The win against No. 11 Wyoming vaulted the team into the national
spotlight. Once the Feb.4 rankings came out, the Bulldogs had climbed up the
polls in multiple outlets.
The 8-6 Bulldogs were ranked No. 24 in Wrestling Insider
Magazine’s dual-team rankings and ranked outside the National Wrestling Coaches
Association Top 25 poll at No. 26, receiving 11 votes.
In addition to the team being ranked 24th, Bulldogs wrestlers
were individually ranked across several media outlets, including FloWrestling
(FW), InterMat (IM), TrackWrestling (TW) and the NCAA.
Khristian Olivas (17-8) was ranked No.12 (TW), No. 18 (FW),
No. 17 (IM) and No.19 (NCAA) at 149 pounds.
Jackson Hemauer (17-8) was ranked No. 19 (FW), No. 23 (TW)
and No. 25 (NCAA) at 184 pounds.
Josh Hokit (17-3) was ranked highest out of all Bulldogs at
No. 13 (IM), No. 13 (FW), No. 13 (NCAA) and No. 14 (TW) at 197 pounds.
AJ Nevills (16-6) was also voted No. 19 (TW) and No. 20
(NCAA) in the heavyweight division.