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Kokesh, Thomusseit & Cox take over top spots in WIN’s rankings

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Updated: December 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

NEWTON, Iowa — Minnesota remains WIN’s top dual and tournament team, but the Gophers saw two of their top-ranked wrestlers — 174-pound Logan Storley and 197-pound Scott Schiller — fall from the No. 1 spot after losing in last weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The same can be said of Cornell’s Gabe Dean, who finished fourth in the CKLV Invite last Saturday and gave up the top spot at 184 pounds.

With those losses, Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh (174), Pitt’s Max Thomusseit (184) and Missouri’s defending champ J’den Cox (197) have all moved up to No. 1 in their weight classes in WIN’s Dec. 8 individual rankings presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Among the newcomers in WIN’s rankings is Michigan’s true freshman Alec Pantaleo, who finished second as an unseeded wrestler at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at 149 pounds. The Wolverine is rated 14th.

Minnesota, which earned individual championships from 133-pound Nick Dardanes and 157-pound Dylan Ness in Las Vegas, remains WIN’s top-ranked team in the Tournament Power Index Rankings. Ness maintained his No. 1 ranking when he edged No. 2 James Green of Nebraska, 4-3, in the CKLV Invite final.

Cutting into the Gophers’ lead was Iowa, which continues to be ranked No. 2 but trails Minnesota by a 2.5-point margin (79.5-77). Ohio State, which finished second to Minnesota in Las Vegas, has moved up to No. 3 in the TPI with 70 points.

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. TPI points will be lower than the final NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

WIN’s TPI is based on where a school is projected to finish in next March’s NCAA Division I Championships in St. Louis, based on schools’ ranked individuals and not on a school’s dual-meet record.

Making the biggest move in WIN’s dual-team rankings was Rider, which edged No. 9 Lehigh, 17-16, last weekend and moved from 20th to 16th.

 

WIN’s Dec. 8, 2014 Tournament Power Index (TPI) Rankings

Rank College                   Top 8TPI Pts
1Minnesota579.5
2Iowa877
3Ohio State570
4Missouri565.5
5Cornell565
6Oklahoma State355.5
7Edinboro453.5
8Northwestern350
9Illinois345
10Penn State544.5
11Nebraska240
12Iowa State339.5
13Pittsburgh234
14Virginia Tech230
15Virginia227
16Michigan124
17Lehigh223
18tPenn219.5
18tOld Dominion119.5
20NC State118.5
21Wisconsin218
22Oklahoma117
23Oregon State216
24Kent State115.5
25Indiana115
26Northern Iowa114.5
27Ohio U.112
28Duke111.5
29Navy110.5
30Franklin & Marshall110
31Arizona State19
32Central Michigan18.5
33Purdue17.5
34Rutgers07
35Maryland15.5
36North Dakota State05
37tStanford04
37tWyoming04
37tAppalachian State04
37tChattanooga04
41South Dakota State03.5
42tBoise State02.5
42tBrown02.5
42tAir Force02.5
42tHofstra02.5
46tUtah Valley02
46tPrinceton02
46tNorthern Colorado02
49tArmy01.5
49tWest Virginia01.5
49tCSU Bakersfield01.5
49tBucknell01.5
49tMichigan State01.5
54tCleveland State01
54tHarvard01
54tDrexel01
57Buffalo01

 

WIN’s Dec. 8, 2014 Dual Team Rankings

RkSchoolPreviousRecord
1Minnesota1st5-0
2Iowa2nd5-0
3Cornell3rd4-0
4Penn State4th3-0
5Missouri5th7-0
6Virginia Tech6th4-0
7Ohio State7th4-1
8Oklahoma State8th3-1
9Nebraska10th4-0
10Illinois11th6-1
11Virginia12th4-1
12Edinboro14th4-1
13Pittsburgh13th4-2
14Lehigh9th6-2
15Michigan15th2-1
16Rider20th5-1
17Wisconsin16th3-1
18Iowa State17th4-1
19Northwestern18th8-1
20Rutgers19th5-0

 

 

WIN’s Dec. 8, 2014 Individual Rankings

125 Pounds                              

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Jesse Delgado1stSr.Illinois
2Nashshon Garrett2ndJr.Cornell
3Alan Waters3rdSr.Missouri
4Joey Dance4thSo.Virginia Tech
5Thomas Gilman6thSo.Iowa
6Dylan Peters5thSo.Northern Iowa
7Nathan Tomasello13thRS Fr.Ohio State
8Jordan Conaway11thJr.Penn State
9Eddie Klimara12thSr.Oklahoma State
10Tyler Cox9thSr.Wyoming
11Ronnie Bresser17thFr.Oregon State
12Trey AndrewsNRSo.Northern Colorado
13Evan Silver14thJr.Stanford
14Josh Martinez7thJr.Air Force
15Paul Petrov15thJr.Bucknell
16Sean Boyle16thSr.Chattanooga
17Tim Lambert10thSo.Nebraska
18Max Soria18thSr.Buffalo
19Josh Rodriguez19thSo.North Dakota State
20Brandon Jeske20thSo.Old Dominion

