Readers frequently inquire about ranking methodology. Here is a basic explanation of the current approach;
- If wrestler was ranked last year and is still at the same weight, he/she will move up as others are removed. Examples: 1-10 ranked wrestlers, all but wrestlers ranked 7, and 10 leave for what ever reason, then 7, and 10 are now #1 & #2 ranked. Exception could be a state champ that moved into a new weight class.
- Previous year State Champions will more than likely get the #1 spot wherever they move weight wise, unless there is a Head to Head, or any below issues;
- Next, I am taking what I can find; tournament results, champions will usually get ranked, if there is room in the top 10.
- Position or ranked will be determined from current Head to Head, current opponents win or loses, then last year Head to Head.
- If a wrestler haven’t wrestled anyone that is currently ranked or wrestler has no previously posted results (ie freshman or JV moved up), then I will solicit several coaches for opinions, anonymously.
- An undefeated record in December doesn’t automatically get a wrestler ranked, but will get them noticed and watched for the rest of the season.
- Strength of schedule will be considered as well. (i.e. wrestlers who wrestle tough tournaments, especially national tournaments)
- It is encouraged for parents and coaches and wrestlers to provide input, the best place is the forum under 6A, 5A, boys or girls or prep.
- Rankings are not to make someone look bad, but to shine a light on good wrestlers in hopes that college coaches might take notice.
- If you prefer not to post publicly, please feel free to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rankings will be updated in early December.