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Iowa & Penn State make biggest moves in WIN’s Jan. 15 Rankings

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Updated: January 15, 2018

NEWTON, IOWA — Penn State and Iowa recently took the redshirts off talented freshmen with the last name Lee and both the Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes used impressive victories to move up in WIN’s Jan. 15, 2018 Tournament Power Index and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Nittany Lions, winners of six of the last seven NCAA team championships, defeated No. 3 Michigan last weekend to regain the top spot with 124 TPI points. Eight Penn State wrestlers are ranked and all eight are rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, which would earn them All-American honors this March in Cleveland, Ohio. Among those talented Nittany Lions is true freshman Nick Lee, who is ranked No. 6 at 141 after Penn State removed his redshirt last weekend.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) awards teams points for individuals ranked in the respective weight classes based on how many potential All-Americans each school could produce at 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.

Penn State moved ahead of Ohio State, which was ranked No. 1 the last two WIN rankings. The Buckeyes still feature a ranked wrestler in all ten weight classes, including eight in the Top 8, and earned 121 TPI points.

Iowa, which upset Oklahoma State last Sunday, moved up two spots to No. 4 this week with 71 TPI points, just 3.5 points behind Michigan’s 74.5 TPI points. The Hawkeyes feature seven ranked wrestlers, including six in the Top 8 of their weight class. That includes 125-pound Spencer Lee, who is ranked No. 8.

The Wolverines feature eight ranked wrestlers, six in the Top 8 of their weight class.

The Hawkeyes and Wolverines will meet in a dual meet on January 27 in Iowa City. Ohio State will host Iowa on January 21.

Regarding WIN’s dual-team rankings, Penn State remains No. 1 ahead of Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa and NC State. Arizona State moved up one spot to No. 9 after winning last weekend’s Virginia Duals.

WIN’s Jan. 15, 2018 Tournament Power Index

Rk School Total Top 8 TPI
    Wrestlers Wrestlers Points
1. Penn State 8 8 124
2. Ohio State 10 8 121
3. Michigan 8 6 74.5
4. Iowa 7 6 71
5. NC State 6 5 60.5
6. Oklahoma State 8 5 57.5
7. Missouri 6 4 49
8. Arizona State 7 3 44.5
9. Lehigh 8 3 42.5
10. Virginia Tech 5 4 38
11. South Dakota State 4 2 30.5
12. Wyoming 4 2 29
13. Illinois 3 1 26
14. Minnesota 6 2 24.5
15. Northwestern 5 2 22.5
16t. Northern Iowa 6 2 22
16t. Rutgers 5 1 22
18. Central Michigan 6 1 20
19. Cornell 4 1 17
20. North Carolina 5 1 16
21. Rider 3 1 15.5
22. Duke 2 1 14.5
23t. Nebraska 5 1 13.5
23t. Princeton 4 1 13.5
25. Virginia 3 1 11.5
26. Oregon State 2 1 11
27t. Lock Haven 3 1 8
27t. Navy 3 1 8
29t. Drexel 1 1 6.5
29t. Maryland 1 1 6.5
29t. North Dakota State 2 1 6.5
32t. Edinboro 4 0 6
32t. Stanford 3 0 6
32t. Wisconsin 4 0 6
35t. Hofstra 1 1 5.5
35t. Penn 1 1 5.5
35t. Purdue 4 0 5.5
38. Pitt 3 0 5
39t. American 2 0 4
39t. Buffalo 3 0 4
39t. CSU Bakersfield 3 0 4
42t. Chattanooga 2 0 3.5
42t. West Virginia 2 0 3.5
44t. Bucknell 2 0 3
44t. Utah Valley 2 0 3
46t. Northern Colorado 2 0 2.5
46t. Oklahoma 2 0 2.5
48t. Binghamton 1 0 2
48t. Clarion 1 0 2
50t. Columbia 1 0 1.5
50t. Ohio U 1 0 1.5
52t. Air Force 1 0 1
52t. Appalachian State 1 0 1
52t. Cleveland State 1 0 1
52t. Michigan State 1 0 1
52t. Old Dominion 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 15, 2018 Dual-Team Ranks           

