The top four, Oklahoma St., Iowa, Penn St., Ohio St., separated by seven points in WIN Div. I TPI rankings this week

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Dec. 19, 2016, 4:50 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa — NCAA Division I wrestling has completed its first semester and four teams have established themselves as front-runners to win this season’s NCAA Championships with Oklahoma State, Iowa, Penn State and Ohio State only separated by seven points in WIN’s Dec. 19, 2016 Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Oklahoma State (5-0), coming off a dual victory over Cornell and winning the Reno Tournament of Champion with its reserve wrestlers last weekend, remain WIN’s top-ranked team in both WIN’s Dual Rankings and Tournament Power Index. The Cowboys earned 90.5 points in the TPI, based on 10 ranked wrestlers and seven rated among the Top 8 (predicting 2017 All-Americans) in their weight class.

Iowa (5-0) has moved up to No. 2 in the TPI with 88 points as all seven ranked wrestlers are rated among the Top 8.

Penn State (4-0), which was unable to compete in the Reno TOC because of travel difficulties, remains No. 2 in the Dual Rankings and No. 3 in the TPI with 86.5 points. The defending NCAA champions feature eight ranked wrestlers and six in the Top 8.

Ohio State (4-0) is ranked No. 4 in both WIN’s Dual-Team Rankings and Tournament Power Index with 83.5 points. Of the seven Buckeyes ranked this week, six are listed among the Top 8.

The TPI is based on the schools’ wrestlers who are rated in WIN’s individual rankings, predicting possible All-American placement (top eight finishers per weight) in the 2017 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 16-18 in St. Louis.

WIN’s TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 1st – 20 (16 AA points + 4 advancement points); 2nd – 16 (12+4); 3rd – 13.5 (10+3.5); 4th – 12.5 (9+3.5); 5th – 10 (7+3); 6th – 9 (6+3); 7th – 6.5 (4+2.5); 8th – 5.5 (3+2.5). Additional points for other rankings include: 9th/12th – 2; 13th/16th – 1.5; 17th-20th – 1. TPI points will be lower than the final actual NCAA tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

WIN’s next Tournament Power Index, Dual and Individual rankings will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

WIN’s Dec. 19  Team Dual Rankings

Rk

School

Prev

W-L

1

Oklahoma State

1st

5-0

2

Penn State

2nd

4-0

3

Iowa

3rd

5-0

4

Ohio State

4th

4-0

5

Missouri

5th

3-1

6

Virginia Tech

6th

4-1

7

Nebraska

7th

7-0

8

Cornell

8th

3-1

9

NC State

9th

3-0

10

Lehigh

10th

5-1

11

Illinois

11th

1-0

12

Rutgers

12th

6-1

13

Minnesota

13th

3-1

14

Central Michigan

14th

1-0

15

Michigan

15th

3-1

16

Wisconsin

16th

3-0

17

South Dakota State

17th

3-2

18

Stanford

18th

2-1

19

Arizona State

19th

1-1

20

Pittsburgh

20th

4-2

21

Northern Iowa

21st

3-2

22

Oklahoma

22nd

1-2

23

Appalachian State

23rd

5-1

24

Wyoming

NR

1-1

25

Virginia

NR

4-2

WIN’s Dec. 19 NCAA Div. I Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.

School

Total

Top 8

TPI

Ranked

Ranked

Points

1.

Oklahoma State

10

7

90.5

2.

Iowa

7

7

88

3.

Penn State

8

6

86.5

4.

Ohio State

7

6

83

5.

Virginia Tech

6

5

71.5

6.

Missouri

8

5

70

7.

Cornell

6

3

49.5

8.

Nebraska

7

4

47.5

9.

Lehigh

8

4

43.5

10.

Illinois

5

2

41

11.

Wisconsin

5

2

33.5

12.

Minnesota

6

2

32

13.

South Dakota State

4

2

27.5

14.

Michigan

5

2

27

15.

Arizona State

4

2

22

16t.

Central Michigan

4

2

21.5

16t.

Stanford

5

1

21.5

18.

Northern Iowa

6

1

20.5

19t.

North Dakota State

2

2

19

19t.

Princeton

5

1

19

21.

NC State

5

1

16.5

22.

Penn

3

1

16

23.

West Virginia

2

2

15.5

24.

