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

Rk School Total Rank Top 8 TPI Pts
1. Iowa 10 9 138
2. Penn State 8 5 81.5
3. Arizona State 7 6 68
4. Virginia Tech 6 5 59.5
5. NC State 8 5 59
6. Oklahoma State 6 4 58
7. Michigan 7 3 55
8. Nebraska 8 4 54.5
9. Missouri 9 4 45.5
10. Minnesota 6 2 35
11. Ohio State 5 3 34.5
12. Iowa State 6 3 33
13. Pittsburgh 4 3 30.5
14. Central Michigan 3 2 29.5
15t. North Carolina 6 1 27
15t. Northwestern 5 1 27
17. Stanford 4 2 22
18. Northern Iowa 3 2 20.5
19. Wyoming 5 2 19.5
20. Rider 3 2 19
21. Oklahoma 6 1 18
22. Rutgers 3 1 17.5
23. Purdue 4 2 14
24. Utah Valley 3 1 13
25t. Binghamton 1 1 12.5
25t. Illinois 6 1 12.5
27. Michigan State 4 1 11
28. Appalachian State 5 1 10.5
29. Virginia 5 0 8.5
30. Northern Illinois 2 1 7.5
31. Indiana 2 1 7
32. West Virginia 2 1 6.5
33. Lehigh 4 0 6
34t. Navy 3 0 5.5
34t. Oregon State 3 0 5.5
36t. Northern Colorado 3 0 4.5
36t. South Dakota State 4 0 4.5
38t. Cal Poly 2 0 3.5
38t. Wisconsin 2 0 3.5
40. Army West Point 3 0 3
41. North Dakota State 2 0 2.5
42t. Bucknell 1 0 2
42t. Campbell 2 0 2
42t. Fresno State 1 0 2
42t. Kent State 1 0 2
46t. Clarion 1 0 1.5
46t. Drexel 1 0 1.5
46t. Ohio 1 0 1.5
49t. Air Force 1 0 1
49t. American U. 1 0 1
49t. CSU Bakersfield 1 0 1
49t. SIU Edwardsville 1 0 1

 

WIN Magazine’s March 9, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt Name School Year Previous
1. Spencer Lee Iowa Senior 1st
2. Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan Senior 2nd
3. Brandon Courtney Arizona State Junior 3rd
4. Sam Latona Virginia Tech RS Freshman 5th
5. Jakob Camacho NC State Sophomore 6th
6. Brody Teske Northern Iowa RS Freshman 7th
7. Rayvon Foley Michigan State Junior 10th
8. Devin Schroder Purdue Senior 14th
9. Malik Heinselman Ohio State Junior 8th
10. Taylor Lamont Utah Valley Junior 16th
11. Michael DeAugustino Northwestern Sophomore 11th
12. Liam Cronin Nebraska Senior 4th
13. Jaret Lane Lehigh Junior 12th
14. Dylan Ragusin Michigan Freshman NR
15. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sophomore 9th
16. Logan Treaster Navy Senior 17th
17. Cody Russell Appalachian State Senior 19th
18. Cage Curry American U. Senior 20th
19. Killian Cardinale West Virginia Junior NR
20. Justin Cardani Illinois Sophomore 13th

 

133 pounds

Wt Name School Year Previous
1. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sophomore 1st
2. Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Junior 2nd
3. Austin DeSanto Iowa Senior 3rd
4. Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Senior 5th
5. Mickey Phillippi Pittsburgh Junior 6th
6. Matt Schmitt Missouri Grad. 7th
7. Michael McGee Arizona State Junior 8th
8. Lucas Byrd Illinois RS Freshman 11th
9. Chris Cannon Northwestern Freshman 10th
10. Louie Hayes Virginia Senior 14th
11. Zach Redding Iowa State Freshman 12th
12. Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado Sophomore 15th
13. Devan Turner Oregon State Senior 16th
14. Jarrett Trombley NC State Sophomore NR
15. Malyke Hines Lehigh RS Freshman 18th
16. Mario Guillen Ohio Senior 17th
17. Tony Madrigal Oklahoma Junior NR
18. Zach Price South Dakota State Sophomore 9th
19. Chance Rich CSU Bakersfield Sophomore 20th
20. Ty Smith Utah Valley RS Freshman NR

 

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 4th
5. Dom Demas Oklahoma Junior 6th
6. Ian Parker Iowa State Senior 5th
7. Tariq Wilson NC State Senior 7th
8. Allen Hart Missouri Junior 8th
9. Zachary Sherman North Carolina Junior 9th
10. Cody Trybus Navy Senior 11th
11. D.J. Loren Fresno State Senior 12th
12. Grant Willits Oregon State Junior 13th
13. Real Woods Stanford Sophomore NR
14. Cole Matthews Pittsburgh Sophomore 14th
15. Dylan Duncan Illinois Senior 10th
16. Brian Courtney Virginia Junior 15th
17. Dresden Simon Central Michigan Senior 16th
18. Clay Carlson South Dakota State Sophomore 17th
19. Saul Ervin SIU-Edwardsville Sophomore 18th
20. McKenzie Bell Rider Freshman NR

 

