NCAA releases first coaches’ ranking for 2023 Division I wrestling championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the first coaches’ ranking for the 2023 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 eight Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days.

Of the 10 weight classes, six are led by members of the Big Ten Conference and no school has two individuals in the top spot.

A pair of national champions sit atop the 165-pound and 174-pound weight classes with Missouri’s Keegan O’Toole and Penn State’s Carter Starocci.

Minnesota’s Patrick McKee sits atop 125 pounds, while Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix leads at 133 pounds. Andrew Alirez of Northern Colorado boasts the top spot at 141 pounds, while Austin Gomez of Wisconsin leads 149 pounds.

At 157 pounds, Nebraska’s Peyton Robb was ranked first by the coaches, while Parker Keckeisen of Northern Iowa sits atop 184 pounds.

Pittsburgh’s Nino Bonaccorsi debuts atop 197-pounds, while Michigan’s Mason Parris is the top ranked 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 process along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.

A full description of the entire selection process for the 2023 Division I Wrestling Championships is available at ncaa.org.

The 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place March 16-18 at BOK Center in Tulsa as the event returns to Oklahoma for the first time since being held in Oklahoma City in 2014.

NCAA Division I wrestling coaches rank — Through matches of Jan. 15

RANKNAMETEAMCONFERENCE
125 POUNDS   
1Patrick McKeeMinnesotaBig Ten
2Eric BarnettWisconsinBig Ten
3Malik HeinselmanOhio St.Big Ten
4Matt RamosPurdueBig Ten
5Dean PetersonRutgersBig Ten
6Anthony NotoLock HavenMAC
7Noah SurtinMissouriBig 12
8Brett UngarCornellEIWA
9Brandon KaylorOregon St.Pac-12
10Stevo PoulinNorthern Colo.Big 12
11Caleb SmithApp StateSoCon
12Braxton BrownMarylandBig Ten
13Trevor MastrogiovanniOklahoma St.Big 12
14Joey PrataOklahomaBig 12
15Jack MedleyMichiganBig Ten
16Eddie VentrescaVirginia TechACC
17Tristan LujanMichigan St.Big Ten
18Jake FerriKent St.MAC
19Jore VolkWyomingBig 12
20Jack WagnerNorth CarolinaACC
21Tanner JordanSouth Dakota St.Big 12
21Ethan BergincArmy West PointEIWA
21Nico ProvoStanfordPac-12
24Ryan MillerPennEIWA
25Anthony MoltonCampbellSoCon
26Nick BabinColumbiaEIWA
27Jarrett TrombleyNC StateACC
28Antonio LorenzoCal PolyPac-12
29Tucker OwensAir ForceBig 12
30Carter BaileyLehighEIWA
30Colton CamachoPittsburghACC
32Maximilian LeeteAmericanEIWA
33Jacob MoranIndianaBig Ten
133 POUNDS   
1Daton FixOklahoma St.Big 12
2Vito ArujauCornellEIWA
3Michael McGeeArizona St.Pac-12
4Sam LatonaVirginia TechACC
5Connor McGonagleLehighEIWA
6Micky PhillippiPittsburghACC
7Michael ColaioccoPennEIWA
8Lucas ByrdIllinoisBig Ten
9Jesse MendezOhio St.Big Ten
10Dylan RagusinMichiganBig Ten
11Kyle BiscogliaUNIBig 12
12Chris CannonNorthwesternBig Ten
