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Penn State is No. 1 in WIN’s first dual team rankings; updated TPI features 23 newcomers

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Updated: December 3, 2018

NEWTON, Iowa — College wrestling moves into the month of December and defending NCAA champion Penn State remains the team-to-beat in both tournament and dual competition. The Nittany Lions have now earned the top rating in WIN Magazine’s first dual team rankings of the season and remain No. 1 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

With seven ranked wrestlers, all in the Top 8 of their weight classes, Penn State stands 3-0 on the season and leads WIN’s TPI with 113.5 points.

Ohio State, which is coming off a team championship at last weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, is ranked No. 2 in both rankings. The Buckeyes, featuring eight ranked wrestlers, six in the Top 8, are also 3-0 on the season and have produced 79 points in WIN’s TPI.

Iowa, which edged instate rival Iowa State, 19-18, last weekend is rated third in both rankings with a 5-0 record and 71 TPI points. Oklahoma State is ranked No. 4 in both with a 3-0 mark and 69.5 TPI 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.

In WIN’s updated individual rankings, all ten top-ranked wrestlers remain the same. There are also 23 athletes among the 200 total rated wrestlers who are ranked for the first time this season:

Air Force’s Alec Opsal (149), Arizona State’s Christian Pagdilao (157), Campbell’s Josh Heil (149), Drexel’sJoey Goodhart (Hwt),Fresno State’s Khristian Olivas (149), Iowa State’s Ian Parker (141) and Samuel Colbray (184), Lehigh’s Jake Jacobsen (197), Michigan’s Kanen Storr (141) and Jackson Striggow (197), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197), NC State’s Jamal Morris (141) and Thomas Bullard (165), North Dakota State’s Brent Fleetwood (125), Ohio State’s Chase Singletary (Hwt), Old Dominion’s Seldon Wright (174), Pitt’s Demetrius Thomas (Hwt), Purdue’s Ben Thornton (133), Virginia’s Will Schany (184) and Jay Aiello (197), West Virginia’s Matt Schmitt (133), Wisconsin’s Cole Martin (149) and Wyoming’s Brian Andrews (Hwt).

 

 

WIN’s Dec. 3, 2018 Dual Team Rankings

Rk School Record
1. Penn State 3-0
2. Ohio State 3-0
3. Iowa 5-0
4. Oklahoma State 3-0
5. Michigan 2-0
6. Missouri 3-0
7. NC State 4-0
8. Cornell 2-0
9. Minnesota 2-1
10. Wisconsin 6-0
11. Nebraska 4-1
12. Virginia Tech 0-2
13. North Carolina 3-0
14. Arizona State 1-2
15. North Dakota State 3-0
16. Pitt 2-0
17. Purdue 2-1
18. Northern Iowa 1-1
19. Wyoming 2-2
20. Utah Valley 5-2
21. Princeton 1-2
22. Rutgers 5-1
23. Iowa State 1-1
24. Northwestern 1-1
25. Lock Haven 1-0

 

WIN’s Dec. 3 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk. School Total Ranked Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Penn State 7 7 113.5
2. Ohio State 8 5 79
3. Iowa 9 5 71
4. Oklahoma State 10 6 69.5
5. NC State 9 5 59.5
6. Michigan 7 4 47.5
7. Minnesota 6 4 44.5
8. Nebraska 7 3 40.5
9. Missouri 7 3 38.5
10. Arizona State 5 3 38
11. Lehigh 7 4 37
12. Northwestern 4 2 35
13. Rutgers 4 2 34.5
14. Northern Iowa 6 3 34
15t. Princeton 3 2 31
15t. Virginia Tech 6 4 31
17. Cornell 5 1 27
18. Illinois 5 2 26.5
19t. South Dakota State 2 1 21
19t. Wisconsin 4 1 21
21. North Carolina 4 2 19.5
22. Pitt 4 2 18.5
23t. Kent State 1 1 13.5
23t. Lock Haven 1 1 13.5
25. Oregon State 1 1 12.5
26. Iowa State 5 1 11.5
27t. Clarion 1 1 10
27t. Maryland 1 1 10
29. Campbell 3 1 9
30. Stanford 3 1 8.5
31. Buffalo 3 1 7.5
32t. Utah Valley 4 0 6.5
32t. Virginia 5 0 6.5
33. Purdue 4 0 6
34t. Old Dominion 3 0 5
34t. Wyoming 3 0 5
36t. Army 3 0 4.5
36t. North Dakota State 3 0 4.5
38. Michigan State 2 0 3.5
39t. Duke 2 0 3
39t. Navy 2 0 3
39t. Northern Colorado 2 0 3
39t. Oklahoma 2 0 3
43t. Drexel 2 0 2.5
43t. Indiana 2 0 2.5
43t. West Virginia 2 0 2.5
46t. Binghamton 1 0 2
46t. Brown 2 0 2
46t. George Mason 1 0 2
49t. American U. 1 0 1.5
49t. Columbia 1 0 1.5
49t. Gardner Webb 1 0 1.5
49t. Ohio U. 1 0 1.5
53t. Air Force 1 0 1
53t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
53t. Fresno State 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Dec. 3, 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 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr. 5th
6 Connor Schram Lehigh Sr. 6th
7 Sean Fausz NC State Sr. 7th
8 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr. 9th
9 Rayvon Foley Michigan State So. 13th
10 Drew Mattin Michigan So. 20th
11 Pat Glory Princeton Fr. 15th
12 Rico Montoya Northern Colorado Sr. 12th
13 Shakur Laney Ohio U. Jr 19th
14 Brent Fleetwood North Dakota State Sr. NR
15 Louie Hayes Virginia So. 8th
16 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr. 10th
17 Zeke Moisey Nebraska Sr. 11th
18 Devin Schroder Purdue So. 16th
19 Gabe Townsell Stanford Jr. 17th
20 Christian Moody Oklahoma Jr. 18th

