1. The Pac 10 has a specified number of automatic allocations per weight based on RPI. That came to a total of 33 slots. Do they have the potential for more than 33 slots based on what happens in other conferences/qualifiers?
2. If there are additional slots possible, how are they allocated or determined? Back when I was in college, the NCAA gave a certain number of allocations to each conference. Then, the conference had automatic qualifiying for specified placewinners. Then, beyond that, were wild card slots. So, for example, EIWA had 34 slots. The top 3 finishers in each weight qualified for the NCAAs out of each 16 man bracket. That left 4 wild card slots that the coaches then voted on to award to whoever they wanted. Those wild cards sometimes went to wrestlers who placed lower than 4th, even though the 4th place winner didn't get a wild card. How does that work nowadays?
3. Pac 10 had 5 automatic slots in 3 weight classes, and 4 automatics for 1 weight class. Do they really need to worry about 7th and 8th places in every weight class? Is there actually any possibility that they would need to go that far down the list in weight classes where they only get 3 or less automatic slots?
Any insight you can offer would be appreciated.
« Back to index | View thread »