Rank School Record Previous
1 Penn State (7-0) 1st
2 Ohio State (9-0) 2nd
3 Michigan (5-2) 5th
4 Iowa (10-0) 7th
5 Lehigh (8-1) 4th
6 Missouri (13-0) 6th
7 Oklahoma State (6-0) 3rd
8 NC State (10-1) 8th
9 Arizona State (7-2) 10th
10 Virginia Tech (8-2) 9th
11 Northern Iowa (5-2) 11th
12 South Dakota State (7-2) 12th
13 Wyoming (7-2) 15th
14 Rutgers (4-3) 13th
15 Minnesota (6-3) 16th
16 Illinois (3-3) 14th
17 Nebraska (4-3) 19th
18 Purdue (5-2) 18th
19 Cornell (4-2) 20th
20 Central Michigan (3-4) 21st
21 Edinboro (3-1) 22nd
22 Rider (7-2) 23rd
23 Northwestern (x-x) NR
24 North Carolina (6-8) 24thh
25 Wisconsin (4-1) 17th

 

WIN’s Jan. 15, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
125/1. Nathan Tomasello Ohio State Senior 1st
125/2. Nick Suriano Rutgers Sophomore 2nd
125/3. Darian Cruz Lehigh Senior 3rd
125/4. Ethan Lizak Minnesota Junior 4th
125/5. Sean Fausz NC State Junior 5th
125/6. Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Junior 7th
125/7. Sebastian Rivera Northwestern RS Freshman 8th
125/8. Spencer Lee Iowa Freshman 9th
125/9. Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Sophomore 6th
125/10. Taylor Lamont Utah Valley RS Freshman 10th
125/11. Sean Russell Edinboro Junior 11th
125/12. Luke Welch Purdue Senior 14th
125/13. Ryan Millhof Arizona State Junior 17th
125/14. Zeke Moisey West Virginia Junior 15th
125/15. Drew Mattin Michigan RS Freshman 16th
125/16. Louie Hayes Virginia Freshman 13th
125/17. Christian Moody Oklahoma Sophomore 20th
125/18. Jacob Schwarm Northern Iowa Sophomore 12th
125/19. Travis Piotrowski Illinois Sophomore 18th
125/20. Kyle Akins Buffalo Junior 19th

 

133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
133/1. Seth Gross South Dakota State Junior 1st
133/2. Stevan Micic Michigan Sophomore 2nd
133/3. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Sophomore 3rd
133/4. Luke Pletcher Ohio State Sophomore 5th
133/5. John Erneste Missouri Junior 6th
133/6. Jack Mueller Virginia Sophomore 4th
133/7. Austin DeSanto Drexel Freshman 7th
133/8. Montorie Bridges Wyoming RS Freshman 9th
133/9. Mitch McKee Minnesota Sophomore 8th
133/10. Scott Parker Lehigh Junior 10th
133/11. Josh Terao American U. Junior 11th
133/12. Bryan Lantry Buffalo Junior 12th
133/13. Scott Delvecchio Rutgers Senior 13th
133/14. Dom Forys Pitt Senior 14th
133/15. Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Junior 15th
133/16. Korbin Myers Edinboro Sophomore 16th
133/17. Anthony Cefolo Rider Junior 17th
133/18. Colin Valdviez Northwestern Freshman 18th
133/19. Ali Naser Arizona State Senior NR
133/20. Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech Senior 19th

 

141 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
141/1. Bryce Meredith Wyoming Senior 1st
141/2. Kevin Jack NC State Senior 2nd
141/3. Dean Heil Oklahoma State Senior 3rd
141/4. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Freshman 4th
141/5. Jaydin Eierman Missouri Sophomore 5th
141/6. Nick Lee Penn State Freshman 7th
141/7. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Junior 8th
141/8. Tommy Thorn Minnesota Junior 9th
141/9. Joey McKenna Ohio State Junior 6th
141/10. Brock Zacherl Clarion Junior 11th
141/11. Mason Smith Central Michigan Sophomore 12th
141/12. Tyler Smith Bucknell Senior 13th
141/13. Chad Red Nebraska RS Freshman 10th
141/14. Kanen Storr Iowa State RS Freshman 16th
141/15. Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Sophomore 15th
141/16. Nick Zanetta Pitt Senior 14th
141/17. Nate Limmex Purdue Sophomore NR
141/18. Luke Karam Lehigh Freshman 17th
141/19. Eli Stickley Wisconsin Sophomore 19th
141/20. Alex Madrigal Old Dominion Sophomore 18th

