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NCAA releases first coaches’ ranking for 2024 Division I Wrestling Championships

by David Lentz, NCAA

Keegan O'Toole (Missouri) is among the No. 1 ranked athletes in the first NCAA Coaches Ranking of the year (Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors)

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the first coaches’ ranking for the 2024 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.


The coaches’ rankings are determined by a vote of 14 coaches in each weight class with two head coaches from each of the seven conferences. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. Wrestlers must have eight Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days.


Of the 10 weight classes, five are led by members of the Big Ten Conference with wrestlers from Iowa leading the way in three classes. Drake Ayala leads at 125, Real Woods at 141 and Jared Franek at 157-pounds.


Two-time national champion Keegan O’Toole of Missouri sits atop the 165-pound weight class.


Lehigh’s Ryan Crookham leads at 133 pounds while Ridge Lovett of Nebraska leads 149 pounds.  At 174 pounds, Edmond Ruth of Illinois was ranked first by the coaches and Northern Iowa’s Parker Keckeisen debuts atop 184-pounds.


North Carolina State’s Trent Hidlay leads at 197 pounds.  Wyatt Hendrickson at Air Force rounds out the rankings by coming in first for the heavyweights.


The coaches’ ranking is one of several criteria that will be evaluated by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee during the at-large selection and seeding process along with head-to-head competition, quality wins, Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), conference tournament placement, results versus common opponents and win percentage.


A full description of the entire selection process for the 2024 Division I Wrestling Championships is available at ncaa.org.


The 2024 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place March 21-23 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City as the event returns for the first time since 2003.

