All Suffolk Power Rankings

Top 20 wrestlers in Suffolk irrespective of weight class based on power ranking formula.

The top 20 Suffolk county wrestlers have been identified using a power ranking formula to compare performance across weight classes. No subjective information was used to rank the wrestlers except for arriving at the power point system which was applied the same for each wrestler.

The formula weights the following factors for each wrestler:

  • Points are awarded for performance in county and state tournaments only.
  • Last years performance is more heavily weighted than performance in previous year’s.
  • Weight classes are weighted differently based on strength of weight class in states over the last 10 years. Generally, lower weights have less weigthing than higher weight classes.
Rank Wrestler Power Points
1 Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point – Jr.) 68.63
2 TJ Neidhart (SWR – Sr.) 63.80
3 Andy Rodriquez (Central Islip – Jr.) 56.95
4 Josue Mendez (Brentwood – Sr.) 52.50
5. Steven Keith (SWR – Sr.) 40.15
6 Zach Buonaiuto (Miller Place – Sr.) 27.00
7 Adam Troy (Walt Whitman – Jr.) 25.13
8 Ernest James (Longwood – Sr.) 24.23
9 William Parks (Longwood -Sr.) 18.00
10 Ken Collado (Hauppauge – So.) 17.63
11 Terry Bennet (North Babylon – Sr.) 17.10
12 Anthony Volpe (Rocky Point – Jr.) 16.58
13 Nick Meinsen (John Glenn – Jr.) 15.00
14 Kyle Wade (Islip – So.) 14.63
15 Nick Terdick (John Glenn – Jr.) 14.63
16 Travis Pitre (Sayville – Jr.) 12.75
17 Damon McQueen (Huntington – Jr.) 12.30
18 Billy Coggins (Rocky Point – Jr.) 11.40
19 Alex Gomez (Brentwood – So.) 11.00
20 Nick Scotto (Ward Melville – Jr.) 9.00

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This is one of any number of possible ways to weight the performance of wrestlers to arrive at an objective ranking. What do we have wrong? Who would you add, remove, or change the order of to make this ranking reflect reality better? Please comment and let us know.

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4 thoughts on “All Suffolk Power Rankings”

  1. These rankings ignore some of the finest wrestlers in suffolk county in division II. Does it make sense to ignore this division because the number of students in the entire school is lees than division I?

    Anyone see this Anglickas kid from Southampton at 215lbs. and tell me he doesn’t belong in the top 8. Sorry kid, your from the lowly ranked divison II. Give me a break.

  2. James, For Nassau and Suffolk power rankings the DII wrestlers were not included, but they were included in the All State and Separately in the All State DII rankings.

    At the end of the season when I recalculate the power rankings for Nassau and Suffolk, I’ll look to include DII wrestlers too.

  3. here’s the thing though James….while Anglickas seems to have great potential for this year…D2 or not, he is not deserving of being included in the Power rankings since they are based upon accomplishments, and he has not accomplished anything as of yet. Maybe after this season he makes it. Is he a senior?

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