 

149 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
149/1. Zain Retherford Penn State Senior 1st
149/2. Brandon Sorensen Iowa Senior 2nd
149/3. Justin Oliver Central Michigan Junior 3rd
149/4. Ryan Deakin Northwestern RS Freshman 4th
149/5. Troy Heilmann North Carolina Senior 5th
149/6. Matthew Kolodzik Princeton Sophomore 6th
149/7. Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Sophomore 7th
149/8. Solomon Chishko Virginia Tech Junior 8th
149/9. Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Sophomore 9th
149/10. Colton McCrystal Nebraska Senior 10th
149/11. Beau Donahue NC State Senior 11th
149/12. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Sophomore 12th
149/13. Grant Leeth Missouri Junior 15th
149/14. Steve Bleise Minnesota Junior 13th
149/15. Jason Tsirtsis Arizona State Senior NR
141/16. Jared Prince Navy Sophomore 16th
149/17. Eleazar Deluca Rutgers Senior 18th
149/18. Ronnie Perry Lock Haven Senior 19th
149/19. Cortlandt Schuyler Lehigh Junior NR
149/20. Sam Krivus Virginia Sophomore 17th

 

 

157 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
157/1. Jason Nolf Penn State Junior 1st
157/2. Michael Kemerer Iowa Sophomore 2nd
157/3. Joey Lavallee Missouri Senior 3rd
157/4. Alex Pantaleo Michigan Junior 4th
157/5. Josh Shields Arizona State Sophomore 5th
157/6. Micah Jordan Ohio State Junior 6th
157/7. Hayden Hidlay NC State Freshman 7th
157/8. Clayton Ream North Dakota State Senior 8th
157/9. Luke Zilverberg South Dakota State Senior 9th
157/10. Archie Colgan Wyoming Senior 10th
157/11. Paul Fox Stanford Junior 11th
157/12. Mitch Finesilver Duke Junior 12th
157/13. Tyler Berger Nebraska Junior 13th
157/14. Colin Heffernan Central Michigan Senior 14th
157/15. Coleman Hammond CSU Bakersfield Senior 15th
157/16. Kennedy Monday North Carolina Freshman 19th
157/17. Jake Short Minnesota Senior 17th
157/18. Alex Mossing Air Force Junior 20th
157/19. Mike D’Angelo Princeton Junior NR
157/16. B.J. Clagon Rider Senior 16th

 

165 pounds

Rank Name School Year Previous
165/1. Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Sophomore 1st
165/2. Isaiah Martinez Illinois Senior 2nd
165/3. Chad Walsh Rider Senior 4th
165/4. David McFadden Virginia Tech Sophomore 5th
165/5. Logan Massa Michigan Sophomore 3rd
165/6. Alex Marinelli Iowa RS Freshman 10th
165/7. Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Junior 6th
165/8. Chance Marsteller Lock Haven Junior 7th
165/9. Evan Wick Wisconsin Freshman 8th
165/10. Nick Wanzek Minnesota Senior 9th
165/11. Richie Lewis Rutgers Senior 11th
165/12. Isaiah White Nebraska Sophomore 12th
165/13. Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Junior 13th
165/14. Branson Ashworth Wyoming Junior 14th
165/15. Jonathan Schleifer Princeton Senior 15th
165/16. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Sophomore 16th
165/17. Austin Matthews Edinboro Senior 17th
165/18. Gordon Wolf Lehigh Junior 18th
165/19. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Sophomore 19th
165/20. Andrew Fogerty North Dakota State Sophomore 20th

 

