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College Wrestling Dual Rankings - December 2nd

BSD ranks college wrestling squads, and reviews the last week's action.

Three big dual events headlined last week's action.  #1 Iowa hosted in-state rival #13 Iowa State, and drew over 11,000 to Carver Hawkeye Arena.  #2 Minnesota faced off against John Smith's Oklahoma State Cowboys at a packed Sports Pavilion in Minnesota.  And the Journeyman/Asics Northeast Duals featured a ton a great action.

Top 25 as of Dec 2nd

Rank School Last Week Results
1 Iowa 1 W 28-8 vs #14 Iowa State
2 Minnesota 3 W 19-15 vs #9 OSU
3 Cornell 6 W 20-13 vs #23 NC State
4 Ohio State 4 IDLE
5 Missouri 2 W 23-9 vs Purdue
6 Penn State 5 IDLE
7 VaTech 7 IDLE
8 Michigan 9 IDLE
9 Oklahoma State 14 L 15-19 at #2 Minnesota
10 Edinboro 8 IDLE
11 Nebraska 11 IDLE
12 UVA 12 IDLE
13 Wisconsin 18 W 25-9 at #21 NDSU
14 Northwestern 10 L 10-30 vs Lehigh
15 Iowa State 13 L 8-28 at #1 Iowa
16 Pitt 16 IDLE
17 Wyoming 22 W 24-10 vs #17 Old Dominion
18 Ohio 20 IDLE
19 Lehigh 23 W 30-10 vs #10 Northwestern
20 Rutgers 21 W 20-18 vs Oklahoma
21 Illinois 15 L 15-24 vs. #23 Lehigh
22 NDSU 19 L 9-25 vs #16 Wisconsin
23 ODU 17 L 10-24 vs #22 Wyoming
24 NC State 24 L 13-20 vs #4 Cornell
25 Rider 25 W 21-12 vs. Penn

Dropped From The Rankings

None

New To The Rankings

None

This Week's List Of Upsets

WT School Wrestler Result School Wrestler
125 OSU Klimara WBF 4:58 Minnesota #19 Brancale
133 Penn Richardson 3-2 dec Rider #19 Deutsch
133 Purdue Sabatello 7-4 dec Missouri #10 Manley
141 Wisconsin Thielke 7-5 dec NDSU #20 Bengtson
141 Lehigh Cruz WBF 5:37 Northwestern #19 Oster
141 Penn Canfora 6-4 dec Rider #20 Zeisloft
141 Lehigh Cruz WBF 1:30 Illinois Rodrigues
141 West Virginia Morales 11-7 dec Cornell #9 Grey
141 Wyoming Mendenhall 5-3 SV1 ODU #8 Mecate
149 UNC Barber WBF 10:33 App State #8 Cottrell
149 Purdue Griffen 8-1 dec ODU #11 Richardson
157 Missouri Lavallee 3-1 dec Oklahoma #13 DeAngelis
157 Oklahoma #13 DeAngelis 6-3 dec Rutgers #5 Perrotti
165 ODU Warner 13-2 MD Wyoming #20 Friesth
174 Wisconsin Cousins 4-1 dec NDSU #14 Julson
174 Purdue Welch 5-2 dec Missouri #12 England
174 Oklahoma Reed 5-4 dec Missouri #12 England
174 Cornell Pickett 5-3 dec NC State #17 Renda
197 Lehigh Riddick 7-5 SV2 Northwestern #9 Polizzi
197 SDSU Rotert 5-2 dec Wisconsin #12 McCall
197 Missouri Eblen 3-0 dec Purdue #8 Atwood
197 West Virginia Smith 6-1 dec Cornell #17 Bennett
285 Missouri Cox 3-1 dec Oklahoma #12 Larson
285 Wyoming Harms 2-0 dec ODU #18 Henderson

  • John Smith welcomed Eddie Klimara back into the lineup at 125, and Klimara delivered a fall over Gopher Sam Brancale.  Minnesota won the dual, 19-15.
  • Danny Sabatello came on strong at the end of last season.  He didn't have the NCAA tournament he wanted, but it looks like he's back after it this year, with a big win over Mizzou's Manley.
  • Lehigh's Randy Cruz will be moving on up the rankings this week, with a pair of falls over Northwestern's #19 Oster, and last year's Midlands runner up Steven Rodrigues.
  • Missouri's Mikey England and ODU's Chris Mecate didn't have the Northeast Duals results they wanted, but it's still early in the season.
  • Elliot Riddick proved yet again that when he wrestles, he wrestles well.  He just needs to wrestle more often.
  • Returning 197-lb champ J'Den Cox bumped up to 285 and beat OU's #12 Larson, 3-1.

Other Notes

Penn State gets back on the mat this weekend with the return of the Nittany Lion Open.  Tune in to BSD this Sunday for some coverage.  Brackets have not yet been released - and I think registration is still open, if you're feeling itchy.

Out west, the Las Vegas Cliff Keen Invitational will get underway Friday at 6:45am local with weigh-ins.  Action starts at 9am, and wow, will there be a lot of it.  Thirty-nine teams are registered for the event this year, including #2 Minnesota, #3 Cornell, #4 Ohio State, #7 Virginia Tech, and #8 Michigan (of course).  We might need a live open thread for this one.