Missouri & Illinois make big jumps in WIN’s Jan. 18 rankings

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Updated: January 18, 2021

NEWTON, Iowa — The wrestling programs at Missouri and Illinois made the most notable jumps in the Jan. 18 national rankings by WIN Magazine.

The Tigers, with nine ranked wrestlers, moved up two spots to No. 5 in WIN’s dual ranks by collecting a pair of road wins over Iowa State and Northern Iowa to remain unbeaten (7-0) in this season that will consist of only dual meets. Meanwhile the Illini — unranked a week ago — defeated both Ohio State and Wisconsin to improve to 3-0 and now feature six wrestlers in WIN’s individual rankings. Illini heavyweight Luke Luffman also joined the national rankings (No. 11) after he collected victories over the Buckeyes’ Tate Orndorff and the Badgers’ Trent Hillger.

The University of Iowa, coming off a 31-6 home victory over Nebraska in its season-opener last Friday, remained the No. 1 team in both WIN’s dual rankings and Tournament Power Index, which is compiled by tallying the potential NCAA points associated with individual rankings. The Hawkeyes, with all 10 wrestlers rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, have 133 TPI points. The only change to the Iowa lineup saw sophomore Nelson Brands, coming off a victory over Nebraska’s Taylor Venz, replace teammate Abe Assad and move to No. 7 in the individual rankings.

The remaining top 4 teams — Penn State, Michigan and Oklahoma State — remain the same in WIN’s team rankings and each team features nine ranked wrestlers.

Penn State, which saw its season-opener last Friday postponed because of COVID issues, remains No. 2 in the Dual rankings and No. 4 in WIN’s TPI with 67.5 points. Five of the Nittany Lions are ranked in the Top 8, including redshirt freshmen Greg Kerklvliet (No. 5 at heavyweight) and Carter Starocci (No. 6 at 174).

Michigan and Oklahoma State are ranked No. 3 and 4, respectively, in both team rankings.  The Wolverines, coming off a win over Indiana, improved to 3-0 on the season and feature five in the Top 8, including a pair of All-Americans — Stevan Micic (133) and Myles Amine (184) — who have yet to compete this season.

The Cowboys, now 4-0 after victories over SIU-Edwardsville and Little Rock, feature six Top-8 wrestlers, including top-ranked Daton Fix, who has yet to wrestle for the Cowboys this winter.

The following are WIN’s team and individual rankings. The TPI points are awarded for individual rankings; 20 for 1st place, 16 for 2nd, 13.5 for 3rd, 12.5 for 4th, 10 for 5th, 9 for 6th, 6.5 for 7th and 5.5 for 8th. Wrestlers ranked 9-12 earn two points each, followed by 1.5 points for wrestlers ranked 13-16 and 1 point for those ranked 17-20.

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18 Tournament Power Index

Rk. School Total Rank Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Iowa 10 10 133
2. Michigan 9 5 80.5
3. Oklahoma State 9 6 74.5
4. Penn State 9 5 67.5
5. Nebraska 8 3 49.5
6. NC State 8 3 46
7. Iowa State 7 5 45.5
8. Virginia Tech 6 2 43
9. Arizona State 7 3 38.5
10. Ohio State 5 2 34.5
11. North Carolina 6 2 32.5
12t. Missouri 9 2 31.5
12t. Pitt 5 3 31.5
14. Purdue 6 2 31
15. Northwestern 4 2 30
16t. Central Michigan 2 2 26
16t. Minnesota 5 1 26
18. Rutgers 4 2 22.5
19. Michigan State 3 2 21
20. West Virginia 1 1 20
21t. Stanford 4 1 18
21t. Virginia 6 1 18
23. Oklahoma 6 1 17
24. Lehigh 3 2 15.5
25t. Northern Colorado 4 1 13.5
25t, Rider 2 1 13.5
27t. Illinois 6 0 12
27t. Wisconsin 2 2 12
29. Utah Valley 2 1 11.5
30. Binghamton 1 1 10
31. Navy 3 1 9.5
32. Northern Iowa 3 1 9
33. South Dakota State 3 1 8.5
34t. Clarion 1 1 6.5
34t. Duke 1 1 6.5
36t. Bucknell 1 1 5.5
36t. Wyoming 4 0 5.5
38. Army West Point 4 0 4.5
39. Oregon State 3 0 4
40. Appalachian State 2 0 3.5
41t. Campbell 2 0 3
41t. Fresno State 2 0 3
43t. American U. 2 0 2.5
43t. Indiana 2 0 2.5
43t. North Dakota State 2 0 2.5
46. Kent State 1 0 2
47t. Buffalo 1 0 1.5
47t Northern Illinois 1 0 1.5
49t. Drexel 1 0 1
49t. George Mason 1 0 1
49t. Ohio 1 0 1

