Oklahoma State remains No. 1 in WIN’s Nov. 14 Rankings

Updated: November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016

NEWTON, Iowa — Preseason favorite Oklahoma State remains No. 1 and a total of 17 freshmen (including redshirt freshmen) are listed among the Top 20 in the ten NCAA Division I weight classes in WIN’s Nov. 14 Tournament Power Index and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The TPI is based on the schools’ wrestlers who are rated in WIN’s individual rankings, predicting possible All-American candidates (top eight finishers per weight) in the 2017 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 16-18 in St. Louis.

This week’s rankings, based on results through No. 13, is the first of 16 weekly rankings by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine and WIN will announce its first NCAA Division I Dual Team rankings on Dec. 5.

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 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 top-ranked Cowboys — featuring eight wrestlers ranked among the Top 8 in their weight class, including defending national champion Dean Heil at 141 pounds — have tallied 90 points in this week’s rankings, just ahead of Iowa, which has earned 86 TPI points and features six wrestlers ranked in the Top 8, including Thomas Gilman and Cory Clark, who are rated No. 1 at 125 and 133.

The rest of the top five teams include No. 3 Ohio State (77 points), No. 4 Virginia Tech (71.5) and No. 5 Penn State (69), which has won five of the last six NCAA championships, including the 2016 title.

All preseason picks in the individual rankings remain No. 1, including defending national champions Zain Retherford (149) of Penn State, Isaiah Martinez (165) of Illinois, Gabe Dean (184) of Cornell, J’den Cox (197) of Missouri and heavyweight Kyle Snyder of Ohio State.

Among the top freshmen include the Valencia brothers — Anthony and Zahid — of Arizona State, who are ranked No. 14 and 7, respectively, at 165 and 174 pounds, while defending national champion Penn State features two ranked freshmen: Nick Suriano (9th at 125) and Vincenzo Joseph (15th at 174).


WIN’s Nov. 14, 2016 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RankCollege Top 8TPI
1Oklahoma State890
3Ohio State577
4Virginia Tech671.5
5Penn State469
15Arizona State224
17Northern Iowa122.5
18NC State221
19South Dakota State220.5
22Iowa State115
23tOregon State114.5
23tNorth Carolina214.5
26tCentral Michigan112
28Northern Illinois110.5
29North Dakota State19
32West Virginia17.5
33Campbell U.16.5
34Appalachian State06
35tOld Dominion05
42tKent State02
42tOhio U.02
42tMichigan State02
49tBinghamton 01.5
49tUtah Valley01.5
53tThe Citadel01


125 Pounds                                      

1Thomas Gilman(1st)Sr.Iowa
2Dylan Peters(2nd)Sr.Northern Iowa
3Joey Dance(3rd)Sr.Virginia Tech
4Darian Cruz(6th)Jr.Lehigh
5Ronnie Bresser(7th)Jr.Oregon State
6Josh Rodriguez(9th)Sr.North Dakota State
7Nathan Kraisser(NR)Sr.Campbell U.
8Barlow McGhee(5th)Jr.Missouri
9Nick Suriano(NR)Fr.Penn State
10Tim Lambert(8th)Sr.Nebraska
11Ethan Lizak(NR)So.Minnesota
12Sean Russell(11th)So.Edinboro
13Connor Schram(4th)Jr.Stanford
14Dalton Macri(10th)So.Cornell
15Alfredo Rodriguez(13th)Sr.SIUE
16Jack Mueller(NR)Fr.Virginia
17Nick Piccininni(15th)RFr.Oklahoma State
18Brandon Jeske(16th)Sr.Old Dominion
19Elijah Oliver(17th)So.Indiana
20Austin Assad(NR)RFr.Michigan


133 Pounds  

1Cory Clark(1st)Sr.Iowa
2Zane Richards(2nd)Sr.Illinois
3Nathan Tomasello(3rd)Jr.Ohio State
4Eric Montoya(4th)Sr.Nebraska
5Earl Hall(5th)Sr.Iowa State
6Seth Gross(7th)So.South Dakota State
7Kaid Brock(6th)So.Oklahoma State
8Dom Forys(9th)Jr.Pitt
9Jered Cortez(10th)So.Penn State
10Joey Palmer(11th)Sr.Oregon State
11Steven Micic(8th)Fr.Michigan
12Jamal Morris(12th)So.NC State
13Josh Alber(13th)Jr.Northern Iowa
14Corey Keener(14th)Sr.Central Michigan
15Tyson Dippery(NR)Jr.Rutgers
16Jaydin Eierman(17th)RFr.Missouri
17Tyler Goodwin(NR)Jr.Maryland
18Scott Parker(20th)So.Lehigh
19Cameron Kelly(16th)So.Ohio U.
20Zach Davis(19th)Jr.Navy


