Top Three Schools remain the same in WIN’s first regular-season poll

Updated: November 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

NEWTON, Iowa — The 2017-18 NCAA Division I season officially began last weekend and many of the top-ranked teams and individuals remain the same in WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Penn State, which has won six of the last seven NCAA championships, remained No. 1 with 116.5 TPI points. WIN ranks eight Nittany Lions in this first regular-season ranking, including four No. 1-ranked wrestlers — Zain Retherford (149 pounds), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (184).

Big Ten Conference rivals Ohio State and Michigan are rated second and third in this week’s TPI. The Buckeyes feature a wrestler at all ten weights and two wrestlers — Nathan Tomasello (125) and heavyweight Kyle Snyder — rated No. 1.

Michigan, which saw all seven ranked wrestlers rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, claims third place with 89.5 points; just eight points ahead of Oklahoma State (81.5) that features six Top-8-ranked wrestlers, including defending champ Dean Heil.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) predicts how many points each team will score and how many All-American each school will produce — based on current individual rankings — in the 2018 NCAA Championships this March.

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 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.

The only changes among top-ranked wrestlers, compared to WIN’s preseason rankings that we announced in September, came at 125 and 174 pounds after defending national champs — Lehigh’s Darian Cruz at 125 and Penn State’s Mark Hall at 174 — lost bouts at the Nov. 5 NWCA All-Star Classic.

WIN will announce its first dual team rankings on Dec. 4.


WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Tournament Power Index

Rk.SchoolTotalTop 8TPI Pts
1.Penn State87116.5
2.Ohio State107110
4.Oklahoma State8681.5
6.Arizona State6451.5
7.NC State7443.5
9t.Virginia Tech4439
13.Northern Iowa4331
15.South Dakota State4124
17.Oregon State4117.5
18t.Central Michigan5117
29.West Virginia119
31.Lock Haven317.5
32.Michigan State217
34t.North Carolina305.5
38t.CSU Bakersfield203
38t.North Dakota State203
42t.Utah Valley202.5
44t.Appalachian State202
44t.American U.202
44t.Iowa State202
44t.Ohio U.102
50t.Cleveland State101.5
50t.Fresno State101.5
50t.Northern Illinois101.5
55t.Eastern Michigan101
55t.Kent State101


WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

1.Nathan TomaselloOhio StateSenior1st
2.Nick SurianoRutgersSophomore2nd
3.Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateSophomore3rd
4.Darian CruzLehighSenior4th
5.Ethan LizakMinnesotaJunior5th
6.Ryan MillhofArizona StateJunior7th
7.Connor SchramStanfordSenior8th
8.Sean FauszNC StateJunior9th
9.Sean RussellEdinboroJunior6th
10.Kyle AkinsBuffaloJunior11th
11.Shakur LaneyOhio U.Junior12th
12.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternRSFreshman13th
13.Ronnie BresserOregon StateJunior15th
14.Luke WelchPurdueSeniorNR
15.Brock HudkinsNorthern IllinoisSophomore14th
16.Johnny JimenezWisconsinSenior17th
17.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSophomore16th
18.Barlow McGheeMissouriSenior19th
19.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyRSFreshman20th
20.Noah GonserEastern MichiganSophomore18th


133 pounds                                               

1.Seth GrossSouth Dakota StateJunior1st
2.Stevan MicicMichiganSophomore2nd
3.Scott ParkerLehighJunior4th
4.Kaid BrockOklahoma StateSophomore3rd
5.Bryan LantryBuffaloJunior5th
6.Mitch McKeeMinnesotaSophomore6th
7.Dom ForysPittSenior7th
8.Jack MuellerVirginiaSophomore8th
9.John ErnesteMissouriJunior9th
10.Scott DelvecchioRutgersSenior10th
11.Luke PletcherOhio StateSophomore11th
12.Tyler GoodwinMarylandSenior12th
13.Nathan BostonCampbellJunior13th
14.Emilio SaavedraFresno StateJunior14th
15.Corey KeenerPenn StateSenior15th
16.Dylan DuncanIllinoisFreshmanNR
17.Anthony TutoloKent StateJunior17th
18.Josh TeraoAmerican U.Junior10th
19.Tariq WilsonNC StateRS Freshman18th
20.Ian ParkerIowa StateFreshman20th


