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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

Rank College Top 8 TPI Pts
1 Minnesota 5 86.5
2 Iowa 7 79.5
3 Missouri 5 71
4 Ohio State 6 66
5 Illinois 5 63.5
6 Oklahoma State 3 54.5
7 Virginia Tech 5 52.5
8 Edinboro 4 50.5
9 Cornell 3 49
10 Northwestern 3 44.5
11 Nebraska 2 42
12 Iowa State 3 38
13 Penn State 3 37
14 Michigan 4 34.5
15 Virginia 2 27.5
16 Wisconsin 2 26.5
17 NC State 1 22.5
18 Oklahoma 1 19
19 Pitt 1 18
20t Penn 1 17
20t Old Dominion 1 17
22 Kent State 1 15.5
23 Northern Iowa 1 15
24 Lehigh 1 13.5
25 Duke 1 12.5
26 Ohio U. 1 12
27 Indiana 1 11.5
28 Rutgers 1 10.5
29 Arizona State 1 9
30t North Dakota State 1 7.5
30t Boise State 1 7.5
32 Chattanooga 1 6.5
33 Wyoming 0 6
34t Pittsburgh 1 5.5
34t The Citadel 1 5.5
36 Oregon State 0 4.5
37t Bucknell 0 3.5
37t Stanford 0 3.5
37t South Dakota State 0 3.5
40t Appalachian State 0 3
40t Air Force 0 3
42t CSU Bakersfield 0 2.5
42t Drexel 0 2.5
42t Harvard 0 2.5
45t Army 0 2
45t Princeton 0 2
45t Michigan State 0 2
45t North Carolina 0 2
45t Utah Valley 0 2
45t Purdue 0 2
45t Northern Colorado 0 2
45t Navy 0 2
45t Central Michigan 0 2
54t Hofstra 0 1.5
54t Brown 0 1.5
54t Cleveland State 0 1.5
54t West Virginia  0 1.5
58t Maryland 0 1
58t Rider 0 1
58t Buffalo 0 1

 WIN’s Jan. 5, 2015 Team Dual Rankings

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

 

WIN’s Jan. 5, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 Pounds                              

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

 

133 Pounds 

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Chris Dardanes 2nd Sr. Minnesota
2 Cody Brewer 3rd Jr. Oklahoma
3 Zane Richards 6th So. Illinois
4
  1. J. Schopp
1st Sr. Edinboro
5 Cory Clark 4th So. Iowa
6 Johnni DiJulius 10th Jr. Ohio State
7 Earl Hall 15th Jr. Iowa State
8 Rossi Bruno 9th Jr. Michigan
9 Mason Beckman 5th Jr. Lehigh
10 Ryan Taylor 16th So. Wisconsin
11 James Gulibon 7th So. Penn State
12 Javier Gasca 13th RSFr Michigan State
13 George DiCamillo 12th So. Virginia
14 Levi Wolfensperger 14th Sr. Northern Iowa
15 Caleb Richardson NR So. Penn
16 Kevin Devoy 19th So. Drexel
17 Geoffrey Alexander 8th Sr. Maryland
18 Mack McGuire 17th Jr. Kent State
19 Matt Manley 18th So. Missouri
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 Lavion Mayes 6th So. Missouri
6 Stephen Dutton 9th Sr. Michigan
7 Geo Martinez 14th Fr, Boise State
8 Anthony Ashnault 11th RSFr. Rutgers
9 Zach Horan 7th Jr. Central Michigan
10 Josh Dziewa 8th Sr. Iowa
11 Chris Mecate 13th Jr. Old Dominion
12 Anthony Abidin NR Jr. Nebraska
13 Mike Morales 15th Sr. West Virginia
14 Dean Heil 12th RSFr. Oklahoma State
15 Jamel Hudson 20th So. Hofstra
16 Steven Rodrigues NR Jr. Illinois
17 Todd Preston 17th Sr. Harvard
18 Joe Spisak 18th Sr. Virginia
19 Sam Speno 19th Jr. NC State
20 Joey Ward NR So. North Carolina

 

