SHP explains somewhere that were he to include Beatty then that would lead to Iowa winning in a prospective dual.
Given the way that he calculates these I actually like looking at them better from a tournament perspective as they're calculated based on a wrestler's performance against all other opponents that they've wrestled. Iowa also leads his tournament rankings by 17 points.
The thing that is pushing Varner up over Metcalf in the "P4P" rankings here is the fact that so far this year he's wrestled tougher opponents than Metcalf has.
I knew that Metcalf hasnt wrestled as tough of competition as Varner when I wrote that I just needed to get it out there. IMO if Metcalf had the strength of schedule he would be P4P champ.
I wonder why he leaves Beatty and Gallick out of his rankings and leaves in guys like Burroughs and Cleveland. Chad is at least going to be back this year whereas Burroughs and Cleveland have been done for a long time. Doesnt this inflate Nebraksa and UTC's place in his rankings?
Still a tough call when it comes to arguing the pound for pound best though. Metcalf is very fiery and explosive, puts up tons of points and pins a lot, while Varner pins a lot as well, but doesn't run up the points. Instead he rides his guy for about half the match looking for the pin that way.
I'm fairly new on here, but I love reading through these forums! I used to think I was fairly knowledgeable when it came to wrestling, but reading through here I feel like I don't know jack! Thanks for setting up a great place to discuss the great sport of wrestling.
I feel the same way that you do Fanthelete. I really just appreciate the knowledge that most of these guys bring to the table. Its helped me learn more about the sport and actually learn more about teams I don't normally follow.
Herkey-Nebraska and Chattanooga haven't had anybody with enough competitions to replace either wrestler. Nebraska likely will for Burroughs this weekend (Tyler Koehn), but Chattanooga may not at all, as they're splitting their time between Seth Seneca, Chance Hayes, and Bennett Johnson.