Interesting how Nickerson and Miller get to hold on to their #1 spots and not wrestle while others drop out like Ellis?
In my opinion, both #6 LeBlanc and #5 Kilgore are far better than #4 Cannon.
(Before you have a fit, please notice the "in my opinion")
These are a joke . Everhart at #10 ? Craig loss to the #1 and drops 4 spots ? Beatty goes 5-0 and drops ? Dergo loses to Askren and moves up ? Blanton loses to Litton and stays the same ?
I agree that Kilgore and LeBlanc should be ranked ahead of Cannon. It doesn't really matter though--that will sort itself out soon enough.
Bebee still at #14 is a joke... he isn't even starting right now
Still confused at how JO is above two returning AAs who have not lost (officially). Ashmore should definitely be top 20 at 133, especially considering he had Oliver beat and Intermat obviously has a mancrush on JO.
141= a straight up joke... Mike Thorn at #4???? Jamal Parks at #5??? Please... I'm an MN guy, but Mike Thorn went 1-2 at nationals last year after after a #15ish year, and has yet to wrestle against D1 competition this season. But somehow he is the #4 guy in the country? Also dont understand the Prater/Sulzer rankings
149: Clearly intermat does take the all-star into account, which is why Palmer is #4. These look pretty solid though
157: Saddoris at #17 is way too low imo, but he did lose to a guy named Dong the other day.
165: Polz at #20 is absolutely mindboggling to me. He's 3-2 on the year with a loss by MD an OU guy and a Missouri backup
174: miller at #1... well, I can't complain about that since he is undefeated. But we all know who the REAL #1 is :D
I would definitely put manuel over Blanton after Blantons recent loss
184: I'd probably toss Kilgore in at #3, but its not criminal to have it the way they do. Having Jerome Ward ranked however IS an assualt on all that is good and decent
197: Gelogaev at #4 is just as ridiculous now as it was with the last set. Brandvold is incredibly overranked at #6, considering he has not done anything in the past 2 years and has yet to step out on a mat this season.
How the F is Brandvold #6 and Beatty #10? How is Sorenson at #8? He's gotten pwned by Varner twice and barely beat his UNO guy at the KB
HVY: I would probably do some things differently, but these are pretty good
Overall these rankings are still pretty silly, but I dont think they are nearly as bad as the last batch was.
Me thinks that Intermat is losing their credibility with these.
LoSt I'm surprised you didn't comment on Letts still being ranked #4 after getting teched and dominated 6-1 to Lewnes... Very similar to Sorenson's situation if you ask me only probably worse. Varner is a 3x finalist who is a consensus candidate for the best wrestler in the country.