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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The NCAA has announced qualifier allocations for the 2013 ...
NCAA Releases Qualifier Allocations, RPI & Coaches Rankings
Feb. 28, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The NCAA has announced qualifier allocations for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, as well as, the final Coaches Panel and RPI national rankings.
NCAA qualifier allocations for the Big Ten Championships include:
125 lbs - seven wrestlers
133 lbs - seven wrestlers
141 lbs - six wrestlers
149 lbs - eight wrestlers
157 lbs - seven wrestlers
165 lbs - eight wrestlers
174 lbs - eight wrestlers
184 lbs - six wrestlers
197 lbs - eights wrestlers
285 lbs - nine wrestlers
The Big Ten Championships will take place March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill.
Hoosiers in the Final Coaches Panel Rankings:
#12 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs)
#15 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs)
#19 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs)
#31 Luke Sheridan (184 lbs)
Hoosiers in the RPI Rankings
#11 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs)
#14 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs)
#18 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs)
Each qualifying tournament was awarded spots per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage at the weight class; rating percentage index (RPI); and coaches ranking.
For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his qualifying tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each qualifying tournament, with automatic qualifying status, was awarded a minimum of one wrestler per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.
After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 40 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 13. All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class.A full list of NCAA allocations by conference and complete final rankings can be found here.
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