First Coaches' Ranking - 1/22/2024

Weight/Rank/First Name/Last Name/Team/Conference/Pts


125 1 Drake Ayala Iowa Big Ten 393

125 2 Matt Ramos Purdue Big Ten 370

125 3 Luke Stanich Lehigh EIWA 358

125 4 Jore Volk Wyoming Big 12 343

125 5 Eric Barnett Wisconsin Big Ten 337

125 6 Noah Surtin Missouri Big 12 334

125 7 Caleb Smith Nebraska Big Ten 328

125 8 Anthony Noto Lock Haven MAC 327

125 9 Cooper Flynn Virginia Tech ACC 323

125 10 Nico Provo Stanford Pac 12 293

125 11 Braeden Davis Penn State Big Ten 252

125 12 Brett Ungar Cornell EIWA 248

125 13 Stevo Poulin Northern Colorado Big 12 227

125 14 Tanner Jordan South Dakota State Big 12 219

125 15 Troy Spratley Oklahoma State Big 12 217

125 16 Dean Peterson Rutgers Big Ten 216.5

125 17 Brandon Kaylor Oregon State Pac 12 214.5

125 18 Patrick McKee Minnesota Big Ten 208

125 19 Diego Sotelo Harvard EIWA 168.5

125 20 Jakob Camacho NC State ACC 157

125 21 Brendan McCrone Ohio State Big Ten 139.5

125 22 Elijah Griffin California Baptist Big 12 134

125 23 Brayden Palmer Chattanooga SoCon 121

125 24 Kysen Terukina Iowa State Big 12 119.5

125 25 Anthony Molton Campbell SoCon 115.5

125 26 Jack Maida American EIWA 109.5

125 27 Trever Anderson Northern Iowa Big 12 94

125 28 Ethan Berginc Army West Point EIWA 71.5

125 29 Colton Camacho Pittsburgh ACC 63.5

125 30 Spencer Moore North Carolina ACC 62.5

125 31 Jett Strickenberger West Virginia Big 12 38.5

125 32 Dom Mendez Cal Poly Pac 12 33

125 33 Blake West Northern Illinois MAC 19.5


133 1 Ryan Crookham Lehigh EIWA 396

133 2 Aaron Nagao Penn State Big Ten 380

133 3 Dylan Ragusin Michigan Big Ten 370

133 4 Kai Orine NC State ACC 366

133 5 Evan Frost Iowa State Big 12 338

133 6 Nasir Bailey Little Rock Pac 12 321

133 7 Dylan Shawver Rutgers Big Ten 319

133 8 Nic Bouzakis Ohio State Big Ten 315

133 9 Sam Latona Virginia Tech ACC 313

133 10 Zeth Romney Cal Poly Pac 12 299

133 11 Michael Colaiocco Pennsylvania EIWA 276

133 12 Derrick Cardinal South Dakota State Big 12 255

133 13 Kurt Phipps Bucknell EIWA 242

133 14 Dominick Serrano Northern Colorado Big 12 212.5

133 15 Vincent Santaniello Pittsburgh ACC 204

133 16 Jacob Van Dee Nebraska Big Ten 201

133 17 Julian Farber Northern Iowa Big 12 196.5

133 18 Braxton Brown Maryland Big Ten 186.5

133 19 Angelo Rini Columbia EIWA 186

133 20 Domenic Zaccone Campbell SoCon 180

133 21 Julian Chlebove Arizona State Big 12 176.5

133 22 Gabe Whisenhunt Oregon State Pac 12 135.5

133 23 Ethan Oakley Appalachian State SoCon 131

133 24 Kade Moore Missouri Big 12 129.5

133 25 Mason Leiphart Franklin & Marshall EIWA 118

133 26 Blake Boarman Chattanooga SoCon 106

133 27 braden basile Army West Point EIWA 97.5

133 28 Brendan Ferretti Navy EIWA 63

133 29 Gable Strickland Lock Haven MAC 49

133 30 Hunter Leake California Baptist Big 12 41.5

133 31 Maximilian Leete American EIWA 27

133 32 Nicolar Rivera Wisconsin Big Ten 21

133 33 Marlon Yarbrough Virginia ACC 15

141 1 Real Woods Iowa Big Ten 396

141 2 Beau Bartlett Penn State Big Ten 384

141 3 Jesse Mendez Ohio State Big Ten 372

141 4 Ryan Jack NC State ACC 360

141 5 Lachlan McNeil North Carolina ACC 348

141 6 Tagen Jamison Oklahoma State Big 12 330

141 7 Cael Happel Northern Iowa Big 12 326

141 8 Brock Hardy Nebraska Big Ten 313

141 9 Anthony Echemendia Iowa State Big 12 290

141 10 Jordan Titus West Virginia Big 12 287

141 11 Mitch Moore Rutgers Big Ten 279

141 12 Vince Cornella Cornell EIWA 253

141 13 Wyatt Henson Lock Haven MAC 242

141 14 Kal Miller Maryland Big Ten 232

141 15 CJ Composto Pennsylvania EIWA 226

141 16 Malyke Hines Lehigh EIWA 221

