WIN announces first Dual Rankings; previews Vegas Invite

Updated: November 29, 2021

Photos: Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis (left) and Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso (right) are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, at 149 pounds in WIN’s Nov. 29 rankings. They could meet at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational this weekend.

NEWTON, Iowa — Following a one-year interruption, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is returning this weekend and the Nov. 29 WIN national rankings and Tournament Power Index are serving as a preview for the 39th annual event that will feature six teams from WIN’s top-15 teams according to the WIN’s recent TPI rankings.

Among the teams wrestling Dec. 3-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — according to WIN’s latest TPI — are No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 9 Northwestern, No. 10 Cornell, No. 11 Minnesota, and No. 13 Nebraska.

There are two weight classes where the top two wrestlers could meet in this year’s event: No. 1 Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell and No. 2 Sammy Sasso of Ohio State at 149 pounds; and at heavyweight where No. 1 Gable Steveson of Minnesota and No. 2 Mason Parris of Michigan could meet in a rematch of their 2021 NCAA final. The Wolverine has not competed for Michigan yet this semester.

There are three other weights where Top-5 wrestlers could meet in Las Vegas:

125 – Princeton’s No. 2 Pat Glory and Utah Valley’s No. 4 Taylor Lamont;

157 – Northwestern’s No. 2 Ryan Deakin, Minnesota’s No. 4 Brayton Lee and Nebraska’s No. 5 Peyton Robb;

165 – Cal Poly’s No. 2 Evan Wick and Stanford’s No. 4 Shane Griffith.

Meanwhile, WIN also announced its first Dual Rankings of the season. The first five schools are Iowa, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Missouri and NC State. The Hawkeyes travel to instate rival Iowa State on Dec. 5; the Nittany Lions travel to Penn on Friday and host Lehigh on Sunday; the Cowboys are off until Dec. 12 when they face Bedlam-rival Oklahoma; the Tigers host both Northern Iowa and Virginia Tech on Saturday, Dec. 4; and the Wolfpack hosts Gardner-Webb on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The following is WIN’s Tournament Power Index, which predicts approximately how many NCAA points a team could score in Detroit in March at the Division I Championships based on where their individuals are ranked at this point in the season. Excluding bonus points, the TPI is based on numbers associated with individual placements/rankings based on our current rankings below: 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.


WIN’s Nov. 29 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
2.Penn State76103.5
3.Oklahoma State8459.5
4.Arizona State8458
7.NC State8449
8.Ohio State7546
12.Iowa State5233.5
14.Virginia Tech6230.5
17t.Cal Poly2225
22t.North Carolina5216.5
24.Northern Iowa3115.5
25t.Northern Colorado3114.5
25t.Utah Valley2114.5
27.West Virginia2110.5
29.North Dakota State419.5
34tNorthern Illinois216.5
36tAppalachian State115.5
36tCentral Michigan305.5
39tArmy-West Point304.5
39tSouth Dakota State304.5
41tMichigan State303.5
43tCSU Bakersfield202.5
43tOregon State202.5
45tAir Force102


WIN’s Nov. 29 Dual Rankings

2.Penn State3-0
3.Oklahoma State3-0
5.NC State1-0
7.Arizona State1-0
9.Ohio State3-0
10.Virginia Tech1-1
22.South Dakota State1-1
23.North Carolina3-2
24.Northern Iowa0-0
25.Oregon State1-2



WIN’s Nov. 29 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk.NameSchool YearPrevious
1.Spencer LeeIowaSr.1st
2.Pat GloryPrincetonJr.3rd
3.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJr.4th
4.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJr.5th
5.Jakob CamachoNC StateSo.6th
6.Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaSr.7th
7.Eric BarnettWisconsinJr.8th
8.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateSr.9th
9.Trevor MastrogiovaniOklahoma StateSo.10th
10.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSr.11th
11.Devin SchroederPurdueSr.12th
12.Brody TeskeNorthern IowaSo.13th
13.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternJr.14th
14.Sam LatonaVirginia TechRSFr.15th
15.Jaret LaneLehighSr.16th
16.Jack MedleyMichiganJr.17th
17.Noah SurtinMissouriSo.18th
18.Kysen TerukinaIowa StateSo.19th
19.Fabian GutierrezChattanoogaSr.20th
20.Joe ManchioColumbiaJr.NR


