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Arizona State’s Valencia takes over top spot at 174 in Jan 30 Rankings

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Updated: January 30, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia has taken over the No. 1 position at 174 pounds while Penn State and Oklahoma State remain the top teams in WIN’s Jan. 30 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Valencia, a redshirt freshman who has compiled a 27-0 record with bonus points in 19 of his victories — including eight by pin — moved into the top spot in his weight class after previously top-ranked Virginia Tech’s Zach Epperly lost in overtime to Lehigh’s Ryan Preisch last Friday. Valencia edged out Ohio State’s Bo Jordan — who is 9-0 with eight bonus-points wins, including three by fall — in this week’s rankings.

Meanwhile, both Penn State and Oklahoma State are now the only undefeated teams at 10-0 — after Ohio State lost to Iowa on Friday. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 1 in WIN Tournament Power Index, while the Cowboys, No. 2 in the TPI, rank ahead of the Lions in WIN’s Dual Team rankings.

The two teams could meet in the upcoming NWCA National Duals Series, Feb. 19, when Oklahoma State could host Penn State in a dual meet if the Lions win the Big Ten dual season. Penn State and Ohio State, which fell behind Iowa in WIN’s Dual rankings, are scheduled to wrestle this Friday in State College, Pa.

WIN’s TPI point totals are based on how individuals of each team are projected to finish in the 2017 NCAA Championships, March 16-18, in St. Louis, with Top-8 finishers (All-Americans) given the following points: 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.

 

WIN’S Jan. 30, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

                               Total     Top 8 TPI
Rank School Ranked Ranked Points
1 Penn State 9 7 103.5
2 Oklahoma State 10 8 86.5
3 Ohio State 8 5 82.5
4 Iowa 7 5 79.5
5 Virginia Tech 7 6 67
6 Nebraska 7 5 63
7 Missouri 6 4 62
8 Lehigh 8 3 40.5
9 Illinois 6 2 40
10 Minnesota 7 3 37.5
11 Cornell 4 2 37
12 Arizona State 4 3 34
13 Wisconsin 4 2 32.5
14 Michigan 5 2 27.5
15 South Dakota State 5 2 22.5
16 Stanford 4 1 21
17t Northern Iowa 6 2 18.5
17t NC State 4 1 18.5
19 North Dakota State 2 2 18
20 Princeton 4 1 16.5
21t Duke 3 1 16
21t Central Michigan 4 2 16
23 Virginia 3 2 13
24 Rutgers 3 1 12.5
25 Rider 2 1 12
26 North Carolina 2 1 11
27 Indiana 2 1 10
28 Edinboro 6 0 9.5
29t Pitt 3 1 8.5
29t Penn 3 1 8.5
31 Wyoming 3 1 8
32t West Virginia 2 1 7
32t Old Dominion 2 1 7
34 Oklahoma 5 0 6.5
35 Iowa State 3 0 5.5
36 Bucknell 3 0 5
37t Army 2 0 4
37t Appalachian State 3 0 4
39 Drexel 2 0 3.5
40 Northern Illinois 2 0 3
41t Navy 2 0 2.5
41t Buffalo 2 0 2.5
41t Campbell U. 2 0 2.5
41t Ohio U. 2 0 2.5
41t Chattanooga 2 0 2.5
46t Eastern Michigan 2 0 2
46t American U. 1 0 2
46t Hofstra 1 0 2
46t Oregon State 1 0 2
50t Binghamton 1 0 1.5
50t Clarion 1 0 1.5
51t CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
51t SIUE 1 0 1
51t Lock Haven 1 0 1
51t Northern Colorado 1 0 1
51t Maryland 1 0 1
51t Purdue 1 0 1
51t Utah Valley 1 0 1
51t Gardner-Webb 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 30, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

 

