Coaches' Panel Rankings  Ratings Percentage Index (RPI)

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the second of three coaches’ panel rankings and the first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) for the 2011-12 wrestling season on Thursday. The final rankings and RPI will be two of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2012 Division I Wrestling Championships.

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by Division I winning percentage, RPI and coaches’ rankings to earn spots for the championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches across the nation. Each qualifying tournament has five coaches rank the top 33 wrestlers in two weight classes. For ranking purposes, coaches must select a wrestler as a starter at a designated weight class. In addition, coaches may only select one wrestler per weight class.

To be eligible for an RPI ranking, a wrestler must have a minimum of 17 Division I matches at a given weight class. The top 33 wrestlers in the RPI are listed for each weight class.

The top-ranked wrestlers at each weight class in the second rankings are:

Weight Wrestler, School Weight Wrestler, School
125 Matt McDonough, Iowa 165 David Taylor, Penn State
133 Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State 174 Nick Amuchastegui, Stanford
141 Kellen Russell, Michigan 184 Joe LeBlanc, Wyoming
149 Frank Molinaro, Penn State 197 Christopher Honeycutt, Edinboro
157 Kyle Dake, Cornell HWT Ryan Flores, American

First coaches' panel ranking released
Oklahoma State, Penn State wrestlers lead most dominant