2019-20 NCAA DIII Rankings

NCAA DIII 125-Pound Rankings

It’s Regional Championship week in Division III, which means 180 student-athletes will secure their spot at the 2020 NCAA Championships held on March 13-14 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Some notable results took place over the last month of the regular season which caused some change up in the DIII rankings. 

Loras College finished ranked first in the dual meet ranking after knocking off previous #1 Wartburg College. The Duhawks snapped an incredible 27-season conference dual streak for Wartburg; the Knights’ dual streak was stopped at 220. Augsburg University still sits atop the tournament ranking and Loras College comes in at #2. Wartburg and Stevens Institute of Technology round out the top four in the tournament poll as we enter the postseason.

Some slight moves throughout the 10 weight classes, most notably two new #1-ranked wrestlers. Carlos Champagne moves up to #1 after Peter Del Gallo suffers his first loss of the season to Nick Arborio of Western New England. Arborio is currently undefeated at the weight and moves up to #8 after his upset win over previous #1 Del Gallo. Sam Braswell takes a slight dip in the rankings after losing to Riley Parker; the two have split on the season and could meet again in the Southeast Regional Championships this weekend. 

The other new #1 is Ryan Anderson of Centenary University at 149. Anderson knocked off previous #1 Brett Kaliner 3-2 in the Stevens-Centenary dual on February 14. Max Forsyth of Wartburg continues his strong senior campaign; he defeated All-American Eddie Smith in the Loras-Wartburg dual to move up in the rankings. 

Other notable individual results from that dual were 141 #4 Clint Lembeck won 5-4 over #6 Brady Fritz and #1 Guy Patron recorded a dominant 14-0 major decision over #3 Kobe Woods. The other big mover is University of Chicago true freshman heavyweight Cole Fibranz; he moves up to #5 after a strong showing at the Pete Willson Invitational. Good luck to all the DIII teams competing this weekend at their respective regionals! 

The Central, Upper Midwest, and Southeast Regional start tomorrow and will conclude on Saturday. The Lower Midwest, Northeast, and Mideast Regional will start on Saturday and wrap up on Sunday.

Questions or comments about the rankings? Get in touch with the ranker Anthony Bonaventura (Twitter: @coachabon; email: abonaven@stevens.edu)

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