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Oklahoma State picked No. 1 in WIN’s Preseason TPI & Rankings

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Updated: September 2, 2015

(Editor’s Note: This is a correction of yesterday’s release. Oregon State’s Ronnie Bresser was listed incorrectly by another name at 125 pounds. We also failed to show Blaise Butler at 174 had transferred to Missouri, which affected the team rankings and moved Missouri up to No. 7 and led to other adjustments to the TPI. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you could please repost this corrected release, that would be appreciated.)

September 3, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa — Led by two-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State University has been tabbed No. 1 in WIN Magazine’s 2015-16 Preseason Tournament Power Index. The Preseason Rankings do not include true freshman or redshirt freshman, they’ll be inserted into the rankings into November after actual college matches have been wrestled.

Alex Dieringer

Alex Dieringer

The Cowboy program, which has won an NCAA-record 34 team championships — the last coming in 2006 — feature six wrestlers who are ranked in the Top 8 of their weight classes, which would also earn them All-American honors. That includes Dieringer (No. 1 at 165), Kyle Crutchmer (No. 1 at 174), Dean Heil (No. 2 at 141), Austin Marsden (No. 5 at heavyweight), Anthony Collica (No. 7 at 149) and Eddie Klimara (No. 8 at 125).

The Cowboys have 81.5 points in the According to WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI). Just behind the Cowboys is Ohio State, the 2015 defending NCAA team champions, with 70.5 points. The Buckeyes, which graduated four-time champion and 2015 Hodge Trophy winner Logan Stieber, feature six wrestlers ranked among the Top 8 in their weight class, including 125-pound defending national champion Nathan Tomasello.

The remaining top five schools are Iowa (four Top-8 wrestlers and 62 points), Penn State (4/60) and Virginia Tech (5/58.5).CKA logo 2011

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.

Overall, six defending champions return. In addition to Dieringer and Tomasello, the others including Oklahoma’s Cody Brewer (133), Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez (157), Cornell’s Gabe Dean (184) and NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski (Hwt).

WIN will announce a separate Dual Team rankings, beginning Dec. 1. WIN’s TPI will be updated in early November once line-ups are set and will continue on a weekly basis through the NCAA Division I qualifying tournaments in early March.

 

2015-16 WIN’s Preseason Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank College Top 8 TPI Pts
1 Oklahoma State 6 82
2 Ohio State 6 70.5
3 Iowa 4 62
4 Penn State 4 60
5 Virginia Tech 5 58.5
6 Cornell 4 57.5
7 Missouri 5 52.5
8 Michigan 4 52
9 Lehigh 4 49.5
10 Illinois 3 42
11 Wisconsin 3 41
12 NC State 2 34
13 North Carolina 2 33.5
14 Nebraska 3 29.5
15 Ohio U. 3 27.5
16t Old Dominion 2 25
16t Oklahoma 1 25
18 North Dakota State 2 24.5
19 Northwestern 1 21.5
20 Kent State 1 18.5
21t Arizona State 1 18
21t Rutgers 2 18
23 Northern Iowa 2 17.5
25 Iowa State 2 16
26t Duke 1 14.5
26t Edinboro 1 14.5
26t Rider 1 14.5
29t Minnesota 1 13
29t West Virginia 1 13
31 Stanford 1 12.5
32 Columbia 1 7.5
33 Virginia 0 7
34 Lock Haven 1 5.5
35 Oregon State 0 5
36t Army 0 4.5
36t Drexel 0 4.5
36t Purdue 0 4.5
39t American 0 4
39t Central Michigan 0 4
39t Princeton 0 4
42 Pitt 0 3.5
43t Maryland 0 3
43t Penn 0 3
45t Appalachian State 0 2.5
45t Northern Colorado 0 2.5
47t Bucknell 0 2
47t Air Force 0 2
47t Boise State 0 2
47t Cleveland State 0 2
47t Eastern Michigan 0 2
47t The Citadel 0 2
47t Hofstra 0 2
47t SIU-Edwardsville 0 2
55t CSU Bakersfield 0 1.5
55t Chattanooga 0 1.5
55t Indiana 0 1.5
55t Navy 0 1.5
55t South Dakota State 0 1.5
60t Brown 0 1
60t Cal Poly 0 1
60t George Mason 0 1
60t Northern Illinois 0 1
60t Wyoming 0 1

 

WIN’s 2015-16 Preseason Individual Rankings

 

