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. Team Record
1. Penn State 2-0
2. Iowa 1-0
3. Oklahoma State 0-1
4. Virginia Tech 1-1
5. Michigan 3-0
6. Nebraska 3-0
7. Lehigh 2-1
8. Ohio State 1-0
9. Missouri 0-0
10. Illinois 5-0
11. North Carolina State 3-0
12. Cornell 0-0
13. Rutgers 5-1
14. North Carolina 2-1
15. Oregon State 2-1
16. Oklahoma 3-0
17. Wisconsin 1-0
18. Iowa State 2-1
19. Central Michigan 2-0
20. Ohio 3-0
21. Purdue 2-1
22. Northwestern 0-0
23. Minnesota 3-3
24. Virginia 4-2
25. Old Dominion 0-1

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

Rank College               Top 8 TPI
1 Oklahoma State 6 83
2 Iowa 6 71.5
3 Penn State 4 67.5
4t Virginia Tech 6 63.5
4t Ohio State 4 63.5
6 Michigan 5 56.5
7 Missouri 4 52.5
8 Cornell 3 49.5
9 NC State 3 45.5
10 Illinois 3 43
11 Nebraska 4 40.5
12 Oklahoma 2 34
13 Wisconsin 2 30.5
14 Northern Iowa 3 29
15 North Carolina 2 24.5
16 Rutgers 3 24
17t Stanford 2 23
17t Ohio U. 2 23
19 Old Dominion 2 22
20 Northwestern 1 21
21 Kent State 1 19.5
22t Edinboro 1 18
22t Oregon State 1 18
22t Lehigh 1 18
25 West Virginia 2 16.5
26t Minnesota 2 14.5
26t Arizona State 1 14.5
26t Duke 1 14.5
29t North Dakota St 1 14
29t Iowa State 1 14
31 South Dakota St 1 8
32 Central Michigan 0 6.5
33t Rider 0 4.5
33t Penn 0 4.5
35t Virginia 0 4
35t American 0 4
37 Pitt 0 3.5
38 Bakersfield 0 3
39t Appalachian State 0 2.5
39t Wyoming 0 2.5
39t Campbell 0 2.5
39t Army 0 2.5
39t Princeton 0 2.5
39t Northern Illinois 0 2.5
39t Maryland 0 2.5
46t Cleveland State 0 2
46t Air Force 0 2
46t The Citadel 0 2
49t Northern Colorado 0 1.5
49t Chattanooga 0 1.5
49t Harvard 0 1.5
49t Eastern Michigan 0 1.5
49t Hofstra 0 1.5
49t Navy 0 2.5
49t Bucknell 0 1.5
56t Utah Valley 0 1
56t Lock Haven 0 1
56t Purdue 0 1
56t Indiana 0 1
56t Columbia 0 1
56t SIU-Edwardsville 0 1
56t Boise State 0 1
56t Drexel 0 1

WIN’s Nov. 17, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Nathan Tomasello Ohio State So. 1st
2. Thomas Gilman Iowa Jr. 3rd
3. Joey Dance Virginia Tech Jr. 5th
4. Nico Megaludis Penn State Sr. 2nd
5. Dylan Peters Northern Iowa Jr. 8th
6. Zeke Moisey West Virginia So. 4th
7. Conor Youtsey Michigan Jr. 6th
8. Eddie Klimara Oklahoma State Sr. 7th
9. David Terao American U. Sr. 9th
10. Josh Martinez Air Force Sr. 10th
11. Tim Lambert Nebraska Jr. 11th
12. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State So. 17th
13. Paul Petrov Bucknell Sr. 13th
14. Josh Rodriguez North Dakota St. Jr. 14th
15. Darian Cruz Lehigh So. 15th
16. Trey Andrews No. Colorado Jr. 16th
17. Dalton Macri Cornell Fr. NR
18. Sean Russell Edinboro RSFr. NR
19. Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Sr. NR
20. Nathan Boston Iowa State RSFr. 20th

