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Top-ranked Lions to host Cowboys in top Dual event

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Updated: February 15, 2016

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State, which will play host to Oklahoma State in this weekend’s NWCA Dual Meet Championship Series, remained No. 1 in WIN’s Feb. 15 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Penn State-Oklahoma State dual, which will take place Sunday, Feb. 21, is one of eight dual matchups where eight Big Ten Conference schools will host eight non-Big Ten schools, including a Feb. 22 meeting between No. 2 Iowa and ACC runner-up NC State.

The Wolfpack appeared to be in the running to face Penn State before Virginia Tech upset NC State, 19-14, last Friday to claim the ACC team title.

The following is a list of all eight match-ups in the NWCA Dual Meet Series:

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m. ET: Iowa State (Big 12) at Minnesota
  • Saturday: Feb. 20, 8 p.m. ET: Lehigh (EIWA) at Rutgers
  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. ET: Appalachian State (SoCon) at Indiana
  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. ET: Missouri (MAC) at Nebraska
  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. ET: Virginia Tech (ACC) at Michigan
  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. ET: Oklahoma State (Big 12) at Penn State
  • Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. ET: Edinboro (EWL) at Ohio State
  • Monday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. ET: NC State (ACC) at Iowa

The undefeated Nittany Lions (15-0) are also ranked No. 1 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index, which predicts where teams will finish in the 2016 NCAA Division I Championships, March 17-19, in New York City.

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 ten top-ranked individuals remain No. 1 in this week’s rankings, including Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil, who defeated Stanford’s No. 2 Joey McKenna in sudden victory on Feb. 14.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan, ranked third in last week’s rankings, is now ranked No. 2 after he defeated his first cousin and second-ranked Bo Jordan of Ohio State, 6-4, on Feb. 12 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

WIN’s Feb. 15 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank College               Top 8 TPI
1 Penn State 6 103.5
2 Iowa 7 81
3 Oklahoma State 6 76.5
4 Ohio State 4 70
5 Virginia Tech 6 69.5
6 Cornell 4 64.5
7t Illinois 4 56
7t NC State 4 56
9 Missouri 5 55.5
10 Nebraska 3 37
11t Lehigh 3 32
11t Michigan 2 32
13 North Carolina 3 29.5
14 Rutgers 2 22.5
15 Stanford 1 20
16 Wisconsin 1 19.5
17 Minnesota 1 19
18 Oklahoma 1 17.5
19t Edinboro 1 17
19t Kent State 1 17
20 Arizona State 1 16
22 Duke 1 15.5
23 Northern Iowa 1 14.5
24 Northwestern 1 12.5
25t Ohio U. 1 11.5
25t South Dakota State 1 11.5
27 Old Dominion 1 11
28 Virginia 1 10.5
29 Iowa State 1 9.5
30 Appalachian State 1 9
31 Oregon State 1 8.5
32 North Dakota State 1 8
33 CSU Bakersfield 1 7.5
34t Central Michigan 0 5.5
34t Maryland 1 5.5
34t Purdue 1 5.5
37 Penn 0 5
38 West Virginia 0 4.5
39 American U. 0 4
40 Princeton 0 3.5
41t Bucknell 0 3
41t Navy 0 3
41t Wyoming 0 3
44t Cleveland State 0 2.5
44t Indiana 0 2.5
44t Rider 0 2.5
47t Boise State 0 2
47t Drexel 0 2
47t Franklin & Marshall 0 2
47t Harvard 0 2
47t Pitt 0 2
52t Air Force 0 1
52t Army 0 1
52t Campbell 0 1
52t Chattanooga 0 1
52t Columbia 0 1
52t Eastern Michigan 0 1
52t Northern Colorado 0 1
52t Utah Valley 0 1
52t Michigan State 0 1

 

WIN’s Feb. 15 Dual-Team Rankings

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

 

WIN’s Feb. 15 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. Dylan Peters Northern Iowa Jr. 6th
7. Darian Cruz Lehigh So. 7th
8. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State So. 9th
9. Ryan Millhof Oklahoma So. 8th
10. David Terao American U. Sr. 10th
11. Tim Lambert Nebraska Jr. 11th
12. Barlow McGhee Missouri So. 12th
13. Zeke Moisey West Virginia So. 13th
14. Paul Petrov Bucknell Sr. 14th
15. Josh Rodriguez North Dakota State Jr. 15th
16. Drew Templeman Wyoming Jr. 16th
17. Sean Fausz NC State RSFr. 17th
18. Connor Schram Stanford So. 18th
19. Chasen Tolbert Utah Valley Sr. 19th
20. Elijah Oliver Indiana 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. 5th
6. George DiCamillo Virginia Jr. 6th
7. Earl Hall Iowa State Sr. 8th
8. Geoffrey Alexander Maryland Sr. 9th
9. Eric Montoya Nebraska Jr. 10th
10. Mack McGuire Kent State Jr. 11th
11. Ryan Taylor Wisconsin Jr. 7th
12. Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Fr. 17th
13. Johnni DiJulius Ohio State Sr. 13th
14. Rossi Bruno Michigan Sr. 12th
15. Emilio Saavedra Old Dominion RSFr. 14th
16. Gary Wayne Harding Oklahoma State So. 16th
17. Anthony Giraldo Rutgers RSFr. 15th
18. Nathan Kraisser Campbell Jr. 18th
19. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Fr. 19th
20. Dom Malone Northwestern Sr. 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. 4th
5. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech RSFr. 5th
6. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers So. 7th
7. Matt Manley Missouri Jr. 8th
8. Joey Ward North Carolina Jr. 10th
9. Tommy Thorn Minnesota RSFr. 9th
10. Mike Racciato Pittsburgh Jr. 6th
11. Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall Sr. 11th
12. Todd Preston Harvard Sr. 13th
13. Bryce Meredith Wyoming So. 14th
14. Randy Cruz Lehigh Jr. 16th
15. Chris Mecate Old Dominion Sr. 12th
16. Jameston Oster Northwestern Sr. 18th
17. Javier Gasca Michigan State So. 20th
18. Zach Horan Central Michigan Sr. 19th
19. Jimmy Gulibon Penn State Jr. 15th
20. Anthony Abidin Nebraska Sr. 17th