141 Pounds


1Dean Heil(1st)Jr.Oklahoma State
2Joey McKenna(3rd)So.Stanford
3Anthony Ashnault(4th)Jr.Rutgers
4Bryce Meredith(2nd)Jr.Wyoming
5Randy Cruz(7th)Sr.Lehigh
6Kevin Jack(5th)Jr.NC State
7Joseph Ward(6th)Sr.North Carolina
8Matt Manley(8th)Sr.Missouri
9Javier Gasca III(9th)Jr.Michigan State
10Jimmy Gulibon(10th)Sr.Penn State
11George DeCamilo(11th)Sr.Virginia
12Matt Kolodzik(16th)Fr.Princeton
13Ke-Shawn Hayes(12th)RFr.Ohio State
14 Mike LongoJr.
15Robert Mathers(14th)Jr.Arizona State
16Mike Pongracz(15th)Sr.Chattanooga
17Brock Zacherl(17th)So.Clarion
18Tyler Smith(18th)Jr.Bucknell
19Gabe Moreno(19th/149)Sr.Iowa State
20Jared Prince(19th)Fr.Navy


149 Pounds  

1Zain Retherford(1st)Jr.Penn State
2Brandon Sorensen(2nd)Jr.Iowa
3Anthony Collica(4th)Sr.Oklahoma State
4Lavion Mayes(3rd)Sr.Missouri
5Alec Pantaleo(5th)Jr.Michigan
6Micah Jordan(7th)So.Ohio State
7Justin Oliver(6th)So.Central Michigan
8Solomon Chishko(8th)So.Virginia Tech
9Matt Cimato(9th)Sr.Drexel
10Mitch Finesilver(10th)Jr.Duke
11Patricio Lugo(11th)So.Edinboro
12Christian Pagdilao(13th)Jr.Arizona State
13Laike Gardner(14th)Sr.Lehigh
14Davion Jeffries(12th)So.Oklahoma
15Steve Bleise(16th)So.Northern Illinois
16Ken Theobold(17th)Sr.Rutgers
17Sam Speno(18th)Sr.NC State
18Alfred Bannister(NR)So.Maryland
19Jordan Laster(NR)Sr.Princeton
20Max Thomsen(20th)RFr.Northern Iowa


157 Pounds  


1Jason Nolf(1st)So.Penn State
2Dylan Palacio(2nd)Sr.Cornell
3Joe Smith(3rd)So.Oklahoma State
4Mitch Minotti(4th)Sr.Lehigh
5Richie Lewis(6th)Sr.Rutgers
6Max Rohskopf(7th)Sr.NC State
7Brian Murphy(5th)Sr.Michigan
8Tyler Berger(8th)So.Nebraska
9Joey Lavallee(9th)Sr.Missouri
10Bryce Steiert(10th)Jr.Northern Iowa
11Colin Heffernan(13th)Jr.Central Michigan
12Michael Kemerer(15th)RFr.Iowa
13Jake Ryan(12th)So.Ohio State
14Joey Moon(NR)Sr.North Carolina
15Bryant Clagon(14th)Jr.Rider
16Russell Parsons(19th)Sr.Army
17Aaron Walker(20th)Sr.The Citadel
18May Bethea(17th)Jr.Penn
19Andrew Atkinson(NR)Jr.Virginia
20 Jake ShortJr. Minnesota


165 Pounds  

1Isaiah Martinez(1st)Jr.Illinois
2Isaac Jordan(2nd)Sr.Wisconsin
3Brian Realbuto(3rd)Sr.Cornell
4Daniel Lewis(4th)So.Missouri
5Logan Massa(5th)Fr.Michigan
6Chad Walsh(7th)Jr.Rider
7Chandler Rogers(8th)So.Oklahoma State
8Dylan Cottrell(16th/157)Sr.West Virginia
9Clark Glass(9th)Sr.Oklahoma
10Cooper Moore(11th)SrNorthern Iowa
11Jake Faust(12th)Jr.Duke
12Ryan Preisch(14th)So.Lehigh
13Keaton Subjeck(NR)Jr.Stanford
14Anthony Valencia(13th)RFr.Arizona State
15Vincenzo Joseph(NR)RFr.Penn State
16TeShan Campbell(NR)So.Pitt
17Tyrel White(16th)Jr.Columbia
18Austin Matthews(11th/157)Jr.Edinboro
19Forrest Przybysz(15th)Jr.Appalachian State
20Austin Reese(18th)So.Ohio U.


