These rankings are different in that they are objective and comprehensive. Updated multiple times per week, the amount of data and detail in these rankings complements and expands upon traditional top ten rankings by ranking all varsity wrestlers. By using data analytics, RankWrestlers offers wrestlers, parents and coaches frequent and detailed opponent information, match details, and rankings of wrestlers based on an objective algorithm. Plus you also get access to all of the content available on Rokfin.
The rankings are updated continuously throughout the season, and they usually update daily. However, the raw data is based on information from TrackWrestling, and some coaches are faster than others to update the lastest information on TrackWrestling.
Throughout the season, wrestlers are ranked at the lowest weight class they have wrestled in their last 3 matches.
RankWrestlers uses the data delivered by coaches to TrackWrestling's season results. The system is not fool-proof; if you see a mistake, please work through your coach to correct the information on TrackWrestling. We do not make manual adjustments on our system, as we feel that it is important to have the correct information in the TrackWrestling database.
There are two possibilities. The head-to-head adjustment is based on who has the most wins over the course of the season. Secondly, it's possible the opponent you defeated beat someone ranked higher than you and received a positive head-to-head adjustment which caused them to move back ahead of you. There are multiple factors, so as the season unfolds day to day and week to week the rankings will fluctuate.
Yes - the 3 Best Wins considers the three best opponents that the wrestler defeated, even if multiple wins are against the same opponent.
All of the wrestlers' rankings are changing over time. While you may have had a big win, the wrestler ahead of you may have picked up a big win as well, which may have prevented you from climbing in the rankings. Even if you did not compete recently, your ranking can change because the winning percentage of your past opponents is changing as they wrestle, which affects your adjusted win percentage and top 3 wins.
To help with the accuracy of rankings at the beginning of the season (and for wrestlers who start later in the season due to injury / eligibility issues, etc.), all wrestlers' top 3 wins from the previous year are carried forward to the following year. The previous year's top 3 wins are assigned to the wrestler until the current year's figure exceeds the previous year.
RankWrestlers is not ranking state qualifiers only. Some districts/regions are so competitive that quality wrestlers cannot qualify for their state tournament due to sheer numbers. These wrestlers cannot be discounted in objective rankings, though, because they probably would qualify if they were in different districts/regions.