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Penn State takes over top spot in WIN’s Jan. 23 TPI

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Updated: January 23, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State not only won a big dual meet at Iowa last Friday but the Nittany Lions have taken over the top sport in the Tournament Power Index of WIN’s Jan. 23 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

With nine ranked wrestlers, including six ranked in the Top 8 of their weight class, the Nittany Lions have earned 95.5 TPI points in this week’s tournament rankings, just five points more than No. 2 Oklahoma State (90.5), which features ten ranked wrestlers and eight in the Top 8.

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.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State (8-0) held onto the top spot in WIN’s Dual Team rankings after beating South Dakota State last weekend, while Penn State (8-0) and Ohio State (8-0) are ranked second and third, respectively, in the dual rankings.

Ohio State, which moved up to No. 3 in the TPI rankings, is scheduled to face the Hawkeyes this Friday in Iowa City, then will travel a week later to take on Penn State in a Feb. 3 dual. Neither Penn State nor Ohio State are scheduled to meet Oklahoma State in a regular-season dual but either the Lions or Buckeyes could meet the Cowboys in the NWCA Championship Dual Series, Feb. 19, when the top eight Big Ten teams will face the top schools from the other Division I conferences.

 

WIN’s Jan. 23, 2017 NCAA Div. I Tournament Power Index (TPI)

                                 Total     Top 8 TPI
Rank School                 Ranked Ranked Points
1 Penn State 9 6 95.5
2 Oklahoma State 10 8 90.5
3 Ohio State 8 5 82.5
4 Iowa 7 5 81
5 Virginia Tech 7 6 77.5
6 Nebraska 7 5 63
7 Missouri 6 4 57.5
8 Illinois 5 2 38
9 Minnesota 7 3 37.5
10t Cornell 5 2 37
10t Lehigh 8 3 37
12 Wisconsin 4 2 32.5
13 Arizona State 4 4 32
14 Michigan 4 2 26
15 South Dakota State 6 2 24
16 Stanford 5 1 21.5
17 NC State 5 1 20.5
18 Northern Iowa 7 2 19
19 Princeton 4 1 16.5
20t Central Michigan 3 2 15.5
20t North Dakota State 2 1 15.5
22 Virginia 3 2 14
23t Rutgers 3 1 12.5
23t Duke 3 1 12.5
25t Rider 2 1 12
25t North Carolina 3 1 12
27 Penn 3 1 11.5
28t Indiana 2 1 10
28t Edinboro 6 0 10
30 Iowa State 3 1 9
30t Pitt 3 1 8.5
32 Wyoming 3 1 8
33t Oklahoma 5 0 7
33t Old Dominion 2 1 7
35 West Virginia 2 1 6.5
36 Bucknell 3 0 5
37 Army 2 0 4
38t Drexel 2 0 3.5
38t Northern Illinois 2 0 3.5
38t Chattanooga 2 0 3.5
41 Appalachian State 2 0 3
42t Ohio U. 2 0 2.5
42t Navy 2 0 2.5
42t Eastern Michigan 2 0 2.5
42t Buffalo 2 0 2.5
46t Campbell U. 1 0 2
45t American U. 1 0 2
45t Oregon State 1 0 2
49t Binghamton 1 0 1.5
49t Hofstra 1 0 1.5
51t CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
51t Gardner-Webb 1 0 1
51t Maryland 1 0 1
51t SIUE 1 0 1
51t Michigan State 1 0 1
51t Purdue 1 0 1
51t Utah Valley 1 0 1
51t Clarion 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 23, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

 

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

 

 

 

 

WIN’s Jan. 23, 2017 NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

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

 

133 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Nathan Tomasello (1st) Jr. Ohio State
2 Cory Clark (3rd) Sr. Iowa
3 Zane Richards (5th) Sr. Illinois
4 Eric Montoya (4th) Sr. Nebraska
5 Seth Gross (6th) So. South Dakota State
6 Kaid Brock (2nd) 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 Jamal Morris (12th) So. NC State
13 Mitch McKee (13th) Fr. Minnesota
14 Earl Hall (14th) Sr. Iowa State
15 John Erneste (15th) So. Missouri
16 Connor Schram (16th) Jr. Stanford
17 Bryan Lantry (17th) So. Buffalo
18 Cameron Kelly (18th) So. Ohio U.
19 Korbin Myers (NR) RFr. Edinboro
20 Luke Welch (NR) Jr. Purdue

 

