WIN’s March 4, 2013 TPI and Individual Rankings

Updated: March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

NEWTON, Iowa — With the majority of the NCAA Division I national qualifying tournaments taking place this weekend, two-time defending national champion Penn State remains the school to beat according to WIN’s Tournament Power Index, which was released today.

This week’s individual rankings also include results from the Pac-12 championships where Oregon State won the team championship last Saturday. The rest of the qualifying tournaments will this weekend from Friday through Sunday.

The WIN TPI is compiled by awarding points to each team for the ranked wrestlers they have in WIN’s current individual rankings that can be found below in all ten weight classes. In a sense, it suggests how many points these teams could score at this year’s NCAA tournament, March 21-23, in Des Moines, Iowa. TPI points will not match the final NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points for pins, technical falls, major decisions and forfeits/defaults.

In working to compile the most accurate rankings possible during the season, WIN seeks to subjectively combine both the most recent week’s and season’s results with past performance and proven records of consistency. Those results, in regards to who’s wrestling well, are balanced against who have proven they can win the big matches towards the end of the year and those who will most likely place high or win the national tournament in March.

At this point in the season, WIN also starts to look ahead to probable seeds at the conference and NCAA tournaments. Current rankings reflect WIN’s predictions of NCAA finishes based on that variable as well.

Teams are awarded points based on how many potential All-Americans (Top 8 wrestlers) they could have and get advancement points for wrestlers ranked No. 9-20. The order of teams in the TPI vary greatly from dual meet rankings, as some teams have a number of highly-ranked individuals but may have holes in their dual meet line-up.

Point totals associated with individual rankings are as followed: 1st – 20 (16 AA points + 4 advancement points); 2nd – 16 (12+4); 3rd – 13.5 (10+3.5); 4th – 12. 5 (9+3.5); 5th – 10 (7+3); 6th – 9 (6+3); 7th – 6.5 (4+2.5); 8th – 5.5 (3+2.5); 9th/12th – 2; 13th/16th – 1.5; 17th-20th – 1.


WIN’s March 4, 2013 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank            College            Top 8             TPI

1          Penn State          6          86.5

2          Minnesota          6          81

3          Oklahoma State          6          80.5

4          Iowa          5          73

5          Missouri          3          52.5

6          Ohio State          3          49.5

7          Cornell          3          44.5

8          Oregon State          4          42

9t          Oklahoma          2          34.5

9t          Central Michigan          4          34.5

11          Northwestern          2          33

12t          Virginia Tech          2          30.5

12t          Illinois          3          30.5

14          Nebraska          3          30

15          Lehigh          2          29.5

16          Pittsburgh          2          28.5

17          Edinboro          2          27

18          Binghamton          2          23.5

19          Boise State          1          23

20          Kent State          1          21.5

21          Maryland          2          20.5

22          Northern Iowa          2          19

23          Wisconsin          1          16.5

24          Michigan          2          16

25          Virginia          2          15.5

26t          Air Force          1          15

26t          Wyoming          1          15

28          Clarion          1          12.5

29t          North Dakota State          1          12

29t          Iowa State          1          12

31          North Carolina          1          11.5

32          Columbia          1          11

33          Citadel          1          10

34          Arizona State          1          9.5

35          Bloomsburg          0          7

36          Purdue          0          6.5

37          Penn          0          5.5

38          Indiana          0          4.5

39          Harvard          0          4

40t          Michigan State          0          3

40t          Ohio          0          3

40t          Rutgers          0          3

43t          Old Dominion          0          2.5

43t          Hofstra          0          2.5

45t          Navy          0          2

45t          Buffalo          0          2

45t          Bucknell          0          2

48t          West Virginia          0          1.5

48t          Utah Valley          0          1.5

50t          Lock Haven          0          1

50t          Franklin & Marshall          0          1

50t          Rider          0          1

50t          Chattanooga          0          1

50t          Drexel          0          1

50t          CSU Bakersfield          0          1


WIN’s March 4, 2013 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Alan Waters (1st) Jr. Missouri

