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Penn State now features four No. 1s as Holiday tournaments begin

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Updated: December 17, 2018

Photo: Mark Hall (right) avenged a 2018 NCAA finals loss to top-ranked Zahid Valencia, 4-0, on Dec. 14 in State College, Pa.  Hall, a 2017 NCAA champ, is now one of four No. 1-rated wrestlers for the Nittany Lions. (Penn State photo)

NEWTON, Iowa — Tis the season for holiday tournaments to begin and there’s a new No. 1-ranked wrestler in WIN Magazine’s Dec. 17 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. Penn State’s Mark Hall takes over the top spot at 174 pounds after downing defending champ and rival Zahid Valencia of Arizona State, 4-0, in a dual over the weekend.

Penn State handled Arizona State 41-3 and remains the top team in both the Tournament Power Indexand dual-meet rankings. Penn State (4-0) leads WIN’s TPI rankings with 120.5 points and features nine ranked wrestlers, including four top-ranked wrestlers: Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (197).

Penn State will now prepare for the Southern Scuffle, which will be held Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. Prior to that event, there will be two other significant regular-season tournaments — the Reno Tournament of Champions, Dec. 20, the Midlands in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Dec. 29-30 — as well as the South Beach Duals on Dec. 29-30 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Second-ranked Ohio State has 79 TPI points and eight ranked wrestlers and is off until Jan. 6. No. 3 Iowa (74.5 TPI, nine ranked wrestlers) will head the field at the 56thannual Midlands, hosted by No. 10 Northwestern University.

No. 4 Oklahoma State, with 66.5 points and 10 ranked wrestlers, will compete in both the Reno TOC and the Southern Scuffle, which also includes No. 9 Virginia Tech.

The South Beach Duals, which will be held at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center, is a dual-meet event that features four matches for 16 teams, including four teams that are ranked in WIN’s Top 15 TPI: No. 5 NC State, No. 7 Minnesota, as well as Missouri and Cornell, which are tied for 11thand 15th, respectively.

These are the final rankings of 2018. WIN’s next rankings will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 3.

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 Magazine’s Dec. 17, 2018 Dual-Team Rankings

RkSchoolRecordPrevious
1.Penn State4-01st
2.Ohio State3-02nd
3.Iowa6-03rd
4.Oklahoma State5-04th
5.Michigan3-05th
6.Missouri5-06th
7.NC State6-07th
8.Cornell3-08th
9.Minnesota3-19th
10.Wisconsin6-110th
11.Nebraska5-211th
12.Virginia Tech1-212th
13.North Carolina3-113th
14.Arizona State1-314th
15.Wyoming3-215th
16.Pitt3-016th
17.Purdue2-117th
18.Northern Iowa1-218th
19.North Dakota State4-119th
20.Utah Valley5-220th
21.Princeton2-321st
22.Rutgers6-122nd
23.Iowa State2-123rd
24.Northwestern1-224th
25.Lock Haven2-025th

 

WIN Magazine’s Dec. 17, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RkSchoolTotal RankedTop 8Points
1.Penn State97120.5
2.Ohio State8579
3.Iowa9574.5
4.Oklahoma State10566.5
5.NC State9563.5
6.Michigan8552.5
7.Minnesota7446
8.Nebraska8336
9.Virginia Tech6435
10.Northwestern4235.5
11t.Arizona State5334.5
11t.Missouri8234.5
11t.Princeton3234.5
11t.Rutgers4234.5
15t.Cornell6232.5
15t.Lehigh6332.5
17.Illinois5229
18.Wisconsin4121.5
19.North Carolina5220.5
20.South Dakota State1120
21.Pitt4218.5
22.Northern Iowa5217
23.Iowa State5115
24.Lock Haven1113.5
25.Oregon State1112.5
26t.Clarion2111
26t.Maryland2111
28t.Campbell319.5
28t.Stanford319.5
30.Virginia319
31t.Army318
31t.Utah Valley508
33.Buffalo217.5
34.Michigan State217
35.Purdue406
36t.Old Dominion305
36t.Wyoming305
38.North Dakota State304.5
39.Duke203
40.Indiana202.5
41t.Appalachian State102
41t.Binghamton102
41t.Brown202
41t.George Mason102
41t.Northern Colorado202
41t.Ohio U.102
41t.Oklahoma102
48t.American U.101.5
48t.Columbia101.5
48t.Fresno State101.5
48t.Gardner-Webb101.5
52t.CSU Bakersfield101
52t.Drexel101
52t.Navy101
52t.Penn101

