Whilst scouring the interwebs for more NCAA data, I came across Britt Malinsky, master of the abacus, and his post conference tournament computer rankings, available here. It’s quite the trove of information . Many thanks for making the data public, Britt!
First Man Out / Last Man In
125: Steven Polakowski MINN / Drew Romero AFA
133: Sam Brancale MINN / Bryan Lantry BUFF
141: Mitch Bengston NDSU / Nicolas Gil NAVY
149: Andrew Crone WIS / John Fahy SIUE
157: Ian Brown LEH* / Chris Castillo BSU
165: Paul Duggan CAMP** / Mitch Wightman AMER
174: Tyler Askey UVA / Michael Pavasko CLAR
184: Ben Stroh WYO / Samson Imonode ARMY
197: Derek Thomas UVU / Hayden Hrymack RUT
285: Nick Gajdzik HARV / Antonio Pelusi F&M
*Brandon Kingsley MINN was 2nd man out – Ian Brown was highest ranked 1st man out
**Brandon Krone MINN was 2nd man out – Minnesota got boned!
At least I hope I got all those correct. Tough keeping track of everyone who got injured/missed weight etc. I also just could have made mistakes. After all, pobody’s nerfect!
And this whole exercise is purely for sniffs and giggles. I’m not making a case for anyone being thrown our or included in the tournament, nor am I making judgments about talent. It’s all just for fun. Please, let’s have fun.