NCAA releases first coaches’ ranking for 2022 DI Wrestling Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the first coaches ranking for the 2022 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 of the seven conferences. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. Wrestlers must have five Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days.

Of the 10 weight classes, eight are led by former national champions, led by the Penn State quartet of Roman Bravo-Young at 133 pounds, Nick Lee at 141 pounds, Carter Starocci at 174 pounds, and Aaron Brooks at 184 pounds.

Two-time 141-pound national champion Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell is back after winning titles in 2018 and 2019 and debuts as the top seed moving up to 149 pounds in 2022.

Other national champions leading their weight class in the 2022 rankings are Iowa State’s David Carr at 157 pounds, AJ Ferrari of Oklahoma State at 197 pounds, and heavyweight Gable Steveson of Minnesota.

Cornell has a second top-ranked wrestler with Vito Arujau at 125 pounds, while Missouri’s Keegan O’Toole is the top-ranked wrestler by the coaches at 165 pounds.

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 process along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.

The 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place March 17-19 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as the event returns to Michigan for the first time since being held in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in 2007.

125 POUNDS
1Vito ArujauCornellEIWA
1Pat GloryPrincetonEIWA
3Brandon CourtneyArizona St.Pac 12
4Trevor MastrogiovanniOklahoma St.Big 12
5Eric BarnettWisconsinBig Ten
6Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaBig 12
7Patrick McKeeMinnesotaBig Ten
8Drake AyalaIowaBig Ten
9Devin SchroderPurdueBig Ten
10Jakob CamachoNC StateACC
11Brody TeskeUNIBig 12
12Noah SurtinMissouriBig 12
13Brandon KaylorOregon St.Pac 12
14Malik HeinselmanOhio St.Big Ten
15Jaret LaneLehighEIWA
16Joe ManchioColumbiaEIWA
17Kysen TerukinaIowa St.Big 12
18Sam LatonaVirginia TechACC
19Justin CardaniIllinoisBig Ten
20Fabian GutierrezChattanoogaSoCon
21Anthony NotoLock HavenMAC
22Dylan ShawverRutgersBig Ten
22Caleb SmithApp StateSoCon
24Joey PrataOklahomaBig 12
25Ryan MillerPennEIWA
26Antonio LorenzoCal PolyPac 12
27Gage CurryPittsburghACC
28Jake FerriKent St.MAC
29Korbin MeinkCampbellSoCon
30Tristan DaughertyBuffaloMAC
31Jacob MoranIndianaBig Ten
32Joey FischerClarionMAC
33Patrick McCormickVirginiaACC
133 POUNDS
1Roman Bravo-YoungPenn St.Big Ten
2Daton FixOklahoma St.Big 12
3Austin DeSantoIowaBig Ten
4Michael McGeeArizona St.Pac 12
5Korbin MyersVirginia TechACC
6Lucas ByrdIllinoisBig Ten
7Micky PhillippiPittsburghACC
8Dylan RagusinMichiganBig Ten
9Chris CannonNorthwesternBig Ten
10RayVon FoleyMichigan St.Big Ten
11Devan TurnerOregon St.Pac 12
