I thought that all of them made sense until Metcalf. I thought that #1 was being undefeated and he got pinned. Made no sense to me at all.
Ruth deserves it yet Dake will get it if he wins.
JO has let me down every year when I predicted either his possible NCAA Championship, Hodge, or best "pound for pound" chances, etc. With the lack of hard cutting, this year seems different. He is an animal and I see him lighting everybody up that is in his path.
I won't argue with Dake winning IF he gets past DT again... but my money is on JO. (OK, it's a figure of speech, my lack of gambling success precludes actual betting.)
Note - although we've discussed it a bunch, I'll repeat myself. Hodge = Dominance. The winner is not necessarily the best wrestler, the guy with the best record, the guy with the most pins, and most importantly not any specific formula that combines these statistics. A lot of people struggle with that. But, simply put, it's the most "dominant" wrestler. By its very nature, it's somewhat vague, it's going to be subjective and not all of us will agree.