INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA released Thursday the first of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2015-16 wrestling season. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets for the championship, visit NCAA.com/Wrestling.

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches’ rankings to earn spots in their qualifying tournaments for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.

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Among the top-ranked wrestlers are five former national champions with Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State (125 pounds), Isaiah Martinez of Illinois (157), Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State (165), Gabriel Dean of Cornell (184) and Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State (heavyweight).

The additional top-ranked wrestlers at each weight class in the inaugural rankings are: Nahshon Garrett, Cornell (133 pounds); Dean Heil, Oklahoma State (141); Zain Retherford, Penn State (149); Bo Nickal, Penn State (174) and Morgan McIntosh, Penn State (197).

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NCAA Division I Wrestling Coaches Rank - Through Matches of Jan. 17
Weight Rank First Name Last Name Team League
125 1 Nathan Tomasello Ohio St. Big Ten
125 2 Thomas Gilman Iowa Big Ten
125 3 Joey Dance Virginia Tech ACC
125 4 Nico Megaludis Penn St. Big Ten
125 5 Eddie Klimara Oklahoma St. Big 12
125 6 Ronnie Rios Oregon St. Pac 12
125 7 Dylan Peters UNI MAC
125 8 David Terao American EIWA
125 9 Tim Lambert Nebraska Big Ten
125 10 Ryan Millhof Oklahoma Big 12
125 11 Barlow McGhee Missouri MAC
125 12 Paul Petrov Bucknell EIWA
125 13 Zeke Moisey West Virginia Big 12
125 14 Darian Cruz Lehigh EIWA
125 15 Joshua Rodriguez North Dakota St. Big 12
125 16 Drew Templeman Wyoming Big 12
125 17 Connor Schram Stanford Pac 12
125 18 Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Big 12
125 19 Brent Fleetwood Central Mich. MAC
125 20 Dalton Macri Cornell EIWA
125 21 Sean Russell Edinboro EWL
125 21 Elijah Oliver Indiana Big Ten
125 23 Sean McCabe Rutgers Big Ten
125 24 Sean Fausz North Carolina St. ACC
125 25 Conor Youtsey Michigan Big Ten
125 26 Lorenzo Bentley Pittsburgh ACC
125 27 Nick Herrmann Virginia ACC
125 28 Ben Thornton Purdue Big Ten
125 29 Shakur Laney Ohio MAC
125 30 Steven Polakowski Minnesota Big Ten
125 31 Brandon Jeske Old Dominion MAC
125 32 Kyle Akins Buffalo MAC
125 33 Rami Haddadin Boise St. Pac 12
125 33 Vito Pasone Appalachian St. SoCon
           
133 1 Nahshon Garrett Cornell EIWA
133 2 Zane Richards Illinois Big Ten
133 3 Cory Clark Iowa Big Ten
133 4 Cody Brewer Oklahoma Big 12
133 5 Jordan Conaway Penn St. Big Ten
133 6 George DiCamillo Virginia ACC
133 7 Johnni DiJulius Ohio St. Big Ten
133 8 Earl Hall Iowa St. Big 12
133 9 Mack McGuire Kent St. MAC
133 10 Zach Synon Missouri MAC
133 11 Eric Montoya Nebraska Big Ten
133 12 Josh Alber UNI MAC
133 13 Emilio Saavedra Old Dominion MAC
133 14 Cameron Kelly Ohio MAC
133 15 Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Big Ten
133 16 Martin(Josh) Martinez Air Force Big 12
133 17 Anthony Giraldo Rutgers Big Ten
133 18 Joey Palmer Oregon St. Pac 12
133 19 Rosario Bruno Michigan Big Ten
133 20 Dom Forys Pittsburgh ACC
133 21 Mason Beckman Lehigh EIWA
133 22 Samuel Brancale Minnesota Big Ten
133 23 Dominick Malone Northwestern Big Ten
133 24 Nathan Kraisser Campbell SoCon
133 25 Caleb Richardson Penn EIWA
133 26 Gary Wayne Harding Oklahoma St. Big 12
133 27 Jade Rauser Utah Valley Big 12
133 28 Jamal Morris North Carolina St. ACC
133 29 Vince Rodriguez George Mason EWL
133 30 Esteban Gomez-Rivera American EIWA
133 30 Robert Deutsch Rider EWL
133 32 Corey Keener Central Mich. MAC
133 33 Brance Simms South Dakota St. Big 12
           
