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Piccininni and Okie State make big statement in WIN’s Feb 25 Rankings

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Updated: February 25, 2019

Photo: Oklahoma State’s Nick Piccininni declared himself a strong candidate to win the 125-pound NCAA championship next month when the Cowboy pinned Iowa’s defending national champion Spencer Lee on Feb. 24 in Stillwater, Okla. (Jeremy Cook photo)

NEWTON, Iowa — Oklahoma State put an exclamation mark to the end of the regular season with a 27-12 dual victory over Iowa, especially 125-pound Nick Piccininni who pinned defending champ Spencer Lee and has moved up to second in WIN’s Feb. 25, 2019 Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Cowboys (15-0) are ranked second in WIN’s final dual-team rankings and third in the Tournament Power Index with nine ranked wrestlers and 77 points.

Defending national champ Penn State (14-0) remained the top-ranked team in both ratings as the Nittany Lions  (with 123 TPI points) also feature nine ranked wrestlers, including four wrestlers — Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (197) — who are ranked No. 1 at their weight class.

The remaining six top-ranked wrestlers also remained the same, including Cornell’s 141-pound Yianni Diakomihalis, who defeated Ohio State’s second-ranked Joey McKenna last weekend.

WIN’s weekly individual rankings are a prediction of final NCAA tournament placements at the 2019 NCAA Championships, March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, and based on each wrestler’s full season of competition up until each week’s release. WIN’s Tournament Power Index is a total of the TPI points that all the wrestlers on a respective team have earned based on their ranking. A team’s TPI points and TPI ranking is a prediction of a where a team might finish at the national tournament at this point in the season with their current line-up.

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.

Teams will now take two weeks off to prepare for one of eight NCAA Div. I qualifying tournaments, which will eventually send 330 wrestlers to the national tournament:

• ACC —March 9, Blacksburg, Va.
• Big 10 —March 9-10, Minneapolis, Minn.
• Big 12 —March 9-10, Tulsa, Okla.
• EIWA —March 8-9, Vestal, N.Y.
• EWL —March 9, Fairfax, Va.
• MAC —March 8-9, Norfolk, Va.
• Pac-12 —March 9, Tempe, Ariz.
• SoCon —March 10, Boone, NC

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25, 2019 Dual-Team Rankings

RkSchoolRecordPrevious
1.Penn State14-01st
2.Oklahoma State15-03rd
3.Iowa14-12nd
4.Michigan13-14th
5.Ohio State12-25th
6.Missouri16-16th
7.Cornell13-37th
8.Nebraska12-58th
9.NC State16-39th
10.Minnesota14-310th
11.Northern Iowa7-511th
12.Iowa State10-412th
13.Virginia Tech9-513th
14.Wyoming16-414th
15.Rutgers12-615th
16.North Carolina12-716th
17.Pitt13-317th
18.Wisconsin9-618th
19.Princeton9-619th
20.Virginia12-1020th
21.Lehigh9-921st
22.Lock Haven10-322nd
23.Purdue7-1023rd
24.Oklahoma10-6NR
25.North Dakota State10-624th

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25, 2019 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

RkSchoolTotal Top 8TPI
  RankedRankedPoints
1.Penn State97123
2.Ohio State9580
3.Oklahoma State9577
4.Iowa9673
5.Michigan8663
6.Missouri7446
7.Minnesota6444
8.Cornell7341.5
9t.NC State5439
9t.Nebraska8339
11.Northwestern3235.5
12.Lehigh5335
13.Rutgers3234
14.Illinois6231.5
15.Arizona State5230
16.Princeton3229
17t.Oregon State2225
17t.Wisconsin6225
19.Virginia Tech6223
20.Northern Iowa6221
21.Iowa State6117.5
22t.Virginia3216.5
22t.Wyoming5216.5
24.Pitt4115.5
25.Duke2114
26t.Lock Haven4113
26t.North Carolina3113
28.Central Michigan119
29.North Dakota State318
30t.Army217.5
30t.Utah Valley407.5
32.Purdue506.5
33.Old Dominion405.5
34.Stanford305
35.Drexel304.5
36t.Buffalo203.5
36t.Michigan State203.5
38.Oklahoma202.5
39t.Binghamton102
39t.Bucknell102
39t.Campbell102
39t.Northern Illinois102
39t.Ohio U.202
44t.American U.101.5
44t.Brown101.5
44t.Clarion101.5
44t.George Mason101.5
44t.Maryland101.5
44t.Navy101.5
44t.Penn101.5
51t.CSU Bakersfield101
51t.Fresno State101
51t.Northern Colorado101
51t.Rider101
51t.VMI101
51t.West Virginia101

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternSo.1st
2Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateJr.3rd
3Spencer LeeIowaSo.2nd
4Ronnie BresserOregon StateSr.4th
5Jack MuellerVirginiaJr.5th
6Sean RussellMinnesotaSr.6th
7Vitali ArujauCornellFr.8th
8Brent FleetwoodNorth Dakota StateSr.9th
9Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateSo.7th
10Ryan MillhofArizona StateSr.10th
11Sean FauszNC StateSr.11th
12Pat GloryPrincetonFr.12th
13Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisJr.13th
14Drew MattinMichiganSo.14th
15Zeke MoiseyNebraskaSr.15th
16Michael McGeeOld DominionSo.17th
17Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaJr.18th
18Cole VernerWyomingJr.19th
19Luke WernerLock HavenSo.20th
20Alex MackallIowa StateSo.16th

