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Final WIN Rankings feature three new No. 1 wrestlers

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Updated: March 12, 2019

NEWTON, Iowa — The 2019 NCAA Division I National Championships are about a week a way and three wrestlers have taken over the top spots in their individual weights, according to WIN Magazine’s final 2018-19 Tournament Power Index and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Following the eight national-qualifying tournaments, which were held last week, Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix at 133 pounds and heavyweight Derek White … and Iowa’s Alex Marinelli at 165 pounds are now ranked No. 1 at their weight classes.

This came after Michigan’s Stevan Micic (133 pounds) medically forfeited three straight bouts after making his conference semifinal and finished sixth in the Big Tens, where two other previously top-ranked wrestlers lost conference championship tilts: Penn State’s 165-pound Vincenzo Joseph (vs. Marinelli) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (vs. Penn State’s Anthony Cassar).

The other seven top-ranked wrestlers remain the same, including three from Penn State — Jason Nolf (157), Mark Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (197) — with the others being Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera (125), Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis (141), Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault (149) and Ohio State’s Myles Martin (184).

In WIN’s Tournament Power Index, Big Ten champion Penn State remains No. 1 with 123 points and is predicted to claim a fourth-straight team championship, March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, and has seven of its nine ranked wrestlers currently in the top 8 of their weight class.

Oklahoma State, fresh off a seventh-straight Big 12 team championship, is ranked No. 2 in the Tournament Power Index with 90.5 points as six of nine ranked Cowboys are picked to earn All-American honors.

The remaining top-five teams are Ohio State (80), Iowa (69.5) and Michigan (57).

 

WIN’s March 12, 2019 Tournament Power Index

Rk. School Total Top 8 TPI
    Ranked Ranked Points
1. Penn State 9 7 123
2. Oklahoma State 9 6 90.5
3. Ohio State 9 5 80
4. Iowa 8 6 69.5
5. Michigan 7 5 57
6. Missouri 9 4 52.5
7. Minnesota 7 5 52
8. Nebraska 7 4 41.5
9. Rutgers 4 2 38.5
10. Cornell 6 2 37.5
11. Lehigh 5 3 32
12t. Northwestern 3 2 32
12t. Princeton 3 3 31
14. Arizona State 5 2 30
15. Virginia Tech 6 3 28
16. NC State 7 1 24.5
17. Oregon 2 2 24
18. Wisconsin 5 2 23.5
19. Pitt 4 2 23
20. Iowa State 8 1 20.5
21. Illinois 5 1 19.5
22. Northern Iowa 6 2 17.5
23. Duke 3 1 16
24. Lock Haven 4 1 13.5
25. Virginia 2 1 12
26. Central Michigan 2 1 10
27t. North Carolina 3 1 9.5
27t. Oklahoma 4 1 9.5
27t. Wyoming 4 1 9.5
30. North Dakota State 2 1 8.5
31t. Purdue 5 0 7.5
31t. Stanford 2 1 7.5
33. Maryland 1 1 6.5
34t. Old Dominion 3 0 4.5
34t. Utah Valley 3 0 4.5
36t. Binghamton 2 9 3
36t. Campbell 2 0 3
38t. Drexel 2 0 2.5
38t. Navy 2 0 2.5
38t. Ohio U. 2 0 2.5
41t. Buffalo 1 0 2
41t. Fresno State 2 0 2
41t. Michigan State 1 0 2
41t. Northern Illinois 1 0 2
41t. West Virginia 2 0 2
46t. American U. 1 0 1.5
46t. Army 1 0 1.5
46t. Bucknell 1 0 1.5
46t. Gardner Webb 1 0 1.5
46t. George Mason 1 0 1.5
46t. Indiana 1 0 1.5
46t. Penn 1 0 1.5
46t. Rider 1 0 1.5
54t. Appalachian State 1 0 1
54t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
54t. VMI 1 0 1

 

WIN’s March 12, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So. 1st
2 Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr. 2nd
3 Spencer Lee Iowa So. 3rd
4 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Sr. 4th
5 Jack Mueller Virginia Jr. 5th
6 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr. 6th
7 Brent Fleetwood North Dakota State Sr. 8th
8 Pat Glory Princeton Fr. 12th
9 Vitali Arujau Cornell Fr. 7th
10 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr. 10th
11 Rayvon Foley Michigan State So. 9th
12 Sean Fausz NC State Sr. 11th
13 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr. 13th
14 Michael McGee Old Dominion So. 16th
15 Alex Mackall Iowa State So. 20th
16 Elijah Oliver Indiana Sr. NR
17 Jay Schwarm Northern Iowa Jr. 17th
18 Drew Mattin Michigan So. 14th
19 Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan So. NR
20 Christian Moody Oklahoma Jr. NR

 

133 pounds

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

 

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. 5th
5 Mitch McKee Minnesota Jr. 7th
6 Kanen Storr Michigan So. 8th
7 Dom Demas Oklahoma RS Fr. 14th
8 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr. 6th
9 Tristan Moran Wisconsin Jr. 10th
10 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr. 11th
11 Ian Parker Iowa State So. 12th
12 Chad Red Nebraska So. 19th
13 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr. 13th
14 Michael Carr Illinois So. 4th
15 Cameron Kelly Ohio U. Sr. 18th
16 Nick Gil Navy Sr. 16th
17 Sam Turner Wyoming So. 15th
18 Max Murin Iowa RS Fr. 20th
19 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr. 17th
20 Kyle Shoop Lock Haven Jr. NR

