Sophomore 174-pounder Nicholas Gravina has used six consecutive dual wins, with two of them coming against ranked foes, to land at No. 20 in his weight class.
Junior 174-pounder Phillip Bakuckas is one of seven grapplers seeking to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
Despite a second straight season with 26 losses or more, head coach CJ Werneke said he sees progress being made within his team as players continue to develop.
Nicholas Gravina all but secured No. 15 Rutgers' 24-12 win over No. 18 Oregon State. The sophomore 184-pounder won a 5-3 decision to propel the Knights to a 21-6 lead and advance his overall record on the year to 6-1.
After earning All-American honors for Rutgers at the 157-pound weight class, senior grappler Anthony Perrotti has bumped up to 165 pounds in 2015-16.