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    Why are tx and ga even in this discussion? I'd replace them with WI and MO. Also, KS is way too high

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    Quote Originally Posted by NellieNell125 View Post
    Why are tx and ga even in this discussion? I'd replace them with WI and MO. Also, KS is way too high
    Very good. I should have pulled up a map so I didn't forget any state. WI is top 15 for sure and MO close. I think you underate KS.

    I also think both Georgia and Texas have bulled their way into the top 25. One state that seems to have slipped in West Virginia. 5 years ago I would have definitely had them ahead of NC.
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    I think it depends alot as well on how you define it. Are we judging just on how their HS wrestlers do across the country (Fargo, Ironman, etc) or is there preference given to states that produce College and world level wrestlers?
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    Honestly I will say until proven wrong by D1 results, but Texas and Georgia are WAY overrated. I have seen too many "blue chip" texas recruits do nothing for Oklahoma State. The Ashmores chief among them.
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    If you are talking about my ratings, Texas and Georgia cannot be WAY overrated, since they are not highly rated to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    I think it depends alot as well on how you define it. Are we judging just on how their HS wrestlers do across the country (Fargo, Ironman, etc) or is there preference given to states that produce College and world level wrestlers?
    My approach was to imagine how a couple of teams of each state's graduating high school seniors would do against similar teams from the other states. Or you could envision all-class competitions. One has to meld folkstyle and freestyle prowess (somehow). For the TOP states, college AAs would be a good measure, but not for states outside the top ten, since the stat pool would to too small to have significance. Same is true with attempting to draw inferences by looking at home states of world team members. Pool is too small.
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    Irrespective of how they did in college, the Ashmores took scalps in high school and earned their high rankings on the mat against excellent wrestlers from other states.
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    I think South Dakota may be a little underrated. I remember when they had 4 out of 20 guys on the 88 Olympic Team, and that didn't even count Randy Lewis who was 1st alternate. Guys like Lincoln Mac and Chad Lamer later on. Tough guys in a sparsely populated state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    Irrespective of how they did in college, the Ashmores took scalps in high school and earned their high rankings on the mat against excellent wrestlers from other states.
    I'm not denying they had the credentials in high school, they could wupp me on the mat anyday, but they just peaked at the wrong time. However, I don't want to turn this into a bash recruiting busts thread.
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