NCAA releases second coaches ranking for 2021 Division I Wrestling Championships

The NCAA has announced the second coaches ranking for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The coaches rankings are determined by a vote of 14 coaches in each weight class with two head coaches from each conference. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. For the second ranking, wrestlers must have three Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days. For the final coaches ranking that will be utilized during the at-large selection and seeding process, wrestlers will need a minimum of four Division I matches in the weight class.

Eight different schools are represented by the 10 wrestlers ranked at the top of the weight classes. Debuting at the top position this week are Daton Fix of Oklahoma State at 133 pounds and Ryan Deakin of Northwestern at 157 after not having enough matches to qualify for the first ranking. Shane Griffith of Stanford is the new top-ranked wrestler at 165 pounds moving up from his ranking of No. 3 in the first release two weeks ago.

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Remaining at the top spot for the second release of rankings are the Iowa trio of Spencer Lee at 125 pounds, Jaydin Eierman at 141 and Michael Kemerer at 174 as the only school with multiple top-ranked wrestlers. Joining them are Sammy Sasso of Ohio State (149), Hunter Bolen of Virginia Tech (184), Eric Shultz of Nebraska (197) and Gable Steveson of Minnesota (heavyweight).

The coaches ranking is one of several criteria that will be evaluated by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee during the at-large selection and seeding along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.

A full description of the entire selection process for the 2021 Division I Wrestling Championships is available at ncaa.org.

NCAA Division I Wrestling Coaches Rank – Through Matches of Feb. 21

125 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Spencer LeeIowaBig Ten
2Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganMAC
3Sam LatonaVirginia TechACC
4Brandon CourtneyArizona St.Pac-12
5Jakob CamachoNC StateACC
6Taylor LaMontUtah ValleyBig 12
7Liam CroninNebraskaBig Ten
8Brody TeskeNorthern IowaBig 12
9Patrick MckeeMinnesotaBig Ten
10Malik HeinselmanOhio St.Big Ten
11Dylan RagusinMichiganBig Ten
12Devin SchroderPurdueBig Ten
13Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternBig Ten
14RayVon FoleyMichigan St.Big Ten
15Eric BarnettWisconsinBig Ten
16Trevor MastrogiovanniOklahoma St.Big 12
17Justin CardaniIllinoisBig Ten
18Codi RussellAppalachian St.SoCon
19Connor BrownMissouriMAC
20Jaret LaneLehighEIWA
21Fabian GutierrezChattanoogaSoCon
22Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaBig 12
23Jake FerriKent St.MAC
24Daniel VegaSouth Dakota St.Big 12
25Logan TreasterNavyEIWA
26Cody PhippenAir ForceBig 12
27Robert HowardPenn St.Big Ten
27Jackson DiSarioStanfordPac-12
29Nic AguilarRutgersBig Ten
30Brandon KaylorOregon St.Pac-12
31Dylan RyderHofstraEIWA
32Micah RoesBinghamtonEIWA
33Colton CamachoPittsburghACC

133 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Daton FixOklahoma St.Big 12
2Roman Bravo-YoungPenn St.Big Ten
3Austin DeSantoIowaBig Ten
4Micky PhillippiPittsburghACC
5Sammy AlvarezRutgersBig Ten
6Korbin MyersVirginia TechACC
7Michael McGeeArizona St.Pac-12
8Matt SchmittMissouriMAC
9Lucas ByrdIllinoisBig Ten
10Louie HayesVirginiaACC
11Jarrett TrombleyNC StateACC
12Chris CannonNorthwesternBig Ten
13Zach PriceSouth Dakota St.Big 12
14Kyle BiscogliaNorthern IowaBig 12
15Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoBig 12
16Ryan SullivanWest VirginiaBig 12
17Jared Van VleetAir ForceBig 12
18Ty SmithUtah ValleyBig 12
19Job GreenwoodWyomingBig 12
20Boo DrydenMinnesotaBig Ten
21Jordan DecaturOhio St.Big Ten
22Devan TurnerOregon St.Pac-12
23Darren MillerBucknellEIWA
24Jason MirandaStanfordPac-12
25Zach ReddingIowa St.Big 12
26Paul BianchiLittle RockPac-12
27Andrew MartenCentral MichiganMAC
28Joseph HeilmannNorth CarolinaACC
29Mario GuillenOhioMAC
30Haiden DruryFresno St.Big 12
31Kellyn MarchNorth Dakota St.Big 12
32Anthony MadrigalOklahomaBig 12
33Jack MedleyMichiganBig Ten