141 pounds                                               

1.Dean HeilOklahoma StateSenior1st
2.Kevin JackNC StateSenior2nd
3.Bryce MeredithWyomingSenior3rd
4.Jaydin EiermanMissouriSophomore4th
5.Anthony AshnaultRutgersSenior5th
6.Joey McKennaOhio StateJunior7th
7.Tommy ThornMinnesotaJunior6th
8.Javier Gasca IIIMichigan StateSenior8th
9.Tyler SmithBucknellSenior9th
10.Yianni DiakomihalisCornellFreshmanNR
11.Jared PrinceNavySophomore10th
12.Josh AlberNorthern IowaJunior11th
13.Brock ZacherlClarionJunior12th
14.Chad RedNebraskaRS FreshmanNR
15.Kanen StorrIowa StateRS Freshman18th
16.Ryan DiehlMarylandJuniorNR
17.Jack HathawayOregon StateSenior13th
18.Cole MartinWisconsinSophomore14th
19.Mitch BengstonNorth Dakota StateSenior15th
20.Tyson DipperyRiderSenior16th


149 pounds                                               

1.Zain RetherfordPenn StateSenior1st
2.Brandon SorensenIowaSenior2nd
3.Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSophomore3rd
4.Matthew KolodzikPrincetonSophomore5th
5.Justin OliverCentral MichiganJunior6th
6.Geo MartinezOklahoma StateSenior7th
7.Solomon ChishkoVirginia TechJunior4th
8.Colton McCrystalNebraskaSenior11th
9.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternRS Freshman9th
10.Steve BleiseMinnesotaJunior8th
11.Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateSophomore13th
12.Troy HeilmannNorth CarolinaSenior15th
13.Josh MarucaArizona StateSophomore10th
14.Alfred BannisterMarylandJunior14th
15.Grant LeethMissouriJuniorNR
16.Matt ZovistoskiAppalachian StateJunior12th
17.Eleazar DelucaRutgersSeniorNR
18.Davion JeffriesOklahomaJunior16th
19.Ronnie PerryLock HavenSenior19th
20.Jamal MorrisNC StateJunior18th


157 pounds                                               

1.Jason NolfPenn StateJunior1st
2.Joey LavalleeMissouriSenior2nd
3.Michael KemererIowaSophomore3rd
4.Tyler BergerNebraskaJunior4th
5.Richie LewisRutgersSenior5th
6.Josh ShieldsArizona StateSophomore8th
7.Alex PantaleoMichiganJunior7th
8.Micah JordanOhio StateJunior6th
9.Colin HeffernanCentral MichiganSenior10th
10.Jake ShortMinnesotaSenior9th
11.Clayton ReamNorth Dakota StateSenior11th
12.B.J. ClagonRiderSenior12th
13.Paul FoxStanfordJunior13th
14.Archie ColganWyomingSenior15th
15.May BetheaPennSenior16th
16.Andrew AtkinsonVirginiaSenior18th
17.Mitch FinesilverDukeJunior19th
18.Luke ZilverbergSouth Dakota StateSeniorNR
19.Kyle LangenderferIllinoisSenior17th
20.Taleb RahmaniPittSeniorNR


165 pounds                                               

1.Vincenzo JosephPenn StateSophomore1st
2.Isaiah MartinezIllinoisSenior2nd
3.Logan MassaMichiganSophomore3rd
4.Chad WalshRiderSenior5th
5.David McFaddenVirginia TechSophomore7th
6.Chandler RogersOklahoma StateJunior4th
7.Nick WanzekMinnesotaSenior9th
8.Chance MarstellerLock HavenJunior11th
9.Te-Shan CampbellOhio StateJunior10th
10.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSophomore6th
11.Branson AshworthWyomingJunior12th
12.Austin MatthewsEdinboroSenior13th
13.Alex MarinelliIowaRS Freshman14th
14.Isaiah WhiteNebraskaSophomore17th
15.Jonathan SchleiferPrincetonSenior15th
16.Kellan TorresNorthern ColoradoSenior16th
17.Cole WalterLehighSophomore18th
18.Lorenzo DeLaRivaCSU BakersfieldSophomore19th
19.Brian HamannNC StateSeniorNR
20.Evan WickWisconsinFreshmanNR



