NCAA Rankings 2017-18

197: Moore Wrestling Is Good

Who doesn't want more wrestling? 

Kollin Moore got a bit of redemption when he beat Shakur Rasheed in the Big Ten finals. It was Anthony Cassar who upset Moore in the dual meet, but any win over a Nittany Lion had to be satisfying, especially in the Big Ten Championship finals. Cash Wilcke has a less satisfying tournament, losing to Kevin Beazley and unranked Christian Brunner to fall from #8 to #11, while Beazley moves up from #14 to #10. 

Stephen Loiseau has a solid EIWA, knocking off Jeric Kasunic and Chris Weiler and rising above the former in the rankings. Weiler's loss to #19 Pat Brucki keeps him from breaking into the top 20 but he remains right on the bubble.

Elsewhere, Jacob Smith remains one of the many confounding elements of 197 pounds. The Mountaineer upset #20 Sammy Colbray and shocked #4 Preston Weigel in the semifinals of the Big 12s to take over the #16 spot while sending Weigel down to #6. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1FRBen DarmstadtCornell1
2SRWillie MiklusMissouri2
3SRJared HaughtVirginia Tech3
4SRMichael MacchiavelloNC State5
5SOKollin MooreOhio State6
6JRPreston WeigelOK State4
7JRShakur RasheedPenn State7
8SRFrank MattiacePenn9
9SRNathan RotertSD State11
10SRKevin BeazleyMichigan14
11SOCash WilckeIowa8
12SRStephen LoiseauDrexel16
13SRJeric KasunicAmerican10
14SRScottie BoykinChattanooga12
15SRDaniel ChaidNorth Carolina13
16SRJake SmithWest VirginiaNR
17SOJacob HolschlagUNI15
18JRCorey GriegoOregon State17
19FRPat BruckiPrinceton18
20SRMatt WilliamsCSU Bakersfield19