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5 Blue Devils in Final RPI; ACC Receives 37 Allocations
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/01/2019
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DURHAM, N.C.—The NCAA released its final set of coaches’ panel and rankings and RPI ratings as well as the conference tournament allocations for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as the Blue Devils make final preparations for postseason action.

Five Blue Devils are ranked in the latest RPI and four in the coaches’ rankings, while the ACC earned 37 automatic allocations for the NCAA Championships. The ACC Championship will be held March 9 in Blacksburg, Va.

Redshirt senior Mitch Finesilver headlines the list of Blue Devils with the No. 2 RPI and No. 4 ranking by the coaches. Coming off of a win over then-No. 4 Austin O’Connor of North Carolina, Mitch Finesilver will be the likely No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship at 149 pounds – in which the ACC received four automatic bids.

Joining Mitch Finesilver in the top 10 of the RPI is sophomore Matt Finesilver at No. 10 at 174 pounds. Matt Finesilver also is 14th in the coaches’ poll after finishing his ACC slate with a 4-1 mark. He aims to grab one of the three spots in the 174-pound class.

Also earning top-32 nods in the RPI are Zach Finesilver (165) at No. 17, Josh Finesilver (141) at 23 and Alec Schenk (197) at 32. Zach Finesilver is 23rd Josh Finesilver 28th according to the coaches. All three are looking to advance to NCAAs through automatic qualifying.

The ACC Championships get underway March 9 at 11 a.m., in Cassell Coliseum. The finals begin at 7 p.m., and all the action can be seen on ACC Network Extra.

NCAA Championship Allocations

125 133 144 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 Total
2 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 37

Wrestler Rankings

Wrestler Weight RPI Coaches’
Mitch Finesilver 149 2 4
Matt Finesilver 174 10 14
Zach Finesilver 165 17 23
Josh Finesilver 141 23 28
Alec Schenk 197 32

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