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. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sophomore 9th
6. Max Murin Iowa Junior 6th
7. Jonathan Millner Appalachian State Junior 10th
8. Jaden Abas Stanford RS Freshman 14th
9. Ridge Lovett Nebraska Sophomore NR
10. Mitch Moore Oklahoma Junior 19th
11. Mike Van Brill Rutgers Senior NR
12. Michael Blockhus Minnesota Sophomore 16th
13. Kanen Storr Michigan Senior 12th
14. Legend Lamar Cal Poly Freshman NR
15. Graham Rooks Indiana Sophomore 13th
16. Griffin Parriott Purdue Senior 11th
17. Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado Sophomore 5th
18. Yahya Thomas Northwestern Junior 17th
19. Joshua Heil Campbell Senior 18th
20. P.J. Ogunsanya Army Junior 20th

 

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. Kaleb Young Iowa Senior 5th
6. Brayton Lee Minnesota Sophomore 6th
7. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sophomore 9th
8. Kendall Coleman Purdue Sophomore 7th
9. Justin Thomas Oklahoma Senior 8th
10. Jarrett Jacques Missouri Junior 10th
11. Brady Berge Penn State Junior 11th
12. Hunter Willits Oregon State Junior 15th
13. Will Lewan Michigan Sophomore 12th
14. Chase Saldate Michigan State Freshman NR
15. Jared Franek North Dakota State Sophomore 13th
16. Requir Van der Merwe Stanford Senior 16th
17. Markus Hartman Army West Point Junior 17th
18. Justin McCoy Virginia Sophomore 18th
19. Cade DeVos South Dakota State RS Freshman 19th
20. Jacob Wright Wyoming Junior 14th

 

165 pounds

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

 

174 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Michael Kemerer Iowa Grad. 1st
2. Carter Starocci Penn State RS Freshman 3rd
3. Mikey Labriola Nebraska Junior 2nd
4. Logan Massa Michigan Senior 4th
5. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Senior 6th
6. Kaleb Romero Ohio State Junior 5th
7. Daniel Bullard NC State Senior 7th
8. Donnell Washington Indiana RS Freshman 9th
9. Bernie Truax Cal Poly Sophomore 10th
10. Trey Munoz Arizona State RS Freshmen 11th
11. Hayden Hastings Wyoming Junior 8th
12. Andrew McNally Kent State Senior 13th
13. Clay Lautt North Carolina Junior 14th
14. Michael O`Malley Drexel Sophomore 15th
15. Peyton Mocco Missouri Sophomore 16th
16. Jackson Hemauer Northern Colorado Junior NR
17. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Freshman 12th
18. Austin Murphy Campbell Junior 17th
19. Mason Kaufmann Northern Illinois Junior 18th
20. Thomas Flitz Appalachian State Senior 20th

 

184 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Aaron Brooks Penn State Sophomore 1st
2. Trent Hidlay NC State Sophomore 2nd
3. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech Junior 3rd
4. Lou Deprez Binghamton Junior 4th
5. Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa RS Freshman 5th
6. Taylor Venz Nebraska Senior 9th
7. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois Junior 7th
8. Tate Samuelson Wyoming Junior 13th
9. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Senior 8th
10. John Poznanski Rutgers Freshman 17th
11. Nelson Brands Iowa Sophomore 11th
12. Jeremiah Kent Missouri Sophomore 12th
13. Chris Weiler Wisconsin Senior 6th
14. Max Lyon Purdue Senior 15th
15. Owen Webster Minnesota Grad 14th
16. Zach Braunagel Illinois Sophomore 10th
17. Alan Clothier Appalachian State Senior NR
18. Sam Colbray Iowa State Senior 16th
19. Devin Kane North Carolina Senior 20th
20. Layne Malczewski Michigan State Sophomore 19th

 

197 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Myles Amine Michigan Grad 4th
2. A.J. Ferrari Oklahoma State Freshman 10th
3. Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Junior 5th
4. Eric Schultz Nebraska Senior 1st
5. Jacob Warner Iowa Junior 2nd
6. Stephen Buchanan Wyoming Sophomore 7th
7. Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Junior 6th
8. Noah Adams West Virginia Junior 8th
9. Jay Aiello Virginia Senior 9th
10. Cameron Caffey Michigan State Junior 11th
11. Lucas Davison Northwestern Sophomore 12th
12. Jake Woodley Oklahoma Junior 13th
13. Tanner Sloan South Dakota State Sophomore 3rd
14. Rocky Elam Missouri Freshman 14th
15. Michael Beard Penn State RS Freshman 16th
16. Greg Bulsak Clarion Senior 15th
17. Jake Jakobsen Lehigh Senior 17th
18. Marcus Coleman Iowa State Junior 19th
19. JT Brown Army West Point Junior 18th
20. Max Shaw North Carolina RS Freshmen 20th

 

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. Cohlton Schultz Arizona State RS Freshman 6th
6. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State Freshman 5th
7 Gannon Gremmel Iowa State Senior 7th
8. Ethan Laird Rider Senior 11th
9. Trent Hillger Wisconsin Junior 10th
10. Jordan Wood Lehigh Senior 9th
11. Tate Orndorff Ohio State Junior 13th
12 Brian Andrews Wyoming Senior 14th
13. Zach Elam Missouri Sophomore 15th
14. Christian Lance Nebraska Senior 16th
15. Carter Isley Northern Iowa Senior 8th
16. Luke Luffman Illinois Sophomore 12th
17. Deonte Wilson NC State Junior 17th
18. Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Freshman NR
19. Josh Heindselman Oklahoma RS Freshman 18th
20. Hunter Catka Virginia Tech Freshman 19th

 

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