13Brayden PalmerChattanoogaSoCon
14RayVon FoleyMichigan St.Big Ten
15Joe HeilmannRutgersBig Ten
16Aaron NagaoMinnesotaBig Ten
17Jason ShanerOregon St.Pac-12
18Chance RichCSU BakersfieldPac-12
19Cody PhippenAir ForceBig 12
20Kai OrineNC StateACC
21Kurtis PhippsBucknellEIWA
22Zach ReddingIowa St.Big 12
23Sean CarterApp St.SoCon
24Cullan SchrieverIowaBig Ten
25Taylor LamontWisconsinBig Ten
26Angelo RiniColumbiaEIWA
27Connor BrownMissouriBig 12
28Wyatt HensonOklahomaBig 12
29Domenic ZacconeCampbellSoCon
30Garrett GriceVirginiaACC
31Henry PorterIndianaBig Ten
32Boo DrydenNebraskaBig Ten
33Gable StricklandLock HavenMAC
141 POUNDS   
1Andrew AlirezNorthern Colo.Big 12
2Cole MatthewsPittsburghACC
3Beau BartlettPenn St.Big Ten
4Brock HardyNebraskaBig Ten
5Ryan JackNC StateACC
6Allan HartMissouriBig 12
7Cael HappelUNIBig 12
8Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota St.Big 12
9Jakob BergelandMinnesotaBig Ten
10Tom CrookVirginia TechACC
11Vince CornellaCornellEIWA
12Lachlan McNeilNorth CarolinaACC
13Parker FiliusPurdueBig Ten
14Darren MillerBucknellEIWA
15Dylan D`EmilioOhio St.Big Ten
16Jesse VasquezArizona St.Pac-12
17Cole MattinMichiganBig Ten
18Joe OlivieriRutgersBig Ten
19Cleveland BeltonOregon St.Pac-12
20Josh KoderhandtNavyEIWA
21Danny PucinoIllinoisBig Ten
22Dylan DroegemuellerNorth Dakota St.Big 12
23Mosha SchwartzOklahomaBig 12
24Matt KazimirColumbiaEIWA
25Angelo MartinoniCSU BakersfieldPac-12
26McKenzie BellRiderMAC
27Carter YoungOklahoma St.Big 12
28Jordan TitusWest VirginiaBig 12
29Joseph ZargoWisconsinBig Ten
30Dylan LaytonCleveland St.MAC
31Malyke HinesLehighEIWA
32Shannon HannaCampbellSoCon
33Kal MillerMarylandBig Ten
149 POUNDS   
1Austin GomezWisconsinBig Ten
2Sammy SassoOhio St.Big Ten
3Yahya ThomasNorthwesternBig Ten
4Kyle ParcoArizona St.Pac-12
5Paniro JohnsonIowa St.Big 12
6Brock MaullerMissouriBig 12
7Caleb HensonVirginia TechACC
8Max MurinIowaBig Ten
9Jonathan MillnerApp St.SoCon
10Doug ZapfPennEIWA
11Colin RealbutoUNIBig 12
11Shayne Van NessPenn St.Big Ten
13Jaden AbasStanfordPac-12
14Jackson ArringtonNC StateACC
15Michael BlockhusMinnesotaBig Ten
16Chance LamerMichiganBig Ten
17Kellyn MarchNorth Dakota St.Big 12
18Mitch MooreOklahomaBig 12
19Dom DemasCal PolyPac-12
20Ethen MillerMarylandBig Ten
21Caleb TyusSIUEMAC
22Quinn KinnerRiderMAC
23Victor VoinovichOklahoma St.Big 12
24Graham RooksIndianaBig Ten
25Sam HillegasWest VirginiaBig 12
26Alec HaganOhioMAC
27Jarod VerkleerenVirginiaACC
28Tyler BadgettPittsburghACC
29Max BrignolaLehighEIWA
30Dylan MartinezAir ForceBig 12
31Tony WhiteRutgersBig Ten
32Ryan BurgosEdinboroMAC
33Luke NichterDrexelEIWA
33Kyle SchickelClarionMAC
157 POUNDS   
1Peyton RobbNebraskaBig Ten
2Jared FranekNorth Dakota St.Big 12
3Kendall ColemanPurdueBig Ten
4Austin O`ConnorNorth CarolinaACC
5Josh HumphreysLehighEIWA
6Ed ScottNC StateACC
7Will LewanMichiganBig Ten
8Jarrett JacquesMissouriBig 12
9Trevor ChumbleyNorthwesternBig Ten
10Kaden GfellerOklahoma St.Big 12
