Kemerer takes over top spot at 174 in WIN’s Feb. 3 rankings

Updated: February 3, 2020

Photo: Iowa’s Michael Kemerer (right) scored two takedowns and a reversal en route to beating Penn State’s Mark Hall, 11-6, last Friday night in their 174-pound bout. The victory moved the Hawkeye ahead of the Nittany Lion in WIN’s Feb. 3 rankings.

NEWTON, Iowa — Iowa’s Michael Kemerer, coming off an 11-6 victory over Penn State’s No. 1 Mark Hall last Friday night in Iowa City, has replaced the Nittany Lion as the NCAA’s top 174-pound wrestler, according to WIN Magazine’s Feb. 3, 2020 Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Kemerer, ranked second a week ago, is now one of three top-ranked wrestlers for the unbeaten Hawkeyes, who remain No. 1 in WIN’s Dual-Team Rankings (10-0) and Tournament Power Index (133 points). Iowa, which features a ranked wrestler at all 10 weights, also has a No. 1-ranked wrestler in 125-pound Spencer Lee and 149-pound Pat Lugo, who returned to the top spot after Oklahoma State’s Boo Lewallen lost to Missouri’s Brock Mauller this past weekend.

Penn State is ranked No. 2 in the Dual Rankings (8-2) and features seven ranked wrestlers for 81 TPI points. The Nittany Lions have top-ranked wrestlers in 141-pound Nick Lee and 165-pound Vincenzo Joseph, who beat Iowa’s No. 2 Alex Marinelli in last weekend’s dual meet.

WIN’s individual rankings are predictions to where wrestles might place at the 2020 NCAA Championships, March 19-21, in Minneapolis, Minn., and WIN’s Tournament Power Index is a prediction of accumulated NCAA points of those ranked wrestlers.

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.

The other five top-ranked wrestlers remain the same: Wisconsin’s Seth Gross at 133, Northwestern Ryan Deakin at 157, Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia at 184, Ohio State’s Kollin Moore at 197 and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson at heavyweight.

There are 10 newcomers in this week’s rankings: American University’s Cage Curry and Northern Iowa’s Jay Schwarm at 125 pounds; Utah Valley’s Taylor Lamont, Buffalo’s Derek Spann and Kent State’s Tim Rooney at 133 pounds; Central Michigan’s Dresden Simon at 141 pounds; Oklahoma State’s Wyatt Sheets at 157 pounds; and Oklahoma’s Anthony Mantanona, Edinboro’s Jacob Oliver and Pitt’s Gregg Harvey at 174 pounds.


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 3, 2020 Dual Team Rankings


2.Penn State8-22nd
3.NC State12-03rd
5.Ohio State9-34th
6.Virginia Tech10-16th
7.Arizona State10-17th
8.Oklahoma State10-28th
10.North Carolina11-111th
14.Northern Iowa6-314th
20.Army West Point8-320th
21.South Dakota State8-522nd


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 3, 2020 Tournament Power Index

Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
2.Penn State7581
3t.Ohio State5454.5
5.Arizona State6547.5
6.Oklahoma State8446
10t.NC State6237.5
14.Iowa State6332
15.Northern Iowa6329.5
17t.Virginia Tech7225.5
22.North Carolina4118.5
23t.Central Michigan3217.5
25.Utah Valley3115.5
27.South Dakota State4213.5
28.West Virginia1112.5
30.North Dakota State3110
35.American U.304.5
36t.Fresno State203.5
36t.Lock Haven203.5
36t.Old Dominion203.5
41t.Northern Colorado203
45t.Michigan State102
48t.Air Force101.5
48t.George Mason101.5
48t.Oregon State101.5
53t.Appalachian State101
53t.Cal Poly101
53t.Kent State101
53t.Northern Illinois101


