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NCAA announces Championships weight allocations per conference

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Updated: February 27, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below.

Each qualifying tournament was awarded automatic bids per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Division I winning percentage at the weight class; ratings percentage index (RPI); and coaches’ ranking.

For each wrestler that reached the threshold in at least two of the three categories, his conference tournament was awarded a qualifying spot in that weight class. Each conference was awarded a minimum of one automatic bid per weight class, which will go to the tournament champion, even if they did not have any wrestlers reach at least two of the three thresholds. NCAA tournament spots for each qualifying event will be awarded at the tournament based solely on place-finish.

After all of the conference tournaments have concluded, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in-person to select the remaining 47 at-large qualifiers, which will be announced on March 10, while brackets and seeding will be announced on NCAA.com at 6 p.m. on March 11. All weight classes will consist of 33 wrestlers. The at-large selections will be made based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition; quality wins; coaches’ ranking; results against common opponents; RPI; qualifying event placement; and winning percentage.

The following is a breakdown per weight and conference:

Conf 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 Hwt Total
ACC 3 5 3 2 5 4 4 3 1 5 35
Big 12 4 8 5 5 5 4 5 5 6 7 54
Big Ten 8 7 8 10 6 8 9 10 6 7 79
EIWA 7 2 5 4 3 6 4 4 6 3 44
MAC 3 5 5 5 6 2 4 3 4 4 41
Pac-12 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 16
Southern 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 14
Total 28 29 29 29 28 27 29 28 27 29 283

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