NCAA Rankings 2018-19
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We're penciling in Virginia Tech's David McFadden and Oklahoma State's Chandler Rogers in at 174, so that is the weight class in which you will find them ranked.
Two new names to the rankings made for some difficult decisions in Joseph Smith and Bryce Steiert. Smith did not do much wrestling while redshirting last season, but he is a two-time All-American with some impressive wins in his history, including one over Steiert in the 2016 NCAA tournament, and so we have Smith over Steiert in the top 10.
Logan Massa gets moved up in the rankings despite a disastrous 2018 NCAA tournament where he went 1-2, thanks in part to an incredibly tough draw, due to the tremendous wins he has amassed in his two years of varsity wrestling. Jonathon Chavez holds on to a top 10 rankings and stays ahead of Isaiah White, despite White have arguably a better record of wins and losses, due to his strong March performance, and the most recent head-to-head win.
A slew of new names emerge in the bottom half of the rankings, including Virginia Tech's dynamic redshirt freshman Mekhi Lewis. Lewis has but two losses to his record, both to Chance Marsteller. Only his lack of significant wins keeps him from starting the season higher, as the sky is the limit for the young man from New Jersey.
|1||JR||Vincenzo Joseph||Penn State||1|
|3||SR||Chance Marsteller||Lock Haven||4|
|6||JR||Joe Smith||OK State||NR|
|11||JR||Anthony Valencia||Arizona State||16|
|12||JR||Andrew Fogarty||ND State||17|
|15||FR||Mekhi Lewis||Virginia Tech||NR|
|16||JR||Demetrius Romero||Utah Valley||18|