Taking a look at the Big Ten Wrestling power rankings after some early season action, including for Penn State Wrestling
Two weeks ago we put out our initial Big Ten Wrestling Power Rankings. Have they aged like a fine wine in two short weeks?
Well, you’re about to find out.
Let’s dive back in to see if there’s been any shuffling amongst the teams after several duals and tournaments under each team’s belt.
All rankings listed are as of the latest InterMat rankings.
Here we go, here are this week’s Big Ten Wrestling power rankings, including where Penn State Wrestling stands:
Dual Rank: NR
Ranked Wrestlers: 0
The Maryland Terrapins continue to lead the pack in the Big Ten Wrestling Power Rankings. And by “lead”, I mean they’re batting leadoff and still sit at No. 14 in our rankings.
Maryland grapplers got the season started in the Clarion Open on November 7th. And the Terrapins did surprisingly well as they had 11 of their 24 total wrestlers place (ten made the quarterfinals and eight made the semi-finals). So all in all it was a pretty decent showing for their first wrestling tournament in close to two years.
The Terrapins then hosted Virginia in their first dual meet of the season on November 12th. Maryland was able to win a handful of decisions but the dual was mostly one-sided as Virginia took home the win 24-9.
Hoping to channel the success they had in PA from earlier in November, Maryland next traveled to Pittsburgh for an away dual on November 22nd. Things went pretty much as expected as Pittsburgh easily took care of the Terrapins in a 26-7 waxing.