Rutgers

4

1

14.5

25.

North Carolina

2

2

12

26.

Edinboro

4

1

11.5

27.

Wyoming

4

1

10

28.

Rider

3

1

8.5

29.

Pitt

3

1

8

30.

Oklahoma

6

0

7.5

31.

Old Dominion

2

1

7

32t.

Appalachian State

2

1

6.5

32t.

Indiana

2

1

6.5

34.

Iowa State

3

0

6

35.

Virginia

3

0

5.5

36.

Bucknell

3

0

4.5

37.

Northern Illinois

2

0

3.5

38.

Maryland

2

0

3

39t.

Army

2

0

2.5

39t.

Chattanooga

2

0

2.5

39t.

Drexel

2

0

2.5

39t.

Michigan State

2

0

2.5

39t.

Ohio U.

2

0

2.5

39t.

SIU-Edwardsville

2

0

2.5

45t.

American U.

1

0

2

45t.

CSU Bakersfield

2

0

2

45t.

Duke

1

0

2

45t.

Northern Colorado

2

0

2

49t.

Binghamton

1

0

1.5

49t.

Campbell U.

1

0

1.5

49t.

Eastern Michigan

1

0

1.5

49t.

Oregon State

1

0

1.5

53t.

Air Force

1

0

1

53t.

Clarion

1

0

1

53t.

Columbia

1

0

1

53t.

Gardner-Webb

1

0

1

WIN’s Dec. 19  NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Thomas Gilman

(1st)

Sr.

Iowa

2

Joey Dance

(2nd)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

3

Josh Rodriguez

(3rd)

Sr.

North Dakota State

4

Dylan Peters

(4th)

Sr.

Northern Iowa

5

Nick Suriano

(5th)

Fr.

Penn State

6

Darian Cruz

(6th)

Jr.

Lehigh

7

Barlow McGhee

(7th)

Jr.

Missouri

8

Tim Lambert

(8th)

Sr.

Nebraska

9

Jose Rodriguez

(10th)

RFr.

Ohio State

10

Sean Russell

(11th)

So.

Edinboro

11

Ethan Lizak

(13th)

So.

Minnesota

12

Nick Piccininni

(12th)

RFr.

Oklahoma State

13

Nathan Kraisser

(9th)

Sr.

Campbell U.

14

Jack Mueller

(15th)

Fr.

Virginia

15

Alfredo Rodriguez

(16th)

Sr.

SIUE

16

Noah Gonser

(17th)

RFr.

Eastern Michigan

17

Trey Andrews

(18th)

Sr.

Northern Colorado

18

Noah Baughman

(NR)

Fr.

Cornell

19

Josh Terao

(NR)

Jr.

American U.

20

Elijah Oliver

(20th)

So.

Indiana

133 Pounds                                                                

Rk      Name                                Prev.            Yr.          School

1

Cory Clark

(1st)

Sr.

Iowa

2

Zane Richards

(2nd)

Sr.

Illinois

3

Nathan Tomasello

(3rd)

Jr.

Ohio State

4

Seth Gross

(4th)

So.

South Dakota State

5

Eric Montoya

(5th)

Sr.

Nebraska

6

Kaid Brock

(6th)

So.

Oklahoma State

7

Steven Micic

(7th)

Fr.

Michigan

8

Dom Forys

(8th)

Jr.

Pitt

9

Earl Hall

(9th)

Sr.

Iowa State

10

Jaydin Eierman

(10th)

RFr.

Missouri

11

Scott Parker

(11th)

So.

Lehigh

12

Tyson Dippery

(12th)

Jr.

Rutgers

13

Kevin Devoy

(13th)

Sr.

Drexel

14

Josh Alber

(14th)

Jr.

Northern Iowa

15

Sean Fausz

(15th)

So.

NC State

16

Mark Grey

(16th)

Sr.

Cornell

17

Tyler Goodwin

(17th)

Jr.

Maryland

18

Mitch McKee

(18th)

Fr.

Minnesota

19

Cameron Kelly

(19th)

So.

Ohio U.

20

Connor Schram

(14th/125)

Jr.

Stanford

141 Pounds                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Dean Heil

(1st)

Jr.

Oklahoma State

2

Joey McKenna

(2nd)

So.

Stanford

3

Matt Kolodzik

(3rd)

Fr.

