WIN’s Feb. 21 rankings; Iowa State one of hottest entering postseason

Updated: February 21, 2022

Photo: Iowa State’s David Carr is the defending national champion and currently ranked No. 1 at 157 pounds by WIN Magazine. The Cyclones, coached by Kevin Dresser (left), won their final 13 regular-season duals to go 15-1 on the year and won the Big 12 Dual championship. (Iowa State photo)

NEWTON, Iowa — The NCAA Division I regular season has ended and Iowa State — fresh off a win over Missouri for a 13th-straight victory on the season — ranks as one of the hotter teams heading into the postseason as shown in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 21 Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Cyclones (15-1 and Big 12 Dual Team champions) moved up to No. 5 in WIN’s Dual rankings and feature eight ranked wrestlers in WIN’s rankings. Iowa State will now prepare for the upcoming the Big 12 Championships, one of seven NCAA qualifying tournaments that will be held in two weeks.

The following is a schedule of those seven conference championships:

ACCMarch 6Charlottesville, Va.
Big 10March 5-6Lincoln, Neb.
Big 12March 5-6Tulsa, Okla.
EIWAMarch 5-6Ithaca, N.Y.
MACMarch 4-5Athens, Ohio
Pac-12March 6Tempe, Ariz.
SoConMarch 5Boone, N.C.


Penn State, which ended the season with a 17-0 record, remained No. 1 in both WIN’s Dual Rankings and WIN’s Tournament Power Index, which predicts how teams will finish in the upcoming 2022 NCAA Division I Championships that will be held in Detroit, Mich., March 17-19. Excluding bonus points, the TPI is compiled from 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.

The Nittany Lions feature nine ranked wrestlers — including four No. 1-ranked wrestlers in Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184) — and earned 121.5 TPI points. The remaining Top-5 teams in the TPI including Iowa (88 points), Arizona State (71.5), Michigan (68) and Nebraska (53.5).

The other top-ranked individuals include Michigan’s Nick Suriano (125), Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis (149), Iowa State’s David Carr (157), Cal Poly’s Evan Wick (165), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (Hwt).

WIN’s next rankings will be announced on March 7, following the conference tournaments.



WIN Magazine’s Feb. 21 Tournament Power Index

Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
1.Penn State97121.5
3.Arizona State7671.5
6.NC State7453
7.Ohio State7449
8.Iowa State8446
10.Virginia Tech6337
11.Oklahoma State8335.5
12.Cal Poly3231.5
17.North Carolina4221
22t.Central Michigan3217.5
22t.Michigan State3217.5
22t.Northern Iowa5117.5
25.Appalachian State2113.5
26.West Virginia2111
27t.Oregon State6010.5
30.North Dakota State319.5
34.Air Force115.5
35t.South Dakota State204
37t.Army-West Point203.5
39t.Utah Valley203
42t.Northern Colorado102


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 21 Team Dual Rankings 

Rk.SchoolW-LPrv.Upcoming Matches
1.Penn State17-01stoff until Big Tens
2.Iowa14-12ndoff until Big Tens
3.NC State13-13rdoff until ACCs
4.Michigan12-14thoff until Big Tens
5.Iowa State15-16thoff until Big 12s
6.Missouri11-45thoff until Big 12s
7.Ohio State9-37thoff until Big Tens
8.Oklahoma State13-48thoff until Big 12s
9.Virginia Tech9-49thoff until ACCs
10.Nebraska6-510thoff until Big Tens
11.Arizona State9-412thoff until Pac-12s
12.Wisconsin12-214thoff until Big Tens
13.Minnesota4-613thoff until Big Tens
14.Cornell12-311thoff until EIWAs
15.Northern Iowa7-715thoff until Big 12s
16.Purdue10-516thoff until Big Tens
17.Rutgers16-517thoff until Big Tens
18.Northwestern7-418thoff until Big Tens
19.Michigan State10-419thoff until Big Tens
20.Penn8-220thoff until EIWAs
21.Princeton6-521stoff until EIWAs
22.South Dakota State13-422ndoff until Big 12s
23.Pittsburgh8-623rdoff until ACCs
24.Central Michigan12-424thoff until MACs
25.North Carolina8-625thoff until ACCs


