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

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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. School Total Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Penn State 8 7 116.5
2. Ohio State 10 7 110
3. Michigan 7 7 89.5
4. Oklahoma State 8 6 81.5
5. Missouri 7 4 53
6. Arizona State 6 4 51.5
7. NC State 7 4 43.5
8. Rutgers 7 3 42
9t. Lehigh 6 3 39
9t. Virginia Tech 4 4 39
11. Iowa 5 3 38.5
12. Minnesota 6 4 36
13. Northern Iowa 4 3 31
14. Illinois 5 2 27
15. South Dakota State 4 1 24
16. Nebraska 4 2 19.5
17. Oregon State 4 1 17.5
18t. Central Michigan 5 1 17
18t. Wyoming 3 1 17
20. Rider 3 1 15.5
21. Princeton 2 1 14.5
22. Cornell 3 1 12.5
23. Buffalo 2 1 12
24t. Maryland 4 1 11.5
24t. Stanford 4 1 11.5
26. Navy 4 1 11
27. Duke 2 1 10
28. Pitt 3 1 9.5
29. West Virginia 1 1 9
30t. Virginia 3 1 8
30t. Wisconsin 6 0 8
31. Lock Haven 3 1 7.5
32. Michigan State 2 1 7
33. Northwestern 4 0 6.5
34t. Edinboro 3 0 5.5
34t. North Carolina 3 0 5.5
36. Penn 3 0 4.5
37. Bucknell 3 0 4
38t. Campbell 2 0 3
38t. CSU Bakersfield 2 0 3
38t. North Dakota State 2 0 3
38t. Purdue 2 0 3
42t. Oklahoma 2 0 2.5
42t. Utah Valley 2 0 2.5
44t. Appalachian State 2 0 2
44t. American U. 2 0 2
44t. Binghamton 1 0 2
44t. Hofstra 1 0 2
44t. Iowa State 2 0 2
44t. Ohio U. 1 0 2
50t. Chattanooga 1 0 1.5
50t. Clarion 1 0 1.5
50t. Cleveland State 1 0 1.5
50t. Fresno State 1 0 1.5
50t. Northern Illinois 1 0 1.5
55t. Columbia 1 0 1
55t. Drexel 1 0 1
55t. Eastern Michigan 1 0 1
55t. Kent State 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Nathan Tomasello Ohio State Senior 1st
2. Nick Suriano Rutgers Sophomore 2nd
3. Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Sophomore 3rd
4. Darian Cruz Lehigh Senior 4th
5. Ethan Lizak Minnesota Junior 5th
6. Ryan Millhof Arizona State Junior 7th
7. Connor Schram Stanford Senior 8th
8. Sean Fausz NC State Junior 9th
9. Sean Russell Edinboro Junior 6th
10. Kyle Akins Buffalo Junior 11th
11. Shakur Laney Ohio U. Junior 12th
12. Sebastian Rivera Northwestern RSFreshman 13th
13. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Junior 15th
14. Luke Welch Purdue Senior NR
15. Brock Hudkins Northern Illinois Sophomore 14th
16. Johnny Jimenez Wisconsin Senior 17th
17. Travis Piotrowski Illinois Sophomore 16th
18. Barlow McGhee Missouri Senior 19th
19. Taylor Lamont Utah Valley RSFreshman 20th
20. Noah Gonser Eastern Michigan Sophomore 18th

 

133 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Seth Gross South Dakota State Junior 1st
2. Stevan Micic Michigan Sophomore 2nd
3. Scott Parker Lehigh Junior 4th
4. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Sophomore 3rd
5. Bryan Lantry Buffalo Junior 5th
6. Mitch McKee Minnesota Sophomore 6th
7. Dom Forys Pitt Senior 7th
8. Jack Mueller Virginia Sophomore 8th
9. John Erneste Missouri Junior 9th
10. Scott Delvecchio Rutgers Senior 10th
11. Luke Pletcher Ohio State Sophomore 11th
12. Tyler Goodwin Maryland Senior 12th
13. Nathan Boston Campbell Junior 13th
14. Emilio Saavedra Fresno State Junior 14th
15. Corey Keener Penn State Senior 15th
16. Dylan Duncan Illinois Freshman NR
17. Anthony Tutolo Kent State Junior 17th
18. Josh Terao American U. Junior 10th
19. Tariq Wilson NC State RS Freshman 18th
20. Ian Parker Iowa State Freshman 20th

