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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Kennedy lost to Russell twice, Thorn 3 times. I don't see the logic Gold.
    Like Gantry said, Kennedy and Boris didn't actually wrestle; Kennedy forfeited pre-match.

    I say Thorn probably gets the 2 seed because because he was the Big 10 runner up. I realize that this is just a matter of when they lost to Russell, but that's the way it worked out and someone has to be ranked higher than the other. However, as I think about it now, I think Thorn's loss to Marion should give Kennedy the edge.


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    So basically Kennedy is rewarded for not wrestling Novach?(though he wrestled the entire tournament up to that point)
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    No, not at all. Neither one of them get credit for that match. Kennedy has other high quality wins though: See Marion and Alton. AND he's placed 4th at NCAA's before, if that counts for anything (I don't know if it does or not).


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    As I mentioned in another post, I think Kennedy is the only guy with a real possibility of knocking off Russell (but I don't think even he will). With the way the Big 10 141 pounders have been at it all year, it's hard to give a #2 seed to Novachkov (sort of like giving Boise St the BCS champsionship game bid--they might have deserved it but didn't have a chance to prove it). But even though I think Kennedy is probably the 2nd best guy, I would give the #2 seed to Thorn, being the Big 10 runner-up. I realize Kennedy's only loss was overtime to Russell, not to Thorn. At any rate it doesn't matter much which of those two is #2 and #3. But that's what I think they should be. Also whether Marion or Novachkov gets #4 or #5 doesn't matter much either.

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