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WIN’s Feb 13 Ranks Preview NWCA Nationals Championship Series

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Updated: February 13, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — The National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals Championship Series is set for this weekend with Penn State and Oklahoma State — both undefeated and ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, in WIN’s Feb. 13 rankings — set to meet this Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., in Stillwater, Okla.

The rest of the match-ups in this year’s NWCA National Duals — which features the top eight Big Ten Conference teams traveling to highly-ranked non-Big Ten schools — are as follows with this week’s WIN dual rankings:

Friday, February 17

#11 Rutgers at #12 Lehigh, 7 p.m.

#16 Michigan at #7 NC State, 7 p.m.

Purdue at #14 South Dakota State, 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 18

#3 Iowa at Edinboro, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 19

#4 Ohio State at #8 Cornell, 1 p.m.

#2 Penn State at #1 Oklahoma State, 4 p.m.

Indiana at #20 Appalachian State, 3 p.m.

#6 Nebraska at #5 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.

 

In WIN’s Feb. 13 Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, which predicts how teams will finish in this year’s NCAA Division I Championships, held March 16-18 in St. Louis, defending champion Penn State was ranked No. 1 with 103.5 TPI points, compared to 86.5 TPI points by Oklahoma State. Just behind the Cowboys are Ohio State (82.5) and Iowa (79.5).

The following is a closer look between the match-up between Penn State and Oklahoma State and where each school’s wrestler (per weight) is ranked. PSU’s starter at 133 pounds could be unranked George Carpenter or Triston Law.

Penn State Weight Oklahoma State
#2 Nick Suriano 125 pounds #11 Nick Piccininni
133 pounds #5 Kaid Brock
#13 Jimmy Gulibon 141 pounds #1 Dean Heil
#1 Zain Retherford 149 pounds #2 Anthony Collica
#1 Jason Nolf 157 pounds #6 Joe Smith
#4 Vincenzo Joseph 165 pounds #9 Chandler Rogers
#6 Mark Hall 174 pounds #8 Kyle Crutchmer
#2 Bo Nickal 184 pounds #4 Nolan Boyd
#9 Matt McCutcheon 197 pounds #8 Preston Weigel
#5 Nick Nevills Heavyweight #6 Austin Schafer

WIN’s TPI point totals are based on how individuals will also place in this year’s NCAAs: 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.

 

WIN’s Feb. 13, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

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

 

WIN’s Feb. 13, 2017 Tournament Power Index

                                                 Total           Top 8           TPI

Rk. College     Ranked Ranked   Points
1 Penn State 9 7 103.5
2 Oklahoma State 10 8 86.5
3 Ohio State 8 6 82.5
4 Iowa 8 5 79.5
5 Nebraska 7 5 67
6 Virginia Tech 7 5 63
7 Missouri 6 4 62
8 Lehigh 8 3 40.5
9 Illinois 7 2 40
10 Arizona State 4 4 37.5
11 Cornell 3 2 37
12 Minnesota 7 3 34
13 Wisconsin 3 2 32.5
14 Michigan 5 2 27.5
15 South Dakota State 5 2 22.5
16 NC State 6 1 21
17t Stanford 3 1 18.5
17t North Dakota State 2 2 18.5
19 Princeton 5 1 18
20 Northern Iowa 7 1 16.5
21t Virginia 2 2 16
21t Duke 2 1 16
23 Rutgers 4 1 13
24 Edinboro 6 1 12.5
25 Rider 2 1 12
26 Central Michigan 5 1 11
27 Wyoming 4 1 10
28 West Virginia 2 1 9.5
29t Pitt 3 1 8.5
29t Indiana 1 1 8.5
31 Penn 3 1 8
32t North Carolina 2 1 7
32t Old Dominion 2 1 7
34 Oklahoma 6 0 6.5
35 Bucknell 3 0 5.5
36 Oregon State 3 0 5
37t Army 2 0 4
37t Iowa State 2 0 4
39 Drexel 2 0 3.5
40 Appalachian St 2 0 3
41t Northern Illinois 2 0 2.5
41t Chattanooga 2 0 2.5
41t Buffalo 2 0 2.5
41t Navy 2 0 2.5
41t American U. 1 0 2.5
46t Ohio U. 2 0 2
46t Campbell U. 2 0 2
46t SIUE 1 0 2
46t Lock Haven 1 0 2
50t Maryland 1 0 1.5
50t Binghamton 1 0 1.5
52t Gardner-Webb 1 0 1
52t Clarion 1 0 1
52t Utah Valley 1 0 1
52t Northwestern 1 0 1
52t CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Feb. 13, 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 Darian Cruz (7th) Jr. Lehigh
7 Ethan Lizak (6th) So. Minnesota
8 Jack Mueller (8th) Fr. Virginia
9 Sean Russell (9th) So. Edinboro
10 Josh Terao (10th) Jr. American U.
11 Nick Piccininni (12th) RFr. Oklahoma State
12 Dylan Peters (11th) Sr. Northern Iowa
13 Sean Fausz (13th) So. NC State
14 Drew Templeman (15th) So. Wyoming
15 Alfredo Rodriguez (19th) Sr. SIUE
16 Conor Youtsey (16th) Sr. Michigan
17 Shakur Laney (17th) So. Ohio U.
18 Kyle Akins (18th) So. Buffalo
19 Jose Rodriguez (NR) RFr. Ohio State
20 Nathan Kraisser (14th) Sr. Campbell U.

