NCAA Rankings 2017-18
133: Montorie Bridges Jumps Levels
Another weight class, another round of heavy deliberating. Seth Gross dominated Midlands and further tightened his grip on the top spot. Luke Pletcher's win over Scott DelVecchio and Jack Mueller's Midlands championship gives them the next two spots.
Josh Terao lost to a surging Montorie Bridges and falls to seven while Bridges advances to six.
There is an argument for Stevan Micic to be higher, as he is a returning All-American with no bad losses. However, for now, we're going giving more weight to best wins, and Micic stays at eighth until he can rack up a more impressive resume this season.
Mitch McKee's loss to an up-and-down Sherman drops him below a more consistent John Erneste. Bryan Lantry gets back on track with his Midlands runner-up finish and moves ahead of DelVecchio, whom Lantry beat in the semifinals.
Rico Montoya, who now has two top 10 wins, enters the rankings at #16. A multitude of losses keep him from rising any higher. Likewise, Sherman's win over McKee gets him into the top 20, but his losses keep from climbing any higher than 19 for now.
Finally, Corey Keener and Chaz Tucker suffer a couple few upsets each and drop out of the top 20.
|1||JR||Seth Gross||SD State||1|
|2||SO||Luke Pletcher||Ohio State||3|
|4||SO||Kaid Brock||OK State||6|
|16||SO||Rico Montoya||N. Colorado||NR|
|17||JR||Dennis Gustafson||Virginia Tech||15|
|19||FR||Zach Sherman||North Carolina||NR|