ACC wrestling is on the attack and scoring where and when it counts. The newest NWCA rankings place 5 conference teams in the Top 25. Individual rankings from InterMat Wrestling, broken down by weight class, provides an idea as to where those points are being generated. Twenty four ACC wrestlers are ranked among the Top 20 of their respective weight classes.
A quick look at ACC action and how that translates into this week’s NWCA Top 25.
NC State remains steady at No. 8 following a win over Drexel. Virginia Tech and Pitt moved up a spot in the rankings this week. The Panthers came off a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State but it was their first loss of the season. North Carolina holds steady in the poll while Virginia returned to the Top 25 after a two year absence debuting at No. 25.
Ultimately, the collegiate wrestling world is chasing Penn State who holds down the No. 1 spot. The Nittany Lions have been in that position since the beginning of this season’s rankings in October.
NWCA Wrestling Top 25 – ACC Teams
- #8 NC State
- #12 Virginia Tech
- #13 Pitt
- #17 North Carolina
- #25 Virginia
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InterMat Wrestling – ACC Weight Class Rankings
- #5 Jack Mueller Virginia
- #12 Sean Fausz NC State
- #2 Micky Phillippi Pitt
- #7 Tariq Wilson NC State
- #14 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech
- #4 Austin O’Connor North Carolina
- #6 Mitch Finesilver Duke
- #8 Justin Oliver NC State
- #4 Hayden Hidlay NC State
- #11 Taleb Rahmani Pitt
- #8 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech
- #14 Kennedy Monday North Carolina
- #17 Thomas Bullard NC State
- #6 David McFadden Virginia Tech
- #17 Matt Finesilver Duke
- #20 Daniel Bullard NC State
- #4 Nick Reenan NC State
- #8 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech
- #12 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt
- #14 Chip Ness North Carolina
- #7 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech
- #8 Jay Aiello Virginia
- #13 Demetrius Thomas Pitt
- #18 Billy Miller Virginia Tech
The 2019 ACC Wrestling Championships are better than a month away. There are some important conference meets on the schedule before then that will lay the groundwork for postseason competition.
If you plan on going to the conference tournament clear off the calendar for March 9/10. This year’s event will be held in Blacksburg at Cassell Coliseum. The exact date (typically a Saturday) will be locked in closer to the event.
The NCAA Wrestling Championships are scheduled for March 21-23 in Pittsburgh.