125 Pounds

Rank Name Year School
1 Nathan Tomasello So. Ohio State
2 Nico Megaludis Sr. Penn State
3 Thomas Gilman Jr. Iowa
4 Nahshon Garrett Sr. Cornell
5 Zeke Moisey So. West Virginia
6 Joey Dance Jr. Virginia Tech
7 Conor Youtsey Jr. Michigan
8 Eddie Klimara Sr. Oklahoma State
9 Dylan Peters Jr. Northern Iowa
10 David Terao Sr. American
11 Josh Martinez Sr. Air Force
12 Tim Lambert Jr. Nebraska
13 Josh Rodriguez Jr. North Dakota State
14 Ronnie Bresser So. Oregon State
15 Brandon Jeske Jr. Old Dominion
16 Ethan Lizak So. Minnesota
17 Evan Silver Sr. Stanford
18 Nick Hermann Sr. Virginia
19 Paul Petrov Sr. Bucknell
20 Trey Andrews Jr. Northern Colorado

 

 

133 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Cody Brewer Sr. Oklahoma
2 Cory Clark Jr. Iowa
3 Mason Beckman Jr. Lehigh
4 Ryan Taylor Jr. Wisconsin
5 Rossi Bruno Sr. Michigan
6 Zane Richards Jr. Illinois
7 Earl Hall Sr. Iowa State
8 Johnni DiJulius Sr. Ohio State
9 George DiCamillo Jr. Virginia
10 Danny Sabatello Sr. Purdue
11 Jordan Conaway Sr. Penn State
12 Kevin Devoy Jr. Drexel
13 Eric Montoya Jr. Nebraska
14 Geoffrey Alexander Sr. Maryland
15 Kevin Norstrem So. Virginia Tech
16 Mack McGuire Jr. Kent State
17 Caleb Richardson Jr. Penn
18 Robert Deutsch Sr. Rider
19 Gary Wayne Harding So. Oklahoma State
20 Mark Grey Jr. Cornell

 

 

141 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Evan Henderson Sr. North Carolina
2 Dean Heil So. Oklahoma State
3 Lavion Mayes Jr. Missouri
4 Chris Mecate Sr. Old Dominion
5 Kevin Jack So. NC State
6 Anthony Ashnault So. Rutgers
7 Anthony Abidin Sr. Nebraska
8 Jimmy Gulibon Jr. Penn State
9 Geo Martinez So. Boise State
10 Randy Cruz Jr. Lehigh
11 Zach Horan Sr. Central Michigan
12 Jamel Hudson Jr. Hofstra
13 George Fisher So. Michigan
14 Mitch Bengston So. North Dakota State
15 Jameston Oster Sr. Northwestern
16 Dante Rodrigues So. Iowa State
17 Tyler Smith So. Bucknell
18 Mike Longo So. Appalachian State
19 David Pearce Jr. Drexel
20 Matt Kraus Sr. Arizona State

 

 

149 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Jason Tsirtsis Jr. Northwestern
2 Brandon Sorensen So. Iowa
3 Zain Retherford So. Penn State
4 Hunter Stieber Sr. Ohio State
5 B.J. Clagon So. Rider
6 Alex Richardson Sr. Old Dominion
7 Anthony Collica Jr. Oklahoma State
8 Dan Neff Sr. Lock Haven
9 Alex Pantaleo So. Michigan
10 Sal Mastriani Jr. Virginia Tech
11 Tywan Claxton Sr. Ohio U.
12 Collin Heffernan So. Central Michigan
13 Mike Racciato Jr. Pitt
14 Ken Theobold Sr. Rutgers
15 Caleb Ervin Jr. Illinois
16 Matt Cimato Jr. Drexel
17 Christian Pagdilao So. Arizona State
18 Gabe Moreno Jr. Iowa State
19 Chris Perez Sr. Princeton
20 Marcus Cain Sr. Duke

 

 

157 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Isaiah Martinez So. Illinois
2 Ian Miller Sr. Kent State
3 Nick Brascetta Sr. Virginia Tech
4 Mitchell Minotti Sr. Lehigh
5 Brian Murphy So. Michigan
6 Spartak Chino Sr. Ohio U.
7 Joey LaVallee Jr. Missouri
8 Markus Scheidel Jr. Columbia
9 John Boyle Sr. American
10 Aaron Walker Jr. The Citadel
11 Chad Walsh So. Rider
12 Anthony Perrotti Sr. Rutgers
13 Russell Parsons Jr. Army
14 Doug Welch Sr. Purdue
15 Lou Mascola Sr. Maryland
16 Andrew Atkinson So. Virginia
17 Greg Flournoy Sr. George Mason
18 Oliver Pierce Jr. Arizona State
19 Justin Staudenmayer Jr. Brown
20 Brooks Martino Sr. Penn

 

 

