NCAA announces qualifier allocations for 2015 DI Wrestling Championships
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.
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.
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.
After all of the qualifying events have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 70 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 11. 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.
|QUALIFIER ALLOCATIONS FOR 2014 NCAA DI WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|Atlantic Coast Conference||3||3||4||3||2||3||5||2||2||2||29|
|Big Ten Conference||5||12||8||7||8||8||10||10||9||9||86|
|Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association||3||3||5||3||7||4||2||5||6||5||43|
|Eastern Wrestling League||2||2||1||3||2||1||1||2||1||2||17|
The coaches’ panel rankings, as well as the RPI for the 2014-15 season may be found on www.ncaa.com.
A full description of the entire selection process is in the 2015 Division I Wrestling Championships Pre-Championships Manual which is available at NCAA.org.