141 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Jaydin EiermanIowaBig Ten
2Nick LeePenn St.Big Ten
3Sebastian RiveraRutgersBig Ten
4Allan HartMissouriMAC
5Chad RedNebraskaBig Ten
6Ian ParkerIowa St.Big 12
7Dom DemasOklahomaBig 12
8Tariq WilsonNC StateACC
9Zachary ShermanNorth CarolinaACC
10Cody TrybusNavyEIWA
11Dresden SimonCentral MichiganMAC
12DJ LlorenFresno St.Big 12
13Dylan DuncanIllinoisBig Ten
14Brian CourtneyVirginiaACC
15Grant WillitsOregon St.Pac-12
16Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota St.Big 12
17Saul ErvinSIUEMAC
18Cole MatthewsPittsburghACC
19Lenny PetersenAir ForceBig 12
20Drew MattinMichiganBig Ten
21Marcos PolancoMinnesotaBig Ten
22Sam HillegasVirginia TechACC
23Derek SpannBuffaloMAC
24Zack TrampeBinghamtonEIWA
25Peter LiPariArizona St.Pac-12
26Lane PetersArmy West PointEIWA
27Chase ZollmannWyomingBig 12
28Lawrence SaenzCal PolyPac-12
29Parker FiliusPurdueBig Ten
30Christopher SandovalNorthern ColoradoBig 12
31Franco ValdesChattanoogaSoCon
32Anthony BritoAppalachian St.SoCon
33Dylan D`EmilioOhio St.Big Ten

149 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Sammy SassoOhio St.Big Ten
2Austin O`ConnorNorth CarolinaACC
3Brock MaullerMissouriMAC
4Boo LewallenOklahoma St.Big 12
5Max MurinIowaBig Ten
6Michael CarrIllinoisBig Ten
7Griffin ParriottPurdueBig Ten
8Bryce AndonianVirginia TechACC
9Jarrett DegenIowa St.Big 12
10Legend LamerCal PolyPac-12
11Joshua HeilCampbellSoCon
12Yahya ThomasNorthwesternBig Ten
13Kanen StorrMichiganBig Ten
14Jonathan MillnerAppalachian St.SoCon
15Mitch MooreOklahomaBig 12
16Jaden AbasStanfordPac-12
17PJ OgunsanyaArmy West PointEIWA
18Graham RooksIndianaBig Ten
19Casey CobbNavyEIWA
20Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoBig 12
21Michael BlockhusMinnesotaBig Ten
22Mike Van BrillRutgersBig Ten
23Jimmy HoffmanLehighEIWA
24Josh FinesilverDukeACC
25Ridge LovettNebraskaBig Ten
26Beau BartlettPenn St.Big Ten
27Peyton OmaniaMichigan St.Big Ten
28Ed ScottNC StateACC
29Cameron HunsakerUtah ValleyBig 12
30Tristan LaraNorthern IowaBig 12
31Cory CrooksArizona St.Pac-12
32Drew ScharenbrockWisconsinBig Ten
33Luke KemererPittsburghACC