 

133 Pounds 

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1A J Schopp1stSr.Edinboro
2Chris Dardanes2ndSr.Minnesota
3Cody Brewer3rdJr.Oklahoma
4Cory Clark4thSo.Iowa
5Mason Beckman5thJr.Lehigh
6Zane Richards6thSo.Illinois
7James Gulibon7thSo.Penn State
8Geoffrey Alexander9thSr.Maryland
9Rossi Bruno10thJr.Michigan
10Johnni DiJulius8thJr.Ohio State
11Danny Sabatello11thJr.Purdue
12George DiCamillo12thSo.Virginia
13Matt Manley13thSo.Missouri
14Javier Gasca14thRSFrMichigan State
15Levi Wolfensperger15thSr.Northern Iowa
16Earl Hall16thJr.Iowa State
17Mack McGuire17thJr.Kent State
18Ryan Taylor18thSo.Wisconsin
19Kevin DevoyNRSo.Drexel
20Nick Soto20thSr.Chattanooga

 

141 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Logan Stieber1stSr.Ohio State
2Mitchell Port2ndSr.Edinboro
3Devin Carter6th/149Sr.Virginia Tech
4Nick Dardanes3rdSr.Minnesota
5Richard Durso5thSr.Franklin & Marshall
6Lavion Mayes6thSo.Missouri
7Zach Horan7thJr.Central Michigan
8Josh Dziewa8thSr.Iowa
9Stephen Dutton4thSr.Michigan
10Edgar Bright9thSo.Pittsburgh
11Anthony Ashnault15thRSFr.Rutgers
12Chris Mecate12thJr.Old Dominion
13Dean Heil13thRSFr.Oklahoma State
14Geo MartinezNRFr,Boise State
15Mike Morales16thSr.West Virginia
16Randy Cruz17thSo.Lehigh
17Todd Preston10thSr.Harvard
18Joe Spisak11thSr.Virginia
19Sam SpenoNRJr.NC State
20Jamel Hudson19thSo.Hofstra

 

149 Pounds  

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Jason Tsirtsis1stSo.Northwestern
2Josh Kindig2ndSr.Oklahoma State
3Hunter Stieber3rdJr.Ohio State
4Drake Houdashelt4thSr.Missouri
5David Habat5thSr.Edinboro
6Chris Villalonga7thSr.Cornell
7Tywan Claxton9thSr.Ohio U.
8CJ  Cobb11thSr.Penn
9Zach Beitz12thSo.Penn State
10Alex Richardson8thJr.Old Dominion
11Dylan Cottrell10thSo.Appalachian State
12Gabe MorenoNRSo.Iowa State
13Gus Sako13th/157Sr.Virginia
14Alec PantaleoNRFr.Michigan
15Cody Ruggirello14thSr.Hofstra
16Shawn Greevy15thSr.Chattanooga
17Brandon Sorenson16thRSFr.Iowa
18Justin ArthurNRSo.Nebraska
19Ken Theobold17thJr.Rutgers
20Mike Racciato18thSo.Pittsburgh

 

157 Pounds  

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Dylan Ness1stSr.Minnesota
2James Green2ndSr.Nebraska
3Ian Miller3rdJr.Kent State
4Brian Realbuto4thSo.Cornell
5Isaiah Martinez5thRSFr.Illinois
6Josh Demas6thSr.Ohio State
7Joe LaVallee7thSo.Missouri
8Austin Matthews8thSo.Edinboro
9Justin DeAngelis10thSr.Oklahoma
10Anthony Perrotti11thSo.Rutgers
11Cody Pack12thSr.South Dakota State
12Luke Smith14thJr.Central Michigan
13Im. Kerr-Brown16thSr.Duke
14Bryce Brill15thFr.Northwestern
15Russell ParsonsNRSo.Army
16Brian Murphy9thSo.Michigan
17Justin Staudenmayer17thFr.Brown
18Anthony Collica18thSr.Oklahoma State
19Steven HernandezNRSr.Boise State
20Spartak Chino20thJr.Ohio U.

