When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season involves an finish, it is traditional to really feel such as you want a break. I get it; even WE took a bit time for some wanted R&R (worry not, although, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!). The quantity of labor and recreation planning is exponentially increased than Fantasy Soccer or different sports activities.
There’s not a lot to do apart from analysis within the low season. However identical to we are saying in coaching, it is what you do when others should not trying that separates you from the pack.
We’re left with a whole lot of uncooked knowledge that must be filtered and sorted. The low season is dedicated to not solely recording and organizing that knowledge, however grouping, deciphering, and using that knowledge to forecast and strategize for the upcoming season. Typically one of the simplest ways to organize for the long run is to look again on the previous season and who’s returning or names/knowledge to recollect come week 12 if you find yourself struggling to search out that 174 starter.
Normally, you have got names like Spencer Lee, Shane Griffith, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Cassioppi that you just consider to convey you success. Collectively this season, they mixed for 84 Fantasy Factors (Fpts).
Properly, let me throw a pair different names at you: Codi Russell, Will Formato, Brit Wilson, and Michael McAleavey. This group totaled 185 Fpts this season.
As I say yearly, that is the sweetness and frustration of Fantasy Sports activities. Typically your prime performers should not “family names.”
Now, this 12 months was undoubtedly an “asterisk” sort of 12 months as there can be fairly a number of cases of skewing in a method or one other (see the co-Hodge announcement). In previous seasons, we’ve harassed that match rely will not be at all times a figuring out consider precise or in Fantasy Wrestling success, however this 12 months was completely different. Some groups had been hit with COVID precautions or wrestlers truly acquired COVID making an imbalance of matches wrestled between wrestlers/groups bigger than in years previous and inflicting some massive names to not make the Prime 20 of their respective weights.
To compile these lists, we used WrestleStat Fantasy School Wrestling knowledge. Only a reminder of how factors had been tallied in WrestleStat Leagues:
1) The scoring used was Customary Staff Scoring throughout all competitions (+3 for a win by determination, -4 for a loss by Main, and many others)
2) Scoring solely counted in opposition to D1 competitors
3) Wins through Forfeits (FFT) would rely as +6 in the direction of a wrestler’s level complete
4) Wins or Losses by Medical Forfeit (MFF) didn’t rely as + or – in the direction of a wrestler’s level complete
5) Factors had been solely collected through the common season
Listed below are the earlier #FCW 2021 Season weight class Prime-20 Lists:
The 174 Prime 20 tied the 165 weight class with seven All-People.
Seeding controversy apart, Demetrius Romero takes the #1 spot with 50 Fpts, beating the second place wrestler Austin Murphy by 14 Fpt and (but ANOTHER Appalachian State Mountaineer) Thomas Flitz by 15 Fpts.
For the second 12 months in a row, Mr. Sicknasty (Twitter deal with) Hayden Hastings, makes the Prime 20 at 174, with solely two bonus-point wins of his 12 matches wrestled (albeit these two had been each pins). Flip that with shock All American Bernie Truax, the place six of his eight bouts had been gained by both tech or pin.
The one true freshman to make this weights Prime 20 was Dustin Plott, who sadly bumped into some damage points late within the season, which accounted for his 2-2 file within the final week of the season (internet 1 Fpt).
Logan Massa gained 5 of his six regular-season matches, all by bonus. His lone loss to Carter Starocci in Tie-Breaker solidified him within the #16 spot, however had he eeked out that gained, he would have been #11 this season.
Your 2021 Nationwide Event Finalists maintain down the #17 and #18 spots, however regardless of Carter Starocci having virtually double the variety of regular-season matches, he solely beat Michael Kemerer by 1 Fpt.
Three backups make the reduce with Michael Ferree being the best. Three majors and a pin helped propel him to the #11 spot, whereas Alex Faison had simply as many matches however fell 2 Fpts behind (dropping him right down to #15).
Who Missed The Minimize:
The lone All American to not make the Prime 20 at 174 was Jackson Turley, who completed because the #36 Fantasy Wrestler with 11 Fpts in solely 4 matches.
With perhaps one of the vital stunning wins this season within the Massive Ten, Donnell Washington fell only one level in need of making the Prime 20. Due to his loss, by fall, to Logan Massa, he completed the 2021 season with 16 Fpts. Had he of “solely” misplaced by tech, he would have been #20.
Tyler Eischens began off sizzling and jumped between 165 and 174, however going 2-3 in his final 5 matches of the season (internet -4) put him beneath the Prime 20 at #26.
Two Prime 20 Fantasy Wrestlers from 2020 didn’t make the listing this 12 months. They had been Jacob Oliver and Anthony Mantanona. It wasn’t for lack of competitors, as each wrestlers had double-digit matches. Jacob Oliver was #7 final season, is available in at #31 this season with 13 Fpts and Anthony Mantanona was #12 final season and completed as #72 with -1 Fpt this season.
Another notables who didn’t make the reduce embrace Trey Munoz (#32), Kaleb Romero (#33) and #33 Clay Lautt, all with 12 Fpts, and Anthony Montalvo (#44 with 6 Fpts).