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    Default So--Who Do You Think Will be #1-10?

    Soon we will get the rankings of #1-10 pre-season. We pretty much know who they will be. But, in what order? They all have at least 1 NCAA title already. (The only guy with an NCAA title not in the Top 10 is Quentin Wright). Here are my picks. What are yours?

    #10 Bosak--Bosak makes top 10 because of his finals win last year over Wright, but as a career so far, Wright has done better overall. But, Bosak is from my hometown, so gotta root for him too!
    #9 Kilgore--An interesting question is how much (if any) do you factor in a RS year. Kilgore and Howe are the only 2 in top 10 to have RS'ed last year. Are their previous season results considered the same as 2012 season results? Do you think that: 1) they should be even stronger being 2 years away from their previous results? 2) being further back, are they considered a little less significant? 3) they're considered equal to 2012 performances?
    #8 Nelson--I've already argued this, but I see Z as deserving (ability-wise) to be higher than Nelson. But an NCAA title is an NCAA title and Nelson deserved his.
    #7 Oliver--I think Oliver deserves to be higher, but with Stieber's win in finals, you've got to put him ahead of Oliver.
    #6 L Stieber--Based on beating (well. . .it was controversial!) Oliver who otherwise would have been a higher pick.
    #5 Howe--He may deserve to be higher but his injury his last season and then RS year make him harder to place.
    #4 McD--With 2 titles and 3 finals you could make a case for #2. But he has not been as overwhelmingly dominating against top competition as Taylor & Ruth.
    #3 Ruth
    #2 Taylor--Hard to choose between Taylor & Ruth, but since Taylor got the OW., got to go with him.
    #1 Dake--He may not score as lopsided a victories over top guys as Taylor and Ruth, but with 3/3 NCAA titles, it's hard to go against him!

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    Tom, I think I may have put them in the exact same order. I would strongly consider flopping Oliver and Stieber along with Nelson and Kilgore, but the list looks good to me.

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    With 2 titles and a runner up I would put McDonough at #2, otherwise I agree.

    I went to State High too by the way, wrestled with Koll, but was still hoping Wright would drub Bosak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlion91 View Post
    With 2 titles and a runner up I would put McDonough at #2, otherwise I agree.

    I went to State High too by the way, wrestled with Koll, but was still hoping Wright would drub Bosak.
    Hard to drub anyone when the guy youre wrestling just wants to play "got your wrist"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlion91 View Post
    With 2 titles and a runner up I would put McDonough at #2, otherwise I agree.

    I went to State High too by the way, wrestled with Koll, but was still hoping Wright would drub Bosak.
    I'm assuming that you mean you wrestled with Rob Koll for State High. I wrestled with his older brother Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWright25 View Post
    I'm assuming that you mean you wrestled with Rob Koll for State High. I wrestled with his older brother Chris.
    Correct, wrestled with Rob for State High. Len Rocky was our coach.

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    Dake
    Mcd
    Dt
    Er
    Howe
    Oliver
    Stieber
    Killer
    Bosak
    Nelson
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Dake
    Mcd
    Dt
    Er
    Howe
    Oliver
    Stieber
    Killer
    Bosak
    Nelson
    Looking at your list shows me some inconsistency in mine. I picked Stieber over Oliver just because he "won" the NCAA finals match. But, I think Oliver is still better at this point. So, I went on NCAA results, not with what my gut tells me. However, with McD--his record of 3 finals and 2 championships would argue for him getting #2 (the second most titles and tied for the most finals appearances). But, my gut says that DT and ER are more dominant than the acknowledged dominance of McD. It's subjective, granted. All of the top 5 are mighty impressive and Oliver and Stieber aren't far behind. I think there is a slight drop-off after #7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Dake
    Mcd
    Dt
    Er
    Howe
    Oliver
    Stieber
    Killer
    Bosak
    Nelson
    VA, I get Dake at the top, but how do you have McD over Taylor (and maybe Ruth)?

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