Here are the rankings for week 2 of the 2016-2017 season. One thing to keep in mind; It’s been calculated that with the algorithm that is used for the rankings, it takes 14 matches in order for a wrestler to reach their equilibrium rankings. If the wrestler is a true freshman, or this is their first season of Division I wrestling, then it will take a few weeks before their rankings “averages out”.
There wasn’t much movement in the individual rankings. Just your true freshman making some good leaps finally getting some matches.
In dual rankings, there wasn’t too much of a change except Penn State slides into the #2 position after coming up with the same record as Oklahoma State for the predicted dual record. The tie-breaker falls to Oklahoma State which puts them in 1st place. Ohio State and Iowa come in at a tie for 3rd, with Ohio State winning the tie-breaker there. In 5th place is Missouri.
For tournament rankings, it sure didn’t take long for Penn State to take over the number 1 position. In just 1 week, Penn State jumped from 6th all the way to first. Rounding out the top 5 is Oklahoma State at #2, Ohio State #3, Iowa at #4, and Missouri at #5. Virgina Tech is just .4 (“point 4”) points out of 5th place.