NCAA Rankings 2018-19

184 Myles Martin

Most of the weight classes were content to take things easy as we mosey into the heart of holiday season. but not 184-pounds!

At the top, former #3 Taylor Venz lost not once, but twice on the weekend. His first loss was to All-American Chip Ness, his second, to the undefeated Nick Reenan. Reenan moves into the third slot as a result. Venz, thanks to his body of work, which includes wins this season over Drew Foster, Max Dean, Nino Bonaccorsi and Will Schany, and no losses to anyone outside the top 10, only falls to #4. 

Drew Foster is in a similar situation, as he has five ranked wins, including two over Zack Zavatasky, and losses Venz and Dean, the latter of which happening just last Sunday. Foster, like Venz, stays above Zavatsky and Shakur Rasheed. But Dean moves up to #8 and Ness leaps over several competitors to #8. 

Everyone from Venz to Ness has arguments to move up, with the transitive property being of little help. For example, Ness bear Venz who beat Foster who beat Lou Deprez who beat Dean who beat Ness. So go figure. 

Elsewhere, Nick Gravina made his season debut with a win over Michale Fagg-Daves of Rider and rejoins the rankings at #14. And Dakota Geer bumped up to 197-pounds for Oklahoma State's dual meet with Northern Colorado. Geer beat the #19 197-pounder, Jacob Seely, moving him up to #18. Meanwhile, Cameron Caffey of Michigan State is squeezed out of the top 20. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1SRMyles MartinOhio State1
2SREmery ParkerIllinois2
3SONick ReenanNC State7
4SOTaylor VenzNebraska3
5SRDrew FosterUNI4
6SRZachary ZavatskyVirginia Tech5
7SRShakur RasheedPenn State6
8SOMax DeanCornell11
9FRLou DeprezBinghamton10
10SRChip NessNorth Carolina13
11SRRyan PreischLehigh8
12JRCorey HazelLock Haven9
13FRNino BonaccorsiPittsburgh12
14SRNick GravinaRutgersNR
15SRWill SchanyVirginia14
16SOSammy ColbrayIowa State15
17JRCash WilckeIowa16
18SODakota GeerOK State20
19SONoah StewartArmy17
20JRKevin ParkerPrinceton18