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Iowa & Minnesota tied for first in WIN’s Dec. 22 Rankings

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Updated: December 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

NEWTON, Iowa —As the NCAA Division I elite programs prepare for the second semester of the 2014-15 season, they should also expect a very close race at this season’s national tournament as now both Iowa and Minnesota are currently tied for first place in WIN’s Dec. 22, 2014 Tournament Power Index Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

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’ currently ranked individuals and not on a school’s dual-meet record.

Point totals are broken down by the following projected placements: 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.

The Hawkeyes and Gophers both have 81 points, followed closing by No. 3 Ohio State (68.5), No. 4 Missouri (67.5) and No. 5 Cornell (65). Iowa also is currently projected to feature eight All-Americans in the national tournament, while each of the other top-four schools have five wrestlers ranked among the Top 8 in their weight class.

In WIN’s Dual Team rankings, Minnesota remains No. 1 after defeating Northwestern, 21-19, on Dec. 18. The majority of the other highly-ranked dual teams, including No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Ohio State, did not compete last week. Among those that did, both No. 3 Cornell (6-0), No. 4 Penn State (5-0) and No. 5 Missouri (12-0) remained undefeated.

WIN’s next updated TPI, Team Dual and Individual rankings will be announced on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.           

WIN’s Dec. 22 Tournament Power Index Rankings

Rank College Top 8 TPI Pts
1t Iowa 8 81
1t Minnesota 5 81
3 Ohio State 5 68.5
4 Missouri 5 67.5
5 Cornell 5 65
6 Oklahoma State 3 57
7 Edinboro 4 53.5
8 Northwestern 3 49
9 Illinois 3 44.5
10 Iowa State 3 43
11 Penn State 5 42.5
12 Nebraska 2 40
13 Virginia Tech 4 37
14 Pitt 2 34
15 Virginia 2 27.5
16 Wisconsin 2 26
17 Michigan 2 25
18 Lehigh 2 23
19t Penn 2 19.5
19t Old Dominion 1 19.5
21 NC State 1 18.5
22 Oklahoma 1 18
23 Kent State 1 15.5
24 Northern Iowa 1 14.5
25 Duke 1 11.5
26t Ohio U. 1 10.5
26t Indiana 1 10.5
28 Franklin & Marshall 1 10
29 Arizona State 1 9
30t North Dakota State 1 8
30t Rutgers 0 8
30t Central Michigan 1 8
33 Maryland 1 5.5
34t Stanford 0 5
34t Wyoming 0 5
36 Oregon State 0 4.5
37t Appalachian State 0 4
37t Purdue 0 4
39t Bucknell 0 3.5
39t South Dakota State 0 3.5
41t Air Force 0 2.5
41t Boise State 0 2.5
41t Brown 0 2.5
44t CSU Bakersfield 0 2
44t Northern Colorado 0 2
44t Utah Valley 0 2
44t Army 0 2
44t Princeton 0 2
44t Chattanooga 0 2
50t West Virginia 0 1.5
50t Navy 0 1.5
50t Michigan State 0 1.5
53t Drexel 0 1
53t Buffalo 0 1
53t Cleveland State 0 1
53t Hofstra 0 1
53t Harvard 0 1

 

WIN’s Dec. 22 Team Dual Rankings

Rk School Previous Record
1 Minnesota 1st 6-0
2 Iowa 2nd 5-0
3 Cornell 3rd 6-0
4 Penn State 4th 5-0
5 Missouri 5th 12-0
6 Virginia Tech 6th 4-1
7 Ohio State 7th 4-2
8 Oklahoma State 8th 3-1
9 Illinois 9th 6-1
10 Edinboro 10th 6-2
11 Pittsburgh 12th 4-2
12 Michigan 13th 2-1
13 Rider 14th 6-1
14 Wisconsin 15th 5-1
15 Nebraska 16th 4-1
16 Lehigh 17th 7-3
17 Virginia 11th 5-2
18 Iowa State 18th 4-1
19 Northwestern 19th 8-1
20 Rutgers 20th 9-0

 

WIN’s Dec. 22 Individual Rankings

125 Pounds                              

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Jesse Delgado 1st Sr. Illinois
2 Nashshon Garrett 2nd Jr. Cornell
3 Alan Waters 3rd Sr. Missouri
4 Thomas Gilman 5th So. Iowa
5 Joey Dance 4th So. Virginia Tech
6 Dylan Peters 6th So. Northern Iowa
7 Jordan Conaway 8th Jr. Penn State
8 Nathan Tomasello 7th RS Fr. Ohio State
9 Eddie Klimara 9th Sr. Oklahoma State
10 Tyler Cox 10th Sr. Wyoming
11 Evan Silver 13th Jr. Stanford
12 Trey Andrews 12th So. Northern Colorado
13 Ronnie Bresser 11th Fr. Oregon State
14 Josh Martinez 14th Jr. Air Force
15 Paul Petrov 15th Jr. Bucknell
16 Brandon Jeske 20th So. Old Dominion
17 Tim Lambert 17th So. Nebraska
18 Max Soria 18th Sr. Buffalo
19 Josh Rodriguez 19th So. North Dakota State
20 Sean Boyle 16th Sr. Chattanooga

