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Iowa-Penn State ranked #1/#2 in WIN’s Preseason College Poll

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Updated: September 11, 2019

NEWTON, Iowa — The University of Iowa wrestling program, owners of 23 all-time NCAA team titles, is ranked No. 1 in WIN Magazine’s 2019-20 Preseason NCAA Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletics.

The Hawkeyes, whose last NCAA title came in 2010, features seven returning All-Americans — including two-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee at 125 pounds — and have nine ranked wrestlers for 106.5 TPI points.

Penn State, which has won the last four NCAA team championships and eight over the past nine years, is ranked second with 97 TPI points as eight Nittany Lions are ranked in the pre-season poll. That includes five past All-Americans, including three past champions in heavyweight Anthony Cassar (2019), 165-pound Vincenzo Joseph (2017-18) and 174-pound Mark Hall (2017).

The next three ranked teams are Wisconsin (51.5 TPI points), Nebraska (50) and Lehigh (42.5).

WIN’s rankings could change once teams decide on what weights wrestlers will compete and if certain guys will redshirt or not. The preseason rankings also do not include true or redshirt freshmen. They’ll be be added once the season begins in November and have wrestled varsity matches.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index is a prediction of accumulated NCAA points of ranked wrestlers on a respective team associated to where they might place at the 2020 NCAA Championships, March 19-21, in Minneapolis, Minn.

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.

There are seven ranked wrestlers who have won NCAA championships, including two at 133 pounds: Nick Suriano, who captured Rutgers’ first NCAA title last year, and Seth Gross, who transferred to Wisconsin after winning South Dakota State’s first Division I national champion.

Another returning champion is Arizona State senior Zahid Valencia, who has moved up to 184 pounds this winter after winning titles at 174 pounds the past two seasons.

WIN’s Dual-Team rankings will be announced on Dec. 2, 2019.

 

WIN’s 2019-20 NCAA Div. I Tournament Power Index

Rank School Total Top 8 TPI Points
    Ranked Ranked  
1. Iowa 9 8 106.5
2. Penn State 8 5 97
3. Wisconsin 6 3 51.5
4. Nebraska 6 4 50
5. Lehigh 5 4 42.5
6. Minnesota 4 3 40
7. Iowa State 8 3 39.5
8t. Arizona State 4 3 39
8t. Ohio State 5 2 39
10. Oklahoma State 5 4 38
11. Pitt 4 3 30
12. Michigan 4 3 32.5
13t. Oklahoma 4 2 31.5
13t. Princeton 6 2 31.5
15. Missouri 6 2 28
16. Northwestern 2 2 27
17t. NC State 4 1 25.5
17t. Virginia Tech 6 2 25.5
19. Northern Iowa 4 3 25
20. North Carolina 3 1 22.5
21t. Old Dominion 4 2 21.5
21t. Rutgers 2 1 21.5
23. Virginia 4 1 20.5
24t. Cornell 3 2 20
24t. Purdue 6 2 20
26t. Central Michigan 3 1 15.5
26t. Lock Haven 3 1 15.5
26t. Michigan State 3 2 15.5
29. Illinois 4 1 15
30t. Wyoming 6 1 14
30t. Utah Valley 6 1 14
32. Campbell 6 1 13.5
33. Binghamton 3 1 12
34. Stanford 4 1 10.5
35t. Fresno State 4 0 5.5
35t. Penn 1 1 5.5
37t. Army 4 0 5
37t. Rider 3 0 5
39. North Dakota St. 2 0 4
40. Bucknell 2 0 3.5
41t. Buffalo 2 0 3
41t. Clarion 2 0 3
41t. Navy 2 0 3
41t. Ohio 2 0 3
41t. West Virginia 2 0 3
46t. Northern Illinois 1 0 2
46t. Oregon State 2 0 2
48t. Appalachian State 1 0 1.5
48t. Drexel 1 0 1.5
48t. Kent State 1 0 1.5
51t. American U. 1 0 1
51t. Bloomsburg 1 0 1
51t Chattanooga 1 0 1
51t CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
51t George Mason 1 0 1
51t Northern Colorado 1 0 1
51t SIU-Edwardsville 1 0 1

 