174 Pounds  

1Zach Epperly(1st)Jr.Virginia Tech
2Bo Jordan(2nd)Jr.Ohio State
3Casey Kent(3rd)Sr.Penn
4Kyle Crutchmer(4th)Sr.Oklahoma State
5Alex Meyer(6th)Sr.Iowa
6Zac Brunson(8th)Sr.Illinois
7Zahid Valencia(12th/184)RFr.Arizona State
8Ethan Ramos(9th)Jr.North Carolina
9Lelund Weatherspoon(7th)Sr.Iowa State
10Geno Morelli(10th/165)Sr.Penn State
11Jim Wilson(11th)Sr.Stanford
12Jadean Bernstein(12th)Jr.Navy
13David Kocer(17th)Jr.South Dakota State
14Nick Kee(13th)Jr.Appalachian State
15Nicholas Wanzek(16th)Jr.Minnesota
16Micah Barnes(15th)Sr.Nebraska
17Matt Reed(10th)Sr.Oklahoma
18Sean Mappes(18th)Sr.Chattanooga
19Jonathan Schleifer(19th)Jr.Princeton
20Davonte Mahomes(20th)So.Michigan


184 Pounds  

1Gabe Dean(1st)Sr.Cornell
2Timothy Dudley(2nd)Sr.Nebraska
3Myles Martin(3rd)So.Ohio State
4Bo Nickal(4th)So.Penn State
5Nolan Boyd(5th)Sr.Oklahoma State
6Sammy Brooks(7th)Sr.Iowa
7Domenic Abounader(8th)Sr.Michigan
8Zach Zavatsky(9th)So.Virginia Tech
9Pat Downey(10th)Jr.Iowa State
10Jack Dechow(11th)Sr.Old Dominion
11Willie Miklus(6th)Jr.Missouri
12Jordan Ellingwood(13th)Jr.Central Michigan
13Nathan Jackson(5th/174)Sr.Indiana
14Nicholas Gravina(14th)Jr.Rutgers
15Corey Griego(15th)So.Oregon State
16Steven Schneider(16th)Jr.Binghamton
17Ian Baker(NR)Jr.Princeton
18Hunter Gamble(20th)Sr.Gardner-Webb
19Chip Ness(NR)Jr.North Carolina
20Joe Arriola(19th)Sr.Buffalo


197 Pounds

1J’den Cox(1st)Sr.Missouri
2Brett Pfarr(2nd)Sr.Minnesota
3Jared Haught(3rd)Jr.Virginia Tech
4Brett Harner(4th)Sr.Princeton
5Nate Rotert(13th)Jr.South Dakota State
6Shawn Scott(6th)Sr.Northern Illinois
7Preston Weigel(8th)So.Oklahoma State
8Aaron Studebaker(5th)Sr.Nebraska
9Kevin Beasley(9th)Jr.Old Dominion
10Jake Smith(7th)Jr.West Virginia
11Kollin Moore(17th)RFr.Ohio State
12Kyle Conel(10th)So.Kent State
13Ryan Wolfe(12th)Sr.Rider
14Ricky Robertson(18th/184)Jr.Wisconsin
15Matt McCutcheon(NR)Jr.Penn State
16Owen Scott(15th)Sr.Cornell
17Frank Mattiace(NR)So.Penn
18Cody Crawford(NR)Jr.Oregon State
19Tom Sleigh(17th/184)Jr.Bucknell
20Brad Johnson(20th)Sr.Oklahoma



1Kyle Snyder(1st)Jr.Ohio State
2Connor Medberry(3rd)Sr.Wisconsin
3Ty Walz(2nd)Sr.Virginia Tech
4Tanner Hall(6th)So.Arizona State
5Michael Kroells(5th)Sr.Minnesota
6Sam Stoll(7th)So.Iowa
7Brooks Black(8th)Jr.Illinois
8Nick Nevills(13th)So.Penn State
9Denzel Dejournette(10th)Sr.Appalachian State
10Collin Jensen(12th)Sr.Nebraska
11Nathan Butler(11th)Jr.Stanford
12Doug Vollaro(20th)Sr.Lehigh
13Ross Larson(9th)Sr.Oklahoma
14Dustin Dennison(NR)Jr.Utah Valley
15Jared Johnson(15th)Sr.Chattanooga
16Ryan Solomon(19th)Jr.Pitt
17Mike Hughes(14th)Sr.Hofstra
18Garrett Ryan(18th)Jr.Columbia
19Ray O’Donnell(17th)Sr.Princeton
20Jacob Kasper(NR)Jr.Duke






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