaBig Ten
15711BrianMurphyMichiganBig Ten
15712VictorLopezBucknellEIWA
15712RussellParsonsArmy West PointEIWA
15714AndrewAtkinsonVirginiaACC
15714JohnVan BrillRutgersBig Ten
15716SalMastrianiVirginia TechACC
15717ArchieColganWyomingBig 12
15718ColtShortsCal PolyPac-12
15719AaronWalkerThe CitadelSoCon
15720TimothyRuschellWisconsinBig Ten
15721AlexGriffinPurdueBig Ten
15722MayBetheaPennsylvaniaEIWA
15723BryantClagonRiderEWL
15724TaylorSimazCornellEIWA
15725JosephMoonNorth CarolinaACC
15726PaulFoxStanfordPac-12
15727JakeDanishekIndianaBig Ten
15728ThomasBullardNorth Carolina St.ACC
15729NealRichardsVMISoCon
15730CaseySparkmanKent St.MAC
15731CadenMcWhirterNorthern Ill.MAC
15732FredGreenBoise St.Pac-12
15733TalebRahmaniPittsburghACC
1651IsaiahMartinezIllinoisBig Ten
1652LoganMassaMichiganBig Ten
1653IsaacJordanWisconsinBig Ten
1654VincenzoJosephPenn St.Big Ten
1655ChandlerRogersOklahoma St.Big 12
1656DanielLewisMissouriMAC
1657ChadWalshRiderEWL
1658AnthonyValenciaArizona St.Pac-12
1659DylanCottrellWest VirginiaBig 12
16510BryceSteiertUNIMAC
16511Te`ShanCampbellPittsburghACC
16512NicholasWanzekMinnesotaBig Ten
16513BransonAshworthWyomingBig 12
16514AustinMatthewsEdinboroEWL
16515SeldonWrightOld DominionMAC
16516KeatonSubjeckStanfordPac-12
16517LukeZilverbergSouth Dakota St.Big 12
16518YoanseMejiasOklahomaBig 12
16519ColeWalterLehighEIWA
16520AndrewFogartyNorth Dakota St.Big 12
16521JosephGuntherIowaBig Ten
16522DrewHughesMichigan St.Big Ten
16523TylerMarinelliGardner-WebbSoCon
16524BrianHamannNorth Carolina St.ACC
16525KeilanTorresNorthern Colo.Big 12
16526LorenzoDe La RivaCSU BakersfieldPac-12
16527DustinWilliamsNebraskaBig Ten
16528ForrestPrzybyszAppalachian St.SoCon
16529CodyBurcherOhio St.Big Ten
16530BryceMartinIndianaBig Ten
16531AlexandreLopouchanskiAir ForceBig 12
16532VincentDeprezBinghamtonEIWA
16532AustinRoseDrexelEIWA
1741ZahidValenciaArizona St.Pac-12
1741ZachEpperlyVirginia TechACC
1743BrianRealbutoCornellEIWA
1744KyleCrutchmerOklahoma St.Big 12
1745RyanPreischLehighEIWA
1746EthanRamosNorth CarolinaACC
1747LelundWeatherspoonIowa St.Big 12
1748MylesAmineMichiganBig Ten
1749ZachBrunsonIllinoisBig Ten
17410CaseyKentPennsylvaniaEIWA
17410TaylorLujanUNIMAC
17412AlexMeyerIowaBig Ten
17413GenoMorelliPenn St.Big Ten
17414DavidKocerSouth Dakota St.Big 12
17415ConnorBassDukeACC
17416JadaenBernsteinNavyEIWA
17417JonathanSchleiferPrincetonEIWA
17418JimWilsonStanfordPac-12
17419DevinSkatzkaIndianaBig Ten
17420ChristianBruckiCentral Mich.MAC
17421MicahBarnesNebraskaBig Ten
17422NickKeeAppalachian St.SoCon
17423AustinTrottGardner-WebbSoCon
17424RyanChristensenWisconsinBig Ten
17425TraceEngelkesNorthern Ill.MAC
17426JosefJohnsonHarvardEIWA
17427JairodJamesKent St.MAC
17428PhilBakuckasRutgersBig Ten
17429MattReedOklahomaBig 12
17430NickReenanNorth Carolina St.ACC
17431KimballBastianUtah ValleyBig 12
17432GarrettPeppelmanVirginiaACC
17433JacobMorrisseyPurdueBig Ten
1841GabeDeanCornellEIWA
1842BoNickalPenn St.Big Ten
1843TJDudleyNebraskaBig Ten
1844SamuelBrooksIowaBig Ten
1845ZacharyZavatskyVirginia TechACC
1846NolanBoydOklahoma St.Big 12