Rk School Prev W-L
1 Oklahoma State 1st 10-0
2 Penn State 2nd 10-0
3 Iowa 4th 8-2
4 Ohio State 3rd 8-1
5 Virginia Tech 5th 15-1
6 Nebraska 6th 12-1
7 Missouri 7th 9-3
8 NC State 8th 10-1
9 Cornell 9th 9-2
10 Illinois 12th 6-2
11 Rutgers 11th 10-3
12 Lehigh 10th 8-4
13 Minnesota 13th 6-2
14 South Dakota State 14th 10-3
15 Michigan 19th 7-4
16 Northern Iowa 16th 9-2
17 Oklahoma 17th 8-4
18 Central Michigan 18th 3-2
19 Wisconsin 15th 3-4
20 North Dakota State 21st 10-3
21 Stanford 22nd 8-2
22 Appalachian State 23rd 11-2
23 Arizona State 24th 7-4
24 North Carolina 25th 6-5
25 Pittsburgh 20th 8-4

 

WIN’s Jan. 30, 2017 NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Thomas Gilman (1st) Sr. Iowa
2 Nick Suriano (4th) Fr. Penn State
3 Joey Dance (2nd) Sr. Virginia Tech
4 Josh Rodriguez (3rd) Sr. North Dakota State
5 Tim Lambert (5th) Sr. Nebraska
6 Ethan Lizak (6th) So. Minnesota
7 Darian Cruz (8th) Jr. Lehigh
8 Jack Mueller (7th) Fr. Virginia
9 Sean Russell (9th) So. Edinboro
10 Josh Terao (10th) Jr. American U.
11 Dylan Peters (11th) Sr. Northern Iowa
12 Nick Piccininni (13th) RFr. Oklahoma State
13 Conor Youtsey (NR) Sr. Michigan
14 Shakur Laney (14th) So. Ohio U.
15 Johnny Jimenez (15th) Jr. Wisconsin
16 Nathan Kraisser (12th) Sr. Campbell U.
17 Noah Gonser (16th) RFr. Eastern Michigan
18 Jose Rodriguez (17th) RFr. Ohio State
19 Alfredo Rodriguez (18th) Sr. SIUE
20 Elijah Oliver (19th) So. Indiana

 

133 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Nathan Tomasello (1st) Jr. Ohio State
2 Cory Clark (2nd) Sr. Iowa
3 Zane Richards (3rd) Sr. Illinois
4 Eric Montoya (4th) Sr. Nebraska
5 Seth Gross (5th) So. South Dakota State
6 Kaid Brock (6th) So. Oklahoma State
7 Steven Micic (7th) Fr. Michigan
8 Dom Forys (8th) Jr. Pitt
9 Scott Parker (9th) So. Lehigh
10 Josh Alber (10th) Jr. Northern Iowa
11 Kevin Devoy (11th) Sr. Drexel
12 Connor Schram (16th) Jr. Stanford
13 Earl Hall (14th) Sr. Iowa State
14 John Erneste (15th) So. Missouri
15 Bryan Lantry (17th) So. Buffalo
16 Mitch McKee (13th) Fr. Minnesota
17 Cameron Kelly (18th) So. Ohio U.
18 Luke Welch (20th) Jr. Purdue
19 Korbin Myers (19th) RFr. Edinboro
20 Colby Smith (NR) Fr. Appalachian State

 

141 Pounds           

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Dean Heil (1st) Jr. Oklahoma State
2 Joey McKenna (2nd) So. Stanford
3 Kevin Jack (3rd) Jr. NC State
4 Matt Kolodzik (4th) Fr. Princeton
5 Anthony Ashnault (5th) Jr. Rutgers
6 Joseph Ward (6th) Sr. North Carolina
7 George DiCamillo (7th) Sr. Virginia
8 Bryce Meredith (8th) Jr. Wyoming
9 Jayden Eierman (9th) RFr. Missouri
10 Tyler Smith (11th) Jr. Bucknell
11 Logan Everett (12th) Sr. Army
12 Randy Cruz (10th) Sr. Lehigh
13 Colton McCrystal (13th) Jr. Nebraska
14 Jimmy Gulibon (14th) Sr. Penn State
15 Tommy Thorn (16th) So. Minnesota
16 Brock Zacherl (17th) So. Clarion
17 Luke Pletcher (19th) Fr. Ohio State
18 Jared Prince (18th) Fr. Navy
19 Topher Carton (15th) Sr. Iowa
20 Russell Rohlfing (20th) RFr. CSU Bakersfield