 

165 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Alex Dieringer1stJr.Oklahoma State
2Nick Sulzer2ndSr.Virginia
3Taylor Walsh6thSr.Indiana
4Mike Moreno3rdSr.Iowa State
5Dylan Palacio4thSo.Cornell
6Nick Moore5thSr.Iowa
7Pierce Harger7thSr.Northwestern
8Isaac Jordan10thSo.Wisconsin
9Bo Jordan9thRSFr.Ohio State
10Jackson Morse12thSr.Illinois
11Cooper Moore13thSo.Northern Iowa
12Taylor Massa8thSo.Michigan
13Jim Wilson14thSo.Stanford
14Peyton Walsh19thSr.Navy
15Casey Kent17thJr.Penn
16Nick Wanzek15thRSFr.Minnesota
17Jesse Stafford16thSr.Air Force
18Austin Wilson20thJr.Nebraska
19Tristan WarnerNRSr.Old Dominion
20Harrison Hightower18thSr.Ohio U.

 

174 Pounds  

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Robert Kokesh2ndSr.Nebraska
2Matt Brown3rdSr.Penn State
3Mike Evans4thSr.Iowa
4Logan Storley1stSr.Minnesota
5Tyler Wilps5thSr.Pittsburgh
6Matt Miller6thJr.Navy
7Tanner Weatherman7thJr.Iowa State
8Blaise Butler8thJr.Virginia
9Zac Brunson9thSo.Illinois
10Zach Epperly10thSo.Virginia Tech
11Cody Walters12thJr.Ohio U.
12Davonte Mahomes13thFr.Michigan
13Mark Martin14thJr.Ohio State
14Bryce Hammond11thJr.CSU Bakersfield
15Pete Renda15thSo.NC State
16Nathan Jackson16thSo.Indiana
17Caleb Marsh17thSr.Kent State
18Keaton Subjeck19thRSFr.Stanford
19Joe Latham20thSr.Oregon State
20Kurtis JulsonNRSr.North Dakota State

 

184 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Max Thomusseit2ndSr.Pittsburgh
2Gabe Dean1stSo.Cornell
3Jack Dechow3rdSo.Old Dominion
4Lorenzo Thomas4thSr.Penn
5Nathaniel Brown5thJr.Lehigh
6Blake Stauffer13thJr.Arizona State
7Taylor Meeks11thSr.Oregon State
8Sam Brooks7thSo.Iowa
9Hayden Zillmer14thJr.North Dakota State
10Brett Pfarr10thSo.Minnesota
11Victor Avery9thJr.Edinboro
12Nikko Reyes12thSo.Illinois
13Ophir Bernstein6thSr.Brown
14Kenny Courts8thJr.Ohio State
15Nolan Boyd19thSo.Oklahoma State
16Ricky Robertson15thRSFr.Wisconsin
17Domenic Abounader16thSo.Michigan
18Willie Miklus17thRSFr.Missouri
19Lelund Weatherspoon18thSo.Iowa State
20Cody Caldwell20thJr.Northern Iowa

 

197 Pounds 

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1J’den Cox2ndSo.Missouri
2Kyven Gadson3rdSr.Iowa State
3Scott Schiller1stSr.Minnesota
4Kyle Snyder6thFr.Ohio State
5Conner Hartman4thJr.Duke
6Morgan McIntosh5thJr.Penn State
7Nathan Burak7thJr.Iowa
8Braden Atwood8thSr.Purdue
9Max Huntley9thSr.Michigan
10Abram Ayala10thJr.Princeton
11Alex Polizzi12thSr.Northwestern
12Shane Woods13thSr.Wyoming
13Phillip Wellington14thJr.Ohio U.
14Elliot Riddick11thSo.Lehigh
15Nate Rotert15thRSFr.South Dakota State
16Jace Bennett16thSr.Cornell
17Timmy McCall17thSr.Wisconsin
18Zach Nye18thJr.Virginia
19Nick Bonaccorsi19thJr.Pittsburgh
20Austin Schafer20thSo.Oklahoma State

 

Heavyweight

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Michael McMullan1stSr.Northwestern
2Nick Gwiazdowski2ndJr.NC State
3Bobby Telford3rdSr.Iowa
4Austin Marsden4thJr.Oklahoma State
5Adam Coon5thSo.Michigan
6Connor Medbery6thJr.Wisconsin
7Amarveer Dhesi7thSo.Oregon State
8Jon Gingrich8thSr.Penn State
9Ty Walz15thSo.Virginia Tech
10Adam Fager9thSr.Utah Valley
11Denzel Dejournette11thSo.Appalachian State
12William Smith10thSo.Rutgers
13Michael Kroells14thSo.Minnesota
14Ross Larson12thSo.Oklahoma
15Devin Mellon13thSr.Missouri
16Nick Tavanello16thSo.Ohio State
17Evan Knutson19thSr.North Dakota State
18Blaize Cabell17thJr.Northern Iowa
19Collin Jensen18thSo.Nebraska
20Riley Shaw20thJr.Cleveland State

 

 

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