2020 Crystal Ball Rankings - NCAA DI - By Willie Saylor
Don't Doubt Spencer
Spencer Lee took some losses in both his first two years which caused some (myself included) to debate who would win 125. I'm done doubting, and I expect this is the year he can go unscathed and perhaps challenge for the Hodge. The composition of the weight returns basically the same cast of characters he's been through, and there is a very small group of guys he can't bonus.
I'll take Suriano to meet him in the finals. I truly feel like he'll be back in the second semester and 125 would make the most sense as Olympic Trials are two weeks after NCAAs.
Other than that, I'm not picking any real shockers at 125. Seven of the eight All-Americans I have picked for 2020 were AAs last year. The newbie is Colaiocco, who I think is the best newcomer. I'd like him or Heinselman (who I think makes a significant year-two leap) to make the podium. They would essentially replace Arujau who I have on Olympic redshirt.
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