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Final WIN ranks feature four new No. 1s; Iowa picked to win NCAAs

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Updated: March 10, 2020

Photos: Iowa recently won its 36th all-time Big Ten title and is now picked to capture the school’s 24th all-time NCAA championship in Minneapolis, where Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera, Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher, Iowa’s Alex Marinelli and Penn State’s Mark Hall earned No. 1 individual rankings by WIN Magazine.

NEWTON, Iowa — The 330-wrestler field is set for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis, March 19-21, and Big Ten champion Iowa is picked to claim its first national team championship since 2010, according to WIN’s March 10 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

WIN’s final rankings of the season also features four new No. 1-ranked wrestlers at their weight class following the recent conference tournaments: Northwestern’s Sebastian Rivera (125), Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher (141), Iowa’s Alex Marinelli (165) and Penn State’s Mark Hall (174).

WIN’s TPI is a prediction of where teams could finish in the 2020 NCAA Division I Championships that will be held in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and is based on teams’ individual rankings and predictions to where wrestlers might place at the NCAAs. There is more movement in the individuals in this rankings set because WIN is seeking to predict NCAA tournament individual finishes based on projected seeds as well as past NCAA tournament showings and regular season match-ups.

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 Hawkeyes earned 115.5 TPI points and feature a ranked wrestler at all 10 weight classes, including a trio of top-ranked wrestlers: two-time defending champ Spencer Lee (125) and returning All-Americans Pat Lugo (149) and Marinelli. Five other Hawkeyes are also rated in the Top 8, which would earn them an All-American honor: Austin DeSanto (4th at 133), Max Murin (8th at 141), Michael Kemerer (2nd at 174), Jacob Warner (6th at 197) and Anthony Cassioppi (3rd at heavyweight).

Penn State, which has won the last four NCAA team titles and eight over the past nine years, is ranked second with 80 points. The Nittany Lions feature seven ranked wrestlers, including five rated in the Top 8: Roman Bravo-Young (2nd at 133), Nick Lee (2nd at 141), Vincenzo Joseph (2nd at 165), Hall and Aaron Brooks (5th at 184).

Ohio State is ranked No. 3 with 63 TPI points as the Buckeyes feature seven ranked wrestlers, including another top-ranked wrestler in three-time All-American Kollin Moore at 197 pounds.

Oklahoma State is ranked No. 4 with 49 points, followed by Northwestern and Nebraska, which are tied with 46 points. The Cornhuskers finished second in the recent Big Ten Championships and the Wildcats feature another No. 1-ranked wrestler in Ryan Deakin at 157 pounds.

The other top-ranked wrestlers are Northern Iowa’s Taylor Lujan (184) and Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson.

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WIN Magazine’s March 10, 2020 Tournament Power Index

Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
1.Iowa108115.5
2.Penn State7580
3.Ohio State7463
4.Oklahoma State8349
5t.Nebraska9446
5t.Northwestern6246
7.Princeton4441.5
8.Lehigh7440
9t.Iowa State6337
9t.Minnesota6337
11t.NC State7236.5
11t.Purdue6336.5
13.Northern Iowa6235.5
14.Wisconsin4334.5
15.Stanford3228.5
16.Arizona State6326.5
17.Cornell2226
18.Virginia2225
19.Central Michigan4224.5
20.Pitt6223.5
21.Michigan4120.5
22.Virginia Tech3119
23.South Dakota State3318.5
24.North Carolina4117.5
25.Missouri4116.5
26.West Virginia1116
27t.Binghamton2114
27t.Oklahoma5114
27t.Rider2114
30.Campbell5113
31.Army5111
32.Illinois318.5
33.Harvard217
34.Wyoming406
35t.Michigan State115.5
35t.Navy115.5
35t.North Dakota State305.5
38.Northern Colorado405
39.Utah Valley304.5
40t.American U.304
40t.Clarion204
42.Old Dominion203.5
43.Lock Haven203
44.Appalachian State202.5
45t.Bucknell102
45t.Fresno State102
45t.Ohio202
45t.Rutgers102
49t.Cal Poly101.5
49t.Cleveland State101.5
49t.Northern Illinois101.5
49t.Oregon State101.5
49t.Penn101.5
54t.Buffalo101
54t.Edinboro101
54t.George Mason101
54t.Indiana101

