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WIN’s Nov. 14 TPI & Rankings feature 14 freshmen

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Updated: November 14, 2018

(Photo: Daton Fix (left) of Oklahoma State and Gable Steveson of Minnesota are beginning their first seasons as varsity wrestlers. Fix is No. 8 at 133 and Steveson is ranked No. 4 at heavyweight.)

NEWTON, Iowa — The 2018-19 NCAA Division I regular season has started and 14 newcomers are ranked in WIN’s initial Tournament Power Index and individual rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Among these rookies are 10 redshirt freshmen and four true freshmen, led by former Junior World champions Daton Fix of Oklahoma State (ranked No. 8 at 133 pounds) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (No. 4 at heavyweight)

In WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI), Penn State leads the field with 112 points. The Nittany Lions have won the last three national tournaments and seven of the last eight NCAAs. PSU features ranked seven wrestlers; all rated in the Top 8 (All-American level) of their weight class. That includes three returning national champs, who are tabbed No. 1: Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (197).

Oklahoma State and Iowa each featured 10 ranked wrestlers and are rated second and third, respectively, with 79.5 and 78 points. The Cowboys feature eight Top-8 wrestlers, led by Nick Piccininni (125) and heavyweight Derek White, who are ranked No. 3. The Hawkeyes feature six Top-8 ranked wrestlers, including Spencer Lee (125) and Sam Stoll, who are ranked No. 1.

The remaining Top 10-ranked schools are Ohio State, Michigan, NC State, Missouri, Nebraska, Cornell and Arizona State.

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, March 21-23, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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 next weekly ranking will be announced on Monday, Nov. 19.

WIN’s first dual-team rankings will be announced on Dec. 3.

 

Nov. 14, 2018 WIN Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RkSchool#RankedTPI
Total/Top 8Pts
1.Penn State7/7112
2.Oklahoma State10/879.5
3.Iowa10/678
4.Ohio State6/666
5.Michigan4/452
6.NC State7/550
7.Missouri8/345
8.Nebraska6/342.5
9.Cornell7/340.5
10.Arizona State6/339.5
11.Lehigh8/438.5
12.Virginia Tech9/233.5
13.Rutgers4/232.5
14.Northern Iowa7/231.5
15.Northwestern5/230.5
16t.Illinois5/229.5
16t.Minnesota5/329.5
18.Princeton3/228.5
19.Wisconsin6/128
20.North Carolina4/222.5
21.South Dakota State2/121.5
22.Lock Haven3/121
23t.Iowa State4/116.5
23t.Oregon State3/115
25t.Kent State1/115
25t.Stanford4/213.5
27.Maryland3/113.5
28.Old Dominion2/112
29.Campbell2/18.5
30.Purdue4/07
31.Buffalo4/06.5
32t.Army3/05
32t.North Dakota State3/04.5
34t.Virginia3/04.5
34t.Wyoming2/04
36t.Duke2/04
36t.Navy2/03.5
38t.Pitt2/03.5
38t.Utah Valley2/03
40t.Brown2/03
40t.Indiana2/02.5
40t.Michigan State2/02.5
43t.Clarion1/02.5
43t.CSU Bakersfield2/02
43t.Drexel1/02
43t.Northern Colorado2/02
43t.Oklahoma2/02
48t.American U.1/02
48t.Central Michigan1/01.5
48t.Fresno State1/01.5
48t.Gardner Webb1/01.5
48t.Ohio U.1/01.5
53t.Binghamton1/01.5
53t.Franklin & Marshall1/01
53t.George Mason1/01
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WIN’s Nov. 14, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Spencer LeeIowaSo.1st
2Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternSo.2nd
3Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateJr.3rd
4Ronnie BresserOregon StateSr.4th
5Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.5th
6Sean RussellMinnesotaSr.6th
7Connor SchramLehighSr.7th
8Sean FauszNC StateSr.NR
9Louie HayesVirginiaSo.9th
10Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.10th
11Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.11th
12Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaJr.12th
13Pat GloryPrincetonFr.NR
14Paul BianchiNorth Dakota StateSo.14th
15Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.15th
16Devin SchroderPurdueSo.16th
17Connor BrownWisconsin*So.17th
18Gabe TownsellStanfordJr.13th
19Kyle AkinsBuffaloSr.18th
20Christian MoodyOklahomaJr.20th

 

