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.
|3||SR||Jared Haught||Virginia Tech||3|
|4||SR||Michael Macchiavello||NC State||5|
|5||SO||Kollin Moore||Ohio State||6|
|6||JR||Preston Weigel||OK State||4|
|7||JR||Shakur Rasheed||Penn State||7|
|9||SR||Nathan Rotert||SD State||11|
|15||SR||Daniel Chaid||North Carolina||13|
|16||SR||Jake Smith||West Virginia||NR|
|18||JR||Corey Griego||Oregon State||17|
|20||SR||Matt Williams||CSU Bakersfield||19|