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Upsets at Midlands & Scuffle lead to many changes in Jan. 5 Ranks

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Updated: January 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa —There were plenty of upsets in the recent Midlands and Southern Scuffle college wrestling tournaments, which in turn have led to many changes in WIN’s Jan. 5, 2015 Tournament Power Index Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Among the biggest changes saw Minnesota’s Chris Dardanes, Cornell’s Gabe Dean and NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski take over the top spots at 133, 184 and heavyweight, respectively.

The results from the those two tournaments, which took place in Evanston, Ill. (Dec. 29-30) and Chattanooga, Tenn. (Jan. 1-2) also saw several lower or unranked wrestlers move into the Top 10 of their weight classes.

Among the more notable moves came at 125 pounds, where Chattanooga’s Sean Boyle (above) moved from No. 20 to 8, and 157 where a trio of unranked wrestlers moved into the top 10: Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta (No. 6), The Citadel’s Aaron Walker (No. 8) and Penn State’s Dylan Ness (No. 9).

In WIN’s team rankings, the University of Minnesota remains No. 1 in the Tournament Power Index (TPI) and Team Dual Meet rankings after winning six titles at the Aloha Open in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 30.

The University of Iowa, which set a Midlands record for points in winning the tournament for a 24th time, is ranked No. 2 in both polls.

The University of Missouri, which saw three wrestlers — Alan Waters (125), Lavion Mayes (141) and J’den Cox (197) — win championships at the Southern Scuffle has moved into third place in the TPI.

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.

WIN’s next updated TPI, Team Dual and Individual rankings will be announced on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.           

WIN’s Jan. 5 Tournament Power Index (TPI) Rankings

RankCollege Top 8 TPI Pts
1Minnesota586.5
2Iowa779.5
3Missouri571
4Ohio State666
5Illinois563.5
6Oklahoma State354.5
7Virginia Tech552.5
8Edinboro450.5
9Cornell349
10Northwestern344.5
11Nebraska242
12Iowa State338
13Penn State337
14Michigan434.5
15Virginia227.5
16Wisconsin226.5
17NC State122.5
18Oklahoma119
19Pitt118
20tPenn117
20tOld Dominion117
22Kent State115.5
23Northern Iowa115
24Lehigh113.5
25Duke112.5
26Ohio U.112
27Indiana111.5
28Rutgers110.5
29Arizona State19
30tNorth Dakota State17.5
30tBoise State17.5
32Chattanooga16.5
33Wyoming06
34tPittsburgh15.5
34tThe Citadel15.5
36Oregon State04.5
37tBucknell03.5
37tStanford03.5
37tSouth Dakota State03.5
40tAppalachian State03
40tAir Force03
42tCSU Bakersfield02.5
42tDrexel02.5
42tHarvard02.5
45tArmy02
45tPrinceton02
45tMichigan State02
45tNorth Carolina02
45tUtah Valley02
45tPurdue02
45tNorthern Colorado02
45tNavy02
45tCentral Michigan02
54tHofstra01.5
54tBrown01.5
54tCleveland State01.5
54tWest Virginia 01.5
58tMaryland01
58tRider01
58tBuffalo01

 WIN’s Jan. 5, 2015 Team Dual Rankings

RkSchoolPreviousRecord
1Minnesota1st6-0
2Iowa2nd7-0
3Cornell3rd6-0
4Penn State4th5-0
5Missouri5th12-0
6Virginia Tech6th4-1
7Ohio State7th4-3
8Oklahoma State8th3-1
9Illinois9th6-1
10Edinboro10th6-2
11Pittsburgh11th4-2
12Michigan12th2-1
13Rider13th6-1
14Wisconsin14th5-1
15Nebraska15th4-1
16Lehigh16th7-3
17Virginia17th5-2
18Iowa State18th4-1
19Northwestern19th8-1
20Rutgers20th9-1

 

WIN’s Jan. 5, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 Pounds                              

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Jesse Delgado1stSr.Illinois
2Alan Waters3rdSr.Missouri
3Nahshon Garrett2ndJr.Cornell
4Joey Dance5thSo.Virginia Tech
5Thomas Gilman4thSo.Iowa
6Dylan Peters6thSo.Northern Iowa
7Nathan Tomasello8thRS Fr.Ohio State
8Sean Boyle20thSr.Chattanooga
9Eddie Klimara9thSr.Oklahoma State
10Tim Lambert17thSo.Nebraska
11Jordan Conaway7thJr.Penn State
12Trey Andrews12thSo.Northern Colorado
13Ronnie Bresser13thFr.Oregon State
14Josh Martinez14thJr.Air Force
15Tyler Cox10thSr.Wyoming
16Paul Petrov15thJr.Bucknell
17Kory MinesNRSr.Edinboro
18Max Soria18thSr.Buffalo
19Josh Rodriguez19thSo.North Dakota State
20Evan Silver11thJr.Stanford

