2020-21 NCAA DI Rankings
Every weight class explanation will include the following preseason caveats. Chiefly, that it is far too early to know the weight classes in which every wrestler in the NCAA will be going. A great many wrestlers themselves probably do not know that with any amount of certainty. Furthermore, Covid-19 and the postponed 2020 Olympics through yet more uncertainty into the mix.
As more information about if and where wrestlers will be competing becomes publically available, we will update the rankings accordingly. For the most part, we will be assuming that no redshirt years will be taken, neither will any weight classes be changed. However, as noted, all that will very likely change in the ensuing months, as will the rankings.
This division returns a heap of talent, including Rider's Jesse Dellavecchia, who was recently granted another year of eligibility.
We are hoping and assuming that Anthony Artalona and Brady Berge return to action after missing significant portions of last season. Berge proved especially difficult to rank as he wrestled just two matches last season, a win over #5 Josh Humphreys and a loss to unranked Quinn Kinner.
Of the freshman coming off redshirt, South Dakota State's Cade DeVos had the most impressive season last year and earned a top 20 ranking as a result.
Michigan State will be bumping everyone from Jake Tucker to Cam Caffey up a weight class. Tucker's absence allows Ryan Thomas to claim the final spot.
Questions or comments for the rankers? We welcome and encourage your feedback. Hit up Andrew Spey (email: Andrew.Spey@flosports.tv; Twitter: @SpeyWrestle) and David Bray (email: David.Bray@flosports.tv; Twitter: @_DavidBray).
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