2. Matt McDonough (2nd) Sr. Iowa

3. Nico Megaludis (3rd) So. Penn State

4. Jesse Delgado (4th) So. Illinois

5. Jarrod Garnett (5th) Sr. Virginia Tech

6. Nahshon Garrett (6th) Fr. Cornell

7. Christian Cullinan (7th) Fr. Central Michigan

8. Nathan Kraisser (8th) Fr. North Carolina

9. Matt Snyder (9th) Sr. Virginia

10. Trent Sprenkle (10th) Sr. North Dakota State

11. David Thorn (11th) Fr. Minnesota

12. Mark Rappo (12th) Sr. Penn

13. Tyler Cox (13th) So. Wyoming

14. Josh Martinez (14th) Fr. Air Force

15. Nikko Triggas (15th) Sr. Ohio State

16. Shane Gentry (16th) Jr. Maryland

17. Steve Bonano (17th) Sr. Hofstra

18. Nick Soto (18th) So. Chattanooga

19. Camden Eppert (19th) Jr. Purdue

20. Jerome Robinson (20th) So. Old Dominion


133 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Logan Stieber (1st) So. Ohio State

2. Tony Ramos (2nd) Jr. Iowa

3. Tyler Graff (3rd) Sr. Wisconsin

4. A. J. Schopp (4th) So. Edinboro

5. Chris Dardanes (5th) So. Minnesota

6. Jon Morrison (6th) So. Oklahoma State

7. Nathan McCormick (7th) Sr. Missouri

8. Scott Sentes (8th) Sr. Central Michigan

9. Cody Brewer (9th) Fr. Oklahoma

10. Daryl Thomas (10th) Sr. Illinois

11. Cashe Quiroga (11th) Jr. Purdue

12. Levi Wolfensperger (12th) So. Northern Iowa

13. Geoff Alexander (13th) So. Maryland

14. Jordan Conway (14th) Fr. Penn State

15. George DiCamillo (16th) Fr. Virginia

16. Shelton Mack (17th) So. Pittsburgh

17. Eric Spjut (18th) So. Virginia Tech

18. Brian Owen (19th) Sr. Boise State

19. Nick Wilcox (20th) Jr. Bloomsburg

20. Devon Lotito (NR) Fr. Cal Poly


141 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Kendric Maple (1st) Jr. Oklahoma

2. Hunter Stieber (2nd) So. Ohio State

3. Mike Mangrum (3rd) Sr. Oregon State

4. Mitchell Port (4th) So. Edinboro

5. Evan Henderson (5th) So. North Carolina

6. Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (6th) Fr. Citadel

7. Nick Dardanes (7th) So. Minnesota

8. Joey Lazor (8th) Jr. Northern Iowa

9. Mike Nevinger (9th) Jr. Cornell

10. Steve Keith (10th) Sr. Harvard

11. Mark Ballweg (11th) Sr. Iowa

12. Zach Neibert (12th) Jr. Virginia Tech

13. Charles Cobb (13th) Fr. Penn

14. Luke Vaith (14th) Jr. Hofstra

15. Nathan Pennesi (15th) Jr. West Virginia

16. Chris Mecate (16th) Fr. Old Dominion

17. Frank Cimato (17th) Sr. Drexel

18. Richard Durso (18th) So.  Franklin & Marshall

19. Dan Neff (19th) Fr. Lock Haven

20. Luke Goettl (20th) So. Iowa State


149 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Jordan Oliver (1st) Sr. Oklahoma State

