UNI’s Lujan is new No. 1 at 184 in WIN’s Feb. 25 rankings

Updated: February 25, 2020

Photo: Northern Iowa’s Taylor Lujan, who defeated Iowa’s Abe Assad in this year’s Midlands, has taken over the top spot at 184 pounds in WIN’s Feb. 25 rankings. (Ginger Robinson photo).


NEWTON, Iowa — Northern Iowa senior Taylor Lujan has taken over the top spot at 184 pounds in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Lujan, who was a three-time national qualifier at 174 pounds before this year, moved into the top spot in this week’s national rankings after Arizona State’s two-time defending national champion Zahid Valencia was suspended indefinitely and Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen lost last weekend.

Meanwhile in the team rankings, Iowa (13-0) earned the top ranking in WIN’s final Team Dual ratings and the Hawkeyes maintained their lead in WIN’s Tournament Power Index. The Hawkeyes feature 10 ranked wrestlers, nine in the Top 8 of their weight class and three No. 1-rated wrestlers: Spencer Lee (125), Pat Lugo (149) and Michael Kemerer (174).

Penn State (12-2) remained the No. 2-rated team in both the Team Dual rankings and TPI (85). The Nittany Lions, which have won the past four NCAA titles, feature eight ranked wrestlers, five in the Top 8 and two No. 1-rated wrestlers: Nick Lee (141) and Vincenzo Joseph (165).

The remaining Top-5 duals team are No. 3 NC State (15-0), No. 4 Nebraska (11-3) and No. 5 Ohio State (10-4). In WIN’s TPI, the other Top 5 schools are No. 3 Ohio State (58 points), No. 4 Wisconsin (46) and No. 5 Princeton.

WIN’s TPI is a prediction of where teams could finish in the 2020 NCAA Division I Championships, March 19-21, in Minneapolis, and is based on teams’ individual rankings and predictions to where wrestlers might place at the NCAAs.

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 remaining top-ranked wrestlers are Wisconsin’s Seth Gross (133), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), Ohio State’s Kollin Moore (197) and Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson.

With the end of the regular season, programs will now focus on one of seven conference or national-qualifying tournaments that will eventually send 330 wrestlers to the NCAA tournament.

The following are dates and locations for those tournaments:

ACCMarch 8Pittsburgh, Pa.
Big TenMarch 7-8Piscataway, N.J.
Big 12March 7-8Tulsa, Okla.
EIWAMarch 6-7Bethlehem, Pa.
MACMarch 7-8DeKalb, Ill.
Pac-12March 7Palo Alto, Calif.
SoConMarch 8Boone, N.C.


WIN Magazine’s Final 2019-20 Dual Team Rankings

2.Penn State12-22nd
3.NC State15-03rd
5.Ohio State10-45th
6.Oklahoma State13-38th
8.Arizona State15-27th
10.Virginia Tech11-36th
11.North Carolina14-39th
17.Iowa State10-525th
18.Northern Iowa8-418th
19.Army West Point10-319th
20.North Dakota State10-416th
22.South Dakota State12-620th


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25, 2020 Tournament Power Index

RankSchoolTotal RankedTop 8 RankedTPI Pts
2.Penn State8585
3.Ohio State6458
6t.Oklahoma State9343
9.Northern Iowa6237
12.NC State6235
14.Iowa State6227.5
15t.Arizona State6326
21.Utah Valley3220
22.Central Michigan4218.5
24.North Carolina3116.5
25.West Virginia1116
27t.South Dakota State3214
35t.Lock Haven305
35t.North Dakota State305
37t.American U.304
42t.Michigan State203
42t.Northern Colorado203
42t.Old Dominion203
45t.Appalachian State101.5
45t.Cal Poly101.5
45t.Fresno State101.5
45t.George Mason101.5
45t.Northern Illinois101.5
45t.Oregon State101.5
55t.Cleveland State101
55t.Kent State101


