WIN’s Dec. 2 Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic

Updated: December 2, 2019

Photo: Austin DeSanto took over the No. 1 spot at 133 pounds this week after the Iowa junior defeated Wisconsin’s Seth Gross, the previous No. 1, by a 6-2 score Sunday night in Iowa City. (Photo by G. Wyatt Schultz) Meanwhile, the 38th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational will take place this weekend in Nevada, where the top two ranked wrestles at 157 and 184 pounds could meet.

NEWTON, Iowa — Iowa’s Austin DeSanto, with his victory on Sunday over Wisconsin’s Seth Gross, has taken over the top spot at 133 pounds in WIN Magazine’s Dec. 2 National Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Hawkeye junior, who defeated Gross, the 2018 NCAA champion and previous top-ranked wrestler at 133, is now among ten ranked wrestlers, including nine rated in the Top 8 in their weight classes, for Iowa, which increased its lead in WIN’s Tournament Power Index. That includes two-time defending national champion Spencer Lee (top-ranked at 125 pounds) and both Alex Marinelli (No. 2 at 165) and Anthony Cassioppi (5that heavyweight) after delivering wins over higher-ranked Wisconsin wrestlers.

Iowa also remains the top-ranked dual-meet team and followed by Penn State in both the team dual and TPI rankings. Ohio State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State are the next three-ranked teams in the TPI, while Nebraska, NC State and Virginia Tech are the remaining top-5 teams in the dual rankings.

While only a handful of school wrestled last week, most return to action this weekend. That includes the Dec. 6-7 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with wrestlers from the likes of Arizona State, Cornell, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, NC State, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Virginia and Virginia Tech competing.

This tournament includes 60 wrestlers who are ranked in the Top 10 at their weight class, including at 157 pounds, which features the top-three ranked wrestlers: NC State’s Hayden Hidlay, Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin and Iowa State’s David Carr; or at 184 pounds where two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia could face Northern Iowa’s No. 2 Taylor Lujan.


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 Magazine’s Dec. 2, 2019 Team Dual Rankings

2.Penn State1-12nd
4.NC State6-04th
5.Virginia Tech3-05th
6.Oklahoma State2-16th
7.Ohio State3-17th
9.Arizona State5-09th
12.Iowa State1-112th
16.Northern Iowa0-216th
18.Army West Point4-118th
23.North Carolina3-123rd


WIN’s Dec. 2, 2019 Tournament Power Index

Rk.SchoolTotal RankedTop 8 RankTPI Pts
2.Penn State76108
3.Ohio State8354.5
5.Oklahoma State5448
6.Northern Iowa5446
7.NC State8345.5
8.Arizona State7445
12.Iowa State6334.5
17t.North Carolina3122
17t.Utah Valley4222
22.Virginia Tech7118.5
26.Old Dominion4113.5
28.Michigan State3111.5
29t.North Dakota State2111
32.Lock Haven119
33t.Central Michigan218.5
41t.American U.202.5
41t.Appalachian State202.5
41t.Fresno State202.5
45t.Oregon State202
45t.South Dakota State102
48t.Cal Poly101.5
48t.West Virginia101.5
51t.Northern Colorado101
51t.Northern Illinois101


WIN’s Dec. 2, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr  Prev 
1.Spencer LeeIowaJr.1st
2.Jack MuellerVirginiaSr.2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.3rd
4.Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateSr.4th
5.Pat GloryPrincetonSo.5th
6.RayVon FoleyMichigan StateJr.6th
7.Alex MackallIowa StateJr.7th
8.Brock HudkinsIndianaJr.8th
9.Devin SchroderPurdueJr.9th
10Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganJr.10th
11.Anthony CefaloRiderSr.11th
12.Michael ColaioccoPennFr.12th
13.Brandon PaetzellLehighJr.13th
14.Jakob CamachoNC StateRS Fr.14th
15.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaRS Fr.15th
16.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateSo.16th
17.Gabe TownsellStanfordSr.17th
18.Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaSr.18th
19.Killian CardinaleOld DominionSo.19th
20.Joey PrataVirginia TechJr.20th


