NCAA releases pre-allocations and coaches rankings for upcoming championships


OFFICIAL STATEMENT

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the pre-allocations and first coaches ranking for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The weight class conference champion in each qualifying tournament will earn an automatic qualifier to the national championships. Each conference was awarded additional pre-allocations based on the five-year average (2016-20) of pre-allocations earned by the conference in each weight class.

In recent years, pre-allocations have been determined by a formula measuring Division I winning percentage, ratings percentage index and coaches’ ranking. A decrease in overall matches, and in particular non-conference matches, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, led the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee to transition to using the five-year historical average to determine pre-allocations for 2021. For any adjustments in conference alignment over the last five years, historical pre-allocations stayed with the conference where they were earned. The competition status of schools for 2021 also did not impact the calculation of pre-allocations.

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Former California wrestlers
NCAA Division I Wrestling Coaches Rank (Top 33 as of Feb. 7):

Wt Wrestler (Yr)
Team (Conference)
Rank
125 Liam Cronin (Sr)
Servite (S, 2016)
Nebraska (Big 10) #7
125 Nic Aguilar (So)
Gilroy (CC, 2018)
Rutgers (Big 10) #29
133 Devan Turner (Sr)
Dixon (SJ, 2016)
Oregon St. (PAC 12) #22
133 Jason Miranda (Fr)
Poway (SD, 2020)
Stanford (PAC 12) #24
141 DJ Lloren (Sr)
Buchanan (C, 2016)
Fresno St. (Big 12) #12
141 Marco Polanco (Fr)
Bishop Amat (S, 2019)
Minnesota (Big 10)
#20
141 Lawrence Saenz (So)
Vacaville (SJ, 2018)
Cal Poly (PAC 12) #27
141 Angelo Martinoni (So)
Folsom (SJ, 2018)
CS Bakersfield (PAC 12) #29
141 Chase Zollman (So)
Poway (SD, 2018)
Wyoming (Big 12) #30
149 Jaden Abas (Fr)
Rancho Bernardo (SD, 2019)
Stanford (PAC 12) #16
149 Greg Gaxiola (Sr)
Buchanan (C, 2016)
Hofstra (EIWA) #30
157 Justin Thomas (Sr)
Calvary Chapel (S, 2016)
Oklahoma (Big 12) #10
157 Jacob Wright (Jr)
Dinuba (C, 2017)
Wyoming (Big 12) #19
157 Chase Saldate (Fr)
Gilroy (CC, 2020)
Michigan St. (Big 10) #22
165 Anthony Valencia (Sr)
St. John Bosco (S, 2015)
Arizona St. (PAC 12) #5
165 Andrew Sparks (Fr)
Calvary Chapel (S, 2020)
Minnesota (Big 10) #15
165 Izzak Olejnik (So)
Bakersfield (C, 2018)
No. Illinois (MAC) #20
174 Bernie Truax (So)
Rancho BV (SD, 2018)
Cal Poly (PAC 12) #17
174 Anthony Mantanona (Jr)
Palm Desert (S, 2017)
Oklahoma (Big 12) #27
184 Dominic DuCharme (Sr)
Windsor (NC, 2016)
CS Bakersfield (PAC 12) #26
184 Ryan Reyes (So)
Gilroy (CC, 2019)
Oregon St. (PAC 12) #29
184 Cade Belshay (Jr)
Buchanan (C, 2017)
Arizona St. (PAC 12) #31
285 Seth Nevills (So)
Clovis (C, 2018)
Penn St. (Big 10) #16