 

133 Pounds 

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Chris Dardanes2ndSr.Minnesota
2Cody Brewer3rdJr.Oklahoma
3Zane Richards6thSo.Illinois
4
  1. J. Schopp
1stSr.Edinboro
5Cory Clark4thSo.Iowa
6Johnni DiJulius10thJr.Ohio State
7Earl Hall15thJr.Iowa State
8Rossi Bruno9thJr.Michigan
9Mason Beckman5thJr.Lehigh
10Ryan Taylor16thSo.Wisconsin
11James Gulibon7thSo.Penn State
12Javier Gasca13thRSFrMichigan State
13George DiCamillo12thSo.Virginia
14Levi Wolfensperger14thSr.Northern Iowa
15Caleb RichardsonNRSo.Penn
16Kevin Devoy19thSo.Drexel
17Geoffrey Alexander8thSr.Maryland
18Mack McGuire17thJr.Kent State
19Matt Manley18thSo.Missouri
20Nick Soto20thSr.Chattanooga

 

141 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Logan Stieber1stSr.Ohio State
2Mitchell Port2ndSr.Edinboro
3Devin Carter3rdSr.Virginia Tech
4Nick Dardanes4thSr.Minnesota
5Lavion Mayes6thSo.Missouri
6Stephen Dutton9thSr.Michigan
7Geo Martinez14thFr,Boise State
8Anthony Ashnault11thRSFr.Rutgers
9Zach Horan7thJr.Central Michigan
10Josh Dziewa8thSr.Iowa
11Chris Mecate13thJr.Old Dominion
12Anthony AbidinNRJr.Nebraska
13Mike Morales15thSr.West Virginia
14Dean Heil12thRSFr.Oklahoma State
15Jamel Hudson20thSo.Hofstra
16Steven RodriguesNRJr.Illinois
17Todd Preston17thSr.Harvard
18Joe Spisak18thSr.Virginia
19Sam Speno19thJr.NC State
20Joey WardNRSo.North Carolina

 

149 Pounds  

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Jason Tsirtsis1stSo.Northwestern
2Josh Kindig2ndSr.Oklahoma State
3Drake Houdashelt3rdSr.Missouri
4David Habat5thSr.Edinboro
5Chris Villalonga6thSr.Cornell
6Tywan Claxton7thSr.Ohio U.
7Brandon Sorenson16thRSFr.Iowa
8Edgar Bright10thSo.Pittsburgh
9Hunter Stieber4thJr.Ohio State
10Dylan Cottrell10thSo.Appalachian State
11Sal Mastriani14thSo.Virginia Tech
12Zach Beitz15thSo.Penn State
13
  1. J. Cobb
8thSr.Penn
14Alex Richardson9thJr.Old Dominion
15Gabe Moreno12thSo.Iowa State
16Gus Sako11thSr.Virginia
17Ken Theobold18thJr.Rutgers
18Victor LopezNRSo.Bucknell
19Adam KropNRSr.Princeton
20Matt CimatoNRSo.Drexel

 

157 Pounds  

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Dylan Ness1stSr.Minnesota
2James Green2ndSr.Nebraska
3Ian Miller3rdJr.Kent State
4Isaiah Martinez5thRSFr.Illinois
5Josh Demas6thSr.Ohio State
6Nick BrascettaNRJr.Virginia Tech
7Austin Matthews8thSo.Edinboro
8Aaron WalkerNRSo.The Citadel
9Dylan AltonNRSr.Penn State
10Brian Realbuto4thSo.Cornell
11Cody Pack10thSr.South Dakota State
12Russell Parsons11thSo.Army
13Anthony Collica14thSr.Oklahoma State
14Brian Murphy17thSo.Michigan
15Mike KellyNRSr.Iowa
16Joe LaVallee7thSo.Missouri
17Justin DeAngelis9thSr.Oklahoma
18Anthony Perrotti12thJr.Rutgers
19Alex Elder19thSr.Oregon State
20Chad WalshNRSo.Rider

 

