Four Crimson were again featured in the NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The NCAA released its second of three coaches’ panel rankings for the 2011-12 wrestling season on Thursday, and four Crimson were again listed among the top grapplers in the nation.
Walter Peppelman dropped from fourth to eighth at 157 lbs. in the latest rankings, while Corey Jantzen moved from sixth to eighth at 149 lbs. Steven Keith was bumped up three places to 12th at 133 lbs., and James Fox slide down one spot to No. 27 at 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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