157 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Ryan DeakinNorthwesternBig Ten
2Hayden HidlayNC StateACC
3David CarrIowa St.Big 12
4Jesse DellavecchiaRiderMAC
5Kaleb YoungIowaBig Ten
6Brayton LeeMinnesotaBig Ten
7Kendall ColemanPurdueBig Ten
8Jarrett JacquesMissouriMAC
9Will LewanMichiganBig Ten
9Brady BergePenn St.Big Ten
11Jared FranekNorth Dakota St.Big 12
12Justin ThomasOklahomaBig 12
13Requir van der MerweStanfordPac-12
14Hunter WillitsOregon St.Pac-12
15Markus HartmanArmy West PointEIWA
16Justin McCoyVirginiaACC
17Justin RuffinSIUEMAC
18Jacob WrightWyomingBig 12
19Cade DeVosSouth Dakota St.Big 12
20Jacori TeemerArizona St.Pac-12
21Wyatt SheetsOklahoma St.Big 12
22Holden HellerHofstraEIWA
23Parker KropmanDrexelEIWA
24Chase SaldateMichigan St.Big Ten
25Benjamin BartonCampbellSoCon
26Garrett ModelWisconsinBig Ten
27Andrew CernigliaNavyEIWA
28Joshua McClureNorth CarolinaACC
29Connor BradyVirginia TechACC
30Robert KannairdRutgersBig Ten
31Cody BondAppalachian St.SoCon
32Elijah ClearyOhio St.Big Ten
33Jordan SlivkaOhioMAC

165 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Shane GriffithStanfordPac-12
2Mekhi LewisVirginia TechACC
3Travis WittlakeOklahoma St.Big 12
4Anthony ValenciaArizona St.Pac-12
5Dan BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
6Jake WentzelPittsburghACC
7Ethan SmithOhio St.Big Ten
8Zach HartmanBucknellEIWA
9Jake KeatingVirginiaACC
10Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaACC
11Tanner SkidgelNavyEIWA
12Keegan O`TooleMissouriMAC
13Cameron AmineMichiganBig Ten
14Joe LeePenn St.Big Ten
15Andrew SparksMinnesotaBig Ten
16William FormatoAppalachian St.SoCon
17Thomas BullardNC StateACC
18Peyton RobbNebraskaBig Ten
19Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisMAC
20Peyton HallWest VirginiaBig 12
21Rodrick MosleyGardner-WebbSoCon
22Jake TuckerMichigan St.Big Ten
23Ricky StammHofstraEIWA
24Cole MoodyWyomingBig 12
25Nick SouthIndianaBig Ten
26Evan BarczakDrexelEIWA
27Andrew NicholsonChattanoogaSoCon
28Gerrit NijenhuisPurdueBig Ten
29Luke WeberNorth Dakota St.Big 12
30Brevin CassellaBinghamtonEIWA
31Jake SilversteinRiderMAC
32Pat SchoenfelderNorthern IowaBig 12
33Dazjon CastoThe CitadelSoCon

174 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Michael KemererIowaBig Ten
2Mikey LabriolaNebraskaBig Ten
3Carter StarocciPenn St.Big Ten
4Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyBig 12
5Logan MassaMichiganBig Ten
6Kaleb RomeroOhio St.Big Ten
7Hayden HastingsWyomingBig 12
8Daniel BullardNC StateACC
9Donnell WashingtonIndianaBig Ten
10Peyton MoccoMissouriMAC
11Andrew McNallyKent St.MAC
12Austin MurphyCampbellSoCon
13Thomas FlitzAppalachian St.SoCon
14Clay LauttNorth CarolinaACC
15Dustin PlottOklahoma St.Big 12
16Bernie TruaxCal PolyPac-12
17Michael O`MalleyDrexelEIWA
18Mason KauffmanNorthern IllinoisMAC
19Trenton MunozArizona St.Pac-12
20Lance RunyonNorthern IowaBig 12
21Jacob OliverEdinboroMAC
22Jackson TurleyRutgersBig Ten
23Anthony MantanonaOklahomaBig 12
24Jackson HemauerNorthern ColoradoBig 12
25Cody SurrattAir ForceBig 12
26Jake AllarMinnesotaBig Ten
27Julien BrodersonIowa St.Big 12
28Jared KrattigerWisconsinBig Ten
29Drew HughesMichigan St.Big Ten
30Victor MarcelliVirginiaACC
31Ross McFarlandHofstraEIWA
32Cade KingSouth Dakota St.Big 12
33Angel GarciaRiderMAC

