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.
|1||Andrew Howe||Wisconsin||165||Jr||25.87||2||Mack Lewnes||Cornell||174||Sr||17.38|
|4||Kirk Smith||Boise St||184||Sr||14.15|
|7||Andrew Long||Iowa St||125||RSSO||13.31|
|10||Adam Hall||Boise St||157||RSSR||12.58|
|13||Darrion Caldwell||N. Carolina St||149||RSJR||10.99|
|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|
|21||Frank Molinaro||Penn St||149||RSJR||6.50|
|23||Andrew Hochstrasser||Boise St||133||Sr||6.13|
|25||Anthony Robles||Arizona St||125||RSSR||6.01|
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