Iowa rated No. 1 in WIN Preseason TPI and Rankings, which include past champs Lee, Suriano, Diakomihalis and Lewis

Updated: September 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

NEWTON, Iowa — As the NCAA waits to announce when the Division I college wrestling season will take place this winter in the wake of the COVID pandemic, the University of Iowa has earned the No. 1 ranking in WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 Preseason Tournament Power Index and Rankings, which includes four past individual champions. WIN’s College Rankings are presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The TPI is an accumulation of potential national tournament points that are associated with individual wrestler’s rankings in WIN’s preseason poll and predicts how teams could finish at the 2021 NCAA Division I Championships, which are scheduled March 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo.

The Hawkeyes, with 114 TPI points, feature a ranked wrestler at every weight class, including a pair — two-time champ Spencer Lee (125) and three-time All-American Michael Kemerer (174) — who are ranked No. 1 in their weight classes. Iowa, which is looking to win a 24th all-time NCAA team title and first since 2010, also features four past All-Americans in Austin DeSanto (5th/133), Kaleb Young (9th/157), Alex Marinelli (2nd/165) and Jacob Warner (4th/197) … as well as Jaydin Eierman (2nd/141), who transferred from Missouri.

Three of the remaining eight top-ranked individuals per weight class have won NCAA championships in the past before taking an Olympic redshirt in 2019-20: Rutgers’ Nick Suriano (133), Cornell’s two-time champ Yianni Diakomihalis (141), and Virginia Tech’s Mehki Lewis (165). The other No. 1-rated wrestlers are North Carolina’s Austin O’Connor (149), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), Cornell’s Max Dean (184), West Virginia’s Noah Adams (197) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (heavyweight).

Rounding out the top five teams in WIN’s TPI are Michigan (72.5 TPI points), Cornell (68), Oklahoma State (56) and Nebraska (52.5). The Wolverines, Big Red and Cowboys all return former All-Americans who took Olympic redshirts last winter. WIN will announce a dual-team ranking once the season begins.

The following is WIN’s Tournament Power Index, which includes how many wrestlers are ranked per school and how many of them are rated in the Top 8 of their weight class. 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.

These rankings are subject to change as wrestlers finalize their weight classes for the 2020-21 season. Also true and redshirt freshmen are not ranked in WIN’s preseason rankings.



WIN’s 2020-21 Tournament Power Index

Rank.SchoolTotal RankedTop-8 RankedTPI Points
4.Oklahoma State7556
6.Iowa State8548.5
7t.Ohio State5341.5
7t.NC State8341.5
9.Penn State4340
10.Virginia Tech4236.5
16t.North Carolina4125.5
18.Central Michigan4224.5
20.Michigan State3223
21t.Arizona State5222
24.West Virginia1120
29.Northern Colorado5111.5
30.Utah Valley2111
34t.Fresno State405.5
36t.American U.305
36t.Northern Iowa305
39t.Army West Point304.5
42t.Appalachian State203
42t.Lock Haven203
42t.Northern Illinois203
42t.Oregon State203
42t.South Dakota State203
49t.North Dakota State202.5
51t.Kent State102
57t.Ohio U.101


The following is a list of WIN’s individual rankings. It includes the wrestler’s year in school as well as 2019-20 won-loss record and what seed they earned in last year’s tournament, which was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These rankings are subject to change in WIN’s Oct. 1 update preseason rankings once teams determine wrestlers weight classes for 2020-21. WIN also does not rank true or redshirt freshmen in preseason rankings.


WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 National Preseason Individual Rankings

125 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAA Year
1.Spencer LeeIowa18-01stSenior
2.Pat GloryPrinceton24-02ndJunior
3.Vito ArujauCornellRSSophomore
4.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateRSJunior
5.Devin SchroderPurdue26-55thSenior
6.Drew HildebrandtCentral Michigan31-36thSenior
7.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwestern21-88thSophomore
8.Brandon PaetzellLehigh21-37thSenior
9.Brandon CourtneyArizona State25-59thJunior
10.Jakob CamachoNC State20-610thSophomore
11.Alex MackallIowa State19-712thSenior
12.Luke WernerLock Haven30-513thSenior
13.Jack MedleyMichigan19-1214thJunior
14.Brock HudkinsIndiana10-2Inj.Senior
15.Gage CurryAmerican30-920thSenior
16.Liam CroninNebraska (Indiana transfer )17-1322ndSenior
17.Justin CardaniIllinois16-1021stSophomore
18.Joe ManchioColumbia25-1123rdJunior
19.Patrick McKeeMinnesota17-824thSophomore
20.Fabian GutierrezChattanooga18-925thSenior