 

141 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Dean Heil Oklahoma State Senior 1st
2. Kevin Jack NC State Senior 2nd
3. Bryce Meredith Wyoming Senior 3rd
4. Jaydin Eierman Missouri Sophomore 4th
5. Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Senior 5th
6. Joey McKenna Ohio State Junior 7th
7. Tommy Thorn Minnesota Junior 6th
8. Javier Gasca III Michigan State Senior 8th
9. Tyler Smith Bucknell Senior 9th
10. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Freshman NR
11. Jared Prince Navy Sophomore 10th
12. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Junior 11th
13. Brock Zacherl Clarion Junior 12th
14. Chad Red Nebraska RS Freshman NR
15. Kanen Storr Iowa State RS Freshman 18th
16. Ryan Diehl Maryland Junior NR
17. Jack Hathaway Oregon State Senior 13th
18. Cole Martin Wisconsin Sophomore 14th
19. Mitch Bengston North Dakota State Senior 15th
20. Tyson Dippery Rider Senior 16th

 

149 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Zain Retherford Penn State Senior 1st
2. Brandon Sorensen Iowa Senior 2nd
3. Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Sophomore 3rd
4. Matthew Kolodzik Princeton Sophomore 5th
5. Justin Oliver Central Michigan Junior 6th
6. Geo Martinez Oklahoma State Senior 7th
7. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech Junior 4th
8. Colton McCrystal Nebraska Senior 11th
9. Ryan Deakin Northwestern RS Freshman 9th
10. Steve Bleise Minnesota Junior 8th
11. Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Sophomore 13th
12. Troy Heilmann North Carolina Senior 15th
13. Josh Maruca Arizona State Sophomore 10th
14. Alfred Bannister Maryland Junior 14th
15. Grant Leeth Missouri Junior NR
16. Matt Zovistoski Appalachian State Junior 12th
17. Eleazar Deluca Rutgers Senior NR
18. Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Junior 16th
19. Ronnie Perry Lock Haven Senior 19th
20. Jamal Morris NC State Junior 18th

 

157 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Jason Nolf Penn State Junior 1st
2. Joey Lavallee Missouri Senior 2nd
3. Michael Kemerer Iowa Sophomore 3rd
4. Tyler Berger Nebraska Junior 4th
5. Richie Lewis Rutgers Senior 5th
6. Josh Shields Arizona State Sophomore 8th
7. Alex Pantaleo Michigan Junior 7th
8. Micah Jordan Ohio State Junior 6th
9. Colin Heffernan Central Michigan Senior 10th
10. Jake Short Minnesota Senior 9th
11. Clayton Ream North Dakota State Senior 11th
12. B.J. Clagon Rider Senior 12th
13. Paul Fox Stanford Junior 13th
14. Archie Colgan Wyoming Senior 15th
15. May Bethea Penn Senior 16th
16. Andrew Atkinson Virginia Senior 18th
17. Mitch Finesilver Duke Junior 19th
18. Luke Zilverberg South Dakota State Senior NR
19. Kyle Langenderfer Illinois Senior 17th
20. Taleb Rahmani Pitt Senior NR

 

165 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Sophomore 1st
2. Isaiah Martinez Illinois Senior 2nd
3. Logan Massa Michigan Sophomore 3rd
4. Chad Walsh Rider Senior 5th
5. David McFadden Virginia Tech Sophomore 7th
6. Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Junior 4th
7. Nick Wanzek Minnesota Senior 9th
8. Chance Marsteller Lock Haven Junior 11th
9. Te-Shan Campbell Ohio State Junior 10th
10. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Sophomore 6th
11. Branson Ashworth Wyoming Junior 12th
12. Austin Matthews Edinboro Senior 13th
13. Alex Marinelli Iowa RS Freshman 14th
14. Isaiah White Nebraska Sophomore 17th
15. Jonathan Schleifer Princeton Senior 15th
16. Kellan Torres Northern Colorado Senior 16th
17. Cole Walter Lehigh Sophomore 18th
18. Lorenzo DeLaRiva CSU Bakersfield Sophomore 19th
19. Brian Hamann NC State Senior NR
20. Evan Wick Wisconsin Freshman NR