165 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Alex Dieringer Sr. Oklahoma State
2 Bo Jordan So. Ohio State
3 Isaac Jordan Jr. Wisconsin
4 Ethan Ramos So. North Carolina
5 Jim Wilson Jr. Stanford
6 Cooper Moore Jr. Northern Iowa
7 Dylan Palacio Jr. Cornell
8 Tanner Weatherman Sr. Iowa State
9 Clark Glass So. Oklahoma
10 Austin Wilson Sr. Nebraska
11 Max Rohskopf Jr. NC State
12 Garrett Sutton So. Michigan
13 Connor Brennan Sr. Rider
14 Adam Fierro Sr. Bakersfield
15 Seth Thomas Sr. Oregon State
16 Jon Schleifer So. Princeton
17 Brandon Kingsley Jr. Minnesota
18 Tyrel White So. Columbia
19 Garrett Hammond So. Penn State
20 Connor McMahon Sr. SIU-Edwardsville

 

 

174 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Kyle Crutchmer Jr. Oklahoma State
2 Brian Realbuto Jr. Cornell
3 Zach Epperly So. Virginia Tech
4 Kurtis Julson Sr. North Dakota State
5 Blaise Butler Sr. Missouri
6 Zac Brunson Jr. Illinois
7 Cody Walters Sr. Ohio U.
8 Mark Martin Sr. Ohio State
9 Alex Meyer Jr. Iowa
10 Taylor Massa Jr. Michigan
11 Brian Harvey Sr. Army
12 Pete Renda Jr. NC State
13 Lelund Weatherspoon Jr. Iowa State
14 Nathan Jackson Jr. Indiana
15 Jadaan Bernstein So. Navy
16 Duke Pickett Sr. Cornell
17 Matt Reed Jr. Oklahoma
18 John Staudemayer Sr. North Carolina
19 Chad Welch Sr. Purdue
20 Raymond Waters Sr. Arizona State

 

 

184 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Gabe Dean Jr. Cornell
2 Nathaniel Brown Sr. Lehigh
3 Victor Avery Sr. Edinboro
4 Blake Stauffer Sr. Arizona State
5 Kenny Courts Sr. Ohio State
6 Hayden Zillmer Sr. North Dakota State
7 Willie Miklus So. Missouri
8 Timothy Dudley Jr. Nebraska
9 Sam Brooks Jr. Iowa
10 Jack Dechow Jr. Old Dominion
11 Matt McCutcheon So. Penn State
12 Domenic Abounader Jr. Michigan
13 Brett Pfarr Jr. Minnesota
14 Ricky Robertson So. Wisconsin
15 Nolan Boyd Jr. Oklahoma State
16 Nikko Reyes Jr. Northern Colorado
17 Jeff Koepke Jr. Illinois
18 Jakob Scheffel Sr. West Virginia
19 Lorenzo Thomas Sr. Penn
20 Andrew Romanchik Sr. Ohio U.

 

 

197 Pounds  

Rank Name Year School
1 Morgan McIntosh Sr. Penn State
2 J’den Cox Jr. Missouri
3 Conner Hartmann Sr. Duke
4 Nathan Burak Sr. Iowa
5 Aaron Studebaker Jr. Nebraska
6 Phillip Wellington Sr. Ohio U.
7 Jared Haught So. Virginia Tech
8 Elliot Riddick Jr. Lehigh
9 Jake Smith Jr. West Virginia
10 Cody Crawford So. Oregon State
11 Zach Nye Sr. Virginia
12 Anthony Abro Sr. Eastern Michigan
13 Nate Rotert So. South Dakota State
14 Abram Ayala Sr. Princeton
15 Scottie Boykin Jr. Chattanooga
16 Austin Schafer Jr. Oklahoma State
17 Vincent Pickett Sr. Edinboro
18 Bryce Barnes Sr. Army
19 Shawn Scott Jr. Northern Illinois
20 Jake Tindle Jr. SIU-Edwardsville

 

 

HWT  

Rank Name Year School
1 Nick Gwiazdowski Sr. NC State
2 Adam Coon Jr. Michigan
3 Connor Medbery Sr. Wisconsin
4 Ty Walz Jr. Virginia Tech
5 Austin Marsden Sr. Oklahoma State
6 Michael Kroells Jr. Minnesota
7 Blaize Cabell Sr. Northern Iowa
8 Billy Smith Sr. Rutgers
9 Ryan Soloman So. Pitt
10 Colin Jensen Jr. Nebraska
11 Ross Larson Jr. Oklahoma
12 Riley Shaw Sr. Cleveland State
13 Denzel Dejournette Sr. Appalachian State
14 Brooks Black So. Illinois
15 Nathan Butler So. Stanford
16 Chase Eskam Sr. Arizona State
17 Nick Tavanello Jr. Ohio State
18 Tanner Harms Sr. Wyoming
19 Garrett Ryan So. Columbia
20 Mimmo Lytle Jr. Kent State

 

 

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