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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 8 TPI Pts
1 Minnesota 5 79.5
2 Iowa 8 77
3 Ohio State 5 70
4 Missouri 5 65.5
5 Cornell 5 65
6 Oklahoma State 3 55.5
7 Edinboro 4 53.5
8 Northwestern 3 50
9 Illinois 3 45
10 Penn State 5 44.5
11 Nebraska 2 40
12 Iowa State 3 39.5
13 Pittsburgh 2 34
14 Virginia Tech 2 30
15 Virginia 2 27
16 Michigan 1 24
17 Lehigh 2 23
18t Penn 2 19.5
18t Old Dominion 1 19.5
20 NC State 1 18.5
21 Wisconsin 2 18
22 Oklahoma 1 17
23 Oregon State 2 16
24 Kent State 1 15.5
25 Indiana 1 15
26 Northern Iowa 1 14.5
27 Ohio U. 1 12
28 Duke 1 11.5
29 Navy 1 10.5
30 Franklin & Marshall 1 10
31 Arizona State 1 9
32 Central Michigan 1 8.5
33 Purdue 1 7.5
34 Rutgers 0 7
35 Maryland 1 5.5
36 North Dakota State 0 5
37t Stanford 0 4
37t Wyoming 0 4
37t Appalachian State 0 4
37t Chattanooga 0 4
41 South Dakota State 0 3.5
42t Boise State 0 2.5
42t Brown 0 2.5
42t Air Force 0 2.5
42t Hofstra 0 2.5
46t Utah Valley 0 2
46t Princeton 0 2
46t Northern Colorado 0 2
49t Army 0 1.5
49t West Virginia 0 1.5
49t CSU Bakersfield 0 1.5
49t Bucknell 0 1.5
49t Michigan State 0 1.5
54t Cleveland State 0 1
54t Harvard 0 1
54t Drexel 0 1
57 Buffalo 0 1

 

WIN’s Dec. 8, 2014 Dual Team Rankings

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

 

 

WIN’s Dec. 8, 2014 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 Joey Dance 4th So. Virginia Tech
5 Thomas Gilman 6th So. Iowa
6 Dylan Peters 5th So. Northern Iowa
7 Nathan Tomasello 13th RS Fr. Ohio State
8 Jordan Conaway 11th Jr. Penn State
9 Eddie Klimara 12th Sr. Oklahoma State
10 Tyler Cox 9th Sr. Wyoming
11 Ronnie Bresser 17th Fr. Oregon State
12 Trey Andrews NR So. Northern Colorado
13 Evan Silver 14th Jr. Stanford
14 Josh Martinez 7th Jr. Air Force
15 Paul Petrov 15th Jr. Bucknell
16 Sean Boyle 16th Sr. Chattanooga
17 Tim Lambert 10th So. Nebraska
18 Max Soria 18th Sr. Buffalo
19 Josh Rodriguez 19th So. North Dakota State
20 Brandon Jeske 20th So. Old Dominion

 

133 Pounds 

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 A 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 9th Sr. Maryland
9 Rossi Bruno 10th Jr. Michigan
10 Johnni DiJulius 8th Jr. Ohio State
11 Danny Sabatello 11th Jr. Purdue
12 George DiCamillo 12th So. Virginia
13 Matt Manley 13th So. Missouri
14 Javier Gasca 14th RSFr Michigan State
15 Levi Wolfensperger 15th Sr. Northern Iowa
16 Earl Hall 16th Jr. Iowa State
17 Mack McGuire 17th Jr. Kent State
18 Ryan Taylor 18th So. Wisconsin
19 Kevin Devoy NR 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 6th/149 Sr. Virginia Tech
4 Nick Dardanes 3rd 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 4th Sr. Michigan
10 Edgar Bright 9th So. Pittsburgh
11 Anthony Ashnault 15th RSFr. Rutgers
12 Chris Mecate 12th Jr. Old Dominion
13 Dean Heil 13th RSFr. Oklahoma State
14 Geo Martinez NR Fr, Boise State
15 Mike Morales 16th Sr. West Virginia
16 Randy Cruz 17th So. Lehigh
17 Todd Preston 10th Sr. Harvard
18 Joe Spisak 11th Sr. Virginia
19 Sam Speno NR Jr. NC State
20 Jamel Hudson 19th So. Hofstra