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 3, 2020 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.Brandon PaetzellLehighJr.5th
6.Devin SchroderPurdueJr.6th
7.Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganJr.8th
8.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateSo.10th
9.Alex MackallIowa StateJr.12th
10.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaRS Fr.11th
11.Michael ColaioccoPennFr.7th
12.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternRS Fr.9th
13.Luke WernerLock HavenJr.16th
14.Sidney FloresAir ForceSo.14th
15.Killian CardinaleOld DominionSo.18th
16.Joey PrataVirginia TechJr.15th
17.Cage CurryAmericanJr.NR
18.Danny VegaSouth Dakota StateJr.19th
19.Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaSr.NR
20.Liam CroninIndianaRSFr.17th


133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Seth GrossWisconsinGr.1st
2.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateSo.4th
3.Austin DeSantoIowaJr.2nd
4.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.3rd
5.Charles TuckerCornellSr.5th
6.Micky PhillippiPittSo.6th
7.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota St.Sr.7th
8.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.8th
9.Noah GonserCampbellSr.9th
10.Sammy AlvarezRutgersFr.10th
11.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.11th
12.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo12th
13.Ridge LovettNebraskaFr.15th
14.Devan TurnerOregon StateJr.14th
15.Louie HayesVirginiaJr.17th
16.Todd SmallIowa StateJr.16th
17.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJr.NR
18.Derek SpannBuffaloJr.NR
19.Anthony MadrigalOklahomaSo.20th
20.Tim RooneyKent StateSr.NR


141 pounds

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Nick LeePenn StateJr.1st
2Luke PletcherOhio StateSr.2nd
3.Real WoodsStanfordRSFr.3rd
4.Dom DemasOklahomaSo.4th
5.Chad RedNebraskaJr.5th
6.Tristan MoranWisconsinSr.6th
7.Ian ParkerIowa StateJr.8th
8.Max MurinIowaSo.7th
9.Mitch McKeeMinnesotaSr.9th
10.Zach ShermanNorth CarolinaSo.10th
11.Kyle ShoopLock HavenSr.11th
12.Tariq WilsonNC StateJr.12th
13.Mitch MooreVirginia TechSo.13th
14.Michael BlockhusNorthern IowaRSFr.14th
15.Joshua HeilCampbellJr.15th
16.Dusty HoneOklahoma StateJr.16th
17.Shakur LaneyOhioSr.18th
18.Doug ZapfPennSo.19th
19.Dylan DuncanIllinoisJr.20th
20.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSo.NR


149 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Pat LugoIowaSr.2nd
2.Boo LewallenOklahoma StateJr.1st
3.Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaSo.3rd
4.Brock MaullerMissouriSo.4th
5.Sammy SassoOhio StateRSFr.5th
6.Brayton LeeMinnesotaRSFr.6th
7.Jarrett DegenIowa StateJr.7th
8.Henry PohlmeyerSouth Dakota StateSr.13th
9.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoFr.8th
10.Brock ZacherlClarionSr.9th
11.Kizhan ClarkeAmerican U.Jr.10th
12.Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSr.11th
13.Kanen StorrMichiganJr.12th
14.Collin PurintonNebraskaSr.14th
15.Brent MooreVirginia TechSo.15th
16.Colston DiBlasiGeorge MasonSr.16th
17.John MilnerAppalachian StateSo.17th
18.Graham RooksIndianaRSFr.20th
19.Cole MartinWisconsinSr.19th
20.Griffin ParriottPurdueJr.18th


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.Quincey MondayPrincetonSo.5th
6.Kendall ColemanPurdueRSFr.6th
7.Jesse DellavecchiaRiderSr.7th
8.Josh HumphreysLehighSo.8th
9.Markus HartmanArmySo.10th
10.Larry EarlyOld DominionSr.11th
11.Jarrett JacquesMissouriSo.9th
12.Jacob WrightFresno StateSo.12th
13.Will LewanMichiganRSFr.13th
14.Zac CarsonOhioSr.14th
15.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateRSFr.15th
16.Justin ThomasOklahomaJr.16th
17.Peyton RobbNebraskaRSFr.17th
18.A.C. HeadleeNorth CarolinaSr.18th
19.BC LaPradeVirginia TechJr.19th
20.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateSo.NR