133 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Nick SurianoRutgersRSJunior
2.Daton FixOklahoma StateRSSophomore
3.Stevan MicicMichiganRSSenior
4.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn State19-25thJunior
5.Austin DeSantoIowa17-46thSenior
6.Mickey PhillippiPittsburgh25-14thJunior
7.Ridge LovettNebraska17-814thSophomore
8.Austin GomezIowa StateRSJunior
9.Devan TurnerOregon State26-912thSenior
10.Mosha SchwartzNorthern Colorado23-1015thSophomore
11.Anthony MadrigalOklahoma21-916thJunior
12.Taylor LaMontUtah Valley17-717thJunior
13.Matt SchmittMissouri (W. Virginia transfer)RSJunior
14.Jack SkudlarczykNorthern Iowa15-1325thJunior
15.Zack TrampeBinghamton12-326thJunior
16.Michael McGeeArizona State (Old Dom. Transfer)RSJunior
17.Jarrett TrombleyNC State20-927thSophomore
18.Cole ManleyLock HavenRSJunior
19.Derek SpannBuffalo23-521stSenior
20.Andrew MartenCentral Michigan21-1331stJunior


141 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Yianni DiakomihalisCornellRSJunior
2.Jaydin EiermanIowa (Missouri transfer)RSSenior
3.Nick LeePenn State20-12ndSenior
4.Sebastian RiveraRutgers/ transfer Northwestern13-21st/133Senior
5.Real WoodsStanford19-13rdSophomore
6.Ian ParkerIowa State22-34thSenior
7Chad Red Jr.Nebraska19-76thSenior
8.Dom DemasOklahoma26-45thJunior
9.Kaid BrockOklahoma StateRSSenior
10.Joshua HeilCampbell29-48thSenior
11.Zachary ShermanNorth Carolina27-511thJunior
12.Dresden SimonCentral Michigan29-812thSenior
13.Michael BlockhusNorthern Iowa22-1013thSophomore
14.Grant LeethMissouri15-517thSenior
15.Tariq WilsonNC State24-615thSenior
16.DJ LlorenFresno State22-625thSenior
17.Cole MatthewsPittsburgh16-927thSophomore
18.Cody TrybusNavy26-921stSenior
19.Grant WillitsOregon State23-929thJunior
20.Matt KazimirColumbia26-928thJunior


149 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Austin O`ConnorNorth Carolina25-12ndJunior
2.Sammy SassoOhio State24-33rdSophomore
3.Brock MaullerMissouri29-14thJunior
4.Boo LewallenOklahoma State21-25thSenior
5.Brayton LeeMinnesota25-67thSophomore
6.Jarrett DegenIowa State16-48thSenior
7.Kanen StorrMichigan17-510thSenior
8.Andrew AlirezNorthern Colorado24-414thSophomore
9.Kizhan ClarkeAmerican37-715thSenior
10.Max MurinIowa16-37th/141Junior
11.Griffin ParriottPurdue16-1116thSenior
12.Jonathan MillnerAppalachian State31-418thJunior
13.Jarod VerkleerenPenn State17-819thJunior
14.Bryce AndonianVirginia Tech18-620thSophomore
15.Mitch MooreOklahoma (Va Tech transfer)17-818th/141Junior
16.Graham RooksIndiana16-1023rdSophomore
17.Yahya ThomasNorthwestern16-827thJunior
18.Alec HaganOhio31-1121stJunior
19.Tanner SmithChattanooga25-922ndJunior
20.Hunter RichardCornell25-1025thSenior


157 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Ryan DeakinNorthwestern21-01stSenior
2.Hayden HidlayNC State28-12ndSenior
3.David CarrIowa State18-13rdSophomore
4.Jesse DellavecchiaRider30-24thGrad
5.Quincy MondayPrinceton24-45thJunior
6.Kendall ColemanPurdue29-86thSophomore
7.Josh HumphreysLehigh20-57thJunior
8.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma State19-1211thJunior
9.Kaleb YoungIowa15-58thSenior
10.Jacori TeemerArizona State17-59thSophomore
11.Will LewanMichigan21-710thSophomore
12.Markus HartmanArmy West Point30-712thJunior
13.Anthony ArtalonaPenn14-6Inj.Junior
14.Peyton RobbNebraska20-613thSophomore
15.Jared FranekNorth Dakota State27-716thSophomore
16.Justin ThomasOklahoma21-917thSenior
17.Jarrett JacquesMissouri25-714thJunior
18.Justin RuffinSIU Edwardsville26-919thJunior
19.Jacob WrightFresno State25-825thJunior
20.Justin McCoyVirginia18-1327thSophomore


165 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Mehki LewisVirginia TechRSSophomore
2.Alex MarinelliIowa20-11stSenior
3.Shane GriffithStanford28-03rdSophomore
4.Travis WittlakeOklahoma State27-24thSophomore
5.Anthony ValenciaArizona State22-68th/174Senior
6.Tanner SkidgelNavy20-49thSenior
7.Thomas BullardNC State23-610thSenior
8.Jake WentzelPittsburgh18-711thSenior
9.Ethan SmithOhio State19-1312thJunior
10.Dan BraunagelIllinois23-915thSophomore
11.Zach HartmanBucknell27-816thJunior
12.Philip ConigliaroHarvard31-717thSophomore
13.Kennedy MondayNorth Carolina20-818thSenior
14.Grant CuomoPrinceton19-724thJunior
15.Jake TuckerMichigan State27-920th/157Senior
16.Izzak OlejnikNorthern Illinois19-1025thSophomore
17.Tanner CookSouth Dakota State22-422ndSophomore
18.Peyton MoccoMissouri27-1230thSophomore
19.Bailee O`ReillyMinnesota22-1128thJunior
20.Ricky StammHofstra22-927thSenior