 

WIN Magazine’s March 10, 2020 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr  Prev 
1.Spencer LeeIowaJr.1st
2.Pat GloryPrincetonSo.3rd
3.Nick PiccininniOklahoma StateSr.4th
4.Jack MuellerVirginiaSr.2nd
5.Devin SchroderPurdueJr.6th
6.Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganJr.7th
7.Brandon PaetzellLehighJr.5th
8.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateSo.8th
9.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternRS Fr.12th
10.Alex MackallIowa StateJr.14th
11.Jakob CamachoNC StateRSFr.18th
12.Luke WernerLock HavenJr.10th
13.Michael ColaioccoPennFr.9th
14.Killian CardinaleOld DominionSo.20th
15.Jack MedleyMichiganJr.19th
16.Trey ChalifouxArmySr.17th
17.Cage CurryAmericanJr.15th
18.Liam CroninIndianaRSFr.16th
19.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaRSFr.11th
20.Jay SchwarmNorthern IowaSr.13th

 

133 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Sebastian RiveraNorthwesternJr.4th
2.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateSo.2nd
3.Seth GrossWisconsinGr.1st
4.Charles TuckerCornellSr.5th
5.Austin DeSantoIowaJr.3rd
6.Micky PhillippiPittSo.6th
7.Travis PiotrowskiIllinoisSr.7th
8.Noah GonserCampbellSr.8th
9.Sammy AlvarezRutgersFr.9th
10.Ridge LovettNebraskaFr.11th
11.Cam SykoraNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
12.Montorie BridgesWyomingJr.10th
13.Devan TurnerOregon StateJr.15th
14.Nick FarroLehighJr.NR
15.Zack TrampeBinghamtonSo13th
16.Tim RooneyKent StateSr.19th
17.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoFr.NR
18.Anthony MadrigalOklahomaSo.17th
19.Derek SpannBuffaloJr.16th
20.Taylor LaMontUtah ValleyJr.12th

 

141 pounds

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

 

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.Henry PohlmeyerSouth Dakota StateSr.8th
8.Jarrett DegenIowa StateJr.10th
9.Brayton LeeMinnesotaRSFr.7th
10.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoFr.11th
11.Brock ZacherlClarionSr.12th
12.Collin PurintonNebraskaSr.19th
13.Kanen StorrMichiganJr.14th
14.Max ThomsenNorthern IowaSr.9th
15.Kizhan ClarkeAmerican U.Jr.18th
16.John MilnerAppalachian StateSo.16th
17.Griffin ParriottPurdueJr.20th
18.Colston DiBlasiGeorge MasonSr.13th
19.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternSo.NR
20.Jarod VerkleerenPenn StateSo.15th

 

157 pounds           

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

 

165 pounds                                               

Wt/Rk  Name    School    Yr    Prev 
1.Alex MarinelliIowaJr.2nd
2.Vincenzo JosephPenn StateSr.1st
3.Shane GriffithStanfordRSFr.5th
4.Isaiah WhiteNebraskaSr.4th
5.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateRSFr.7th
6.Evan WickWisconsinJr.3rd
7.Josh ShieldsArizona StateSr.6th
8.Tanner SkidgelNavyJr.8th
9.Andrew FogartyNorth Dakota StateSr.9th
10.David McFaddenVirginia TechSr.11th
11.Ethan SmithOhio StateSo.12th
12.Zach HartmanBucknellSo.14th
13.Philip ConigliaroHarvardFr.13th
14.Quentin PerezCampbellJr.17th
15.Thomas BullardNC StateJr.16th
16.Jake WentzellPittJr.19th
17.Cael McCormickArmySr.20th
18.Shane OsterNorthwesternSr.NR
19.Danny BraunagelIllinoisFr.15th
20.Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaJr.10th

 

174 pounds

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

 

184 pounds

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

 

197 pounds

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

 

Heavyweight

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

 

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