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Two Edinboro wrestlers among 12 newcomers in WIN’s Jan. 18 rankings

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Updated: January 18, 2016

Photo: Austin Matthews (top) of Edinboro is now ranked No. 11 at 157 pounds after the Fighting Scot returned to the lineup after dealing with injuries. (Edinboro photo)

Jan. 18, 2016

NEWTON, Iowa — The top teams and individual wrestlers remained the same in WIN’s Jan. 18 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. But the weekly Division I rankings welcomed a dozen new wrestlers, including a pair of young Edinboro Fighting Scots.

Freshman Pat Lugo is rated No. 20 at 149 pounds, while

Pat Lugo

Pat Lugo

sophomore teammate Austin Matthews, who missed most of this season with an injury, is ranked No. 11 at 157. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman Kyle Conel of Kent State is rated No. 16 at 197 pounds after defeating a pair of Top-20 wrestlers in Phil Wellington of Ohio University and Anthony Abro of Eastern Michigan.

Kyle Conel

Kyle Conel

Penn State and Oklahoma State, which both have six wrestlers ranked among the top 8 in their weight class, remain No. 1 and 2, respectively, in WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 91.5 and 84 TPI points. No. 3 Ohio State (with four Top-8 wrestlers) moved ahead of No. 4 Iowa (five) by a 73.5-71 TPI margin, followed by Illinois (four) with 70 points.

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.

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.

In WIN’s dual-team rankings, the top six schools remained the same as last week, including No. 4 NC State, which improved its record to 17-0 with a victory over ACC-rival Virginia last weekend. Rejoining WIN’s dual-team rankings is Minnesota, which moved to No. 20 after defeating No. 12 Rutgers, 17-16 on Sunday. Among the other more notable duals last weekend saw No. 10 Ohio State defeat No. 7 Nebraska, 21-17, as 2015 World freestyle champion Kyle Snyder made his season debut at heavyweight with a 20-9 major decision over Colin Jensen.

WIN’s Jan. 18, 2016 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank College Top 8 TPI Pts
1 Penn State 6 91.5
2 Oklahoma State 6 84
3 Ohio State 4 73.5
4 Iowa 5 71
5 Illinois 4 70
6 Virginia Tech 6 67.5
7 Cornell 3 55.5
8 Missouri 4 51
9 NC State 3 46.5
10 Nebraska 4 38.5
11 Michigan 2 32
12 Lehigh 2 28
13 Wisconsin 2 24.5
14 North Carolina 2 22.5
15 Stanford 1 20.5
16 Kent State 1 20
17 Minnesota 1 19.5
18t Arizona State 2 19
18t Edinboro 1 19
20 Rutgers 2 17.5
21 Iowa State 2 16.5
22 Oklahoma 1 16
23 Duke 1 15
24 Northwestern 1 13.5
25 Old Dominion 1 13
26 Oregon State 1 12
27 South Dakota State 1 11.5
28 American 2 11
29 Ohio U. 1 9.5
30t Appalachian State 1 9
30t Purdue 1 9
30t Pitt 1 9
33t Northern Iowa 0 8.5
33t Virginia 1 8.5
35 North Dakota State 1 7
36t Harvard 1 6.5
36t Princeton 0 6.5
38t CSU Bakersfield 1 5.5
38t Drexel 1 5.5
38t Penn 0 5.5
41 West Virginia 0 4.5
42 Bucknell 0 4
43 Maryland 0 3.5
44t Central Michigan 0 3
44t Navy 0 3
44t Wyoming 0 3
47t Eastern Michigan 0 2
47t Indiana 0 2
47t Rider 0 2
50t Boise State 0 1.5
50t Cleveland State 0 1.5
50t Franklin & Marshall 0 1.5
50t Michigan St 0 1.5
54t Air Force 0 1
54t Army 0 1
54t Campbell 0 1
54t Chattanooga 0 1
54t George Mason 0 1
54t Northern Colorado 0 1
54t Utah Valley 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 18, 2016 Dual-Team Rankings

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

 

 

WIN’s Jan. 18, 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. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State So. 6th
7. Tim Lambert Nebraska Jr. 7th
8. David Terao American U. Sr. 9th
9. Dylan Peters Northern Iowa Jr. 10th
10. Barlow McGhee Missouri So. 11th
11. Darian Cruz Lehigh So. 13th
12. Ryan Millhof Oklahoma So. 14th
13. Zeke Moisey West Virginia So. 12th
14. Paul Petrov Bucknell Sr. 8th
15. Josh Rodriguez North Dakota St. Jr. 15th
16. Drew Templeman Wyoming Jr. 17th
17. Connor Schram Stanford So. NR
18. Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Sr. 16th
19. Brandon Jeske Old Dominion Jr. 19th
20. Dalton Macri Cornell Fr. 20th

