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Top-ranked Penn State and Iowa separated by 2.5 points in WIN’s Updated Preseason Rankings

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Updated: October 10, 2019

Penn State and Iowa remain top two teams in WIN’s Update Div. I Rankings

Oct. 11, 2019

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State and Iowa remain the top two teams and are separated by 2.5 points in WIN Magazine’s Updated Preseason Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

These updated preseason rankings, as of Oct. 11, include changes and additions to WIN’s original preseason rankings. This includes Michigan’s four wrestlers, who participated in last year’s NCAA tournament and will take Olympic redshirts: All-Americans Stevan Micic (133 pounds), Logan Massa (165) and Myles Amine (174) and national qualifier Kanen Storr (141).

Another big change in the individual rankings that affected the top two teams was the addition of Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young, the returning All-American (8th at 133) who was omitted in WIN’s initial preseason poll in September. The addition of his ranking points jumped Penn State over Iowa in this early October TPI.

Penn State now leads in WIN Tournament Power Index with 109 points. The Nittany Lions feature nine ranked wrestlers, six rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, including former NCAA champions Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174) and heavyweight Anthony Cassar, who are ranked No. 1 in WIN’s preseason poll.

Iowa is ranked second with 106.5 points. That Hawkeyes also feature nine ranked wrestlers and eight in the Top 8 and two-time defending national champion Spencer Lee at 125 pounds.

The remaining Top 5 teams are Wisconsin (55.5), Nebraska (52.5) and Arizona State (42.5).

Other returning past national champions include Seth Gross (133), who transferred from South Dakota State to Wisconsin, and Arizona State’s two-time NCAA champ Zahid Valencia (184).

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.

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

(As of Oct. 11, 2019)

RkSchoolTotal RankedTop 8 RankedTPI Points
1.Penn State96109
2.Iowa98106.5
3.Wisconsin6455.5
4.Nebraska6452.5
5.Arizona State5442.5
6.Ohio State5242
7t.Iowa State8340.5
7t.Minnesota4340.5
9t.Lehigh5340
9t.Northern Iowa5440
11.Oklahoma State5435.5
12t.Oklahoma4231.5
12t.Princeton6231.5
14.Pitt4330
15.Missouri6228.5
16.Northwestern2227
17t.NC State4125.5
17t.Virginia Tech6225.5
19t.North Carolina2121.5
19t.Old Dominion4221.5
21.Virginia4120.5
22.Fresno State5118.5
23.Utah Valley6217.5
24.Purdue6217
25.Cornell3216.5
26t.Central Michigan3115.5
26t.Lock Haven3115.5
26t.Michigan State3215.5
29.Illinois4115
30.Campbell7114.5
31.Wyoming6114
32.Binghamton3112
33.Michigan119
34.Stanford406
35.Penn115.5
36.Army405
37.Rider304.5
38.North Dakota State204
39t.Bucknell203.5
39t.Buffalo203.5
41t.Clarion203
41t.Navy203
41t.Ohio203
41t.Oregon State303
41t.West Virginia203
46t.George Mason202
46t.Northern Illinois102
48t.Appalachian State101.5
48t.Drexel101.5
48t.Kent State101.5
48t.Rutgers101.5
52t.American U.101
52t.Bloomsburg101
52t.Chattanooga101
52t.CSU Bakersfield101
52t.SIU-Edwardsville101

 

WIN’s Updated NCAA Div. I Preseason Individual Rankings

(As of Oct. 11, 2019)

125 pounds

Wt/RkNameSchoolYrRecord/’19 NCAA
1.Spencer LeeIowaJr.23-3/1st
2.Jack MuellerVirginiaSr.21-1/2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.30-2/3rd
4.Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateSr.34-2/5th
5.Pat GloryPrincetonSo.30-7/6th
6.RayVon FoleyMichigan StateJr.36-6/7th
7.Michael McGeeOld DominionJr.31-6/NQ
8.Devin SchroderPurdueJr.21-13/NQ
9.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.21-12/NQ
10.Alex MackallIowa StateJr.27-12/NQ
11Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganJr.20-10/NQ
12.Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaSr.16-12/NQ
13.Gabe TownsellStanfordSr.19-12/NQ
14.Cole VernerWyomingSr.23-15/NQ
15.Anthony CefaloRiderSr.19-8/NQ
16Korbin MeinkCampbellJr.15-13/NQ
17.Cage CurryAmerican U.Jr.23-13/NQ
18.Christian MoodyOklahomaSr.13-11/NQ
19.Trey ChalifouxArmySr.22-15/NQ
20.Willy GirardBloomsburgSr.23-13/NQ

 

