NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings Features Thirty Eight ACC Wrestlers

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NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings Features Thirty Eight ACC Wrestlers

The first of four panel rankings that help determine qualifiers for the NCAA Wrestling Champion features thirty eight ACC wrestlers.

Each of the four panels grades wrestler on their winning percentage, RPI and the coaches’ rankings.

To be eligible the individual must participate in a minimum of five matches. Each of those against other Division I opponents in their weight class. They must also have competed within the last thirty days.

A fourth and final panel will be weighted during the selection process for those destined for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, March 15-17 in Cleveland.

Individuals representing NC State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Duke and Pittsburgh are on the first panel.


NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings Features Thirty Eight ACC Wrestlers


CLASSTEAMRANKWRESTLER
125NC State#3Sean Fausz
125Virginia#11Louie Hayes
133Virginia#5Jack Mueller
133Pittsburgh#11Dom Forys
133Virginia Tech#13Dennis Gustafson
133North Carolina#20Zachary Sherman
133NC State#26Tariq Wilson
141NC State#2Kevin Jack
141Pittsburgh#15Nick Zanetta
141North Carolina#18Austin Headlee
141Virginia Tech#32Brent Moore
149North Carolina#4Troy Heilmann
149NC State#13Beau Donahue
149Virginia#23Sam Krivus
149Virginia Tech#26Ryan Blees
157NC State#3Hayden Hidlay
157Duke#11Mitch Finesilver
157North Carolina#17Kennedy Monday
157Pittsburgh#22Taleb Rahmani
165Virginia Tech#3David McFadden
165NC State#28Brian Hamann
165Virginia#30Andrew Atkinson
174NC State#19Daniel Bullard
174Virginia#25Will Schany
174Duke#27Matt Finesilver
174Virginia Tech#31Hunter Bolen
184NC State#3Pete Renda
184Virginia Tech#7Zack Zavatsky
184North Carolina#17Chip Ness
184Pittsburgh#33Gregg Harvey
197Virginia Tech#2Jared Haught
197NC State#3Michael Macchiavello
197North Carolina#15Daniel Chaid
197Virginia#31Jay Aiello
HWTDuke#5Jacob Kasper
HWTPittsburgh#15Ryan Solomon
HWTVirginia Tech#17Andrew Dunn
HWTNorth Carolina#24Cory Gilliland-Daniel
HWTNC State#27Michael Boykin



NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings Features Thirty Eight ACC Wrestlers


This year’s opening panel features six former national champions. This should make the following weight classes – 125, 149, 157, 165, 184 and Heavyweight, extremely competitive.

The initial panel, by rankings alone, places a number of ACC wrestlers within striking distance of a national title. Individuals whose ranking’s are in red are those to keep an eye on in the coming weeks. An ascending or consistent number in the rankings will be a plus when the selection committee makes their final choices.

Conference championships will be Saturday, March 3 at North Carolina’s Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill.

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