2019-20 WIN Magazine’s Preseason Rankings

125 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Spencer Lee Iowa Jr. 23-3/1st
2. Jack Mueller Virginia Sr. 21-1/2nd
3. Sebastian Rivera Northwestern Jr. 30-2/3rd
4. Nick Piccininni Oklahoma State Sr. 34-2/5th
5. Pat Glory Princeton So. 30-7/6th
6. RayVon Foley Michigan State Jr. 36-6/7th
7. Michael McGee Old Dominion Jr. 31-6/NQ
8. Devin Schroder Purdue Jr. 21-13/NQ
9. Travis Piotrowski Illinois Sr. 21-12/NQ
10. Alex Mackall Iowa State Jr. 27-12/NQ
11. Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan Jr. 20-10/NQ
12. Jay Schwarm Northern Iowa Sr. 16-12/NQ
13. Gabe Townsell Stanford Sr. 19-12/NQ
14. Cole Verner Wyoming Sr. 23-15/NQ
15. Anthony Cefalo Rider Sr. 19-8/NQ
16. Korbin Meink Campbell Jr. 15-13/NQ
17. Cage Curry American U. Jr. 23-13/NQ
18. Christian Moody Oklahoma Sr. 13-11/NQ
19. Trey Chalifoux Army Sr. 22-15/NQ
20. Willy Girard Bloomsburg Sr. 23-13/NQ

133 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Nick Suriano Rutgers Sr. 29-3/1st
2. Seth Gross Wisconsin Gr. Injured/’18 1st
3. Luke Pletcher Ohio State Sr. 27-7/4th
4. Austin DeSanto Iowa Jr. 23-6/5th
5. Austin Gomez Iowa State So. 24-7/NQ
6. Micky Phillippi Pitt So. 21-4/NQ
7. Montorie Bridges Wyoming Jr. 31-10/NQ
8. Charles Tucker Cornell Sr. 28-6/NQ
9. Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Sr. 20-10/NQ
10. Matt Schmitt West Virginia Jr. 18-8/NQ
11. Cam Sykora North Dakota St. Sr. 21-10/NQ
12. Louis Hayes Virginia Jr. Redshirted
13. Noah Gonser Campbell Sr. 21-10/NQ
14. Taylor LaMont Utah Valley So. Injured
15. Mario Guillen Ohio Jr. 17-5/NQ
16. Derek Spann Buffalo Jr. 21-6/NQ
17. DJ Fehlman Lock Haven Sr. 36-8/NQ
18. Gary Joint Fresno State So. 18-15/NQ
19. Devan Turner Oregon State Jr. 21-11/NQ
20. Zack Trampe Binghamton So. 16-6/NQ

141 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Dom Demas Oklahoma So. 34-9/4th
2. Nick Lee Penn State Jr. 31-4/5th
3. Mitch McKee Minnesota Sr. 24-8/6th
4. Kyle Shoop Lock Haven Sr. 35-8/7th
5. Chad Red Nebraska Jr. 22-14/8th
6. Michael Carr Illinois Jr. 14-7/NQ
7. Tristan Moran Wisconsin Sr. 26-11//NQ
8. Grant Leeth Missouri So. Injured
9. Mason Smith Campbell Jr. Transfer
10. Max Murin Iowa So. 17-10/NQ
11. Tariq Wilson NC State Jr. 17-5/NQ-133
12. Kanen Storr Michigan Jr. 26-8/NQ
13. Ian Parker Iowa State Jr. 24-9/NQ
14. Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Sr. 24-10/NQ
15. Mitch Moore Virginia Tech So. 18-9/NQ
16. Pat D’Arcy Princeton Sr. Injured
17. Nate Limmex Purdue Sr. 19-17/NQ
18. Alex Madrigal George Mason Jr. Transfer
19. Anthony Sparacio Binghamton Sr. 28-12/NQ
20. Chris Debien Chattanooga Sr. 24-13/NQ

