NCAA Rankings 2018-19

133 Nicky Number 1

We'll leave the discussion for toughest weight class of all time for later, instead, we'll just say anyone who earned a spot on the podium from this bracket very much earned their All-American honors.

With wins this season over All-Americans Daton Fix, Ethan Lizak, Luke Pletcher and Tariq Wilson, Pitt's Micky Phillippi may be the most talented wrestler to not finish in the top 8 this season. A loss to Roman Bravo-Young in the bloodround was his undoing.

Despite finishing seventh, Ethan Lizak had a strong season and nearly identical wins and losses as sixth-place finisher John Erneste, and maintains a higher rank in the top 20 as a result. Sometimes that's just how the bracket breaks.

A heroic battle to the round of 12 by #31 seed Mason Pengilly of Stanford was enough to earn a top 20 ranking, but alas, not a coveted All-American award. Pengilly's run meant American University's Josh Terao was the last man on the top 20 bubble. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1JRNick SurianoRutgers3
2FRDaton FixOK State2
3JRStevan MicicMichigan1
4JRLuke PletcherOhio State9
5SOAustin DeSantoIowa6
6SREthan LizakMinnesota5
7SRJohn ErnesteMissouri7
8FRRoman Bravo-YoungPenn State10
9FRMicky PhillippiPittsburgh4
10SRCharles TuckerCornell8
11FRAustin GomezIowa State12
12SOMontorie BridgesWyoming11
13SOTariq WilsonNC State13
14JRKorbin MyersVirginia Tech14
15SRBen ThorntonPurdue15
16JRNoah GonserCampbell16
17SRMason PengillyStanfordNR
18SRGary Wayne HardingNorth Carolina17
19SOMatt SchmittWest Virginia19
20SRSean NickellCSU Bakersfield18