 184 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Hunter BolenVirginia TechACC
2Aaron BrooksPenn St.Big Ten
3Trent HidlayNC StateACC
4Lou DeprezBinghamtonEIWA
5Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaBig 12
6Dakota GeerOklahoma St.Big 12
7Christopher WeilerWisconsinBig Ten
8Layne MalczewskiMichigan St.Big Ten
9Owen WebsterMinnesotaBig Ten
10Taylor VenzNebraskaBig Ten
11Tate SamuelsonWyomingBig 12
12Zach BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
13Nelson BrandsIowaBig Ten
14John PoznanskiRutgersBig Ten
15Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisMAC
16Rocky JordanOhio St.Big Ten
17Max LyonPurdueBig Ten
18Alan ClothierNorthern ColoradoBig 12
19David KeyNavyEIWA
20Michael BattistaVirginiaACC
21Samuel ColbrayIowa St.Big 12
22Caleb HopkinsCampbellSoCon
23Devin KaneNorth CarolinaACC
24Gregg HarveyPittsburghACC
25George WaltonRiderMAC
26Matthew WaddellChattanoogaSoCon
27Ryan ReyesOregon St.Pac-12
28Hunter CruzFresno St.Big 12
29Darrien RobertsOklahomaBig 12
30Taylor BrownArmy West PointEIWA
31Cade BelshayArizona St.Pac-12
32Jhaquan AndersonGardner-WebbSoCon
33Zach BrownVMISoCon

197 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Eric SchultzNebraskaBig Ten
2Myles AmineMichiganBig Ten
3Jacob WarnerIowaBig Ten
4Kordell NorfleetArizona St.Pac-12
5Tanner SloanSouth Dakota St.Big 12
6Noah AdamsWest VirginiaBig 12
7Cameron CaffeyMichigan St.Big Ten
8Nino BonaccorsiPittsburghACC
9Greg BulsakClarionMAC
10Stephen BuchananWyomingBig 12
11Jay AielloVirginiaACC
12Lucas DavisonNorthwesternBig Ten
13AJ FerrariOklahoma St.Big 12
13Rocky ElamMissouriMAC
15Jake WoodleyOklahomaBig 12
16Thomas PenolaPurdueBig Ten
17Jacob KoserNavyEIWA
18JT BrownArmy West PointEIWA
19Max ShawNorth CarolinaACC
20Jake JakobsenLehighEIWA
21Michael BeardPenn St.Big Ten
22Matt WroblewskiIllinoisBig Ten
23Gavin HoffmanOhio St.Big Ten
24Bryan McLaughlinDrexelEIWA
25Nick ReenanNC StateACC
26Jacob SeelyNorthern ColoradoBig 12
27Billy JanzerRutgersBig Ten
28Chris KoberCampbellSoCon
29Landon PelhamCentral MichiganMAC
30J.J. DixonOregon St.Pac-12
31Stanley SmeltzerVirginia TechACC
32Colin McCrackenKent St.MAC
33Tyler MousawVMISoCon

285 POUNDS

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
1Gable StevesonMinnesotaBig Ten
2Mason ParrisMichiganBig Ten
3Tony CassioppiIowaBig Ten
4Matt StencelCentral MichiganMAC
5Gannon GremmelIowa St.Big 12
6Cohlton SchultzArizona St.Pac-12
7Carter IsleyNorthern IowaBig 12
8Jordan WoodLehighEIWA
9Luke LuffmanIllinoisBig Ten
10Ethan LairdRiderMAC
11Christian LanceNebraskaBig Ten
12Trent HillgerWisconsinBig Ten
13Zach ElamMissouriMAC
14Brian AndrewsWyomingBig 12
15Deonte WilsonNC StateACC
16Seth NevillsPenn St.Big Ten
17Tate OrndorffOhio St.Big Ten
18John BorstVirginia TechACC
19Quinn MillerVirginiaACC
20Josh HeindselmanOklahomaBig 12
21Brandon MetzNorth Dakota St.Big 12
22Nathan TraxlerStanfordPac-12
23Johnathan BirchmeierNavyEIWA
24Sam SchuylerBuffaloMAC
25Austin HarrisOklahoma St.Big 12
26Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceBig 12
27Andrew GunningNorth CarolinaACC
28Jon SpauldingEdinboroMAC
29Robert HealdArmy West PointEIWA
30Michael McAleaveyThe CitadelSoCon
31Colton McKiernanSIUEMAC
32Dalton RobertsonNorthern ColoradoBig 12
33Max IhryNorthern IllinoisMAC