 

133 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr. 1st
2 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. 3rd
3 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. 2nd
4 Tariq Wilson NC State So. 4th
5 Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Fr. 6th
6 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr. 5th
7 Micky Phillippi Pitt Fr. 16th
8 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Jr. 7th
9 John Erneste Missouri Sr. 10th
10 Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Fr. 11th
11 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So. 18th
12 Chas Tucker Cornell Jr. 14th
13 Austin DeSanto Iowa So. 8th
14 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Jr. 12th
15 Josh Terao American U. Sr. 13th
16 Cam Sykora North Dakota State Jr. 15th
17 Dylan Duncan Illinois So. 20th
18 Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr. 19th
19 Ben Thornton Purdue Sr. NR
20 Matt Schmitt West Virginia So. NR

 

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 Nick Lee Penn State So. 4th
5 Mitch McKee Minnesota Jr. 5th
6 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 6th
7 Michael Carr Illinois So. 7th
8 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 8th
9 Kanen Storr Michigan So. NR
10 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 11th
11 Jamal Morris NC State Sr. NR
12 Dom Demas Oklahoma RS Fr. 15th
13 Matt Findlay Utah Valley So. 20th
14 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. 13th
15 Cole Weaver Indiana Sr. 14th
16 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 10th
17 Sam Krivus Virginia Jr. 17th
18 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 9th
19 Chad Red Nebraska So. 12th
20 Ian Parker Iowa State So. NR

 

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 Justin Oliver NC State Sr. 6th
5 Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr. 8th
6 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. 13th
7 Grant Leeth Missouri So. 4th
8 Paul Fox Stanford Sr. 7th
9 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 5th
10 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 11th
11 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 10th
12 Jared Prince Navy Jr. 12th
13 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma State RS Fr. 15th
14 Cole Martin Wisconsin Jr. NR
15 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. 14th
16 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 9th
17 Alec Opsal Air Force Jr. NR
18 Khristian Olivas Fresno State Jr. NR
19 Josh Heil Campbell So. NR
20 Henry Pohlmeyer South Dakota State Jr. 20th

 

157 pounds                                               

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

 

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 Josh Shields Arizona State Jr. 7th
6 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 11th
7 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. 14th
8 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 5th
9 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 8th
10 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr. 9th
11 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 15th
12 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 10th
13 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 13th
14 Cole Walter Lehigh Jr. 12th
15 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 16th
16 Joey Gunther Illinois Jr. 17th
17 Cam Coy Virginia RS Fr. 18th
18 Bryce Martin Indiana Sr. 19th
19 Thomas Bullard NC State So. NR
20 Jon Viruet Brown Sr. 20th

 

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 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 8th
8 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 9th
9 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. 12th
10 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 10th
11 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr. 11th
12 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 14th
13 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr. 15th
14 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 13th
15 Ben Harvey Army Jr. 17th
16 Seldon Wright Old Dominion Sr. NR
17 Daniel Bullard NC State So. 16th
18 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. 19th
19 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 20th
20 Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Sr. 18th

 

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 Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 5th
5 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 10th
6 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 7th
7 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 4th
8 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 9th
9 Max Dean Cornell So. 8th
10 Dakota Geer Oklahoma State So. 11th
11 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 6th
12 Lou DePrez Binghamton Sr. 18th
13 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 12th
14 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. 17th
15 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr. 13th
16 Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. 16th
17 Canten Marriott Missouri So. 15th
18 Will Schany Virginia Sr. NR
19 CJ LaFragola Brown Sr. 19th
20 Samuel Colbray Iowa 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 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 6th
6 Patrick Brucki Princeton So. 7th
7 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. 11th
8 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 5th
9 Jay Aiello Virginia So. NR
10 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 12th
11 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 8th
12 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 15th
13 Eric Schultz Nebraska So. NR
14 Noah Adams West Virginia RS Fr. 18th
15 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 9th
16 Malik McDonald NC State Sr. 16th
17 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr. 19th
18 Jackson Striggow Michigan Jr. NR
19 Jake Jacobsen Lehigh So. NR
20 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 14th

 

Heavyweight                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr. 1st
2 Gable Steveson Minnesota Fr. 2nd
3 Derek White Oklahoma State Sr. 3rd
4 Anthony Cassar Penn State Sr. 4th
5 Youssif Hemida Maryland Sr. 5th
6 Jordan Wood Lehigh So. 7th
7 Jere Heino Campbell Sr. 8th
8 Bill Miller Virginia Tech Sr. 9th
9 Trent Hillger Wisconsin RS Fr. 14th
10 Matt Voss George Mason Sr. 18th
11 Cory Daniel North Carolina Sr. 12th
12 Tate Orndorff Utah Valley Jr. 15th
13 Zach Elam Missouri Jr. 20th
14 Chase Singletary Ohio State RS Fr. NR
15 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr. 11th
16 Demetrius Thomas Pitt Jr. NR
17 Brian Andrews Wyoming So. NR
18 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr. 13th
19 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr. 19th
20 Joey Goodhart Drexel Sr. NR

 

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