Check out what some of next year's NCAA lineups could look like next season.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Jun 28, 2022Taking 5th place, the Nebraska Cornhuskers had their highest finish as a team at the NCAA tournament since 2009 when they took 4th. Losing the likes of Chad Red, Taylor Venz, Eric Schultz, and Christian Lance, it will be hard to repeat such a performance. A couple of All-Americans and an NCAA finalist still highlight a tough starting lineup.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Cornell Big Red
Jun 24, 2022With 54.5 points in Detroit, Cornell finished in 7th place at NCAAs in 2022. One spot behind Northwestern and one ahead of Virginia Tech. The Big Red will have some questions in the leight half of their lineup, but I would be very surprised if we didn’t see the same closing five at 165-285. Below is a look at my best guess at what the starting lineup will be followed by a weight-by-weight breakdown.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-23 Michigan State Spartans
Apr 25, 2022While Michigan State appeared headed for better showings than 12th place at the Big Ten Tournament and going scoreless at the NCAA Championships, the dual meet portion of the Spartans' season was arguably its most successful this century.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-23 Michigan Wolverines
Apr 23, 2022Michigan's 100th season of wrestling was also one of its most unforgettable.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Apr 14, 2022A fourth-place finish at Big 12s and 14th at NCAAs might have left Oklahoma State fans shaking their heads after this season, but the future is bright in Stillwater. The Cowboys get a national champion back next year and will incorporate some new blue-chip recruits to a lineup that needs a spark. Not even factoring in the freshmen, OK State currently sits at #4 in the way too early 2023 NCAA rankings.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Ohio State Buckeyes
Apr 6, 2022A 13th place finish at the national tournament isn’t quite what Ohio State wrestling fans have become accustomed to under head coach Tom Ryan. However, they have a lot to be excited about with both the amount of talent returning and the fact that they are bringing in one of the best recruiting classes of all time.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Iowa Hawkeyes
Apr 4, 2022There was a lot of talk about how much firepower the Iowa Hawkeyes would be losing in 2022-2023 with the departure of Austin Desanto, Jaydin Eierman, Kaleb Young, Alex Marinelli, and Michael Kemerer. However, a huge return of a 3X national champion, national title contender transfer, and some key upperclassmen that have been on a title-winning team will keep the Hawks in the trophy contention hunt.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Arizona State Sun Devils
Apr 1, 2022Arizona State has gone from finishing 58th at the 2013 NCAA Championships to back-to-back team trophies. What Zeke Jones has done in Tempe since being hired in 2014 is remarkable, and they’re not stopping. The Sun Devils are poised to make it back-to-back-to-back NCAA trophies by bringing back 90% of their starting lineup from this past season.
Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Penn State Nittany Lions
Mar 31, 2022I have fortunate news for Penn State fans and unfortunate news for their haters: the champs aren’t going anywhere. The Nittany Lions have now won nine of the last 11 contested NCAA Championships, and with returning the core closing four of their lineup, it would take some major shake-ups to prevent them from making it 10 of 12.