NCAA Rankings 2017-18

285: Boykin Meets World

North Carolina State's Michael Boykin makes a top 10 debut, largely on the strength of his Southern Scuffle performance in which he beat #5 Nathan Butler and #6 Nick Nevills. 

Boykin had seemingly lost the Wolfpack starting 285-pound job when he was beaten by teammate Malik McDonald at the Journeyman Collegiate Classic. However, Boykin got the nod this weekend in a dual meet against Pitt, where he beat then-#19 Ryan Solomon. The Panthers redshirt senior and ACC rival Andrew Dunn of Virginia Tech drop out the top 20 to make room for Boykin and yet another ACC heavyweight, Cory Daniel of North Carolina. Daniel has beaten Dunn and Solomon in consecutive weeks to earn the #20 ranking. 

Suffice it to say, this year's 285-pound bracket alone at the ACC conference championships in Chapel Hill, NC, will be worth the price of admission. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1SRKyle SnyderOhio State1
2SRAdam CoonMichigan2
3JRSam StollIowa3
4SRJacob KasperDuke4
5SRNathan ButlerStanford5
6JRNick NevillsPenn State6
7JRTanner HallArizona State7
8JRYoussif HemidaMaryland8
9SRAmar DhesiOregon State9
10SRMichael BoykinNC StateNR
11SRMike HughesHofstra10
12JRDerek WhiteOK State11
13FRJordan WoodLehigh12
14JRThomas HainesLock Haven13
15SRGarrett RyanColumbia14
16FRMatt StencelCentral Michigan15
17JR Conan JenningsNorthwestern16
18FRShawn StreckPurdue17
19JRBilly Miller Edinboro18
20JRCory DanielNorth CarolinaNR