141 17 Tom Crook Virginia Tech ACC 215

141 18 Josh Koderhandt Navy EIWA 189.5

141 19 Vance Vombaur Minnesota Big Ten 182.5

141 20 Josh Edmond Missouri Big 12 175

141 21 Danny Fongaro Indiana Big Ten 137.5

141 22 Sergio Lemley Michigan Big Ten 132.5

141 23 Danny Pucino Illinois Big Ten 115

141 24 Cleveland Belton Oregon State Pac 12 112.5

141 25 Cole Matthews Pittsburgh ACC 101.5

141 26 Jason Miranda Stanford Pac 12 93.5

141 27 Clay Carlson South Dakota State Big 12 82.5

141 28 Kai Owen Columbia EIWA 64

141 29 Gavin Drexler North Dakota State Big 12 63

141 30 Greyson Clark Purdue Big Ten 49.5

141 31 Cole Brooks Wyoming Big 12 36

141 32 Jordan Hamdan Michigan State Big Ten 33

141 33 Nate Higley George Mason MAC 27


149 1 Ridge Lovett Nebraska Big Ten 396

149 2 Caleb Henson Virginia Tech ACC 384

149 3 Kyle Parco Arizona State Big 12 367

149 4 Jackson Arrington NC State ACC 365

149 5 Chance Lamer Cal Poly Pac 12 344

149 6 Dylan D`Emilio Ohio State Big Ten 335

149 7 Ty Watters West Virginia Big 12 331

149 8 Corbyn Munson Central Michigan MAC 296

149 9 Graham Rooks Indiana Big Ten 269

149 10 Jaden Abas Stanford Pac 12 266

149 11 Logan Gioffre Missouri Big 12 259

149 12 Joseph Zargo Wisconsin Big Ten 258

149 13 Nash Singleton Oregon State Pac 12 252

149 14 Gabe Willochell Wyoming Big 12 221

149 15 Willie McDougald Oklahoma Big 12 212

149 16 Ethen Miller Maryland Big Ten 203

149 17 Caleb Tyus SIU Edwardsville MAC 201

149 18 Jordan Williams Oklahoma State Big 12 198

149 19 Alek Martin South Dakota State Big 12 175.5

149 20 Cody Bond Appalachian State SoCon 158

149 21 eligh rivera Princeton EIWA 145.5

149 22 Jayden Scott North Carolina ACC 143.5

149 23 Noah Castillo Chattanooga SoCon 140

149 24 Ethan Fernandez Cornell EIWA 127

149 25 Quinn Kinner Rider MAC 117

149 26 Finn Solomon Pittsburgh ACC 106.5

149 27 Kelly Dunnigan Pennsylvania EIWA 92.5

149 28 Derek Raike Ohio MAC 71.5

149 29 Matthew Williams Army West Point EIWA 69

149 30 Jaivon Jones Northern Illinois MAC 66

149 31 Zach Price Gardner-Webb SoCon 45

149 32 Michael Gioffre Virginia ACC 34.5

149 33 Noah Tapia Hofstra EIWA 21

149 33 Michael Cetta Rutgers Big Ten 21

157 1 Jared Franek Iowa Big Ten 393

157 2 Peyton Robb Nebraska Big Ten 382

157 3 Vinny Zerban Northern Colorado Big 12 370

157 4 Jacori Teemer Arizona State Big 12 360

157 5 Brock Mauller Missouri Big 12 352

157 6 Daniel Cardenas Stanford Pac 12 331

157 7 Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech ACC 324

157 8 Ed Scott NC State ACC 322

157 9 Meyer Shapiro Cornell EIWA 293

157 10 Cody Chittum Iowa State Big 12 289

157 11 Ryder Downey Northern Iowa Big 12 286

157 12 Paddy Gallagher Ohio State Big Ten 262

157 13 Peyten Kellar Ohio MAC 235

157 14 Chase Saldate Michigan State Big Ten 223

157 15 Cael Swensen South Dakota State Big 12 222.5

157 16 Trevor Chumbley Northwestern Big Ten 219

157 17 Tommy Askey Appalachian State SoCon 199

157 18 Joey Blaze Purdue Big Ten 188

157 19 Max Brignola Lehigh EIWA 170

157 20 Matty Bianchi Little Rock Pac 12 169

157 21 DJ Mcgee George Mason MAC 148.5

157 21 Johnny Lovett Central Michigan MAC 148.5

157 21 Lucas Revano Pennsylvania EIWA 148.5

157 24 Colton Washleski Rider MAC 190.5

157 25 Michael North Maryland Big Ten 89.5

157 26 Legend Lamer Cal Poly Pac 12 84.5

157 27 Andy Clark Rutgers Big Ten 81

157 28 Jared Hill Oklahoma Big 12 76.5

157 29 Alejandro Herrera-Rondon Clarion MAC 58

157 30 Dylan Cedeno Virginia ACC 57.5

157 31 Caleb Dowling West Virginia Big 12 27

157 31 Nathan Lukez Army West Point EIWA 27

157 33 Isaiah Crosby Oregon State Pac 12 24