174 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Previous
174/1. Zahid Valencia Arizona State Sophomore 1st
174/2. Mark Hall Penn State Sophomore 2nd
174/3. Bo Jordan Ohio State Senior 3rd
174/4. Daniel Lewis Missouri Junior 4th
174/5. Jordan Kutler Lehigh Sophomore 5th
174/6. Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Sophomore 6th
174/7. Myles Amine Michigan Sophomore 7th
174/8. Jadaen Bernstein Navy Senior 8th
174/9. Keaton Subjeck Stanford Senior 9th
174/10. Ethan Ramos North Carolina Senior 10th
174/11. David Kocer South Dakota State Senior 11th
174/12. Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Senior 12th
174/13. Brandon Womack Cornell Junior 13th
174/14. Yoanse Mejias Oklahoma Senior 14th
174/15. Dylan Lydy Purdue Sophomore 15th
174/16. Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Junior 19th
174/17. C.J. Brucki Central Michigan Senior 18th
174/18. Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Junior 16th
174/19. Drew Hughes Michigan State Sophomore 17th
174/20. Forrest Pryzbysz Appalachian State Senior 20th

 

184 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Previous
184/1. Bo Nickal Penn State Junior 1st
184/2. Myles Martin Ohio State Junior 2nd
184/3. Pete Renda NC State Senior 3rd
184/4. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Junior 4th
184/5. Dominic Abounader Michigan Senior 5th
184/6. Emery Parker Illinois Junior 6th
184/7. Taylor Venz Nebraska RS Freshman 7th
184/8. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Junior 8th
184/9. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin Senior 9th
184/10. Drew Foster Northern Iowa Junior 10th
184/11. Steven Schneider Binghamton Senior 12th
184/12. Bryce Carr Chattanooga Senior 13th
184/13. Max Dean Cornell Freshman 14th
184/14. Chip Ness North Carolina Junior NR
184/15. Dylan Gabel Northern Colorado Junior 15th
184/16. Nick Gravina Rutgers Senior 11th
184/17. Jordan Ellingwood Central Michigan Senior 16th
184/18. Mitch Bowman Iowa Junior NR
184/19. Michael Coleman Navy Senior NR
184/20. Nick Corba Cleveland State Senior 17th

 

197 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Previous
197/1. Kollin Moore Ohio State Sophomore 1st
197/2. Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Junior 2nd
197/3. Jared Haught Virginia Tech Senior 3rd
197/4. Mike Macchiavello NC State Senior 4th
197/5. Cash Wilcke Iowa Sophomore 5th
197/6. Anthony Cassar Penn State Sophomore 6th
197/7. Nate Rotert South Dakota State Senior 7th
197/8. Frank Mattiace Penn Senior 8th
197/9. Kevin Beazley Michigan Graduate 9th
197/10. Patrick Brucki Princeton Freshman 10th
197/11. Jeric Kasunic American U. Senior 11th
197/12. Jake Smith West Virginia Senior 12th
197/13. Willie Miklus Missouri Senior 13th
197/14. Ben Darmstadt Cornell Freshman 15th
197/15. Scottie Boykin Chattanooga Junior 18th
197/16. Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Sophomore 14th
197/17. Matt Williams CSU Bakersfield Senior 16th
197/18. Daniel Chaid North Carolina Senior 17th
197/19. Tom Sleigh Bucknell Senior 19th
197/20. Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Sophomore 20th

 

Heavyweight                                   

Rank Name School Year Previous
Hwt/1. Kyle Snyder Ohio State Senior 1st
Hwt/2. Adam Coon Michigan Graduate 2nd
Hwt/3. Sam Stoll Iowa Junior 3rd
Hwt/4. Jacob Kasper Duke Senior 4th
Hwt/5. Nick Nevills Penn State Junior 5th
Hwt/6. Tanner Hall Arizona State Junior 6th
Hwt/7. Youssif Hemida Maryland Junior 7th
Hwt/8. Mike Hughes Hofstra Senior 8th
Hwt/9. Derek White Oklahoma State Junior 9th
Hwt/10. Nathan Butler Stanford Senior 10th
Hwt/11. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State Senior 11th
Hwt/12. Ryan Solomon Pitt Senior 12th
Hwt/13. Thomas Haines Lock Haven Junior 13th
Hwt/14. Jordan Wood Lehigh RS Freshman 14th
Hwt/15. Billy Miller Edinboro Junior 15th
Hwt/16. Garrett Ryan Columbia Senior 16th
Hwt/17. Conan Jennings Northwestern Junior 17th
Hwt/18. Matt Stencel Central Michigan RS Freshman 18th
Hwt/19. Shawn Streck Purdue RS Freshman 19th
Hwt/20. Jake Gunning Buffalo Sophomore 20th

 

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