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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

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

 

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

Rk. School Total Ranked Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Penn State 8 7 114.5
2. Ohio State 8 5 79
3. Iowa 9 5 73.5
4. Oklahoma State 10 5 65.5
5. NC State 8 5 61.5
6. Michigan 8 5 52.5
7. Minnesota 7 4 46
8. Nebraska 7 3 41.5
9. Arizona State 5 3 39
10. Northern Iowa 6 4 38.5
11. Northwestern 4 2 35.5
12. Rutgers 4 2 34.5
13. Missouri 7 2 33.5
14. Princeton 3 2 32
15. Virginia Tech 6 4 31
16. Illinois 5 2 29
17. Lehigh 6 3 28
18. Cornell 5 1 27
19. Wisconsin 5 1 22.5
20. South Dakota State 1 1 20
21. North Carolina 4 2 19.5
22. Pitt 4 2 18.5
23. Lock Haven 1 1 13.5
24t. Iowa State 5 1 12.5
24t. Oregon State 1 1 12.5
26. Maryland 2 1 11
27. Clarion 1 1 10
28. Stanford 3 1 9.5
29t. Campbell 3 1 9
29t. Virginia 4 1 9
31. Buffalo 3 1 8.5
32. Michigan State 2 1 7
33t. Purdue 4 0 6.5
33t. Utah Valley 4 0 6.5
35t. North Dakota State 3 0 5
35t. Old Dominion 3 0 5
35t. Wyoming 3 0 5
38. Army 3 0 4.5
39. Duke 2 0 3
40t. Indiana 2 0 2.5
40t. Northern Colorado 2 0 2.5
42t. Binghamton 1 0 2
42t. Brown 2 0 2
42t. Drexel 2 0 2
42t. Navy 2 0 2
42t. Ohio U. 1 0 2
42t. Oklahoma 1 0 2
48t. American U 1 0 1.5
48t. Appalachian State 1 0 1.5
48t. Columbia 1 0 1.5
48t. Fresno State 1 0 1.5
48t. Gardner Webb 1 0 1.5
48t. George Mason 1 0 1.5
48t. West Virginia 1 0 1.5
55t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
55t. Penn 1 0 1

 

 

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

 

133 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr. 1st
2 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. 2nd
3 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. 3rd
4 Tariq Wilson NC State So. 4th
5 Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Fr. 5th
6 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr. 6th
7 Micky Phillippi Pitt Fr. 7th
8 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Jr. 8th
9 John Erneste Missouri Sr. 9th
10 Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Fr. 10th
11 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So. 11th
12 Chas Tucker Cornell Jr. 12th
13 Austin DeSanto Iowa So. 13th
14 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Jr. 14th
15 Josh Terao American U. Sr. 15th
16 Cam Sykora North Dakota State Jr. 16th
17 Dylan Duncan Illinois So. 17th
18 Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr. 18th
19 Ben Thornton Purdue Sr. 19th
20 Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Fr. 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 Michael Carr Illinois So. 7th
7 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 8th
8 Kanen Storr Michigan So. 9th
9 Dom Demas Oklahoma RS Fr. 12th
10 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 6th
11 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 10th
12 Jamal Morris NC State Sr. 11th
13 Matt Findlay Utah Valley So. 13th
14 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. 14th
15 Cole Weaver Indiana Sr. 15th
16 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 16th
17 Sam Krivus Virginia Jr. 17th
18 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 18th
19 Chad Red Nebraska So. 19th
20 Ian Parker Iowa State So. 20th

 

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. 4th
5 Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr. 5th
6 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. 6th
7 Paul Fox Stanford Sr. 8th
8 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 9th
9 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 10th
10 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 11th
11 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma State RS Fr. 13th
12 Cole Martin Wisconsin Jr. 14th
13 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. 15th
14 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 16th
15 Tommy Thorn Minnesota Sr. NR
16 Khristian Olivas Fresno State Jr. 18th
17 Josh Heil Campbell So. 19th
18 Alfred Bannister Maryland Sr. NR
19. Anthony Artalona Penn Fr. NR
20. Jared Prince Navy Jr. 12th

 

157 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So. 2nd
3 Hayden Hidlay NC State So. 3rd
4 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr. 4th
5 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr. 5th
6 Taleb Rahmani Pitt Jr. 6th
7 Kennedy Monday North Carolina So. 7th
8 Kaleb Young Iowa So. 8th
9 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr. 9th
10 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr. 10th
11 Gordon Wolf Lehigh Sr. 11th
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. 19th
20 Luke Weiland Army Jr. 20th

 

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. 5th
6 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 6th
7 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. 7th
8 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 8th
9 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 9th
10 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr. 10th
11 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 11th
12 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 12th
13 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 13th
14 Cole Walter Lehigh Jr. 14th
15 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 15th
16 Joey Gunther Illinois Jr. 16th
17 Cam Coy Virginia RS Fr. 17th
18 Bryce Martin Indiana Sr. 18th
19 Thomas Bullard NC State So. 19th
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. 7th
8 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 8th
9 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. 9th
10 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 10th
11 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr. 11th
12 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 12th
13 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 14th
14 Ben Harvey Army Jr. 15th
15 Seldon Wright Old Dominion Sr. 16th
16 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr. 13th
17 Daniel Bullard NC State So. 17th
18 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. 18th
19 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 19th
20 Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Sr. 20th

 

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. 4th
5 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 5th
6 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 6th
7 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 7th
8 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 8th
9 Max Dean Cornell So. 9th
10 Dakota Geer Oklahoma State So. 10th
11 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 11th
12 Lou DePrez Binghamton Fr. 12th
13 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 13th
14 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. 14th
15 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr. 15th
16 Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. 16thh
17 Dylan Wisman Missouri Jr. NR
18 CJ LaFragola Brown Sr. 19th
19 Samuel Colbray Iowa State So. 20th
20 Jelani Embree Michigan Fr. NR

 

197 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr. 2nd
3 Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Jr. 4th
4 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 5th
5 Patrick Brucki Princeton So. 6th
6 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. 7th
7 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 8th
8 Jay Aiello Virginia So. 9th
9 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 10th
10 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 11th
11 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 12th
12 Eric Schultz Nebraska So. 13th
13 Noah Adams West Virginia RS Fr. 14th
14 Randall Diabe Appalachian State Sr. NR
15 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr. 17th
16 Jackson Striggow Michigan Jr. 18th
17 Jake Jacobsen Lehigh So. 19th
18 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 20th
19 Malik McDonald NC State Sr. 16th
20 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 15th

 

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. 6th
7 Jere Heino Campbell Sr. 7th
8 Bill Miller Virginia Tech Sr. 8th
9 Trent Hillger Wisconsin RS Fr. 9th
10 Cory Daniel North Carolina Sr. 11th
11 Tate Orndorff Utah Valley Jr. 12th
12 Zach Elam Missouri Jr. 13th
13 Matt Voss George Mason Sr. 10th
14 Chase Singletary Ohio State RS Fr. 14th
15 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr. 15th
16 Demetrius Thomas Pitt Jr. 16th
17 Brian Andrews Wyoming So. 17th
18 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr. 19th
19 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr. 18th
20 Joey Goodhart Drexel Sr. 20th

 

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