MADISON, Wis. – InterMat released its preseason NCAA Division I wrestling rankings on Tuesday for the 2015-16 season, which includes three Badgers in the top 10 for their individual weight classes.
Junior Isaac Jordan of Graham High School holds the highest preseason mark of any Badger with a No. 2 ranking at 165 pounds. The two-time All-American is coming off of a stellar sophomore season that saw him win his first Big Ten title at 165 pounds.
At 133 pounds, junior Ryan Taylor of Graham High School is ranked in the No. 4 slot after his All-America sophomore season. As Wisconsin’s starter at 133, Taylor had an unscathed 9-0 Big Ten dual record last season and finished in second place at the Big Ten Championships.
In the 174-pound weight class, sophomore Ricky Robertson holds the No. 10 spot after qualifying for his first NCAA tournament in his freshman campaign.
Wisconsin is picked to finish at No. 13 with 38.0 points in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) rankings and at No. 15 in the dual rankings.
The Badgers host their annual Red/White Dual in the UW Field House on Saturday.
Wisconsin opens up the 2015-16 season at home on Nov. 12 against UW-Whitewater at 7 p.m.