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

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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. School Total Ranked Top-8 Ranked TPI Points
1. Iowa 10 10 114
2. Michigan 8 5 72.5
3. Cornell 5 4 68
4. Oklahoma State 7 5 56
5. Nebraska 8 5 52.5
6. Iowa State 8 5 48.5
7t. Ohio State 5 3 41.5
7t. NC State 8 3 41.5
9. Penn State 4 3 40
10. Virginia Tech 4 2 36.5
11. Rutgers 4 2 35
12. Minnesota 4 2 32
13. Northwestern 4 2 29.5
14. Princeton 4 2 28.5
15. Missouri 7 2 26
16t. North Carolina 4 1 25.5
16t. Stanford 3 2 25.5
18. Central Michigan 4 2 24.5
19. Pittsburgh 5 3 24
20. Michigan State 3 2 23
21t. Oklahoma 6 2 22
21t. Arizona State 5 2 22
23. Purdue 3 2 21
24. West Virginia 1 1 20
25. Rider 2 1 14.5
26. Lehigh 3 2 13.5
27t. Virginia 3 1 12
27t. Wisconsin 2 1 12
29. Northern Colorado 5 1 11.5
30. Utah Valley 2 1 11
31. Binghamton 2 1 10.5
32. Navy 2 1 10
33. Harvard 2 1 7.5
34t. Clarion 1 1 5.5
34t. Fresno State 4 0 5.5
36t. American U. 3 0 5
36t. Northern Iowa 3 0 5
36t. Wyoming 3 0 5
39t. Army West Point 3 0 4.5
39t. Illinois 3 0 4.5
41. Chattanooga 3 0 3.5
42t. Appalachian State 2 0 3
42t. Campbell 2 0 3
42t. Indiana 2 0 3
42t. Lock Haven 2 0 3
42t. Northern Illinois 2 0 3
42t. Oregon State 2 0 3
42t. South Dakota State 2 0 3
49t. Edinboro 2 0 2.5
49t. North Dakota State 2 0 2.5
51t. Drexel 2 0 2
51t. Bucknell 1 0 2
51t. Columbia 2 0 2
51t. Hofstra 2 0 2
51t. Kent State 1 0 2
56. Penn 1 0 1.5
57t. Buffalo 1 0 1
57t. Drexel 1 0 1
57t. Ohio U. 1 0 1
57t. SIU-Edwardsville 1 0 1

 

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

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Spencer Lee Iowa 18-0 1st Senior
2. Pat Glory Princeton 24-0 2nd Junior
3. Vito Arujau Cornell RS Sophomore
4. Rayvon Foley Michigan State RS Junior
5. Devin Schroder Purdue 26-5 5th Senior
6. Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan 31-3 6th Senior
7. Michael DeAugustino Northwestern 21-8 8th Sophomore
8. Brandon Paetzell Lehigh 21-3 7th Senior
9. Brandon Courtney Arizona State 25-5 9th Junior
10. Jakob Camacho NC State 20-6 10th Sophomore
11. Alex Mackall Iowa State 19-7 12th Senior
12. Luke Werner Lock Haven 30-5 13th Senior
13. Jack Medley Michigan 19-12 14th Junior
14. Brock Hudkins Indiana 10-2 Inj. Senior
15. Gage Curry American 30-9 20th Senior
16. Liam Cronin Nebraska (Indiana transfer ) 17-13 22nd Senior
17. Justin Cardani Illinois 16-10 21st Sophomore
18. Joe Manchio Columbia 25-11 23rd Junior
19. Patrick McKee Minnesota 17-8 24th Sophomore
20. Fabian Gutierrez Chattanooga 18-9 25th Senior

 

133 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Nick Suriano Rutgers RS Junior
2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State RS Sophomore
3. Stevan Micic Michigan RS Senior
4. Roman Bravo-Young Penn State 19-2 5th Junior
5. Austin DeSanto Iowa 17-4 6th Senior
6. Mickey Phillippi Pittsburgh 25-1 4th Junior
7. Ridge Lovett Nebraska 17-8 14th Sophomore
8. Austin Gomez Iowa State RS Junior
9. Devan Turner Oregon State 26-9 12th Senior
10. Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado 23-10 15th Sophomore
11. Anthony Madrigal Oklahoma 21-9 16th Junior
12. Taylor LaMont Utah Valley 17-7 17th Junior
13. Matt Schmitt Missouri (W. Virginia transfer) RS Junior
14. Jack Skudlarczyk Northern Iowa 15-13 25th Junior
15. Zack Trampe Binghamton 12-3 26th Junior
16. Michael McGee Arizona State (Old Dom. Transfer) RS Junior
17. Jarrett Trombley NC State 20-9 27th Sophomore
18. Cole Manley Lock Haven RS Junior
19. Derek Spann Buffalo 23-5 21st Senior
20. Andrew Marten Central Michigan 21-13 31st Junior

 