141 1 Dean Heil Oklahoma St. Big 12
141 2 Joey McKenna Stanford Pac 12
141 3 Kevin Jack North Carolina St. ACC
141 4 Micah Jordan Ohio St. Big Ten
141 5 Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Big Ten
141 6 Matt Manley Missouri MAC
141 7 Todd Preston Harvard EIWA
141 8 Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech ACC
141 9 Thomas Thorn Minnesota Big Ten
141 10 Mike Racciato Pittsburgh ACC
141 11 Joseph Ward North Carolina ACC
141 12 Bryce Meredith Wyoming Big 12
141 13 Chris Mecate Old Dominion MAC
141 14 Rick Durso Frank. & Marsh. EIWA
141 15 Steve Bleise Northern Ill. MAC
141 16 Zachary Horan Central Mich. MAC
141 17 Anthony Abidin Nebraska Big Ten
141 18 Randy Cruz Lehigh EIWA
141 19 Brock Zacherl Clarion EWL
141 20 Javier Gasca III Michigan St. Big Ten
141 21 James Gulibon Penn St. Big Ten
141 22 Mike Pongracz Chattanooga SoCon
141 23 Tyler Smith Bucknell EIWA
141 24 Brock Ervin Illinois Big Ten
141 25 Ian Nickell CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
141 26 Jamel Hudson Hofstra EIWA
141 27 Danny Sabatello Purdue Big Ten
141 28 Trevor Jauch UNI MAC
141 29 Jordan Laster Princeton EIWA
141 30 Jameson Oster Northwestern Big Ten
141 31 Robert Mathers Arizona St. Pac 12
141 32 Zach Finesilver Duke ACC
141 32 Nicholas Gil Navy EIWA
           
149 1 Zain Retherford Penn St. Big Ten
149 2 Brandon Sorensen Iowa Big Ten
149 3 Lavion Mayes Missouri MAC
149 4 Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Big Ten
149 5 Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Big Ten
149 6 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Big Ten
149 7 Evan Henderson North Carolina ACC
149 8 Alexander Richardson Old Dominion MAC
149 9 Colin Heffernan Central Mich. MAC
149 10 Matthew Cimato Drexel EIWA
149 11 Charles Cobb Penn EIWA
149 12 Jake Short Minnesota Big Ten
149 13 Mitch Finesilver Duke ACC
149 14 Matthew Kraus Arizona St. Pac 12
149 15 Anthony Collica Oklahoma St. Big 12
149 16 Geo Martinez Boise St. Pac 12
149 17 Bryant Clagon Rider EWL
149 18 Gabe Moreno Iowa St. Big 12
149 18 Mike DePalma Kent St. MAC
149 20 Paul Fox Stanford Pac 12
149 21 Victor Lopez Bucknell EIWA
149 22 Daniel Neff Lock Haven EWL
149 23 Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Big 12
149 24 Nick Barber Eastern Mich. MAC
149 25 Laike Gardner Lehigh EIWA
149 26 Alex Griffin Purdue Big Ten
149 27 Coleman Hammond CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
149 28 Chris Perez Princeton EIWA
149 29 Luke Blanton Indiana Big Ten
149 30 Tyson Dippery Rutgers Big Ten
149 30 Matthew Frisch The Citadel SoCon
149 32 Timmy Box Northern Colo. Big 12
149 33 Steven Galiardo Brown EIWA
           
157 1 Isaiah Martinez Illinois Big Ten
157 2 Ian Miller Kent St. MAC
157 2 Jason Nolf Penn St. Big Ten
157 4 Thomas Gantt North Carolina St. ACC
157 5 Joseph Smith Oklahoma St. Big 12
157 6 Cody Pack South Dakota St. Big 12
157 7 Mitch Minotti Lehigh EIWA
157 8 Brian Murphy Michigan Big Ten
157 9 John Boyle American EIWA
157 10 Luke Smith Central Mich. MAC
157 11 Richie Lewis Rutgers Big Ten
157 12 Jake Ryan Ohio St. Big Ten
157 13 Chad Walsh Rider EWL
157 14 Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Big 12
157 15 Tyler Berger Nebraska Big Ten
157 16 Russell Parsons Army EIWA
157 17 Gregory Flournoy George Mason EWL
157 18 Louis Mascola Maryland Big Ten
157 19 Bryce Steiert UNI MAC
157 20 Markus Scheidel Columbia EIWA
157 21 Justin Staudenmayer Brown EIWA
157 22 Andrew Atkinson Virginia ACC
157 23 Edwin Cooper, Jr. Iowa Big Ten
157 24 Kamaal Shakur Chattanooga SoCon
157 25 May Bethea Penn EIWA
157 26 Spartak Chino Ohio MAC
157 27 Aaron Walker The Citadel SoCon
157 28 Doug Welch Purdue Big Ten
157 29 Brandon Kingsley Minnesota Big Ten
157 29 LeRoy Barnes Missouri MAC
157 29 Archie Colgan Wyoming Big 12
157 32 Gene `Oliver` Pierce Arizona St. Pac 12
157 33 Eleazar De Luca Northern Colo. Big 12
           