 

 

149 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr. 1st
2 Micah Jordan Ohio State Sr. 2nd
3 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr. 4th
4 Matt Kolodzik Princeton Jr. 3rd
5 Brock Mauller Missouri Fr. 8th
6 Kaden Gfeller Oklahoma State RS Fr. 9th
7 Austin O’Connor North Carolina RS Fr. 5th
8 Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 7th
9 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So. 14th
10 Josh Heil Campbell So. 11th
11 Requir Van Der Merwe Stanford So. 15th
12 Justin Oliver NC State Sr. 6th
13 Anthony Artalona Penn Fr. 16th
14 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr. 10th
15 Brady Berge Penn State RS Fr. 13th
16 Cole Martin Wisconsin Jr. 17th
17 Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Sr. 20th
18 Tommy Thorn Minnesota Sr. NR
19 Josh Maruca Arizona State Jr. 18th
20 Christian Monserrat West Virginia Sr. 19th

 

157 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr. 1st
2 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr. 2nd
3 Hayden Hidlay NC State So. 4th
4 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr. 5th
5 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So. 3rd
6 Kaleb Young Iowa So. 6th
7 Steve Bleise Minnesota Sr. 8th
8 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr. 7th
9 Jarrett Jacques Missouri Fr. 11th
10 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr. 9th
11 Taleb Rahmani Pitt Jr. 13th
12 Eric Barone Illinois Jr. 10th
13 Josh Humphreys Lehigh Fr. 16th
14 Zach Hartman Bucknell Fr. 12th
15 John Van Brill Rutgers Sr. 15th
16 Christian Pagdilao Arizona State Sr. 20th
17 BC LaPrade Virginia Tech So. 19th
18 Zac Carson Ohio U. Jr. 18th
19 Griffin Parriott Purdue So. 17th
20 Chase Straw Iowa State Jr. NR

 

165 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Alex Marinelli Iowa So. 2nd
2 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr. 1st
3 Evan Wick Wisconsin So. 3rd
4 Josh Shields Arizona State Jr. 4th
5 Chance Marstellar Lock Haven Sr. 5th
6 Logan Massa Michigan Jr. 8th
7 Isaiah White Nebraska Jr. 6th
8 Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech RS Fr. 10th
9 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr. 11th
10 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 12th
11 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr. 7th
12 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr. 13th
13 Joe Smith Oklahoma State Jr. 9th
14 Jesse Dellavecchia Rider Jr. 18th
15 Te’Shan Campbell Ohio State Sr. 20th
16 Tyler Marinelli Gardner Webb Sr. NR
17 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr. 14th
18 Ebed Jarrell Drexel Jr. 16th
19 Thomas Bullard NC State So. NR
20 Josh Finesilver Duke So. NR

 

174 pounds                                               

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Mark Hall Penn State Jr. 1st
2 Daniel Lewis Missouri Sr. 2nd
3 Zahid Valencia Arizona State Jr. 3rd
4 Myles Amine Michigan Jr. 4th
5 Jordan Kutler Lehigh Jr. 5th
6 Jacobe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 6th
7 David McFadden Virginia Tech Jr. 7th
8 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr. 8th
9 Mikey Labriola Nebraska RS Fr. 9th
10 Brit Wilson Northern Illinois RS Fr. 12th
11 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr. 14th
12 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr. 19th
13 Matt Finesilver Duke So. 13th
14 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr. 15th
15 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr. 11th
16 Ethan Smith Ohio State Fr. 16th
17 Neal Richards VMI Jr. 20th
18 Andrew Morgan Campbell Jr. NR
19 Vincent Deprez Binghamton Sr. NR
20 Spencer Carey Navy Jr. NR

 

184 pounds

Rk. Name School Year Previous
1 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr. 1st
2 Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 2nd
3 Emery Parker Illinois Sr. 3rd
4 Zack Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr. 5th
5 Max Dean Cornell So. 6th
6 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr. 4th
7 Taylor Venz Nebraska So. 8th
8 Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt Fr. 11th
9 Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 7th
10 Lou DePrez Binghamton Fr. 9th
11 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr. 13th
12 Samuel Colbray Iowa State So. 12th
13 Dakota Geer Oklahoma State So. 10th
14 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr. 14th
15 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr. 15th
16 Max Lyon Purdue So. 17th
17 Corey Hazel Lock Haven Jr. 19th
18 Dylan Wisman Missouri Jr. 20th
19 Nick Gravina Rutgers Gr. NR
20 Mason Reinhardt Wisconsin Jr. 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. 3rd
4 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr. 4th
5 Jacob Warner Iowa RS Fr. 5th
6 Willie Miklus Iowa State Sr. 6th
7 Eric Schultz Nebraska So. 12th
8 Nathan Traxler Stanford So. 10th
9 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr. 9th
10 Ben Honis Cornell Sr. 13th
11 Malik McDonald NC State Sr. NR
12 Jay Aiello Virginia So. 8th
13 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr. 11th
14 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr. 18th
15 Rocco Caywood Army Sr. 7th
16 Jake Jakobsen Lehigh So. NR
17 Isaiah Hokit Fresno State Jr. NR
18 Jake Woodley Oklahoma RSFr. NR
19 Randall Diabe Appalachian State Sr. NR
20 Wyatt Koelling Missouri So. 17th

 

Heavyweight

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

 

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