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Within days of the big dual, Penn State and Ohio State remain top two teams in WIN’s Jan. 29 rankings

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Updated: January 29, 2018

(Photo: Myles Martin (left) of Ohio State has been Penn State’s Bo Nickal in the past two postseasons, but the top-ranked Nittany Lion is rated just ahead of the No. 2 Buckeye before this Saturday’s dual meet between the schools in State College, Pa.)

Jan. 29, 2018

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State and Ohio State, which will wrestle in a Feb. 3 dual meet, remained the top two schools in WIN’s Jan. 29, 2018 Tournament Power Index and Dual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Nittany Lions, winners of the last three NCAA tournaments (and six of the last seven NCAAs), feature eight ranked wrestlers and all eight are rated in the Top 8 of their weight class and are ranked No. 1 in both the team dual (11-0) and tournament team (with 125 TPI points) rankings.

Ohio State (12-0) remained No. 2 in both the dual and tournament (111 points) rankings and feature ten ranked wrestlers, including eight in the Top 8 of their weight class.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) awards team 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.

In previewing this weekend’s dual, which begins at 8 p.m (EST) this Saturday in State College, Pa., the following are a preview of Nittany Lions and Buckeyes who are both ranked in the Top 8 of their weight classes:

Weight Penn State Ohio State
149 1. Zain Retheford 7. Ke-Shawn Hayes
157 1. Jason Nolf 7. Micah Jordan
174 2. Mark Hall 3. Bo Jordan
184 1. Bo Nickal 2. Myles Martin
197 5. Anthony Cassar 1. Kollin Moore
Hwt 5. Nick Nevills 1. Kyle Snyder

 

Among the other highly-ranked teams, both No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Missouri, which won road duals over No. 4 Iowa and No. 6 Oklahoma State last weekend, retained their dual rankings, but trailed the Hawkeyes and Cowboys in the Tournament Power Index.

 

 WIN’s Jan. 29, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank School Total Top 8 TPI
    Ranked Ranked Points
1. Penn State 8 8 125
2. Ohio State 10 8 111
3. Iowa 7 6 79
4. NC State 6 5 66.5
5. Michigan 9 5 64
6. Oklahoma State 8 5 59
7. Missouri 7 4 53.5
8. Lehigh 6 3 43
9. Virginia Tech 5 4 42.5
10. Arizona State 6 2 37
11. South Dakota State 5 2 33.5
12. Wyoming 4 2 30
13. Rutgers 6 1 28
14t. Illinois 4 2 27
14t. Northwestern 5 2 27
16. Northern Iowa 6 2 25.5
17. Cornell 5 1 22
18. North Carolina 5 1 18.5
19. Minnesota 6 2 17
20. Central Michigan 6 1 16.5
21. Duke 3 1 15.5
22. Wisconsin 4 1 14
23. Princeton 4 1 13.5
24. Lock Haven 3 1 12
25. Nebraska 6 0 10.5
26. Stanford 3 1 9.5
27t. Drexel 1 1 9
27t. Hofstra 1 1 9
29t. Navy 3 1 8
29t. Virginia 3 1 8
31. Rider 1 1 6.5
32. Edinboro 4 0 6
33. North Dakota State 1 1 5.5
34t. CSU Bakersfield 4 0 5
34t. Purdue 4 0 5
36. Oregon State 2 0 4
37t. American U. 2 0 3.5
37t. Pitt 2 0 3.5
39t. Bucknell 2 0 3
39t. Chattanooga 2 0 3
39t. Oklahoma 2 0 3
39t. Utah Valley 2 0 3
39t. West Virginia 2 0 3
44. Northern Colorado 2 0 2.5
45t. Binghamton 1 0 2
45t. Buffalo 2 0 2
45t. Clarion 1 0 2
45t. Indiana 2 0 2
45t. Maryland 1 0 2
45t. Penn 1 0 2
51t. Columbia 1 0 1.5
51t. Iowa State 1 0 1.5
51t. Ohio U. 1 0 1.5
51t. Old Dominion 1 0 1.5
55. Appalachian State 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Jan. 29, 2018 Dual Rankings           

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

 

WIN’s Jan. 29, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

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

 

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 4th
133/5. John Erneste Missouri Junior 5th
133/6. Austin DeSanto Drexel Freshman 7th
133/7. Montorie Bridges Wyoming RS Freshman 8th
133/8. Jack Mueller Virginia Sophomore 6th
133/9. Scott Parker Lehigh Junior 9th
133/10. Mitch McKee Minnesota Sophomore 10th
133/11. Josh Terao American U. Junior 11th
133/12. Dom Forys Pitt Senior 12th
133/13. Jason Renterina Nebraska Freshman 13th
133/14. Scott Delvecchio Rutgers Senior 14th
133/15. Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Junior 15th
133/16. Korbin Myers Edinboro Sophomore 16th
133/17. Bryan Lantry Buffalo Junior 17th
133/18. Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Junior NR
133/19. Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech Senior 20th
133/20. Colin Valdviez Northwestern Freshman 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. Jaydin Eierman Missouri Sophomore 5th
141/4. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Freshman 4th
141/5. Dean Heil Oklahoma State Senior 3rd
141/6. Nick Lee Penn State Freshman 6th
141/7. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Junior 7th
141/8. Tommy Thorn Minnesota Junior 8th
141/9. Joey McKenna Ohio State Junior 9th
141/10. Brock Zacherl Clarion Junior 10th
141/11. Mason Smith Central Michigan Sophomore 11th
141/12. Tyler Smith Bucknell Senior 12th
141/13. Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Sophomore 14th
141/14. Alex Madrigal Old Dominion Sophomore 15th
141/15. Ian Parker Iowa State RS Freshman NR
141/16. Chad Red Nebraska RS Freshman 13th
141/17. Michael Carr Illinois RS Freshman 17th
141/18. Cole Weaver Indiana Junior 20th
141/19. Luke Karam Lehigh RS Freshman 18th
141/20. Nate Limmex Purdue Sophomore 19th

