The Most Dominant Wrestler standings are calculated by adding the total number of points awarded through match results and dividing that number by the total number of matches wrestled. Points per match are awarded as follows.
- Fall, forfeit, tournament bye, injury default or DQ = 6 points (-6 points for a loss)
- Tech falls = 5 points (-5 points for a loss)
- Major decision = 4 points (-4 points for a loss)
- Decision = 3 points (-3 points for a loss)
Using this formula, Jaden Winchel is the most dominant averaging 4.459 points per match followed by Hayden Krein at 4.425 and Jon Bailey at 4.317. Krein and Bailey actually have more total points than Winchel due to more matches wrestled and more wins, but Winchel has less losses. Let’s see how we arrived at these results…
- Jaden Winchel (37-3) – 4.459 points per match, 165 points total. 22 falls, forfeits and byes. One technical fall. Four major decisions. Seven decisions. (against three losses by decision)
- Hayden Krein (36-4) – 4.425 points per match, 177 points total. 24 falls, forfeits and byes. Two technical falls. Six major decisions. Four decisions. (against four losses, 3 by decision, one major)
- Jon Bailey (37-4) – 4.317 points per match, 177 points total. 24 falls, forfeits and byes. One technical fall. Four major decisions. Eight decisions. (against four loses by decision)
It’s a fun calculation to see how the NCAA’s most dominant wrestler formula applies to the Spartan wrestling team. Thanks to Mike Montgomery for using the math skills I don’t have to come up with these standings.