As expected, there’s quite a bit of movement in this weeks rankings after the CKLV tournament last weekend.
Looking through these, there are a couple confusing movements, but keep in mind that the low number of match results for some wrestlers will skew their ranking. Once a wrestler gets to the “equilibrium” match count , their ranking should become more accurate.
I’ll provide an example where it’s “tough” for the algorithm….Gable Steveson has propelled to #1 at 285 after an impressive start to his college career. He is currently 13 – 0 (12 – 0 vs D1) so he is ALMOST at his equilibrium, and rightfully-so, his ranking is pretty close to reality.
On-the-other-hand, Anthony Cassar from Penn State is also undefeated this year, where he just majored #6 Jordan Wood, while Cassar is still at #8. The reason for this is because he’s well past his equilibrium match count, so those big upsets will not move the wrestler as much.
Here are the rankings for the week.
Wrestler Rankings: https://www.wrestlestat.com/rankings/starters
Dual Rankings: https://www.wrestlestat.com/rankings/dual
Tournament Rankings: https://www.wrestlestat.com/rankings/tournament
Statistical Rankings: https://www.wrestlestat.com/rankings/statistical
Don’t forget you can project out the NCAA Championships for all top 120 placements to see who will win this year.
Lastly, the Pick’Em leaderboard has been updated for this week, and the race is getting a little tighter!