The top 25 NCAA Division I wrestlers eligible to compete in the 2009-2010 season have been ranked across weight classes. A power ranking formula was created to compare performance. 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 weighs the following factors for each wrestler:
- Points are awarded for performance placing in the top 8 of the NCAA Championships.
- 2009’s championship performance is more heavily weighted than performance in previous years.
- A formula is used to weigh the strength of each weight class. Weight class strength varies from year to year.
Note, assumptions were made to identify strength of weight classes in years 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005 as the wrestler’s year of eligibility is not identified in brackets for those years. If anyone has a source for that information, please send me an email.
|1||Jake Varner||Iowa St||197||Sr||30.91|
|2||Mike Pucillo||Ohio St||184||RSSR||24.75|
|3||Frank Gomez||Mich St||133||RSSR||24.18|
|10||Jared Rosholt||Okla St||285||RSSR||18.15|
|11||Darrion Caldwell||N. Carolina St||149||Jr||17.97|
|14||Nick Gallick||Iowa St||141||Sr||15.03|
|17||Reece Humphrey||Ohio St||133||RSSR||14.48|
|18||Mike Miller||Central Mich||174||RSJR||13.17|
|19||Lance Palmer||Ohio St||149||Sr||12.92|
|23||Jonathan Reader||Iowa St||165||Jr||11.24|
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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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