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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)

Rk School #Ranked TPI
Total/Top 8 Pts
1. Penn State 7/7 112
2. Oklahoma State 10/8 79.5
3. Iowa 10/6 78
4. Ohio State 6/6 66
5. Michigan 4/4 52
6. NC State 7/5 50
7. Missouri 8/3 45
8. Nebraska 6/3 42.5
9. Cornell 7/3 40.5
10. Arizona State 6/3 39.5
11. Lehigh 8/4 38.5
12. Virginia Tech 9/2 33.5
13. Rutgers 4/2 32.5
14. Northern Iowa 7/2 31.5
15. Northwestern 5/2 30.5
16t. Illinois 5/2 29.5
16t. Minnesota 5/3 29.5
18. Princeton 3/2 28.5
19. Wisconsin 6/1 28
20. North Carolina 4/2 22.5
21. South Dakota State 2/1 21.5
22. Lock Haven 3/1 21
23t. Iowa State 4/1 16.5
23t. Oregon State 3/1 15
25t. Kent State 1/1 15
25t. Stanford 4/2 13.5
27. Maryland 3/1 13.5
28. Old Dominion 2/1 12
29. Campbell 2/1 8.5
30. Purdue 4/0 7
31. Buffalo 4/0 6.5
32t. Army 3/0 5
32t. North Dakota State 3/0 4.5
34t. Virginia 3/0 4.5
34t. Wyoming 2/0 4
36t. Duke 2/0 4
36t. Navy 2/0 3.5
38t. Pitt 2/0 3.5
38t. Utah Valley 2/0 3
40t. Brown 2/0 3
40t. Indiana 2/0 2.5
40t. Michigan State 2/0 2.5
43t. Clarion 1/0 2.5
43t. CSU Bakersfield 2/0 2
43t. Drexel 1/0 2
43t. Northern Colorado 2/0 2
43t. Oklahoma 2/0 2
48t. American U. 1/0 2
48t. Central Michigan 1/0 1.5
48t. Fresno State 1/0 1.5
48t. Gardner Webb 1/0 1.5
48t. Ohio U. 1/0 1.5
53t. Binghamton 1/0 1.5
53t. Franklin & Marshall 1/0 1
53t. George Mason 1/0 1
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WIN’s Nov. 14, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Spencer Lee Iowa So. 1st
2 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So. 2nd
3 Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr. 3rd
4 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Sr. 4th
5 Zeke Moisey Nebraska Sr. 5th
6 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr. 6th
7 Connor Schram Lehigh Sr. 7th
8 Sean Fausz NC State Sr. NR
9 Louie Hayes Virginia So. 9th
10 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr. 10th
11 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr. 11th
12 Jay Schwarm Northern Iowa Jr. 12th
13 Pat Glory Princeton Fr. NR
14 Paul Bianchi North Dakota State So. 14th
15 Rayvon Foley Michigan State So. 15th
16 Devin Schroder Purdue So. 16th
17 Connor Brown Wisconsin* So. 17th
18 Gabe Townsell Stanford Jr. 13th
19 Kyle Akins Buffalo Sr. 18th
20 Christian Moody Oklahoma Jr. 20th

 

133 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr. 1st
2 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. 2nd
3 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. 3rd
4 Tariq Wilson NC State So. 4th
5 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr. 5th
6 Scott Parker Lehigh Sr. 6th
7 Austin DeSanto Iowa So. 8th
8 Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Fr. NR
9 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So. 7th
10 John Erneste Missouri Sr. 9th
11 Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Fr. NR
12 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Jr. 12th
13 Josh Terao American U. Sr. 19th
14 Chas Tucker Cornell Jr. 10th
15 Cam Sykora North Dakota State Jr. 14th
16 Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Sr. 15th
17 Rico Montoya Northern Colorado Sr. 13th
18 Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr. 11th
19 Dylan Duncan Illinois So. 17th
20 Colin Valdivez Northwestern So. 16th

 

141 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell So. 1st
2 Joey McKenna Ohio State Sr. 2nd
3 Jaydin Eierman Missouri Jr. 3rd
4 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 4th
5 Nick Lee Penn State So. 5th
6 Michael Carr Illinois So. 9th
7 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 8th
8 Mitch McKee Minnesota Jr. 7th
9 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. NR
10 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 12th
11 Tristan Moran Wisconsin Jr. NR
12 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 14th
13 Chad Red Nebraska So. 6th
14 Cole Weaver Indiana Sr. 15th
15 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. NR
16 Real Wood Stanford Fr. NR
17 Sam Krivus Virginia Jr. 14th/149
18 Ryan Diehl Maryland Sr. 17th
19 Nate Limmex Purdue Jr. 20th
20 Brent Moore Virginia Tech So. 16th

 