133 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Seth GrossSouth Dakota StateSr.1st
2Stevan MicicMichiganJr.2nd
3Nick SurianoRutgersJr.3rd
4Tariq WilsonNC StateSo.4th
5Luke PletcherOhio StateJr.5th
6Scott ParkerLehighSr.6th
7Austin DeSantoIowaSo.8th
8Daton FixOklahoma StateRS Fr.NR
9Montorie BridgesWyomingSo.7th
10John ErnesteMissouriSr.9th
11Austin GomezIowa StateRS Fr.NR
12Korbin MyersVirginia TechJr.12th
13Josh TeraoAmerican U.Sr.19th
14Chas TuckerCornellJr.10th
15Cam SykoraNorth Dakota StateJr.14th
16Cameron KellyOhio U.Sr.15th
17Rico MontoyaNorthern ColoradoSr.13th
18Sean NickellCSU BakersfieldSr.11th
19Dylan DuncanIllinoisSo.17th
20Colin ValdivezNorthwesternSo.16th

 

141 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Yianni DiakomihalisCornellSo.1st
2Joey McKennaOhio StateSr.2nd
3Jaydin EiermanMissouriJr.3rd
4Kaid BrockOklahoma StateJr.4th
5Nick LeePenn StateSo.5th
6Michael CarrIllinoisSo.9th
7Sa’Derian PerryOld DominionJr.8th
8Mitch McKeeMinnesotaJr.7th
9Bryan LantryBuffaloSr.NR
10Nick GilNavySr.12th
11Tristan MoranWisconsinJr.NR
12Josh AlberNorthern IowaSr.14th
13Chad RedNebraskaSo.6th
14Cole WeaverIndianaSr.15th
15Max MurinIowaRS Fr.NR
16Real WoodStanfordFr.NR
17Sam KrivusVirginiaJr.14th/149
18Ryan DiehlMarylandSr.17th
19Nate LimmexPurdueJr.20th
20Brent MooreVirginia TechSo.16th

 

149 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Matt KolodzikPrincetonJr.1st
2Anthony AshnaultRutgersSr.2nd
3Micah JordanOhio StateSr.3rd
4Grant LeethMissouriSo.4th
5Boo LewallenOklahoma StateJr.5th
6Max ThomsenNorthern IowaJr.6th
7Justin OliverNC StateSr.7th
8Paul FoxStanfordSr.9th
9Brock ZacherlClarionSr.10th
10Mitch FinesilverDukeSr.8th/157
11Pat LugoIowaSr.8th
12Jarrett DegenIowa StateSo.11th
13Josh MarucaArizona StateJr.NR
14Jared PrinceNavyJr.12th
15Ryan BleesVirginia TechSr.13th
16Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaRS Fr.NR
17Cole MartinWisconsinJr.17th
18Henry PohlmeyerSouth Dakota StateJr.18th/141
19Alfred BannisterMarylandSr.15th
20Russell RohlfingCSU BakersfieldJr.19th/141

 

157 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Jason NolfPenn StateSr.1st
2Hayden HidlayNC StateSo.2nd
3Tyler BergerNebraskaSr.3rd
4Alec PantaleoMichiganSr.4th
5Ryan DeakinNorthwesternSo.6th
6Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaSo.7th
7Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateJr.9th
8Kaleb YoungIowaSo.15th
9Taleb RahmaniPittJr.14th
10Gordon WolfLehighSr.13th/165
11Larry EarlyOld DominionJr.19th
12Luke WeilandArmyJr.12th
13Austin KraisserCampbellJr.13th
14Steve BleiseMinnesotaSr.17th
15Andrew ShomersOklahoma StateJr.16th
16Tyler MarinelliGardner WebbSr.18th
17John Van BrillRutgersSr.14th/165
18Alex SmytheBuffaloSr.NR
19Alex KluckerLock HavenJr.20th
20Hunter WillitsOregon StateSo.NR

 

