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Ohio State grabs top spot in WIN’s March 6 Rankings

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Updated: March 5, 2018

NEWTON, Iowa — After Ohio State earned a second straight Big Ten tournament championship, the Buckeyes have taken over the No. 1 team ranking in what looks to be a tight team race at the NCAA Championships next week in Cleveland.

Ohio State finished WIN’s Tournament Power Index Rankings, release March 6, with 124 points and two-time defending champ Penn State had 111. With bonus points not factored into the TPI, Penn State will look to keep that NCAA edge over the field in Cleveland and hopes defending champ Jason Nolf (157) will be near 100 percent in the three-day tournament after medically defaulting out of the Big Tens after two matches.

The Buckeyes, featuring ten ranked wrestlers, have eight guys ranked among the Top 8 wrestlers in their weight class, including Big Ten individual champions Nathan Tomasello (133), Joey McKenna (165) Kollin Moore (197) and Kyle Snyder (Hwt).

Penn State, which has won six of the last seven NCAA Championships, fell to No. 2 in WIN’s rankings and features the most top-ranked wrestlers in Big Ten champ Zain Retherford (149), Mark Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (184). Eight Nittany Lions are ranked in the Top 8 of their weight classes.

Making the biggest jump in this week’s rankings is the University of Missouri, which captured a seventh straight Mid-American Conference championship and moved from No. 5 to No. 3 in WIN’s TPI with 80 points. The Tigers also feature eight ranked wrestlers, six rated in the Top 8 of their weight classes.

Meanwhile, two other wrestlers have taken over the top spot at their weight class in these rankings. Lehigh senior Darian Cruz, the defending champion at 125 pounds, has moved up from No. 3 at the lightest weight after winning an EIWA championship, while NC State redshirt freshman and ACC champion Hayden Hidlay is now ranked No. 1 at 157 pounds.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI), presented each week by Cliff Keen Athletic, awards team points for individuals ranked in the respective weight classes based on how many points that placement would bring their team at the 2018 NCAA Championships, March 15-17. 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.

 

WIN’s March 6, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rank School Total Top 8 TPI
    Ranked Ranked Points
1. Ohio State 10 9 124
2. Penn State 8 8 111
3. Missouri 8 6 80.5
4. Michigan 8 6 75
5. NC State 8 4 62.5
6. Iowa 8 5 60.5
7. Lehigh 7 4 59.5
8. Oklahoma State 9 4 48
9. Virginia Tech 7 3 47
10. Arizona State 7 4 45
11. Wyoming 4 3 33.5
12. Cornell 6 2 33
13. Illinois 5 2 31
14. South Dakota State 4 2 29.5
15. Rutgers 5 2 26.5
16. Northern Iowa 6 3 24.5
17. North Carolina 7 1 18
18. Northwestern 3 1 16
19. Duke 3 1 15.5
20. Stanford 3 2 13.5
21. Rider 1 1 12.5
22t. Minnesota 5 1 12
22t. Oregon State 3 1 12
24. Central Michigan 5 1 11.5
25. Princeton 4 1 10
26. Nebraska 5 0 9
27. Lock Haven 3 1 8.5
28. Virginia 2 1 7
29t. Navy 4 0 6
29t. Purdue 5 0 6
29t. Wisconsin 3 0 6
32. Utah Valley 1 1 5.5
33. Edinboro 3 0 5
34t. American U. 2 0 4
34t. Pitt 3 0 4
34t. West Virginia 2 0 4
37t. Chattanooga 2 0 3
37t. North Dakota State 2 0 3
39t. Columbia 2 0 2.5
39t. Maryland 2 0 2.5
41t. Binghamton 1 0 2
41t. Bucknell 1 0 2
41t. Clarion 1 0 2
41t. Drexel 1 0 2
41t. Hofstra 1 0 2
41t. Oklahoma 2 0 2
41t. Penn 1 0 2
48t. Appalachian State 1 0 1.5
48t. Buffalo 1 0 1.5
48t. Michigan State 1 0 1.5
48t. Ohio U. 1 0 1.5
52t. Army 1 0 1
52t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1

 

 

WIN’s March 6, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

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

 

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 6th
133/6. Scott Parker Lehigh Junior 11th
133/7. Montorie Bridges Wyoming RS Freshman 7th
133/8. Jack Mueller Virginia Sophomore 8th
133/9. Austin DeSanto Drexel Freshman 5th
133/10. Dom Forys Pitt Senior 9th
133/11. Josh Terao American U. Junior 13th
133/12. Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech Senior 19th
133/13. Bryan Lantry Buffalo Junior 17th
133/14. Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Junior 12th
133/15. Dylan Duncan Illinois RS Freshman NR
133/16. Mitch McKee Minnesota Sophomore 10th
133/17. Ali Naser Arizona State Senior NR
133/18. Chaz Tucker Cornell Junior NR
133/19. Korbin Myers Edinboro Sophomore 14th
133/20. Tariq Wilson NC State RS Freshman 20th

 

