Harvard wrestlers spotlighted in first of three NCAA coaches’ panel rankings (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The NCAA released its first of three coaches’ panel rankings for the 2011-12 wrestling season on Friday, and four Crimson found themselves listed among the top grapplers in the nation. Included in the rankings were Walter Peppelman (4th, 157 lbs.), Corey Jantzen (6th, 149 lbs.), Steven Keith (15th, 133 lbs.) and James Fox (26th, 197 lbs.).
The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches’ rankings to earn spots for the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches across the nation. Each qualifying tournament has five coaches rank the top 33 wrestlers in two weight classes. For ranking purposes, coaches must select a wrestler as a starter at a designated weight class. In addition, coaches may only select one wrestler per weight class.
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