174 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Michael KemererIowa15-12ndSenior
2.Logan MassaMichiganRSSenior
3.Mikey LabriolaNebraska20-1010thJunior
4.Kaleb RomeroOhio State19-76thJunior
5.Anthony MantanonaOklahoma21-79thJunior
6.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleyInj.Senior
7.Samuel ColbrayIowa State18-913thSenior
8.Anthony MontalvoOklahoma State25-69th/184Sophomore
9.Clay LauttNorth Carolina21-714thJunior
10.Daniel BullardNC State24-615thSenior
11.Gregg HarveyPittsburgh17-822ndSenior
12.Andrew McNallyKent State31-721stSenior
13.Hayden HastingsWyoming23-1029thJunior
14.Jacob OliverEdinboro25-624thJunior
15.Jackson HemauerFresno State10-8DNQJunior
16.Joe GrelloRutgersInj.Senior
17.Thomas FlitzAppalachian State30-1126thSenior
18.Austin KraisserCampbell27-8DNQSenior
19.Sage HeilerHofstra21-8DNQSenior
20.Michael O`MalleyDrexel19-928thSophomore


184 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Max DeanCornellRSJunior
2.Myles AmineMichiganRSGrad
3.Hunter BolenVirginia Tech24-22ndJunior
4.Aaron BrooksPenn State15-13rdSophomore
5Trent HidlayNC State23-45thSophomore
6.Lou DeprezBinghamton26-54thJunior
7.Nino BonaccorsiPittsburgh23-510thJunior
8.Taylor VenzNebraska20-87thSenior
9.Dakota GeerOklahoma State24-814th/197Senior
10.Abe AssadIowa22-711thSophomore
11.Chris WeilerWisconsin (Lehigh transfer)17-713thSenior
12.Rocky JordanOhio State29-914thSophomore
13.Zach BraunagelIllinois21-1015thSophomore
14.Brit WilsonNorthern Illinois21-319thJunior
15.Tanner HarveyAmerican24-816thSenior
16.Matthew WaddellChattanooga22-920thJunior
17.Jelani EmbreeMichigan16-1126thJunior
18.Marcus ColemanIowa State17-1123rdJunior
19.Alan ClothierNorthern Colorado26-827thSenior
20Travis StefanikPrinceton17-729thJunior


197 pounds

RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Noah AdamsWest Virginia32-02ndJunior
2.Eric SchultzNebraska23-43rdSenior
3.Ben DarmstadtCornell28-64thJunior
4.Jacob WarnerIowa20-45thJunior
5.Jay AielloVirginia27-47thSenior
6.Cameron CaffeyMichigan State27-76th/184Junior
7.Kordell NorfleetArizona State14-39thJunior
8.Greg BulsakClarion27-510thSenior
9.Tanner SloanSouth Dakota State21-611thSophomore
10.Nathan TraxlerStanford20-512thSenior
11.Lucas DavisonNorthwestern17-815thSophomore
12.Ethan LairdRider24-716thSenior
13.Jake WoodleyOklahoma20-918thJunior
14.Jake JakobsenLehigh16-922ndSenior
15.Stephen BuchananWyoming26-1326thSophomore
16.JT BrownArmy West Point21-920thJunior
17.Billy JanzerRutgers21-1021st/184Sophomore
18.Jacob SeelyNorthern Colorado18-925thSenior
19.Bryan McLaughlinDrexel17-1733rdJunior
20.Wyatt KoellingMissouri20-723rdSenior



RankNameSchool’20 W-L’20 NCAAYear
1.Gable StevesonMinnesota15-01stJunior
2.Mason ParrisMichigan28-12ndJunior
3.Tony CassioppiIowa20-33rdSophomore
4.Matt StencelCentral Michigan30-45thSenior
5.Trent HillgerWisconsin23-66thJunior
6.Tate OrndorffOhio State (Utah Valley transfer)18-48thJunior
7.Zach ElamMissouriRSSophomore
8.Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvard30-810thSophomore
9Gannon GremmelIowa State26-811thSenior
10.Brian AndrewsWyoming30-713thSenior
11.Carter IsleyNorthern Iowa20-1014thSenior
12.Dalton RobertsonNorthern Colorado17-816thSenior
13.John BorstVirginia Tech21-918thJunior
14.Christian LanceNebraska10-7Res.Senior
15.A.J. NevillsFresno StateRSJunior
16.Deonte WilsonNC State19-922ndJunior
17.Brandon MetzNorth Dakota State22-1020thJunior
18.Ben SullivanArmy West Point16-824thJunior
19.Quinn MillerVirginia19-723rdJunior
20.Jon SpauldingEdinboro26-925thSenior



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