165 1 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma St. Big 12
165 2 Isaac Jordan Wisconsin Big Ten
165 3 Steven Rodrigues Illinois Big Ten
165 4 Daniel Lewis Missouri MAC
165 5 Chad Welch Purdue Big Ten
165 6 Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Big Ten
165 7 Max Rohskopf North Carolina St. ACC
165 8 Austin Wilson Nebraska Big Ten
165 8 Tanner Weatherman Iowa St. Big 12
165 10 John Staudenmayer North Carolina ACC
165 11 David McFadden Virginia Tech ACC
165 12 Shakur Rasheed Penn St. Big Ten
165 13 Ryan Preisch Lehigh EIWA
165 14 Connor Brennan Rider EWL
165 14 Jim Wilson Stanford Pac 12
165 16 Clark Glass Oklahoma Big 12
165 17 George Pickett Cornell EIWA
165 18 Jake Faust Duke ACC
165 19 Cooper Moore UNI MAC
165 20 Adam Fierro CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
165 21 Seth Thomas Oregon St. Pac 12
165 22 Devon Gobbo Harvard EIWA
165 23 Casey Fuller Edinboro EWL
165 24 Mitchell Wightman American EIWA
165 25 Forrest Przybysz Appalachian St. SoCon
165 26 Cody Wiercioch Pittsburgh ACC
165 27 Connor Flynn West Virginia Big 12
165 28 Tyrel White Columbia EIWA
165 29 Paul Duggan Campbell SoCon
165 30 Austin Reese Ohio MAC
165 31 Tyler Buckwalter Kent St. MAC
165 32 Jordan Atienza Central Mich. MAC
165 33 Jonathan Viruet Brown EIWA
           
174 1 Bo Nickal Penn St. Big Ten
174 2 Zach Brunson Illinois Big Ten
174 3 Ethan Ramos North Carolina ACC
174 4 Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma St. Big 12
174 5 Nathan Jackson Indiana Big Ten
174 5 Brian Realbuto Cornell EIWA
174 7 Michael Ottinger Central Mich. MAC
174 8 Blaise Butler Missouri MAC
174 9 Bryce Hammond CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
174 10 Cody Walters Ohio MAC
174 11 Alex Meyer Iowa Big Ten
174 12 Jonathan Schleifer Princeton EIWA
174 13 Casey Kent Penn EIWA
174 14 Myles Martin Ohio St. Big Ten
174 15 Jadaen Bernstein Navy EIWA
174 16 Davonte Mahomes Michigan Big Ten
174 17 Micah Barnes Nebraska Big Ten
174 18 Brian Harvey Army EIWA
174 19 Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa St. Big 12
174 20 Rustin Barrick Bucknell EIWA
174 21 Nick Kee Appalachian St. SoCon
174 22 Richard Robertson Wisconsin Big Ten
174 23 Matt Reed Oklahoma Big 12
174 24 Phil Bakuckas Rutgers Big Ten
174 25 Keaton Subjeck Stanford Pac 12
174 26 Te`Shan Campbell Pittsburgh ACC
174 27 Nicholas Wanzek Minnesota Big Ten
174 28 Jack McKeever Binghamton EIWA
174 29 Frank Affronti Hofstra EIWA
174 30 David Kocer South Dakota St. Big 12
174 31 Zack Hernandez Columbia EIWA
174 32 Jacob Davis Eastern Mich. MAC
174 33 Sean Mappes Chattanooga SoCon
           