 

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. Jake Sueflohn Nebraska Sr. 4th
5. Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern Jr. 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. Andrew Crone Wisconsin So. 16th
16. Matt Kraus Arizona State Sr. 18th
17. Colin Heffernan Central Michigan So. NR
18. C.J. Cobb Penn Sr. 15th
19. Michael DePalma Kent State Sr. 17th
20. Tyson Dippery Rutgers So. 20th

 

157 pounds

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

 

165 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State Sr. 1st
2. Isaac Jordan Wisconsin Jr. 3rd
3. Bo Jordan Ohio State So. 2nd
4. Stephen Rodriguez Illinois Sr. 4th
5. Daniel Lewis Missouri RSFr. 5th
6. Max Rohskopf NC State Jr. 7th
7. Anthony Perrotti Rutgers Sr. 8th
8. Chad Welch Purdue Sr. 6th
5. Tanner Weatherman Iowa State Sr. 9th
10. Austin Wilson Nebraska Sr. 10th
11. Duke Pickett Cornell Sr. 11th
12. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Fr. 12th
13. Cooper Moore Northern Iowa Jr. 14th
14. Jim Wilson Stanford Jr. 15th
15. John Staudenmayer North Carolina Sr. 13th
16. Shakur Rasheed Penn State RSFr. 17th
17. Jake Faust Duke So. NR
18. Clark Glass Oklahoma Jr. NR
19. Dave McFadden Virginia Tech Fr. 16th
20. Seth Thomas Oregon State Sr. 18th

 

174 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev
1. Bo Nickal Penn State RSFr. 1st
2. Brian Realbuto Cornell Jr. 3rd
3. Ethan Ramos North Carolina So. 4th
4. Zach Epperly Virginia Tech So. 5th
5. Zac Brunson Illinois Jr. 2nd
6. Alex Meyer Iowa Jr. 6th
7. Cody Walters Ohio U. Sr. 7th
8. Blaise Butler Missouri Sr. 8th
9. Kyle Crutchmer Oklahoma State Jr. 9th
10. Bryce Hammond CSU Bakersfield Sr. 10th
11. Mike Ottinger Central Michigan Sr. 11th
12. Davonte Mahomes Michigan RSFr. 12th
13. Nate Jackson Indiana Jr. 13th
14. Casey Kent Penn Sr. 14th
15. Jon Schleifer Princeton So. 15th
16. Myles Martin Ohio State RSFr. 16th
17. Matt Reed Oklahoma Jr. 17th
18. Brian Harvey Army Sr. 18th
19. Jadaen Bernstein Navy So. 19th
20. Lelund Weatherspoon Iowa State Jr. 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. 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 State Sr. 7th
8. Sammy Brooks Iowa Jr. 9th
9. Domenic Abounader Michigan Jr. 10th
10. Nolan Boyd Oklahoma State Jr. 11th
11. Matt Miller Navy Sr. 12th
12. Willie Miklus Missouri So. 8th
13. Jack Dechow Old Dominion Jr. 13th
14. Lorenzo Thomas Penn Sr. 14th
15. Jeff Koepke Illinois Jr. 15th
16. Matt McCutcheon Penn State So. 16th
17 Pete Renda NC State Jr. 18th
18. Kenny Courts Ohio State Sr. 17th
19. Andrew Romanchik Ohio U. Sr. 19th
20. Nicholas Gravina Rutgers So. 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. 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. Brett Harner Princeton Jr. 11th
11. Mike Boykin NC State So. 13th
12. Phillip Wellington Ohio U. Sr. 10th
13. Jake Smith West Virginia Jr. 14th
14. Zach Nye Virginia Sr. 12th
15. Nate Rotert South Dakota State So. 15th
16. Kyle Conel Kent State RSFr. 16th
17. Parker Hines Air Force Jr. 17th
18. Trent Noon Northern Colorado Sr. 18th
19. Sam Wheeler Cleveland State Sr. NR
20. Anthony Abro Eastern Michigan Sr. 20th

 

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 State Sr. 6th
7. Max Wessell Lehigh Sr. 7th
8. Sam Stoll Iowa Fr. 8th
9. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State So. 9th
10. Michael Kroells Minnesota Jr. 10th
11. Tanner Hall Arizona State Fr. 11th
12. Billy Smith Rutgers Sr. 12th
13. Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa Sr. 13th
14. Joe Stolfi Bucknell Sr. 14th
15. Nathan Butler Stanford So. 15th
16. Riley Shaw Cleveland State Sr. 16th
17. Nick Nevills Penn State RSFr. NR
18. Ross Larson Oklahoma Jr. 17th
19. Colin Jensen Nebraska Jr. 18th
20. Jared Johnson Chattanooga Jr. 19th

 

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