Get ready to rumble with ACC wrestling this year as five teams make the NWCA Top 25. In addition, eleven wrestlers rank in the top ten of their weight class according to InterMat. NC State tops the conference coming in at No. 9 in this week’s team rankings. North Carolina and NC State have No. 1 wrestlers in their weight class.
Last season NC State, Virginia Tech and North Carolina finished 1,2,3 in the conference championship. They, along with Virginia, moved on to the NCAA’s.
This year look for Pitt to join the ranks of ACC teams headed to the NCAA tournament. Head coach Keith Gavin will have Mickey Phillippi, Cole Matthews, Taleb Rahmani, Nino Bonaccorsi and Demetrius Thomas working the mats this season. That’s just a sampling of a roster expected to step up in a big way.
On an individual basis, NC State has 7 ranked individuals while North Carolina, Pitt and Virginia Tech have 5. Virginia has 3 overall which includes No. 2 Jack Mueller in the 125 weight class.