Amine is new #1 at 197; Iowa solidifies top spot in WIN’s final rankings

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Updated: March 9, 2021

NEWTON, Iowa — Michigan’s Myles Amine has taken over the top spot at 197 pounds and Big Ten champion Iowa has solidified its role as the team-to-beat for the upcoming NCAA Division I Championships according to WIN Magazine’s March 9, 2021 national rankings.

The Wolverine senior, who has earned three All-American honors in the past at 174 pounds, is coming off a Big Ten championship victory over Nebraska’s Eric Schultz, who was ranked No. 1 in WIN’s March 1 rankings.

Meanwhile, Iowa, which will be looking for their first team championship since 2010, is sending 10 ranked wrestlers to the 2021 Nationals that will take place March 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo. Among those ranked wrestlers are four top-ranked wrestlers who all won conference titles last Sunday: Spencer Lee (125), Jaydin Eierman (141), Alex Marinelli (165) and Michael Kemerer (174). Overall, the Hawkeyes earned 138 points in WIN’s Tournament Power Index.

WIN’s TPI predicts approximately how many NCAA points a team will score in St. Louis, excluding bonus points, based on numbers associated with individual placements/rankings at this point in the season prior to seeds coming out: 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.

Penn State, which has won eight of the previous nine national tournaments, prior to the 2020 Nationals that were cancelled because of COVID-19, ranks second in WIN’s TPI with 81.5 points. The Nittany Lions feature eight ranked wrestlers, including Aaron Brooks, who is ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds.

Pac-12 champion Arizona State moved up to No. 3 in WIN’s TPI with 68 points, followed by the ACC’s top two teams in Virginia Tech and NC State.

The remaining top-ranked individuals include Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix (133), North Carolina’s Austin O’Connor (149), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (Hwt).

WIN’s rankings, following the seven national-qualifying tournaments, are a blend of both NCAA predictions and “normal” rankings based on what guys have earned throughout the shortened season and conference tournaments.

Fans will see quite a bit more movement in the rankings than normal because WIN has positioned wrestlers closer to where the rankings committee predicts these rated wrestlers will finish at the NCAAs. However, this set of rankings will vary quite a bit more from where we predict guys will get seeded this year in comparison to other years because of the shorter season, which resulted in less head-to-head match-ups of ranked individuals, meaning seeds likely will be more subjective than usual.

 

 

WIN Magazine’s March 9, 2021 Tournament Power Index

RkSchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
1.Iowa109138
2.Penn State8581.5
3.Arizona State7668
4.Virginia Tech6559.5
5.NC State8559
6.Oklahoma State6458
7.Michigan7355
8.Nebraska8454.5
9.Missouri9445.5
10.Minnesota6235
11.Ohio State5334.5
12.Iowa State6333
13.Pittsburgh4330.5
14.Central Michigan3229.5
15t.North Carolina6127
15t.Northwestern5127
17.Stanford4222
18.Northern Iowa3220.5
19.Wyoming5219.5
20.Rider3219
21.Oklahoma6118
22.Rutgers3117.5
23.Purdue4214
24.Utah Valley3113
25t.Binghamton1112.5
25t.Illinois6112.5
27.Michigan State4111
28.Appalachian State5110.5
29.Virginia508.5
30.Northern Illinois217.5
31.Indiana217
32.West Virginia216.5
33.Lehigh406
34t.Navy305.5
34t.Oregon State305.5
36t.Northern Colorado304.5
36t.South Dakota State404.5
38t.Cal Poly203.5
38t.Wisconsin203.5
40.Army West Point303
41.North Dakota State202.5
42t.Bucknell102
42t.Campbell202
42t.Fresno State102
42t.Kent State102
46t.Clarion101.5
46t.Drexel101.5
46t.Ohio101.5
49t.Air Force101
49t.American U.101
49t.CSU Bakersfield101
49t.SIU Edwardsville101

 

WIN Magazine’s March 9, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

WtNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Spencer LeeIowaSenior1st
2.Drew HildebrandtCentral MichiganSenior2nd
3.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJunior3rd
4.Sam LatonaVirginia TechRS Freshman5th
5.Jakob CamachoNC StateSophomore6th
6.Brody TeskeNorthern IowaRS Freshman7th
7.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateJunior10th
8.Devin SchroderPurdueSenior14th
9.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateJunior8th
10.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJunior16th
11.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternSophomore11th
12.Liam CroninNebraskaSenior4th
13.Jaret LaneLehighJunior12th
14.Dylan RagusinMichiganFreshmanNR
15.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSophomore9th
16.Logan TreasterNavySenior17th
17.Cody RussellAppalachian StateSenior19th
18.Cage CurryAmerican U.Senior20th
19.Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaJuniorNR
20.Justin CardaniIllinoisSophomore13th