165 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Vincenzo JosephPenn StateJr.1st
2Evan WickWisconsinSo.2nd
3Chance MarstellarLock HavenSr.3rd
4Alex MarinelliIowaSo.4th
5Logan MassaMichiganJr.5th
6Jon Jay ChavezCornellSr.6th
7Chandler RogersOklahoma StateSr.7th
8Josh ShieldsArizona StateJr.5th/157
9Isaiah WhiteNebraskaJr.8th
10Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.10th
11Branson AshworthWyomingSr.11th
12Mekhi LewisVirginia TechRS Fr.NR
13Cole WalterLehighJr.NR
14Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateJr.15th
15Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyJr.16th
16Joey GuntherIllinoisJr.19th
17Connor FlynnMissouriJr.17th
18Cam CoyVirginiaRS Fr.NR
19Bryce MartinIndianaSr.18th
20Jon ViruetBrownSr.NR

 

174 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Zahid ValenciaArizona StateJr.1st
2Mark HallPenn StateJr.2nd
3Myles AmineMichiganJr.3rd
4Daniel LewisMissouriSr.4th
5David McFaddenVirginia TechJr.5th
6Jordan KutlerLehighJr.6th
7Michael KemererIowaJr.7th
8Jacobe SmithOklahoma StateSr.8th
9Taylor LujanNorthern IowaJr.9th
10Dylan LydyPurdueJr.10th
11Mikey LabriolaNebraskaRS Fr.NR
12Johnny SebastianNorthwesternSr.12th
13Matt FinesilverDukeSo.13th
14Brandon WomackCornellJr.14th
15Daniel BullardNC StateSo.15th
16Kimball BastianUtah ValleyJr.16th
17Ryan ChristensenWisconsinSr.17th
18Hunter BolenVirginia TechSo.18th
19Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaJr.NR
20Ben HarveyArmyJr.11th

 

184 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Myles MartinOhio StateSr.1st
2Emery ParkerIllinoisSr.2nd
3Taylor VenzNebraskaSo.3rd
4Zack ZavatskyVirginia TechSr.4th
5Shakur RasheedPenn StateSr.5th
6Chip NessNorth CarolinaSr.6th
7Nick ReenanNC StateJr.10th
8Max DeanCornellSo.7th
9Ryan PreischLehighSr.8th
10Drew FosterNorthern IowaSr.9th
11Nick GravinaRutgersSr.11th
12Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSo.12th
13Cash WilckeIowaJr.13th
14Canten MarriottMissouriSo.14th
15Kordell NorfleetArizona StateSo.17th
16CJ LaFragolaBrownSr.15th
17Nino BonaccorsiPittFr.NR
18Lou DePrezBinghamtonSr.NR
19Sam ColbrayIowa StateSo.19th
20Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.NR

 

197 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Bo NickalPenn StateSr.1st
2Kollin MooreOhio StateJr.2nd
3Kyle ConelKent StateSr.3rd
4Jacob HolschlagNorthern IowaJr.4th
5Willie MiklusIowa StateSr.6th
6Preston WeigelOklahoma StateSr.7th
7Patrick BruckiPrincetonSo.11th
8Nathan TraxlerStanfordSo.12th
9Christian BrunnerPurdueJr.10th
10Stephen LoiseauDrexelSr.16th
11Chris WeilerLehighSo.8th
12Jacob WarnerIowaRS Fr.NR
13Rocco CaywoodArmySr.13th
14Corey GriegoOregon StateSr.14th
15Tom SleighVirginia TechSr.15th
16Malik McDonaldNC StateSr.17th
17Jake WoodleyOklahomaRS Fr.NR
18Jacob SeelyNorthern ColoradoJr.18th
19Ben HonisCornellSr.NR
20Wyatt KoellingMissouriSo.19th

 

Heavyweight

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Sam StollIowaSr.1st
2Nick NevillsPenn StateSr.2nd
3Derek WhiteOklahoma StateSr.4th
4Gable StevesonMinnesotaFr.NR
5Youssif HemidaMarylandSr.3rd
6Tanner HallArizona StateSr.5th
7Jordan WoodLehighSo.6th
8Jere HeinoCampbellSr.7th
9Bill MillerVirginia Tech*Sr.8th
10Thomas HainesLock HavenSr.9th
11Jeramy SweanyCornellSr.11th
12Cory DanielNorth CarolinaSr.12th
13Conan JenningsNorthwesternSr.13th
14Trent HillgerWisconsinRS Fr.NR
15Matt StencelCentral MichiganSo.14th
16A.J. NevillsFresno StateSo.17th
17Matt VossGeorge MasonSr.18th
18Jake GunningBuffaloSr.15th
19Zach ElamMissouriJr.20th
20Antonio PelusiFranklin & MarshallSr.16th

 

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