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No. 1 Penn State features new heavyweight in WIN rankings

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Updated: November 19, 2018

Photo: Anthony Cassar has taken over the starting spot at heavyweight and is rated No. 4 nationally by WIN in the magazine’s Nov. 19, 2018 rankings. Cassar, a senior who competed at 197 pounds last season, has replaced All-American Nick Nevills, whom Cassar defeated in last weekend’s Keystone Classic.

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State remained the top-ranked team in WIN’s Nov. 19, 2018 Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, but the Nittany Lions feature a different athlete among their seven ranked wrestlers.

Anthony Cassar, fresh off an individual championship at the Keystone Classic this past weekend, has moved into WIN’s rankings as Penn State’s heavyweight for now after defeating teammate and returning All-American Nick Nevills in the tournament in Philadelphia. Cassar, a senior who wrestled at 197 pounds last season, is ranked No. 4 in this week’s rankings. Nevills was ranked No. 2 in last week’s rankings.

Overall, Penn State (111 TPI points) features all seven of their ranked wrestlers among the Top 8 in their weight class, led by returning champions Jason Nolf (157), Joseph Vincenzo (165) and Bo Nickal (197).

Ohio State, with seven ranked wrestlers, is rated second in the TPI with 83 points, followed by both Iowa (77) and Oklahoma State (71).

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 2019 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. 26.

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

 

WIN’s Nov. 19, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RkSchoolTotal RkTop 8TPI Pts
1Penn State77111
2Ohio State7683
3Iowa10677.5
4Oklahoma State10771
5NC State7553.5
6Michigan5453
7Minnesota6445.5
8Missouri7344.5
9Cornell7340
10Arizona State6339.5
11Nebraska7236
12Lehigh8334.5
13tNorthern Iowa7232
13tRutgers4232
15Virginia Tech7230.5
16Northwestern4230
17Princeton3228
18Illinois5226.5
19tNorth Carolina4221.5
19tSouth Dakota State2121.5
19tWisconsin5121.5
22Lock Haven3216.5
23tKent State2114.5
23tStanford4214.5
25tIowa State3114
25tOregon State2114
27Maryland2111
28tBuffalo317.5
28tVirginia317.5
30Campbell217
31Purdue406.5
32Clarion115.5
33Utah Valley405
34Pitt304.5
35tNavy204
35tOld Dominion204
37tArmy303.5
37tDuke203.5
39tMichigan State203
39tNorth Dakota State203
39tNorthern Colorado203
39tWyoming203
43Indiana202.5
44tBrown202
44tCSU Bakersfield202
44tDrexel102
44tOhio U202
44tOklahoma202
49tAmerican U101.5
49tCentral Michigan101.5
49tColumbia101.5
49tGardner Webb101.5
53tBinghamton101
53tFresno State101
53tGeorge Mason101
53tWest Virginia101

 

 

WIN’s Nov. 19, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                      

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Spencer LeeIowaSo.1st
2Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternSo.2nd
3Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateJr.3rd
4Ronnie BresserOregon StateSr.4th
5Sean RussellMinnesotaSr.6th
6Connor SchramLehighSr.7th
7Sean FauszNC StateSr.8th
8Louie HayesVirginiaSo.9th
9Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.10th
10Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.11th
11Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.5th
12Rico MontoyaNorthern ColoradoSr.17th/133
13Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.15th
14Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaJr.12th
15Pat GloryPrincetonFr.13th
16Devin SchroderPurdueSo.16th
17Gabe TownsellStanfordJr.18th
18Christian MoodyOklahomaJr.20th
19Shakur LaneyOhio U.JrNR
20Drew MattinMichiganSo.NR

 

133 pounds                                      

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

 

141 pounds                                      

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

 

149 pounds                                      

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

 

157 pounds                                      

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

 

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.8th
9Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.10th
10Branson AshworthWyomingSr.11th
11Isaiah WhiteNebraskaJr.9th
12Cole WalterLehighJr.13th
13Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateJr.14th
14Mekhi LewisVirginia TechRS Fr.12th
15Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyJr.15th
16Connor FlynnMissouriJr.17th
17Joey GuntherIllinoisJr.16th
18Cam CoyVirginiaRS Fr.18th
19Bryce MartinIndianaSr.19th
20Jon ViruetBrownSr.20th

 

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
11Johnny SebastianNorthwesternSr.12th
12Mikey LabriolaNebraskaRS Fr.11th
13Matt FinesilverDukeSo.13th
14Brandon WomackCornellJr.14th
15Ryan ChristensenWisconsinSr.17th
16Daniel BullardNC StateSo.15th
17Ben HarveyArmyJr.20th
18Te’Shan CampbellOhio StateSr.NR
19Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaJr.19th
20Kimball BastianUtah ValleyJr.16th

 

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.7th
8Max DeanCornellSo.8th
9Ryan PreischLehighSr.9th
10Drew FosterNorthern IowaSr.10th
11Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSo.12th
12Cash WilckeIowaJr.13th
13Nick GravinaRutgersSr.11th
14Kordell NorfleetArizona StateSo.15th
15Canten MarriottMissouriSo.14th
16Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.20th
17Nino BonaccorsiPittFr.17th
18Lou DePrezBinghamtonSr.18th
19CJ LaFragolaBrownSr.16th
20Andrew McNallyKent 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.5th
6Preston WeigelOklahoma StateSr.6th
7Patrick BruckiPrincetonSo.7th
8Nathan TraxlerStanfordSo.8th
9Christian BrunnerPurdueJr.9th
10Stephen LoiseauDrexelSr.10th
11Chris WeilerLehighSo.11th
12Jacob WarnerIowaRS Fr.12th
13Rocco CaywoodArmySr.13th
14Corey GriegoOregon StateSr.14th
15Tom SleighVirginia TechSr.15th
16Malik McDonaldNC StateSr.16th
17Jake WoodleyOklahomaRS Fr.17th
18Noah AdamsWest VirginiaRS Fr.NR
19Jacob SeelyNorthern ColoradoJr.18th
20Ben HonisCornellSr.19th

 

Heavyweight                                      

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

 

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