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18, 2021 Team Dual Rankings

Rk. School W-L Previous
1. Iowa 1-0 1st
2. Penn State 0-0 2nd
3. Michigan 3-0 3rd
4. Oklahoma State 4-0 5th
5. Missouri 7-0 7th
6. Nebraska 1-1 4th
7. NC State 3-0 6th
8. Virginia Tech 4-0 9th
9. Arizona State 2-0 11th
10. Illinois 3-0 NR
11. Ohio State 1-1 8th
12. Iowa State 3-1 10th
13. Minnesota 2-1 12th
14. Pitt 3-0 13th
15. North Carolina 1-0 14th
16. Purdue 1-0 16th
17. Navy 2-1 NR
18. Rutgers 0-1 15th
19. Oklahoma 2-1 19th
20. Stanford 0-0 18th
21. Northern Iowa 2-1 21st
22. Northern Colorado 3-0 22nd
23. Army-West Point 1-0 23rd
24. Wisconsin 0-2 20th
25. Northwestern 0-1 24th

 

 

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt Name School Year Previous
1. Spencer Lee Iowa Senior 1st
2. Devin Schroder Purdue Senior 3rd
3. Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan Senior 4th
4. Brandon Courtney Arizona State Junior 6th
5. Rayvon Foley Michigan State Junior 2nd
6. Jakob Camacho NC State Sophomore 7th
7. Michael DeAugustino Northwestern Sophomore 5th
8. Alex Mackall Iowa State Senior 8th
9. Dylan Ragusin Michigan Freshman 9th
10. Liam Cronin Nebraska Senior 10th
11. Justin Cardani Illinois Sophomore 11th
12. Sam Latona Virginia Tech RS Freshman 12th
13. Trevor Mastrogiovanni Oklahoma State Freshman 13th
14. Taylor Lamont Utah Valley Junior 15th
15. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sophomore 17th
16 Brody Teske Northern Iowa RS Freshman 20th
17. Brock Hudkins Indiana Senior 16th
18. Connor Brown Missouri Junior 14th
19. Cage Curry American U. Senior NR
20. Jaret Lane Lehigh Junior NR

 

133 pounds

Wt Name School Year Previous
1. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sophomore 1st
2. Stevan Micic Michigan Grad. 2nd
3. Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Junior 3rd
4. Austin DeSanto Iowa Senior 4th
5. Mickey Phillippi Pittsburgh Junior 5th
6. Michael McGee Arizona State Junior 6th
7. Sammy Alvarez Rutgers Sophomore NR
8. Brandon Paetzell Lehigh Senior 7th
9. Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Senior 8th
10. Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado Sophomore 9th
11. Matt Schmitt Missouri Grad. 10th
12. Jack Skudlarczyk Northern Iowa Junior 12th
13. Zach Price South Dakota St. Sophomore 13th
14. Devan Turner Oregon State Senior 14th
15. Jarrett Trombley NC State Sophomore 15th
16. Jamie Hernandez North Carolina Junior 16th
17. Louie Hayes Virginia Senior 17th
18. Anthony Madrigal Oklahoma Junior 11th
19. Andrew Wert Army Sophomore 19th
20 Mario Guillen Ohio Senior 20th

 

