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Penn State remains No. 1 in WIN’s Feb. 1 Rankings

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Updated: February 1, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016

NEWTON, Iowa — As the 2016 college wrestling season heads into the month of February, Penn State remains the favorite to win this year’s NCAA Division I Championships according to WIN’s Feb. 1 rankings presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The undefeated Nittany Lions (12-0, coming off a 35-7 win over Michigan on Sunday) remain No. 1 in both WIN’s Dual-Team rankings and the magazine’s Tournament Power Index (TPI), which predicts how teams will finish in the 2016 national tournament held March 17-19 in New York City.

Penn State still features six wrestlers in the Top 8 of their weight class — which would earn them All-American status — and two top-ranked wrestlers to earn 102.5 points in this week’s TPI.

Oklahoma State remains No. 2 in this week’s Tournament Power Index with seven Top 8 wrestlers, two top-ranked wrestlers and 88.5 TPI points, followed by Iowa (6, 1, 74.5), Ohio State (4, 2, 72.5) and Virginia Tech (6, 0, 64).

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.

Meanwhile, the majority of teams’ ratings remained the same in WIN’s Dual-Team Rankings, including two other undefeated schools: No. 2 Iowa (14-0) and No. 3 NC State, which earned a school-record 20-0 season mark with three dual victories last week. Making its first appearance is Central Michigan (6-4), which defeated MAC rival Northern Iowa last weekend.

 

WIN’s Feb. 1 Tournament Power Index

Rank College Top 8 TPI
1 Penn State 6 102.5
2 Oklahoma State 7 88.5
3 Iowa 6 74.5
4 Ohio State 4 72.5
5 Virginia Tech 6 64
6 Illinois 4 63
7 Cornell 3 58.5
8 Missouri 4 50
9 NC State 3 46.5
10 Nebraska 4 39
11 Michigan 2 32.5
12 Lehigh 3 31
13 North Carolina 2 25
14 Stanford 1 21
15 Wisconsin 2 20
16 Rutgers 2 19.5
17 Minnesota 1 19
18 Edinboro 1 18.5
19 Kent State 1 18
20t Oklahoma 1 16.5
20t Old Dominion 2 16.5
20t Iowa State 2 16.5
23 Arizona State 1 15.5
24t Duke 1 14.5
24t Northwestern 1 14.5
26 Oregon State 1 12
27 Virginia 1 11
28 South Dakota State 1 10.5
29 Ohio U. 1 9.5
30t Appalachian State 1 9
30t Pittsburgh 1 9
32 American U. 1 8.5
33 North Dakota State 1 8
34t Northern Iowa 0 7.5
34t CSU Bakersfield 1 7.5
36 Purdue 1 6.5
37 Penn 0 6
38t Central Michigan 0 4.5
38t West Virginia 0 4.5
40 Princeton 0 3.5
41t Bucknell 0 3
41t Navy 0 3
41t Wyoming 0 3
44t Rider 0 2.5
44t Harvard 0 2.5
46t Franklin & Marshall 0 2
46t Maryland 0 2
46t Boise State 0 2
46t Drexel 0 2
50t Cleveland State 0 1.5
50t Indiana 0 1.5
52t George Mason 0 1
52t Utah Valley 0 1
52t Michigan State 0 1
52t Northern Illinois 0 1
52t Air Force 0 1
52t Eastern Michigan 0 1
52t Northern Colorado 0 1
52t Campbell 0 1
52t Army 0 1
52t Chattanooga 0 1

 

WIN’s Feb. 1 Dual-Team Rankings

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

 

WIN’s Feb. 1 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. 8th
9. Dylan Peters Northern Iowa Jr. 9th
10. Darian Cruz Lehigh So. 11th
11. Ryan Millhof Oklahoma So. 12th
12. Barlow McGhee Missouri So. 10th
13. Zeke Moisey West Virginia So. 13th
14. Paul Petrov Bucknell Sr. 14th
15. Josh Rodriguez North Dakota St. Jr. 15th
16. Drew Templeman Wyoming Jr. 16th
17. Connor Schram Stanford So. 17th
18. Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Sr. 18th
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. Jordan Conaway Penn State Sr. 6th
6. George DiCamillo Virginia Jr. 7th
7. Ryan Taylor Wisconsin Jr. 5th
8. Earl Hall Iowa State Sr. 8th
9. Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Sr. 10th
10. Eric Montoya Nebraska Jr. 13th
11. Mack McGuire Kent State Jr. 15th
12. Rossi Bruno Michigan Sr. 9th
13. Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Sr. 11th
14. Emilio Saavedra Old Dominion RSFr. 14th
15. Anthony Giraldo Rutgers RSFr. 16th
16. Gary Wayne Harding Oklahoma State So. 17th
17. Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Fr. NR
18. Nathan Kraisser Campbell Jr. 19th
19. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Fr. 12th
20. Dom Malone Northwestern Sr. NR