141 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell RS Junior
2. Jaydin Eierman Iowa (Missouri transfer) RS Senior
3. Nick Lee Penn State 20-1 2nd Senior
4. Sebastian Rivera Rutgers/ transfer Northwestern 13-2 1st/133 Senior
5. Real Woods Stanford 19-1 3rd Sophomore
6. Ian Parker Iowa State 22-3 4th Senior
7 Chad Red Jr. Nebraska 19-7 6th Senior
8. Dom Demas Oklahoma 26-4 5th Junior
9. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State RS Senior
10. Joshua Heil Campbell 29-4 8th Senior
11. Zachary Sherman North Carolina 27-5 11th Junior
12. Dresden Simon Central Michigan 29-8 12th Senior
13. Michael Blockhus Northern Iowa 22-10 13th Sophomore
14. Grant Leeth Missouri 15-5 17th Senior
15. Tariq Wilson NC State 24-6 15th Senior
16. DJ Lloren Fresno State 22-6 25th Senior
17. Cole Matthews Pittsburgh 16-9 27th Sophomore
18. Cody Trybus Navy 26-9 21st Senior
19. Grant Willits Oregon State 23-9 29th Junior
20. Matt Kazimir Columbia 26-9 28th Junior

 

149 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Austin O`Connor North Carolina 25-1 2nd Junior
2. Sammy Sasso Ohio State 24-3 3rd Sophomore
3. Brock Mauller Missouri 29-1 4th Junior
4. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State 21-2 5th Senior
5. Brayton Lee Minnesota 25-6 7th Sophomore
6. Jarrett Degen Iowa State 16-4 8th Senior
7. Kanen Storr Michigan 17-5 10th Senior
8. Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado 24-4 14th Sophomore
9. Kizhan Clarke American 37-7 15th Senior
10. Max Murin Iowa 16-3 7th/141 Junior
11. Griffin Parriott Purdue 16-11 16th Senior
12. Jonathan Millner Appalachian State 31-4 18th Junior
13. Jarod Verkleeren Penn State 17-8 19th Junior
14. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech 18-6 20th Sophomore
15. Mitch Moore Oklahoma (Va Tech transfer) 17-8 18th/141 Junior
16. Graham Rooks Indiana 16-10 23rd Sophomore
17. Yahya Thomas Northwestern 16-8 27th Junior
18. Alec Hagan Ohio 31-11 21st Junior
19. Tanner Smith Chattanooga 25-9 22nd Junior
20. Hunter Richard Cornell 25-10 25th Senior

 

157 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Ryan Deakin Northwestern 21-0 1st Senior
2. Hayden Hidlay NC State 28-1 2nd Senior
3. David Carr Iowa State 18-1 3rd Sophomore
4. Jesse Dellavecchia Rider 30-2 4th Grad
5. Quincy Monday Princeton 24-4 5th Junior
6. Kendall Coleman Purdue 29-8 6th Sophomore
7. Josh Humphreys Lehigh 20-5 7th Junior
8. Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State 19-12 11th Junior
9. Kaleb Young Iowa 15-5 8th Senior
10. Jacori Teemer Arizona State 17-5 9th Sophomore
11. Will Lewan Michigan 21-7 10th Sophomore
12. Markus Hartman Army West Point 30-7 12th Junior
13. Anthony Artalona Penn 14-6 Inj. Junior
14. Peyton Robb Nebraska 20-6 13th Sophomore
15. Jared Franek North Dakota State 27-7 16th Sophomore
16. Justin Thomas Oklahoma 21-9 17th Senior
17. Jarrett Jacques Missouri 25-7 14th Junior
18. Justin Ruffin SIU Edwardsville 26-9 19th Junior
19. Jacob Wright Fresno State 25-8 25th Junior
20. Justin McCoy Virginia 18-13 27th Sophomore

 

165 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Mehki Lewis Virginia Tech RS Sophomore
2. Alex Marinelli Iowa 20-1 1st Senior
3. Shane Griffith Stanford 28-0 3rd Sophomore
4. Travis Wittlake Oklahoma State 27-2 4th Sophomore
5. Anthony Valencia Arizona State 22-6 8th/174 Senior
6. Tanner Skidgel Navy 20-4 9th Senior
7. Thomas Bullard NC State 23-6 10th Senior
8. Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh 18-7 11th Senior
9. Ethan Smith Ohio State 19-13 12th Junior
10. Dan Braunagel Illinois 23-9 15th Sophomore
11. Zach Hartman Bucknell 27-8 16th Junior
12. Philip Conigliaro Harvard 31-7 17th Sophomore
13. Kennedy Monday North Carolina 20-8 18th Senior
14. Grant Cuomo Princeton 19-7 24th Junior
15. Jake Tucker Michigan State 27-9 20th/157 Senior
16. Izzak Olejnik Northern Illinois 19-10 25th Sophomore
17. Tanner Cook South Dakota State 22-4 22nd Sophomore
18. Peyton Mocco Missouri 27-12 30th Sophomore
19. Bailee O`Reilly Minnesota 22-11 28th Junior
20. Ricky Stamm Hofstra 22-9 27th Senior

 