141 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
141/1. Bryce Meredith Wyoming Senior 1st
141/2. Jaydin Eierman Missouri Sophomore 2nd
141/3. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell Freshman 3rd
141/4. Joey McKenna Ohio State Junior 6th
141/5. Dean Heil Oklahoma State Senior 4th
141/6. Kevin Jack NC State Senior 5th
141/7. Josh Alber Northern Iowa Junior 9th
141/8. Mason Smith Central Michigan Sophomore 10th
141/9. Tyler Smith Bucknell Senior 11th
141/10. Brock Zacherl Clarion Junior 7th
141/11. Michael Carr Illinois RS Freshman 12th
141/12. Nick Lee Penn State Freshman 8th
141/13. Nate Limmex Purdue Sophomore 17th
141/14. Chad Red Nebraska RS Freshman 13th
141/15. Luke Karam Lehigh Freshman NR
141/16. Nicholas Gil Navy Junior 15th
141/17. Nick Zanetta Pitt Senior NR
141/18. Brent Moore Virginia Tech RS Freshman NR
141/19. A.C. Headlee North Carolina Sophomore 18th
141/20. Vince Turk Iowa Sophomore NR

 

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. Grant Leeth Missouri Junior 5th
149/4. Ryan Deakin Northwestern RS Freshman 3rd
149/5. Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Sophomore 6th
149/6. Troy Heilmann North Carolina Senior 7th
149/7. Matthew Kolodzik Princeton Sophomore 10th
149/8. Jason Tsirtsis Arizona State Senior 17th
149/9. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Sophomore 12th
149/10. Colton McCrystal Nebraska Senior 9th
149/11. Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Sophomore 8th
149/12. Justin Oliver Central Michigan Junior 4th
149/13. Ryan Blees Virginia Tech Junior 19th
149/14. Beau Donahue NC State Senior 11th
149/15. Ronnie Perry Lock Haven Senior 15th
149/16. Jared Prince Navy Sophomore 13th
149/17. Alfred Bannister Maryland Junior NR
149/18. Steve Bleise Minnesota Junior NR
149/19. Cortlandt Schuyler Lehigh Junior 16th
149/20. Eleazar Deluca Rutgers Senior 14th

 

157 pounds                                               

Wt/Rank Name School Year Previous
157/1. Hayden Hidlay NC State RS Freshman 3rd
157/2. Joey Lavallee Missouri Senior 4th
157/3. Jason Nolf Penn State Junior 1st
157/4. Michael Kemerer Iowa Sophomore 2nd
157/5. Josh Shields Arizona State Sophomore 5th
157/6. Alec Pantaleo Michigan Junior 7th
157/7. Micah Jordan Ohio State Junior 6th
157/8. Archie Colgan Wyoming Senior 9th
157/9. Clayton Ream North Dakota State Senior 8th
157/10. Mitch Finesilver Duke Junior 12th
157/11. Luke Zilverberg South Dakota State Senior 10th
157/12. Andrew Crone Wisconsin Senior NR
157/13. Tyler Berger Nebraska Junior 11th
157/14. Paul Fox Stanford Junior 13th
157/15. Kennedy Monday North Carolina RS Freshman 16th
157/16. Markus Scheidel Columbia Senior 19th
157/17. Mike D’Angelo Princeton Junior 18th
157/18. Taleb Rahmani Pitt Sophomore NR
157/19. Jake Short Minnesota Senior 15th
157/20. John Van Brill Rutgers Junior 17th

 

165 pounds

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

 

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. Daniel Lewis Missouri Junior 3rd
174/4. Jordan Kutler Lehigh Sophomore 5th
174/5. Myles Amine Michigan Sophomore 6th
174/6. Bo Jordan Ohio State Senior 4th
174/7. Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Sophomore 7th
174/8. Keaton Subjeck Stanford Senior 8th
174/9. Jadaen Bernstein Navy Senior 10th
174/10. Ethan Ramos North Carolina Senior 12th
174/11. David Kocer South Dakota State Senior 11th
174/12. Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Senior 13th
174/13. Brandon Womack Cornell Junior 14th
174/14. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech Freshman NR
174/15. C.J. Brucki Central Michigan Senior 17th
174/16. Forrest Przybysz Appalachian State Senior NR
174/17. Dylan Lydy Purdue Sophomore 9th
174/18. Ben Harvey Army Sophomore NR
174/19. Matt Finesilver Duke Freshman 19th
174/20. Yoanse Mejias Oklahoma Senior 16th

 

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. Ryan Preisch Lehigh Junior 3rd
184/4. Dominic Abounader Michigan Senior 4th
184/5. Pete Renda NC State Senior 7th
184/6. Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Junior 6th
184/7. Emery Parker Illinois Junior 5th
184/8. Drew Foster Northern Iowa Junior 8th
184/9. Taylor Venz Nebraska RS Freshman 9th
184/10. Max Dean Cornell Freshman 14th
184/11. Ricky Robertson Wisconsin Senior 11th
184/12. Steven Schneider Binghamton Senior 12th
184/13. Bryce Carr Chattanooga Senior 13th
184/14. Jordan Ellingwood Central Michigan Senior 18th
184/15. Chip Ness North Carolina Junior 15th
184/16. Canten Marriott Missouri RS Freshman 16th
184/17. Nick Gravina Rutgers Senior 10th
184/18. Michael Coleman Navy Senior 17th
184/19. Mitch Bowman Iowa Junior 20th
184/20. Keegan Moore Oklahoma State RS Freshman NR

 

197 pounds                                               

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

 

Heavyweight                                   

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

 

 

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