 

133 pounds

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

 

 

141 pounds

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

 

149 pounds

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Anthony AshnaultRutgersSr.1st
2Micah JordanOhio StateSr.3rd
3Matt KolodzikPrincetonJr.2nd
4Mitch FinesilverDukeSr.7th
5Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaRS Fr.4th
6Justin OliverNC StateSr.8th
7Pat LugoIowaSr.9th
8Brock MaullerMissouriFr.5th
9Kaden GfellerOklahoma StateRS Fr.6th
10Max ThomsenNorthern IowaJr.10th
11Josh HeilCampbellSo.11th
12Parker KropmanDrexelSo.NR
13Brady BergePenn StateRS Fr.12th
14Jarrett DegenIowa StateSo.13th
15Requir Van Der MerweStanfordSo.14th
16Anthony ArtalonaPennFr.16th
17Cole MartinWisconsinJr.17th
18Josh MarucaArizona StateJr.18th
19Christian MonserratWest VirginiaSr.20th
20Davion JeffriesOklahomaSr.NR

 

157 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Jason NolfPenn StateSr.1st
2Tyler BergerNebraskaSr.2nd
3Ryan DeakinNorthwesternSo.3rd
4Hayden HidlayNC StateSo.4th
5Alec PantaleoMichiganSr.5th
6Kaleb YoungIowaSo.6th
7Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateJr.7th
8Steve BleiseMinnesotaSr.8th
9Larry EarlyOld DominionJr.9th
10Eric BaroneIllinoisJr.10th
11Jarrett JacquesMissouriFr.12th
12Zach HartmanBucknellFr.11th
13Taleb RahmaniPittJr.16th
14Paul FoxStanfordSr.13th
15John Van BrillRutgersSr.15th
16Josh HumphreysLehighFr.17th
17Griffin ParriottPurdueSo.14th
18Zac CarsonOhio U.Jr.18th
19BC LaPradeVirginia TechSo.19th
20Christian PagdilaoArizona StateSr.20th

 

165 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Vincenzo JosephPenn StateJr.1st
2Alex MarinelliIowaSo.2nd
3Evan WickWisconsinSo.3rd
4Josh ShieldsArizona StateJr.4th
5Chance MarstellarLock HavenSr.5th
6Isaiah WhiteNebraskaJr.6th
7Branson AshworthWyomingSr.7th
8Logan MassaMichiganJr.8th
9Chandler RogersOklahoma StateSr.9th
10Mekhi LewisVirginia TechRS Fr.12th
11Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyJr.10th
12Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.11th
13Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateJr.13th
14Connor FlynnMissouriJr.14th
15Jon ViruetBrownSr.15th
16Ebed JarrellDrexelJr.16th
17Joey GuntherIllinoisJr.17th
18Jesse DellavecchiaRiderJr.18th
19Cam CoyVirginiaRS Fr.19th
20Te’Shan CampbellOhio StateSr.20th

 

174 pounds                                               

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Mark HallPenn StateJr.1st
2Daniel LewisMissouriSr.2nd
3Zahid ValenciaArizona StateJr.3rd
4Myles AmineMichiganJr.4th
5Jordan KutlerLehighJr.5th
6Jacobe SmithOklahoma StateSr.10th/184
7David McFaddenVirginia TechJr.7th
8Taylor LujanNorthern IowaJr.8th
9Mikey LabriolaNebraskaRS Fr.9th
10Ryan ChristiansenWisconsinSr.NR
11Kimball BastianUtah ValleyJr.11th
12Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisRS Fr.12th
13Matt FinesilverDukeSo.13th
14Dylan LydyPurdueJr.14th
15Brandon WomackCornellJr.10th
16Ethan SmithOhio StateFr.20th
17Seldon WrightOld DominionSr.15th
18Ben HarveyArmyJr.16th
19Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaJr.18th
20Neal RichardsVMIJr.19th

 

184 pounds

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

 

197 pounds

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

 

Heavyweight

Rk.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1Gable StevesonMinnesotaFr.1st
2Derek WhiteOklahoma StateSr.2nd
3Anthony CassarPenn StateSr.3rd
4Amar DhesiOregon StateSr.4th
5Jordan WoodLehighSo.5th
6Matt StencelCentral MichiganSo.6th
7Mason ParrisMichiganFr.7th
8Trent HillgerWisconsinRS Fr.8th
9David JensenNebraskaJr.9th
10Demetrius ThomasPittJr.10th
11Sam StollIowaSr.11th
12Conan JenningsNorthwesternSr.12th
13Youssif HemidaMarylandSr.13th
14Jake GunningBuffaloSr.14th
15Matt VossGeorge MasonSr.15th
16Chase SingletaryOhio StateRS Fr.16th
17Thomas HainesLock HavenSr.17th
18Jeremy SweanyCornellSr.18th
19A.J. NevillsFresno StateSo.19th
20Brian AndrewsWyomingSo.20th

 

 

 

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