184 1 Gabriel Dean Cornell EIWA
184 2 Nate Brown Lehigh EIWA
184 3 Willie Miklus Missouri MAC
184 4 Sammy Brooks Iowa Big Ten
184 5 Hayden Zillmer North Dakota St. Big 12
184 6 Jack Dechow Old Dominion MAC
184 7 Domenic Abounader Michigan Big Ten
184 8 Blake Stauffer Arizona St. Pac 12
184 9 Matt McCutcheon Penn St. Big Ten
184 9 Timothy Dudley Nebraska Big Ten
184 11 Lorenzo Thomas Penn EIWA
184 12 Mathew Miller Navy EIWA
184 13 Zachary Zavatsky Virginia Tech ACC
184 14 Kenny Courts Ohio St. Big Ten
184 15 Pete Renda North Carolina St. ACC
184 16 Nolan Boyd Oklahoma St. Big 12
184 17 Abram Ayala Princeton EIWA
184 17 Alex Utley North Carolina ACC
184 19 steven schneider Binghamton EIWA
184 20 Jeffrey Koepke Illinois Big Ten
184 21 Nicholas Gravina Rutgers Big Ten
184 22 Tom Sleigh Bucknell EIWA
184 23 John Lampe Chattanooga SoCon
184 24 Andrew Romanchik Ohio MAC
184 25 Garet Krohn Stanford Pac 12
184 26 Dane Pestano Iowa St. Big 12
184 27 Corey Griego Oregon St. Pac 12
184 28 Cole Baxter Kent St. MAC
184 29 Jordan Ellingwood Central Mich. MAC
184 30 Jakob `Bubba` Scheffel West Virginia Big 12
184 31 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Big Ten
184 32 Ville Heino Campbell SoCon
184 33 Michale Fagg-Daves Rider EWL
           
197 1 Morgan McIntosh Penn St. Big Ten
197 2 J`Den Cox Missouri MAC
197 3 Nathan Burak Iowa Big Ten
197 4 Brett Pfarr Minnesota Big Ten
197 5 Conner Hartmann Duke ACC
197 6 Maxwell Huntley Michigan Big Ten
197 7 Brett Harner Princeton EIWA
197 8 Jacob A. Smith West Virginia Big 12
197 9 Ruben Franklin CSU Bakersfield Pac 12
197 10 Jared Haught Virginia Tech ACC
197 11 Aaron Studebaker Nebraska Big Ten
197 12 Zachary Nye Virginia ACC
197 13 Nate Rotert South Dakota St. Big 12
197 14 Phil Wellington Ohio MAC
197 14 Kyle Conel Kent St. MAC
197 16 Shawn Scott Northern Ill. MAC
197 17 John Bolich Lehigh EIWA
197 18 Trent Noon Northern Colo. Big 12
197 19 Michael Boykin North Carolina St. ACC
197 20 Anthony Abro Eastern Mich. MAC
197 21 Derek Thomas Utah Valley Big 12
197 22 Bryce Barnes Army EIWA
197 23 Chip Ness North Carolina ACC
197 23 Scottie Boykin Chattanooga SoCon
197 25 Nick Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh ACC
197 26 Michael Woulfe Navy EIWA
197 27 Marshall Haas The Citadel SoCon
197 28 Parker Hines Air Force Big 12
197 29 Mark Martin Ohio St. Big Ten
197 30 Brad Johnson Oklahoma Big 12
197 31 Jeric Kasunic American EIWA
197 31 Sam Wheeler Cleveland St. EWL
197 31 Ryan Wolfe Rider EWL
           
285 1 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina St. ACC
285 2 Ty Walz Virginia Tech ACC
285 3 Adam Coon Michigan Big Ten
285 4 Austin Marsden Oklahoma St. Big 12
285 5 Denzel Dejournette Appalachian St. SoCon
285 6 Joe Stolfi Bucknell EIWA
285 6 Sam Stoll Iowa Big Ten
285 8 Michael Kroells Minnesota Big Ten
285 9 Tanner Hall Arizona St. Pac 12
285 10 Max Wessell Lehigh EIWA
285 11 Amarveer Dhesi Oregon St. Pac 12
285 12 Billy Smith Rutgers Big Ten
285 13 Jared Johnson Chattanooga SoCon
285 14 Ross Larson Oklahoma Big 12
285 15 Riley Shaw Cleveland St. EWL
285 16 Blaize Cabell UNI MAC
285 17 Ryan Solomon Pittsburgh ACC
285 18 Nathan Butler Stanford Pac 12
285 19 Tanner Harms Wyoming Big 12
285 20 William Miller Edinboro EWL
285 20 Mike Hughes Hofstra EIWA
285 22 Collin Jensen Nebraska Big Ten
285 23 Brooks Black Illinois Big Ten
285 24 Dawson Peck Maryland Big Ten
285 25 Jeramy Sweany Cornell EIWA
285 26 Nick Gajdzik Harvard EIWA
285 26 Ray O`Donnell Princeton EIWA
285 28 Gage Hutchison Eastern Mich. MAC
285 29 Garrett Ryan Columbia EIWA
285 30 Patrick Gillen Virginia ACC
285 31 Quean Smith Iowa St. Big 12
285 32 Brock Horwath Wisconsin Big Ten
285 33 Boyce Cornwell Gardner-Webb SoCon