2010/11 NCAA Division I Power Ranking

The top 25 NCAA Division I wrestlers eligible to compete in the 2011 season have been ranked across weight classes. A power ranking formula was created to compare performance.

The top 25 NCAA Division I wrestlers eligible to compete in the 2011 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 placing in the top 8 of the NCAA Championships.
  • 2010’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.
Rank Wrestler School Weight Eligibility Power Points
1 Andrew Howe Wisconsin 165 Jr 25.87
2 Mack Lewnes Cornell 174 Sr 17.38
3 Kyle Dake Cornell 141 So 16.79
4 Kirk Smith Boise St 184 Sr 14.15
5 Zachery Rey Lehigh 285 RSJR 13.68
6 Jordan Burroughs Nebraska 157 RSSR 13.39
7 Andrew Long Iowa St 125 RSSO 13.31
8 Joe LeBlanc Wyoming 184 RSJR 13.12
9 Cam Simaz Cornell 197 RSJR 12.97
10 Adam Hall Boise St 157 RSSR 12.58
11 Christopher Henrich Virginia 174 Sr 11.85
12 Matt McDonough Iowa 125 RSSO 11.32
13 Darrion Caldwell N. Carolina St 149 RSJR 10.99
14 Justin Lister Binghamton 157 RSJR 10.78
15 Nick Amuchastegui Stanford 165 RSJR 10.31
16 Zack Bailey Oklahoma 141 RSSR 10.07
17 Jordan Oliver Oklahoma St 133 RSSO 9.93
18 Mike Miller Central Michigan 174 RSSR 7.87
19 Jonathan Reader Iowa St 165 Sr 6.81
20 Zachary Sanders Minnesota 125 RSJR 6.61
21 Frank Molinaro Penn St 149 RSJR 6.50
22 Steve Fittery American 157 RSSR 6.29
23 Andrew Hochstrasser Boise St 133 Sr 6.13
24 Tyler Caldwell Oklahoma 165 So 6.01
25 Anthony Robles Arizona St 125 RSSR 6.01

















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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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6 thoughts on “2010/11 NCAA Division I Power Ranking”

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  2. How is Jay Borschel on this list? He was a senior last year, a member of the group that lost a year of eligibility from Virginia Tech along with Joey Slaton, Brent Metcalf and two others. Also, Montell Marion was removed from the Iowa team I believe sometime over the summer after another run in with the law. I assumed someone would have seen these errors.

    1. Thanks again…I will correct. Unfortunately, most of my attention is devoted to New York teams and athletes, so I really heavily on the data in nwcaonline.com, which wouldn’t capture dismissals.

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