11Jacob WrightWyomingBig 12
12Anthony ArtalonaPennEIWA
13Chase SaldateMichigan St.Big Ten
14Brayton LeeMinnesotaBig Ten
15Derek GilcherIndianaBig Ten
16Garrett ModelWisconsinBig Ten
17Cael SwensenSouth Dakota St.Big 12
18Charlie DarracottStanfordPac-12
19Paddy GallagherOhio St.Big Ten
20Derek HolschlagUNIBig 12
21Cesar AlvanColumbiaEIWA
22Peyten KellarOhioMAC
23Andrew ClarkRutgersBig Ten
24Michael NorthMarylandBig Ten
25Alex HornfeckWest VirginiaBig 12
26Corbyn MunsonCentral Mich.MAC
27Jason KraisserIowa St.Big 12
28Tommy AskeyApp St.SoCon
29Andrew CernigliaNavyEIWA
30Vinny ZerbanNorthern Colo.Big 12
31Jacob ButlerOklahomaBig 12
32Peter PappasGeorge MasonMAC
33Marcus RobinsonCleveland St.MAC
165 POUNDS   
1Keegan O`TooleMissouriBig 12
2David CarrIowa St.Big 12
3Quincy MondayPrincetonEIWA
4Shane GriffithStanfordPac-12
5Cameron AmineMichiganBig Ten
6Dean HamitiWisconsinBig Ten
7Julian RamirezCornellEIWA
8Peyton HallWest VirginiaBig 12
8Michael Caliendo IIINorth Dakota St.Big 12
8Patrick KennedyIowaBig Ten
11Dan BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
12Austin YantUNIBig 12
13Izzak OlejnikNIUMAC
14Justin McCoyVirginiaACC
14Tanner CookSouth Dakota St.Big 12
16Alex FacundoPenn St.Big Ten
17Joshua OgunsanyaColumbiaEIWA
18Gerrit NijenhuisOklahomaBig 12
19Matthew OlguinOregon St.Pac-12
20Connor BradyVirginia TechACC
21Wyatt SheetsOklahoma St.Big 12
22Maxx MayfieldNorthwesternBig Ten
23Evan BarczakDrexelEIWA
24Rodrick MosleyGardner-WebbSoCon
25Caleb FishMichigan St.Big Ten
26Will FormatoApp St.SoCon
27Enrique MunguiaKent St.MAC
28Andrew SparksMinnesotaBig Ten
29Holden HellerPittsburghACC
30Bubba WilsonNebraskaBig Ten
31Giano PetrucelliAir ForceBig 12
32Lucas RevanoPennEIWA
33Avery BassettLock HavenMAC
174 POUNDS   
1Carter StarocciPenn St.Big Ten
2Mikey LabriolaNebraskaBig Ten
3Mekhi LewisVirginia TechACC
4Chris FocaCornellEIWA
5Mickey O`MalleyDrexelEIWA
6Dustin PlottOklahoma St.Big 12
7Ethan SmithOhio St.Big Ten
8Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyBig 12
9Edmond RuthIllinoisBig Ten
10Peyton MoccoMissouriBig 12
11Rocky JordanChattanoogaSoCon
12Bailee O`ReillyMinnesotaBig Ten
13Cade DeVosSouth Dakota St.Big 12
14Donnell WashingtonIndianaBig Ten
15Troy FisherNorthwesternBig Ten
16Nick IncontreraPennEIWA
17Aaron OlmosOregon St.Pac-12
18Tyler EischensStanfordPac-12
18Benjamin PasiukArmy West PointEIWA
20Darrien RobertsOklahomaBig 12
21Triston WillsLittle RockPac-12
22Jared McGillEdinboroMAC
23Julien BrodersonIowa St.Big 12
24Sal PerrineOhioMAC
25Andrew BerreyesaNorthern Colo.Big 12
26Lennox WolakColumbiaEIWA
27Will MillerApp St.SoCon
28Hayden HastingsWyomingBig 12
29Alex FaisonNC StateACC
30Gaven SaxNorth Dakota St.Big 12
31Alex CramerCentral Mich.MAC
32Luca AugustinePittsburghACC
33Dominic SolisMarylandBig Ten
184 POUNDS   
1Parker KeckeisenUNIBig 12
2Trent HidlayNC StateACC
3Marcus ColemanIowa St.Big 12
4Kaleb RomeroOhio St.Big Ten
5Hunter BolenVirginia TechACC
