NCAA Rankings 2017-18

125: Pokemonstrous

You may question Spencer Lee's decision to walk out to the Pokemon theme song at the NCAA finals, but you'd be wrong. Lee beat the former #1-ranked Nick Suriano after avenging a loss to Nathan Tomasello in the semifinals, so really the question should be why don't more wrestlers pick the Pokemon theme as their walkout music. 

Sean Fausz had a tough tournament and drops way down. Zeke Moisey proved his doubters wrong by reaching the podium but still gets ranked below Nick Piccininni, as Pich and owns multiple head-to-head wins over Moisey this season.

True freshman Rayvon Foley lost in the consolation pigtails and drops out of the rankings, while Gabe Townsell beat Christian Moody to earn another top 20 appearance.  

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1FRSpencer LeeIowa4
2SONick SurianoRutgers1
3SRNathan TomaselloOhio State3
4JREthan LizakMinnesota8
5SRDarian CruzLehigh2
6FRSebastian RiveraNorthwestern10
7JRRonnie BresserOregon State9
8SONick PiccininniOK State6
9JRZeke MoiseyWest Virginia13
10FRTaylor LaMontUtah Valley7
11JRRyan MillhofArizona State11
12FRLouie HayesVirginia12
13JRSean FauszNC State5
14SRLuke WelchPurdue15
15JRSean RussellEdinboro14
16SOTravis PiotrowskiIllinois17
17FRDrew MattinMichigan18
18SOGabe TownsellStanfordNR
19SOChristian MoodyOklahoma19
20FRMichael McGeeOld Dominion20