 

 

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. 4th
5. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech RSFr. 5th
6. Mike Racciato Pittsburgh Jr. 6th
7. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers So. 7th
8. Matt Manley Missouri Jr. 8th
9. Tommy Thorn Minnesota RSFr. 9th
10. Joey Ward North Carolina Jr. 10th
11. Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall Sr. 11th
12. Chris Mecate Old Dominion Sr. 12th
13. Todd Preston Harvard Sr. 13th
14. Bryce Meredith Wyoming So. 14th
15. Jimmy Gulibon Penn State Jr. 16th
16. Randy Cruz Lehigh Jr. 17th
17. Anthony Abidin Nebraska Sr. 18th
18. Jameston Oster Northwestern Sr. NR
19. Zach Horan Central Michigan Sr. 20th
20. Javier Gasca Michigan State So. 15th

 

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. Anthony Collica Oklahoma State Jr. 8th
9. Alex Pantaleo Michigan So. 9th
10. Matt Cimato Drexel Jr. 10th
11. Geo Martinez Boise State So. 11th
12. Mitch Finesilver Duke So. 12th
13. B.J. Clagon Rider So. 13th
14. Jake Short Minnesota So. 14th
15. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 15th
16. Pat Lugo Edinboro Fr. 16th
17. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. 18th
18. Matt Kraus Arizona State Sr. 19th
19. Tyson Dippery Rutgers So. NR
20. Paul Fox Stanford RSFr. 20th

 

157 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Jason Nolf Penn State RSFr. 1st
2. Isaiah Martinez Illinois So. 2nd
3. Ian Miller Kent State Sr. 3rd
4. Thomas Gantt NC State Sr. 4th
5. Joe Smith Oklahoma State Fr. 5th
6. Cody Pack So. Dakota State Sr. 6th
7. Nick Brascetta Virginia Tech Sr. 7th
8. Mitch Minotti Lehigh Sr. 9th
9. Richie Lewis Rutgers Jr. 10th
10. Brian Murphy Michigan So. 11th
11. Dylan Palacio Cornell Jr. 12th
12. John Boyle American U. Sr. 8th
13. Dylan Cottrell West Virginia Jr. 13th
14. Luke Smith Central Michigan Sr. 16th
15. Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Fr. 14th
16. May Bethea Penn So. NR
17. Edwin Cooper Iowa Sr. 17th
18. Austin Matthews Edinboro So. 18th
19. Chad Walsh Rider So. 15th
20. Greg Flournoy George Mason Sr. 20th

 

 

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. 10th
11. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 11th
12. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Fr. 12th
13. John Staudenmayer North Carolina Sr. 13th
14. Dave McFadden Virginia Tech Fr. 14th
15. Jim Wilson Stanford Jr. 15th
16. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 16th
17. Shakur Rasheed Penn State RSFr. 17th
18. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 19th
19. Devon Gobbo Harvard Sr. 20th
20. Mitchell Wightman American U. Sr. NR

 

174 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. 1st
2. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 2nd
3. Brian Realbuto Cornell Jr. 3rd
4. Ethan Ramos North Carolina So. 4th
5. Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma State Jr. 5th
6. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 6th
7. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 7th
8. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 8th
9. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 10th
10. Bryce Hammond CSU Bakersfield Sr. 13th
11. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 9th
12. Davonte Mahomes Michigan RSFr. 12th
13. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. 11th
14. Casey Kent Penn Sr. 17th
15. Jon Schleifer Princeton So. 15th
16. Myles Martin Ohio State RSFr. 16th
17. Brian Harvey Army Sr. NR
18. Jadaen Bernstein Navy So. 14th
19. Matt Reed Oklahoma Jr. 20th
20. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. NR

 

184 pounds

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

 

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. Connor 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. 9th
10. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 10th
11. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 11th
12. Brett Harner Princeton Jr. 12th
13. Mike Boykin NC State So. 15th
14. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 13th
15. Nate Rotert So. Dakota State So. 14th
16. Kyle Conel Kent State RSFr. 16th
17. Parker Hines Air Force Jr. 18th
18. Trent Noon Northern Colorado Sr. 19th
19. Shawn Scott Northern Illinois Jr. NR
20. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan 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. 7th
8. Sam Stoll Iowa Fr. 9th
9. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State So. 11th
10. Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. 8th
11. Tanner Hall Arizona State Fr. 10th
12. Billy Smith Rutgers Sr. 12th
13. Riley Shaw Cleveland State Sr. 13th
14. Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa Sr. 14th
15. Joe Stolfi Bucknell Sr. 15th
16. Nathan Butler Stanford So. 16th
17. Ross Larson Oklahoma Jr. 17th
18. Colin Jensen Nebraska Jr. 18th
19. Jared Johnson Chattanooga Jr. 19th
20. Brooks Black Illinois So. NR

 

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