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Penn State & Kyle Snyder take over top spots in WIN’s Jan. 4 rankings

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Updated: January 4, 2016

Jan. 4, 2016

NEWTON, Iowa — World freestyle champion Kyle Snyder and the Penn State wrestling team made quite a bit of news over the holiday period and each have taken over top spots in WIN’s Jan. 4 team and individual rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Ohio State announced that Snyder, who captured a United World Wrestling championship in September at 213 pounds, was taking off his Olympic redshirt to compete at heavyweight for Ohio State, beginning in February. With that news, the Buckeye sophomore has earned WIN’s No. 1 ranking at that weight class.

Meanwhile, Penn State turned in an impressive performance on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga, Tenn., where the Nittany Lions crowned five individual championships to earn their sixth straight Southern Scuffle title … and are not ranked No. 1 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index. Making the biggest move in WIN’s individual ranks for Penn State was redshirt freshman Bo Nickal, who is rated No. 1 at 174 pounds after earning O.W. honors at the Scuffle.

WIN’s TPI points are based on where the teams’ individuals are projected — based on WIN’s individual rankings — to finish in this season’s NCAA Championships, March 17-19, in New York City, with Top-8 finishers earning All-American points. At this point in the season, Penn State and Southern Scuffle runner-up Oklahoma State are projected to have six wrestlers finish among the top eight places in their weight classes. Iowa, which won the recent Midlands championship in Evanston, Ill., has five wrestlers ranked among the top eight and is ranked No. 3 in WIN’s latest TPI.

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down as follows: 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.

The Nittany Lions (6-0) remain No. 1 in WIN’s Dual Team Rankings, followed by Iowa (8-0), Virginia Tech (4-1), NC State (11-0), Missouri (5-0) and Oklahoma State (4-2).

 

WIN’s Jan. 4, 2016 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank College Top 8 TPI Pts
1 Penn State 6 95
2 Oklahoma State 6 81
3 Iowa 5 80
4 Ohio State 4 69.5
5 Missouri 6 69
6 Virginia Tech 6 62.5
7 Illinois 4 61
8 Cornell 3 47.5
9 NC State 3 44
10 Nebraska 4 43.5
11 Michigan 3 35
12 Wisconsin 2 24.5
13t Minnesota 2 24
13t Lehigh 2 24
14t Rutgers 2 22.5
14t Old Dominion 2 22.5
17 Stanford 1 22
18 Kent State 1 19
19t Oklahoma 1 16
19t Duke 1 16
19t Edinboro 1 16
22 Northwestern 1 13.5
23 Iowa State 1 12.5
24 Arizona State 1 12
25 South Dakota State 1 11.5
26 Purdue 1 11
27t North Carolina 1 10.5
27t American 1 10.5
29t Ohio U. 1 9.5
29t Oregon State 1 9.5
31t Central Michigan 1 9
31t Appalachian State 1 9
33 Virginia 1 8.5
34 Northern Iowa 0 8
35 Pitt 1 7.5
36 North Dakota State 1 7
37t Princeton 0 5.5
37t CSU Bakersfield 1 5.5
39 West Virginia 0 5
40t Navy 0 4.5
40t Rider 0 4.5
42 Penn 0 4
43t Maryland 0 3.5
43t Wyoming 0 3.5
45t Bucknell 0 3
45t Harvard 0 3
47 Eastern Michigan 0 2.5
48t Indiana 0 2
48t The Citadel 0 2
48t Drexel 0 2
48t Northern Illinois 0 2
48t Northern Colorado 0 2
53t Hofstra 0 1.5
53t Utah Valley 0 1.5
53t Cleveland State 0 1.5
53t Chattanooga   1.5
53t F&M 0 1.5
53t George Mason 0 1.5
53t Boise State 0 1.5
60 Air Force 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 4, 2016 Dual Team Rankings

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

 

WIN’s Jan. 4, 2016 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
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. 5th
6. Barlow McGhee Missouri So. 6th
7. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State So. 8th
8. Tim Lambert Nebraska Jr. 7th
9. Paul Petrov Bucknell Sr. 9th
10. David Terao American U. Sr. 10th
11. Dylan Peters Northern Iowa Jr. 11th
12. Zeke Moisey West Virginia So. 15th
13. Darian Cruz Lehigh So. 12th
14. Ryan Millhof Oklahoma So. 14th
15. Josh Rodriguez North Dakota St. Jr. 16th
16. Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Sr. 17th
17. Drew Templeman Wyoming Jr. 13th
18. Trey Andrews No. Colorado Jr. 18th
19. Brandon Jeske Old Dominion Jr. NR
20. Connor Schram Stanford So. 20th

