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Nittany Lions ranked No. 1 in WIN’s first dual rankings

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Updated: November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State lost its national attendance record last Saturday when Iowa and Oklahoma State drew 42,287 fans to Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. But the 2015-16 Nittany Lions are the nation’s top dual-meet NCAA Division I team, according to WIN’s first dual rankings of the season released today.

The Lions improved their early-season dual meet record to 2-0 after a 21-15 victory at Virginia Tech last Sunday and are ranked ahead of No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Oklahoma State … also following the Hawkeyes’ 18-16 victory over the Cowboys on Nov. 14.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State remained No. 1 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI), which ranks a team’s placement potential in the NCAA Division I Championships, which will be held March 17-19 in New York City. The Cowboys feature six wrestlers ranked among the Top 8 in their weight class — which would also earn them All-American honors — to lead the field with 83 TPI points.

The Hawkeyes, which also feature six wrestlers in the Top 8, are ranked second in this week’s TPI with 71 points, followed by No. 3 Penn State (4/67.5) and both Virginia Tech and Ohio State, which are tied for fifth place with 63.5 TPI points. The Hokies feature six wrestlers in the Top 8, compared to Ohio State, which has four wrestlers in All-American position at this point in the season.

WIN’s team TPI point totals are based on how many points a wrestler would receive at the NCAAs based on their current individual ranking: 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.

WIN’s Nov. 17, 2015 Dual Team Rankings

Rk.TeamRecord
1.Penn State2-0
2.Iowa1-0
3.Oklahoma State0-1
4.Virginia Tech1-1
5.Michigan3-0
6.Nebraska3-0
7.Lehigh2-1
8.Ohio State1-0
9.Missouri0-0
10.Illinois5-0
11.North Carolina State3-0
12.Cornell0-0
13.Rutgers5-1
14.North Carolina2-1
15.Oregon State2-1
16.Oklahoma3-0
17.Wisconsin1-0
18.Iowa State2-1
19.Central Michigan2-0
20.Ohio3-0
21.Purdue2-1
22.Northwestern0-0
23.Minnesota3-3
24.Virginia4-2
25.Old Dominion0-1

WIN’s Nov. 17, 2015 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RankCollege               Top 8 TPI
1Oklahoma State683
2Iowa671.5
3Penn State467.5
4tVirginia Tech663.5
4tOhio State463.5
6Michigan556.5
7Missouri452.5
8Cornell349.5
9NC State345.5
10Illinois343
11Nebraska440.5
12Oklahoma234
13Wisconsin230.5
14Northern Iowa329
15North Carolina224.5
16Rutgers324
17tStanford223
17tOhio U.223
19Old Dominion222
20Northwestern121
21Kent State119.5
22tEdinboro118
22tOregon State118
22tLehigh118
25West Virginia216.5
26tMinnesota214.5
26tArizona State114.5
26tDuke114.5
29tNorth Dakota St114
29tIowa State114
31South Dakota St18
32Central Michigan06.5
33tRider04.5
33tPenn04.5
35tVirginia04
35tAmerican04
37Pitt03.5
38Bakersfield03
39tAppalachian State02.5
39tWyoming02.5
39tCampbell02.5
39tArmy02.5
39tPrinceton02.5
39tNorthern Illinois02.5
39tMaryland02.5
46tCleveland State02
46tAir Force02
46tThe Citadel02
49tNorthern Colorado01.5
49tChattanooga01.5
49tHarvard01.5
49tEastern Michigan01.5
49tHofstra01.5
49tNavy02.5
49tBucknell01.5
56tUtah Valley01
56tLock Haven01
56tPurdue01
56tIndiana01
56tColumbia01
56tSIU-Edwardsville01
56tBoise State01
56tDrexel01

WIN’s Nov. 17, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Nathan TomaselloOhio StateSo.1st
2.Thomas GilmanIowaJr.3rd
3.Joey DanceVirginia TechJr.5th
4.Nico MegaludisPenn StateSr.2nd
5.Dylan PetersNorthern IowaJr.8th
6.Zeke MoiseyWest VirginiaSo.4th
7.Conor YoutseyMichiganJr.6th
8.Eddie KlimaraOklahoma StateSr.7th
9.David TeraoAmerican U.Sr.9th
10.Josh MartinezAir ForceSr.10th
11.Tim LambertNebraskaJr.11th
12.Ronnie BresserOregon StateSo.17th
13.Paul PetrovBucknellSr.13th
14.Josh RodriguezNorth Dakota St.Jr.14th
15.Darian CruzLehighSo.15th
16.Trey AndrewsNo. ColoradoJr.16th
17.Dalton MacriCornellFr.NR
18.Sean RussellEdinboroRSFr.NR
19.Chasen TolbertUtah ValleySr.NR
20.Nathan BostonIowa StateRSFr.20th

