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NCAA | February 25, 2021

NCAA releases second coaches ranking for 2021 Division I Wrestling Championships

College Wrestling Legends

The NCAA has announced the second coaches ranking for the 2021 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 conference. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. For the second ranking, wrestlers must have three Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days.  For the final coaches ranking that will be utilized during the at-large selection and seeding process, wrestlers will need a minimum of four Division I matches in the weight class.

Eight different schools are represented by the 10 wrestlers ranked at the top of the weight classes.  Debuting at the top position this week are Daton Fix of Oklahoma State at 133 pounds and Ryan Deakin of Northwestern at 157 after not having enough matches to qualify for the first ranking.  Shane Griffith of Stanford is the new top-ranked wrestler at 165 pounds moving up from his ranking of No. 3 in the first release two weeks ago.

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Remaining at the top spot for the second release of rankings are the Iowa trio of Spencer Lee at 125 pounds, Jaydin Eierman at 141 and Michael Kemerer at 174 as the only school with multiple top-ranked wrestlers.  Joining them are Sammy Sasso of Ohio State (149), Hunter Bolen of Virginia Tech (184), Eric Shultz of Nebraska (197) and Gable Steveson of Minnesota (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 along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.

A full description of the entire selection process for the 2021 Division I Wrestling Championships is available at ncaa.org.

NCAA Division I Wrestling Coaches Rank - Through Matches of Feb. 21

125 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Spencer Lee Iowa Big Ten
2 Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan MAC
3 Sam Latona Virginia Tech ACC
4 Brandon Courtney Arizona St. Pac-12
5 Jakob Camacho NC State ACC
6 Taylor LaMont Utah Valley Big 12
7 Liam Cronin Nebraska Big Ten
8 Brody Teske Northern Iowa Big 12
9 Patrick Mckee Minnesota Big Ten
10 Malik Heinselman Ohio St. Big Ten
11 Dylan Ragusin Michigan Big Ten
12 Devin Schroder Purdue Big Ten
13 Michael DeAugustino Northwestern Big Ten
14 RayVon Foley Michigan St. Big Ten
15 Eric Barnett Wisconsin Big Ten
16 Trevor Mastrogiovanni Oklahoma St. Big 12
17 Justin Cardani Illinois Big Ten
18 Codi Russell Appalachian St. SoCon
19 Connor Brown Missouri MAC
20 Jaret Lane Lehigh EIWA
21 Fabian Gutierrez Chattanooga SoCon
22 Killian Cardinale West Virginia Big 12
23 Jake Ferri Kent St. MAC
24 Daniel Vega South Dakota St. Big 12
25 Logan Treaster Navy EIWA
26 Cody Phippen Air Force Big 12
27 Robert Howard Penn St. Big Ten
27 Jackson DiSario Stanford Pac-12
29 Nic Aguilar Rutgers Big Ten
30 Brandon Kaylor Oregon St. Pac-12
31 Dylan Ryder Hofstra EIWA
32 Micah Roes Binghamton EIWA
33 Colton Camacho Pittsburgh ACC

 

133 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Daton Fix Oklahoma St. Big 12
2 Roman Bravo-Young Penn St. Big Ten
3 Austin DeSanto Iowa Big Ten
4 Micky Phillippi Pittsburgh ACC
5 Sammy Alvarez Rutgers Big Ten
6 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech ACC
7 Michael McGee Arizona St. Pac-12
8 Matt Schmitt Missouri MAC
9 Lucas Byrd Illinois Big Ten
10 Louie Hayes Virginia ACC
11 Jarrett Trombley NC State ACC
12 Chris Cannon Northwestern Big Ten
13 Zach Price South Dakota St. Big 12
14 Kyle Biscoglia Northern Iowa Big 12
15 Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado Big 12
16 Ryan Sullivan West Virginia Big 12
17 Jared Van Vleet Air Force Big 12
18 Ty Smith Utah Valley Big 12
19 Job Greenwood Wyoming Big 12
20 Boo Dryden Minnesota Big Ten
21 Jordan Decatur Ohio St. Big Ten
22 Devan Turner Oregon St. Pac-12
23 Darren Miller Bucknell EIWA
24 Jason Miranda Stanford Pac-12
25 Zach Redding Iowa St. Big 12
26 Paul Bianchi Little Rock Pac-12
27 Andrew Marten Central Michigan MAC
28 Joseph Heilmann North Carolina ACC
29 Mario Guillen Ohio MAC
30 Haiden Drury Fresno St. Big 12
31 Kellyn March North Dakota St. Big 12
32 Anthony Madrigal Oklahoma Big 12
33 Jack Medley Michigan Big Ten

