NCAA Releases Qualifier Allocations
Feb. 27, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The NCAA announced qualifier allocations for the 2014 Wrestling National Championships on Thursday (Feb. 27) with the Big Ten leading all conferences by earning 74 of the 290 automatic bids. The next closest league garnered 47 selections.
Each qualifying tournament was awarded spots per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage at the weight class; rating percentage index (RPI); and coaches ranking. Here is how the Hoosiers fared in those measurements:
For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his qualifying tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each qualifying tournament, with automatic qualifying status, was awarded a minimum of one wrestler per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.
BIG TEN'S NCAA QUALIFIER ALLOCATIONS BY WEIGHT CLASS
125 lbs - 7
133 lbs - 8
141 lbs - 6
149 lbs - 6
157 lbs - 8
165 lbs - 8
174 lbs - 7
184 lbs - 7
197 lbs - 8
285 lbs - 9
After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 40 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 12. All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; qualifying event placement; quality wins; results against common opponents; winning percentage; RPI; coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class.
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