NCAA Rankings 2017-18

149: Loaded Like A Freight Zain

Zain Retherford continues his historical dominance of the weight class with another Big Ten title. Boo Lewallen beat rival Max Thomsen in the Big 12 finals to rise in the rankings, whereas Justin Oliver had a disastrous MAC tournament, losing to two unranked foes. 

Eleazer DeLuca also had a rough conference tournament, falling from #11 to #18 after placing eighth at the Big Tens. Baby J Bannister fared better, beating DeLuca and showing up at #17. Beau Donahue struggled at the ACCs, dropping a spot after dropping two matches. Finally, Jared Prince placed third at the EIWAs, beating #17 Michael Sprague and #20 Cortlandt Schuyler to earn the new #20 spot. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1SRZain RetherfordPenn State1
2SRBrandon SorensenIowa2
3JRGrant LeethMissouri3
4SOKe-Shawn HayesOhio State5
5FRRyan DeakinNorthwestern7
6SRTroy HeilmannNorth Carolina8
7SOMatt KolodzikPrinceton9
8JRJustin OliverCentral Michigan4
9SOBoo LewallenOK State14
10SOMax ThomsenUNI6
11SRColton McCrystalNebraska10
12SRJason TsirtsisArizona State12
13JRRyan BleesVirginia Tech15
14SRBeau DonahueNC State13
15SRRonnie PerryLock Haven16
16JRSteve BleiseMinnesota19
17JRAlfred BannisterMarylandNR
18SREleazar DeLuca Rutgers11
19SRMalik AmineMichigan18
20SOJared PrinceNavyNR