 

133 Pounds 

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1
  1. J. Schopp
1st Sr. Edinboro
2 Chris Dardanes 2nd Sr. Minnesota
3 Cody Brewer 3rd Jr. Oklahoma
4 Cory Clark 4th So. Iowa
5 Mason Beckman 5th Jr. Lehigh
6 Zane Richards 6th So. Illinois
7 James Gulibon 7th So. Penn State
8 Geoffrey Alexander 8th Sr. Maryland
9 Rossi Bruno 9th Jr. Michigan
10 Johnni DiJulius 10th Jr. Ohio State
11 Danny Sabatello 11th Jr. Purdue
12 George DiCamillo 12th So. Virginia
13 Javier Gasca 13th RSFr Michigan State
14 Levi Wolfensperger 14th Sr. Northern Iowa
15 Earl Hall 15th Jr. Iowa State
16 Ryan Taylor 18th So. Wisconsin
17 Mack McGuire 17th Jr. Kent State
18 Matt Manley 16th So. Missouri
19 Kevin Devoy 19th So. Drexel
20 Nick Soto 20th Sr. Chattanooga

 

141 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Logan Stieber 1st Sr. Ohio State
2 Mitchell Port 2nd Sr. Edinboro
3 Devin Carter 3rd Sr. Virginia Tech
4 Nick Dardanes 4th Sr. Minnesota
5 Richard Durso 5th Sr. Franklin & Marshall
6 Lavion Mayes 6th So. Missouri
7 Zach Horan 7th Jr. Central Michigan
8 Josh Dziewa 8th Sr. Iowa
9 Stephen Dutton 9th Sr. Michigan
10 Edgar Bright 10th So. Pittsburgh
11 Anthony Ashnault 11th RSFr. Rutgers
12 Dean Heil 13th RSFr. Oklahoma State
13 Chris Mecate 12th Jr. Old Dominion
14 Geo Martinez 14th Fr, Boise State
15 Mike Morales 15th Sr. West Virginia
16 Randy Cruz 16th So. Lehigh
17 Todd Preston 17th Sr. Harvard
18 Joe Spisak 18th Sr. Virginia
19 Sam Speno 19th Jr. NC State
20 Jamel Hudson 20th So. Hofstra

 

149 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Jason Tsirtsis 1st So. Northwestern
2 Josh Kindig 2nd Sr. Oklahoma State
3 Drake Houdashelt 3rd Sr. Missouri
4 Hunter Stieber 4th Jr. Ohio State
5 David Habat 5th Sr. Edinboro
6 Chris Villalonga 6th Sr. Cornell
7 Tywan Claxton 7th Sr. Ohio U.
8
  1. J. Cobb
8th Sr. Penn
9 Alex Richardson 10th Jr. Old Dominion
10 Dylan Cottrell 11th So. Appalachian State
11 Gus Sako 13th Sr. Virginia
12 Gabe Moreno 12th So. Iowa State
13 Alec Pantaleo 14th Fr. Michigan
14 Sal Mastriani NR So. Virginia Tech
15 Zach Beitz 9th So. Penn State
16 Brandon Sorenson 17th RSFr. Iowa
17 Ken Theobold 18th Jr. Rutgers
18 Mike Racciato 19th So. Pittsburgh
19. Victor Lopez NR So. Bucknell
20 Justin Arthur 20th So. Nebraska

 

157 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Dylan Ness 1st Sr. Minnesota
2 James Green 2nd Sr. Nebraska
3 Ian Miller 3rd Jr. Kent State
4 Brian Realbuto 4th So. Cornell
5 Isaiah Martinez 5th RSFr. Illinois
6 Josh Demas 6th Sr. Ohio State
7 Joe LaVallee 7th So. Missouri
8 Austin Matthews 8th So. Edinboro
9 Justin DeAngelis 9th Sr. Oklahoma
10 Cody Pack 11th Sr. South Dakota State
11 Russell Parsons 15th So. Army
12 Anthony Perrotti 10th Jr. Rutgers
13 Im. Kerr-Brown 13th Sr. Duke
14 Anthony Collica 18th Sr. Oklahoma State
15 Luke Smith 12th Jr. Central Michigan
16 Bryce Brill 14th Fr. Northwestern
17 Brian Murphy 16th So. Michigan
18 Justin Staudenmayer 17th Fr. Brown
19 Alex Elder NR Sr. Oregon State
20 Steven Hernandez 19th Sr. Boise State

 

165 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Alex Dieringer 1st Jr. Oklahoma State
2 Nick Sulzer 2nd Sr. Virginia
3 Mike Moreno 3rd Sr. Iowa State
4 Isaac Jordan 4th So. Wisconsin
5 Dylan Palacio 5th So. Cornell
6 Taylor Walsh 6th Sr. Indiana
7 Nick Moore 7th Sr. Iowa
8 Pierce Harger 8th Sr. Northwestern
9 Bo Jordan 9th RSFr. Ohio State
10 Jackson Morse 10th Sr. Illinois
11 Cooper Moore 11th So. Northern Iowa
12 Taylor Massa 12th So. Michigan
13 Jim Wilson 13th So. Stanford
14 Peyton Walsh 14th Sr. Navy
15 Casey Kent 15th Jr. Penn
16 Nick Wanzek 16th RSFr. Minnesota
17 Jesse Stafford 17th Sr. Air Force
18 Austin Wilson 18th Jr. Nebraska
19 Tristan Warner 19th Sr. Old Dominion
20 Harrison Hightower 20th Sr. Ohio U.

