I tried to put these in order, but it's hard after the first few. For example, #7 Hochstrasser has been completely dominant and if he beats Oliver might move to #2 or #3. Rey and Russell are having incredible seasons but haven't dominated enough to win a Hodge, whereas Fittery and Oliver have had the misfortune of only facing two ranked opponents. In my opinion, if Burroughs wins the title, especially against a near 100% Howe, then he will be a lock. Robles could make things interesting though if he dominates at NCAAs, and to be perfectly honest, may be a sentimental pick (hell, I'm cheering for him). As dominant as David Taylor has been, I think they'll be more inclined to give it to an upperclassman, and DT doesn't have the toughest weight class. The rankings are based on TOM's that came out earlier today.



Jordan Burroughs, Nebraska, 165 (tech #8 Yohn, maj #15 DesRoches 20-8, dec Howe 10-7, dec #2 Caldwell 7-3) - Midlands OW
24-0, 6 falls, 9 techs, 4 majors, 3 FF/DEF, 2 dec - 22/24
Impending: Duals against #11 Toal, #12 Bailey, #7 Sorenson; Big 12's against all of the above and #2 Caldwell

Anthony Robles, Arizona State, 125 (tech #6 Sanders in All-Star, tech #5 Patterson, tech #14 Garnett, maj #5 Patterson, maj #8 Morrison, maj #11 Bedelyon) - Reno TOC OW
24-0, 2 falls, 17 techs, 3 majors, 2 dec (against unranked opponents) - 22/24
Impending: Dual against #7 Mango; Pac 10's against Mango

David Taylor, Penn St, 157 (maj #5 Peppelman 15-4, maj #8 Cocozzo 13-3, maj Vollrath 12-0, dec #4 Dong 9-3, maj #9 (at 165) Sponseller 14-1, tech Zeerip, tech #6 Young, tech #18 Cathell, maj #6 Young 14-3, maj #9 St John)
26-0, 6 falls, 10 techs, 9 majors, 1 dec - 25/26
Impending: Dual against Zeerip; Big 10's against #6 Young, #13 Welch and St John

Jon Reader, Iowa St, 174 (dec #14 Lofthouse 6-1, dec Beets 9-3, maj #14 Lofthouse 11-2, dec #8 Letts, dec #5 Bennett 9-4, dec #17 Swartz 4-1, dec #17 Swartz 8-2, maj #12 Glasser 13-3, maj #15 Benefiel 11-2, dec #3 Lewnes 7-6)27-0, 3 falls, 9 techs, 7 majors, 1 FF, 7 dec - 20/27 Impending: Dual against #19 Henderson; Big 12's against #15 Benefiel and Henderson

Steve Fittery, American, 157 (pin #13 Welch 4:40, tech #14 Nelson 15-0)
19-0, 10 falls, 5 techs, 1 major, 3 dec - 16/19
Impending: Duals against #7 John, #8 Cocozzo; EIWA's against #10 Saddoris, #12 Meagher, #5 Peppelman, Cocozzo

Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State, 133 (dec #2 Hochstrasser in All-Star, fall #16 Keller, maj #7 Carter)
17-0, 8 falls, 5 techs, 2 maj, 2 dec (against unranked opponents) - 15/17
Impending: Dual against #2 Hochstrasser

Andrew Hochstrasser, Boise State, 133 (LBD to #1 Oliver in All-Star 7-8, maj Kubec 11-0, maj #13 Ray 15-1, dec #7 Carter 9-3, dec #3 Graff 7-3, maj #14 Drucker 2x, maj #12 Novachkov 16-2, maj #14 Drucker 12-3)
20-0, 4 falls, 2 techs, 7 majors, 2 FF, 5 dec (none close) - 15/20
Impending: Duals against #13 Ray, #1 Oliver; Pac 10's against Novachkov and Drucker

Zach Rey, Lehigh, 285 (dec #6 Tomei 2-1TB, dec #5 Wade 4-2TB, dec #10 Apland 5-2, dec #4 Bradley 3-2TB, dec #2 Trice 2-1TB, maj #14 Brantley 10-2, dec #7 Flores 5-2, dec #2 Trice 2-1, pin #10 Apland 2:21, dec #13 Barlow 5-0, dec #18 Marone) - 11/23 against ranked opponents
23-0, 5 falls, 4 majors, 14 decisions - 9/23
Impending: Duals against #7 Flores, #3 Russo; EIWA's against Flores, Russo and Tomei

Kellen Russell, Michigan, 141 (dec #10 Von Ohlen 4-3, pin #4 Kennedy 1:16, dec #3 Novachkov 4-3, dec #6 Alton 4-3, dec #2 Thorn 6-2, dec #6 Alton 2-1)
25-0, 3 falls, 1 tech, 6 maj, 15 dec - 10/25
Impending: Duals against #6 Alton, #2 Thorn, #5 Marion; Big 10's against all of the above and #4 Kennedy