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SDSU 31st in WIN Power Rankings

Postby Allen Brown » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:27 pm

Jackrabbits 31st in preseason power rankings

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/16/2015
The South Dakota State University wrestling team is ranked 31st among Division I programs in WIN Magazine's preseason Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Jackrabbits accumulated 11.5 points in the rankings, which are awarded on the number of potential All-Americans a team could have and get advancement points for wrestlers ranked 9-20 in their respective weight classes. Two SDSU wrestlers, 157-pounder Cody Pack and 197-pounder Nate Rotert, have been ranked in preseason polls conducted by Flowrestling.com and Amateur Wrestling News.

SDSU will square off against a number of the top teams in the power rankings during the dual season, including three of the top five: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Iowa and No. 5 Virginia Tech. Duals against Virginia Tech (Nov. 21) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 27) are home contests.

Following are the top 15 teams in the Tournament Power Index, along with the rankings of other Big 12 Conference schools or opponents (listed in bold):
1. Oklahoma State - 82
2. Ohio State - 67
3. Iowa - 62
4. Penn State - 60
5. Virginia Tech - 58.5
6. Cornell (N.Y.) - 56.5
7. Missouri - 51.5
8. Michigan - 51
9. Lehigh (Pa.) - 49.5
10. Wisconsin - 41
11. Illinois - 39.5
12. Nebraska - 38.5
13. North Carolina State - 34
14. North Carolina - 33.5
T15. Ohio - 25
T15. Old Dominion (Va.) - 25
T15. Oklahoma - 25
18. North Dakota State - 24.5
24. Iowa State - 15
T28. West Virginia - 13
31. South Dakota State - 11.5
32. Virginia - 6
T45. Northern Colorado - 2.5
T47. Air Force - 2
T47. Boise State (Idaho) - 2
T47. SIU-Edwardsville - 2
T59. Wyoming - 1
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