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Marinelli & Bolen new No. 1s; Nebraska moves up to No. 2 in TPI

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Updated: February 15, 2021

Photo: Iowa’s Alex Marinelli (left) and Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen are now ranked No. 1 at 165 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively, in WIN’s Feb. 15 rankings

NEWTON, IOWA — Iowa’s Alex Marinelli and Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen have taken over the top spots at 165 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively, in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 15 NCAA Division I rankings, based on action that happened last week.

With Marinelli moving up, the Hawkeyes — who were put on a COVID pause and were unable to compete last weekend — now have four wrestlers ranked No. 1 among the ten weight classes; joining Spencer Lee (125), Jaydin Eierman (149) and Michael Kemerer (174). With these changes, Iowa has increased its lead in WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 144 points. Overall, Iowa, which also ranks No. 1 in WIN’s Dual Team rankings with a 5-0 record, feature 10 ranked wrestlers, including nine in the Top 8 of their weight class.

Bolen moves into the top spot at 184 after Michigan’s top-ranked Myles Amine weighed in and competed at 197 pounds this past weekend in the team’s dual against Penn State. Amine, having already qualified for the Olympic Games for San Marino at 189 pounds, likely is preparing his body for Olympic preparation training while also wrestling the collegiate season.

The TPI suggests how many NCAA points that a school could produce in the 2021 national tournament that will take place March 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo. The following is a point breakdown of the TPI, based on a wrestler’s ranking: 20 for 1st, 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.

The other five top-ranked wrestlers include Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix (133), North Carolina’s Austin O’Connor (149), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (Hwt).

Nebraska, which features seven ranked wrestlers and four in the Top 8, has moved into No. 2 in the TPI with 65.5 points; just edging Penn State that has nine ranked wrestlers, four in the Top 8, for 65 points.

The Nittany Lions, coming off an 18-13 road victory over Michigan is in second place in WIN’s dual-team rankings.

Meanwhile, less than six points separate the next five schools in WIN’s TPI as Arizona State, fresh off a pair of wins over Iowa State and Northern Iowa, is ranked No. 4 with 57 points. The Sun Devils are followed by No. 5 NC State (54), No. 6 Oklahoma State (53.5), Virginia Tech (53) and Michigan (51.5).

Seven wrestlers are new to this week’s WIN rankings: Virginia’s Michael Battista (184) and Quinn Miller (Hwt); Iowa State’s Zach Redding (133), Army’s P.J. Ogunsanya (149), Northern Illinois’ Mason Kaufmann (174), North Carolina’s Clay Lautt (174) and Campbell’s Austin Murphy (174).

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 15, 2021 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
1.Iowa109144
2.Nebraska7465.5
3.Penn State9465
4.Arizona State8557
5.NC State9554
6.Oklahoma State8353.5
7.Virginia Tech6453
8.Michigan7451.5
9.Iowa State7441.5
10.Missouri9339.5
11.Ohio State6236
12.Minnesota5234.5
13t.Central Michigan3230
13t.Northwestern5230
15.North Carolina6128.5
16.Pitt4226
17t.Northern Illinois4323.5
17t.Rutgers3223.5
19.Illinois7220.5
20.Stanford3118.5
21.South Dakota State4118
22.Rider2114
23t.Binghamton2113.5
23t.Lehigh4213.5
25.Wyoming5113
26.Oklahoma5112
27t.Northern Colorado2111.5
27t.Purdue4111.5
29t.Navy2111
29t.Utah Valley2111
29t.Wisconsin2111
32.Virginia799.5
33t.Bucknell217.5
33t.Northern Illinois217.5
35t.Duke116.5
35t.West Virginia216.5
37t.Appalachian State304.5
37t.Indiana304.5
39.Michigan State204
40.Army West Point303
41t.American U.202.5
41t.Oregon State202.5
43t.Campbell202
43t.Clarion102
43t.Fresno State102
46t.Cal Poly101.5
46t.North Dakota State101.5
48t.Buffalo101
48t.Chattanooga101
48t.Drexel101
48t.Ohio101
     

