All-Americans Hildebrandt and Massa among seven newcomers to WIN’s Jan. 10 TPI and Rankings

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Updated: January 10, 2022

Photos: Top, Penn State’s Drew Hildebrandt defeated Indiana’s Jacob Moran in a 125-pound match last Sunday in State College, Pa., after transferring from Central Michigan, where he finished fourth in last year’s NCAAs. Hildebrandt also won a match against Maryland last weekend and he is ranked No. 8 in WIN’s rankings. Bottom photo: Logan Massa (right), who earned a pair of All-American honors (3rd at 165 in 2017 and fifth last March at 174) in his first five years at Michigan, saw his first action last weekend and is rated No. 6 by WIN.

NEWTON, Iowa — Seven wrestlers, including two former All-Americans in Drew Hildebrandt and Logan Massa, had success last week to earn national rankings for the first time this winter in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 10 Tournament Power Index and Team/Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Hildebrandt, a former All-American from Central Michigan, made his debut for No. 1 Penn State at 125 pounds last weekend and is rated No. 8 in this week’s rankings. Hildebrandt, who finished fourth nationally for the Chippewas in 2021, joins six other Top-8 ranked PSU wrestlers — including four No. 1s: Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184)  — as the Nittany Lions earned 112.5 TPI points in this week’s poll.

Like Hildebrandt, Massa earned another year of eligibility from the NCAA because of the pandemic after claiming two All-American honors — third in 2017 at 165 and fifth last March at 174 — for the Wolverines. The graduate student, now in his sixth year in Ann Arbor, is ranked sixth at 174. Overall, Michigan ranks third in WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 73 points and features a ranked wrestler at each weight. One the most notable names among their six Top-8 wrestlers is Nick Suriano, the former NCAA champ from Rutgers, who held onto his No. 2 ranking at 125 with his first match in a Wolverine singlet last weekend.

Defending national champion Iowa, ranked second behind Penn State in both WIN’s Dual rankings and TPI, also feature a ranked wrestler at each weight class as Abe Assad rejoined the rankings at No. 17 at 184 pounds. The Hawkeyes, who have 84 TPI points, have two wrestlers ranked as high as No. 2: Jaydin Eierman (141) and Michael Kemerer (174), who saw his first action of the season last weekend for the Hawkeyes.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index 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 points 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.

Another newcomer to this week’s rankings was Pitt’s Cole Matthews (No. 16 at 141). The Panther moved into that spot after upsetting Michigan’s Stevan Micic. Meanwhile, the 174-pound weight class welcomed Purdue’s Gerrit Nijenhuis and Wisconsin’s Andrew McNally to WIN’s weekly rankings, while Lehigh’s A.J. Burkhart earned a No. 20 ranking at 184 pounds.

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 10 Tournament Power Index

RkSchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Points
1.Penn State87112.5
2.Iowa10684
3.Michigan10673
4.Arizona State8664.5
5.Oklahoma State8564
6.NC State9454
7.Northwestern5447.5
8.Cornell6247
9t.Missouri9242
9t.Ohio State8342
11t.Iowa State5235
11t.Minnesota4235
11t.Nebraska6435
14t.Stanford3334
14t.Virginia Tech7334
16.Cal Poly3231
17.Rutgers5228.5
18.Princeton3220.5
19.Wyoming6118.5
20.North Carolina3217.5
21t.Lehigh5114.5
21t.Northern Iowa3114.5
23.Wisconsin5113
24.Appalachian State1112
25.West Virginia2111.5
26.Oklahoma4111
27.Oregon State509.5
28.Central Michigan319
29.Illinois317.5
30tCampbell217
30t.Pitt407
32.Purdue406
33t.Air Force115.5
33t.Maryland115.5
35.North Dakota State304.5
36.Army-West Point204
37t.Duke203.5
37t.Harvard203.5
37t.South Dakota State203.5
40t.Michigan State203
40t.Penn203
42t.Columbia202.5
42t.Northern Illinois202.5
42t.Utah Valley202.5
42t.Virginia202.5
46t.Binghamton101.5
46t.Indiana101.5
48t.Bucknell101
48t.Chattanooga101
48t.CSU Bakersfield101
48t.Drexel101

 

 

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 10 Dual Rankings

 

RkSchoolW-LPreviousUpcoming
1.Penn State10-02ndvs. Rutgers (1/16)
2.Iowa8-01stat Northwestern (1/14), at Illinois (1/16)
3.Oklahoma State8-03rdat West Virginia, with Columbia (1/16)
4.NC State6-14thoff until 1/21 (vs. Virginia Tech)
5.Michigan4-05that Ohio State (1/14)
6.Missouri6-27that SIUE (1/16)
7.Arizona State3-18that Pitt (1/14), at Princeton (1/16)
8.Ohio State5-09thvs. Michigan (1/14)
9.Nebraska3-16that Minnesota (1/14)
10.Virginia Tech4-312thvs. George Mason (1/15)
11.Minnesota2-211thvs. Nebraska (1/14), vs. Wisconsin (1/16)
12.Wisconsin6-015that Minnesota (1/16)
13.Cornell3-210thvs. Army-West Point (1/15)
14.Iowa State4-117thvs. CSU Bake. (1/12), at Wyom (1/14), at MSUN (1/16)
15.Purdue7-218thvs. Michigan State (1/15)
16.Rutgers11-113thvs. Illinois (1/14), at Penn State (1/16)
17.Lehigh6-420thvs. Columbia (1/14), vs. Navy (1/15)
18.Illinois2-016that Rutgers (1/14), vs. Iowa (1/16)
19.Wyoming0-114thvs. Iowa State (1/14), vs. North Dakota St. (1/16)
20.Pittsburgh4-321stvs. Arizona State (1/14)
21.Northwestern2-219thvs. Iowa (1/14)
22.South Dakota State5-122ndat Utah Valley (1/15)
23.Northern Iowa1-523rdat Northern Colorado (1/14)
24.North Carolina4-424thoff until 1/ 21 (Duke)
25.Oklahoma2-225that Virginia Duals (1/14-15)

