Feb. 26, 2009

 

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2009 NCAA
Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.

Each qualifying tournament was awarded spots per weight class based on current year data. Each
wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage; rating percentage index (RPI);
and coaches ranking. A threshold of a 0.725 winning percentage, top 28 in the RPI and top 28 in the
coaches ranking was established to allocate 278 of the 330 championships field positions.

For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his qualifying
tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each qualifying tournament was
awarded a minimum of one wrestler per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if
they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for
each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.

After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee
will meet in-person to select the remaining 52 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 11.
All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the
following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against
common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at
that weight class.

Conference                    125  133  141 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 Total
Atlantic Coast Conference   2     3     5     3    3     1    1    2     4    3     27
Big Ten Conference            7     6     7    5     7     8    6    6     4   5     61
Big 12 Conference             3      3    3     2    4     5    3    4     5    5     37
Colonial Athletic Assoc.       2      1    1     1    2     2    4    2     4    1     20
East Regional                    1      1    1     1    1     1    1    1     1    1     10
E. I. W.A.                          3      4    2     6    4     3    6    4     2    4     38
Eastern Wrestling League    3      2    1     3    3     3    1    1     1    4     22
Mid-American Conference    2      3    2     2    1     1    2    3     1    2     19
Pacific-10 Conference          3      3    3     2    2     1    1    1     2    2     20
Southern Conference           1      1    2     1    1     1    1    1     1    1     11
West Regional                    1      1    1     2    1     1    1    2     2    1     13
TOTAL QUALIFIERS             28    28   28   28  29   27   27  27   27  29    278

Complete qualifier allocation release in PDF.

The complete listing of the 33 wrestlers in each weight class for the final coaches' panel
rankings, as well as the second RPI for the 2008-09 season here:

Coaches' Panel Rankings

Ratings Percentage Index

A full video description of the entire selection process is available at
http://web1.ncaa.org/web_video/newmedia/wrestling10-21.html, or you can review appendix C of the
2009 Division I Wrestling Championships Handbook, which is available at
http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/champ_handbooks/wrestling/2009/1_wrestling_handbook.pdf.