149 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Matt Kolodzik Princeton Jr. 1st
2 Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr. 2nd
3 Micah Jordan Ohio State Sr. 3rd
4 Grant Leeth Missouri So. 4th
5 Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Jr. 5th
6 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 6th
7 Justin Oliver NC State Sr. 7th
8 Paul Fox Stanford Sr. 9th
9 Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr. 10th
10 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 8th/157
11 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 8th
12 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 11th
13 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. NR
14 Jared Prince Navy Jr. 12th
15 Ryan Blees Virginia Tech Sr. 13th
16 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. NR
17 Cole Martin Wisconsin Jr. 17th
18 Henry Pohlmeyer South Dakota State Jr. 18th/141
19 Alfred Bannister Maryland Sr. 15th
20 Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Jr. 19th/141

 

157 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Hayden Hidlay NC State So. 2nd
3 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr. 3rd
4 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr. 4th
5 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So. 6th
6 Kennedy Monday North Carolina So. 7th
7 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr. 9th
8 Kaleb Young Iowa So. 15th
9 Taleb Rahmani Pitt Jr. 14th
10 Gordon Wolf Lehigh Sr. 13th/165
11 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr. 19th
12 Luke Weiland Army Jr. 12th
13 Austin Kraisser Campbell Jr. 13th
14 Steve Bleise Minnesota Sr. 17th
15 Andrew Shomers Oklahoma State Jr. 16th
16 Tyler Marinelli Gardner Webb Sr. 18th
17 John Van Brill Rutgers Sr. 14th/165
18 Alex Smythe Buffalo Sr. NR
19 Alex Klucker Lock Haven Jr. 20th
20 Hunter Willits Oregon State So. NR

 

165 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr. 1st
2 Evan Wick Wisconsin So. 2nd
3 Chance Marstellar Lock Haven Sr. 3rd
4 Alex Marinelli Iowa So. 4th
5 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 5th
6 Jon Jay Chavez Cornell Sr. 6th
7 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr. 7th
8 Josh Shields Arizona State Jr. 5th/157
9 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 8th
10 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 10th
11 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 11th
12 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. NR
13 Cole Walter Lehigh Jr. NR
14 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 15th
15 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 16th
16 Joey Gunther Illinois Jr. 19th
17 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 17th
18 Cam Coy Virginia RS Fr. NR
19 Bryce Martin Indiana Sr. 18th
20 Jon Viruet Brown Sr. NR

 

174 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Zahid Valencia Arizona State Jr. 1st
2 Mark Hall Penn State Jr. 2nd
3 Myles Amine Michigan Jr. 3rd
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri Sr. 4th
5 David McFadden Virginia Tech Jr. 5th
6 Jordan Kutler Lehigh Jr. 6th
7 Michael Kemerer Iowa Jr. 7th
8 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 8th
9 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 9th
10 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 10th
11 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. NR
12 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr. 12th
13 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 13th
14 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 14th
15 Daniel Bullard NC State So. 15th
16 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 16th
17 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr. 17th
18 Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech So. 18th
19 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. NR
20 Ben Harvey Army Jr. 11th

 

184 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr. 1st
2 Emery Parker Illinois Sr. 2nd
3 Taylor Venz Nebraska So. 3rd
4 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 4th
5 Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 5th
6 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 6th
7 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 10th
8 Max Dean Cornell So. 7th
9 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 8th
10 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 9th
11 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr. 11th
12 Dakota Geer Oklahoma State So. 12th
13 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 13th
14 Canten Marriott Missouri So. 14th
15 Kordell Norfleet Arizona State So. 17th
16 CJ LaFragola Brown Sr. 15th
17 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. NR
18 Lou DePrez Binghamton Sr. NR
19 Sam Colbray Iowa State So. 19th
20 Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. NR

 

197 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr. 2nd
3 Kyle Conel Kent State Sr. 3rd
4 Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Jr. 4th
5 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 6th
6 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 7th
7 Patrick Brucki Princeton So. 11th
8 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 12th
9 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 10th
10 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 16th
11 Chris Weiler Lehigh So. 8th
12 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. NR
13 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 13th
14 Corey Griego Oregon State Sr. 14th
15 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 15th
16 Malik McDonald NC State Sr. 17th
17 Jake Woodley Oklahoma RS Fr. NR
18 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr. 18th
19 Ben Honis Cornell Sr. NR
20 Wyatt Koelling Missouri So. 19th

 

Heavyweight

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr. 1st
2 Nick Nevills Penn State Sr. 2nd
3 Derek White Oklahoma State Sr. 4th
4 Gable Steveson Minnesota Fr. NR
5 Youssif Hemida Maryland Sr. 3rd
6 Tanner Hall Arizona State Sr. 5th
7 Jordan Wood Lehigh So. 6th
8 Jere Heino Campbell Sr. 7th
9 Bill Miller Virginia Tech* Sr. 8th
10 Thomas Haines Lock Haven Sr. 9th
11 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr. 11th
12 Cory Daniel North Carolina Sr. 12th
13 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr. 13th
14 Trent Hillger Wisconsin RS Fr. NR
15 Matt Stencel Central Michigan So. 14th
16 A.J. Nevills Fresno State So. 17th
17 Matt Voss George Mason Sr. 18th
18 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr. 15th
19 Zach Elam Missouri Jr. 20th
20 Antonio Pelusi Franklin & Marshall Sr. 16th

 

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