141 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Jaydin Eierman Iowa Senior 1st
2. Nick Lee Penn State Senior 2nd
3. Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Grad. 3rd
4. Chad Red Jr. Nebraska Senior 5th
5. Dom Demas Oklahoma Junior 6th
6. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Senior 7th
7. Allen Hart Missouri Junior 10th
8. Ian Parker Iowa State Senior 4th
9. Zachary Sherman North Carolina Junior 8th
10. Tariq Wilson NC State Senior 9th
11. Dylan Duncan Illinois Senior 11th
12. Cody Trybus Navy Senior 12th
13. D.J. Loren Fresno State Senior 13th
14. Cole Matthews Pittsburgh Sophomore 14th
15. Grant Willits Oregon State Junior 15th
16. Derek Spann Buffalo Senior 16th
17. Parker Filius Purdue Junior 17th
18. Pete Lipari Arizona State Senior 18th
19. Alex Madrigal George Mason Senior 19th
20. Brian Courtney Virginia Junior 20th

 

149 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Austin O`Connor North Carolina Junior 1st
2. Sammy Sasso Ohio State Sophomore 2nd
3. Brock Mauller Missouri Junior 3rd
4. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Senior 4th
5. Jarrett Degen Iowa State Senior 5th
6. Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado Sophomore 6th
7. Kanen Storr Michigan Senior 7th
8. Max Murin Iowa Junior 8th
9. Mike Carr Illinois Junior 9th
10. Griffin Parriott Purdue Senior 10th
11. Jarod Verkleeren Penn State Junior 11th
12. Jonathan Millner Appalachian State Junior 12th
13. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sophomore 13th
14. Yahya Thomas Northwestern Junior 14th
15. Graham Rooks Indiana Sophomore 15th
16. Jaden Abas Stanford RS Freshman 16th
17. Joshua Heil Campbell Senior 17th
18. Mitch Moore Oklahoma Junior 18th
19. Brock Hardy Nebraska Freshman NR
20. Casey Cobb Navy Senior NR

 

157 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Ryan Deakin Northwestern Senior 1st
2. Hayden Hidlay NC State Senior 2nd
3. David Carr Iowa State Sophomore 3rd
4. Jesse Dellavecchia Rider Grad 4th
5. Kendall Coleman Purdue Sophomore 5th
6. Josh Humphreys Lehigh Junior 6th
7. Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State Junior 7th
8. Kaleb Young Iowa Senior 8th
9. Brayton Lee Minnesota Sophomore 9th
10. Will Lewan Michigan Sophomore 10th
11. Justin Thomas Oklahoma Senior 12th
12. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sophomore 13th
13. Jarrett Jacques Missouri Junior 14th
14. Brady Berge Penn State Junior NR
15. Jared Franek North Dakota St. Sophomore 15th
16. Markus Hartman Army West Point Junior 11th
17. Hunter Willits Oregon State Junior 19th
18. Justin McCoy Virginia Sophomore 18th
19. Jacob Wright Wyoming Junior 17th
20. Tyler Eischens Stanford Sophomore 20th

 

 

165 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech Sophomore 1st
2. Alex Marinelli Iowa Senior 2nd
3. Shane Griffith Stanford Sophomore 3rd
4. Travis Wittlake Oklahoma State Sophomore 4th
5. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Senior 5th
6. Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh Senior 6th
7. Tanner Skidgel Navy Senior 7th
8. Zach Hartman Bucknell Junior 9th
9. Dan Braunagel Illinois Sophomore 11th
10. Ethan Smith Ohio State Junior NR
11. Kennedy Monday North Carolina Senior 12th
12. Keegan O’Toole Missouri Freshman 16th
13. Andrew Sparks Minnesota Freshman 17th
14. Jake Keating Virginia Senior NR
15. Thomas Bullard NC State Senior 8th
16. Tanner Cook South Dakota State Sophomore 15th
17. Peyton Robb Nebraska Sophomore 18th
18. Joe Lee Penn State RS Freshman 19th
19. Cameron Amine Michigan RS Freshman 20th
20. Jake Tucker Michigan State Senior 13th

 

