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Penn State ranked No. 1 in both WIN’s Feb. 6 Dual and Tournament rankings

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Updated: February 8, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State won the road dual at Ohio State last weekend to remain undefeated and is now rated No. 1 in both WIN’s dual-meet rankings and Tournament Power Index (TPI) in the Feb. 6 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Nittany Lions raised their dual record to 11-0 with the 32-12 victory over Ohio State last Friday in Columbus, Ohio, and have two more regular season home dual meets remaining this weekend: Friday vs. Illinois and Sunday vs. Maryland.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 2 in WIN’s dual rankings was Oklahoma State, which also remained undefeated (12-0) with wins at Edinboro and Kent State and will wrap up the regular season at home this weekend with duals against Wyoming and Oklahoma this Friday and Sunday.

By winning both their final duals this weekend, these top two teams would meet in the upcoming NWCA National Duals Series, Feb. 19, when Oklahoma State would play host to Penn State. Last year, the Lions beat the Cowboys at home in the championship dual of this series of duals that will feature the top eight Big Ten schools and top teams from the non-Big Ten conferences.

Penn State and Oklahoma State also remain No. 1 and 2 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI). The Lions have nine ranked wrestlers, seven in the Top 8 at their weights, and earned 103.5 TPI points compared to the Cowboys who feature 10 ranked wrestlers for 86.5 TPI points.

Just behind are Ohio State and Iowa with 82.5 and 79.5 TPI points, respectively. The Hawkeyes are rated above the Buckeyes in the dual rankings.

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 Feb. 6, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

 

                                 Total     Top 8 TPI
Rk School           Ranked Ranked Points
1 Penn State 9 7 103.5
2 Oklahoma State 10 8 86.5
3 Ohio State 7 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 Illinois 7 2 40.5
9 Lehigh 8 3 40
10 Arizona State 4 4 37.5
11 Minnesota 7 3 37
12 Cornell 3 2 34
13 Wisconsin 3 2 32.5
14 Michigan 5 2 27.5
15 NC State 6 2 22.5
16 South Dakota State 5 2 21
17t North Dakota State 2 2 18.5
17t Stanford 3 1 18.5
19 Princeton 4 1 18
20 Duke 3 1 16.5
21t Edinboro 6 1 16
21t Virginia 3 2 16
23 Rutgers 3 1 13
24 Central Michigan 5 1 12.5
25 Rider 2 1 12
26 Northern Iowa 6 0 11
27 Indiana 2 1 10
28 Wyoming 4 1 9.5
29t North Carolina 2 1 8.5
29t Pitt 3 1 8.5
31 Penn 3 1 8
32t Old Dominion 2 1 7
32t West Virginia 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 Oregon State 3 0 4
39 Drexel 2 0 3.5
40t Chattanooga 3 0 3
41t Appalachian State 2 0 2.5
41t Buffalo 3 0 2.5
41t Campbell U. 2 0 2.5
41t Northern Illinois 2 0 2.5
41t Navy 2 0 2.5
46t American U. 1 0 2
46t CSU Bakersfield 2 0 2
46t Hofstra 1 0 2
46t Ohio U. 2 0 2
50t Clarion 1 0 1.5
50t Maryland 1 0 1.5
52t Binghamton 1 0 1
52t Lock Haven 1 0 1
52t SIU-Edwardsville 1 0 1
52t Utah Valley 1 0 1

 

 

 

WIN’s Feb. 6, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

 

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

 

WIN’s Feb. 6, 2017 NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Thomas Gilman (1st) Sr. Iowa
2 Nick Suriano (2nd) Fr. Penn State
3 Joey Dance (3rd) Sr. Virginia Tech
4 Josh Rodriguez (4th) Sr. North Dakota State
5 Tim Lambert (5th) Sr. Nebraska
6 Ethan Lizak (6th) So. Minnesota
7 Darian Cruz (7th) Jr. Lehigh
8 Jack Mueller (8th) 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 (12th) RFr. Oklahoma State
13 Sean Fausz (NR) So. NC State
14 Nathan Kraisser (16th) Sr. Campbell U.
15 Drew Templeman (NR) So. Wyoming
16 Conor Youtsey (13th) Sr. Michigan
17 Shakur Laney (14th) So. Ohio U.
18 Kyle Akins (NR) So. Buffalo
19 Alfredo Rodriguez (19th) Sr. SIUE
20 Elijah Oliver (20th) 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 Earl Hall (13th) Sr. Iowa State
13 John Erneste (14th) So. Missouri
14 Bryan Lantry (15th) So. Buffalo
15 Joey Palmer (NR) Sr. Oregon State
16 Connor Schram (12th) Jr. Stanford
17 Cameron Kelly (17th) So. Ohio U.
18 Mitch McKee (16th) Fr. Minnesota
19 Korbin Myers (19th) RFr. Edinboro
20 Jamal Morris (NR) So. NC 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 George DiCamillo (7th) Sr. Virginia
7 Joseph Ward (6th) Sr. North Carolina
8 Bryce Meredith (8th) Jr. Wyoming
9 Jayden Eierman (9th) RFr. Missouri
10 Tyler Smith (10th) Jr. Bucknell
11 Logan Everett (11th) Sr. Army
12 Randy Cruz (12th) Sr. Lehigh
13 Colton McCrystal (13th) Jr. Nebraska
14 Jimmy Gulibon (14th) Sr. Penn State
15 Tommy Thorn (15th) So. Minnesota
16 Brock Zacherl (16th) So. Clarion
17 Luke Pletcher (17th) Fr. Ohio State
18 Jared Prince (18th) Fr. Navy
19 Topher Carton (19th) 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 (2nd) Sr. Missouri
3 Anthony Collica (3rd) Sr. Oklahoma State
4 Brandon Sorensen (4th) Jr. Iowa
5 Micah Jordan (5th) So. Ohio State
6 Solomon Chishko (6th) So. Virginia Tech
7 Justin Oliver (7th) So. Central Michigan
8 Sam Speno (10th) Sr. NC State
9 Patricio Lugo (11th) So. Edinboro
10 Max Thomsen (8th) RFr. Northern Iowa
11 Laike Gardner (12th) Sr. Lehigh
12 Joey Delgado (9th) Sr. Oregon State
13 Davion Jeffries (16th) So. Oklahoma
14 Steve Bleise (13th) So. Northern Illinois
15 Matt Cimato (14th) Sr. Drexel
16 Alfred Bannister (17th) So. Maryland
17 Alex Kocer (18th) Sr. South Dakota State
18 Ken Theobold (19th) Sr. Rutgers
19 Jordan Laster (20th) Sr. Princeton
20 Eric Barone (NR) Fr. Illinois