 

 

174 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Zahid Valencia Arizona State Sophomore 1st
2. Mark Hall Penn State Sophomore 2nd
3. Bo Jordan Ohio State Senior 3rd
4. Myles Amine Michigan Sophomore 4th
5. Daniel Lewis Missouri Junior 5th
6. Brandon Womack Cornell Junior 7th
7. Jadaen Bernstein Navy Senior 6th
8. Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Sophomore 8th
9. Jordan Kutler Lehigh Sophomore 10th
10. Ethan Ramos North Carolina Senior 9th
11. C.J. Brucki Central Michigan Senior 12th
12. Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Senior 13th
13. Keaton Subjeck Stanford Senior 14th
14. Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Junior 15th
15. Yoanse Mejias Oklahoma Senior 20th
16. Drew Hughes Michigan State Sophomore 11th
17. Forrest Przybysz Appalachian State Senior 17th
18. Jordan Pagano Rutgers Junior 16th
19. Will Schany Virginia Junior NR
20. David Kocer South Dakota State Senior 20th

 

184 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Bo Nickal Penn State Junior 1st
2. Myles Martin Ohio State Junior 2nd
3. Pete Renda NC State Senior 3rd
4. Dominic Abounader Michigan Senior 4th
5. Drew Foster Northern Iowa Junior 5th
6. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Junior 6th
7. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Junior 7th
8. Emery Parker Illinois Junior 8th
9. Jordan Ellingwood Central Michigan Senior 9th
10. Nick Gravina Rutgers Senior 10th
11. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin Senior 11th
12. Steven Schneider Binghamton Senior 12th
13. Bryce Carr Chattanooga Senior 13th
14. Dylan Gabel Northern Colorado Junior 15th
15. Michael Coleman Navy Senior NR
16. Nick Corba Cleveland State Senior 16th
17. Mitch Sliga Northwestern Senior 17th
18. Garrett Hoffman Bucknell Sophomore 18th
19. Joe Heyob Penn Senior 19th
20. Alexander DeCiantis Drexel Senior 20th

 

197 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Kollin Moore Ohio State Sophomore 1st
2. Jared Haught Virginia Tech Senior 2nd
3. Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Junior 3rd
4. Kevin Beazley Michigan Graduate 4th
5. Willie Miklus Missouri Senior 5th
6. Jake Smith West Virginia Senior 6th
7. Matt McCutcheon Penn State Senior 7th
8. Mike Macchiavello NC State Senior 8th
9. Nate Rotert South Dakota State Senior 9th
10. Frank Mattiace Penn Senior 11th
11. Matt Williams CSU Bakersfield Senior 12th
12. Cash Wilcke Iowa Sophomore 13th
13. Christian Brunner Purdue Sophomore 16th
14. Corey Griego Oregon State Junior 14th
15. Ben Honis Cornell Junior 15th
16. Daniel Chaid North Carolina Senior 10th
17. Tom Sleigh Bucknell Senior 17th
18. Steban Cervantes Navy Senior 18th
19. Jeric Kasunic American U. Senior 19th
20. Hunter Ritter Wisconsin Sophomore 20th

 

Heavyweight                                               

Rank Name School Year Prev.
1. Kyle Snyder Ohio State Senior 1st
2. Adam Coon Michigan Graduate 2nd
3. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State Senior 3rd
4. Nick Nevills Penn State Junior 5th
5. Tanner Hall Arizona State Junior 4th
6. Jacob Kasper Duke Senior 6th
7. Youssif Hemida Maryland Junior 7th
8. Sam Stoll Iowa Junior 8th
9. Ryan Solomon Pitt Senior 9th
10. Nathan Butler Stanford Senior 10th
11. Mike Hughes Hofstra Senior NR
12. Derek White Oklahoma State Junior NR
13. Jere Heino Campbell Junior 13th
14. Conan Jennings Northwestern Junior 11th
15. Dustin Dennison Utah Valley Senior 15th
16. Billy Miller Edinboro Junior 16th
17. Garrett Ryan Columbia Senior 17th
18. Thomas Haines Lock Haven Junior 18th
19. Jordan Wood Lehigh RS Freshman 14th
20. Newton Smerchek Central Michigan Senior 19th

 

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