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NC State moves up in WIN’s Dec. 7 Rankings and Tournament Power Index

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Updated: December 7, 2015

Dec. 7, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa — North Carolina State, coming off an impressive road victory over Oklahoma State on Dec. 6, has moved up five spots to No. 5 in WIN’s Dual Team rankings to highlight the magazine’s NCAA Division I rankings for Dec. 7.

With six wrestlers appearing among WIN’s individual rankings, including two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski, ranked No. 1 at heavyweight, the undefeated Wolfpack (9-0) are also currently ranked No. 7 in WIN’s latest Tournament Power Index.

While all ten wrestlers, ranked No. 1 at their weight classes, remain the same in this week’s rankings, there are 14 new wrestlers who appear in this week’s ratings. That includes Purdue’s Chad Welch (ninth at 165), who finished second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational last weekend as well as Virginia Tech’s Zack Zavatsky (seventh at 184), Missouri’s Dan Lewis (tenth at 165) and CSU’s Bakersfield’s Reuben Franklin (ninth at 197), who all finished third at the CKLV.

Penn State, after crowning seven champions at its Nittany Lion Open last Sunday, remains the top-ranked team in WIN’s Dual ratings, followed by Iowa, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and NC State.

Meanwhile, Iowa remains No. 1 in WIN’s TPI, which predicts where teams will finish in this season’s NCAA Division I Championships in New York City (March 17-19), based on individual ratings at this point in the season. Just behind the Hawkeyes (with 86.5 TPI points) are Oklahoma State (80.5), Penn State (77), Missouri (63) and Virginia Tech (61).

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down 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). Additional points for other rankings include: 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 Dec. 7, 2015 Dual Rankings

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

WIN’s Dec. 7, 2015 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk College               Top 8 TPI
1 Iowa 6 86.5
2 Oklahoma State 5 80.5
3 Penn State 6 77
4 Missouri 5 63
5 Virginia Tech 6 61
6 Ohio State 3 53.5
7 NC State 4 52.5
8 Cornell 3 52
9 Nebraska 5 50
10 Illinois 4 48.5
11 Michigan 3 40
12 Rutgers 3 33.5
13 Wisconsin 2 30
14 Old Dominion 2 28
15 Oklahoma 2 27
16 Stanford 2 23.5
17 North Carolina 2 22.5
18 Lehigh 1 21.5
19 Oregon State 2 21
20 Minnesota 2 20.5
21 Kent State 1 20
22 Edinboro 1 17
23 Duke 1 14.5
24 Northwestern 1 13.5
25t Arizona State 1 13
25t Central Michigan 2 13
27 South Dakota State 1 12
28 Iowa State 1 11.5
29 Virginia 1 11
30 Penn 1 10.5
31t Northern Iowa 0 8.5
31t Ohio U. 1 8.5
33 Princeton 0 5
34t Rider 0 4.5
34t West Virginia 0 4.5
36t American 0 4
36t CSU Bakersfield 0 4
36t Navy 0 4
39 Harvard 0 3.5
40t Army 0 3
40t Bucknell 0 3
40t North Dakota State 0 3
40t Pitt 0 3
40t Purdue 0 3
45 Wyoming 0 2.5
46t Appalachian State 0 2
46t Cleveland State 0 2
46t Drexel 0 2
46t Eastern Michigan 0 2
46t Northern Colorado 0 2
51t Hofstra 0 1.5
51t Indiana 0 1.5
51t Utah Valley 0 1.5
54t Air Force 0 1
54t Boise State 0 1
54t Columbia 0 1
54t Franklin & Marshall 0 1
54t Maryland 0 1
54t The Citadel 0 1

WIN’s Dec. 7, 2015 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

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

133 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Cory Clark Iowa Jr. 2nd
2. Nahshon Garrett Cornell Sr. 4th
3. Cody Brewer Oklahoma Sr. 1st
4. Ryan Taylor Wisconsin Jr. 3rd
5. Zane Richards Illinois Jr. 6th
6. George DiCamillo Virginia Jr. 9th
7. Earl Hall Iowa State Sr. 7th
8. Jordan Conaway Penn State Sr. 10th
9. Eric Montoya Nebraska Jr. 11th
10. Rossi Bruno Michigan Sr. 5th
11. Mason Beckman Lehigh Jr. 13th
12. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Fr. 18th
13. Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Sr. 8th
14. Joey Ward North Carolina Jr. 12th
15. Mack McGuire Kent State Jr. 14th
16. Brance Simms South Dakota State Sr. 15th
17. Zach Synon Missouri Jr. 17th
18. Anthony Giraldo Rutgers RSFr. 19th
19. Josh Martinez Air Force Sr. 20th
20. Joey Palmer Oregon State Jr. NR

141 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Dean Heil Oklahoma State So. 1st
2. Chris Mecate Old Dominion Sr. 2nd
3. Kevin Jack NC State So. 3rd
4. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers So. 4th
5. Joey McKenna Stanford Fr. 5th
6. Micah Jordan Ohio State Fr. 8th
7. Evan Henderson North Carolina Sr. 6th
8. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech So. 7th
9. Randy Cruz Lehigh Jr. 10th
10. Mike Racciato Pittsburgh Jr. 12th
11. Todd Preston Harvard Sr. 15th
12. Tommy Thorn Minnesota RSFr. NR
13. Jimmy Gulibon Penn State Jr. 11th
14. Bryce Meredith Wyoming So. 16th
15. Matt Manley Missouri Jr. 20th
16. Jamel Hudson Hofstra Jr. 9th
17. Anthony Abidin Nebraska Sr. 14th
18. Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall Sr. 19th
19. Tyler Smith Bucknell So. NR
20. Jameson Oster Northwestern Sr. NR