2. Jason Chamberlain (2nd) Sr. Boise State

3. Donald Vinson (3rd) Sr. Binghamton

4. Cole VonOhlen (4th) Sr. Air Force

5. Steve Santos (5th) Sr. Columbia

6. Dylan Ness (6th) So. Minnesota

7. Eric Grajales (7th) Jr. Michigan

8. Scott Sakaguchi (8th) Jr. Oregon State

9. Nick Brascetta (9th) So. Virginia Tech

10. Ivan Lopouchanski (10th) Sr. Purdue

11. Jake Sueflohn (11th) So. Nebraska

12. Cam Tessari (12th) So. Ohio State

13. Andrew Alton (13th) So. Penn State

14. Drake Houdashelt (14th) So. Missouri

15. Josh Wilson (15th) Sr. Utah Valley

16. Nick Lester (16th) Jr. Oklahoma

17. Shane Welsh (17th) Sr. Lehigh

18. David Habat (18th) So. Edinboro

19. Caleb Ervin (19th) Fr. Illinois

20. Donnie Corby (20th) Sr. Central Michigan


157 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Derek St. John (1st) Jr. Iowa

2. Jason Welch (2nd) Sr. Northwestern

3. Joey Napoli (3rd) Jr. Lehigh

4. James Fleming (4th) Sr. Clarion

5. Dylan Alton (5th) So. Penn State

6. James Green (6th) So. Nebraska

7. Alex Dieringer (7th) Fr. Oklahoma State

8. Jedd Moore (9th) Sr. Virginia

9. Jesse Dong (10th) Sr. Virginia Tech

10. George Ivanov (15th) Sr. Boise State

11. Walter Peppelman (11th) Sr. Harvard

12. Taylor Walsh (12th) So.  Indiana

13. Roger Pena (8th) Jr. Oregon State

14. Frank Hickman (13th) Sr. Bloomsburg

15. Kyle Bradley (14th)  So. Missouri

16. David Bonin (16th) Jr. Northern Iowa

17. Josh Demas (17th) So. Ohio State

18. Josh Kreimer (18th) Jr. Air Force

19. Matt Lester (19th) Jr. Oklahoma

20. Andy McCulley (20th) So. Wyoming


165 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Kyle Dake (1st) Sr. Cornell

2. David Taylor (2nd) Jr. Penn State

3. Tyler Caldwell (3rd) Jr. Oklahoma State

4. Peter Yates (4th) Sr. Virginia Tech

5. Patrick Graham (5th) Sr. Oklahoma

6. Steve Monk (6th) Jr. North Dakota State

7. Conrad Polz (7th) Jr. Illinois

8. Nick Sulzer (8th) So. Virginia

9. Taylor Massa (9th) Fr. Michigan

10. Pierce Harger (10th) So. Northwestern

11. Mark Lewandowski (11th) Sr. Buffalo

12. Corey Lear (12th) Sr. Bucknell

13. Nick Moore (13th) So. Iowa

14. Tyler Wilps (14th) So. Pittsburgh

15. Cody Yohn (15th) Sr. Minnesota

16. Zach Toal (16th) So. Missouri

17. Ryan LeBlanc (17th) Jr. Indiana

18. Michael Moreno (18th) So. Iowa State

19. Josh Veltre (19th) Jr. Bloomsburg

20. Ramon Santiago (20th) Jr. Rider


174 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Logan Storley (1st) So. Minnesota

2. Chris Perry (2nd) Jr. Oklahoma State

3. Mike Evans (3rd) So. Iowa

4. Robert Kokesh (4th) So. Nebraska

5. Josh Asper (5th) Sr. Maryland

6. Nick Heflin (6th) Jr. Ohio State

7. Matt Brown (7th) So. Penn State

8. Jordan Blanton (8th) Jr. Illinois

9. Todd Porter (9th) Sr. Missouri

10. Lee Munster (10th) So. Northwestern

11. Dan Yates (11th) Jr. Michigan

12. Matthew Miller (13th) Fr. Navy

13. Nathan Brown (14th)  So. Lehigh

14. Greg Zannetti (15th) Sr. Rutgers

15. Tanner Weatherman (16th) Jr.  Iowa State

16. Blake Stauffer (12th) Fr. Arizona State

17. Cody Walters (17th) Fr. Ohio U.

18. Jon Fausey (18th) Jr. Virginia

19. Bryce Hammond (20th) Fr. CSU Bakersfield

20. Cody Caldwell (19th) Fr. Northern Iowa


184 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Ed Ruth (1st) Jr. Penn State