 

141 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Jaydin Eierman Iowa Big Ten
2 Nick Lee Penn St. Big Ten
3 Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Big Ten
4 Allan Hart Missouri MAC
5 Chad Red Nebraska Big Ten
6 Ian Parker Iowa St. Big 12
7 Dom Demas Oklahoma Big 12
8 Tariq Wilson NC State ACC
9 Zachary Sherman North Carolina ACC
10 Cody Trybus Navy EIWA
11 Dresden Simon Central Michigan MAC
12 DJ Lloren Fresno St. Big 12
13 Dylan Duncan Illinois Big Ten
14 Brian Courtney Virginia ACC
15 Grant Willits Oregon St. Pac-12
16 Clay Carlson South Dakota St. Big 12
17 Saul Ervin SIUE MAC
18 Cole Matthews Pittsburgh ACC
19 Lenny Petersen Air Force Big 12
20 Drew Mattin Michigan Big Ten
21 Marcos Polanco Minnesota Big Ten
22 Sam Hillegas Virginia Tech ACC
23 Derek Spann Buffalo MAC
24 Zack Trampe Binghamton EIWA
25 Peter LiPari Arizona St. Pac-12
26 Lane Peters Army West Point EIWA
27 Chase Zollmann Wyoming Big 12
28 Lawrence Saenz Cal Poly Pac-12
29 Parker Filius Purdue Big Ten
30 Christopher Sandoval Northern Colorado Big 12
31 Franco Valdes Chattanooga SoCon
32 Anthony Brito Appalachian St. SoCon
33 Dylan D`Emilio Ohio St. Big Ten

 

149 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Sammy Sasso Ohio St. Big Ten
2 Austin O`Connor North Carolina ACC
3 Brock Mauller Missouri MAC
4 Boo Lewallen Oklahoma St. Big 12
5 Max Murin Iowa Big Ten
6 Michael Carr Illinois Big Ten
7 Griffin Parriott Purdue Big Ten
8 Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech ACC
9 Jarrett Degen Iowa St. Big 12
10 Legend Lamer Cal Poly Pac-12
11 Joshua Heil Campbell SoCon
12 Yahya Thomas Northwestern Big Ten
13 Kanen Storr Michigan Big Ten
14 Jonathan Millner Appalachian St. SoCon
15 Mitch Moore Oklahoma Big 12
16 Jaden Abas Stanford Pac-12
17 PJ Ogunsanya Army West Point EIWA
18 Graham Rooks Indiana Big Ten
19 Casey Cobb Navy EIWA
20 Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado Big 12
21 Michael Blockhus Minnesota Big Ten
22 Mike Van Brill Rutgers Big Ten
23 Jimmy Hoffman Lehigh EIWA
24 Josh Finesilver Duke ACC
25 Ridge Lovett Nebraska Big Ten
26 Beau Bartlett Penn St. Big Ten
27 Peyton Omania Michigan St. Big Ten
28 Ed Scott NC State ACC
29 Cameron Hunsaker Utah Valley Big 12
30 Tristan Lara Northern Iowa Big 12
31 Cory Crooks Arizona St. Pac-12
32 Drew Scharenbrock Wisconsin Big Ten
33 Luke Kemerer Pittsburgh ACC

 

157 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Ryan Deakin Northwestern Big Ten
2 Hayden Hidlay NC State ACC
3 David Carr Iowa St. Big 12
4 Jesse Dellavecchia Rider MAC
5 Kaleb Young Iowa Big Ten
6 Brayton Lee Minnesota Big Ten
7 Kendall Coleman Purdue Big Ten
8 Jarrett Jacques Missouri MAC
9 Will Lewan Michigan Big Ten
9 Brady Berge Penn St. Big Ten
11 Jared Franek North Dakota St. Big 12
12 Justin Thomas Oklahoma Big 12
13 Requir van der Merwe Stanford Pac-12
14 Hunter Willits Oregon St. Pac-12
15 Markus Hartman Army West Point EIWA
16 Justin McCoy Virginia ACC
17 Justin Ruffin SIUE MAC
18 Jacob Wright Wyoming Big 12
19 Cade DeVos South Dakota St. Big 12
20 Jacori Teemer Arizona St. Pac-12
21 Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma St. Big 12
22 Holden Heller Hofstra EIWA
23 Parker Kropman Drexel EIWA
24 Chase Saldate Michigan St. Big Ten
25 Benjamin Barton Campbell SoCon
26 Garrett Model Wisconsin Big Ten
27 Andrew Cerniglia Navy EIWA
28 Joshua McClure North Carolina ACC
29 Connor Brady Virginia Tech ACC
30 Robert Kannaird Rutgers Big Ten
31 Cody Bond Appalachian St. SoCon
32 Elijah Cleary Ohio St. Big Ten
33 Jordan Slivka Ohio MAC

