First round: #28 Dack Punke vs. #5 Jack Mueller, UVA
Thoughts on seed fairness: Punke went 3-7 against the field with wins over #18 Schroder, #22 Schwarm and #31 West. His loss to West at MACs, as well as his 11-10 record likely doomed him to be seeded about where he is. The seed seemed about right.
Thoughts on draw: Drawing Mueller in the first round is about what I was expecting. Mueller pinned Punke in 2:55 during the dual meet this season and he is a monster on top. Punke will almost certainly drop that bout and move into a consi bout against either #12 Michael McGee, ODU (McGee beat Punke 7-1 at MACs) or #21 Gabe Townsell, Stanford.