174 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Michael Kemerer Iowa Grad. 1st
2. Logan Massa Michigan Senior 2nd
3. Mikey Labriola Nebraska Junior 3rd
4. Kaleb Romero Ohio State Junior 4th
5. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Senior 5th
6. Carter Starocci Penn State RS Freshman 6th
7. Matt Finesilver Duke Junior 7th
8. Devin Kane North Carolina Senior 8th
9. Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh Senior 9th
10. Daniel Bullard NC State Senior 10th
11. Andrew McNally Kent State Senior 11th
12. Trey Munoz Arizona State RS Freshmen 12th
13. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Freshman 13th
14. Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma Junior 14th
15. Jackson Hemauer Northern Colorado Junior 15th
16. Thomas Flitz Appalachian State Senior 16th
17. Emil Soehnlen Purdue Sophomore 17th
18. Joe Grello Rutgers Grad. 18th
19. Michael O`Malley Drexel Sophomore 19th
20. Jake Allar Minnesota Junior NR

 

184 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Myles Amine Michigan Grad 1st
2. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech Junior 2nd
3. Aaron Brooks Penn State Sophomore 3rd
4 Trent Hidlay NC State Sophomore 4th
5. Lou Deprez Binghamton Junior 5th
6. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Senior 7th
7. Nelson Brands Iowa Sophomore NR
8 Chris Weiler Wisconsin Senior 9th
9. Zach Braunagel Illinois Sophomore 11th
10. Rocky Jordan Ohio State Sophomore 10th
11. Taylor Venz Nebraska Senior 6th
12. Andrew Morgan Campbell Senior NR
13. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois Junior 12th
14. Tanner Harvey American Senior 14th
15. Clay Lautt North Carolina Junior 15th
16. Jeremiah Kent Missouri Sophomore 18th
17. Jelani Embree Michigan Junior 16th
18. Sam Colbray Iowa State Senior 17th
19. Tate Samuelson Wyoming Junior 19th
20. Max Lyon Purdue Senior 20th

 

197 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Noah Adams West Virginia Junior 1st
2. Eric Schultz Nebraska Senior 2nd
3. Jacob Warner Iowa Junior 3rd
4. Jay Aiello Virginia Senior 4th
5. Cameron Caffey Michigan State Junior 5th
6. Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Junior 6th
7. Greg Bulsak Clarion Senior 7th
8. Tanner Sloan South Dakota St. Sophomore 8th
9. Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Junior 9th
10. Nathan Traxler Stanford Senior 10th
11. Lucas Davison Northwestern Sophomore 11th
12. A.J. Ferrari Oklahoma State Freshman 12th
13. Jake Woodley Oklahoma Junior 13th
14. Rocky Elam Missouri Freshman 15th
15. Stephen Buchanan Wyoming Sophomore 16th
16. Billy Janzer Rutgers Sophomore 17th
17. JT Brown Army West Point Junior 19th
18. Michael Beard Penn State RS Freshman 20th
19. Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Senior 18th
20. Yonger Bastida Iowa State Freshman NR

 

Heavyweight

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Gable Steveson Minnesota Junior 1st
2. Mason Parris Michigan Junior 2nd
3. Tony Cassioppi Iowa Sophomore 3rd
4. Matt Stencel Central Michigan Senior 4th
5. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State RS Freshman 8th
6 Gannon Gremmel Iowa State Senior 9th
7. Trent Hillger Wisconsin Junior 5th
8. Carter Isley Northern Iowa Senior 10th
9. Tate Orndorff Ohio State Junior 6th
10. Zach Elam Missouri Sophomore 7th
11. Luke Luffman Illinois Sophomore NR
12 Brian Andrews Wyoming Senior 11th
13. John Borst Virginia Tech Junior 12th
14. Christian Lance Nebraska Senior 13th
15. A.J. Nevills Fresno State Junior 14th
16. Deonte Wilson NC State Junior 15th
17. Brandon Metz North Dakota State Junior 16th
18. Ben Sullivan Army West Point Junior 17th
19. Ethan Laird Rider Senior 18th
20. Quinn Miller Virginia Junior 19th

 

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