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Missouri ranked just ahead of Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State in final rankings

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Updated: March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa — With this year’s NCAA Division I team race expected to be one of the closest in history, Missouri remains No. 1 in WIN’s March 9 Tournament Power Index Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, but will be closely challenged by Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State.

Missouri, which captured a third straight Mid-American Conference championship on Sunday, March 8, has three wrestlers — Alan Waters (125), Drake Houdashelt (149) and J’den Cox (197) ranked No. 1 and could finish with six All-Americans. Based on WIN’s TPI formula, the Tigers have tallied 86 points in this week’s final rankings before the March 19-21 national tournament in St. Louis.

TPI point totals are broken down by the following projected NCAA 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 actual NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

Meanwhile, Big Ten co-champ Iowa is rated No. 2 with seven All-American projections and 81.5 points; followed by Minnesota with five Top-8 finishers and 75 TPI points and Ohio State — the other Big Ten co-champ — with six All-Americans projected and 73.5 points.

The individuals ranked No. 1 in their weight class remain the same after the completion of all nine NCAA qualifying tournaments. Of the seven other weight classes, the top-rated wrestlers are Minnesota’s Chris Dardanes (133), Ohio State’s Logan Stieber (141), Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez (157), Oklahoma State’s Alex Dieringer (165), Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh (174), Cornell’s Gabe Dean (184) and NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski (Hwt.)

Stieber, Dieringer, Cox and Gwiazdowski are among six wrestlers who return as defending national champions. The others include Illinois’ Jesse Delgado (ranked sixth at 125) and Northwestern’s Jason Tsirtsis (second at 149).

 

WIN’s March 9, 2015 Tournament Power Index Rankings

Rk. School Top 8 TPI Pts
1 Missouri 6 86
2 Iowa 7 81.5
3 Minnesota 5 75
4 Ohio State 6 73.5
5 Cornell 4 62.5
6 Illinois 4 49.5
7 Virginia Tech 3 45.5
8 Wisconsin 3 44
9 Penn State 3 43
10 Northwestern 3 40
11t Nebraska 2 39.5
11t Edinboro 3 39.5
13t Oklahoma State 2 39
13t Iowa State 3 39
15 Pittsburgh 2 27.5
16 Virginia 2 26.5
17 Old Dominion 2 26
18 Michigan 2 24.5
19 NC State 1 23
20 Lehigh 1 20
21t Oklahoma 1 16.5
21t Arizona State 2 16.5
23 Northern Iowa 2 13.5
24t Ohio U. 1 12.5
24t Oregon State 1 12.5
26 Central Michigan 1 11
27t Indiana 1 10
27t Kent State 1 10
29t Penn 1 9.5
29t North Dakota State 1 9.5
31 Chattanooga 1 7
32t South Dakota State 1 6.5
32t Purdue 0 6.5
32t Duke 1 6.5
32t Boise State 1 6.5
36t Rutgers 0 6
36t Wyoming 0 6
38 North Carolina 0 5.5
39 Cleveland State 0 3
40 Maryland 0 2.5
41t Air Force 0 2
41t Pittsburgh 0 2
41t Stanford 0 2
41t Army 0 2
41t Bucknell 0 2
41t Drexel  0 2
41t The Citadel 0 2
41t Rider 0 2
41t Navy 0 2
50t Princeton 0 1.5
50t Northern Colorado 0 1.5
50t Appalachian State 0 1.5
53t Binghamton 0 1
53t Utah Valley 0 1
53t American 0 1
53t Hofstra 0 1
53t Harvard 0 1

 

WIN’s March 9, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Alan Waters 1st Sr. Missouri
2 Joey Dance 3rd So. Virginia Tech
3 Nahshon Garrett 4th Jr. Cornell
4 Nathan Tomasello 7th RS Fr. Ohio State
5 Thomas Gilman 5th So. Iowa
6 Jesse Delgado 2nd Sr. Illinois
7 Dylan Peters 6th So. Northern Iowa
8 Sean Boyle 8th Sr. Chattanooga
9 Eddie Kilmara 11th Sr. Oklahoma State
10 Jordan Conaway 9th Jr. Penn State
11 Ronnie Bresser 14th Fr. Oregon State
12 Conor Youtsey 15th So. Michigan
13 Tim Lambert 10th So. Nebraska
14 Josh Rodriguez 20th So. North Dakota State
15 Tyler Cox 13th Sr. Wyoming
16 Kory Mines 16th Sr. Edinboro
17 Ben Willeford 17th Sr. Cleveland State
18 David Terao 18th Jr. American
19 Chasen Tolbert 19th Jr. Utah Valley
20 Josh Martinez 12th Jr. Air Force

 

133 Pounds 

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Chris Dardanes 1st Sr. Minnesota
2 Ryan Taylor 3rd So. Wisconsin
3 Cory Clark 6th So. Iowa
4 Cody Brewer 8th Jr. Oklahoma
5 Zane Richards 7th So. Illinois
6 Johnni DiJulius 12th Jr. Ohio State
7
  1. J. Schopp
2nd Sr. Edinboro
8 James Gulibon 5th So. Penn State
9 Earl Hall 4th Jr. Iowa State
10 Kevin Devoy 14th So. Drexel
11 Mason Beckman 10th Jr. Lehigh
12 Rossi Bruno 11th Jr. Michigan
13 George DiCamillo 13th So. Virginia
14 Nick Soto 16th Sr. Chattanooga
15 Danny Sabatello 9th Jr. Purdue
16 Mark Grey 18th So. Cornell
17 Gary Wayne Harding 20th Fr. Oklahoma State
18 Scott DelVecchio NR So. Rutgers
19 Zach Synon NR So. Missouri
20 Mack McGuire 17th Jr. Kent State

