Feb. 11, 2011
In the first RPI, Ryan Jauch (133 lbs.) ranks No.29, David Bonin (157 lbs.) comes in at No. 24, Brice Wolf (174 lbs.) holds down the No. 32 spot and Ryan Loder (184 lbs.) was the Panthers highest ranked wrestler, coming in at No. 7.
In the second coaches' panel, Loder ranked No. 10 while Bonin came in at No. 20 and Wolf at No. 30 in their respective weight classes. Both Loder and Bonin improved upon their initial rankings in the coaches' panel as Bonin was ranked No. 22 and Loder came in at No. 16 in the first coaches' panel rankings. Wolf was not ranked in the first coaches' panel.
The final rankings and RPI will be two of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by Division I winning percentage, RPI and coaches' rankings to earn spots for the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches' rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches across the nation. Each qualifying tournament has five coaches rank the top 33 wrestlers in two weight classes. For ranking purposes, coaches must select a wrestler as a starter at a designated weight class. In addition, coaches may only select one wrestler per weight class.
To be eligible for an RPI ranking, a wrestler must have a minimum of 17 Division I matches at a given weight class. The top 33 wrestlers in the RPI are listed for each weight class.
UNI (8-9, 2-0 WWC) will take to the mat later this afternoon, facing Cal State Bakersfield at 4 p.m. and