174 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Michael Kemerer Iowa 15-1 2nd Senior
2. Logan Massa Michigan RS Senior
3. Mikey Labriola Nebraska 20-10 10th Junior
4. Kaleb Romero Ohio State 19-7 6th Junior
5. Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma 21-7 9th Junior
6. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Inj. Senior
7. Samuel Colbray Iowa State 18-9 13th Senior
8. Anthony Montalvo Oklahoma State 25-6 9th/184 Sophomore
9. Clay Lautt North Carolina 21-7 14th Junior
10. Daniel Bullard NC State 24-6 15th Senior
11. Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh 17-8 22nd Senior
12. Andrew McNally Kent State 31-7 21st Senior
13. Hayden Hastings Wyoming 23-10 29th Junior
14. Jacob Oliver Edinboro 25-6 24th Junior
15. Jackson Hemauer Fresno State 10-8 DNQ Junior
16. Joe Grello Rutgers Inj. Senior
17. Thomas Flitz Appalachian State 30-11 26th Senior
18. Austin Kraisser Campbell 27-8 DNQ Senior
19. Sage Heiler Hofstra 21-8 DNQ Senior
20. Michael O`Malley Drexel 19-9 28th Sophomore

 

184 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Max Dean Cornell RS Junior
2. Myles Amine Michigan RS Grad
3. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech 24-2 2nd Junior
4. Aaron Brooks Penn State 15-1 3rd Sophomore
5 Trent Hidlay NC State 23-4 5th Sophomore
6. Lou Deprez Binghamton 26-5 4th Junior
7. Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh 23-5 10th Junior
8. Taylor Venz Nebraska 20-8 7th Senior
9. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State 24-8 14th/197 Senior
10. Abe Assad Iowa 22-7 11th Sophomore
11. Chris Weiler Wisconsin (Lehigh transfer) 17-7 13th Senior
12. Rocky Jordan Ohio State 29-9 14th Sophomore
13. Zach Braunagel Illinois 21-10 15th Sophomore
14. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois 21-3 19th Junior
15. Tanner Harvey American 24-8 16th Senior
16. Matthew Waddell Chattanooga 22-9 20th Junior
17. Jelani Embree Michigan 16-11 26th Junior
18. Marcus Coleman Iowa State 17-11 23rd Junior
19. Alan Clothier Northern Colorado 26-8 27th Senior
20 Travis Stefanik Princeton 17-7 29th Junior

 

197 pounds

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Noah Adams West Virginia 32-0 2nd Junior
2. Eric Schultz Nebraska 23-4 3rd Senior
3. Ben Darmstadt Cornell 28-6 4th Junior
4. Jacob Warner Iowa 20-4 5th Junior
5. Jay Aiello Virginia 27-4 7th Senior
6. Cameron Caffey Michigan State 27-7 6th/184 Junior
7. Kordell Norfleet Arizona State 14-3 9th Junior
8. Greg Bulsak Clarion 27-5 10th Senior
9. Tanner Sloan South Dakota State 21-6 11th Sophomore
10. Nathan Traxler Stanford 20-5 12th Senior
11. Lucas Davison Northwestern 17-8 15th Sophomore
12. Ethan Laird Rider 24-7 16th Senior
13. Jake Woodley Oklahoma 20-9 18th Junior
14. Jake Jakobsen Lehigh 16-9 22nd Senior
15. Stephen Buchanan Wyoming 26-13 26th Sophomore
16. JT Brown Army West Point 21-9 20th Junior
17. Billy Janzer Rutgers 21-10 21st/184 Sophomore
18. Jacob Seely Northern Colorado 18-9 25th Senior
19. Bryan McLaughlin Drexel 17-17 33rd Junior
20. Wyatt Koelling Missouri 20-7 23rd Senior

 

Heavyweight

Rank Name School ’20 W-L ’20 NCAA Year
1. Gable Steveson Minnesota 15-0 1st Junior
2. Mason Parris Michigan 28-1 2nd Junior
3. Tony Cassioppi Iowa 20-3 3rd Sophomore
4. Matt Stencel Central Michigan 30-4 5th Senior
5. Trent Hillger Wisconsin 23-6 6th Junior
6. Tate Orndorff Ohio State (Utah Valley transfer) 18-4 8th Junior
7. Zach Elam Missouri RS Sophomore
8. Yaraslau Slavikouski Harvard 30-8 10th Sophomore
9 Gannon Gremmel Iowa State 26-8 11th Senior
10. Brian Andrews Wyoming 30-7 13th Senior
11. Carter Isley Northern Iowa 20-10 14th Senior
12. Dalton Robertson Northern Colorado 17-8 16th Senior
13. John Borst Virginia Tech 21-9 18th Junior
14. Christian Lance Nebraska 10-7 Res. Senior
15. A.J. Nevills Fresno State RS Junior
16. Deonte Wilson NC State 19-9 22nd Junior
17. Brandon Metz North Dakota State 22-10 20th Junior
18. Ben Sullivan Army West Point 16-8 24th Junior
19. Quinn Miller Virginia 19-7 23rd Junior
20. Jon Spaulding Edinboro 26-9 25th Senior

 

 

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