 

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 15, 2021 Team Dual Rankings

 

Rk.SchoolW-LPreviousUpcoming Action
1.Iowa5-01stvs. Northwestern (2/19); at Wisconsin (2/21)
2.Penn State4-02ndat Ohio State (2/19); Maryland (2/22)
3.Michigan4-13rdat Michigan State (2/19)
4.Oklahoma State9-04thvs Oklahoma (2/21)
5.Missouri10-05thoff until Feb. 26-27 MAC Tournament
6.Nebraska6-16that Illinois (2/21)
7.Virginia Tech9-07thoff until Feb. 28 ACC Tournament
8.NC State6-18thoff until Feb. 28 ACC Tournament
9.Arizona State6-09thoff until Feb. 28 Pac-12 Tournament
10Minnesota6-210thvs Northwestern (2/21)
11.Illinois5-211thvs. Nebraska (2/21)
12.Ohio State5-312thvs. Penn State (2/19)
13.Iowa State9-313that West Virginia (2/19)
14.North Carolina5-214th`off until Feb. 28 ACC Tournament
15.Navy5-115thoff until Feb. 26 EIWA Tournament
16.Pitt3-416thoff until Feb. 28 ACC Tournament
17.Wisconsin1-617thvs. Iowa (2/21)
18.Purdue3-518thvs. Indiana (2/22)
19.Northern Iowa4-419thoff until March 6-7 Big Ten Tournament
20.Oklahoma5-420that Oklahoma State (2/21)
21.Rutgers0-421stat Maryland (2/19)
22.Northwestern2-522ndat Iowa (2/19); at Minnesota (2/21)
23.Virginia3-323rdoff until Feb. 28 ACC Tournament
24.Michigan State2-424thvs. Michigan (2/19)
25.Binghamton3-125thoff until Feb. 26 EIWA Tournament

 

WIN Magazine’s Feb. 15, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

WtNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Spencer LeeIowaSenior1st
2.Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganSenior2nd
3.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJunior3rd
4.Liam CroninNebraskaSenior5th
5.Sam LatonaVirginia TechRS Freshman6th
6.Jakob CamachoNC StateSophomore7th
7.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternSophomore4th
8Brody TeskeNorthern IowaRS Freshman9th
9.Dylan RagusinMichiganFreshman8th
10.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateJunior12th
11.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateJunior13th
12.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSophomore10th
13.Justin CardaniIllinoisSophomore14th
14.Devin SchroderPurdueSenior11th
15.Jaret LaneLehighJunior17th
16.Brock HudkinsIndianaSenior18th
17.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJunior15th
18.Connor BrownMissouriJunior19th
19.Cage CurryAmerican U.Senior20th
20.Trevor MastrogiovanniOklahoma StateFreshman16th

 

133 pounds

WtNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Daton FixOklahoma StateSophomore1st
2.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateJunior3rd
3.Austin DeSantoIowaSenior4th
4.Mickey PhillippiPittsburghJunior5th
5.Michael McGeeArizona StateJunior6th
6.Sammy AlvarezRutgersSophomore7th
7.Korbin MyersVirginia TechSenior8th
8.Matt SchmittMissouriGrad.9th
9.Zach PriceSouth Dakota StateSophomore10th
10.Chris CannonNorthwesternFreshman11th
11.Jamie HernandezNorth CarolinaJunior13th
12.Lucas ByrdIllinoisRS Freshman14th
13.Zach ReddingIowa StateFreshmanNR
14.Kyle BiscogliaNorthern IowaSophomore12th
15.Louie HayesVirginiaSenior15th
16.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoSophomore16th
17.Darren MillerBucknellSophomore17th
18.Jarrett TrombleyNC StateSophomore18th
19.Mario GuillenOhioSenior19th
20.Ryan SullivanWest VirginiaRS Freshman20th