 

WIN Magazine’s Dec. 17, 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.6th
7Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.7th
8Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.8th
9Drew MattinMichiganSo.9th
10Vitali ArujauCornellFr.NR
11Pat GloryPrincetonFr.10th
12Shakur LaneyOhio U.Jr11th
13Brent FleetwoodNorth Dakota StateSr.12th
14Louie HayesVirginiaSo.13th
15Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.14th
16Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.15th
17Devin SchroderPurdueSo.16th
18Gabe TownsellStanfordJr.17th
19Rico MontoyaNorthern ColoradoSr.18th
20Colby SmithMissouriSo.19th

 

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.20th

 

141 pounds

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

 

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.7th
8Max ThomsenNorthern IowaJr.8th
9Jarrett DegenIowa StateSo.9th
10Pat LugoIowaSr.10th
11Kaden GfellerOklahoma StateRS Fr.11th
12Cole MartinWisconsinJr.12th
13Mitch FinesilverDukeSr.14th
14Tommy ThornMinnesotaSr.15th
15Khristian OlivasFresno StateJr.16th
16Josh HeilCampbellSo.17th
17Brady BergePenn StateRS Fr.NR
18Josh MarucaArizona StateJr.13th
19Alfred BannisterMarylandSr.18th
20Anthony ArtalonaPennFr.19th

 

157 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Jason NolfPenn StateSr.1st
2Ryan DeakinNorthwesternSo.2nd
3Tyler BergerNebraskaSr.4th
4Hayden HidlayNC StateSo.3rd
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
18Christian PagdilaoArizona StateGr.19th
19Luke WeilandArmyJr.20th
20Jarrett JacquesMissouriFr.NR

 

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
1Mark HallPenn StateJr.2nd
2Zahid ValenciaArizona StateJr.1st
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.13th
14Ben HarveyArmyJr.14th
15Seldon WrightOld DominionSr.15th
16Ryan ChristensenWisconsinSr.16th
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
3Shakur RasheedPenn StateSr.4th
4Nick ReenanNC StateJr.6th
5Zack ZavatskyVirginia TechSr.7th
6Ryan PreischLehighSr.8th
7Taylor VenzNebraskaSo.3rd
8Max DeanCornellSo.9th
9Chip NessNorth CarolinaSr.11th
10Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSo.10th
11Drew FosterNorthern IowaSr.5th
12Lou DePrezBinghamtonFr.12th
13Cash WilckeIowaJr.13th
14Nino BonaccorsiPittFr.14th
15Nick GravinaRutgersSr.15th
16Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.16th
17Dylan WismanMissouriJr.17th
18CJ LaFragolaBrownSr.18th
19Samuel ColbrayIowa StateSo.19th
20Jelani EmbreeMichiganFr.20th

 

197 pounds                                               

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

 

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
10Tate OrndorffUtah ValleyJr.11th
11Zach ElamMissouriJr.12th
12Matt VossGeorge MasonSr.13th
13Chase SingletaryOhio StateRS Fr.14th
14Cory DanielNorth CarolinaSr.10th
15Conan JenningsNorthwesternSr.15th
16Demetrius ThomasPittJr.16th
17Brian AndrewsWyomingSo.17th
18Jake GunningBuffaloSr.18th
19Jeramy SweanyCornellSr.19th
20David JensenNebraskaJr.NR

 

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