133 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Roman Bravo-YoungPenn StateJr.1st
2.Daton FixOklahoma StateJr.2nd
3.Austin DeSantoIowaSr.3rd
4.Vito ArujauCornellSo.2nd
5.Korbin MyersVirginia TechGr.4th
6.Chris CannonNorthwesternSo.5th
7.Michael ColaioccoPennSo.7th
8.Lucas ByrdIllinoisRSFr.8th
9.Jamie HernandezNorth CarolinaJr.9th
10.Sammy AlvarezRutgersSo.10th
11.Michael McGeeArizona StateSr.6th
12.Malyke HinesLehighFr.11th
13.Micky PhillippiPittJr.12th
14.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateJr.13th
15.Chance RichCSU BakersfieldSo.14th
16.Dylan RagusinMichiganSo.15th
17.Mosha SchwartzNorthern ColoradoSo.16th
18.Tony MadrigalOklahomaSr.17th
19.Kai OrineNC StateFr.18th
20.Job GreenwoodWyomingJr.NR


141 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.   Previous
1.Nick LeePenn StateSr.1st
2.Jaydin EiermanIowaSr.2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraRutgersGr.3rd
4.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoRSFr.4th
5.Stevan MicicMichiganGr.5th
6.Ian ParkerIowa StateSr.6th
7.Dom DemasOklahomaSr.7th
8.Kizhan ClarkNorth CarolinaGr.8th
9.Chad RedNebraskaSr.9th
10.Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSo.10th
11.Allan HartMissouriJr.11th
12.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSr.12th
13.Grant WillitsOregon StateJr.13th
14.Cole MatthewsPittSo.14th
15.Jesse VasquezArizona StateFr.15th
16.Parker FiliusPurdueSr.16th
17.Ryan JackNC StateFr.17th
18.Mike CarrIllinoisSr.18th
19.Matt KasimirColumbiaJr.19th
20.Angelo MartinoniCSU BakersfieldSo.20th


149 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Yianni DiakomihalisCornellJr.1st
2.Sammy SassoOhio StateJr.2nd
3.Brock MaullerMissouriJr.3rd
4.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternGr.4th
5.Kyle ParcoArizona StateSo.5th
6.Tariq WilsonNC StateSr.6th
7.Jaden AbasStanfordSo.7th
8.Jon MillnerAppalachian StateSr.8th
9.Bryce AndonianVirginia TechSo.9th
10.Max MurinIowaSr.10th
11.Mitch MooreOklahomaSr.12th
12.P.J. OgunsanyaArmy-West PointSr.17th
13.Jarrett DegenIowa StateSr.11th
14.Kanen StorrMichiganSr.13th
15.Josh HeilCampbellSr.14th
16.Ridge LovettNebraskaSo.15th
17.Beau BartlettPenn StateRSFr.16th
18.Josh FinesilverDukeJr.20th
19.Anthony ArtalonaPennJr.18th
20.Austin GomezWisconsinJr.NR


157 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.David CarrIowa StateSo.1st
2.Ryan DeakinNorthwesternGr.2nd
3.Jacori TeemerArizona StateJr.3rd
4.Brayton LeeMinnesotaJr.4th
5.Peyton RobbNebraskaSo.5th
6.Quincy MondayPrincetonJr.6th
7.Austin O’ConnorNorth CarolinaJr.7th
8.Jared FranekNorth Dakota StateJr.8th
9.Kaleb YoungIowaSr.9th
10.Jarrett JacquesMissouriJr.10th
11.Jacob WrightWyomingSr.11th
12.Wyatt SheetsOklahoma StateSr.12th
13.Kendall ColemanPurdueJr.13th
14.Will LewanMichiganSo.14th
15.Justin ThomasOklahomaGr.15th
16.Johnny LovettCentral MichiganRSFr.16th
17.Josh HumphreysLehighJr.17th
18.Hunter WillitsOregon StateJr.18th
19.Andrew CernigliaNavySo.19th
20.Chase SaldateMichigan StateFr.20th


165 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Alex MarinelliIowaSr.1st
2.Evan WickCal PolySr.2nd
3.Keegan O’TooleMissouriRSFr.3rd
4.Shane GriffithStanfordJr.4th
5.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateJr.5th
6.Jake WentzelPittSr.6th
7.Carson KharchlaOhio StateRSFr.7th
8.Zach HartmanBucknellSr.8th
9.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateGr.9th
10.Cameron AmineMichiganRSFr.10th
11.Demetrius RomeroUtah ValleySr.11th
12.Phillip ConigliaroHarvardJr.12th
13.Julian RamirezCornellFr.13th
14.Luke WeberNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
15.Tanner CookSouth Dakota StateSo.15th
16.Peyton HallWest VirginiaSo.16th
17.Thomas BullardNC StateSr.17th
18.Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisSo.18th
19.Andrew NicholsonChattanoogaJr.19th
20.Cole MoodyWyomingSo.20th


