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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)

Rk School Total Ranked Top 8 Ranked TPI Points
1. Penn State 9 6 109
2. Iowa 9 8 106.5
3. Wisconsin 6 4 55.5
4. Nebraska 6 4 52.5
5. Arizona State 5 4 42.5
6. Ohio State 5 2 42
7t. Iowa State 8 3 40.5
7t. Minnesota 4 3 40.5
9t. Lehigh 5 3 40
9t. Northern Iowa 5 4 40
11. Oklahoma State 5 4 35.5
12t. Oklahoma 4 2 31.5
12t. Princeton 6 2 31.5
14. Pitt 4 3 30
15. Missouri 6 2 28.5
16. Northwestern 2 2 27
17t. NC State 4 1 25.5
17t. Virginia Tech 6 2 25.5
19t. North Carolina 2 1 21.5
19t. Old Dominion 4 2 21.5
21. Virginia 4 1 20.5
22. Fresno State 5 1 18.5
23. Utah Valley 6 2 17.5
24. Purdue 6 2 17
25. Cornell 3 2 16.5
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
30. Campbell 7 1 14.5
31. Wyoming 6 1 14
32. Binghamton 3 1 12
33. Michigan 1 1 9
34. Stanford 4 0 6
35. Penn 1 1 5.5
36. Army 4 0 5
37. Rider 3 0 4.5
38. North Dakota State 2 0 4
39t. Bucknell 2 0 3.5
39t. Buffalo 2 0 3.5
41t. Clarion 2 0 3
41t. Navy 2 0 3
41t. Ohio 2 0 3
41t. Oregon State 3 0 3
41t. West Virginia 2 0 3
46t. George Mason 2 0 2
46t. Northern Illinois 1 0 2
48t. Appalachian State 1 0 1.5
48t. Drexel 1 0 1.5
48t. Kent State 1 0 1.5
48t. Rutgers 1 0 1.5
52t. American U. 1 0 1
52t. Bloomsburg 1 0 1
52t. Chattanooga 1 0 1
52t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
52t. SIU-Edwardsville 1 0 1

 

WIN’s Updated NCAA Div. I Preseason Individual Rankings

(As of Oct. 11, 2019)

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 Seth Gross Wisconsin Gr. Redshirted
2 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Sr. 27-7/4th
3 Austin DeSanto Iowa Jr. 23-6/5th
4 Roman Bravo- Young Penn State So. 25-7/8th
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 Ian Parker Iowa State Jr. 24-9/NQ
13 Sa’Derian Perry Old Dominion Sr. 24-10/NQ
14 Mitch Moore Virginia Tech So. 18-9/NQ
15 Pat D’Arcy Princeton Sr. Injured
16 Nate Limmex Purdue Sr. 19-17/NQ
17 Alex Madrigal George Mason Jr. Transfer
18 Anthony Sparacio Binghamton Sr. 28-12/NQ
19. Chris Debien Chattanooga Sr. 24-13/NQ
20. Grant Willits Oregon State So. 18-10/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. 33-5/6th
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. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Sr. 28-5/NQ
9. Andrew Fogarty North Dakota St. Sr. 22-6/NQ
10. Joey Gunther Illinois Sr. 20-15/NQ
11. Tanner Skidgel Navy Jr. 21-10/NQ
12. Troy Keller Buffalo Sr. 19-8/NQ
13. Thomas Bullard NC State Jr. 21-10/NQ
14. Josh McClure North Carolina Jr. 20-13/NQ
15. Ebed Jarrell Drexel Sr. 22-6/NQ
16. Cam Coy Virginia So. 19-16/NQ
17 Quentin Perez Campbell Jr. Redshirted
18. Nick Kiusses West Virginia Jr. 19-12/NQ
19. Chase Straw Iowa State Sr. 22-12/NQ-157
20. Colston DeBlasi George Mason Sr. 29-14/NQ

 

174 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk   Name    School    Yr    Record/’19 NCAA
1. Mark Hall Penn State Sr. 30-1/2nd
2. Mikey Labriola Nebraska So. 30-9/6th
3. Jordan Kutler Lehigh Sr. 25-6/7th
4. Michael Kemerer Iowa Sr. Redshirted
5. Devin Skatzka Minnesota Sr. 30-11/8th.
6. Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Sr. 26-7
7. Joe Smith Oklahoma State Sr. 21-8/NQ-165
8 Anthony Valencia Arizona State Sr. Injured
9. Dylan Lydy Purdue Sr. 29-10/NQ
10. Brandon Womack Cornell Sr. 22-10/NQ
11. Ethan Smith Ohio State So. 20-13/NQ
12. Connor Flynn Missouri Sr. 21-9/NQ
13. Joe Grello Rutgers Jr. 18-11/NQ
14. Ben Harvey Army Sr. 31-11/NQ
15. Andrew McNally Kent State Jr. 32-9/NQ
16. Marcus Coleman Iowa State So. 28-14/NQ
17. Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Sr. 19-12/NQ
18. Hayden Hastings Wyoming So. 26-15/NQ
19. Drew Hughes Michigan State Jr. 26-15/NQ
20. Andrew Morgan Campbell Sr. 26-10/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 Holschlag Northern Iowa Sr. Redshirt/’18 AA (5)
5. Jacob Warner Iowa So. 22-6/7th
6 Ben Darmstadt Cornell Jr. Injured/’18 AA
7. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Jr. 30-7/7th-184
8. Christian Brunner Purdue Sr. 25-11/NQ
9. Nathan Traxler Stanford Jr. 30-7/NQ
10. Jake Jakobsen Lehigh Jr. 12-9/NQ
11. Eric Schultz Nebraska Jr. 23-13/NQ
12. Nick Reenan NC State Jr. 16-6/NQ-184
13 Kyle Conel Penn State Sr. Transfer
14. Ethan Laird Rider Jr. 22-13/NQ
15. Jake Woodley Oklahoma So. 22-10/NQ
16. Drew Phipps Bucknell Sr. 25-12/NQ
17. Jay Aiello Virginia Jr. 24-8/NQ
18 Hunter Ritter Minnesota Sr. Transfer
19. Josh Roetman Navy Sr. 26-12/NQ
20. Greg Bulsak Clarion Jr. 17-8/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
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/dnq

 

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