 

165 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Shane Griffith Stanford Pac-12
2 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech ACC
3 Travis Wittlake Oklahoma St. Big 12
4 Anthony Valencia Arizona St. Pac-12
5 Dan Braunagel Illinois Big Ten
6 Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh ACC
7 Ethan Smith Ohio St. Big Ten
8 Zach Hartman Bucknell EIWA
9 Jake Keating Virginia ACC
10 Kennedy Monday North Carolina ACC
11 Tanner Skidgel Navy EIWA
12 Keegan O`Toole Missouri MAC
13 Cameron Amine Michigan Big Ten
14 Joe Lee Penn St. Big Ten
15 Andrew Sparks Minnesota Big Ten
16 William Formato Appalachian St. SoCon
17 Thomas Bullard NC State ACC
18 Peyton Robb Nebraska Big Ten
19 Izzak Olejnik Northern Illinois MAC
20 Peyton Hall West Virginia Big 12
21 Rodrick Mosley Gardner-Webb SoCon
22 Jake Tucker Michigan St. Big Ten
23 Ricky Stamm Hofstra EIWA
24 Cole Moody Wyoming Big 12
25 Nick South Indiana Big Ten
26 Evan Barczak Drexel EIWA
27 Andrew Nicholson Chattanooga SoCon
28 Gerrit Nijenhuis Purdue Big Ten
29 Luke Weber North Dakota St. Big 12
30 Brevin Cassella Binghamton EIWA
31 Jake Silverstein Rider MAC
32 Pat Schoenfelder Northern Iowa Big 12
33 Dazjon Casto The Citadel SoCon

 

174 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Michael Kemerer Iowa Big Ten
2 Mikey Labriola Nebraska Big Ten
3 Carter Starocci Penn St. Big Ten
4 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Big 12
5 Logan Massa Michigan Big Ten
6 Kaleb Romero Ohio St. Big Ten
7 Hayden Hastings Wyoming Big 12
8 Daniel Bullard NC State ACC
9 Donnell Washington Indiana Big Ten
10 Peyton Mocco Missouri MAC
11 Andrew McNally Kent St. MAC
12 Austin Murphy Campbell SoCon
13 Thomas Flitz Appalachian St. SoCon
14 Clay Lautt North Carolina ACC
15 Dustin Plott Oklahoma St. Big 12
16 Bernie Truax Cal Poly Pac-12
17 Michael O`Malley Drexel EIWA
18 Mason Kauffman Northern Illinois MAC
19 Trenton Munoz Arizona St. Pac-12
20 Lance Runyon Northern Iowa Big 12
21 Jacob Oliver Edinboro MAC
22 Jackson Turley Rutgers Big Ten
23 Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma Big 12
24 Jackson Hemauer Northern Colorado Big 12
25 Cody Surratt Air Force Big 12
26 Jake Allar Minnesota Big Ten
27 Julien Broderson Iowa St. Big 12
28 Jared Krattiger Wisconsin Big Ten
29 Drew Hughes Michigan St. Big Ten
30 Victor Marcelli Virginia ACC
31 Ross McFarland Hofstra EIWA
32 Cade King South Dakota St. Big 12
33 Angel Garcia Rider MAC