 

133 pounds

WtNameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Daton FixOklahoma StateSophomore1st
2.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateJunior2nd
3.Austin DeSantoIowaSenior3rd
4.Korbin MyersVirginia TechSenior5th
5.Mickey PhillippiPittsburghJunior6th
6.Matt SchmittMissouriGrad.7th
7.Michael McGeeArizona StateJunior8th
8.Lucas ByrdIllinoisRS Freshman11th
9.Chris CannonNorthwesternFreshman10th
10.Louie HayesVirginiaSenior14th
11.Zach ReddingIowa StateFreshman12th
12.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoSophomore15th
13.Devan TurnerOregon StateSenior16th
14.Jarrett TrombleyNC StateSophomoreNR
15.Malyke HinesLehighRS Freshman18th
16.Mario GuillenOhioSenior17th
17.Tony MadrigalOklahomaJuniorNR
18.Zach PriceSouth Dakota StateSophomore9th
19.Chance RichCSU BakersfieldSophomore20th
20.Ty SmithUtah ValleyRS FreshmanNR

 

141 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Jaydin EiermanIowaSenior1st
2.Nick LeePenn StateSenior2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraRutgersGrad.3rd
4.Chad Red Jr.NebraskaSenior4th
5.Dom DemasOklahomaJunior6th
6.Ian ParkerIowa StateSenior5th
7.Tariq WilsonNC StateSenior7th
8.Allen HartMissouriJunior8th
9.Zachary ShermanNorth CarolinaJunior9th
10.Cody TrybusNavySenior11th
11.D.J. LorenFresno StateSenior12th
12.Grant WillitsOregon StateJunior13th
13.Real WoodsStanfordSophomoreNR
14.Cole MatthewsPittsburghSophomore14th
15.Dylan DuncanIllinoisSenior10th
16.Brian CourtneyVirginiaJunior15th
17.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSenior16th
18.Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSophomore17th
19.Saul ErvinSIU-EdwardsvilleSophomore18th
20.McKenzie BellRiderFreshmanNR

 

149 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Austin O`ConnorNorth CarolinaJunior1st
2.Sammy SassoOhio StateSophomore2nd
3.Brock MaullerMissouriJunior3rd
4.Boo LewallenOklahoma StateSenior4th
5.Bryce AndonianVirginia TechSophomore9th
6.Max MurinIowaJunior6th
7.Jonathan MillnerAppalachian StateJunior10th
8.Jaden AbasStanfordRS Freshman14th
9.Ridge LovettNebraskaSophomoreNR
10.Mitch MooreOklahomaJunior19th
11.Mike Van BrillRutgersSeniorNR
12.Michael BlockhusMinnesotaSophomore16th
13.Kanen StorrMichiganSenior12th
14.Legend LamarCal PolyFreshmanNR
15.Graham RooksIndianaSophomore13th
16.Griffin ParriottPurdueSenior11th
17.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoSophomore5th
18.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternJunior17th
19.Joshua HeilCampbellSenior18th
20.P.J. OgunsanyaArmyJunior20th

 

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.Jacori TeemerArizona StateSophomore9th
8.Kendall ColemanPurdueSophomore7th
9.Justin ThomasOklahomaSenior8th
10.Jarrett JacquesMissouriJunior10th
11.Brady BergePenn StateJunior11th
12.Hunter WillitsOregon StateJunior15th
13.Will LewanMichiganSophomore12th
14.Chase SaldateMichigan StateFreshmanNR
15.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateSophomore13th
16.Requir Van der MerweStanfordSenior16th
17.Markus HartmanArmy West PointJunior17th
18.Justin McCoyVirginiaSophomore18th
19.Cade DeVosSouth Dakota StateRS Freshman19th
20.Jacob WrightWyomingJunior14th

 

165 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Alex MarinelliIowaSenior1st
2.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateSenior3rd
3.Shane GriffithStanfordSophomore4th
4.Jake WentzelPittsburghSenior6th
5.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSophomore5th
6.Keegan O’TooleMissouriFreshman10th
7.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateSophomore2nd
8.Ethan SmithOhio StateJunior11th
9.Zach HartmanBucknellJunior7th
10.Tanner SkidgelNavySenior8th
11.Jake KeatingVirginiaSenior13th
12.Cameron AmineMichiganRS Freshman18th
13.Peyton RobbNebraskaSophomore17th
14.Thomas BullardNC StateSenior14th
15.Kennedy MondayNorth CarolinaSenior15th
16Dan BraunagelIllinoisSophomore9th
17.Joe LeePenn StateRS Freshman19th
18.Andrew SparksMinnesotaFreshman12th
19.Luke WeberNorth Dakota StateSeniorNR
20.Will FormatoAppalachian StateSophomoreNR