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.Shane GriffithStanfordRSFr.6th
6.Josh ShieldsArizona StateSr.5th
7.David McFaddenVirginia TechSr.7th
8.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateRSFr.9th
9.Tanner SkidgelNavyJr.8th
10.Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota St.Sr.10th
11.Ethan SmithOhio StateSo.11th
12.Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaJr.12th
13.Philip ConigliaroHarvardFr.14th
14.Zach HartmanBucknellSo.15th
15.Danny BraunagelIllinoisFr.13th
16.Thomas BullardNC StateJr.19th
17.Quentin PerezCampbellJr.17th
18.Ebed JarrellDrexelSr.18th
19.Jake WentzellPittJr.16th
20.Cael McCormickArmySr.20th


174 pounds

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Michael KemererIowaSr.2nd
2.Mark HallPenn StateSr.1st
3.Jordan KutlerLehighSr.3rd
4.Dylan LydyPurdueSr.4th
5.Bryce SteiertNorthern IowaSr.5th
6.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSo.6th
7.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSo.7th
8.Devin SkatzkaMinnesotaSr.8th
9.Kimball BastianUtah ValleySr.9th
10.Ben HarveyArmySr.11th
11.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSr.12th
12.Hayden HastingsWyomingSo.13th
13.Joe SmithOklahoma StateSr.14th
14.Joey GuntherIllinoisSr.10th
15.Brandon WomackCornellSr.16th
16.Neal RichardsVMISr.17th
17.Anthony MantanonaOklahomaSo.NR
18.Jacob OliverEdinboroSo.NR
19.Gregg HarveyPittJr.NR
20.Daniel BullardNC StateJr.19th


184 pounds                                   

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1Zahid ValenciaArizona StateSr.1st
2.Trent HidlayNC StateRSFr.2nd
3.Taylor LujanNorthern IowaSr.3rd
4.Hunter BolenVirginia TechSo.4th
5.Lou DePrezBinghamtonSo.5th
6.Nino BonaccorsiPittSo.6th
7.Aaron BrooksPenn StateFr.7th
8.Zach CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSr.9th
9.Chris WeilerLehighJr.11th
10.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSo.14th
11.Abe AssadIowaFr.8th
12.Johnny SebastianWisconsinSr.12th
13.Tanner HarveyAmerican U.Jr.13th
14.Anthony MontalvoOklahoma StateRSFr.17th
15.Andrew MorganCampbellSr.18th
16.Taylor VenzNebraskaJr.10th
17.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisSo.15th
18.Matt WaddellChattanoogaSo.16th
19.Trevor AllardBloomsburgSr.19th
20.Owen WebsterMinnesotaSr.20th


197 pounds

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



Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Gable StevesonMinnesotaSo.1st
2.Mason ParrisMichiganSo.2nd
3.Anthony CassioppiIowaRSFr.3rd
4.Tate OrndorffUtah ValleySo.4th
5.Matt StencelCentral MichiganJr.5th
6.Trent HillgerWisconsinSo.6th
7.Jordan WoodLehighJr.7th
8.Tanner HallArizona StateGr.8th
9.Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardFr.9th
10.Jere HeinoCampbellJr.10th
11.Demetrius ThomasPittSr.11th
12.Gannon GremmelIowa StateJr.12th
13.Seth NevillsPenn StateFr.13th
14.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaJr.14th
15.Josh HokitFresno StateSr.15th
16.David JensenNebraskaSr.16th
17.Ben SullivanArmySo.18th
18.Brian AndrewsWyomingJr.19th
19.John BorstVirginia TechSo.17th
20.Dalton RobertsonNorthern ColoradoJr.20th


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