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 David Habat 5th Sr. Edinboro
5 Chris Villalonga 6th Sr. Cornell
6 Tywan Claxton 7th Sr. Ohio U.
7 Brandon Sorenson 16th RSFr. Iowa
8 Edgar Bright 10th So. Pittsburgh
9 Hunter Stieber 4th Jr. Ohio State
10 Dylan Cottrell 10th So. Appalachian State
11 Sal Mastriani 14th So. Virginia Tech
12 Zach Beitz 15th So. Penn State
13
  1. J. Cobb
8th Sr. Penn
14 Alex Richardson 9th Jr. Old Dominion
15 Gabe Moreno 12th So. Iowa State
16 Gus Sako 11th Sr. Virginia
17 Ken Theobold 18th Jr. Rutgers
18 Victor Lopez NR So. Bucknell
19 Adam Krop NR Sr. Princeton
20 Matt Cimato NR So. Drexel

 

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 Isaiah Martinez 5th RSFr. Illinois
5 Josh Demas 6th Sr. Ohio State
6 Nick Brascetta NR Jr. Virginia Tech
7 Austin Matthews 8th So. Edinboro
8 Aaron Walker NR So. The Citadel
9 Dylan Alton NR Sr. Penn State
10 Brian Realbuto 4th So. Cornell
11 Cody Pack 10th Sr. South Dakota State
12 Russell Parsons 11th So. Army
13 Anthony Collica 14th Sr. Oklahoma State
14 Brian Murphy 17th So. Michigan
15 Mike Kelly NR Sr. Iowa
16 Joe LaVallee 7th So. Missouri
17 Justin DeAngelis 9th Sr. Oklahoma
18 Anthony Perrotti 12th Jr. Rutgers
19 Alex Elder 19th Sr. Oregon State
20 Chad Walsh NR So. Rider

 

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 Taylor Walsh 6th Sr. Indiana
6 Pierce Harger 8th Sr. Northwestern
7 Bo Jordan 9th RSFr. Ohio State
8 Jackson Morse 10th Sr. Illinois
9 Peyton Walsh 14th Sr. Navy
10 Dylan Palacio 5th So. Cornell
11 Nick Moore 7th Sr. Iowa
12 Cooper Moore 11th So. Northern Iowa
13 Taylor Massa 12th So. Michigan
14 Jim Wilson 13th So. Stanford
15 Casey Kent 15th Jr. Penn
16 Jesse Stafford 17th Sr. Air Force
17 Adam Fierro NR Jr. CSU Bakersfield
18 Ethan Ramos NR RSFr. North Carolina
19 Nick Wanzek 16th RSFr. Minnesota
20 Dakota Friesth NR Sr. Wyoming

 

174 Pounds                                                            

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

 

184 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Gabe Dean 2nd So. Cornell
2 Max Thomusseit 1st Sr. Pittsburgh
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 7th So. Iowa
8 Hayden Zillmer 8th Jr. North Dakota State
9 Taylor Meeks 12th Sr. Oregon State
10 Victor Avery 10th Jr. Edinboro
11 Brett Pfarr 9th So. Minnesota
12 Kenny Courts 14th Jr. Ohio State
13 Domenic Abounader 17th So. Michigan
14 Nikko Reyes 15th So. Illinois
15 Willie Miklus 18th RSFr. Missouri
16 Ophir Bernstein 13th Sr. Brown
17 Ricky Robertson 16th RSFr. Wisconsin
18 T.J. Dudley NR So. Nebraska
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 Scott Schiller 3rd Sr. Minnesota
3 Kyven Gadson 2nd Sr. Iowa State
4 Conner Hartman 5th Jr. Duke
5 Morgan McIntosh 6th Jr. Penn State
6 Nathan Burak 7th Jr. Iowa
7 Kyle Snyder 4th Fr. Ohio State
8 Max Huntley 8th Sr. Michigan
9 Timmy McCall 16th Sr. Wisconsin
10 Alex Polizzi 10th Sr. Northwestern
11 Shane Woods 11th Sr. Wyoming
12 Braden Atwood 12th Sr. Purdue
13 James Fox NR Sr. Harvard
14 Elliot Riddick 14th So. Lehigh
15 Nate Rotert 13th RSFr. South Dakota State
16 Jace Bennett 15th Sr. Cornell
17 Zach Nye 19th Jr. Virginia
18 Abram Ayala 9th Jr. Princeton
19 Cody Dixon NR Sr. Boise State
20 Phillip Wellington 20th Jr. Ohio U.

 

Heavyweight

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

 

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