133 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Cody BrewerOklahomaSr.1st
2.Cory ClarkIowaJr.2nd
3.Ryan TaylorWisconsinJr.3rd
4.Nahshon GarrettCornellSr.4th
5.Rossi BrunoMichiganSr.5th
6.Zane RichardsIllinoisJr.6th
7.Earl HallIowa StateSr.7th
8.Johnni DiJuliusOhio StateSr.8th
9.George DiCamilloVirginiaJr.9th
10.Jordan ConawayPenn StateSr.10th
11.Eric MontoyaNebraskaJr.12th
12.Joey WardNorth CarolinaJr.13th
13.Mason BeckmanLehighJr.11th
14.Geoffrey AlexanderMarylandSr.14th
15.Kevin NorstremVirginia TechSo.15th
16.Mack McGuireKent StateJr.16th
17.Nathan KraisserCampbellJr.17th
18.Caleb RichardsonPennJr.18th
19.Anthony GiraldoRutgersRSFr.NR
20.Gary Wayne HardingOklahoma StateSo.20th

141 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Dean HeilOklahoma StateSo.1st
2.Lavion MayesMissouriJr.2nd
3.Chris MecateOld DominionSr.3rd
4.Kevin JackNC StateSo.5th
5.Anthony AshnaultRutgersSo.6th
6.Joey McKennaStanfordFr.7th
7.Evan HendersonNorth CarolinaSr.4th
8.Solomon ChiskhoVirginia TechSo.NR
9.Micah JordanOhio StateFr.17th
10.Anthony AbidinNebraskaSr.8th
11.Randy CruzLehighJr.11th
12.Jimmy GulibonPenn StateJr.9th
13.Jamel HudsonHofstraJr.13th
14.George FisherMichiganSo.14th
15.Todd PrestonHarvardSr.15th
16.Steven BleiseNorthern IllinoisRSFr.NR
17.Zach HoranCentral MichiganSr.12th
18.Dante RodriguesIowa StateSo.18th
19.Jordan LasterPrincetonJr.19th
20.Dan NeffLock HavenSr.NR

149 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Jason TsirtsisNorthwesternJr.1st
2.Brandon SorensenIowaSo.2nd
3.Zain RetherfordPenn StateSo.3rd
4.Hunter StieberOhio StateSr.4th
5.Jake SueflohnNebraskaSr.5th
6.Anthony CollicaOklahoma StateJr.6th
7.Alex RichardsonOld DominionSr.7th
8.Alex PantaleoMichiganSo.8th
9.B.J. ClagonRiderSo.9th
10.C.J. CobbPennSr.10th
11.Collin HeffernanCentral MichiganSo.13th
12.Sal MastrianiVirginia TechJr.11th
13.Tywan ClaxtonOhio U.Sr.12th
14.Mike RacciatoPittsburghJr.14th
15.Gabe MorenoIowa StateJr.19th
16.Christian BarberNorth CarolinaSr.20th
17.Geo MartinezBoise StateSo.10th/141
18.Michael DePalmaKent StateSr.NR
19.Matt KrausArizona StateSr.NR
20.Matt CimatoDrexelJr.17th

157 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Isaiah MartinezIllinoisSo.1st
2.Ian MillerKent StateSr.2nd
3.Jason NolfPenn StateRSFr.6th
4.Nick BrascettaVirginia TechSr.3rd
5.Brian MurphyMichiganSo.5th
6.Thomas GanttNC StateSr.10th
7.Cody PackSo. Dakota StateSr.9th
8.Dylan CottrellWest VirginiaJr.19th
9.John BoyleAmerican U.Sr.11th
10.Luke SmithCentral MichiganSr.20th
11.Mitch MinottiLehighSr.4th
12.Aaron WalkerThe CitadelJr.12th
13.Dylan PalacioCornellJr.13th
14.Joey LaValleeMissouriJr.8th
15.Spartak ChinoOhio U.Sr.7th
16.Tyler BergerNebraskaRSFr.NR
17.Russell ParsonsArmyJr.14th
18.Doug WelchPurdueSr.15th
19.Chad WalshRiderSo.16th
20.Lou MascolaMarylandSr.17th