 

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 (5th) Sr. Missouri
6 Joe Smith (6th) So. Oklahoma State
7 Clay Ream (8th) Jr. North Dakota State
8 Josh Shields (9th) RFr. Arizona State
9 Russell Parsons (10th) Sr. Army
10 Clark Glass (11th) Sr. Oklahoma
11 Colin Heffernan (7th) Jr. Central Michigan
12 Sal Mastriani (12th) Sr. Virginia Tech
13 Kyle Langenderfer (13th) Jr. Illinois
14 Brian Murphy (16th) Sr. Michigan
15 Archie Colgan (14th) Jr. Wyoming
16 Victor Lopez (15th) Sr. Bucknell
17 Jake Short (17th) Jr. Minnesota
18 Thomas Bullard (18th) Fr. NC State
19 May Bethea (19th) Jr. Penn
20 Andrew Atkinson (20th) 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 Austin Matthews (11th) Jr. Edinboro
9 Chandler Rogers (9th) So. Oklahoma State
10 Dylan Palacio (10th) Sr. Cornell
11 Bryce Steiert (8th) So. Northern Iowa
12 Nick Wanzek (12th) Jr. Minnesota
13 Yoanse Mejias (17th) Jr. Oklahoma
14 Mitch Minotti (13th) Sr. Lehigh
15 TeShan Campbell (14th) So. Pitt
16 Dylan Cottrell (15th) Sr. West Virginia
17 Jake Faust (16th) Jr. Duke
18 Branson Ashworth (18th) So. Wyoming
19 Lorenzo De La Riva (NR) RFr. CSU Bakersfield
20 Luke Zilverberg (19th) Jr. South Dakota State

 

174 Pounds                                         

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Zahid Valencia (1st) RFr. Arizona State
2 Bo Jordan (2nd) Jr. Ohio State
3 Brian Realbuto (3rd) Sr. Cornell
4 Ryan Preisch (4th) So. Lehigh
5 Zach Epperly (5th) Jr. Virginia Tech
6 Mark Hall (6th) Fr. Penn State
7 Casey Kent (7th) Sr. Penn
8 Kyle Crutchmer (8th) Sr. Oklahoma State
9 Lelund Weatherspoon (9th) Sr. Iowa State
10 Taylor Lujan (10th) 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 Jadaen Bernstein (16th) Jr. Navy
16 David Kocer (15th) Jr. South Dakota State
17 C.J. Brucki (NR) Jr. Central Michigan
18 Austin Trott (20th) Sr. Appalachian State
19 Jonathan Schleifer (19th) Jr. Princeton
20 Connor Bass (18th) Sr. Duke

 

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 (15th) Fr. Edinboro
16 Drew Foster (16th) So. Northern Iowa
17 Bryce Carr (17th) Jr. Chattanooga
18 Jordan Ellingwood (18th) Jr. Central Michigan
19 Ville Heino (20th) Jr. Campbell
20 Bryce Carr (NR) Jr. Chattanooga

 

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 Jake Smith (8th) Jr. West Virginia
8 Preston Weigel (7th) So. Oklahoma State
9 Brett Harner (9th) Sr. Princeton
10 Matt McCutcheon (10th) Jr. Penn State
11 Ryan Wolfe (11th) Sr. Rider
12 Kevin Beazley (13th) Jr. Old Dominion
13 Ricky Robertson (14th) Jr. Wisconsin
14 Austin Severn (12th) Sr. Central Michigan
15 Shawn Scott (15th) Sr. Northern Illinois
16 Tom Sleigh (16th) Jr. Bucknell
17 Frank Mattiace (17th) So. Penn
18 James Benjamin (18th) Sr. Buffalo
19 Brad Johnson (19th) 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 (3rd) Jr. Duke
4 Ty Walz (4th) Sr. Virginia Tech
5 Nick Nevills (5th) 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 Collin Jensen (11th) Sr. Nebraska
11 Nathan Butler (10th) Jr. Stanford
12 Michael Hughes (12th) Sr. Hofstra
13 Ryan Solomon (13th) Jr. Pitt
14 Jared Johnson (14th) Sr. Chattanooga
15 Brooks Black (15th) Jr. Illinois
16 Doug Vollaro (16th) Sr. Lehigh
17 Thomas Haines (17th) So. Lock Haven
18 Ross Larson (18th) Sr. Oklahoma
19 Billy Miller (20th) So. Edinboro
20 Cody Crawford (NR) Jr. Oregon State

 

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