133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Austin DeSantoIowaJr.2nd
2.Seth GrossWisconsinGr.1st
3.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateSo.3rd
4.Micky PhillippiPittSo.4th
5.Charles TuckerCornellSr.5th
6.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota St.Sr.6th
7.Noah GonserCampbellSr.7th
8.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.8th
9.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.9th
10.Louis HayesVirginiaJr.10th
11.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo11th
12.Anthony MadrigalOklahomaSo.12th
13.Josh KramerArizona StateSr.13th
14.Quinn KinnerOhio StateRSFr.14th
15.Jarrett TrombleyNC StateRSFr.15th
16.Nick FarroLehighJr.16th
17.Allan HartMissouriSo.17th
18.Collin GerardiVirginia TechRSFr.18th
19.Casey CobbNavyJr.19th
20.Devan TurnerOregon StateJr.20th


141 pounds

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Nick LeePenn StateJr.1st
2Luke PletcherOhio StateSr.2nd
3.Dom DemasOklahomaSo.3rd
4.Mitch McKeeMinnesotaSr.4th
5.Chad RedNebraskaJr.5th
6.Kyle ShoopLock HavenSr.7th
7.Max MurinIowaSo.9th
8.Grant LeethMissouriSo.8th
9.Tristan MoranWisconsinSr.6th
10.Tariq WilsonNC StateJr.10th
11.Ian ParkerIowa StateJr.11th
12.Real WoodsStanfordRSFr.12th
13.Joshua HeilCampbellJr.13th
14.Sa’Derian PerryOld DominionSr.14th
15.Shakur LaneyOhioSr.15th
16.Mitch MooreVirginia TechSo.16th
17.Anthony MadrigalOklahomaSo.17th
18.Sam TurnerWyomingJr.18th
19.Ryan PomrincaLehighSr.19th
20.Grant WillitsOregon StateSo.20th


149 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaSo.1st
2.Brock MaullerMissouriSo.2nd
3.Pat LugoIowaSr.3rd
4.Boo LewallenOklahoma StateJr.4th
5.Sammy SassoOhio StateRSFr.5th
6.Jarrett DegenIowa StateJr.6th
7.Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSr.7th
8.Yayha ThomasNorthwesternSo.8th
9.Brayton LeeMinnesotaRSFr.9th
10.Griffin ParriottPurdueJr.10th
11.Mike D’AngeloPrincetonSr.11th
12.Brent MooreVirginia TechSo.12th
13.Brock ZacherlClarionSr.13th
14.Kizhan ClarkeAmerican U.Jr.14th
15.Requir van der MerweStanfordJr.15th
16.Cole MartinWisconsinSr.16th
17.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoFr.17th
18.Collin PurintonNebraskaSr.18th
19.Michael CarrIllinoisJr.19th
20.John MilnerAppalachian StateSo.20th


157 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Hayden HidlayNC StateJr.1st
2.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternJr.2nd
3.David CarrIowa StateRSFr.3rd
4.Kaleb YoungIowaJr.4th
5.Larry EarlyOld DominionSr.5th
6.Kendall ColemanPurdueRSFr.6th
7.Jesse DellavecchiaRiderSr.7th
8.Quincey MondayPrincetonSo.8th
9.Brady BergePenn StateSo.9th
10.Anthony ArtalonaPennSo.10th
11.Ke-Shawn HayesOhio StateSr.11th
12.Will LewanMichiganRSFr.12th
13.Jarrett JacquesMissouriSo.13th
14.Taleb RahmaniPittSr.14th
15.Justin ThomasOklahomaJr.15th
16.Peyton RobbNebraskaRSFr.16th
17.Zach CarsonOhioSr.17th
18.BC LaPradeVirginia TechJr.18th
19.Eric BaroneIllinoisSr.19th
20.Jake TuckerMichigan StateJr.20th



165 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Vincenzo JosephPenn StateSr.1st
2.Alex MarinelliIowaJr.3rd
3.Evan WickWisconsinJr.2nd
4.Isaiah WhiteNebraskaSr.4th
5.David McFaddenVirginia TechSr.5th
6.Josh ShieldsArizona StateSr.6th
7.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySr.7th
8.Shane GriffithStanfordRSFr.8th
9.Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota St.Sr.9th
10.Tanner SkidgelNavyJr.10th
11.Jake WentzellPittJr.11th
12.Zach HartmanBucknellSo.12th
13.Ethan SmithOhio StateSo.13th
14.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateRSFr.14th
15.Cam CoyVirginiaSo.15th
16.Quentin PerezCampbellJr.16th
17.Ebed JarrellDrexelSr.17th
18.Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaJr.18th
19.Shane JonesOld DominionSr.19th
20.Thomas BullardNC StateJr.20th


