NCAA Division I wrestling qualifier allocations for 2019 championships, coaches’ panel rankings and RPI announced

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.

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

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Three NDSU Wrestlers Ranked, Bison Receive Votes toward NWCA Coaches Top 25 Poll

MANHEIM, Pa. — North Dakota State received votes toward the final regular season NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released Feb. 26. The Bison were No. 25 on the WIN Wrestling Magazine Dual list and No. 29 in the WIN Tournament Power Index (TPI) with eight points. NDSU was tied for No. 36 with four points in the rankings.

North Dakota State (10-6, 5-4 #Big12WR) will send 10 wrestlers to compete at the Big 12 Championships scheduled for March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. NDSU’s lineup includes No. 8-ranked 125 Brent Fleetwood (21-3), No. 18-ranked 165 Andrew Fogarty (17-3), who was Big 12 runner-up in 2018, and No. 18-ranked 133 Cam Sykora (19-6), who placed third, and 197 Cordell Eaton (17-8), who was sixth, at the 2017 Big 12 tournament.

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Unbeaten Penn State goes wire-to-wire, finishes No. 1 in NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – After a fourth straight unbeaten season, Penn State finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the final NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

The NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Each first-place vote is worth 25 points, 24 points for a second-place vote, 23 for a third-place vote and so on through to one point for a 25th-place vote.

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Penn State, Iowa share Big Ten dual season title; Unbeatens Iowa, Oklahoma State set to face off in regular-season finale

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Two of the nation’s last three unbeaten teams in Division I, Penn State and Iowa, clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship with conference wins over the weekend. Penn State (13-0) remained No. 1 in the nation, while Iowa (14-0) remained third in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Second-ranked Oklahoma State (14-0) will face Iowa on Sunday at historic Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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Minnesota State Enters 2019 Postseason Rated 17th

Mankato, Minn. — On the cusp of the 2019 postseason, the Minnesota State wrestling team is rated 17th in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.

The Mavericks, who completed the 2018-19 regular season with a 9-2 mark in dual action and finished second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a 7-1 league record, have four individuals who are ranked in their respective individual classes.

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