 

133 Pounds                                                 

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Nathan Tomasello (1st) Jr. Ohio State
2 Eric Montoya (4th) Sr. Nebraska
3 Zane Richards (3rd) Sr. Illinois
4 Seth Gross (5th) So. South Dakota State
5 Kaid Brock (6th) So. Oklahoma State
6 Cory Clark (2nd) Sr. Iowa
7 Steven Micic (7th) Fr. Michigan
8 Dom Forys (8th) Jr. Pitt
9 Scott Parker (9th) So. Lehigh
10 Kevin Devoy (11th) Sr. Drexel
11 Bryan Lantry (14th) So. Buffalo
12 Josh Alber (10th) Jr. Northern Iowa
13 Earl Hall (12th) Sr. Iowa State
14 John Erneste (13th) So. Missouri
15 Joey Palmer (15th) Sr. Oregon State
16 Connor Schram (16th) Jr. Stanford
17 Cameron Kelly (17th) So. Ohio U.
18 Mitch McKee (18th) Fr. Minnesota
19 Korbin Myers (19th) RFr. Edinboro
20 Jamal Morris (20th) 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 (6th) Sr. Virginia
7 Joseph Ward (7th) Sr. North Carolina
8 Bryce Meredith (8th) Jr. Wyoming
9 Jayden Eierman (9th) RFr. Missouri
10 Tyler Smith (10th) Jr. Bucknell
11 Randy Cruz (12th) Sr. Lehigh
12 Logan Everett (11th) Sr. Army
13 Jimmy Gulibon (14th) Sr. Penn State
14 Tommy Thorn (15th) So. Minnesota
15 Luke Pletcher (17th) Fr. Ohio State
16 Topher Carton (19th) Sr. Iowa
17 Colton McCrystal (13th) Jr. Nebraska
18 Jared Prince (18th) Fr. Navy
19 Brock Zacherl (16th) So. Clarion
20 Michael Longo (NR) Jr. Oklahoma

 

