Air Force sophomore Josh Martinez is rated in the initial coaches' panel rankings for the 2013-14 wrestling season, released today by the NCAA. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Martinez, an NCAA qualifier as a freshman, is currently rated fifth at 125 pounds with a 24-2 overall record on the season.
Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches' rankings to earn spots for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches' rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents and have wrestled within the last 30 days.