149 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Austin O’Connor North Carolina So. 34-6/3rd
2. Brock Mauller Missouri So. 33-/6th.
3. Jarrett Degen Iowa State Jr. 29-8/7th
4. Pat Lugo Iowa Sr. 23-10/8th
5. Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Sr. 24-10/NQ
6. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Jr. Injured
7. Brent Moore Virginia Tech So. Injured
8. Matt Findlay Utah Valley Jr. 17-4/NQ
9. Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr. Injured
10. Sam Turner Wyoming Jr. 32-14/NQ-141
11. Joshua Heil Campbell Jr. 24-8/NQ
12. Cole Martin Wisconsin Sr. 20-13/NQ
13. Joshua Maruca Arizona State Sr. 17-14/NQ
14. Requir van der Merwe Stanford Jr. 24-8/NQ
15. Mike D’Angelo Princeton Sr. did not wrestle
16. Khristian Olivas Fresno State Sr. 21-13/NQ
17. Griffin Parriott Purdue Jr. 17-13/NQ-157
18. Jarod Verkleeren Penn State So. Reserve
19. Russell Rohlfing CSU Bakersfield Jr. 18-13/NQ
20. Luke Karam Lehigh Jr. Injured

157 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Hayden Hidlay NC State Jr. 24-4/4th
2. Kaleb Young Iowa Jr. 24-7/5th
3. Ryan Deakin Northwestern Jr. 33-7/6th
4. Larry Early Old Dominion Sr. 25-8/8th
5. Josh Humphreys Lehigh So. 22-8/NQ
6. Justin Thomas Oklahoma Jr. 24-11/NQ
7. Taleb Rahmani Pitt Sr. 19-8/NQ
8. Anthony Artalona Penn So. 29-7/NQ-149
9. Brady Berge Penn State So. 20-5/NQ-149
10. Zach Hartman Bucknell So. 28-9/NQ
11. Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Sr. 21-11/NQ
12. Eric Barone Illinois Sr. 18-16/NQ
13. Jesse Dellavecchia Rider Sr. 26-7/NQ-165
14. Jarrett Jacques Missouri So. 28-8/NQ
15. Quincey Monday Princeton So. 24-13/NQ
16. Zach Carson Ohio Sr. 19-11/NQ
17. Logan Parks Central Michigan Sr. 23-14/NQ
18. BC LaPrade Virginia Tech Jr. 18-11/NQ
19. Luke Weiland Army Sr. 25-12/NQ
20 Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State Jr. Reserve

165 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Sr. 27-2/2nd
2. Evan Wick Wisconsin Jr. 32-6/4th
3. Alex Marinelli Iowa Jr. 27-2/7th
4. David McFadden Virginia Tech Sr. 24-4/5th-174
5. Isaiah White Nebraska Sr. 25-9/5th
6. Josh Shields Arizona State Sr. 30-6/6th
7. Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Sr. 26-10/8th
8. Logan Massa Michigan Sr. 23-7/NQ
9. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Sr. 28-5/NQ
10. Andrew Fogarty North Dakota St. Sr. 22-6/NQ
11. Joey Gunther Illinois Sr. 20-15/NQ
12. Tanner Skidgel Navy Jr. 21-10/NQ
13. Troy Keller Buffalo Sr. 19-8/NQ
14. Thomas Bullard NC State Jr. 21-10/NQ
15. Josh McClure North Carolina Jr. 20-13/NQ
16. Ebed Jarrell Drexel Sr. 22-6/NQ
17. Cam Coy Virginia So. 19-16/NQ
18. Quentin Perez Campbell Jr. Redshirted
19. Nick Kiusses West Virginia Jr. 19-12/NQ
20. Chase Straw Iowa State Sr. 22-12/NQ-157

174 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Mark Hall Penn State Sr. 30-1/2nd
2. Myles Amine Michigan Sr. 22-4/3rd
3. Mikey Labriola Nebraska So. 30-9/6th
4. Jordan Kutler Lehigh Sr. 25-6/7th
5. Michael Kemerer Iowa Sr. Injured/2x AA-157
6. Devin Skatzka Minnesota Sr. 30-11/8th
7. Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Sr. 26-7
8. Joe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 21-8/NQ-165/2x AA
9. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Sr. Injured
10. Dylan Lydy Purdue Sr. 29-10/NQ
11. Brandon Womack Cornell Sr. 22-10/NQ
12. Ethan Smith Ohio State So. 20-13/NQ
13. Connor Flynn Missouri Sr. 21-9/NQ
14. Joe Grello Rutgers Jr. 18-11/NQ
15. Ben Harvey Army Sr. 31-11/NQ
16. Andrew McNally Kent State Jr. 32-9/NQ
17. Marcus Coleman Iowa State So. 28-14/NQ
18. Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Sr. 19-12/NQ
19. Hayden Hastings Wyoming So. 26-15/NQ
20. Drew Hughes Michigan State Jr. 26-15/NQ