1847NathanJacksonIndianaBig Ten
1848JackDechowOld DominionMAC
1849MylesMartinOhio St.Big Ten
18410MichaelMacchiavelloNorth Carolina St.ACC
18411StevenSchneiderBinghamtonEIWA
18412EmoryParkerIllinoisBig Ten
18413NicholasGravinaRutgersBig Ten
18414DrewFosterUNIMAC
18415JordanEllingwoodCentral Mich.MAC
18416BryceCarrChattanoogaSoCon
18417DakotaGeerEdinboroEWL
18417HunterGambleGardner-WebbSoCon
18419ChipNessNorth CarolinaACC
18420DylanGabelNorthern Colo.Big 12
18421MitchSligaNorthwesternBig Ten
18422VilleHeinoCampbellSoCon
18423HunterRitterWisconsinBig Ten
18424IanBakerPrincetonEIWA
18425KyleGentileLehighEIWA
18426AlexanderDeCiantisDrexelEIWA
18426SamsonImonodeArmy West PointEIWA
18428CoreyHazelLock HavenEWL
18429BrettPerryBuffaloMAC
18430JasonGrimesAmericanEIWA
18430DavidPeters-LogueAppalachian St.SoCon
18432JoeHeyobPennsylvaniaEIWA
18433GarrettHoffmanBucknellEIWA
1971J`denCoxMissouriMAC
1972BrettPfarrMinnesotaBig Ten
1973JaredHaughtVirginia TechACC
1974PrestonWeigelOklahoma St.Big 12
1975KollinMooreOhio St.Big Ten
1976JacobSmithWest VirginiaBig 12
1977AaronStudebakerNebraskaBig Ten
1978NateRotertSouth Dakota St.Big 12
1979MattMcCutcheonPenn St.Big Ten
19710KevinBeazleyOld DominionMAC
19711ShawnScottNorthern Ill.MAC
19712BrettHarnerPrincetonEIWA
19713RyanWolfeRiderEWL
19714RickyRobertsonWisconsinBig Ten
19715FrankMattiacePennsylvaniaEIWA
19716TomSleighBucknellEIWA
19717CoreyGriegoOregon St.Pac-12
19718BradJohnsonOklahomaBig 12
19719MattWilliamsCSU BakersfieldPac-12
19720AustinSevernCentral Mich.MAC
19720JacobBerkowitzNorthwesternBig Ten
19722JamesBenjaminBuffaloMAC
19723StebanCervantesNavyEIWA
19724MalikMcDonaldNorth Carolina St.ACC
19724TannerOrndorffUtah ValleyBig 12
19726BenjaminHonisCornellEIWA
19727JericKasunicAmericanEIWA
19728BenHaasLehighEIWA
19729AnthonyMcLaughlinAir ForceBig 12
19730TristanSponsellerLock HavenEWL
19731David-BrianWhislerMarylandBig Ten
19732DanielChaidNorth CarolinaACC
19733BaileyFaustOhioMAC
19733JoshuaMurphyDrexelEIWA
2851KyleSnyderOhio St.Big Ten
2852ConnorMedberyWisconsinBig Ten
2853TyWalzVirginia TechACC
2854NickNevillsPenn St.Big Ten
2855TannerHallArizona St.Pac-12
2856JacobKasperDukeACC
2857AustinSchaferOklahoma St.Big 12
2858MichaelKroellsMinnesotaBig Ten
2859SamuelStollIowaBig Ten
28510JaredJohnsonChattanoogaSoCon
28511NathanButlerStanfordPac-12
28512WilliamMillerEdinboroEWL
28513DenzelDejournetteAppalachian St.SoCon
28514CollinJensenNebraskaBig Ten
28515ThomasHainesLock HavenEWL
28516DougVollaroLehighEIWA
28517GageHutchisonEastern Mich.MAC
28518JosephGoodhartDrexelEIWA
28519RyanSolomonPittsburghACC
28520RossLarsonOklahomaBig 12
28521MikeKosoyNorth Carolina St.ACC
28522CodyCrawfordOregon St.Pac-12
28523RayO`DonnellPrincetonEIWA
28524ConanJenningsNorthwesternBig Ten
28525BenjaminTynanNorth Dakota St.Big 12
28526GarrettRyanColumbiaEIWA
28527BoyceCornwellGardner-WebbSoCon
28528JakeGunningBuffaloMAC
28529QueanSmithIowa St.Big 12
28530CoryGilliland-DanielNorth CarolinaACC
28531JakeMcKiernanSIUESoCon
28532TylerKralPurdueBig Ten
28532JereHeinoCampbellSoCon

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