165 1 Keegan O`Toole Missouri Big 12 396

165 2 David Carr Iowa State Big 12 380

165 3 Julian Ramirez Cornell EIWA 368

165 4 Izzak Olejnik Oklahoma State Big 12 361

165 5 Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Big Ten 352

165 6 Mike Caliendo Iowa Big Ten 339

165 7 Mitchell Mesenbrink Penn State Big Ten 316

165 8 Cameron Amine Michigan Big Ten 312

165 9 Peyton Hall West Virginia Big 12 307

165 10 Caleb Fish Michigan State Big Ten 291

165 11 Holden Heller Pittsburgh ACC 268

165 12 Garrett Thompson Ohio MAC 261

165 13 Matthew Olguin Oregon State Pac 12 260

165 14 Giano Petrucelli Air Force Big 12 221

165 15 Antrell Taylor Nebraska Big Ten 212

165 16 Bryce Hepner Ohio State Big Ten 203

165 17 Maxx Mayfield Northwestern Big Ten 200.5

165 18 Noah Mulvaney Bucknell EIWA 200

165 19 Derek Fields NC State ACC 185

165 20 Brevin Cassella Binghamton EIWA 177

165 21 Andrew Cerniglia Navy EIWA 167

165 22 Tyler Lillard Indiana Big Ten 138

165 23 Connor Brady Virginia Tech ACC 126

165 24 Joseph Bianchi Little Rock Pac 12 108

165 25 Hunter Garvin Stanford Pac 12 106

165 26 Gunner Filipowicz Army West Point EIWA 93.5

165 27 Will Miller Appalachian State SoCon 92

165 28 Domonic Baker Campbell SoCon 62.5

165 29 Cael Carlson Oklahoma Big 12 49.5

165 30 Stoney Buell Purdue Big Ten 45

165 31 Chris Moore Illinois Big Ten 40.5

165 32 Blaine Brenner Minnesota Big Ten 39

165 33 Tanner Cook South Dakota State Big 12 25.5

174 1 Edmond Ruth Illinois Big Ten 389

174 2 Shane Griffith Michigan Big Ten 388

174 3 Cade DeVos South Dakota State Big 12 376

174 4 Peyton Mocco Missouri Big 12 357

174 5 Philip Conigliaro Harvard EIWA 342

174 5 Nick Incontrera Pennsylvania EIWA 342

174 7 Adam Kemp Cal Poly Pac 12 320

174 8 Max Maylor Wisconsin Big Ten 297

174 8 Donnell Washington Indiana Big Ten 297

174 10 Justin McCoy Virginia ACC 293

174 11 Benjamin Pasiuk Army West Point EIWA 286

174 12 Luca Augustine Pittsburgh ACC 262

174 13 Jackson Turley Rutgers Big Ten 252

174 14 Tyler Brennan Little Rock Pac 12 242

174 15 Brody Conley West Virginia Big 12 230

174 16 Sal Perrine Ohio MAC 207

174 17 Lorenzo Norman Stanford Pac 12 196.5

174 18 Gaven Sax North Dakota State Big 12 194

174 19 Austin Murphy Campbell SoCon 174

174 20 Danny Wask Navy EIWA 159.5

174 21 MJ Gaitan Iowa State Big 12 157.5

174 22 Alex Cramer Central Michigan MAC 136.5

174 23 Rocco Welsh Ohio State Big Ten 130.5

174 24 Brayden Thompson Oklahoma State Big 12 124.5

174 25 Tate Picklo Oklahoma Big 12 121.5

174 26 Bubba Wilson Nebraska Big Ten 111

174 27 Jared Simma Northern Iowa Big 12 93.5

174 28 Alex Faison NC State ACC 89.5

174 29 Ross McFarland Hofstra EIWA 24

174 30 Tyler Eischens North Carolina ACC 22.5

174 31 Myles Takats Bucknell EIWA 21

174 32 Travis Mastrogiovanni Northern Colorado Big 12 18

174 32 John Worthing Clarion MAC 18


184 1 Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa Big 12 396

184 2 Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Big 12 384

184 3 Lenny Pinto Nebraska Big Ten 371

184 4 Trey Munoz Oregon State Pac 12 359

184 5 Sam Wolf Air Force Big 12 342

184 6 Chris Foca Cornell EIWA 336

184 7 Will Feldkamp Iowa State Big 12 319

184 8 Dylan Fishback NC State ACC 316

184 9 Clayton Whiting Missouri Big 12 304

184 10 Isaiah Salazar Minnesota Big Ten 292

184 11 Reece Heller Pittsburgh ACC 275

184 12 Bennett Berge South Dakota State Big 12 254

184 12 Jacob Nolan Binghamton EIWA 254

184 14 Jaden Bullock Michigan Big Ten 248

184 15 Shane Liegel Wisconsin Big Ten 212

184 16 James Conway Franklin & Marshall EIWA 208

184 17 Maximus Hale Pennsylvania EIWA 204

