I'd say JO cannot wrestle the type of matches as he did against Steiber-by that I mean he CANNOT do nothing for 5 1/2 minutes and expect to win . NOT at 149 .
I'll admit i'm still a tad skeptical about JO after his freshman year then a dominating year then a tendency to do very little -usually just enough to win-with his skills he should dam near decimate everyone . 149 is VERY deep this year -with Mason pulling up #25 and a # of guys will give JO problems .
The difference in physical strength that guys have at 149 compared to 133 will be the interesting thing to me. I think Oliver will fair well but will be interested to see if some guys are just too strong for him at 149.
a 2 weight class jump is akin to Dake wrestling Ruth or Ness wrestling DT. IMO, Kindig should be at 149 and JO at 141 .
I'm not a PSU fan either but I wouldn't condone eating Ed Ruth, even on my 600 calorie a day diet.
These rankings aren't based on whose the highest returning placer at each weight. If it were Sentes wouldn't be higher than Ramos. Plus if we learned anything from Nick Amuchasteguis #3 seed last year, its that you can rank anyone anywhere you want and don't need a good reason to do so.