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WIN’s Jan. 7 rankings feature three new No. 1s

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Updated: January 7, 2019

Photo: Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera is ranked No. 1 in WIN’s Jan. 7 rankings at 125 pounds after beating Iowa’s defending national champ Spencer Lee at the 2018 Midlands in December.

NEWTON, Iowa — The calendar has changed to January and there are three new top-ranked individual wrestlers in WIN’s Jan. 7 Tournament Power Index and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Coming off a Midlands championship win over Iowa’s defending champion Spencer Lee on Dec. 30, Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera is now ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds.

At 133 pounds, South Dakota State’s defending national champ Seth Gross has only wrestled once this year (in November) and an injury has kept him from competing again since that victory. He has been pulled from the rankings until he competes again and Rutgers’ Nick Suriano has moved into the top spot at that weight.

Meanwhile at heavyweight, Minnesota’s true freshman Gable Steveson has taken over the top spot. The young Gopher, who is 18-0 on the season, is ranked ahead of Oklahoma State’s Derek White, Penn State’s Anthony Cassar, and Iowa’s Sam Stoll, who was ranked No. 1 before the Midlands, where the Hawkeye was forced to medically forfeit after winning two bouts.

Penn State, which captured an eighth all-time Southern Scuffle team championship on Jan. 2 with six individual champions, remains the top team in WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 125.5 points. The Nittany Lions, with nine ranked wrestlers, leads No. 2 Ohio State (82.5) by 43 points.

Oklahoma State, which won four Southern Scuffle individual championships and finished second in the team race, has moved to No. 3 in the WIN TPI. Coming off a Midlands team championship, Iowa is ranked fourth with 64 points. The Cowboys made several changes to their lineup, including the return of two-time All-American Joe Smith, who is ranked No. 5 at 174 pounds.

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 Dual-Team Rankings, the top 11 teams remained the same from previous rankings as the top six schools — Penn State, Ohio State, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Missouri — remained undefeated. However, Stanford (3-0) moved into the Top 25 dual rankings in this week’s release.

 

WIN’s Jan. 7 Tournament Power Index

Rk. School Total Ranked Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Penn State 9 7 125.5
2. Ohio State 8 5 82.5
3. Oklahoma State 9 6 77.5
4. Iowa 9 4 64
5. NC State 6 5 55
6. Michigan 8 5 54.5
7. Minnesota 7 4 50.5
8. Nebraska 8 3 39.5
9t. Northwestern 5 2 38
9t. Rutgers 4 2 38
11. Princeton 4 2 36.5
12. Missouri 8 2 35
13. Cornell 6 2 32.5
14. Arizona State 5 2 30.5
15. Illinois 6 2 28
16t. Lehigh 5 3 23.5
16t. Virginia Tech 5 2 23.5
18. Pitt 4 2 21.5
19. Northern Iowa 5 2 20.5
20t. Iowa State 6 2 20
20t. Virginia 3 2 20
22t. Oregon State 2 2 19
22t. Wisconsin 4 1 19
24. North Carolina 5 1 16
25. Lock Haven 2 1 13.5
26. Wyoming 4 1 11
27. Purdue 4 1 10.5
28t. Maryland 1 1 10
28t. Utah Valley 5 0 10
30t. Buffalo 2 1 8
30t. Old Dominion 3 1 8
30t. Stanford 2 1 8
33t. Duke 2 1 7
33t. Michigan State 2 1 7
35. Army 2 1 6.5
36. North Dakota State 3 0 5
37t. Brown 2 0 2.5
37t. Central Michigan 2 0 2.5
37t. CSU Bakersfield 2 0 2.5
37t. Northern Colorado 2 0 2.5
41t. Binghamton 1 0 2
41t. Campbell 1 0 2
41t. Fresno State 2 0 2
41t. George Mason 1 0 2
41t. Ohio U. 2 0 2
41t. Oklahoma U. 1 0 2
47t. American U. 1 0 1.5
47t. Northern Illinois 1 0 1.5
49t. Chattanooga 1 0 1
49t. Navy 1 0 1
49t. Rider 1 0 1
49t. South Dakota State 1 0 1
49t. West Virginia 1 0 1

 

 

WIN’s Jan 7, 2019 Dual-Team Rankings

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

 

 

WIN’s Jan. 7, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So. 2nd
2 Spencer Lee Iowa So. 1st
3 Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr. 3rd
4 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Sr. 4th
5 Jack Mueller Virginia Jr. NR
6 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr. 5th
7 Sean Fausz NC State Sr. 6th
8 Rayvon Foley Michigan State So. 8th
9 Pat Glory Princeton Fr. 11th
10 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr. 7th
11 Vitali Arujau Cornell Fr. 10th
12 Drew Mattin Michigan So. 9th
13 Brent Fleetwood North Dakota State Sr. 13th
14 Zeke Moisey Nebraska Sr. 16th
15 Connor Brown Wisconsin So. NR
16 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr. 15th
17 Rico Montoya Northern Colorado Sr. 19th
18 Alonzo Allen Chattanooga Sr. NR
19 Alex Mackall Iowa State So. NR
20 Shakur Laney Ohio U. Jr 12th

 