133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1Seth GrossWisconsinGr.Redshirted
2Luke PletcherOhio StateSr.27-7/4th
3Austin DeSantoIowaJr.23-6/5th
4Roman Bravo- YoungPenn StateSo.25-7/8th
5Austin GomezIowa StateSo.24-7/NQ
6.Micky PhillippiPittSo.21-4/NQ
7.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.31-10/NQ
8.Charles TuckerCornellSr.28-6/NQ
9.Korbin MyersVirginia TechSr.20-10/NQ
10Matt SchmittWest VirginiaJr.18-8/NQ
11.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota St.Sr.21-10/NQ
12Louis HayesVirginiaJr.Redshirted
13.Noah GonserCampbellSr.21-10/NQ
14Taylor LaMontUtah ValleySo.Injured
15Mario GuillenOhioJr.17-5/NQ
16.Derek SpannBuffaloJr.21-6/NQ
17.DJ FehlmanLock HavenSr.36-8/NQ
18.Gary JointFresno StateSo.18-15/NQ
19.Devan TurnerOregon StateJr.21-11/NQ
20.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo.16-6/NQ

 

141 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Dom DemasOklahomaSo.34-9/4th
2.Nick LeePenn StateJr.31-4/5th
3.Mitch McKeeMinnesotaSr.24-8/6th
4.Kyle ShoopLock HavenSr.35-8/7th
5.Chad RedNebraskaJr.22-14/8th
6.Michael CarrIllinoisJr.14-7/NQ
7.Tristan MoranWisconsinSr.26-11//NQ
8Grant LeethMissouriSo.Injured
9Mason SmithCampbellJr.Transfer
10.Max MurinIowaSo.17-10/NQ
11Tariq WilsonNC StateJr.17-5/NQ-133
12Ian ParkerIowa StateJr.24-9/NQ
13Sa’Derian PerryOld DominionSr.24-10/NQ
14Mitch MooreVirginia TechSo.18-9/NQ
15Pat D’ArcyPrincetonSr.Injured
16Nate LimmexPurdueSr.19-17/NQ
17Alex MadrigalGeorge MasonJr.Transfer
18Anthony SparacioBinghamtonSr.28-12/NQ
19.Chris DebienChattanoogaSr.24-13/NQ
20.Grant WillitsOregon StateSo.18-10/NQ

 

149 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaSo.34-6/3rd
2.Brock MaullerMissouriSo.33-5/6th
3.Jarrett DegenIowa StateJr.29-8/7th
4Pat LugoIowaSr.23-10/8th
5Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSr.24-10/NQ
6Boo LewallenOklahoma StateJr.Injured
7Brent MooreVirginia TechSo.Injured
8.Matt FindlayUtah ValleyJr.17-4/NQ
9Brock ZacherlClarionSr.Injured
10.Sam TurnerWyomingJr.32-14/NQ-141
11.Joshua HeilCampbellJr.24-8/NQ
12.Cole MartinWisconsinSr.20-13/NQ
13.Joshua MarucaArizona StateSr.17-14/NQ
14.Requir van der MerweStanfordJr.24-8/NQ
15Mike D’AngeloPrincetonSr.did not wrestle
16.Khristian OlivasFresno StateSr.21-13/NQ
17.Griffin ParriottPurdueJr.17-13/NQ-157
18Jarod VerkleerenPenn StateSo.Reserve
19Russell RohlfingCSU BakersfieldJr.18-13/NQ
20Luke KaramLehighJr.Injured

 

157 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Hayden HidlayNC StateJr.24-4/4th
2.Kaleb YoungIowaJr.24-7/5th
3.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternJr.33-7/6th
4.Larry EarlyOld DominionSr.25-8/8th
5.Josh HumphreysLehighSo.22-8/NQ
6.Justin ThomasOklahomaJr.24-11/NQ
7.Taleb RahmaniPittSr.19-8/NQ
8.Anthony ArtalonaPennSo.29-7/NQ-149
9.Brady BergePenn StateSo.20-5/NQ-149
10Zach HartmanBucknellSo.28-9/NQ
11Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateSr.21-11/NQ
12.Eric BaroneIllinoisSr.18-16/NQ
13Jesse DellavecchiaRiderSr.26-7/NQ-165
14.Jarrett JacquesMissouriSo.28-8/NQ
15.Quincey MondayPrincetonSo.24-13/NQ
16.Zach CarsonOhioSr.19-11/NQ
17.Logan ParksCentral MichiganSr.23-14/NQ
18.BC LaPradeVirginia TechJr.18-11/NQ
19.Luke WeilandArmySr.25-12/NQ
20Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateJr.Reserve

 

165 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Vincenzo JosephPenn StateSr.27-2/2nd
2.Evan WickWisconsinJr.32-6/4th
3.Alex MarinelliIowaJr.27-2/7th
4.David McFaddenVirginia TechSr.24-4/5th-174
5.Isaiah WhiteNebraskaSr.25-9/5th
6.Josh ShieldsArizona StateSr.30-6/6th
7.Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.26-10/8th
8.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySr.28-5/NQ
9.Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota St.Sr.22-6/NQ
10.Joey GuntherIllinoisSr.20-15/NQ
11.Tanner SkidgelNavyJr.21-10/NQ
12.Troy KellerBuffaloSr.19-8/NQ
13.Thomas BullardNC StateJr.21-10/NQ
14.Josh McClureNorth CarolinaJr.20-13/NQ
15.Ebed JarrellDrexelSr.22-6/NQ
16.Cam CoyVirginiaSo.19-16/NQ
17Quentin PerezCampbellJr.Redshirted
18.Nick KiussesWest VirginiaJr.19-12/NQ
19.Chase StrawIowa StateSr.22-12/NQ-157
20.Colston DeBlasiGeorge MasonSr.29-14/NQ

