Pac 12 champ Arizona State features five in WIN’s Feb. 27 Rankings

Updated: February 27, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — Arizona State opened up the 2017 NCAA postseason with its first Pac-12 championship in 11 years on Sunday night and the Sun Devils now feature five ranked wrestlers in WIN’s Feb. 27 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Among ASU’s five conference champs are three individuals who are rated in the top 8 of their weight classes — Anthony Valencia (6th at 165), Zahid Valencia (1st at 174), and Tanner Hall (8th at heavyweight) — and have the Sun Devils ranked No. 11 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index.

With the seven remaining NCAA qualifying tournaments set to take place this weekend, defending NCAA champion Penn State remains No. 1 with 115.5 TPI points, followed by Oklahoma State (90), Ohio State (84) and Iowa (75.5).

WIN’s TPI point totals are based on projections of how individuals could place at this year’s NCAAs, which will take place March 16-18 in St. Louis: 1st – 20 (16 All-American 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 following are the dates and locations of the final seven tournaments that will eventually qualify 330 wrestlers to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships.


March 3-4Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling AssociationLewisburg, Pa.
March 4Atlantic Coast ConferenceRaleigh, N.C.
 Eastern Wrestling LeagueBloomsburg, Pa.
 Southern ConferenceCharleston, S.C.
March 4-5Big Ten ConferenceBloomington, Ind.
 Big 12 ConferenceTulsa, Okla.
 Mid-American ConferenceCedar Falls, Iowa


WIN’s Feb. 27, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

                                  Total     Top 8         TPI
Rk.College                   Ranked   Ranked   Points
1Penn State98115.5
2Oklahoma State10890
3Ohio State8684
5Virginia Tech7565.5
11Arizona State5337.5
15South Dakota State5222
16NC State6121
18North Dakota State2218
20Northern Iowa7117
25tWest Virginia2111
30tNorth Carolina218.5
30tOld Dominion218.5
33Central Michigan507.5
36tNorthern Illinois304
36tOregon State304
40tIowa State203
44tAmerican U.102
44tAppalachian State102
44tCampbell U.202
44tOhio U.202
48tBinghamton1 01.5
50tCSU Bakersfield101
50tLock Haven101


WIN’s Feb. 27, 2017 NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

1Thomas Gilman(1st)Sr.Iowa
2Nick Suriano(2nd)Fr.Penn State
3Joey Dance(3rd)Sr.Virginia Tech
4Josh Rodriguez(4th)Sr.North Dakota State
5Tim Lambert(5th)Sr.Nebraska
6Darian Cruz(6th)Jr.Lehigh
7Ethan Lizak(7th)So.Minnesota
8Jack Mueller(8th)Fr.Virginia
9Sean Russell(9th)So.Edinboro
10Josh Terao(10th)Jr.American U.
11Nick Piccininni(11th)RFr.Oklahoma State
12Dylan Peters(12th)Sr.Northern Iowa
13Sean Fausz(13th)So.NC State
14Drew Templeman(14th)So.Wyoming
15Alfredo Rodriguez(15th)Sr.SIUE
16Conor Youtsey(16th)Sr.Michigan
17Shakur Laney(17th)So.Ohio U.
18Kyle Akins(18th)So.Buffalo
19Jose Rodriguez(19th)RFr.Ohio State
20Nathan Kraisser(20th)Sr.Campbell U.


133 Pounds                                                 

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


141 Pounds           

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


149 Pounds                                                 

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


157 Pounds             

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


165 Pounds

1Isaiah Martinez(1st)Jr.Illinois
2Logan Massa(2nd)Fr.Michigan
3Isaac Jordan(3rd)Sr.Wisconsin
4Vincenzo Joseph(4th)RFr.Penn State
5Chad Walsh(5th)Jr.Rider
6Anthony Valencia(6th)RFr.Arizona State
7Daniel Lewis(7th)So.Missouri
8Chandler Rogers(8th)So.Oklahoma State
9Bryce Steiert(9th)So.Northern Iowa
10Mitch Minotti(10th)Sr.Lehigh
11Dylan Cottrell(11th)Sr.West Virginia
12Austin Matthews(12th)Jr.Edinboro
13Nick Wanzek(13th)Jr.Minnesota
14TeShan Campbell(14th)So.Pitt
15Branson Ashworth(15th)So.Wyoming
16Yoanse Mejias(16th)Jr.Oklahoma
17Lorenzo De La Riva(17th)RFr.CSU Bakersfield
18Joey Gunther(18th)RFr.Iowa
19Luke Zilverberg(19th)Jr.South Dakota State
20Keaton Subjeck(20th)Jr.Stanford


174 Pounds                                                 

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


184 Pounds                                                 

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


197 Pounds           

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



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


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