 

174 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Michael KemererIowaGrad.1st
2.Carter StarocciPenn StateRS Freshman3rd
3.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaJunior2nd
4.Logan MassaMichiganSenior4th
5.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySenior6th
6.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateJunior5th
7.Daniel BullardNC StateSenior7th
8.Donnell WashingtonIndianaRS Freshman9th
9.Bernie TruaxCal PolySophomore10th
10.Trey MunozArizona StateRS Freshmen11th
11.Hayden HastingsWyomingJunior8th
12.Andrew McNallyKent StateSenior13th
13.Clay LauttNorth CarolinaJunior14th
14.Michael O`MalleyDrexelSophomore15th
15.Peyton MoccoMissouriSophomore16th
16.Jackson HemauerNorthern ColoradoJuniorNR
17.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateFreshman12th
18.Austin MurphyCampbellJunior17th
19.Mason KaufmannNorthern IllinoisJunior18th
20.Thomas FlitzAppalachian StateSenior20th

 

184 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Aaron BrooksPenn StateSophomore1st
2.Trent HidlayNC StateSophomore2nd
3.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJunior3rd
4.Lou DeprezBinghamtonJunior4th
5.Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaRS Freshman5th
6.Taylor VenzNebraskaSenior9th
7.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJunior7th
8.Tate SamuelsonWyomingJunior13th
9.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSenior8th
10.John PoznanskiRutgersFreshman17th
11.Nelson BrandsIowaSophomore11th
12.Jeremiah KentMissouriSophomore12th
13.Chris WeilerWisconsinSenior6th
14.Max LyonPurdueSenior15th
15.Owen WebsterMinnesotaGrad14th
16.Zach BraunagelIllinoisSophomore10th
17.Alan ClothierAppalachian StateSeniorNR
18.Sam ColbrayIowa StateSenior16th
19.Devin KaneNorth CarolinaSenior20th
20.Layne MalczewskiMichigan StateSophomore19th

 

197 pounds

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Myles AmineMichiganGrad4th
2.A.J. FerrariOklahoma StateFreshman10th
3.Kordell NorfleetArizona StateJunior5th
4.Eric SchultzNebraskaSenior1st
5.Jacob WarnerIowaJunior2nd
6.Stephen BuchananWyomingSophomore7th
7.Nino BonaccorsiPittsburghJunior6th
8.Noah AdamsWest VirginiaJunior8th
9.Jay AielloVirginiaSenior9th
10.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateJunior11th
11.Lucas DavisonNorthwesternSophomore12th
12.Jake WoodleyOklahomaJunior13th
13.Tanner SloanSouth Dakota StateSophomore3rd
14.Rocky ElamMissouriFreshman14th
15.Michael BeardPenn StateRS Freshman16th
16.Greg BulsakClarionSenior15th
17.Jake JakobsenLehighSenior17th
18.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJunior19th
19.JT BrownArmy West PointJunior18th
20.Max ShawNorth CarolinaRS Freshmen20th

 

Heavyweight

Wt.NameSchoolYearPrevious
1.Gable StevesonMinnesotaJunior1st
2.Mason ParrisMichiganJunior2nd
3.Tony CassioppiIowaSophomore3rd
4.Matt StencelCentral MichiganSenior4th
5.Cohlton SchultzArizona StateRS Freshman6th
6.Greg KerkvlietPenn StateFreshman5th
7Gannon GremmelIowa StateSenior7th
8.Ethan LairdRiderSenior11th
9.Trent HillgerWisconsinJunior10th
10.Jordan WoodLehighSenior9th
11.Tate OrndorffOhio StateJunior13th
12Brian AndrewsWyomingSenior14th
13.Zach ElamMissouriSophomore15th
14.Christian LanceNebraskaSenior16th
15.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaSenior8th
16.Luke LuffmanIllinoisSophomore12th
17.Deonte WilsonNC StateJunior17th
18.Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceFreshmanNR
19.Josh HeindselmanOklahomaRS Freshman18th
20.Hunter CatkaVirginia TechFreshman19th

 

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