165 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Alex Dieringer1stJr.Oklahoma State
2Nick Sulzer2ndSr.Virginia
3Mike Moreno3rdSr.Iowa State
4Isaac Jordan4thSo.Wisconsin
5Taylor Walsh6thSr.Indiana
6Pierce Harger8thSr.Northwestern
7Bo Jordan9thRSFr.Ohio State
8Jackson Morse10thSr.Illinois
9Peyton Walsh14thSr.Navy
10Dylan Palacio5thSo.Cornell
11Nick Moore7thSr.Iowa
12Cooper Moore11thSo.Northern Iowa
13Taylor Massa12thSo.Michigan
14Jim Wilson13thSo.Stanford
15Casey Kent15thJr.Penn
16Jesse Stafford17thSr.Air Force
17Adam FierroNRJr.CSU Bakersfield
18Ethan RamosNRRSFr.North Carolina
19Nick Wanzek16thRSFr.Minnesota
20Dakota FriesthNRSr.Wyoming

 

174 Pounds                                                            

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Robert Kokesh1stSr.Nebraska
2Mike Evans2ndSr.Iowa
3Logan Storley3rdSr.Minnesota
4Matt Brown4thSr.Penn State
5Zach Epperly7thSo.Virginia Tech
6Zac Brunson9thSo.Illinois
7Blaise Butler8thJr.Virginia
8John EblenNRSr.Missouri
9Tyler Wilps5thSr.Pittsburgh
10Tanner Weatherman6thJr.Iowa State
11Cody Walters10thJr.Ohio U.
12Mark Martin11thJr.Ohio State
13Bryce Hammond12thJr.CSU Bakersfield
14Pete Renda13thSo.NC State
15Nathan Jackson14thSo.Indiana
16Andy McCully17thSo.Wyoming
17Caleb Marsh18thSr.Kent State
18Jordan Rogers19thFr.Oklahoma State
19Keaton Subjeck15thRSFr.Stanford
20Phil Bakuckas20thSo.Rutgers

 

184 Pounds

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Gabe Dean2ndSo.Cornell
2Max Thomusseit1stSr.Pittsburgh
3Jack Dechow3rdSo.Old Dominion
4Lorenzo Thomas4thSr.Penn
5Nathaniel Brown5thJr.Lehigh
6Blake Stauffer6thJr.Arizona State
7Sam Brooks7thSo.Iowa
8Hayden Zillmer8thJr.North Dakota State
9Taylor Meeks12thSr.Oregon State
10Victor Avery10thJr.Edinboro
11Brett Pfarr9thSo.Minnesota
12Kenny Courts14thJr.Ohio State
13Domenic Abounader17thSo.Michigan
14Nikko Reyes15thSo.Illinois
15Willie Miklus18thRSFr.Missouri
16Ophir Bernstein13thSr.Brown
17Ricky Robertson16thRSFr.Wisconsin
18T.J. DudleyNRSo.Nebraska
19Lelund Weatherspoon19thSo.Iowa State
20Cody Caldwell20thJr.Northern Iowa

 

197 Pounds            

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1J’den Cox1stSo.Missouri
2Scott Schiller3rdSr.Minnesota
3Kyven Gadson2ndSr.Iowa State
4Conner Hartman5thJr.Duke
5Morgan McIntosh6thJr.Penn State
6Nathan Burak7thJr.Iowa
7Kyle Snyder4thFr.Ohio State
8Max Huntley8thSr.Michigan
9Timmy McCall16thSr.Wisconsin
10Alex Polizzi10thSr.Northwestern
11Shane Woods11thSr.Wyoming
12Braden Atwood12thSr.Purdue
13James FoxNRSr.Harvard
14Elliot Riddick14thSo.Lehigh
15Nate Rotert13thRSFr.South Dakota State
16Jace Bennett15thSr.Cornell
17Zach Nye19thJr.Virginia
18Abram Ayala9thJr.Princeton
19Cody DixonNRSr.Boise State
20Phillip Wellington20thJr.Ohio U.

 

Heavyweight

RankNamePreviousYr.School
1Nick Gwiazdowski2ndJr.NC State
2Bobby Telford3rdSr.Iowa
3Michael McMullan1stSr.Northwestern
4Austin Marsden4thJr.Oklahoma State
5Adam Coon5thSo.Michigan
6Connor Medbery6thJr.Wisconsin
7Jimmy Lawson7thSr.Penn State
8Ty Walz8thSo.Virginia Tech
9Adam Fager9thSr.Utah Valley
10William Smith11thSo.Rutgers
11Ross Larson13thSo.Oklahoma
12Devin Mellon14thSr.Missouri
13Michael Kroells12thSo.Minnesota
14Nick Tavanello15thSo.Ohio State
15Blaize Cabell17thJr.Northern Iowa
16Riley Shaw19thJr.Cleveland State
17Joe Stolfi20thJr.Bucknell
18Evan Knutson16thSr.North Dakota State
19Collin Jensen19thSo.Nebraska
20Denzel Dejournette10thSo.Appalachian State

 

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