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 21 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk.NameSchool YearPrevious
1.Nick SurianoMichiganSr.1st
2.Pat GloryPrincetonJr.2nd
3.Vito ArujauCornellSo.3rd
4.Brandon CourtneyArizona StateJr.4th
5.Drew HildebrandtPenn StateSr.6th
6.Killian CardinaleWest VirginiaSr.7th
7.Devin SchroderPurdueSr.10th
8.Eric BarnettWisconsinJr.9th
9.Michael DeAugustinoNorthwesternJr.5th
10.Brandon KaylorOregon StateSo.11th
11.Malik HeinselmanOhio StateSr.12th
12.Jakob CamachoNC StateSo.13th
13.Patrick McKeeMinnesotaSr.14th
14.Drake AyalaIowaFr.NR
15.Taylor LamontUtah ValleyJr.15th
16.Trevor MastrogiovaniOklahoma StateSo.8th
17.Noah SurtinMissouriSo.17th
18.Brody TeskeNorthern IowaSo.16th
19.Kysen TerukinaIowa StateSo.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.Michael McGeeArizona StateSr.4th
5.Korbin MyersVirginia TechGr.5th
6.Lucas ByrdIllinoisRSFr.6th
7.Rayvon FoleyMichigan StateJr.7th
8.Chris CannonNorthwesternSo.8th
9.Michael ColaioccoPennSo.9th
10.Dylan RagusinMichiganSo.10th
11.Micky PhillippiPittJr.11th
12.Brock HudkinsIndianaGr.12th
13.Haiden DruryUtah ValleyFr.13th
14.Devin TurnerOregon StateSr.14th
15.Malyke HinesLehighFr.15th
16.Kyle BiscogliaNorthern IowaSo.16th
17.Ramazan AttasauovIowa StateSo.17th
18.Joe HeilmannNorth CarolinaJr.18th
19.Brayden PalmerChattanoogaSo.19th
20.Joe OlivieriRutgersFr.20th


141 pounds

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


149 pounds  

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


157 pounds  

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


165 pounds  

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


174 pounds

Rk.Name                           School                      Yr.    Previous
1.Carter StarocciPenn StateRSFr1st
2.Michael KemererIowaGr.2nd
3.Mekhi LewisVirginia TechSo.3rd
4.Hayden HidlayNC StateSr.4th
5.Logan MassaMichiganGr.5th
6.Mikey LabriolaNebraskaSr.6th
7.Ethan SmithOhio StateSr.7th
8.Austin MurphyCampbellJr.8th
9.Ben PasiukArmySo.9th
10.Dustin PlottOklahoma StateSo.10th
11.Clay LauttNorth CarolinaGr.11th
12.Hayden HastingsWyomingSr.12th
13.Adam KempCal PolySo.13th
14.Chris FocaCornellSo.14th
15.Peyton MoccoMissouriSo.NR
16.Michael O’MalleyDrexelJr.16th
17.Matt FinesilverDukeSr.17th
18.Bailey O’ReillyMinnesotaSr.18th
19.Anthony MantanonaOklahomaJr.19th
20.Lance RunyonNorthern IowaRSFr.20th


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.Bernie TruaxCal PolySo.5th
6.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSr.6th
7.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJr.7th
8.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSr.8th
9.Trey MunozOregon StateRSFr.9th
10.Jonathan LoewCornellJr.10th
11.John PoznanskiRutgersRSFr.11th
12.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJr.12th
13.Donnell WashingtonIndianaJr.13th
14.Keegan MooreOklahomaSr.NR
15.Kyle CochranMarylandSr.14th
16.Taylor VenzNebraskaSr.15th
17.Tate SamuelsonWyomingSr.17th
18.Abe AssadIowaSo.16th
19.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJr.18th
20.Max LyonPurdueSr.19th


197 pounds

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



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



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