12Brock HudkinsIndianaBig Ten
13Haiden DruryUtah ValleyBig 12
14Chance RichCSU BakersfieldPac 12
15Malyke HinesLehighEIWA
16Michael ColaioccoPennEIWA
17Kai OrineNC StateACC
18Joe OlivieriRutgersBig Ten
19Josh KoderhandtNavyEIWA
20Brayden PalmerChattanoogaSoCon
21Brian CourtneyVirginiaACC
22Kellyn MarchNorth Dakota St.Big 12
23Kyle BurwickWisconsinBig Ten
24Jake GlivaMinnesotaBig Ten
25Codi RussellApp StateSoCon
26Matt RamosPurdueBig Ten
27Dominic LaJoieCornellEIWA
28Jackson DiSarioStanfordPac 12
29Kyle BiscogliaUNIBig 12
30Ramazan AttasauovIowa St.Big 12
31Richie KoehlerRiderMAC
32Sidney FloresAir ForceBig 12
33Job GreenwoodWyomingBig 12
33Anthony SobotkerBinghamtonEIWA
141 POUNDS
1Nick LeePenn St.Big Ten
2Jaydin EiermanIowaBig Ten
3Sebastian RiveraRutgersBig Ten
4Real WoodsStanfordPac 12
5Kizhan ClarkeNorth CarolinaACC
6Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota St.Big 12
7Andrew AlirezNorthern Colo.Big 12
8Chad RedNebraskaBig Ten
9Allan HartMissouriBig 12
10Dresden SimonCentral Mich.MAC
11Grant WillitsOregon St.Pac 12
12Matt KazimirColumbiaEIWA
13Jakob BergelandMinnesotaBig Ten
14Ryan JackNC StateACC
15Cole MatthewsPittsburghACC
16CJ CompostoPennEIWA
17Dylan D`EmilioOhio St.Big Ten
18Parker FiliusPurdueBig Ten
19Carter YoungOklahoma St.Big 12
20Cael HappelUNIBig 12
21Dylan DroegemuellerNorth Dakota St.Big 12
22Joseph ZargoWisconsinBig Ten
23Angelo MartinoniCSU BakersfieldPac 12
24Connor McGonagleLehighEIWA
25Collin GerardiVirginia TechACC
26Kyran HaganOhioMAC
27Cayden RooksIndianaBig Ten
28Saul ErvinSIUEMAC
29Quinn KinnerRiderMAC
30Seth KolenoClarionMAC
31Gabe WillochellEdinboroMAC
32Frankie Tal ShaharNorthwesternBig Ten
33Ryan AndersonBinghamtonEIWA
149 POUNDS
1Yianni DiakomihalisCornellEIWA
2Sammy SassoOhio St.Big Ten
3Tariq WilsonNC StateACC
4Ridge LovettNebraskaBig Ten
5Jonathan MillnerApp StateSoCon
6Bryce AndonianVirginia TechACC
7Joshua HeilCampbellSoCon
8Kyle ParcoArizona St.Pac 12
9Austin GomezWisconsinBig Ten
10Max MurinIowaBig Ten
11Yahya ThomasNorthwesternBig Ten
12Jaden AbasStanfordPac 12
13Josh FinesilverDukeACC
14Kaden GfellerOklahoma St.Big 12
15Mike Van BrillRutgersBig Ten
16Beau BartlettPenn St.Big Ten
17Josh EdmondMissouriBig 12
18PJ OgunsanyaArmy West PointEIWA
19Jarrett DegenIowa St.Big 12
20Anthony ArtalonaPennEIWA
21Corbyn MunsonCentral Mich.MAC
22Zachary ShermanNorth CarolinaACC
22Alex MadrigalGeorge MasonMAC
24Manzona BryantLehighEIWA
25Michael BlockhusMinnesotaBig Ten
26Jarod VerkleerenVirginiaACC
27Brent MooreClarionMAC
28Corey CrooksOregon St.Pac 12
29Alec HaganOhioMAC
30Marcus RobinsonCleveland St.MAC
31Colin RealbutoUNIBig 12
32Christopher SandovalNorthern Colo.Big 12
32Luke NichterDrexelEIWA
157 POUNDS
1David CarrIowa St.Big 12
2Ryan DeakinNorthwesternBig Ten
3Jacori TeemerArizona St.Pac 12
4Austin O`ConnorNorth CarolinaACC
5Ed ScottNC StateACC
6Brayton LeeMinnesotaBig Ten
7Jared FranekNorth Dakota St.Big 12