 

149 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Zain Retherford (1st) Jr. Penn State
2 Lavion Mayes (4th) Sr. Missouri
3 Anthony Collica (2nd) Sr. Oklahoma State
4 Brandon Sorensen (3rd) Jr. Iowa
5 Micah Jordan (5th) So. Ohio State
6 Solomon Chishko (7th) So. Virginia Tech
7 Justin Oliver (6th) So. Central Michigan
8 Max Thomsen (8th) RFr. Northern Iowa
9 Joey Delgado (10th) Sr. Oregon State
10 Sam Speno (11th) Sr. NC State
11 Patricio Lugo (12th) So. Edinboro
12 Laike Gardner (9th) Sr. Lehigh
13 Steve Bleise (13th) So. Northern Illinois
14 Matt Cimato (14th) Sr. Drexel
15 Joey Galasso (15th) So. Cornell
16 Davion Jeffries (16th) So. Oklahoma
17 Alfred Bannister (17th) So. Maryland
18 Alex Kocer (18th) Sr. South Dakota State
19 Ken Theobold (19th) Sr. Rutgers
20 Jordan Laster (20th) Sr. Princeton

 

157 Pounds           

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Jason Nolf (1st) So. Penn State
2 Michael Kemerer (2nd) RFr. Iowa
3 Tyler Berger (3rd) So. Nebraska
4 Jordan Kutler (4th) RFr. Lehigh
5 Joey Lavallee (6th) Sr. Missouri
6 Joe Smith (5th) So. Oklahoma State
7 Colin Heffernan (8th) Jr. Central Michigan
8 Clay Ream (9th) Jr. North Dakota State
9 Josh Shields (7th) RFr. Arizona State
10 Russell Parsons (11th) Sr. Army
11 Clark Glass (12th) Sr. Oklahoma
12 Sal Mastriani (17th) Sr. Virginia Tech
13 Kyle Langenderfer (18th) Jr. Illinois
14 Archie Colgan (13th) Jr. Wyoming
15 Victor Lopez (10th) Sr. Bucknell
16 Brian Murphy (16th) Sr. Michigan
17 Jake Short (19th) Jr. Minnesota
18 Thomas Bullard (NR) Fr. NC State
19 May Bethea (20th) Jr. Penn
20 Andrew Atkinson (17th) Jr. Virginia

 

165 Pounds

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Isaiah Martinez (1st) Jr. Illinois
2 Logan Massa (2nd) Fr. Michigan
3 Isaac Jordan (3rd) Sr. Wisconsin
4 Daniel Lewis (4th) So. Missouri
5 Chad Walsh (5th) Jr. Rider
6 Vincenzo Joseph (6th) RFr. Penn State
7 Anthony Valencia (7th) RFr. Arizona State
8 Bryce Steiert (8th) So. Northern Iowa
9 Chandler Rogers (10th) So. Oklahoma State
10 Dylan Palacio (9th) Sr. Cornell
11 Austin Matthews (11th) Jr. Edinboro
12 Nick Wanzek (12th) Jr. Minnesota
13 Mitch Minotti (NR) Sr. Lehigh
14 TeShan Campbell (14th) So. Pitt
15 Dylan Cottrell (17th) Sr. West Virginia
16 Jake Faust (16th) Jr. Duke
17 Yoanse Mejias (15th) Jr. Oklahoma
18 Branson Ashworth (18th) So. Wyoming
19 Luke Zilverberg (19th) Jr. South Dakota State
20 Keilan Torres (NR) Jr. Northern Colorado

 

174 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Zahid Valencia (3rd) RFr. Arizona State
2 Bo Jordan (2nd) Jr. Ohio State
3 Brian Realbuto (4th) Sr. Cornell
4 Ryan Preisch (5th) So. Lehigh
5 Zach Epperly (1st) Jr. Virginia Tech
6 Mark Hall (10th) Fr. Penn State
7 Casey Kent (6th) Sr. Penn
8 Kyle Crutchmer (7th) Sr. Oklahoma State
9 Lelund Weatherspoon (8th) Sr. Iowa State
10 Taylor Lujan (9th) RFr. Northern Iowa
11 Ethan Ramos (11th) Jr. North Carolina
12 Myles Amine (12th) RFr. Michigan
13 Alex Meyer (13th) Sr. Iowa
14 Zac Brunson (14th) Sr. Illinois
15 David Kocer (15th) Jr. South Dakota State
16 Jadaen Bernstein (16th) Jr. Navy
17 Jim Wilson (17th) Sr. Stanford
18 Connor Bass (19th) Sr. Duke
19 Jonathan Schleifer (20th) Jr. Princeton
20 Austin Trott (NR) Sr. Appalachian State