133 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr. 2nd
2 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr. 3rd
3 Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Fr. 5th
4 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr. 6th
5 Tariq Wilson NC State So. 4th
6 Micky Phillippi Pitt Fr. 7th
7 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Jr. 8th
8 Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Fr. 10th
9 John Erneste Missouri Sr. 9th
10 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So. 11th
11 Austin DeSanto Iowa So. 13th
12 Chas Tucker Cornell Jr. 12th
13 Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Jr. 14th
14 Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Fr. 20th
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 Gary Wayne Harding North Carolina Sr. 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. 6th
7 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 7th
8 Kanen Storr Michigan So. 8th
9 Dom Demas Oklahoma RS Fr. 9th
10 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 11th
11 Matt Findlay Utah Valley So. 12th
12 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 10th
13 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. 13th
14 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 15th
15 A.C. Headlee North Carolina Jr. 16th
16 Sam Turner Wyoming So. NR
17 Chad Red Nebraska So. 18th
18 Ian Parker Iowa State So. 17th
19 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 20th
20 Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Sr. 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. 4th
5 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. 6th
6 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 8th
7 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma State RS Fr. 11th
8 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 13th
9 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 10th
10 Brady Berge Penn State RS Fr. 17th
11 Josh Heil Campbell So. 16th
12 Brock Mauller Missouri Fr. NR
13 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr. 5th/157
14 Tommy Thorn Minnesota Sr. 14th
15 Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Jr. NR
16 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 9th
17 Khristian Olivas Fresno State Jr. 15th
18 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. 18th
19 Anthony Artalona Penn Fr. 20th
20 Henry Pohlmeyer South Dakota State Jr. NR

 

157 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr. 3rd
3 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So. 2nd
4 Hayden Hidlay NC State So. 4th
5 Kaleb Young Iowa So. 8th
6 Taleb Rahmani Pitt Jr. 6th
7 Griffin Parriott Purdue So. NR
8 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr. 10th
9 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr. 9th
10 Steve Bleise Minnesota Sr. 12th
11 Eric Barone Illinois Jr. NR
12 Zach Hartman Bucknell Fr. NR
13 Logan Parks Central Michigan Jr. NR
14 Paul Fox Stanford Sr. 7thh/149
15 Josh Humphreys Lehigh Fr. NR
16 Christian Pagdilao Arizona State Gr. 18th
17 John Van Brill Rutgers Sr. 17th
18 Jake Keating Virginia So. NR
19 Jarrett Jacques Missouri Fr. 20th
20 Quincy Monday Princeton Fr. NR

 

165 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr. 1st
2 Alex Marinelli Iowa So. 4th
3 Evan Wick Wisconsin So. 2nd
4 Chance Marstellar Lock Haven Sr. 3rd
5 Josh Shields Arizona State Jr. 5th
6 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 6th
7 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 9th
8 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 8th
9 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr. 10th
10 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 11th
11 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 12th
12 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 13th
13 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. 7th
14 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 15th
15 Jon Viruet Brown Sr. 20th
16 Kennedy Monday North Carolina So. 7th/157
17 Thomas Bullard NC State So. 19th
18 Joey Gunther Illinois Jr. 16th
19 Jesse Dellavecchia Rider Jr. NR
20 Nick Kiussis West Virginia So. NR

 

174 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Mark Hall Penn State Jr. 1st
2 Zahid Valencia Arizona State Jr. 2nd
3 Myles Amine Michigan Jr. 3rd
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri Sr. 4th
5 Joe Smith Oklahoma State Jr. NR
6 David McFadden Virginia Tech Jr. 5th
7 Jordan Kutler Lehigh Jr. 6th
8 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 8th
9 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. 9th
10 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 12th
11 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr. 16th
12 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 19th
13 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 13th
14 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr. 11th
15 Brit Wilson Northern Illinois RS Fr. NR
16 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. 18th
17 Seldon Wright Old Dominion Sr. 15th
18 Ben Harvey Army Jr. 14th
19 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 10th
20 Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Sr. 20th

 

184 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr. 1st
2 Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 3rd
3 Emery Parker Illinois Sr. 2nd
4 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 4th
5 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 5th
6 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 6th
7 Taylor Venz Nebraska So. 7th
8 Max Dean Cornell So. 8th
9 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 11th
10 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 9th
11 Lou DePrez Binghamton Fr. 12th
12 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 13th
13 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. 14th
14 Dylan Wisman Missouri Jr. 17th
15 Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. 16th
16 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 7th/174
17 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr. 15th
18 Samuel Colbray Iowa State So. 19th
19 Jackson Hemauer Fresno State RS Fr. NR
20 CJ LaFragola Brown Sr. 18th

 

197 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr. 2nd
3 Patrick Brucki Princeton So. 4th
4 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 3rd
5 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 6th
6 Jay Aiello Virginia So. 7th
7 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 9th
8 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 8th
9 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. 5th
10 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 10th
11 Eric Schultz Nebraska So. 13th
12 Tanner Orndorff Utah Valley Jr. 18th
13 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 15th
14 Jackson Striggow Michigan Jr. 14th
15 Lucas Davison Northwestern Fr. NR
16 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr. 17th
17 Wyatt Koelling Missouri So. NR
18 Jake Jacobsen Lehigh So. 12th
19 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 19th
20 Greg Bulsak Clarion So. 20th

 

Heavyweight

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Gable Steveson Minnesota Fr. 2nd
2 Derek White Oklahoma State Sr. 3rd
3 Anthony Cassar Penn State Sr. 4th
4 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr. 1st
5 Youssif Hemida Maryland Sr. 5th
6 Mason Parris Michigan Fr. NR
7 Amar Dhesi Oregon State Sr. NR
8 Jordan Wood Lehigh So. 6th
9 Tate Orndorff Utah Valley Jr. 10th
10 Matt Voss George Mason Sr. 12th
11 Trent Hillger Wisconsin RS Fr. 9th
12 Demetrius Thomas Pitt Jr. 16th
13 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr. 18th
14 David Jensen Nebraska Jr. 20th
15 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr. 15th
16 Chase Singletary Ohio State RS Fr. 13th
17 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr. 19th
18 Brian Andrews Wyoming So. 17th
19 Matt Stencel Central Michigan So. NR
20 Thomas Haines Lock Haven Sr. NR

 

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