8Quincy MondayPrincetonEIWA
9Peyton RobbNebraskaBig Ten
10Josh HumphreysLehighEIWA
11Kendall ColemanPurdueBig Ten
12Wyatt SheetsOklahoma St.Big 12
13Kaleb YoungIowaBig Ten
14Jacob WrightWyomingBig 12
15Will LewanMichiganBig Ten
16Justin ThomasOklahomaBig 12
17Johnny LovettCentral Mich.MAC
18Hunter WillitsOregon St.Pac 12
19Chase SaldateMichigan St.Big Ten
20Connor BradyVirginia TechACC
21Jarrett JacquesMissouriBig 12
22Andrew CernigliaNavyEIWA
23Doug ZapfPennEIWA
24Elijah ClearyPittsburghACC
25Jordan SlivkaOhioMAC
26Garrett ModelWisconsinBig Ten
27Markus HartmanArmy West PointEIWA
28Jake KeatingVirginiaACC
28Dazjon CastoThe CitadelSoCon
30Alex CaridaBloomsburgMAC
31Ben BartonLock HavenMAC
32Parker KropmanDrexelEIWA
33Cody BondApp StateSoCon
165 POUNDS
1Keegan O`TooleMissouriBig 12
2Alex MarinelliIowaBig Ten
3Shane GriffithStanfordPac 12
4Travis WittlakeOklahoma St.Big 12
5Carson KharchlaOhio St.Big Ten
5Anthony ValenciaArizona St.Pac 12
7Dean HamitiWisconsinBig Ten
8Julian RamirezCornellEIWA
9Peyton HallWest VirginiaBig 12
10Jake WentzelPittsburghACC
11Philip ConigliaroHarvardEIWA
12Izzak OlejnikNIUMAC
13Luke WeberNorth Dakota St.Big 12
14Zach HartmanBucknellEIWA
15Justin McCoyVirginiaACC
16William FormatoApp StateSoCon
17Austin YantUNIBig 12
18Joshua OgunsanyaColumbiaEIWA
19Thomas BullardNC StateACC
20Brian MeyerLehighEIWA
21Lucas RevanoPennEIWA
22Cael CarlsonMinnesotaBig Ten
23Dan BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
24Evan BarczakDrexelEIWA
24Ashton EylerLock HavenMAC
26Caleb FishMichigan St.Big Ten
27Tanner CookSouth Dakota St.Big 12
28Creighton EdsellPenn St.Big Ten
29Joe GrelloOklahomaBig 12
30Dalton HarkinsArmy West PointEIWA
31Riley SmuckerCleveland St.MAC
32David FerranteNorthwesternBig Ten
33Cameron PineClarionMAC
74 POUNDS
1Carter StarocciPenn St.Big Ten
2Mekhi LewisVirginia TechACC
3Hayden HidlayNC StateACC
4Logan MassaMichiganBig Ten
5Mikey LabriolaNebraskaBig Ten
6Ethan SmithOhio St.Big Ten
7Dustin PlottOklahoma St.Big 12
8Cade DeVosSouth Dakota St.Big 12
9Peyton MoccoMissouriBig 12
10Chris FocaCornellEIWA
11Hayden HastingsWyomingBig 12
12Matt FinesilverDukeACC
13Michael O`MalleyDrexelEIWA
14Clay LauttNorth CarolinaACC
15Bailee O`ReillyMinnesotaBig Ten
15Gerrit NijenhuisPurdueBig Ten
17Joel DevineIowa St.Big 12
18Andrew McNallyWisconsinBig Ten
19Mason KauffmanNIUMAC
20Austin BrennerNorth Dakota St.Big 12
21Troy FisherNorthwesternBig Ten
21Nick IncontreraPennEIWA
23Sal PerrineOhioMAC
24Austin MurphyCampbellSoCon
25Aaron OlmosOregon St.Pac 12
26Thomas FlitzApp StateSoCon
27Josh KimHarvardEIWA
28Tyler EischensStanfordPac 12
29Pat SchoenfelderUNIBig 12
30Sam WolfAir ForceBig 12
31Jake LoganLehighEIWA
32Anthony MantanonaOklahomaBig 12
33Nick FineColumbiaEIWA
184 POUNDS
1Aaron BrooksPenn St.Big Ten
2Myles AmineMichiganBig Ten
3Trent HidlayNC StateACC
4Parker KeckeisenUNIBig 12
5John PoznanskiRutgersBig Ten