174 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Mark HallPenn StateSr.1st
2.Jordan KutlerLehighSr.2nd
3.Michael KemererIowaSr.3rd
4.Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.4th
5.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSo.5th
6.Joe SmithOklahoma StateSr.6th
7.Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaSr.7th
8.Dylan LydyPurdueSr.8th
9.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSr.9th
10.Hayden HastingsWyomingSo.10th
11.Ben HarveyArmySr.11th
12.Kimball BastianUtah ValleySr.12th
13.Daniel BullardNC StateJr.13th
14.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSo.NR
15.Brandon WomackCornellSr.14th
16.Marcus ColemanIowa StateSo.15th
17.Jackson HemauerFresno StateSo.16th
18.Dean SherryRiderSr.17th
19.Connor FlynnMissouriSr.18th
20.Joe GrelloRutgersJr.19th



184 pounds                                   

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1Zahid ValenciaArizona StateSr.1st
2.Taylor LujanNorthern IowaSr.2nd
3.Nino BonaccorsiPittSo.3rd
4.Shakur RasheedPenn StateSr.4th
5.Taylor VenzNebraskaJr.5th
6.Trent HidlayNC StateRSFr.6th
7.Lou DePrezBinghamtonSo.7th
8.Ben DarmstadtCornellJr.8th
9.Nelson BrandsIowaRSFr.9th
10.Sam ColbrayIowa StateJr.10th
11.Hunter BolenVirginia TechSo.11th
12.Zac BraunagelIllinoisRSFr.12th
13.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.13th
14.Andrew MorganCampbellSr.14th
15.Noah StewartArmySr.15th
16.Jelani EmbreeMichiganSo.16th
17.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisSo.17th
18.Tanner OrndorffUtah ValleySr.18th
19.Tanner HarveyAmerican U.Jr.19th
20.Trevor AllardBloomsburgSr.20th


197 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Kollin MooreOhio StateSr.1st
2.Patrick BruckiPrincetonJr.2nd
3.Jacob WarnerIowaSo.3rd
4.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateJr.4th
5.Jacob HolschlagNorthern IowaSr.5th
6.Nick ReenanNC StateJr.6th
7.Nathan TraxlerStanfordJr.7th
8.Kordell NorfleetArizona StateJr.8th
9.Eric SchultzNebraskaJr.9th
10.Tanner SloanSouth Dakota StateRSFr.10th
11.Christian BrunnerPurdueSr.11th
12.Jake WoodleyOklahomaSo.12th
13.Thomas LaneCal PolySr.13th
14.Jay AielloVirginiaJr.14th
15.Ethan LairdRiderJr.15th
16.Noah AdamsWest VirginiaSo.16th
17.Josh RoetmanNavySr.17th
18.Sam SchuylerBuffaloSo.18th
19.Jordan PaganoRutgersSr.19th
20.Jake JakobsenLehighJr.20th



Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Anthony CassarPenn StateSr.1st
2.Gable StevesonMinnesotaSo.2nd
3.Mason ParrisMichiganSo.3rd
4.Tate OrndorffUtah ValleySo.5th
5.Anthony CassioppiIowaRSFr.12th
6.Trent HillgerWisconsinSo.4th
7.Matt StencelCentral MichiganJr.6th
8.Tanner HallArizona StateGr.7th
9.Chase SingletaryOhio StateSo.8th
10.Demetrius ThomasPittSr.9th
11.Jordan WoodLehighJr.10th
12.Jere HeinoCampbellJr.11th
13Josh HokitFresno StateSr.13th
14.Zach ElamMissouriSo.14th
15.Cary MillerAppalachian StateJr.15th
16.Christian LanceNebraskaSr.16th
17.Garrett HoffmanBucknellSr.17th
18.Brian AndrewsWyomingJr.18th
19.Andrew GunningNorth CarolinaJr.19th
20.Haydn MaleyStanfordSo.20th


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