6Abe AssadIowaBig Ten
7Matt FinesilverMichiganBig Ten
8Trey MunozOregon St.PAC 12
9Isaiah SalazarMinnesotaBig Ten
10Travis WittlakeOklahoma St.Big 12
11Brian SoldanoRutgersBig Ten
11Lenny PintoNebraskaBig Ten
13Layne MalczewskiMichigan St.Big Ten
14Gavin KaneNorth CarolinaACC
15Reece HellerPittsburghACC
16Cade KingSouth Dakota St.Big 12
16Neil AntrassianVirginiaACC
18Tate SamuelsonLehighEIWA
19Jacob NolanBinghamtonEIWA
20Giuseppe HooseBuffaloMAC
21Jacob FerreiraHofstraEIWA
22Dylan ConnellIllinoisBig Ten
23Brian BoninoDrexelEIWA
24Anthony MontalvoArizona St.Pac-12
25Anthony CarmanWest VirginiaBig 12
26Matthew WaddellChattanoogaSoCon
27Colton HawksMissouriBig 12
28Caleb HopkinsCampbellSoCon
29Deanthony Parker JrNorth Dakota St.Big 12
30Will FeldkampClarionMAC
31David KeyNavyEIWA
32Nate DuganPrincetonEIWA
33Noah BlakeAir ForceBig 12
197 POUNDS   
1Nino BonaccorsiPittsburghACC
2Max DeanPenn St.Big Ten
3Michael BeardLehighEIWA
4Yonger BastidaIowa St.Big 12
5Isaac TrumbleNC StateACC
6Bernie TruaxCal PolyPac-12
7Ethan LairdRiderMAC
8Zac BraunagelIllinoisBig Ten
8Jacob WarnerIowaBig Ten
10Tanner SloanSouth Dakota St.Big 12
11Owen PentzNorth Dakota St.Big 12
12Cameron CaffeyMichigan St.Big Ten
12Braxton AmosWisconsinBig Ten
14Jaxon SmithMarylandBig Ten
15Silas AllredNebraskaBig Ten
16Tanner HarveyOregon St.Pac-12
17Luke StoutPrincetonEIWA
18Gavin HoffmanOhio St.Big Ten
19Luke SurberOklahoma St.Big 12
20Evan BockmanUtah ValleyBig 12
21Michael BattistaVirginiaACC
22Andy SmithVirginia TechACC
23Nick StemmetStanfordPac-12
24Michial FoyMinnesotaBig Ten
25Jacob KoserNavyEIWA
26Andrew DavisonNorthwesternBig Ten
27Trey RogersHofstraEIWA
28Austin CooleyWest VirginiaBig 12
29Levi HopkinsCampbellSoCon
30Cole UrbasPennEIWA
31Max ShawNorth CarolinaACC
32John CrawfordFranklin & MarshallEIWA
33Nick WillhamIndianaBig Ten
HEAVYWEIGHT   
1Mason ParrisMichiganBig Ten
2Tony CassioppiIowaBig Ten
3Lucas DavisonNorthwesternBig Ten
4Cohlton SchultzArizona St.Pac-12
5Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceBig 12
6Zach ElamMissouriBig 12
7Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardEIWA
8Sam SchuylerIowa St.Big 12
9Trent HillgerWisconsinBig Ten
10Owen TrephanNC StateACC
11Tyrell GordonUNIBig 12
12AJ NevillsSouth Dakota St.Big 12
13Taye GhadialiCampbellSoCon
14Tate OrndorffOhio St.Big Ten
15Colton McKiernanSIU EdwardsvilleMAC
16Josh HeindselmanOklahomaBig 12
17Grady GriessNavyEIWA
18Cory DayBinghamtonEIWA
19Hunter CatkaVirginia TechACC
20Jonah NiesenbaumDukeACC
21Konner DoucetOklahoma St.Big 12
22Jacob BullockIndianaBig Ten
23Michael WolfgramWest VirginiaBig 12
24Boone McdermottRutgersBig Ten
25Jaron SmithMarylandBig Ten
26Juan MoraNorth Dakota St.Big 12
27Garrett JolesMinnesotaBig Ten
28Nathan TaylorLehighEIWA
29Ben GoldinPennEIWA
30Dorian CrosbyBucknellEIWA
31David SzubaRiderMAC
32josiah hillLittle RockPac-12
33Travis StefanikPrincetonEIWA

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