Wrestling rankings: Dealing with the highs and lows of being ranked as a team or individual
Wrestling rankings, whether team or individual, are a great way to help promote the sport of high school wrestling. It provides an opportunity for discussion, highlights those who are succeeding and helps a sport that may not get a lot of publicity provide information to both diehard and casual fans. However, opponents of rankings will say it puts too much pressure on an individual or team. And there are also, unfortunately, coaches, parents, fans and Internet trolls who place too much emphasis on rankings and that’s where potential problems can develop.