Central Michigan continues to maintain advantage over Kent State in Coaches November rankings.
CLEVELAND, Ohio-The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches announced the month of November rankings in conjunction with the league office today. The rankings will be released on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the season, with one additional ranking system (two total) in January and February.
Based on the individual rankings, Central Michigan maintains its advantage over Kent State for the 2010 championship. The November rankings, voted on by the league's head coaches in an open forum, are as follows:
125 - 1. Conor Beebe (CMU); 2. Nic Bedelyon (KSU); 3. Chris Jenkins (EMU); 4. Dan Bishop (UB).
133 - 1. Dan Mitcheff (KSU); 2. Scott Sentes (CMU); t-3. Tristen DeShazer (NIU); t-3. Kevin Smith (UB).
141 - 1. Pat McLemore (NIU); 2. Jeff Shutich (CMU); 3. Germane Lindsey (OU); 4. Chase Skonieczny (KSU).
149 - 1. Desi Green (UB); 2. Matt Cathell (KSU); t-3. J.J. Johnson (EMU); t-3. Tony D'Alie (CMU).
157 - 1. Steve Brown (CMU); 2. Bryan Deutsch (NIU); 3. Clay Tucker (OU); 4. Mallie Shuster (KSU).
165 - 1. Obie Simpson (KSU); 2. Tyler Grayson (CMU); 3. John Odeen (NIU); 4. John-Martin Cannon (UB).
174 - 1. Mike Miller (CMU); 2. Jacob Ison (OU); 3. Keith Witt (KSU); 4. Derrick Yant (NIU).
184 - 1. Dustin Kilgore (KSU); 2. Ben Bennett (CMU); 3. Nick Purdue (OU); 4. Brian Dieckhaus (NIU).
197 - 1. Jimmy Hamel (UB); 2. Eric Simaz (CMU); 3. Eric Schuth (OU); 4. Adam Cogar (KSU).
HWT - 1. Jared Trice (CMU); 2. Brandon Barlow (KSU); 3. David Wade (EMU) 4. Andy Hartshorn (OU).
The November team rankings were also decided in the same forum. The six schools were ranked based on the number of first through fourth-place votes that were earned in the individual voting system. A first-place vote was worth four team points; a second-place vote earned three team points; third-seeded votes were worth two team points, while a fourth-place tally earned that team one point in the team ranking system. The November rankings for the MAC are as follows:
MAC November Rankings
1. Central Michigan (32.5)
2. Kent State (26)
3. Northern Illinois (12.5)
4. Ohio (12)
5. Buffalo (11.5)
6. Eastern Michigan (5.5)
The 2009-10 MAC Wrestling Championships will be held March 6-7 and hosted by Central Michigan University. Last year, Central Michigan won its eighth consecutive MAC wrestling championship with 111.5 team points. Kent State was the runner-up with 82.5 points, while Northern Illinois was third with 47.5.