 

133 pounds

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

 

141 pounds

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

 

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. 5th
6. Evan Henderson North Carolina Sr. 6th
7. Alex Richardson Old Dominion Sr. 7th
8. Matt Cimato Drexel Jr. 8th
9. Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Jr. 9th
10. Jake Short Minnesota So. 10th
11. Alex Pantaleo Michigan So. 11th
12. B.J. Clagon Rider So. 12th
13. Geo Martinez Boise State So. 13th
14. Mitch Finesilver Duke So. 14th
15. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 15th
16. Chris Perez Princeton Sr. 16th
17. Paul Fox Stanford RSFr. 17th
18. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. 18th
19. Matt Kraus Arizona State Sr. 20th
20. Pat Lugo Edinboro Fr. 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. Thomas Gantt NC State Sr. 4th
5. Nick Brascetta Virginia Tech Sr. 5th
6. Cody Pack So. Dakota State Sr. 6th
7. Joe Smith Oklahoma State Fr. 7th
8. John Boyle American U. Sr. 8th
9. Brian Murphy Michigan So. 9th
10. Mitch Minotti Lehigh Sr. 10th
11. Austin Matthews Edinboro So. NR
12. Richie Lewis Rutgers Jr. 11th
13. Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Jr. 13th
14. Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Fr. 15th
15. Doug Welch Purdue Sr. NR
16. Lou Mascola Maryland Sr. 14th
17. Spartak Chino Ohio U. Sr. 16th
18. Greg Flournoy George Mason Sr. 17th
19. Luke Smith Central Michigan Sr. 18th
20. Edwin Cooper Iowa Sr. 19th

 

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. 4th
5. Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Sr. 5th
6. Daniel Lewis Missouri RSFr. 6th
7. Chad Welch Purdue Sr. 7th
8. Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Sr. 8th
9. Max Rohskopf NC State Jr. 9th
10. Austin Wilson Nebraska Sr. 12th
11. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Fr. 13th
12. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 14th
13. John Staudenmayer North Carolina Sr. NR
14. Dave McFadden Virginia Tech Fr. NR
15. Jim Wilson Stanford Jr. 10th
16. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 11th
17. Shakur Rasheed Penn State RSFr. 15th
18. Jake Faust Duke So. 20th
19. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 19th
20. Devon Gobbo Harvard Sr. 17th

 

174 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 1st
2. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. 2nd
3. Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma State Jr. 3rd
4. Brian Realbuto Cornell Jr. 4th
5. Ethan Ramos North Carolina So. 5th
6. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 6th
7. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 7th
8. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 9th
9. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. 10th
10. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 11th
11. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 8th
12. Jon Schleifer Princeton So. 12th
13. Jadaen Bernstein Navy So. 14th
14. Davonte Mahomes Michigan RSFr. 16th
15. Myles Martin Ohio State RSFr. 17th
16. Casey Kent Penn Sr. 13th
17. Micah Barnes Nebraska Jr. 15th
18. Brian Harvey Army Sr. NR
19. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. 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. Nathaniel Brown Lehigh Sr. 4th
4. Blake Stauffer Arizona State Sr. 5th
5. Timothy Dudley Nebraska Jr. 3rd
6. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech So. 6th
7. Willie Miklus Missouri So. 7th
8. Hayden Zillmer North Dakota St. Sr. 8th
9. Sammy Brooks Iowa Jr. 9th
10. Jack Dechow Old Dominion Jr. 10th
11. Domenic Abounader Michigan Jr. 11th
12. Matt McCutcheon Penn State So. 15th
13. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 13th
14. Lorenzo Thomas Penn Sr. 14th
15. Kenny Courts Ohio State Sr. 12th
16. Jeff Koepke Illinois Jr. 16th
17. Pete Renda NC State Jr. 17th
18. Nolan Boyd Oklahoma State Jr. 19th
19. Abram Ayala Princeton Sr. 18th
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. 2nd
3. Brett Pfarr Minnesota Jr. 3rd
4. Conner Hartmann Duke Sr. 4th
5. Nathan Burak Iowa Sr. 5th
6. Max Huntley Michigan Sr. 6th
7. Aaron Studebaker Nebraska Jr. 7th
8. Reuben Franklin CSU Bakersfield Sr. 8th
9. Jared Haught Virginia Tech So. 10th
10. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 11th
11. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 9th
12. Brett Harner Princeton Jr. 12th
13. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 13th
14. Nate Rotert So. Dakota State So. 14th
15. Mike Boykin NC State So. 15th
16. Kyle Conel Kent State RSFr. NR
17. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan Sr. 16th
18. Parker Hines Air Force Jr. 18th
19. John Bolich Lehigh Sr. 20th
20. Trent Noon Northern Colorado Sr. 17th

 

Heavyweight

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

 

 

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