174 pounds                                               

1.Zahid ValenciaArizona StateSophomore1st
2.Mark HallPenn StateSophomore2nd
3.Bo JordanOhio StateSenior3rd
4.Myles AmineMichiganSophomore4th
5.Daniel LewisMissouriJunior5th
6.Brandon WomackCornellJunior7th
7.Jadaen BernsteinNavySenior6th
8.Taylor LujanNorthern IowaSophomore8th
9.Jordan KutlerLehighSophomore10th
10.Ethan RamosNorth CarolinaSenior9th
11.C.J. BruckiCentral MichiganSenior12th
12.Jacobe SmithOklahoma StateSenior13th
13.Keaton SubjeckStanfordSenior14th
14.Ryan ChristensenWisconsinJunior15th
15.Yoanse MejiasOklahomaSenior20th
16.Drew HughesMichigan StateSophomore11th
17.Forrest PrzybyszAppalachian StateSenior17th
18.Jordan PaganoRutgersJunior16th
19.Will SchanyVirginiaJuniorNR
20.David KocerSouth Dakota StateSenior20th


184 pounds                                               

1.Bo NickalPenn StateJunior1st
2.Myles MartinOhio StateJunior2nd
3.Pete RendaNC StateSenior3rd
4.Dominic AbounaderMichiganSenior4th
5.Drew FosterNorthern IowaJunior5th
6.Ryan PreischLehighJunior6th
7.Zack ZavatskyVirginia TechJunior7th
8.Emery ParkerIllinoisJunior8th
9.Jordan EllingwoodCentral MichiganSenior9th
10.Nick GravinaRutgersSenior10th
11.Ricky RobertsonWisconsinSenior11th
12.Steven SchneiderBinghamtonSenior12th
13.Bryce CarrChattanoogaSenior13th
14.Dylan GabelNorthern ColoradoJunior15th
15.Michael ColemanNavySeniorNR
16.Nick CorbaCleveland StateSenior16th
17.Mitch SligaNorthwesternSenior17th
18.Garrett HoffmanBucknellSophomore18th
19.Joe HeyobPennSenior19th
20.Alexander DeCiantisDrexelSenior20th


197 pounds                                               

1.Kollin MooreOhio StateSophomore1st
2.Jared HaughtVirginia TechSenior2nd
3.Preston WeigelOklahoma StateJunior3rd
4.Kevin BeazleyMichiganGraduate4th
5.Willie MiklusMissouriSenior5th
6.Jake SmithWest VirginiaSenior6th
7.Matt McCutcheonPenn StateSenior7th
8.Mike MacchiavelloNC StateSenior8th
9.Nate RotertSouth Dakota StateSenior9th
10.Frank MattiacePennSenior11th
11.Matt WilliamsCSU BakersfieldSenior12th
12.Cash WilckeIowaSophomore13th
13.Christian BrunnerPurdueSophomore16th
14.Corey GriegoOregon StateJunior14th
15.Ben HonisCornellJunior15th
16.Daniel ChaidNorth CarolinaSenior10th
17.Tom SleighBucknellSenior17th
18.Steban CervantesNavySenior18th
19.Jeric KasunicAmerican U.Senior19th
20.Hunter RitterWisconsinSophomore20th



1.Kyle SnyderOhio StateSenior1st
2.Adam CoonMichiganGraduate2nd
3.Amarveer DhesiOregon StateSenior3rd
4.Nick NevillsPenn StateJunior5th
5.Tanner HallArizona StateJunior4th
6.Jacob KasperDukeSenior6th
7.Youssif HemidaMarylandJunior7th
8.Sam StollIowaJunior8th
9.Ryan SolomonPittSenior9th
10.Nathan ButlerStanfordSenior10th
11.Mike HughesHofstraSeniorNR
12.Derek WhiteOklahoma StateJuniorNR
13.Jere HeinoCampbellJunior13th
14.Conan JenningsNorthwesternJunior11th
15.Dustin DennisonUtah ValleySenior15th
16.Billy MillerEdinboroJunior16th
17.Garrett RyanColumbiaSenior17th
18.Thomas HainesLock HavenJunior18th
19.Jordan WoodLehighRS Freshman14th
20.Newton SmerchekCentral MichiganSenior19th


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