184 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Zahid Valencia Arizona State Sr. 31-2/1st-174
2. Shakur Rasheed Penn State Sr. 20-2/NQ
3. Taylor Venz Nebraska Jr. 24-9/NQ
4. Nino Bonaccorsi Pitt So. 21-6/NQ
5. Lou DePrez Binghamton So. 33-7/NQ
6. Sam Colbray Iowa State Jr. 28-8/NQ
7. Cash Wilcke Iowa Sr. 23-8/NQ
8. Cameron Caffey Michigan State So. 31-9/NQ
9. Tanner Orndorff Utah Valley Sr. 20-14/NQ-197
10. Corey Hazel Lock Haven Sr. 17-5/NQ
11. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech So. Redshirted
12. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois So. 25-7/NQ
13. Noah Stewart Army Sr. 20-12/NQ
14. Dylan Wisman Missouri Sr. 17-9/NQ
15. Max Lyon Purdue Jr. 24-14/NQ
16. Tate Samuelson Wyoming So. 24-9/NQ
17. Kevin Parker Princeton Sr. 22-13/NQ
18. Jackson Hemauer Fresno State So. 23-13/NQ
19. Johnny Sebastian Wisconsin Sr. Redshirted
20. Bob Coleman Oregon State Sr. 17-16/NQ

197 pounds

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Kollin Moore Ohio State Sr. 23-3/2nd
2. Patrick Brucki Princeton Jr. 33-3/4th
3. Josh Hokit Fresno State Sr. 27-8/5th
4. Jacob Warner Iowa So. 22-6/7th
5. Ben Darmstadt Cornell Jr. Injured/’18 AA
6. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Jr. 30-7/7th-184
7. Christian Brunner Purdue Sr. 25-11/NQ
8. Nathan Traxler Stanford Jr. 30-7/NQ
9. Jake Jakobsen Lehigh Jr. 12-9/NQ
10. Eric Schultz Nebraska Jr. 23-13/NQ
11. Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 16-6/NQ-184
12. Kyle Conel Penn State Sr. Transfer/’18 AA
13. Ethan Laird Rider Jr. 22-13/NQ
14. Jake Woodley Oklahoma So. 22-10/NQ
15. Drew Phipps Bucknell Sr. 25-12/NQ
16. Jay Aiello Virginia Jr. 24-8/NQ
17. Hunter Ritter Minnesota Sr. Transfer
18. Josh Roetman Navy Sr. 26-12/NQ
19. Greg Bulsak Clarion Jr. 17-8/NQ
20. Brandon Whitman North Carolina So. 17-15/NQ

Heavyweight

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Anthony Cassar Penn State Sr. 30-1/1st
2. Gable Steveson Minnesota So. 35-2/3rd
3. Jordan Wood Lehigh Jr. 25-5/4th
4. Matt Stencel Central Michigan Jr. 31-6/7th
5. Trent Hillger Wisconsin So. 25-9/8th
6. Mason Parris Michigan So. 32-9/NQ
7. Tanner Hall Arizona State Gr. Redshirted/’18 AA
8. Jere Heino Campbell Jr. Redshirted
9. Demetrius Thomas Pitt Sr. 27-6/NQ
10. Tate Orndorff Utah Valley So. 26-9/NQ
11. Zach Elam Missouri So. 25-11/NQ
12. Chase Singletary Ohio State So. 21-9/NQ.
13. Brian Andrews Wyoming Jr. 35-12/NQ
14. A.J. Nevills Fresno State Jr. 24-9/NQ
15. Cary Miller Appalachian State Jr. 24-13/NQ
16. Gannon Gremmel Iowa State Jr. 26-15/NQ
17. David Jensen Nebraska Sr. 16-9/NQ
18. Colton McKiernan SIU-Edwardsville So. 21-14/NQ
19. Haydn Maley Stanford So. 23-12/NQ
20. Will Hillard Old Dominion Jr. 16-6

 

 

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