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CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches announced their November weight class individual rankings and team rankings in conjunction with the league office today. Ohio moved up one spot to No. 9 as a team with nine points while while four Bobcats are ranked in their respective weight classes.
Redshirt junior Mario Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) is now ranked third at 133 pounds, redshirt sophomore Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) remained ranked fifth at 149 pounds, redshirt junior Joe Terry (Pickerington, Ohio) is now ranked fifth at 165 pounds and senior Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) is still ranked sixth at 184 pounds. Guillen and Terry both moved up one spot from their positions in the preseason rankings.
The rankings will be released each month throughout the season, with one additional ranking system (two total) in January and February.
The MAC has embarked on a historic 2019-20 wrestling season as the league welcomes seven new affiliate members this season as the conference membership increases to 15 wrestling members, the second-largest NCAA Division I Wrestling Conference in the nation.
Last March, the MAC announced a historic membership expansion in the sport of wrestling as the MAC added seven new affiliate members – Bloomsburg, Clarion, Edinboro, Lock Haven, Rider, George Mason and Cleveland State – to begin competing in the MAC with the 2019-20 wrestling season.
The addition of seven new affiliate members increases MAC wrestling membership to 15 total members. Bloomsburg, Clarion, Edinboro, Lock Haven, Rider, George Mason and Cleveland State all joined the MAC from the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) making the MAC the second largest NCAA Division I Wrestling conference.
Ohio (0-1) fell to No. 21-ranked Campbell last Sunday (Nov. 10), 24-16, in its first dual meet of the 2019-20 season at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats will visit the state of Pennsylvania on Saturday (Nov. 16) to take on host Edinboro at 10 a.m. ET, then square off with LIU later in the day.