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OSU Wrestling: NCAA Tournament Allocations Announced

The Big 12 was awarded the second-most allocations.



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

Nothing quite signifies the postseason is here than tournament allocations.

The NCAA announced Thursday pre-allocation spots for the NCAA Wrestling Championship on March 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Each qualifying conference tournament is awarded pre-allocations to the NCAA tournament based on regular-season performances from wrestlers in each conference, according to the NCAA’s release.

Win percentage, coaches’ ranking and RPI ranking are the three standards used to determine allocations. Each conference gets at least one automatic qualifier, but additional qualifiers are added at each weight based on how many wrestlers from the conference currently reach two of the three qualifying thresholds at that weight.

Based on all that, the Big 12 received 57 total allocations — second behind the Big Ten’s 85. There are a total of 283 pre-allocations. Of the Big 12’s 57 allocations, the conference got six at 125, 133, 149, 157, 165, 174 and 197, and received five at 141, 184 and 285. There are 33 wrestlers total in each bracket.

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet to select at-large qualifiers after all conference tournaments end. The Big 12 Wrestling Championship will be March 9-10 in Tulsa.

At-large qualifiers will be announced March 12. Brackets will be unveiled at 7 p.m. March 13 on

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