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The wrestling championship
Does each conference crown a champion in each weight class? Could the NCAA championship reasonably be those guys in a bracket tournament?
03-16-2017 07:11 PM
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RE: The wrestling championship
(03-16-2017 07:11 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  Does each conference crown a champion in each weight class? Could the NCAA championship reasonably be those guys in a bracket tournament?

Yes. Each conference has a champion at 10 weight classes. There's not that many conferences as they are down to about 80 Division 1 schools with wrestling. All 14 Big 10 schools have wrestling. The PAC, Big 12, ACC and MAC sponser wrestling. 33 guys per weight Class go to the tournament. 10, 32 man brackets with one "pig tail" match. I'm watching it on ESPN right now. Penn St is killing it. I wish ECU would get wrestling going.
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03-16-2017 08:06 PM
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It's too bad they don't do a true dual meet format for a team championship.

I think it's bogus that they award a "team championship" when you don't even contest the sport in its normal team format.
03-16-2017 08:39 PM
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Thanks billy! I forgot that wrestling is relatively under competed at the NCAA level.
03-16-2017 08:40 PM
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Cornell (school I was curious about) has a team there, currently in 8th.
03-16-2017 08:44 PM
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When looking up the NCAA wrestling membership, there were links to a list of all the schools that have dropped wrestling, but all the links were broken. Does anyone happen to have the list?
03-16-2017 09:32 PM
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RE: The wrestling championship
There are 8 wrestling conferences.

(1) Big Ten is clearly the strongest overall.

Next 3 would be (2) the Big XII (which only consists of 4 actual Big XII schools but has 6 affiliates from the upper Midwest and West, (3) the EIWA (consortium of 16 eastern schools, including Ivy and Patriot League schools), and (4) the MAC (which includes Missouri and Northern Iowa as affiliates).

Rest of the conferences (5) ACC (only 6 schools, but those schools do fairly well), (6) Eastern Wrestling League (home of the D-2 PSAC schools that compete at D-1, e.g., Lock Haven, Clarion, et cetera, plus a couple other Eastern schools), (7) Pac-12 (also only 6 schools, generally weaker than the ACC), and (8) the Southern Conference (3 actual SoCon schools plus a bunch of affiliates).

Anyway ..... prior to the Conference Championships, the NCAA will allocate ~ 29 bids for Nationals (for each weight class), allocated on a per-conference basis. For instance, the Big Ten got 9 automatic spots at the 184 LB weight class this year. EVERY athlete who wins a conference championship will qualify for Nationals - every weight class/conference allocation is at least one.

Then there will be ~4 at-large spots determined by committee after the Conference Championships, getting us to the 33 per class.
03-16-2017 11:19 PM
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Thanks for the breakdown Bearcat.
03-16-2017 11:24 PM
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(03-16-2017 08:39 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  It's too bad they don't do a true dual meet format for a team championship.

I think it's bogus that they award a "team championship" when you don't even contest the sport in its normal team format.

Wrestling is ultimately an individual sport.

Duels are nice and all, and are fun for the fans. But determining a "team championship" via Duels, I'd argue, is just as contrived as what is currently done.
03-16-2017 11:33 PM
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Title IX has killed Wrestling...that is too bad.
03-17-2017 09:32 AM
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