 

133 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Cory Clark Iowa Jr. 1st
2. Nahshon Garrett Cornell Sr. 2nd
3. Zane Richards Illinois Jr. 3rd
4. Cody Brewer Oklahoma Sr. 4th
5. Ryan Taylor Wisconsin Jr. 5th
6. Jordan Conaway Penn State Sr. 8th
7. George DiCamillo Virginia Jr. 6th
8. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Fr. 9th
9. Eric Montoya Nebraska Jr. 12th
10. Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Sr. 11th
11. Earl Hall Iowa State Sr. 7th
12. Rossi Bruno Michigan Sr. 13th
13. Emilio Saavedra Old Dominion RSFr. NR
14. Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Sr. 15th
15. Mack McGuire Kent State Jr. 16th
16. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Fr. 17th
17. Anthony Giraldo Rutgers RSFr. NR
18. Dom Forys Pittsburgh So. 18th
19. Brance Simms South Dakota State Sr. 19th
20. Mason Beckman Lehigh Jr. 10th

 

141 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Dean Heil Oklahoma State So. 1st
2. Joey McKenna Stanford Fr. 5th
3. Kevin Jack NC State So. 3rd
4. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers So. 4th
5. Micah Jordan Ohio State Fr. 7th
6. Chris Mecate Old Dominion Sr. 2nd
7. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech RSFr. 8th
8. Mike Racciato Pittsburgh Jr. 10th
9. Todd Preston Harvard Sr. 11th
10. Joey Ward North Carolina Jr. 14th/133
11. Tommy Thorn Minnesota RSFr. 12th
12. Steve Bleise Northern Illinois RSFr. NR
13. Matt Manley Missouri Jr. 15th
14. Bryce Meredith Wyoming So. 14th
15. Jamel Hudson Hofstra Jr. 16th
16. Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall Sr. 18th
17. Danny Sabatello Purdue Sr. NR
18. Tyler Smith Bucknell So. 19th
19. Jameson Oster Northwestern Sr. 20th
20. Jimmy Gulibon Penn State Jr. 13th

 

149 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
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. Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Sr. 7th
6. Alex Richardson Old Dominion Sr. 5th
7. Evan Henderson North Carolina Sr. 6th/141
8. Collin Heffernan Central Michigan So. 10th
9. Matt Cimato Drexel Jr. 9th
10. Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Jr. 8th
11. Jake Short Minnesota So. 11th
12. Alex Pantaleo Michigan So. 13th
13. B.J. Clagon Rider So. 16th
14. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. 14th
15. Geo Martinez Boise State So. 15th
16. Mitch Finesilver Duke So. NR
17. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 6th
18. Chris Perez Princeton Sr. 18th
19. Paul Fox Stanford RSFr. NR
20. Matt Frisch The Citadel Sr. NR

 

157 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
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. John Boyle American U. Sr. 9th
8. Brian Murphy Michigan So. 7th
9. Chad Walsh Rider So. 11th
10. Mitch Minotti Lehigh Sr. 12th
11. Richie Lewis Rutgers Jr. 19th
12. Tyler Berger Nebraska RSFr. 20th
13. Luke Smith Central Michigan Sr. 8th
14. Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Jr. 10th
15. Greg Flournoy George Mason Sr. NR
16. Lou Mascola Maryland Sr. 15th
17. Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Fr. 14th
18. Spartak Chino Ohio U. Sr. NR
19. Edwin Cooper Iowa Sr. NR
20. Aaron Walker The Citadel Jr. 16th

 

