NCAA Rankings 2018-19

174 Zahid Indeed

Zahid avenged a regular season loss to both Daniel Lewis and Mark Hall to win his second consecutive national title and reclaim the #1 spot in the rankings. 

The strength of his regular season and the vagaries of double elimination cross-bracketing left Kutler ahead of Labriola in the rankings despite the latter placing better than the former in Pittsburgh. Ditto for Taylor Lujan getting ranked higher than All-Americans Devin Skatzka. Lujan actually beat Skatzka in the second round of the NCAAs but finished out of the top eight when he lost to #6 seed David McFadden in the bloodround. Meanwhile, Skatzkza broke through to the medal matches by defeating #22 seed Ben Harvey of Army. 

Three surprises of the tournament were the aforementioned Harvey, #33 seed Devin Kane and #29 seed Joe Grello. Kane made it to the round of 12 while Grello was stopped in the round of 16. All three made it into the final top 20 ranking of the season thanks to their efforts in PPG Paints Arena. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1JRZahid ValenciaArizona State3
2JRMark HallPenn State1
3JRMyles AmineMichigan4
4SRDaniel LewisMissouri2
5JRDavid McFaddenVirginia Tech8
6JRJordan KutlerLehigh5
7FRMikey LabriolaNebraska10
8JRTaylor LujanUNI7
9JRDevin SkatzkaMinnesota9
10SRJacobe SmithOK State6
11JRBen HarveyArmyNR
12JRDylan LydyPurdue13
13JRKimball BastianUtah Valley12
14FREthan SmithOhio State14
15SRBrandon WomackCornell15
16SOMatt FinesilverDuke16
17JRDevin KaneNorth CarolinaNR
18JRDrew HughesMichigan State17
19FRHayden HastingsWyoming20
20SOJoe GrelloRutgersNR