WIN Magazine’s 2022 NCAA Division I Team and Individual Ranks

Updated: March 8, 2022

Photo: Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis (right), who has not competed in an NCAA Division I Championships since 2019 when he captured a second national title, is picked to win a third championship at 149 pounds next week in Detroit, Mich.

NEWTON, Iowa — The qualifying tournaments are complete and it’s time to predict which team and individuals will perform the best at the 2022 NCAA Division I Championships that will be held March 17-19 in Detroit, Mich.

With that in mind, WIN Magazine is predicting that Penn State will win its first team championship since 2019 with the Nittany Lions followed by Michigan, Iowa, Arizona State and NC State, based on WIN’s Tournament Power Index.

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.

Unlike the regular-season rankings, this final rating predicts which wrestlers will win an individual championship and who will place among the Top 8 in their weight class to earn All-American honors.

Among the ten individual weight classes, WIN is predicting that two of Penn State’s defending national champs — Roman Bravo-Young (133) and Carter Starocci (174) — as well as Iowa State’s David Carr (157) and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (Hwt) will repeat in this year’s tournament that will be held in Little Caesars Arena.

Meanwhile, WIN is predicting that Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis, who missed the last two national tournaments, will capture his third national championship at 149 pounds and will be joined on the individual championship stand by teammate and fellow EIWA champion Vito Arujau at 125 pounds.

The remaining four champions are expected to be Rutgers’ Sebastian Rivera (141), Cal Poly’s Evan Wick (165), Michigan’s Myles Amine (184) and Wyoming’s Stephan Buchanan. (197).

WIN Magazine’s 2022 NCAA Div. I Tournament Power Index (TPI) and Prediction


Rk.SchoolTotal RankTop 8TPI Pts
1.Penn State96105.5
4.Arizona State7567.5
5.NC State9456.5
6t.Ohio State8446
8.Virginia Tech6442.5
9.Iowa State7340
12t.Cal Poly4232
15.Oklahoma State7228.5
21.Northern Iowa5119.5
22.West Virginia2216.5
24.Appalachian State3114.5
25.South Dakota State4114
27.Northern Colorado1110
28t.Air Force119
28t.North Carolina4110.5
30t.Central Michigan318.5
30t.Michigan State318.5
30t.Oregon State508.5
37t.Northern Illinois203
37t.Utah Valley203
40.Army-West Point202.5
46t.CSU Bakersfield101.5


WIN Magazine’s 2022 Pre-NCAA Individual Predictions


125 pounds

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


141 pounds

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



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.Austin GomezWisconsinJr.9th
8.Ridge LovettNebraskaSo.7th
9.Max MurinIowaSr.10th
10.Josh HeilCampbellSr.14th
11.Yahya ThomasNorthwesternGr.11th
12.Mike VanBrillRutgersSr.15th
13.Kaden GfellerOklahoma StateSr.16th
14.Beau BartlettPenn StateRSFr.17th
15.P.J. OgunsanyaArmy-West PointSr.13th
16.Josh FinesilverDukeJr.12th
17.Willie McDougaldOklahomaRSFr.18th
18.Jaden AbasStanfordSo.8th
19.Anthony ArtalonaPennJr.20th
20.Legend LamerCal PolyRSFr.NR



157 pounds  

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


165 pounds  

Rk. Name                           School                      Yr.     Previous
1.Evan WickCal PolySr.1st
2.Shane GriffithStanfordJr.3rd
3.Keegan O’TooleMissouriRSFr.2nd
4.Alex MarinelliIowaSr.5th
5.Dean HamitiWisconsinFr.6th
6.Carson KharchlaOhio StateRSFr.4th
7.Peyton HallWest VirginiaSo10th
8.Cameron AmineMichiganRSFr.9th
9.Phillip ConigliaroHarvardJr.13th
10.Jake WentzelPittSr.12th
11.Zach HartmanBucknellSr.16th
12.Austin YantNorthern IowaJr.14th
13.Anthony ValenciaArizona StateGr.8th
14.Josh OgunsanyaColumbiaSo.17th
15.Luke WeberNorth Dakota StateSr.11th
16.Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisSo.18th
17.Julian RamirezCornellFr.15th
18.Justin McCoyVirginiaSr.NR
19.Thomas BullardNC StateGr.20th
20.Will FormatoAppalachian StateJr.19th


174 pounds

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


184 pounds

Rk. Name                             School                      Yr.    Previous
1.Myles AmineMichiganGr.3rd
2.Aaron BrooksPenn StateSo.1st
3.Trent HidlayNC StateSo.2nd
4.Parker KeckeisenNorthern IowaRSFr.4th
5.Bernie TruaxCal PolySo.5th
6.Kaleb RomeroOhio StateSr.6th
7.Marcus ColemanIowa StateJr.7th
8.Hunter BolenVirginia TechJr.12th
9.Trey MunozOregon StateRSFr.9th
10.Jonathan LoewCornellJr.10th
11.Kyle CochranMarylandSr.15th
12.Keegan MooreOklahomaSr.14th
13.Dakota GeerOklahoma StateSr.8th
14.Jeremiah KentMissouriSo.NR
15.Brit WilsonNorthern IllinoisJr.19th
16.Gavin KaneNorth CarolinaRSFr.NR
17.Zac BraunagelIllinoisSo.NR
18.Tate SamuelsonWyomingSr.17th
19.Taylor VenzNebraskaSr.16th
20.Travis StefanikPrincetonJr.NR



197 pounds

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



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.Wyatt HendricksonAir ForceSo.8th
7.Jordan WoodLehighSr.6th
8.Matt StencelCentral MichiganSr.7th
9.Lucas DavisonNorthwesternSo.9th
10.Nathan TraxlerVirginia TechSr.13th
11.Trent HillgerWisconsinSr.10th
12.Christian LanceNebraskaSr.12th
13.Tate OrndorffOhio StateSr.14th
14.Luke LuffmanIllinoisSo.18th
15.Zach ElamMissouriSo.15th
16.Lewis FernandesCornellSo.16th
17.Sam SchuylerIowa StateSr.17th
18.Luke SurberOklahoma StateSo.NR
19.A.J. NevillsSouth Dakota StateSr.NR
20.Quinn MillerVirginiaGr.NR


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