 

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. Ryan Deakin Northwestern RS Freshman 3rd
149/4. Troy Heilmann North Carolina Senior 4th
149/5. Justin Oliver Central Michigan Junior 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. Grant Leeth Missouri Junior 10th
149/11. Colton McCrystal Nebraska Senior 11th
149/12. Beau Donahue NC State Senior 12th
149/13. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Sophomore 13th
149/14. Jason Tsirtsis Arizona State Senior 14th
149/15. Jared Prince Navy Sophomore 15th
149/16. Eleazar Deluca Rutgers Senior 16th
149/17. Steve Bleise Minnesota Junior 17th
149/18. Malik Amine Michigan Junior 18th
149/19. Ronnie Perry Lock Haven Senior 19th
149/20. Sam Krivus Virginia Sophomore 20th

 

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. Hayden Hidlay NC State RS Freshman 5th
157/4. Joey Lavallee Missouri Senior 3rd
157/5. Josh Shields Arizona State Sophomore 4th
157/6. Alex Pantaleo Michigan Junior 6th
157/7. Micah Jordan Ohio State Junior 7th
157/8. Clayton Ream North Dakota State Senior 8th
157/9. Archie Colgan Wyoming Senior 9th
157/10. Luke Zilverberg South Dakota State 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 RS Freshman 16th
157/17. Jake Short Minnesota Senior 17th
157/18. Andrew Crone Wisconsin Senior NR
157/19. Mike D’Angelo Princeton Junior 19th
157/20. John Van Brill Rutgers Junior NR

 

165 pounds

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

 

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. Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Senior 12th
174/12. Yoanse Mejias Oklahoma Senior 14th
174/13. David Kocer South Dakota State Senior 11th
174/14. Brandon Womack Cornell Junior 13th
174/15. Dylan Lydy Purdue Sophomore 15th
174/16. Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Junior 16th
174/17. C.J. Brucki Central Michigan Senior 17th
174/18. Devin Slatzka Indiana Sophomore NR
174/19. Forrest Pryzbysz Appalachian State Senior 20th
174/20. Matt Finesilver Duke Freshman NR

 

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. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Junior 7th
184/8. Drew Foster Northern Iowa Junior 8th
184/9. Taylor Venz Nebraska RS Freshman 9th
184/10. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin Senior 10th
184/11. Nick Gravina Rutgers Senior 11th
184/12. Steven Schneider Binghamton Senior 12th
184/13. Bryce Carr Chattanooga Senior 13th
184/14. Max Dean Cornell Freshman 14th
184/15. Chip Ness North Carolina Junior 15th
184/16. Dylan Gabel Northern Colorado Junior 16th
184/17. Canten Marriott Missouri RS Freshman 17th
184/18. Mitch Bowman Iowa Junior 18th
184/19. Michael Coleman Navy Senior 19th
184/20. Jordan Ellingwood Central Michigan Senior 20th

 

197 pounds                                               

Rank Name School Year Previous
197/1. Kollin Moore Ohio State Sophomore 1st
197/2. Jared Haught Virginia Tech Senior 3rd
197/3. Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Junior 2nd
197/4. Mike Macchiavello NC State Senior 4th
197/5. Anthony Cassar Penn State Sophomore 6th
197/6. Nate Rotert South Dakota State Senior 7th
197/7. Cash Wilcke Iowa Sophomore 5th
197/8. Ben Darmstadt Cornell Freshman 11th
197/9. Willie Miklus Missouri Senior 12th
197/10. Frank Mattiace Penn Senior 8th
197/11. Patrick Brucki Princeton Freshman 9th
197/12. Kevin Beazley Michigan Graduate 13th
197/13. Jeric Kasunic American U. Senior 10th
197/14. Scottie Boykin Chattanooga Junior 14th
197/15. Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Sophomore 15th
197/16. Jake Smith West Virginia Senior 16th
197/17. Matt Williams CSU Bakersfield Senior 17th
197/18. Daniel Chaid North Carolina Senior 18th
197/19. Hunter Ritter Wisconsin Sophomore 19th
197/20. Tom Sleigh Bucknell Senior 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. Mike Hughes Hofstra Senior 6th
Hwt/7. Derek White Oklahoma State Junior 7th
Hwt/8. Nathan Butler Stanford Senior 8th
Hwt/9. Tanner Hall Arizona State Junior 9th
Hwt/10. Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State Senior 10th
Hwt/11. Youssif Hemida Maryland Junior 11th
Hwt/12. Thomas Haines Lock Haven Junior 13th
Hwt/13. Jordan Wood Lehigh RS Freshman 14th
Hwt/14. Billy Miller Edinboro Junior 15th
Hwt/15. Ryan Solomon Pitt Senior 12th
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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