Feb. 20, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. – The NCAA released the second of three coaches' panel rankings for the 2012-13 wrestling season. The third set of rankings will be one of the tools used during the selection process to pick the qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, starting on March 21.
The Old Dominion University wrestling team has seven wrestlers ranked in the first coaches' panel rankings.
Wrestlers are measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches' rankings. The coaches' rankings are compiled by votes from coaches representing each qualifying tournament. In regards to these rankings, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a 'starter' at their weight class.
'Eligible' wrestlers for the Coaches’ Panel Rakings must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents and have wrestled within the last 30 days.
To be eligible for the RPI ranking, a wrestler must have a minimum of 17 Division I matches at a given weight class.
ODU Wrestlers in the second (of 3) 2013 NCAA Division I Coaches' Rankings/RPI:
125: Jerome Robinson: (No. 14) - RPI: 7
133: Scott Festejo: (No. 25) - RPI: 20
141: Chris Mecate: (No. 16) - RPI: 12
149: Alexander Richardson: (No. 30) - RPI: 24
174: Billy Curling: (No. 29)
197: Jacob Henderson: (No. 28) - RPI: 24
HWT: Matt Tourdot: RPI: 27
For a full look at the first of three 2013 NCAA Division I Coaches' Panel rankings: please click here.
The Old Dominion University wrestling team also has five wrestlers nationally ranked within their respective weight classes by various media outlets. Jerome Robinson and Chris Mecate are currently nationally ranked by all five media outlets.
Jerome Robinson / 125 / Redshirt Sophomore / Toledo, Ohio
Wrestling Insider News: #20
Amateur Wrestling News: #17
Scott Festejo / 133 / Junior / Long Branch, N.J.
Chris Mecate / 141 / Redshirt Freshman / Highland, Calif.
Wrestling Insider News: #16
Amateur Wrestling News: #15
Alexander Richardson / 149 / Freshman / New Jersey City, N.J.
Jacob Henderson / 197 / Redshirt Sophomore / Toledo, Ohio
Old Dominion will be back in action on March 9 in Boston, Mass., when they will compete in their final CAA Championships.
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