 184 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech ACC
2 Aaron Brooks Penn St. Big Ten
3 Trent Hidlay NC State ACC
4 Lou Deprez Binghamton EIWA
5 Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa Big 12
6 Dakota Geer Oklahoma St. Big 12
7 Christopher Weiler Wisconsin Big Ten
8 Layne Malczewski Michigan St. Big Ten
9 Owen Webster Minnesota Big Ten
10 Taylor Venz Nebraska Big Ten
11 Tate Samuelson Wyoming Big 12
12 Zach Braunagel Illinois Big Ten
13 Nelson Brands Iowa Big Ten
14 John Poznanski Rutgers Big Ten
15 Brit Wilson Northern Illinois MAC
16 Rocky Jordan Ohio St. Big Ten
17 Max Lyon Purdue Big Ten
18 Alan Clothier Northern Colorado Big 12
19 David Key Navy EIWA
20 Michael Battista Virginia ACC
21 Samuel Colbray Iowa St. Big 12
22 Caleb Hopkins Campbell SoCon
23 Devin Kane North Carolina ACC
24 Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh ACC
25 George Walton Rider MAC
26 Matthew Waddell Chattanooga SoCon
27 Ryan Reyes Oregon St. Pac-12
28 Hunter Cruz Fresno St. Big 12
29 Darrien Roberts Oklahoma Big 12
30 Taylor Brown Army West Point EIWA
31 Cade Belshay Arizona St. Pac-12
32 Jhaquan Anderson Gardner-Webb SoCon
33 Zach Brown VMI SoCon

 

197 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Eric Schultz Nebraska Big Ten
2 Myles Amine Michigan Big Ten
3 Jacob Warner Iowa Big Ten
4 Kordell Norfleet Arizona St. Pac-12
5 Tanner Sloan South Dakota St. Big 12
6 Noah Adams West Virginia Big 12
7 Cameron Caffey Michigan St. Big Ten
8 Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh ACC
9 Greg Bulsak Clarion MAC
10 Stephen Buchanan Wyoming Big 12
11 Jay Aiello Virginia ACC
12 Lucas Davison Northwestern Big Ten
13 AJ Ferrari Oklahoma St. Big 12
13 Rocky Elam Missouri MAC
15 Jake Woodley Oklahoma Big 12
16 Thomas Penola Purdue Big Ten
17 Jacob Koser Navy EIWA
18 JT Brown Army West Point EIWA
19 Max Shaw North Carolina ACC
20 Jake Jakobsen Lehigh EIWA
21 Michael Beard Penn St. Big Ten
22 Matt Wroblewski Illinois Big Ten
23 Gavin Hoffman Ohio St. Big Ten
24 Bryan McLaughlin Drexel EIWA
25 Nick Reenan NC State ACC
26 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Big 12
27 Billy Janzer Rutgers Big Ten
28 Chris Kober Campbell SoCon
29 Landon Pelham Central Michigan MAC
30 J.J. Dixon Oregon St. Pac-12
31 Stanley Smeltzer Virginia Tech ACC
32 Colin McCracken Kent St. MAC
33 Tyler Mousaw VMI SoCon

 

285 POUNDS

Rank Name Team Conference
1 Gable Steveson Minnesota Big Ten
2 Mason Parris Michigan Big Ten
3 Tony Cassioppi Iowa Big Ten
4 Matt Stencel Central Michigan MAC
5 Gannon Gremmel Iowa St. Big 12
6 Cohlton Schultz Arizona St. Pac-12
7 Carter Isley Northern Iowa Big 12
8 Jordan Wood Lehigh EIWA
9 Luke Luffman Illinois Big Ten
10 Ethan Laird Rider MAC
11 Christian Lance Nebraska Big Ten
12 Trent Hillger Wisconsin Big Ten
13 Zach Elam Missouri MAC
14 Brian Andrews Wyoming Big 12
15 Deonte Wilson NC State ACC
16 Seth Nevills Penn St. Big Ten
17 Tate Orndorff Ohio St. Big Ten
18 John Borst Virginia Tech ACC
19 Quinn Miller Virginia ACC
20 Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Big 12
21 Brandon Metz North Dakota St. Big 12
22 Nathan Traxler Stanford Pac-12
23 Johnathan Birchmeier Navy EIWA
24 Sam Schuyler Buffalo MAC
25 Austin Harris Oklahoma St. Big 12
26 Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Big 12
27 Andrew Gunning North Carolina ACC
28 Jon Spaulding Edinboro MAC
29 Robert Heald Army West Point EIWA
30 Michael McAleavey The Citadel SoCon
31 Colton McKiernan SIUE MAC
32 Dalton Robertson Northern Colorado Big 12
33 Max Ihry Northern Illinois MAC

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