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 25, 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.7th
8.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateSo.8th
9.Michael ColaioccoPennFr.9th
10.Luke WernerLock HavenJr.10th
11.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaRS Fr.11th
12.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternRS Fr.12th
13.Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaSr.13th
14.Alex MackallIowa StateJr.14th
15.Cage CurryAmericanJr.15th
16.Liam CroninIndianaRSFr.17th
17.Trey ChalifouxArmySr.NR
18.Jakob CamachoNC StateRSFr.19th
19.Jack MedleyMichiganJr.NR
20.Killian CardinaleOld DominionSo.NR


133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Seth GrossWisconsinGr.1st
2.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateSo.2nd
3.Austin DeSantoIowaJr.3rd
4.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.4th
5.Charles TuckerCornellSr.5th
6.Micky PhillippiPittSo.6th
7.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.7th
8.Noah GonserCampbellSr.8th
9.Sammy AlvarezRutgersFr.10th
10.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.11th
11.Ridge LovettNebraskaFr.12th
12.Taylor LaMontUtah ValleyJr.13th
13.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo9th
14.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
15.Devan TurnerOregon StateJr.15th
16.Derek SpannBuffaloJr.17th
17.Anthony MadrigalOklahomaSo.18th
18.Reece WitcraftOklahoma StateFr.19th
19.Tim RooneyKent StateSr.NR
20.T.J. FehlmanLock HavenSr.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.6th
6.Max MurinIowaSo.5th
7.Ian ParkerIowa StateJr.8th
8.Mitch McKeeMinnesotaSr.9th
9.Mitch MooreVirginia TechSo.11th
10.Kyle ShoopLock HavenSr.10th
11.Tariq WilsonNC StateJr.12th
12.Michael BlockhusNorthern IowaRSFr.13th
13.Tristan MoranWisconsinSr.7th
14.Joshua HeilCampbellJr.14th
15.Dusty HoneOklahoma StateJr.15th
16.Shakur LaneyOhioSr.16th
17.Doug ZapfPennSo.17th
18.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSo.18th
19.Zach ShermanNorth CarolinaSo.19th
20.Evan CheekCleveland StateSr.20th


149 pounds           

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


157 pounds           

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternJr.1st
2.Hayden HidlayNC StateJr.2nd
3.David CarrIowa StateRSFr.3rd
4.Quincey MondayPrincetonSo.5th
5.Jesse DellavecchiaRiderSr.7th
6.Kaleb YoungIowaJr.4th
7.Kendall ColemanPurdueRSFr.6th
8.Josh HumphreysLehighSo.8th
9.Markus HartmanArmySo.9th
10.Jarrett JacquesMissouriSo.10th
11.Will LewanMichiganRSFr.11th
12.Larry EarlyOld DominionSr.12th
13.Jacori TeemerArizona StateRSFr.NR
14.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateSo.19th
15.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateRSFr.13th
16.Peyton RobbNebraskaRSFr.17th
17.Justin ThomasOklahomaJr.20th
18.Logan ParksCentral MichiganSr.NR
19.Anthony ArtalonaPennSo.NR
20.Jake TuckerMichigan StateJr.16th


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


174 pounds

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


184 pounds                                   

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


197 pounds

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



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.Tanner HallArizona StateGr.8th
8.Jordan WoodLehighJr.7th
9.Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardFr.9th
10.Jere HeinoCampbellJr.10th
11.Demetrius ThomasPittSr.11th
12.Gannon GremmelIowa StateJr.12th
13.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaJr.13th
14.Josh HokitFresno StateSr.14th
15.David JensenNebraskaSr.15th
16.Seth NevillsPenn StateFr.16th
17.Ben SullivanArmySo.17th
18.Brian AndrewsWyomingJr.18th
19.Dalton RobertsonNorthern ColoradoJr.19th
20.Quinn MillerVirginiaSo.20th


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