WIN’s Dec. 10 Rankings feature upcoming bout between top two wrestlers at 174 pounds

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Updated: December 10, 2018

Photo: Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia (top), who defeated Penn State’s Mark Hall for the 2018 NCAA championship at 174 pounds last March, remained top-ranked ahead of the No. 2 Nittany Lion as they prepare to wrestle this Friday in State College, Pa. Hall is also a former national champion after winning the title in 2017, when he defeated the Sun Devil in the semifinals.

NEWTON, Iowa —Arizona State will compete at Penn State this Friday night, which sets up a meeting between the two top-ranked wrestlers and former national champs — ASU’s No. 1 Zahid Valencia and PSU’s No. 2 Mark Hall — at 174 pounds, according to WIN’s Dec. 10 TPI and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Meanwhile, two other 2018 All-Americans — Missouri’s Grant Leeth (149) and Kent State’s Kyle Conel (197) — have dropped out of the national rankings after suffering season-ending injuries.

Also, nine new wrestlers join the rankings this week: Appalachian State’s Randall Diabe (197 pounds), Maryland’s Alfred Bannister (149), Michigan’s Jelani Embree(197), Minnesota’s Tommy Thorn (149), Missouri’s Colby Smith (125) and Dylan Wisman (184), Penn’s Anthony Artalona (149), Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young(133) and Wisconsin’s Connor Brown (125).

In WIN’s team rankings, the undefeated Nittany Lions (3-0) remain top-ranked in both the Tournament Power Index (TPI) with 114.5 points and Dual Team rankings, which includes results through Sunday, Dec. 9. Among Penn State’s eight ranked wrestlers, seven are rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, including three who are top-ranked: Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (197).

Ohio State, Iowa and Oklahoma State occupy spots No. 2 through 4 in the team rankings. The Buckeyes, with eight ranked wrestlers, earned 79 points, followed by Iowa (9) with 73.5 and Oklahoma State (10) with 63.5 points.

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 Dec 10, 2018 Dual Team Rankings

RkSchoolRecordPrevious
1.Penn State3-01st
2.Ohio State4-02nd
3.Iowa6-03rd
4.Oklahoma State4-04th
5.Michigan3-05th
6.Missouri4-06th
7.NC State4-07th
8.Cornell2-08th
9.Minnesota2-19th
10.Wisconsin6-110th
11.Nebraska4-111th
12.Virginia Tech1-212th
13.North Carolina3-013th
14.Arizona State1-214th
15.Wyoming3-219th
16.Pitt2-016th
17.Purdue2-117th
18.Northern Iowa1-118th
19.North Dakota State4-115th
20.Utah Valley5-220th
21.Princeton2-321st
22.Rutgers5-122nd
23.Iowa State1-123rd
24.Northwestern1-124th
25.Lock Haven1-025th

 

WIN’s Dec. 10, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.SchoolTotal RankedTop 8TPI Pts
1.Penn State87114.5
2.Ohio State8579
3.Iowa9573.5
4.Oklahoma State10565.5
5.NC State8561.5
6.Michigan8552.5
7.Minnesota7446
8.Nebraska7341.5
9.Arizona State5339
10.Northern Iowa6438.5
11.Northwestern4235.5
12.Rutgers4234.5
13.Missouri7233.5
14.Princeton3232
15.Virginia Tech6431
16.Illinois5229
17.Lehigh6328
18.Cornell5127
19.Wisconsin5122.5
20.South Dakota State1120
21.North Carolina4219.5
22.Pitt4218.5
23.Lock Haven1113.5
24t.Iowa State5112.5
24t.Oregon State1112.5
26.Maryland2111
27.Clarion1110
28.Stanford319.5
29t.Campbell319
29t.Virginia419
31.Buffalo318.5
32.Michigan State217
33t.Purdue406.5
33t.Utah Valley406.5
35t.North Dakota State305
35t.Old Dominion305
35t.Wyoming305
38.Army304.5
39.Duke203
40t.Indiana202.5
40t.Northern Colorado202.5
42t.Binghamton102
42t.Brown202
42t.Drexel202
42t.Navy202
42t.Ohio U.102
42t.Oklahoma102
48t.American U101.5
48t.Appalachian State101.5
48t.Columbia101.5
48t.Fresno State101.5
48t.Gardner Webb101.5
48t.George Mason101.5
48t.West Virginia101.5
55t.CSU Bakersfield101
55t.Penn101

 

 

WIN’s Dec. 10, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Spencer LeeIowaSo.1st
2Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternSo.2nd
3Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateJr.3rd
4Ronnie BresserOregon StateSr.4th
5Sean RussellMinnesotaSr.5th
6Sean FauszNC StateSr.7th
7Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.8th
8Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.9th
9Drew MattinMichiganSo.10th
10Pat GloryPrincetonFr.11th
11Shakur LaneyOhio U.Jr13th
12Brent FleetwoodNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
13Louie HayesVirginiaSo.15th
14Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.16th
15Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.17th
16Devin SchroderPurdueSo.18th
17Gabe TownsellStanfordJr.19th
18Rico MontoyaNorthern ColoradoSr.12th
19Colby SmithMissouriSo.NR
20.Connor BrownWisconsinSo.NR

 

133 pounds                                               

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

 