 

174 Pounds                                                            

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Robert Kokesh 1st Sr. Nebraska
2 Mike Evans 3rd Sr. Iowa
3 Logan Storley 4th Sr. Minnesota
4 Matt Brown 2nd Sr. Penn State
5 Tyler Wilps 5th Sr. Pittsburgh
6 Tanner Weatherman 6th Jr. Iowa State
7 Zach Epperly 9th So. Virginia Tech
8 Blaise Butler 7th Jr. Virginia
9 Zac Brunson 8th So. Illinois
10 Cody Walters 10th Jr. Ohio U.
11 Mark Martin 12th Jr. Ohio State
12 Bryce Hammond 13th Jr. CSU Bakersfield
13 Pete Renda 14th So. NC State
14 Nathan Jackson 15th So. Indiana
15 Keaton Subjeck 17th RSFr. Stanford
16 Mikey England NR So. Missouri
17 Andy McCully NR So. Wyoming
18 Caleb Marsh 16th Sr. Kent State
19 Jordan Rogers NR Fr. Oklahoma State
20 Phil Bakuckas NR So. Rutgers

 

184 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Max Thomusseit 1st Sr. Pittsburgh
2 Gabe Dean 2nd So. Cornell
3 Jack Dechow 3rd So. Old Dominion
4 Lorenzo Thomas 4th Sr. Penn
5 Nathaniel Brown 5th Jr. Lehigh
6 Blake Stauffer 6th Jr. Arizona State
7 Sam Brooks 8th So. Iowa
8 Hayden Zillmer 9th Jr. North Dakota State
9 Brett Pfarr 10th So. Minnesota
10 Victor Avery 11th Jr. Edinboro
11 Nolan Boyd 15th So. Oklahoma State
12 Taylor Meeks 7th Sr. Oregon State
13 Ophir Bernstein 13th Sr. Brown
14 Kenny Courts 14th Jr. Ohio State
15 Nikko Reyes 12th So. Illinois
16 Ricky Robertson 16th RSFr. Wisconsin
17 Domenic Abounader 17th So. Michigan
18 Willie Miklus 18th RSFr. Missouri
19 Lelund Weatherspoon 19th So. Iowa State
20 Cody Caldwell 20th Jr. Northern Iowa

 

197 Pounds            

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 J’den Cox 1st So. Missouri
2 Kyven Gadson 2nd Sr. Iowa State
3 Scott Schiller 3rd Sr. Minnesota
4 Kyle Snyder 4th Fr. Ohio State
5 Conner Hartman 5th Jr. Duke
6 Morgan McIntosh 6th Jr. Penn State
7 Nathan Burak 7th Jr. Iowa
8 Max Huntley 8th Sr. Michigan
9 Abram Ayala 9th Jr. Princeton
10 Alex Polizzi 10th Sr. Northwestern
11 Shane Woods 11th Sr. Wyoming
12 Braden Atwood 12th Sr. Purdue
15 Nate Rotert 15th RSFr. South Dakota State
14 Elliot Riddick 14th So. Lehigh
15 Jace Bennett 16th Sr. Cornell
16 Timmy McCall 17th Sr. Wisconsin
17 Nick Bonaccorsi 19th Jr. Pittsburgh
18 Andrew Dixon NR Fr. Oklahoma
19 Zach Nye 18th Jr. Virginia
20 Phillip Wellington 13th Jr. Ohio U.

 

Heavyweight

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Michael McMullan 1st Sr. Northwestern
2 Nick Gwiazdowski 2nd Jr. NC State
3 Bobby Telford 3rd Sr. Iowa
4 Austin Marsden 4th Jr. Oklahoma State
5 Adam Coon 5th So. Michigan
6 Connor Medbery 6th Jr. Wisconsin
7 Jimmy Lawson NR Sr. Penn State
8 Ty Walz 9th So. Virginia Tech
9 Adam Fager 10th Sr. Utah Valley
10 Denzel Dejournette 11th So. Appalachian State
11 William Smith 12th So. Rutgers
12 Michael Kroells 13th So. Minnesota
13 Ross Larson 14th So. Oklahoma
14 Devin Mellon 15th Sr. Missouri
15 Nick Tavanello 16th So. Ohio State
16 Evan Knutson 17th Sr. North Dakota State
17 Blaize Cabell 18th Jr. Northern Iowa
18 Collin Jensen 19th So. Nebraska
19 Riley Shaw 20th Jr. Cleveland State
20 Joe Stolfi NR Jr. Bucknell

 

 

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