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The 10 Most Important NCAA DI Wrestling Matches of the Week – Nov. 7th, 2017

Bo Jordan, Zahid Valencia, Boo Lewallen, Anthony Cassar

Photo of Boo Lewallen by Jeremy Cook

November can be an odd time in college wrestling. The return of folkstyle in the fall is much anticipated by fans and wrestlers alike which leads to excitement. However, if the preseason is all about hope, the first month of the season could best be described as being a time for overreaction. Big wins are met with hyperbolic statements about undefeated seasons and national titles. Tough losses see calls for redshirts to be pulled and backups to see the mat. This is natural, but it is a long season. Still, November matches are not meaningless. They will impact seeding down the road. Lineup battles are happening across the country. Athletes are gaining confidence or losing it as they work towards their goals. These 10 matches are the most important to the story of the season this week. Keep a close eye on how they unfold.

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