Iowa maintains it’s lead over the field. Their consistency and depth across the weight classes is why I’m sticking with them as my pick to win the title. Ohio State still has more upside, as they say, but too many things can go wrong for them, and too many points need to come from Hunter Steiber, who hasn’t yet looked to be in tournament shape.
Minnesota is the wildcard, as their 5 title threats could make the difference. Missouri has also come on strong and they could push 4 time defending champ PSU off the podium. Cornell also has a couple few title contenders and could make a run at a team medal, if they get healthy.
All pretty much old news though. So I made this new chart, comparing total conference points from the first ranking of the season to the most recent, excluding the Big Ten because they have too many points and would make the chart look bad. HEY QUIT HOGGING ALL THE POINTS BIG TEN.
So were the rankings wrong or did guys get injured? Or is this just random variation? Beats me! Probably all 3. Nifty enough for me anyway.