 

174 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Mark HallPenn StateSr.30-1/2nd
2.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSo.30-9/6th
3.Jordan KutlerLehighSr.25-6/7th
4.Michael KemererIowaSr.Redshirted
5.Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaSr.30-11/8th.
6.Taylor LujanNorthern IowaSr.26-7
7.Joe SmithOklahoma StateSr.21-8/NQ-165
8Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSr.Injured
9.Dylan LydyPurdueSr.29-10/NQ
10.Brandon WomackCornellSr.22-10/NQ
11.Ethan SmithOhio StateSo.20-13/NQ
12.Connor FlynnMissouriSr.21-9/NQ
13.Joe GrelloRutgersJr.18-11/NQ
14.Ben HarveyArmySr.31-11/NQ
15.Andrew McNallyKent StateJr.32-9/NQ
16.Marcus ColemanIowa StateSo.28-14/NQ
17.Kimball BastianUtah ValleySr.19-12/NQ
18.Hayden HastingsWyomingSo.26-15/NQ
19.Drew HughesMichigan StateJr.26-15/NQ
20.Andrew MorganCampbellSr.26-10/NQ

 

184 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1Zahid ValenciaArizona StateSr.31-2/1st-174
2.Shakur RasheedPenn StateSr.20-2/NQ
3.Taylor VenzNebraskaJr.24-9/NQ
4.Nino BonaccorsiPittSo.21-6/NQ
5Lou DePrezBinghamtonSo.33-7/NQ
6.Sam ColbrayIowa StateJr.28-8/NQ
7.Cash WilckeIowaSr.23-8/NQ
8.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.31-9/NQ
9.Tanner OrndorffUtah ValleySr.20-14/NQ-197
10Corey HazelLock HavenSr.17-5/NQ
11Hunter BolenVirginia TechSo.Redshirted
12.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisSo.25-7/NQ
13.Noah StewartArmySr.20-12/NQ
14.Dylan WismanMissouriSr.17-9/NQ
15Max LyonPurdueJr.24-14/NQ
16Tate SamuelsonWyomingSo.24-9/NQ
17Kevin ParkerPrincetonSr.22-13/NQ
18Jackson HemauerFresno StateSo.23-13/NQ
19Johnny SebastianWisconsinSr.Redshirted
20Bob ColemanOregon StateSr.17-16/NQ

 

197 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Kollin MooreOhio StateSr.23-3/2nd
2.Patrick BruckiPrincetonJr.33-3/4th
3.Josh HokitFresno StateSr.27-8/5th
4Jacob HolschlagNorthern IowaSr.Redshirt/’18 AA (5)
5.Jacob WarnerIowaSo.22-6/7th
6Ben DarmstadtCornellJr.Injured/’18 AA
7.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateJr.30-7/7th-184
8.Christian BrunnerPurdueSr.25-11/NQ
9.Nathan TraxlerStanfordJr.30-7/NQ
10.Jake JakobsenLehighJr.12-9/NQ
11.Eric SchultzNebraskaJr.23-13/NQ
12.Nick ReenanNC StateJr.16-6/NQ-184
13Kyle ConelPenn StateSr.Transfer
14.Ethan LairdRiderJr.22-13/NQ
15.Jake WoodleyOklahomaSo.22-10/NQ
16.Drew PhippsBucknellSr.25-12/NQ
17.Jay AielloVirginiaJr.24-8/NQ
18Hunter RitterMinnesotaSr.Transfer
19.Josh RoetmanNavySr.26-12/NQ
20.Greg BulsakClarionJr.17-8/NQ

 

Heavyweight                                   

Wt/Rk  Name   School   Yr   Record/’19 NCAA
1.Anthony CassarPenn StateSr.30-1/1st
2.Gable StevesonMinnesotaSo.35-2/3rd
3.Jordan WoodLehighJr.25-5/4th
4.Matt StencelCentral MichiganJr.31-6/7th
5.Trent HillgerWisconsinSo.25-9/8th
6.Mason ParrisMichiganSo.32-9/NQ
7Tanner HallArizona StateGr.Redshirted
8Jere HeinoCampbellJr.Redshirted
9Demetrius ThomasPittSr.27-6/NQ
10.Tate OrndorffUtah ValleySo.26-9/NQ
11.Zach ElamMissouriSo.25-11/NQ
12.Chase SingletaryOhio StateSo.21-9/NQ.
13Brian AndrewsWyomingJr.35-12/NQ
14A.J. NevillsFresno StateJr.24-9/NQ
15.Cary MillerAppalachian StateJr.24-13/NQ
16.Gannon GremmelIowa StateJr.26-15/NQ
17.David JensenNebraskaSr.16-9/NQ
18.Colton McKiernanSIU-EdwardsvilleSo.21-14/NQ
19.Haydn MaleyStanfordSo.23-12/NQ
20Will HillardOld DominionJr.16-6/dnq

 

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