133 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Cody Brewer Oklahoma Sr. 1st
2. Cory Clark Iowa Jr. 2nd
3. Ryan Taylor Wisconsin Jr. 3rd
4. Nahshon Garrett Cornell Sr. 4th
5. Rossi Bruno Michigan Sr. 5th
6. Zane Richards Illinois Jr. 6th
7. Earl Hall Iowa State Sr. 7th
8. Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Sr. 8th
9. George DiCamillo Virginia Jr. 9th
10. Jordan Conaway Penn State Sr. 10th
11. Eric Montoya Nebraska Jr. 12th
12. Joey Ward North Carolina Jr. 13th
13. Mason Beckman Lehigh Jr. 11th
14. Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Sr. 14th
15. Kevin Norstrem Virginia Tech So. 15th
16. Mack McGuire Kent State Jr. 16th
17. Nathan Kraisser Campbell Jr. 17th
18. Caleb Richardson Penn Jr. 18th
19. Anthony Giraldo Rutgers RSFr. NR
20. Gary Wayne Harding Oklahoma State So. 20th

141 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Dean Heil Oklahoma State So. 1st
2. Lavion Mayes Missouri Jr. 2nd
3. Chris Mecate Old Dominion Sr. 3rd
4. Kevin Jack NC State So. 5th
5. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers So. 6th
6. Joey McKenna Stanford Fr. 7th
7. Evan Henderson North Carolina Sr. 4th
8. Solomon Chiskho Virginia Tech So. NR
9. Micah Jordan Ohio State Fr. 17th
10. Anthony Abidin Nebraska Sr. 8th
11. Randy Cruz Lehigh Jr. 11th
12. Jimmy Gulibon Penn State Jr. 9th
13. Jamel Hudson Hofstra Jr. 13th
14. George Fisher Michigan So. 14th
15. Todd Preston Harvard Sr. 15th
16. Steven Bleise Northern Illinois RSFr. NR
17. Zach Horan Central Michigan Sr. 12th
18. Dante Rodrigues Iowa State So. 18th
19. Jordan Laster Princeton Jr. 19th
20. Dan Neff Lock Haven Sr. NR

149 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Jr. 1st
2. Brandon Sorensen Iowa So. 2nd
3. Zain Retherford Penn State So. 3rd
4. Hunter Stieber Ohio State Sr. 4th
5. Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Sr. 5th
6. Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Jr. 6th
7. Alex Richardson Old Dominion Sr. 7th
8. Alex Pantaleo Michigan So. 8th
9. B.J. Clagon Rider So. 9th
10. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 10th
11. Collin Heffernan Central Michigan So. 13th
12. Sal Mastriani Virginia Tech Jr. 11th
13. Tywan Claxton Ohio U. Sr. 12th
14. Mike Racciato Pittsburgh Jr. 14th
15. Gabe Moreno Iowa State Jr. 19th
16. Christian Barber North Carolina Sr. 20th
17. Geo Martinez Boise State So. 10th/141
18. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. NR
19. Matt Kraus Arizona State Sr. NR
20. Matt Cimato Drexel Jr. 17th

157 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Isaiah Martinez Illinois So. 1st
2. Ian Miller Kent State Sr. 2nd
3. Jason Nolf Penn State RSFr. 6th
4. Nick Brascetta Virginia Tech Sr. 3rd
5. Brian Murphy Michigan So. 5th
6. Thomas Gantt NC State Sr. 10th
7. Cody Pack So. Dakota State Sr. 9th
8. Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Jr. 19th
9. John Boyle American U. Sr. 11th
10. Luke Smith Central Michigan Sr. 20th
11. Mitch Minotti Lehigh Sr. 4th
12. Aaron Walker The Citadel Jr. 12th
13. Dylan Palacio Cornell Jr. 13th
14. Joey LaVallee Missouri Jr. 8th
15. Spartak Chino Ohio U. Sr. 7th
16. Tyler Berger Nebraska RSFr. NR
17. Russell Parsons Army Jr. 14th
18. Doug Welch Purdue Sr. 15th
19. Chad Walsh Rider So. 16th
20. Lou Mascola Maryland Sr. 17th

