Coming in at #1 is returning NWCA All-American Samuel Braswell of Averett College. He has it all with the 4th highest RPI of 65.8060, tied for 1st with a 100% win percentage, and has faced some serious competition with the third highest "Quality Win" points. Jacob Decatur of Mount Union, is not is not far behind missing the #1 spot by .01 of a point!!
Riley Parker of Washington & Lee stands out as a wild card in at #3, but he has faced and defeated some of the best 125 pounds wrestlers in the country. These quality wins provide him more value and more points than his couple losses bring him down.
Matthew Griffin of Ithaca College leads the 125# wrestlers with the highest RPI. If you read our previous article you know that Griffin has faced some stiff competition! His high RPI and "Quality Wins" earn him the #6 ranking.
Not far behind Griffin is Matt Caccamise of Brockport coming in at #7, with the second highest RPI of the 125# competitors.
Kaya Bogle of Castleton hasn't been the most consistent wrestler at 125, but he has beaten some of the best at 125# coming in tied for 5th with the most "Quality Win" points. Earning him the #14 spot.
Interesting to note Chris DeRosa is the one outlier who is ranked by the NWCA Coaches Association (#15), but is not in the BAMF rankings. His win%, RPI, and lack of "Quality Wins" keep him out of the top 20. I am sure he will be looking to improve his rank in upcoming competitions.
We have a couple of wrestlers in the NWCA rankings who are currently not in the top 20 BAMF Rankings. Returning NWCA Nationals runner-up Brady Kyner, Wartburg College and National Qualifier Joey Manginelli, Springfield. They have yet to meet the five match minimum in order to be considered for the BAMF Rankings.
Looking forward to how these stats shake up as the season progresses and who will be the biggest BAMF at 125#!
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