165 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Alex DieringerOklahoma StateSr.1st
2.Isaac JordanWisconsinJr.2nd
3.Ethan RamosNorth CarolinaSo.3rd
4.Jim WilsonStanfordJr.4th
5.Cooper MooreNorthern IowaJr.5th
6.Clark GlassOklahomaSo.7th
7.Anthony PerrottiRutgersSr.6th
8.Austin WilsonNebraskaSr.8th
9.Max RohskopfNC StateJr.9th
10.Garrett SuttonMichiganSo.10th
11.Tanner WeathermanIowa StateSr.11th
12.Dave McFaddenVirginia TechFr.12th
13.Stephen RodriguezIllinoisSr.17th
14.Connor BrennanRiderSr.13th
15.Adam FierroBakersfieldSr.14th
16.Seth ThomasOregon StateSr.15th
17.Jake FaustDukeSo.NR
18.Duke PickettCornellSr.18th
19.Connor McMahonSIU-EdwardsvilleSr.19th
20.Johnny SebastianNorthwesternRSFr.20th

174 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Bo JordanOhio StateSo.1st
2.Kyle CrutchmerOklahoma StateJr.2nd
3.Brian RealbutoCornellJr.4th
4.Blaise ButlerMissouriSr.5th
5.Zac BrunsonIllinoisJr.6th
6.Cody WaltersOhio U.Sr.7th
7.Zach EpperlyVirginia TechSo.3rd
8.Alex MeyerIowaJr.8th
9.Bo NickalPenn StateRSFr.NR
10.Pete RendaNC StateJr.11th
11.Matt ReedOklahomaJr.16th
12.Lelund WeatherspoonIowa StateJr.12th
13.Brian HarveyArmySr.10th
14.Bryce HammondBakersfieldSr.15th
15.Mike OttingerCentral MichiganSr.20th
16.Ben StrohWyomingJr.NR
17.Davonte MahomesMichiganSo.NR
18.Nick KeeAppalachian StateSo.NR
19.Nate JacksonIndianaJr.NR
20.Ricky RobertsonWisconsinSo.17th

184 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Gabe DeanCornellJr.1st
2.Victor AveryEdinboroSr.3rd
3.Blake StaufferArizona StateSr.4th
4.Hayden ZillmerNorth Dakota St.Sr.5th
5.Timothy DudleyNebraskaJr.7th
6.Nathaniel BrownLehighSr.2nd
7.Willie MiklusMissouriSo.6th
8.Sam BrooksIowaJr.8th
9.Kenny CourtsOhio StateSr.9th
10.Jack DechowOld DominionJr.10th
11.Matt McCutcheonPenn StateSo.11th
12.Domenic AbounaderMichiganJr.12th
13.Lorenzo ThomasPennSr.13th
14.Jordan RogersOklahoma StateSo.14th
15.Matt MillerNavySr.15th
16.Ville HeinoCampbellJr.16th
17.Jeff KoepkeIllinoisJr.17th
18.Alex UtleyNorth CarolinaSr.NR
 19. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 15th
20.Andrew RomanchikOhio U.Sr.20th

197 pounds

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Morgan McIntoshPenn StateSr.1st
2.J’den CoxMissouriJr.2nd
3.Conner HartmannDukeSr.3rd
4.Nathan BurakIowaSr.4th
5.Phillip WellingtonOhio U.Sr.6th
6.Brett PfarrMinnesotaJr.8th
7.Jared HaughtVirginia TechSo.7th
8.Aaron StudebakerNebraskaJr.5th
9.Max HuntleyMichiganSr.NR
10.Jake SmithWest VirginiaJr.9th
11.Cody CrawfordOregon StateSo.10th
12.Zach NyeVirginiaSr.11th
13.Anthony AbroEastern MichiganSr.12th
14.Nate RotertSo. Dakota StateSo.13th
15.Abram AyalaPrincetonSr.14th
16.Scottie BoykinChattanoogaJr.15th
17.Shawn ScottNorthern IllinoisJr.16th
18.Brad JohnsonOklahomaJr.19th
19.John BolichLehighJr.NR
20.Vincent PickettEdinboroSr.17th

Heavyweight

RankNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Nick GwiazdowskiNC StateSr.1st
2.Adam CoonMichiganJr.2nd
3.Ty WalzVirginia TechJr.3rd
4.Amarveer DhesiOregon StateSo.NR
5.Austin MarsdenOklahoma StateSr.4th
6.Blaize CabellNorthern IowaSr.6th
7.Billy SmithRutgersSr.7th
8.Michael KroellsMinnesotaJr.5th
9.Ryan SolomanPittsburghSo.8th
10.Colin JensenNebraskaJr.9th
11.Ross LarsonOklahomaJr.10th
12.Riley ShawCleveland StateSr.11th
13.Denzel DejournetteAppalachian St.Sr.12th
14.Brooks BlackIllinoisSo.13th
15.Nick TavanelloOhio StateJr.14th
16.Nathan ButlerStanfordSo.16th
17.Tanner HarmsWyomingSr.17th
18.Garrett RyanColumbiaSo.18th
19.Mimmo LytleKent StateJr.19th
20.Max WessellLehighSr.NR

 

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