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CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches announced the February weight class individual rankings and team rankings in conjunction with the league office today.
Based on the individual rankings, the Ohio wrestling team now boasts six student-athletes ranked in the top-four of their respective weight classes in the league.
As a team, the Bobcats are now ranked third in the MAC with 14 points. The eight schools were ranked based on the number of first through fourth-place votes that were earned in the individual voting system. A first-place vote was worth four team points; a second-place vote earned three team points; third-seeded votes were worth two team points, while a fourth-place tally earned one point in the team ranking system. The Bobcats are ranked behind Missouri (36 points) and Old Dominion (16 points).
Redshirt junior Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) is still holding down the top spot at 125 pounds.
Redshirt senior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) is ranked third at 157.
Ohio (5-4, 3-1 MAC) has won its last three MAC matches, most recently picking up a 19-15 victory over Central Michigan last Sunday (Feb. 3) at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Ohio will close out the home portion of its 2018-19 schedule this weekend at the Convocation Center by hosting a pair of MAC dual meets, welcoming Old Dominion on Friday (Feb. 8) for a 6 p.m. ET matchup and SIUE on Saturday (Feb. 9) for a 1 p.m. ET showdown. The Bobcats will put a wrap on their 100th anniversary celebration, honoring the program's All-Americans prior to the Old Dominion dual and the four national champions prior to the SIUE dual. The SIUE dual will also serve as Ohio's Senior Day celebration.