184 18 Brian Soldano Rutgers Big Ten 174.5

184 19 Layne Malczewski Michigan State Big Ten 160

184 20 Nate Dugan Princeton EIWA 150.5

184 21 Aaron Ayzerov Columbia EIWA 141.5

184 22 Gavin Kane North Carolina ACC 132.5

184 23 Troy Fisher Northwestern Big Ten 131.5

184 24 Gavin Hoffman Ohio State Big Ten 122.5

184 25 Tony Negron Arizona State Big 12 109.5

184 26 Zayne Lehman Ohio MAC 101.5

184 27 Jha`Quan Anderson Gardner-Webb SoCon 96.5

184 28 Jacob Armstrong Utah Valley Big 12 93.5

184 29 Dennis Robin West Virginia Big 12 72

184 30 Cameron Pine Clarion MAC 46.5

184 31 Triston Wills Little Rock Pac 12 37

184 32 Mikey Bartush Bucknell EIWA 21

184 33 David Key Navy EIWA 18

197 1 Trent Hidlay NC State ACC 390

197 2 Stephen Buchanan Oklahoma Big 12 388

197 3 Rocky Elam Missouri Big 12 373

197 4 Jaxon Smith Maryland Big Ten 351

197 5 Tanner Sloan South Dakota State Big 12 350

197 6 Michael Beard Lehigh EIWA 345

197 7 Jacob Cardenas Cornell EIWA 321

197 8 John Poznanski Rutgers Big Ten 304

197 9 Lou Deprez Binghamton EIWA 297

197 10 Stephen Little Little Rock Pac 12 291

197 11 Luke Stout Princeton EIWA 282

197 12 Zach Glazier Iowa Big Ten 265

197 13 Mac Stout Pittsburgh ACC 253

197 14 Silas Allred Nebraska Big Ten 244

197 15 Nikolas Stemmet Stanford Pac 12 228

197 16 Levi Hopkins Campbell SoCon 207

197 17 Max Shaw North Carolina ACC 205

197 18 Evan Bockman Utah Valley Big 12 183.5

197 19 Joseph Novak Wyoming Big 12 183

197 20 Wyatt Voelker Northern Iowa Big 12 154.5

197 21 Luke Geog Ohio State Big Ten 150

197 22 Andy Smith Virginia Tech ACC 138

197 23 Garrett Joles Minnesota Big Ten 136.5

197 24 Cole Urbas Pennsylvania EIWA 130

197 25 Justin Rademacher Oregon State Pac 12 89

197 26 Kael Wisler Michigan State Big Ten 76

197 27 Julien Broderson Iowa State Big 12 69

197 28 Sam Mitchell Buffalo MAC 63

197 28 John Crawford Franklin & Marshall EIWA 63

197 30 Jack Wehmeyer Columbia EIWA 62.5

197 31 Evan Bates Northwestern Big Ten 40.5

197 32 Bobby Striggow Michigan Big Ten 24

197 33 Benjamin Smith Cleveland State MAC 22.5

197 33 Gabe Sollars Indiana Big Ten 22.5


285 1 Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Big 12 395

285 2 Yonger Bastida Iowa State Big 12 385

285 3 Lucas Davison Michigan Big Ten 372

285 4 Zach Elam Missouri Big 12 360

285 5 Yaraslau Slavikouski Rutgers Big Ten 348

285 6 Nathan Taylor Lehigh EIWA 336

285 7 Konner Doucet Oklahoma State Big 12 322

285 8 Taye Ghadiali Campbell SoCon 307

285 9 Dayton Pitzer Pittsburgh ACC 303

285 10 Luke Luffman Illinois Big Ten 290

285 11 Boone McDermott Oregon State Pac 12 286

285 12 Owen Trephan NC State ACC 258

285 13 Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Big 12 256

285 14 Nick Feldman Ohio State Big Ten 241

285 15 Grady Griess Navy EIWA 226

285 16 Cory Day Binghamton EIWA 212

285 17 Lewis Fernandes Cornell EIWA 211

285 18 Hunter Catka Virginia Tech ACC 194

285 19 Keaton Kluever Hofstra EIWA 179

285 20 Daniel Bucknavich Cleveland State MAC 160

285 21 Dorian Crosby Bucknell EIWA 138

285 22 Lucas Stoddard Army West Point EIWA 134

285 23 Seth Nevills Maryland Big Ten 125

285 24 Matthew Cover Princeton EIWA 122

285 25 Bennett Tabor Minnesota Big Ten 105.5

285 26 Jacobi Jackson Northern Illinois MAC 89

285 27 Luke Rasmussen South Dakota State Big 12 67.5

285 28 David Szuba Rider MAC 63

285 28 Josh Terrill Michigan State Big Ten 63

285 30 josiah hill Little Rock Pac 12 37.5

285 31 Michael Wolfgram West Virginia Big 12 32.5

285 32 Chad Nix George Mason MAC 25.5

285 33 William Jarrell American EIWA 22.5


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