Six teams separated by five points in battle for third in Dec. 16 ranks

Updated: December 16, 2019

NEWTON, Iowa — With Iowa and Penn State the top-two ranked teams in NCAA Div. I wrestling on paper in mid-December, there are six teams separated by five points in the battle for third place in WIN’s Dec. 16 Tournament Power Index and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Hawkeyes (4-0, 135 TPI points) and Nittany Lions (3-1, 98.5) remain No. 1 and 2 in both WIN’s TPI and team dual meet rankings. But a tight group of schools, points-wise, includes Ohio State (50.5), Nebraska (47.5), Minnesota (46.5), Wisconsin (46.5), NC State (46) and Oklahoma State (45.5), which round out the next six spots in WIN’s weekly rankings.

Of this group, Nebraska (9) and NC State (7) feature the most ranked wrestlers and the Huskers, Gophers, Badgers and Cowboys have four wrestlers rated in the Top 8 of their weight classes, which would earn them All-American status at the end of the year.

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.

Penn State features the most top-ranked wrestlers with Nick Lee (133), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174) and Anthony Cassar (Hwt), while Iowa checks in with two No. 1-rated wrestlers: Spencer Lee (125) and Austin DeSanto (133). The other top-ranked wrestlers are North Carolina’s Austin O’Connor (149), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia (184) and Ohio State’s Kollin Moore (197).

WIN Magazine’s Dec. 16, 2019 Dual Rankings

2.Penn State3-12nd
4.NC State6-04th
5.Virginia Tech3-05th
6.Oklahoma State4-16th
7.Ohio State3-17th
9.Arizona State5-09th
12.Iowa State1-112th
15.Northern Iowa0-215th
18.Army West Point4-118th
23.North Carolina3-123rd
25Central Michigan2-125th


WIN Magazine’s Dec. 16, 2019 Individual Rankings

RkSchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
2.Penn State8598.5
3.Ohio State6350.5
7.NC State7346
8.Oklahoma State5445.5
9t.Arizona State7341
12.Northern Iowa7338.5
15.Iowa State8230
17.Virginia Tech6225
18.Utah Valley4222
20.North Carolina2121
26.Old Dominion4113.5
27.Central Michigan2212
28.Michigan State3111
30t.North Dakota State218.5
35t.Fresno State305
37t.American U.303.5
44t.Appalachian State202.5
44t.Northern Colorado202.5
47t.Cal Poly102
47t.Lock Haven102
49t.Northern Illinois101.5
49t.South Dakota State101.5
51t.George Mason101
51t.Oregon State101
51t.West Virginia101


WIN Magazine’s Dec. 16, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

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


133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Austin DeSantoIowaJr.1st
2.Seth GrossWisconsinGr.2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.3rd
4.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateSo.4th
5.Micky PhillippiPittSo.5th
6.Charles TuckerCornellSr.6th
7.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota St.Sr.7th
8.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.9th
9.Noah GonserCampbellSr.8th
10.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.10th
11.Ridge LovettNebraskaFr.11th
12.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo12th
13.Louis HayesVirginiaJr.13th
14.Nick FarroLehighJr.14th
15.Sammy AlvarezRutgersFr.15th
16.Allan HartMissouriSo.16th
17.Todd SmallIowa StateJr.17th
18.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoFr.18th
19.Josh KramerArizona StateSr.19th
20.Jarrett TrombleyNC StateRSFr.20th


141 pounds

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


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.Brayton LeeMinnesotaRSFr.5th
6.Sammy SassoOhio StateRSFr.6th
7.Jarrett DegenIowa StateJr.7th
8.Yayha ThomasNorthwesternSo.8th
9.Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSr.9th
10.Griffin ParriottPurdueJr.10th
11.Mike D’AngeloPrincetonSr.11th
12.Brock ZacherlClarionSr.12th
13.Kizhan ClarkeAmerican U.Jr.13th
14.Requir van der MerweStanfordJr.14th
15.Cole MartinWisconsinSr.15th
16.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoFr.16th
17.Brent MooreVirginia TechSo.17th
18.Collin PurintonNebraskaSr.18th
19.Michael CarrIllinoisJr.19th
20.John MilnerAppalachian StateSo.20th


157 pounds           

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


165 pounds                                               

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


174 pounds

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


184 pounds                                   

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


197 pounds

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



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


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