January 30th, 2023 WrestlingByPirate Dual Impact Index

20230130 ratings

Here’s how the numbers are calculated:

Individual rankings: Basically, all wrestlers set to 100 at the start of the calculation, and the opponents’ rankings having 30, 40, 50, or 60, depending on the type of victory (to correspond with dual scoring), either added or subtracted from it in each cycle. When the numbers stabilize to three digits (the one-thousandths place), the rankings are finalized for the week.

Minimum numbers of matches for the season to be listed remain at five at the weight against Division I opponents (not counting Extra matches, as they are not considered for NCAA Championships allocation/qualification purposes), however, it is also a requirement that a wrestler participate in a single-entry tournament or dual meet, attached. Wrestlers who have met the five-match requirement, but not the single-entry requirement, are listed in red. Wrestlers who have met both requirements, but do not make up the best dual-meet lineup amongst the wrestlers rated, are listed in yellow.


Based on the results of duals themselves. Figured the same way as the individual rankings, with each team being given +/- 30 points for a win or a loss, plus or minus one point for each match the dual is won or lost by. Criteria points are not included in this figure.


Teams are given points on the same scale points are earned at the NCAA Championships, with bonus points.


Teams are matched up in mock duals based on how the individual wrestlers are rated. Bonus points are given at a margin of 35, 45, and 55 points, to simulate major decisions, technical falls, and falls, respectively. The number listed is the number of mock duals won.


Similar to the Dual-Component ranking, but includes wrestlers listed in red. Basically, what things might look like if every single coach in the country had available and used their optimal lineup


WL: Based on only wins and losses (Dual-Results only)

MOV: Based on only margin of victory/scoring of bonus points (Dual-Results only)

SOS: Strength of Schedule, the average ratings of your opponents minus 100

Total: Win/Loss plus MOV (Dual-Results only)

Forf Wts: Number of weights forfeited in duals due to lack of eligible wrestlers, will be zero for most schools by end of season (component rankings only)


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