 

184 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Gabe Dean (1st) Sr. Cornell
2 Bo Nickal (2nd) So. Penn State
3 Timothy Dudley (3rd) Sr. Nebraska
4 Sammy Brooks (4th) Sr. Iowa
5 Nolan Boyd (5th) Sr. Oklahoma State
6 Nathan Jackson (6th) Sr. Indiana
7 Zach Zavatsky (7th) So. Virginia Tech
8 Jack Dechow (8th) Sr. Old Dominion
9 Myles Martin (9th) So. Ohio State
10 Pat Downey (10th) Jr. Iowa State
11 Mike Macchiavello (11th) Jr. NC State
12 Emery Parker (12th) So. Illinois
13 Nicholas Gravina (13th) Jr. Rutgers
14 Steven Schneider (14th) Jr. Binghamton
15 Dakota Geer (16th) Fr. Edinboro
16 Drew Foster (17th) So. Northern Iowa
17 Bryce Carr (15th) Jr. Chattanooga
18 Jordan Ellingwood (18th) Jr. Central Michigan
19 Hunter Gamble (20th) Sr. Gardner-Webb
20 Ville Heino (NR) Jr. Campbell

 

197 Pounds         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 J’den Cox (1st) Sr. Missouri
2 Brett Pfarr (2nd) Sr. Minnesota
3 Jared Haught (3rd) Jr. Virginia Tech
4 Kollin Moore (4th) RFr. Ohio State
5 Aaron Studebaker (5th) Sr. Nebraska
6 Nate Rotert (6th) Jr. South Dakota State
7 Preston Weigel (7th) So. Oklahoma State
8 Jake Smith (8th) Jr. West Virginia
9 Brett Harner (9th) Sr. Princeton
10 Matt McCutcheon (11th) Jr. Penn State
11 Ryan Wolfe (12th) Sr. Rider
12 Austin Severn (NR) Sr. Central Michigan
13 Kevin Beazley (13th) Jr. Old Dominion
14 Ricky Robertson (14th) Jr. Wisconsin
15 Shawn Scott (10th) Sr. Northern Illinois
16 Tom Sleigh (17th) Jr. Bucknell
17 Frank Mattiace (15th) So. Penn
18 James Benjamin (16th) Sr. Buffalo
19 Brad Johnson (18th) Sr. Oklahoma
20 Tanner Orndorff (20th) RFr. Utah Valley

 

Heavyweight

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Kyle Snyder (1st) Jr. Ohio State
2 Connor Medbery (2nd) Sr. Wisconsin
3 Jake Kasper (5th) Jr. Duke
4 Ty Walz (3rd) Sr. Virginia Tech
5 Nick Nevills (4th) So. Penn State
6 Austin Schafer (6th) Sr. Oklahoma State
7 Michael Kroells (7th) Sr. Minnesota
8 Tanner Hall (8th) So. Arizona State
9 Denzel Dejournette (9th) Sr. Appalachian State
10 Nathan Butler (10th) Jr. Stanford
11 Collin Jensen (11th) Sr. Nebraska
12 Michael Hughes (13th) Sr. Hofstra
13 Ryan Solomon (14th) Jr. Pitt
14 Jared Johnson (12th) Sr. Chattanooga
15 Brooks Black (NR) Jr. Illinois
16 Doug Vollaro (16th) Sr. Lehigh
17 Thomas Haines (NR) So. Lock Haven
18 Ross Larson (18th) Sr. Oklahoma
19 Gage Hutchison (20th) Jr. Eastern Michigan
20 Billy Miller (15th) So. Edinboro

 

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