141 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Yianni DiakomihalisCornellSo.1st
2Joey McKennaOhio StateSr.2nd
3Jaydin EiermanMissouriJr.3rd
4Nick LeePenn StateSo.4th
5Mitch McKeeMinnesotaJr.5th
6Michael CarrIllinoisSo.7th
7Bryan LantryBuffaloSr.8th
8Kanen StorrMichiganSo.9th
9Dom DemasOklahomaRS Fr.12th
10Kaid BrockOklahoma StateJr.6th
11Josh AlberNorthern IowaSr.10th
12Jamal MorrisNC StateSr.11th
13Matt FindlayUtah ValleySo.13th
14Max MurinIowaRS Fr.14th
15Cole WeaverIndianaSr.15th
16Sa’Derian PerryOld DominionJr.16th
17Sam KrivusVirginiaJr.17th
18Nick GilNavySr.18th
19Chad RedNebraskaSo.19th
20Ian ParkerIowa StateSo.20th

 

149 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Matt KolodzikPrincetonJr.1st
2Anthony AshnaultRutgersSr.2nd
3Micah JordanOhio StateSr.3rd
4Justin OliverNC StateSr.4th
5Brock ZacherlClarionSr.5th
6Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaRS Fr.6th
7Paul FoxStanfordSr.8th
8Max ThomsenNorthern IowaJr.9th
9Jarrett DegenIowa StateSo.10th
10Pat LugoIowaSr.11th
11Kaden GfellerOklahoma StateRS Fr.13th
12Cole MartinWisconsinJr.14th
13Josh MarucaArizona StateJr.15th
14Mitch FinesilverDukeSr.16th
15Tommy ThornMinnesotaSr.NR
16Khristian OlivasFresno StateJr.18th
17Josh HeilCampbellSo.19th
18Alfred BannisterMarylandSr.NR
19.Anthony ArtalonaPennFr.NR
20.Jared PrinceNavyJr.12th

 

157 pounds                                               

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

 

165 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Vincenzo JosephPenn StateJr.1st
2Evan WickWisconsinSo.2nd
3Chance MarstellarLock HavenSr.3rd
4Alex MarinelliIowaSo.4th
5Josh ShieldsArizona StateJr.5th
6Isaiah WhiteNebraskaJr.6th
7Mekhi LewisVirginia TechRS Fr.7th
8Logan MassaMichiganJr.8th
9Branson AshworthWyomingSr.9th
10Chandler RogersOklahoma StateSr.10th
11Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyJr.11th
12Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.12th
13Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateJr.13th
14Cole WalterLehighJr.14th
15Connor FlynnMissouriJr.15th
16Joey GuntherIllinoisJr.16th
17Cam CoyVirginiaRS Fr.17th
18Bryce MartinIndianaSr.18th
19Thomas BullardNC StateSo.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
7Jacobe SmithOklahoma StateSr.7th
8Taylor LujanNorthern IowaJr.8th
9Mikey LabriolaNebraskaRS Fr.9th
10Dylan LydyPurdueJr.10th
11Johnny SebastianNorthwesternSr.11th
12Brandon WomackCornellJr.12th
13Matt FinesilverDukeSo.14th
14Ben HarveyArmyJr.15th
15Seldon WrightOld DominionSr.16th
16Ryan ChristensenWisconsinSr.13th
17Daniel BullardNC StateSo.17th
18Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaJr.18th
19Kimball BastianUtah ValleyJr.19th
20Te’Shan CampbellOhio StateSr.20th

 

184 pounds                                               

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

 

197 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Bo NickalPenn StateSr.1st
2Kollin MooreOhio StateJr.2nd
3Jacob HolschlagNorthern IowaJr.4th
4Preston WeigelOklahoma StateSr.5th
5Patrick BruckiPrincetonSo.6th
6Jacob WarnerIowaRS Fr.7th
7Willie MiklusIowa StateSr.8th
8Jay AielloVirginiaSo.9th
9Rocco CaywoodArmySr.10th
10Nathan TraxlerStanfordSo.11th
11Christian BrunnerPurdueJr.12th
12Eric SchultzNebraskaSo.13th
13Noah AdamsWest VirginiaRS Fr.14th
14Randall DiabeAppalachian StateSr.NR
15Jacob SeelyNorthern ColoradoJr.17th
16Jackson StriggowMichiganJr.18th
17Jake JacobsenLehighSo.19th
18Tom SleighVirginia TechSr.20th
19Malik McDonaldNC StateSr.16th
20Stephen LoiseauDrexelSr.15th

 

Heavyweight                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Sam StollIowaSr.1st
2Gable StevesonMinnesotaFr.2nd
3Derek WhiteOklahoma StateSr.3rd
4Anthony CassarPenn StateSr.4th
5Youssif HemidaMarylandSr.5th
6Jordan WoodLehighSo.6th
7Jere HeinoCampbellSr.7th
8Bill MillerVirginia TechSr.8th
9Trent HillgerWisconsinRS Fr.9th
10Cory DanielNorth CarolinaSr.11th
11Tate OrndorffUtah ValleyJr.12th
12Zach ElamMissouriJr.13th
13Matt VossGeorge MasonSr.10th
14Chase SingletaryOhio StateRS Fr.14th
15Conan JenningsNorthwesternSr.15th
16Demetrius ThomasPittJr.16th
17Brian AndrewsWyomingSo.17th
18Jake GunningBuffaloSr.19th
19Jeramy SweanyCornellSr.18th
20Joey GoodhartDrexelSr.20th

 

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