 

141 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Jaydin EiermanIowaSenior1st
2.Nick LeePenn StateSenior2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraRutgersGrad.3rd
4.Chad Red Jr.NebraskaSenior4th
5.Allen HartMissouriJunior5th
6.Ian ParkerIowa StateSenior6th
7.Dom DemasOklahomaJunior7th
8.Tariq WilsonNC StateSenior8th
9.Zachary ShermanNorth CarolinaJunior9th
10.Dylan DuncanIllinoisSenior10th
11.Cody TrybusNavySenior11th
12.D.J. LorenFresno StateSenior12th
13.Grant WillitsOregon StateJunior13th
14.Brian CourtneyVirginiaJunior14th
15.Cole MatthewsPittsburghSophomore15th
16.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSenior16th
17.Pete LipariArizona StateSenior17th
18.Derek SpannBuffaloSenior18th
19.Zach TrampeBinghamtonSenior19th
20.Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSophomore20th

 

149 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Austin O`ConnorNorth CarolinaJunior1st
2.Sammy SassoOhio StateSophomore2nd
3.Brock MaullerMissouriJunior3rd
4.Boo LewallenOklahoma StateSenior4th
5.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoSophomore6th
6.Max MurinIowaJunior7th
7.Jarrett DegenIowa StateSenior5th
8.Kanen StorrMichiganSenior8th
9.Mike CarrIllinoisJunior9th
10.Griffin ParriottPurdueSenior10th
11.Jonathan MillnerAppalachian StateJunior11th
12.Bryce AndonianVirginia TechSophomore12th
13.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternJunior13th
14.Graham RooksIndianaSophomore14th
15.Jaden AbasStanfordRS Freshman15th
16.Jarod VerkleerenPenn StateJunior16th
17.Joshua HeilCampbellSenior17th
18.Mitch MooreOklahomaJunior18th
19.Tanner SmithChattanoogaJunior20th
20.P.J. OgunsanyaArmyJuniorNR

 

157 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternSenior1st
2.Hayden HidlayNC StateSenior2nd
3.David CarrIowa StateSophomore3rd
4.Jesse DellavecchiaRiderGrad4th
5.Kaleb YoungIowaSenior5th
6.Brayton LeeMinnesotaSophomore6th
7.Kendall ColemanPurdueSophomore7th
8.Josh HumphreysLehighJunior8th
9.Justin ThomasOklahomaSenior9th
10.Jarrett JacquesMissouriJunior13th
11.Brady BergePenn StateJunior14th
12.Will LewanMichiganSophomore11th
13.Jacori TeemerArizona StateSophomore12th
14.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateSophomore15th
15.Jacob WrightWyomingJunior20th
16.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateJunior10th
17.Hunter WillitsOregon StateJunior16th
18.Requir Van der MerweStanfordSenior17th
19.Markus HartmanArmy West PointJunior18th
20.Justin McCoyVirginiaSophomore19th

 

165 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Alex MarinelliIowaSenior2nd
2.Shane GriffithStanfordSophomore3rd
3.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSophomore1st
4.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateSophomore4th
5.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSenior5th
6.Tanner SkidgelNavySenior6th
7.Zach HartmanBucknellJunior7th
8.Dan BraunagelIllinoisSophomore8th
9.Ethan SmithOhio StateJunior9th
10.Keegan O’TooleMissouriFreshman10th
11.Jake WentzelPittsburghSenior11th
12.Andrew SparksMinnesotaFreshman13th
13.Jake KeatingVirginiaSenior14th
14.Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaSenior12th
15.Thomas BullardNC StateSenior15th
16.Tanner CookSouth Dakota StateSophomore16th
17.Peyton RobbNebraskaSophomore17th
18.Cameron AmineMichiganRS Freshman19th
19.Joe LeePenn StateRS Freshman18th
20.William FormatoAppalachian StateSophomore20th

 