 

149 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Jason Tsirtsis 1st So. Northwestern
2 Josh Kindig 2nd Sr. Oklahoma State
3 Hunter Stieber 3rd Jr. Ohio State
4 Drake Houdashelt 4th Sr. Missouri
5 David Habat 5th Sr. Edinboro
6 Chris Villalonga 7th Sr. Cornell
7 Tywan Claxton 9th Sr. Ohio U.
8 CJ  Cobb 11th Sr. Penn
9 Zach Beitz 12th So. Penn State
10 Alex Richardson 8th Jr. Old Dominion
11 Dylan Cottrell 10th So. Appalachian State
12 Gabe Moreno NR So. Iowa State
13 Gus Sako 13th/157 Sr. Virginia
14 Alec Pantaleo NR Fr. Michigan
15 Cody Ruggirello 14th Sr. Hofstra
16 Shawn Greevy 15th Sr. Chattanooga
17 Brandon Sorenson 16th RSFr. Iowa
18 Justin Arthur NR So. Nebraska
19 Ken Theobold 17th Jr. Rutgers
20 Mike Racciato 18th So. Pittsburgh

 

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 10th Sr. Oklahoma
10 Anthony Perrotti 11th So. Rutgers
11 Cody Pack 12th Sr. South Dakota State
12 Luke Smith 14th Jr. Central Michigan
13 Im. Kerr-Brown 16th Sr. Duke
14 Bryce Brill 15th Fr. Northwestern
15 Russell Parsons NR So. Army
16 Brian Murphy 9th So. Michigan
17 Justin Staudenmayer 17th Fr. Brown
18 Anthony Collica 18th Sr. Oklahoma State
19 Steven Hernandez NR Sr. Boise State
20 Spartak Chino 20th Jr. Ohio U.

 

165 Pounds

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

 

174 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Robert Kokesh 2nd Sr. Nebraska
2 Matt Brown 3rd Sr. Penn State
3 Mike Evans 4th Sr. Iowa
4 Logan Storley 1st Sr. Minnesota
5 Tyler Wilps 5th Sr. Pittsburgh
6 Matt Miller 6th Jr. Navy
7 Tanner Weatherman 7th Jr. Iowa State
8 Blaise Butler 8th Jr. Virginia
9 Zac Brunson 9th So. Illinois
10 Zach Epperly 10th So. Virginia Tech
11 Cody Walters 12th Jr. Ohio U.
12 Davonte Mahomes 13th Fr. Michigan
13 Mark Martin 14th Jr. Ohio State
14 Bryce Hammond 11th Jr. CSU Bakersfield
15 Pete Renda 15th So. NC State
16 Nathan Jackson 16th So. Indiana
17 Caleb Marsh 17th Sr. Kent State
18 Keaton Subjeck 19th RSFr. Stanford
19 Joe Latham 20th Sr. Oregon State
20 Kurtis Julson NR Sr. North Dakota State

 

184 Pounds

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

 

197 Pounds 

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

 

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 Amarveer Dhesi 7th So. Oregon State
8 Jon Gingrich 8th Sr. Penn State
9 Ty Walz 15th So. Virginia Tech
10 Adam Fager 9th Sr. Utah Valley
11 Denzel Dejournette 11th So. Appalachian State
12 William Smith 10th So. Rutgers
13 Michael Kroells 14th So. Minnesota
14 Ross Larson 12th So. Oklahoma
15 Devin Mellon 13th Sr. Missouri
16 Nick Tavanello 16th So. Ohio State
17 Evan Knutson 19th Sr. North Dakota State
18 Blaize Cabell 17th Jr. Northern Iowa
19 Collin Jensen 18th So. Nebraska
20 Riley Shaw 20th Jr. Cleveland State

 

 

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