165 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State Sr. 1st
2. Bo Jordan Ohio State So. 2nd
3. Isaac Jordan Wisconsin Jr. 3rd
4. Stephen Rodriguez Illinois Sr. 6th
5. Chad Welch Purdue Sr. 10th
6. Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Sr. 12th
7. Daniel Lewis Missouri RSFr. 11th
8. Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Sr. 5th
9. Max Rohskopf NC State Jr. 9th
10. Jim Wilson Stanford Jr. 7th
11. Mitch Wightman American U. Sr. NR
12. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 13th
13. Austin Wilson Nebraska Sr. 8th
14. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Fr. NR
15. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 14th
16. Geno Morrelli Penn State Jr. NR
17. Devon Gobbo Harvard Sr. 15th
18. Connor Brennan Rider Sr. NR
19. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 18th
20. Jake Faust Duke So. 19th

 

174 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. 6th
2. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 3rd
3. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 4th
4. Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma State Jr. 1st
5. Brian Realbuto Cornell Jr. 2nd
6. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 5th
7. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 7th
8. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 8th
9. Ethan Ramos North Carolina So. 4th/165
10. Jadaen Bernstein Navy So. 10th
11. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. 11th
12. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 12th
13. Jon Schleifer Princeton So. NR
14. Casey Kent Penn Sr. NR
15. Micah Barnes Nebraska Jr. 13th
16. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. 15th
17. Keaton Subjeck Stanford So. 16th
18. Brian Dorsey Duke Jr. NR
19. Davonte Mahomes Michigan RSFr. 19th
20. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin So. 20th

 

184 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Gabe Dean Cornell Jr. 1st
2. Victor Avery Edinboro Sr. 2nd
3. Timothy Dudley Nebraska Jr. 3rd
4. Nathaniel Brown Lehigh Sr. 4th
5. Blake Stauffer Arizona State Sr. 5th
6. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech So. 7th
7. Willie Miklus Missouri So. 8th
8. Hayden Zillmer North Dakota St. Sr. 13th
9. Sammy Brooks Iowa Jr. 6th
10. Jack Dechow Old Dominion Jr. 9th
11. Domenic Abounader Michigan Jr. 10th
12. Kenny Courts Ohio State Sr. 11th
13. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 12th
14. Lorenzo Thomas Penn Sr. 14th
15. Matt McCutcheon Penn State So. 15th
16. Jeff Koepke Illinois Jr. 16th
17. Pete Renda NC State Jr. 18th
18. Abram Ayala Princeton Sr. 17th
19. Nolan Boyd Oklahoma State Jr. NR
20. Andrew Romanchik Ohio U. Sr. 20th

 

197 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Morgan McIntosh Penn State Sr. 1st
2. J’den Cox Missouri Jr. 3rd
3. Brett Pfarr Minnesota Jr. 5th
4. Conner Hartmann Duke Sr. 2nd
5. Nathan Burak Iowa Sr. 4th
6. Max Huntley Michigan Sr. 6th
7. Aaron Studebaker Nebraska Jr. 8th
8. Reuben Franklin CSU Bakersfield Sr. 9th
9. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 7th
10. Jared Haught Virginia Tech So. 10th
11. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 11th
12. Brett Harner Princeton Jr. 16th
13. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 19th
14. Nate Rotert So. Dakota State So. 12th
15. Mike Boykin NC State So. 14th
16. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan Sr. 15th
17. Michael Woulfe Navy Sr. NR
18. Trent Noon Northern Colorado Sr. 18th
19. Parker Hines Air Force Jr. NR
20. Nick Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Sr. 20th

 

Heavyweight

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Kyle Snyder Ohio State So. NR
2. Nick Gwiazdowski NC State Sr. 1st
3. Adam Coon Michigan Jr. 2nd
4. Ty Walz Virginia Tech Jr. 3rd
5. Austin Marsden Oklahoma State Sr. 5th
6. Denzel Dejournette Appalachian St. Sr. 8th
7. Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. 6th
8. Max Wessell Lehigh Sr. 9th
9. Tanner Hall Arizona State Fr. 14th
10. Sam Stoll Iowa Fr. 20th
11. Ross Larson Oklahoma Jr. 10th
12. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State So. 4th
13. Billy Smith Rutgers Sr. 7th
14. Riley Shaw Cleveland State Sr. 11th
15. Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa Sr. 15th
16. Jared Johnson Chattanooga Jr. NR
17. Colin Jensen Nebraska Jr. 12th
18. Nathan Butler Stanford So. 17th
19. Ray Harms Wyoming Sr. 16th
20. Gabe Hutchison Eastern Michigan So. NR

 

 

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