174 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Michael KemererIowaGrad.1st
2.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaJunior3rd
3.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateJunior4th
4.Logan MassaMichiganSenior2nd
5.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySenior5th
6.Carter StarocciPenn StateRS Freshman7th
7.Matt FinesilverDukeJunior6th
8.Daniel BullardNC StateSenior8th
9.Hayden HastingsWyomingJunior13th
10.Devin KaneNorth CarolinaSenior10th
11.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateFreshman12th
12.Trey MunozArizona StateRS Freshmen14th
13.Donnell WashingtonIndianaFreshman16th
14.Bernie TruaxCal PolySophomore18th
15.Andrew McNallyKent StateSenior11th
16.Thomas FlitzAppalachian StateSenior20th
17.Mason KaufmannNorthern IllinoisJuniorNR
18.Clay LauttNorth CarolinaJuniorNR
19.Austin MurphyCampbellJuniorNR
20.Michael O`MalleyDrexelSophomore19th

 

184 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJunior2nd
2.Aaron BrooksPenn StateSophomore3rd
3.Trent HidlayNC StateSophomore4th
4.Lou DeprezBinghamtonJunior5th
5.Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaRS Freshman7th
6Chris WeilerWisconsinSenior6th
7.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJunior9th
8.Zach BraunagelIllinoisSophomore10th
9.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSenior8th
10.Nelson BrandsIowaSophomore11th
11.Taylor VenzNebraskaSenior12th
12.Jeremiah KentMissouriSophomore13th
13.Tate SamuelsonWyomingJunior17th
14.Tanner HarveyAmericanSenior14th
15.Owen WebsterMinnesotaGrad15th
16.Max LyonPurdueSenior18th
17.Sam ColbrayIowa StateSenior16th
18.John PoznanskiRutgersFreshman19th
19.Rocky JordanOhio StateSophomore20th
20.Michael BattistaVirginiaJuniorNR

 

197 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Eric SchultzNebraskaSenior1st
2.Jacob WarnerIowaJunior3rd
3.Tanner SloanSouth Dakota StateSophomore4th
4.Myles AmineMichiganGrad1st/184
5.Nino BonaccorsiPittsburghJunior5th
6.Kordell NorfleetArizona StateJunior10th
7.Stephen BuchananWyomingSophomore12th
8.Noah AdamsWest VirginiaJunior2nd
9.Jay AielloVirginiaSenior6th
10.Greg BulsakClarionSenior7th
11.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateJunior8th
12.A.J. FerrariOklahoma StateFreshman9th
13.Lucas DavisonNorthwesternSophomore11th
14.Jake WoodleyOklahomaJunior13th
15.Rocky ElamMissouriFreshman14th
16.Michael BeardPenn StateRS Freshman16th
17.Jake JakobsenLehighSenior17th
18.JT BrownArmy West PointJunior18th
19.Isaac TrumbleNC StateFreshmen15th
20.Yonger BastidaIowa StateFreshman19th

 

Heavyweight

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Gable StevesonMinnesotaJunior1st
2.Mason ParrisMichiganJunior2nd
3.Tony CassioppiIowaSophomore3rd
4.Matt StencelCentral MichiganSenior4th
5.Cohlton SchultzArizona StateRS Freshman13th
6Gannon GremmelIowa StateSenior5th
7.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaSenior6th
8.Jordan WoodLehighSenior7th
9.Trent HillgerWisconsinJunior10th
10.Zach ElamMissouriSophomore9th
11.Luke LuffmanIllinoisSophomore11th
12.Seth NevillsPenn StateSophomore12th
13.Tate OrndorffOhio StateJunior8th
14Brian AndrewsWyomingSenior14th
15.Ethan LairdRiderSenior15th
16.Christian LanceNebraskaSenior16th
17.Deonte WilsonNC StateJunior17th
18.Josh HeindselmanOklahomaRS Freshman18th
19.John BorstVirginia TechJunior19th
20.Quinn MillerVirginiaJuniorNR

 

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