 

 

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 10 Individual Rankings

 

125 pounds

Rk.NameSchool YearPrevious
1.Vito ArujauCornellSo.1st
2.Nick SurianoMichiganSr.2nd
3.Pat GloryPrincetonJr.3rd
4.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJr.4th
5.Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaSr.5th
6.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternJr.15th
7.Trevor MastrogiovaniOklahoma StateSo.6th
8.Drew HildebrandtPenn StateSr.NR
9.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSr.7th
10.Eric BarnettWisconsinJr.8th
11.Jakob CamachoNC StateSo.9th
12.Brandon KaylorOregon StateSo.11th
13.Drake AyalaIowaFr.14th
14.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJr.12th
15.Devin SchroederPurdueSr.10th
16.Brody TeskeNorthern IowaSo.13th
17.Noah SurtinMissouriSo.16th
18.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateSr.17th
19.Jaret LaneLehighSr.18th
20.Sam LatonaVirginia TechRSFr.19th

 

133 pounds

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

 

 

141 pounds

Rk.Name                               School                      Yr.  Previous
1.Nick LeePenn StateSr.1st
2.Jaydin EiermanIowaSr.2nd
3.Sebastian RiveraRutgersGr.3rd
4.Real WoodsStanfordJr.4th
5.Ian ParkerIowa StateSr.6th
6.Andrew AlirezNorthern ColoradoRSFr.7th
7.Kizhan ClarkNorth CarolinaGr.8th
8.Chad RedNebraskaSr.9th
9.Allan HartMissouriJr.10th
10.Stevan MicicMichiganGr.5th
11.Clay CarlsonSouth Dakota StateSo.11th
12.Grant WillitsOregon StateJr.12th
13.Dresden SimonCentral MichiganSr.13th
14.Jesse VasquezArizona StateFr.14th
15.Dylan D’EmilioOhio StateSo.15th
16.Cole MatthewsPittJr.NR
17.Jake BergelandMinnesotaSr.16th
18.Ryan JackNC StateFr.17th
19.Matt KasimirColumbiaJr.18th
20.Carter YoungOklahoma StateFr.19th

 

149 pounds

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

 

157 pounds

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

 

165 pounds

Rk. Name                           School                      Yr.     Previous
1.Evan WickCal PolySr.1st
2.Keegan O’TooleMissouriRSFr.2nd
3.Alex MarinelliIowaSr.3rd
4.Shane GriffithStanfordJr.4th
5.Travis WittlakeOklahoma StateJr.5th
6.Carson KharchlaOhio StateRSFr.6th
7.Dean HamitiWisconsinFr.7th
8.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateGr.8th
9.Julian RamirezCornellFr.9th
10.Cameron AmineMichiganRSFr.10th
11.Jake WentzelPittSr.11th
12.Phillip ConigliaroHarvardJr.13th
13.Peyton HallWest VirginiaSo12th
14.Luke WeberNorth Dakota StateSr.14th
15.Josh OgunsanyaColumbiaSo.15th
16.Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisSo.16th
17.Cole MoodyWyomingSo.17th
18.Zach HartmanBucknellSr.18th
19.Justin McCoyVirginiaSo.19th
20.Thomas BullardNC StateGr.20th

 

174 pounds

Rk.Name                           School                      Yr.    Previous
1.Carter StarocciPenn StateRSFr1st
2.Michael KemererIowaGr.2nd
3.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSo.3rd
4.Hayden HidlayNC StateSr.5th
5.Ethan SmithOhio StateSr.6th
6.Logan MassaMichiganGr.NR
7.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSr.4th
8.Austin MurphyCampbellJr.7th
9.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateSo.9th
10.Adam KempCal PolySo.11th
11.Ben PasiukArmySo.12th
12Chris FocaCornellSo.8th
13.Cade DevosSouth Dakota StateSo.13th
14.Peyton MoccoMissouriSo.14th
15.Jackson TurleyRutgersSo.10th
16.Matt FinesilverDukeSr.15th
17.Hayden HastingsWyomingSr.16th
18.Michael O’MalleyDrexelJr.17th
19.Gerrit NijenhuisPurdueSo.NR
20.Andrew McNallyWisconsinSr.NR

 

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.Kyle CochranMarylandSr.8th
9.Trey MunozOregon StateRSFr.9th
10.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJr.11th
11.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSr.12th
12.Jonathan LoewCornellJr.10th
13.Donnell WashingtonIndianaJr.13th
14.Tate SamuelsonWyomingSr.14th
15.Jeremiah KentMissouriSo.15th
16.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJr.16th
17.Abe AssadIowaSo.NR
18.Zac BraunagelIllinoisSo.18th
19.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJr.19th
20.A.J. BurkhartLehighSo.NR

 

 

197 pounds

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

 

Heavyweight

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

 

 

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