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 Jaydin Eierman (9th) RFr. Missouri
10 Randy Cruz (10th) Sr. Lehigh
11 Tyler Smith (11th) Jr. Bucknell
12 Logan Everett (12th) Sr. Army
13 Colton McCrystal (13th) Jr. Nebraska
14 Jimmy Gulibon (15th) Sr. Penn State
15 Topher Carton (14th) Sr. Iowa
16 Tommy Thorn (16th) So. Minnesota
17 Brock Zacherl (17th) So. Clarion
18 Jared Prince (18th) Fr. Navy
19 Luke Pletcher (19th) Fr. Ohio State
20 Russell Rohlfing (20th) RFr. CSU Bakersfield

 

149 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Zain Retherford (1st) Jr. Penn State
2 Anthony Collica (2nd) Sr. Oklahoma State
3 Brandon Sorensen (3rd) Jr. Iowa
4 Lavion Mayes (4th) Sr. Missouri
5 Micah Jordan (5th) So. Ohio State
6 Justin Oliver (6th) So. Central Michigan
7 Solomon Chishko (7th) So. Virginia Tech
8 Max Thomsen (8th) RFr. Northern Iowa
9 Laike Gardner (9th) Sr. Lehigh
10 Joey Delgado (10th) Sr. Oregon State
11 Sam Speno (11th) Sr. NC State
12 Patricio Lugo (12th) So. Edinboro
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 (NR) 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 Joe Smith (5th) So. Oklahoma State
6 Joey Lavallee (6th) Sr. Missouri
7 Josh Shields (7th) RFr. Arizona State
8 Colin Heffernan (8th) Jr. Central Michigan
9 Clay Ream (11th) Jr. North Dakota State
10 Victor Lopez (12th) Sr. Bucknell
11 Russell Parsons (14th) Sr. Army
12 Clark Glass (15th) Sr. Oklahoma
13 Archie Colgan (16th) Jr. Wyoming
14 Colin Holler (13th) Jr. South Dakota State
15 Sal Mastriani (18th) Sr. Virginia Tech
16 Brian Murphy (9th) Sr. Michigan
17 Andrew Atkinson (10th) Jr. Virginia
18 Kyle Langenderfer (NR) Jr. Illinois
19 Jake Short (19th) Jr. Minnesota
20 May Bethea (20th) Jr. Penn

 

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 Dylan Palacio (9th) Sr. Cornell
10 Chandler Rogers (10th) So. Oklahoma State
11 Austin Matthews (12th) Jr. Edinboro
12 Nick Wanzek (14th) Jr. Minnesota
13 Cole Walter (NR) Fr. Lehigh
14 TeShan Campbell (15th) So. Pitt
15 Yoanse Mejias (19th) Jr. Oklahoma
16 Jake Faust (16th) Jr. Duke
17 Dylan Cottrell (11th) Sr. West Virginia
18 Branson Ashworth (17th) So. Wyoming
19 Luke Zilverberg (18th) Jr. South Dakota State
20 Drew Hughes (20th) Fr. Michigan State

 

174 Pounds                                         

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

 

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 Bryce Carr (15th) Jr. Chattanooga
16 Dakota Geer (17th) Fr. Edinboro
17 Drew Foster (18th) So. Northern Iowa
18 Jordan Ellingwood (19th) Jr. Central Michigan
19 Chip Ness (20th) Jr. North Carolina
20 Hunter Gamble (16th) Sr. Gardner-Webb

 

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 (5th) RFr. Ohio State
5 Aaron Studebaker (6th) Sr. Nebraska
6 Nate Rotert (7th) Jr. South Dakota State
7 Preston Weigel (4th) So. Oklahoma State
8 Jake Smith (8th) Jr. West Virginia
9 Brett Harner (9th) Sr. Princeton
10 Shawn Scott (10th) Sr. Northern Illinois
11 Matt McCutcheon (12th) Jr. Penn State
12 Ryan Wolfe (13th) Sr. Rider
13 Kevin Beazley (11th) Jr. Old Dominion
14 Ricky Robertson (14th) Jr. Wisconsin
15 Frank Mattiace (15th) So. Penn
16 James Benjamin (18th) Sr. Buffalo
17 Tom Sleigh (17th) Jr. Bucknell
18 Brad Johnson (NR) Sr. Oklahoma
19 Owen Scott (19th) Sr. Cornell
20 Tanner Orndorff (NR) RFr. Utah Valley

 

Heavyweight

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

 

 

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