149 Pounds                                                 

Rk Name Prev. Yr. School
1 Zain Retherford (1st) Jr. Penn State
2 Anthony Collica (3rd) Sr. Oklahoma State
3 Brandon Sorensen (4th) Jr. Iowa
4 Micah Jordan (5th) So. Ohio State
5 Lavion Mayes (2nd) Sr. Missouri
6 Solomon Chishko (6th) So. Virginia Tech
7 Max Thomsen (10th) RFr. Northern Iowa
8 Justin Oliver (7th) So. Central Michigan
9 Patricio Lugo (9th) So. Edinboro
10 Sam Speno (8th) Sr. NC State
11 Laike Gardner (11th) Sr. Lehigh
12 Joey Delgado (12th) Sr. Oregon State
13 Davion Jeffries (13th) So. Oklahoma
14 Steve Bleise (14th) So. Northern Illinois
15 Matt Cimato (15th) Sr. Drexel
16 Alfred Bannister (16th) So. Maryland
17 Alex Kocer (17th) Sr. South Dakota State
18 Ken Theobold (18th) Sr. Rutgers
19 Jordan Laster (19th) Sr. Princeton
20 Eric Barone (20th) 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 (7th) Jr. North Dakota State
8 Josh Shields (8th) RFr. Arizona State
9 Russell Parsons (9th) Sr. Army
10 Clark Glass (10th) Sr. Oklahoma
11 Colin Heffernan (11th) Jr. Central Michigan
12 Sal Mastriani (12th) Sr. Virginia Tech
13 Kyle Langenderfer (13th) Jr. Illinois
14 Brian Murphy (14th) Sr. Michigan
15 Archie Colgan (15th) Jr. Wyoming
16 Victor Lopez (16th) Sr. Bucknell
17 Jake Short (17th) Jr. Minnesota
18 Thomas Bullard (18th) Fr. NC State
19 May Bethea (19th) Jr. Penn
20 John Van Brill (NR) So. Rutgers

 

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 Vincenzo Joseph (6th) RFr. Penn State
5 Chad Walsh (5th) Jr. Rider
6 Anthony Valencia (7th) RFr. Arizona State
7 Daniel Lewis (4th) So. Missouri
8 Austin Matthews (8th) Jr. Edinboro
9 Chandler Rogers (9th) So. Oklahoma State
10 Bryce Steiert (11th) So. Northern Iowa
11 Dylan Palacio (10th) Sr. Cornell
12 Nick Wanzek (12th) Jr. Minnesota
13 Mitch Minotti (14th) Sr. Lehigh
14 TeShan Campbell (15th) So. Pitt
15 Branson Ashworth (18th) So. Wyoming
16 Yoanse Mejias (13th) Jr. Oklahoma
17 Dylan Cottrell (16th) Sr. West Virginia
18 Lorenzo De La Riva (19th) RFr. CSU Bakersfield
19 Joey Gunther (NR) RFr. Iowa
20 Luke Zilverberg (20th) 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 (15th) Jr. Navy
16 David Kocer (16th) Jr. South Dakota State
17 C.J. Brucki (17th) Jr. Central Michigan
18 Austin Trott (18th) Sr. Appalachian State
19 Jonathan Schleifer (19th) Jr. Princeton
20 Connor Bass (20th) Sr. Duke

 

184 Pounds                                                 

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

 

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 Jake Smith (7th) Jr. West Virginia
7 Nate Rotert (6th) Jr. South Dakota State
8 Preston Weigel (8th) So. Oklahoma State
9 Matt McCutcheon (10th) Jr. Penn State
10 Ryan Wolfe (11th) Sr. Rider
11 Brett Harner (9th) Sr. Princeton
12 Kevin Beazley (12th) Jr. Old Dominion
13 Austin Severn (14th) Sr. Central Michigan
14 Ricky Robertson (13th) Jr. Wisconsin
15 Shawn Scott (15th) Sr. Northern Illinois
16 Tom Sleigh (16th) Jr. Bucknell
17 Frank Mattiace (17th) So. Penn
18 Brad Johnson (19th) Sr. Oklahoma
19 Jacob Holschlag (NR) RFr. Northern Iowa
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 (10th) Sr. Nebraska
11 Nathan Butler (11th) Jr. Stanford
12 Ryan Solomon (13th) Jr. Pitt
13 Jared Johnson (14th) Sr. Chattanooga
14 Brooks Black (15th) Jr. Illinois
15 Doug Vollaro (16th) Sr. Lehigh
16 Thomas Haines (17th) So. Lock Haven
17 Ross Larson (18th) Sr. Oklahoma
18 Billy Miller (19th) So. Edinboro
19 Cody Crawford (20th) Jr. Oregon State
20 Ray O’Donnell (NR) Sr. Princeton

 

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