165 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State Sr. 1st
2. Isaac Jordan Wisconsin Jr. 2nd
3. Ethan Ramos North Carolina So. 3rd
4. Jim Wilson Stanford Jr. 4th
5. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 5th
6. Clark Glass Oklahoma So. 7th
7. Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Sr. 6th
8. Austin Wilson Nebraska Sr. 8th
9. Max Rohskopf NC State Jr. 9th
10. Garrett Sutton Michigan So. 10th
11. Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Sr. 11th
12. Dave McFadden Virginia Tech Fr. 12th
13. Stephen Rodriguez Illinois Sr. 17th
14. Connor Brennan Rider Sr. 13th
15. Adam Fierro Bakersfield Sr. 14th
16. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 15th
17. Jake Faust Duke So. NR
18. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 18th
19. Connor McMahon SIU-Edwardsville Sr. 19th
20. Johnny Sebastian Northwestern RSFr. 20th

174 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Bo Jordan Ohio State So. 1st
2. Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma State Jr. 2nd
3. Brian Realbuto Cornell Jr. 4th
4. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 5th
5. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 6th
6. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 7th
7. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 3rd
8. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 8th
9. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. NR
10. Pete Renda NC State Jr. 11th
11. Matt Reed Oklahoma Jr. 16th
12. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. 12th
13. Brian Harvey Army Sr. 10th
14. Bryce Hammond Bakersfield Sr. 15th
15. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 20th
16. Ben Stroh Wyoming Jr. NR
17. Davonte Mahomes Michigan So. NR
18. Nick Kee Appalachian State So. NR
19. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. NR
20. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin So. 17th

184 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Gabe Dean Cornell Jr. 1st
2. Victor Avery Edinboro Sr. 3rd
3. Blake Stauffer Arizona State Sr. 4th
4. Hayden Zillmer North Dakota St. Sr. 5th
5. Timothy Dudley Nebraska Jr. 7th
6. Nathaniel Brown Lehigh Sr. 2nd
7. Willie Miklus Missouri So. 6th
8. Sam Brooks Iowa Jr. 8th
9. Kenny Courts Ohio State Sr. 9th
10. Jack Dechow Old Dominion Jr. 10th
11. Matt McCutcheon Penn State So. 11th
12. Domenic Abounader Michigan Jr. 12th
13. Lorenzo Thomas Penn Sr. 13th
14. Jordan Rogers Oklahoma State So. 14th
15. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 15th
16. Ville Heino Campbell Jr. 16th
17. Jeff Koepke Illinois Jr. 17th
18. Alex Utley North Carolina Sr. NR
 19.  Matt Miller  Navy  Sr.  15th
20. Andrew Romanchik Ohio U. Sr. 20th

197 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Morgan McIntosh Penn State Sr. 1st
2. J’den Cox Missouri Jr. 2nd
3. Conner Hartmann Duke Sr. 3rd
4. Nathan Burak Iowa Sr. 4th
5. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 6th
6. Brett Pfarr Minnesota Jr. 8th
7. Jared Haught Virginia Tech So. 7th
8. Aaron Studebaker Nebraska Jr. 5th
9. Max Huntley Michigan Sr. NR
10. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 9th
11. Cody Crawford Oregon State So. 10th
12. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 11th
13. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan Sr. 12th
14. Nate Rotert So. Dakota State So. 13th
15. Abram Ayala Princeton Sr. 14th
16. Scottie Boykin Chattanooga Jr. 15th
17. Shawn Scott Northern Illinois Jr. 16th
18. Brad Johnson Oklahoma Jr. 19th
19. John Bolich Lehigh Jr. NR
20. Vincent Pickett Edinboro Sr. 17th

Heavyweight

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Nick Gwiazdowski NC State Sr. 1st
2. Adam Coon Michigan Jr. 2nd
3. Ty Walz Virginia Tech Jr. 3rd
4. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State So. NR
5. Austin Marsden Oklahoma State Sr. 4th
6. Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa Sr. 6th
7. Billy Smith Rutgers Sr. 7th
8. Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. 5th
9. Ryan Soloman Pittsburgh So. 8th
10. Colin Jensen Nebraska Jr. 9th
11. Ross Larson Oklahoma Jr. 10th
12. Riley Shaw Cleveland State Sr. 11th
13. Denzel Dejournette Appalachian St. Sr. 12th
14. Brooks Black Illinois So. 13th
15. Nick Tavanello Ohio State Jr. 14th
16. Nathan Butler Stanford So. 16th
17. Tanner Harms Wyoming Sr. 17th
18. Garrett Ryan Columbia So. 18th
19. Mimmo Lytle Kent State Jr. 19th
20. Max Wessell Lehigh Sr. NR

 

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