DATE: February 14, 2019
CONTACT: Bob Shreve, SID
THREE FIGHTING SCOTS APPEAR IN RPI, COACHES’ PANEL RANKINGS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA today released the second of four coaches’ panel rankings. In addition, the initial set of rankings of the ratings percentage index (RPI) for the 2018-19 wrestling season were released. The final rankings will be tools used as part of the selection process to determine qualifiers and seeding for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Three Edinboro wrestlers currently appear in the RPI and coaches’ rankings. All are attempting to qualify for Nationals for the first time. Jacob Oliver leads the way. The redshirt freshman is ranked 11th at 174 lbs. in the RPI rankings, while showing up 25th in the coaches’ poll. Oliver has a 25-4 record. Redshirt junior Dylan Reynolds leads Edinboro in wins with a 29-10 record. He is ranked 30th in the RPI and 29th in the coaches’ poll at 197 lbs. Finally, heavyweight Jon Spaulding is 30th in the RPI and tied for 32md in the coaches’ panel rankings. The sophomore has an 18-13 record.
Wrestlers in each weight class are measured by winning percentage, RPI and coaches’ rankings to earn allocation spots for their qualifying tournaments for the championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. The RPI is calculated based on results vs. Division I wrestlers and rankings only include wrestlers that have a minimum of 17 results vs. Division I opponents.
For coaches ranking purposes, they may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. To be eligible, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents in the weight class and have wrestled within the last 30 days.
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