Wrestlers Earn Top Pre-Season Rankings

W.I.N. Magazine releases 2008-09 pre-season polls


Head Coach Tom Brands

Sept. 9, 2008


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    IOWA CITY, IA -- The defending Big Ten and NCAA champion University of Iowa wrestling team has secured W.I.N. magazines top pre-season national ranking. The Hawkeyes were ranked first in W.I.N.'s pre-season dual rankings, as well as in the magazine's pre-season tournament power index. The second ranking is based on how a school's individual ranked wrestlers would finish at the NCAA Championships and the point total listed is what those competitors would accumulate at the national meet.

    The rankings, which were released Tuesday, also list six Hawkeyes in the top 10 in their respective weight classes. Hawkeye juniors Joe Slaton (133) and Brent Metcalf (141) are both earned a number one ranking. Iowa senior Charlie Falck (125) and junior Jay Borschel (174) are each ranked second, while junior Phillip Keddy (184) is ranked fifth and senior Alex Tsirtsis is ranked eighth (141).

    The Hawkeyes are scheduled to open the 2008-09 season Nov. 21 when they host the Iowa City duals.

    W.I.N. Division I Top 20 Pre-Season Dual Rankings
    Rank School
    1. Iowa
    2. Ohio State
    3. Iowa State
    4. Cornell
    5. Missouri
    6. Oklahoma State
    7. Illinois
    8. Nebraska
    9. Penn State
    10. Michigan
    11. Minnesota
    12. Northwestern
    13. Boise State
    14. Central Michigan
    15. Wisconsin
    16. Indiana
    17. Maryland
    18. Edinboro
    19. West Virginia
    20. Oklahoma

    Top 20 Pre-Season Tournament Power Index
    Rank School - Points
    1. Iowa - 91
    2. Iowa State - 90
    3. Cornell - 77
    4. Missouri - 61
    5. Ohio State - 54
    6. Nebraska - 53
    7. Illinois - 50
    8. Michigan - 44
    9. Penn State - 35
    10. Boise State - 34.5
    11. Oklahoma State - 34
    12. Wisconsin - 32
    13. Northwestern - 31.5
    14. Indiana - 28
    15. Minnesota - 24.5
    16. Edinboro - 23
    17. Maryland - 22.5
    18. Central Michigan - 19
    Northern Iowa - 19
    20. Hofstra - 17.5




     

     

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