2. Ben Bennett (2nd) Sr. Central Michigan

3. Robert Hamlin (3rd) Sr. Lehigh

4. Steve Bosak (4th) Sr. Cornell

5. Kevin Steinhaus (5th) Jr. Minnesota

6. Ryan Loder (6th) Jr. Northern Iowa

7. Josh Ihnen (7th) Sr. Nebraska

8. Jimmy Sheptock (8th) Jr. Maryland

9. Jacob Swartz (9th) Jr. Boise State

10. Chris Chionuma (10th) Sr. Oklahoma State

11. Mike Larson (11th) Sr. Missouri

12. Max Thomusseit (12th) So. Pittsburgh

13. Ethen Lofthouse (13th) Jr. Iowa

14. Dan Rinaldi (14th) Sr. Rutgers

15. Casey Newburg (15th) Sr. Kent State

16. Tony Dallago (16th) So. Illinois

17. Boaz Beard (17th) Jr. Iowa State

18. MacKain Stoll (18th) Sr. North Dakota State

19.  Kevin Radford (19th) So. Arizona State

20. John Rizqallah (20th)  So.  Michigan State


197 Pounds

Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Dustin Kilgore (1st) Sr. Kent State

2. Quentin Wright (2nd) Sr. Penn State

3. Matt Wilps (3rd) Sr. Pittsburgh

4. Alfonzo Hernandez (4th) Sr. Wyoming

5. Nathan Schiedel (5th) Sr. Binghamton

6. Taylor Meeks (6th) So. Oregon State

7. Kyven Gadson (7th) So. Iowa State

8. Jake Meredith (8th) Sr. Arizona State

9. Scott Schiller (9th) So. Minnesota

10. Micah Burak (10th) Sr. Penn

11. Blake Rosholt (11th) Jr. Oklahoma State

12. Christian Boley (12th) Jr. Maryland

13. Mario Gonzalez (13th) So. Illinois

14. Richard Perry (14th) Jr. Bloomsburg

15. Brandon Atwood (15th) So. Purdue

16. Brent Haynes (16th) Sr. Missouri

17. Derrick Borlie (17th)  Jr. Virginia Tech

18. Andrew Campolattano (18th) So. Ohio State

19. Jace Bennett (19th)  So. Cornell

20. Jackson Hein (20th) Jr. Wisconsin



Rk. Name (Previous) Year School

1. Anthony Nelson (1st) Jr. Minnesota

2. Dom Bradley (2nd) Sr. Missouri

3. Alan Gelogaev (3rd) Sr. Oklahoma State

4. Chad Hanke (4th) Sr. Oregon State

5. Zac Thomusseit (5th) Sr. Pittsburgh

6. Michael McMullan (6th) So. Northwestern

7. Bobby Telford (7th) So. Iowa

8. Jarod Trice (8th) Sr. Central Michigan

9. Connor Medbury (9th) Fr. Wisconsin

10. Michael McClure (10th) So. Michigan State

11. Jeremy Johnson (11th) Jr. Ohio

12. J.T. Felix (13th) Jr. Boise State

13. Levi Cooper (12th) Sr. Arizona State

14. Peter Capone (14th) Jr. Ohio State

15. Adam Chalfant (15th) Jr. Indiana

16. Jimmy Lawson (16th) So. Penn State

17. Odie Delaney (17th) Sr. Citadel

18. Matt Gibson (18th) Sr. Iowa State

19. Justin Grant (19th)  Jr. Bloomsburg

20. Ernest James (20th), Jr. Edinboro