NCAA Rankings 2018-19

184 Australian for Wrestling

The 184-pound division made little sense all season long and made even less sense for one all-important weekend in mid-March. Myles Martin, #1 seed and the heavy favorite to win the title, was upset by Max Dean in the semifinals. Dean was then upset by Drew Foster in the finals. Thus, Foster jumps from #10 in the rankings to #1, Dean goes from #3 to #2, and Martin drops from #1 to #3. 

The rest of the top eight go in order of finish except for Chip Ness, who had a Cinderella run to the semifinals, but did not notch enough quality wins on the way to sixth place finish to justify a higher ranking than Dakota Geer or Zack Zavatsky. 

However, this being 184-pounds, we aren't dealing in absolutes, and if someone wanted to argue a different order, we wouldn't protest too vociferously. 

The rest of the wrestlers in the top 20 all had All-American caliber seasons, but a combination of injuries, luck and timing kept them off the podium. 

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RankGradeNameSchoolPrevious Rank
1SRDrew FosterUNI10
2SOMaxwell DeanCornell3
3SRMyles MartinOhio State1
4SRRyan PreischLehigh9
5SREmery ParkerIllinois7
6SODakota GeerOK State15
7SRZachary ZavatskyVirginia Tech2
8SRChip NessNorth Carolina13
9FRNino BonaccorsiPittsburgh4
10SONick ReenanNC State5
11SOSamuel ColbrayIowa State11
12SRShakur RasheedPenn State6
13SOTaylor VenzNebraska8
14FRLou DeprezBinghamton12
15JRCash WilckeIowa14
16JRCorey HazelLock Haven16
17FRCameron CaffeyMichigan StateNR
18JRDylan WismanMissouri17
19SRWill SchanyVirginia18
20SOMax LyonPurdue19