 

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 Zach Horan 5th Jr. Central Michigan
6 Lavion Mayes 6th So. Missouri
7 Geo Martinez 7th Fr. Boise State
8 Josh Dziewa 8th Sr. Iowa
9 Chris Mecate 9th Jr. Old Dominion
10 Anthony Abidin 10th Jr. Nebraska
11 Anthony Ashnault 11th RSFr. Rutgers
12 Joey Ward 14th So. North Carolina
13 Dean Heil 18th RSFr. Oklahoma State
14 Randy Cruz 20th Jr. Lehigh
15 Joe Spisak 19th Sr. Virginia
16 Kevin Jack 16th Fr. NC State
17 Mitch Bengston NR So. North Dakota State
18 Nick Lawrence NR Sr. Purdue
19 Todd Preston 13th Sr. Harvard
20 Jamel Hudson 15th So. Hofstra

 

149 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Drake Houdashelt 1st Sr. Missouri
2 Jason Tsirtsis 4th So. Northwestern
3 David Habat 2nd Sr. Edinboro
4 Brandon Sorensen 3rd RSFr. Iowa
5 Chris Villalonga 5th Sr. Cornell
6 Alex Richardson 12th Jr. Old Dominion
7 Christian Pagdilao 13th Fr. Arizona State
8 Gabe Moreno 8th So. Iowa State
9 Alec Pantaleo 11th Fr. Michigan
10 B.J. Clagon 20th Fr. Rider
11
  1. J. Cobb
10th Sr. Penn
12 Kyle Langenderfer NR RSFr. Illinois
13 Hunter Stieber NR Jr. Ohio State
14 Mike Racciato 18th So. Pittsburgh
15 Zach Beitz 7th So. Penn State
16 Tywan Claxton 14th Sr. Ohio U.
17 Sal Mastriani 9th So. Virginia Tech
18 Colin Heffernan 15th RSFr. Central Michigan
19 Brandon Nelson NR Sr. Purdue
20 Victor Lopez NR So. Bucknell

 

157 Pounds  

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Isaiah Martinez 1st RSFr. Illinois
2 Dylan Ness 2nd Sr. Minnesota
3 James Green 3rd Sr. Nebraska
4 Brian Realbuto 4th So. Cornell
5 Nick Brascetta 5th Jr. Virginia Tech
6 Ian Miller 6th Jr. Kent State
7 Cody Pack 7th Sr. South Dakota State
8 Josh Demas 12th Sr. Ohio State
9 Aaron Walker 10th So. The Citadel
10 Brian Murphy 8th So. Michigan
11 Doug Welch 11th Jr. Purdue
12 Anthony Perrotti 9th Jr. Rutgers
13 Anthony Collica 15th Sr. Oklahoma State
14 Joey Lavallee 16th Sr. Missouri
15 Alex Elder 17th Sr. Oregon State
16 Mitch Minotti 14th So. Lehigh
17 Russell Parsons 13th So. Army
18 Mike Kelly 18th Sr. Iowa
19 Justin DeAngelis 19th Sr. Oklahoma
20 Lou Mascola NR Jr. Maryland

 

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 5th So. Wisconsin
5 Bo Jordan 4th RSFr. Ohio State
6 Taylor Walsh 6th Sr. Indiana
7 Pierce Harger 7th Sr. Northwestern
8 Jackson Morse 8th Sr. Illinois
9 Peyton Walsh 10th Sr. Navy
10 Dylan Palacio 9th So. Cornell
11 Ethan Ramos 11th RSFr. North Carolina
12 Jim Wilson 13th So. Stanford
13 Cooper Moore 15th So. Northern Iowa
14 Tristan Warner 14th Sr. Old Dominion
15 Mitch Polkowske NR Sr. Northern Colorado
16 Dakota Friesth 16th Sr. Wyoming
17 Jesse Stafford 17th Sr. Air Force
18 Nick Moore 12th Sr. Iowa
19 Garett Hammond 19th RSFr. Penn State
20 Chad Strube 18th Jr. Virginia Tech

 

174 Pounds

Rank Name Previous Yr. School
1 Robert Kokesh 1st Sr. Nebraska
2 Matt Brown 2nd Sr. Penn State
3 Mike Evans 3rd Sr. Iowa
4 Logan Storley 4th Sr. Minnesota
5 Tyler Wilps 9th Sr. Pittsburgh
6 Cody Walters 10th Jr. Ohio U.
7 John Eblen 5th Sr. Missouri
8 Blaise Butler 7th Jr. Virginia
9 Zach Epperly 8th So. Virginia Tech
10 Kyle Crutchmer 11th So. Oklahoma State
11 Zac Brunson 6th So. Illinois
12 Tanner Weatherman 14th Jr. Iowa State
13 Mark Martin NR Jr. Ohio State
14 John Staudemayer 15th Jr. North Carolina
15 Matt Reed 13th So. Oklahoma
16 Pete Renda 18th So. NC State
17 Santiago Martinez 17th Sr. Lehigh
18 Nathan Jackson 16th So. Indiana
19 Duke Pickett 20th Jr. Cornell
20 Brian Harvey 19th Jr. Army

 

184 Pounds

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

 

197 Pounds            

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

 

Heavyweight

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

 

 

 

 

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