Huge thanks to the estimable Earl Smith of d1collegewrestling.net for providing the data on this year’s NCAA qualifiers. Be sure to check out Earl’s podcast, Sudden History, it is a splendiferous font of college wrestling info and interviews.
The charts and whatnot are pretty self explanatory, so I’ll ditch the preamble and go ahead and let them explain themselves already.
Qualifiers by school
The EWL, Pac-12, SoCon and EIWA each had 1 school miss out on qualifying 1 wrestler for the NCAAs. Thanks to the indefatigable Britt Malinsky for that tidbit.
Of note: Only four schools were shut out…Bloomsburg, Cal Poly, Davidson, and Sacred Heart.
— Britt Malinsky / SHP (@WrestlingSHP) March 8, 2016
NCAA Qualifiers by State total (also 1 Canadian Provence and 1 European Country)
USA Heat Map of NCAA Qualifiers by State Per Capita
That’s all I got for now. And as it turns out, 2 wrestlers from the 330 that qualified have been scratched and replaced by 2 new wrestlers not represented in the data above. So it’s already out of date. But as of yesterday it was accurate!
I suppose I’ll wait a couple days to make sure the list of qualifiers is solidified and then bust out some more maps. Hope you enjoyed the (slightly inaccurate) charts and stuff I made this morning!