174 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Carter StarocciPenn StateRSFr.1st
2.Michael KemererIowaGr.2nd
3.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSo.3rd
4.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSr.4th
5.Hayden HidlayNC State Sr.5th
6.Ethan SmithOhio StateSr.6th
7.Donnell WashingtonIndianaJr.7th
8.Austin MurphyCampbellJr.8th
9Chris FocaCornellSo.10th
10.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateSo.11th
11.Hayden HastingsWyomingSr.9th
12.Jackson TurleyRutgersSo.12th
13.Ben PasiukArmySo.14th
14.Michael O’MalleyDrexelJr.15th
15.Peyton MoccoMissouriSo.16th
16.Clay LauttNorth CarolinaGr.14th/184
17.Cade DevosSouth Dakota StateSo.19th
18.Andrew McNallyWisconsinSr.13th
19.Jackson HemauerNorthern ColoradoJr.17th
20.Jacob OliverEdinboroJr.18th


184 pounds

Rk. Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Aaron BrooksPenn StateSo.1st
2.Trent HidlayNC StateSo.2nd
3.Myles AmineMichiganGr.3rd
4.Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaRSFr.4th
5.John PoznanskiRutgersRSFr.5th
6.Bernie TruaxCal PolySo.6th
7.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSr.7th
8.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJr.8th
9.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJr.9th
10.Jeremiah KentMissouriSo.10th
11.Tate SamuelsonWyomingSr.11th
12.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJr.13th
13.Taylor VenzNebraskaSr.14th
14.Rocky JordanOhio StateJr.16th
15.Max LyonPurdueSr17th
16.Abe AssadIowaSo.18th
17.Zac BraunagelIllinoisSo.19th
18.Isaiah SalazarMinnesotaSo.NR
19.Gavin KaneNorth CarolinaRSFr.NR
20.Caleb HopkinsCampbellSo.20th


197 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.A.J. FerrariOklahoma StateRSFr.1st
2.Nino BonaccorsiPittJr.2nd
3.Jacob WarnerIowaSr.3rd
4.Rocky ElamMissouriRSFr.4th
5.Max DeanPenn StateJr.5th
6.Jake WoodleyOklahomaSr.6th
7.Stephan BuchananWyomingJr.7th
8.Patrick BruckiMichiganSr.8th
9.Ben DarmstadtCornellSr.9th
10.Kordell NorfleetArizona StateGr.10th
11.Eric SchultzNebraskaSr.11th
12.Thomas PenolaPurdueJr.12th
13.Greg BulsakRutgersSr.14th
14.Jay AielloVirginiaSr.15th
15.Owen PentzNorth Dakota StateSo.16th
16.Lou DeprezBinghamtonJr.20th
17.Gavin HoffmanOhio StateSo.19th
18.Isaac TrumbleNC StateRSFr.18th
19.J.T. BrownArmy-West PointSr.NR
20.Cameron CaffeyMichigan StateSr.NR



Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.         Previous
1.Gable Steveson MinnesotaJr.1st
2.Mason ParrisMichiganJr.2nd
3.Cohlton SchultzArizona StateRSFr.3rd
4.Greg KerkvlietPenn StateRSFr.4th
5.Tony CassioppiIowaJr.5th
6.Trent HillgerWisconsinSr.6th
7.Tate OrndorffOhio StateSr.7th
8.Jordan WoodLehighSr.8th
9.Matt StencelCentral MichiganSr.9th
10.Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceSo.10th
11.Zach ElamMissouriSo.11th
12.Brian AndrewsWyomingSr.12th
13.Lucas DavisonNorthwesternSo.13th
14.Nathan TraxlerVirginia TechSr.14th
15.Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardJr.15th
16.Christian LanceNebraskaSr.16th
17.Luke SurberOklahoma StateSo.17th
18.Carter IsleyNorthern IowaSr.18th
19.Lewis FernandezCornellSo.19th
20.Brandon MetzNorth Dakota StateSr.NR


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