6Kaleb RomeroOhio St.Big Ten
7Bernie TruaxCal PolyPac 12
8Marcus ColemanIowa St.Big 12
9Dakota GeerOklahoma St.Big 12
10Hunter BolenVirginia TechACC
11Taylor VenzNebraskaBig Ten
12Kyle CochranMarylandBig Ten
13Trey MunozOregon St.Pac 12
14Donnell WashingtonIndianaBig Ten
15Brit WilsonNIUMAC
16Jeremiah KentMissouriBig 12
17Jonathan LoewCornellEIWA
18Abe AssadIowaBig Ten
19Tate SamuelsonWyomingBig 12
20Zach BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
21Layne MalczewskiMichigan St.Big Ten
22Travis StefanikPrincetonEIWA
23Michael BattistaVirginiaACC
23Isaiah SalazarMinnesotaBig Ten
25Max LyonPurdueBig Ten
26David KeyNavyEIWA
27Darrien RobertsOklahomaBig 12
28Gregg HarveyPittsburghACC
29Caleb HopkinsCampbellSoCon
30Charles SmallHofstraEIWA
31DeAndre NassarCleveland St.MAC
32Austin (AJ) BurkhartLehighEIWA
33Neil AntrassianPennEIWA
197 POUNDS
1AJ FerrariOklahoma St.Big 12
2Max DeanPenn St.Big Ten
3Eric SchultzNebraskaBig Ten
4Jacob WarnerIowaBig Ten
5Rocky ElamMissouriBig 12
6Greg BulsakRutgersBig Ten
7Stephen BuchananWyomingBig 12
8Patrick BruckiMichiganBig Ten
9Nino BonaccorsiPittsburghACC
10Jake WoodleyOklahomaBig 12
11Kordell NorfleetArizona St.Pac 12
12Jay AielloVirginiaACC
13Lou DeprezBinghamtonEIWA
14Yonger BastidaIowa St.Big 12
15Thomas PenolaPurdueBig Ten
16Cameron CaffeyMichigan St.Big Ten
17Luke StoutPrincetonEIWA
18Isaac TrumbleNC StateACC
19Jacob CardenasCornellEIWA
20Gavin HoffmanOhio St.Big Ten
21Owen PentzNorth Dakota St.Big 12
22Tanner SloanSouth Dakota St.Big 12
23Braxton AmosWisconsinBig Ten
24Evan BockmanUtah ValleyBig 12
24Jacob KoserNavyEIWA
26Alan ClothierNorthern Colo.Big 12
27JT BrownArmy West PointEIWA
28Jaron SmithMarylandBig Ten
29Andrew DavisonNorthwesternBig Ten
30Cody HowardVirginia TechACC
31Matt WroblewskiIllinoisBig Ten
32Max ShawNorth CarolinaACC
33Michial FoyMinnesotaBig Ten
HEAVYWEIGHT
1Gable StevesonMinnesotaBig Ten
2Mason ParrisMichiganBig Ten
3Cohlton SchultzArizona St.Pac 12
4Greg KerkvlietPenn St.Big Ten
5Tony CassioppiIowaBig Ten
6Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceBig 12
7Jordan WoodLehighEIWA
8Trent HillgerWisconsinBig Ten
9Matt StencelCentral Mich.MAC
10Gary TruabOregon St.Pac 12
11Christian LanceNebraskaBig Ten
12Tate OrndorffOhio St.Big Ten
13Lucas DavisonNorthwesternBig Ten
14Nathan TraxlerVirginia TechACC
15Zach ElamMissouriBig 12
16Luke LuffmanIllinoisBig Ten
17Lewis FernandesCornellEIWA
18Brandon MetzNorth Dakota St.Big 12
19Joe DoyleBinghamtonEIWA
20Zachary Knighton-WardHofstraEIWA
21Michael WolfgramWest VirginiaBig 12
22AJ NevillsSouth Dakota St.Big 12
23Tyrie HoughtonNC StateACC
24Taye GhadialiCampbellSoCon
25Quinn MillerVirginiaACC
26Isaac ReidLock HavenMAC
27Josh HeindselmanOklahomaBig 12
28Sam SchuylerIowa St.Big 12
29Luke SurberOklahoma St.Big 12
30Michael McAleaveyThe CitadelSoCon
31Zach SchraderMarylandBig Ten
32Ben GoldinPennEIWA
33Michael WoulfePurdueBig Ten