149 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Brandon Sorensen Iowa So. 1st
2. Zain Retherford Penn State So. 2nd
3. Lavion Mayes Missouri Jr. 3rd
4. Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Jr. 4th
5. Alex Richardson Old Dominion Sr. 5th
6. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 6th
7. Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Sr. 7th
8. Collin Heffernan Central Michigan So. 8th
9. Jake Short Minnesota So. 14th
10. Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Jr. 9th
11. Matt Cimato Drexel Jr. 13th
12. Gabe Moreno Iowa State Jr. 10th
13. Alex Pantaleo Michigan So. 18th
14. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. 16th
15. Matt Kraus Arizona State Sr. 19th
16. Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Fr. 17th
17. B.J. Clagon Rider So. 12th
18. Chris Perez Princeton Sr. 20th
19. Geo Martinez Boise State So. 11th
20. Sal Mastriani Virginia Tech Jr. 15th

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. 3rd
4. Nick Brascetta Virginia Tech Sr. 4th
5. Thomas Gantt NC State Sr. 5th
6. Cody Pack So. Dakota State Sr. 6th
7. Brian Murphy Michigan So. 7th
8. Luke Smith Central Michigan Sr. 8th
9. John Boyle American U. Sr. 13th
10. Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Jr. 11th
11. Joey LaVallee Missouri Jr. 12th
12. Chad Walsh Rider So. 16th
13. Mitch Minotti Lehigh Sr. 9th
14. Russell Parsons Army Jr. NR
15. Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Fr. NR
16. Tyler Berger Nebraska RSFr. 14th
17. Lou Mascola Maryland Sr. 17th
18. Aaron Walker The Citadel Jr. 10th
19. Doug Welch Purdue Sr. 15th
20. Jake Ryan Ohio State RSFr. 19th

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. Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Sr. 7th
6. Austin Wilson Nebraska Sr. 8th
7. Max Rohskopf NC State Jr. 9th
8. Stephen Rodriguez Illinois Sr. 13th
9. Chad Welch Purdue Sr. NR
10. Daniel Lewis Missouri RSFr. NR
11. Clark Glass Oklahoma So. 6th
12. Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Sr. 11th
13. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 5th
14. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 18th
15. Devon Gobbo Harvard Sr. NR
16. Connor Brennan Rider Sr. 14th
17. Garrett Sutton Michigan So. 10th
18. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 16th
19. Dave McFadden Virginia Tech Fr. 12th
20. Jake Faust Duke So. 17th

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. 3rd
4. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 4th
5. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 5th
6. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 6th
7. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. 7th
8. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 8th
9. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 9th
10. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 14th
11. Bryce Hammond Bakersfield Sr. 15th
12. Jadaen Bernstein Navy So. 19th
13. Micah Barnes Nebraska Jr. 16th
14. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin So. 20th
15. Brian Harvey Army Sr. 13th
16. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. 17th
17. Matt Reed Oklahoma Jr. 10th
18. Ben Stroh Wyoming Jr. 18th
19. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. 12th
20. Davonte Mahomes Michigan RSFr. NR

184 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
1. Gabe Dean Cornell Jr. 1st
2. Victor Avery Edinboro Sr. 2nd
3. Timothy Dudley Nebraska Jr. 5th
4. Nathaniel Brown Lehigh Sr. 6th
5. Blake Stauffer Arizona State Sr. 3rd
6. Sammy Brooks Iowa Jr. 8th
7. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech So. NR
8. Willie Miklus Missouri So. 7th
9. Jack Dechow Old Dominion Jr. 10th
10. Domenic Abounader Michigan Jr. 12th
11. Kenny Courts Ohio State Sr. 9th
12. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 14th
13. Hayden Zillmer North Dakota St. Sr. 4th
14. Lorenzo Thomas Penn Sr. 13th
15. Matt McCutcheon Penn State So. 11th
16. Jeff Koepke Illinois Jr. 16th
17. Abram Ayala Princeton Sr. 17th
18. Pete Renda NC State Jr. 11th/174
19. Alex Utley North Carolina Sr. 19th
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. Brett Pfarr Minnesota Jr. 5th
6. Max Huntley Michigan Sr. 8th
7. Aaron Studebaker Nebraska Jr. 7th
8. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 9th
9. Reuben Franklin CSU Bakersfield Sr. NR
10. Jared Haught Virginia Tech So. 6th
11. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 11th
12. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan Sr. 12th
13. Nate Rotert So. Dakota State So. 13th
14. Brett Harner Princeton Jr. 14th
15. Brad Johnson Oklahoma Jr. 17th
16. Mike Boykin NC State So. 15th
17. Trent Noon Northern Colorado Sr. NR
18. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 10th
19. Vincent Pickett Edinboro Sr. 19th
20. Cody Crawford Oregon State So. 20th

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. 4th
5. Austin Marsden Oklahoma State Sr. 5th
6. Billy Smith Rutgers Sr. 7th
7. Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. 8th
8. Ross Larson Oklahoma Jr. 9th
9. Riley Shaw Cleveland State Sr. 10th
10. Denzel Dejournette Appalachian St. Sr. 11th
11. Max Wessell Lehigh Sr. 13th
12. Colin Jensen Nebraska Jr. 15th
13. Brooks Black Illinois So. 16th
14. Tanner Hall Arizona State Fr. NR
15. Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa Sr. 6th
16. Ray O’Donnell Princeton Jr. 14th
17. Nathan Butler Stanford So. 17th
18. Garrett Ryan Columbia So. 18th
19. Mimmo Lytle Kent State Jr. 19th
20. Ryan Solomon Pittsburgh So. 20th

 

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