Princeton

4

Randy Cruz

(4th)

Sr.

Lehigh

5

Kevin Jack

(5th)

Jr.

NC State

6

Anthony Ashnault

(6th)

Jr.

Rutgers

7

Joseph Ward

(8th)

Sr.

North Carolina

8

Bryce Meredith

(7th)

Jr.

Wyoming

9

Matt Manley

(9th)

Sr.

Missouri

10

George DiCamilo

(10th)

Sr.

Virginia

11

Colton McCrystal

(12th)

Jr.

Nebraska

12

Tyler Smith

(13th)

Jr.

Bucknell

13

Logan Everett

(14th)

Sr.

Army

14

Cole Martin

(15th)

RFr.

Wisconsin

15

Mike Longo

(16th)

Jr.

Oklahoma

16

Javier Gasca III

(11th)

Jr.

Michigan State

17

Brock Zacherl

(17th)

So.

Clarion

18

Russell Rohlfing

(18th)

RFr.

CSU Bakersfield

19

Sal Profaci

(19th)

RFr.

Michigan

20

Timmy Box

(20th)

Sr.

Northern Colorado

149 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Zain Retherford

(1st)

Jr.

Penn State

2

Brandon Sorensen

(2nd)

Jr.

Iowa

3

Anthony Collica

(3rd)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

4

Lavion Mayes

(4th)

Sr.

Missouri

5

Micah Jordan

(5th)

So.

Ohio State

6

Justin Oliver

(6th)

So.

Central Michigan

7

Patricio Lugo

(7th)

So.

Edinboro

8

Laike Gardner

(8th)

Sr.

Lehigh

9

Solomon Chishko

(9th)

So.

Virginia Tech

10

Cole Mendenhall

(NR)

Sr.

Wyoming

11

Sam Speno

(11th)

Sr.

NC State

12

Alfred Bannister

(12th)

So.

Maryland

13

Joey Delgado

(14th)

Sr.

Oregon State

14

Ken Theobold

(15th)

Sr.

Rutgers

15

Max Thomsen

(16th)

RFr.

Northern Iowa

16

Steve Bleise

(17th)

So.

Northern Illinois

17

Andrew Crone

(18th)

So.

Wisconsin

18

Jordan Laster

(19th)

Sr.

Princeton

19

Matt Cimato

(20th)

Sr.

Drexel

20

Davion Jeffries

(13th)

So.

Oklahoma

157 Pounds                                  

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Jason Nolf

(1st)

So.

Penn State

2

Dylan Palacio

(2nd)

Sr.

Cornell

3

Joe Smith

(3rd)

So.

Oklahoma State

4

Joey Lavallee

(5th)

Sr.

Missouri

5

Tyler Berger

(6th)

So.

Nebraska

6

Colin Heffernan

(7th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

7

Michael Kemerer

(8th)

RFr.

Iowa

8

Clay Ream

(9th)

Jr.

North Dakota State

9

Jake Short

(10th)

Jr.

Minnesota

10

Jordan Kutler

(11th)

RFr.

Lehigh

11

Andrew Atkinson

(12th)

Jr.

Virginia

12

Brian Murphy

(13th)

Sr.

Michigan

13

Bryant Clagon

(14th)

Jr.

Rider

14

Trevor Lopez

(15th)

Sr.

Bucknell

15

Josh Shields

(16th)

RFr.

Arizona State

16

Colin Holler

(18th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

17

Russell Parsons

(19th)

Sr.

Army

18

DaWaylon Barnes

(NR)

Jr.

Oklahoma

19

Archie Colgan

(NR)

Jr.

Wyoming

20

May Bethea

(NR)

Jr.

Penn

165 Pounds

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Isaiah Martinez

(1st)

Jr.

Illinois

2

Logan Massa

(2nd)

Fr.

Michigan

3

Isaac Jordan

(3rd)

Sr.

Wisconsin

4

Daniel Lewis

(4th)

So.

Missouri

5

Mitch Minotti

(5th)

Sr.

Lehigh

6

Dylan Cottrell

(6th)

Sr.

West Virginia

7

Vincenzo Joseph

(7th)

RFr.

Penn State

8

Chad Walsh

(8th)

Jr.

Rider

9

Clark Glass

(10th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

10

Jake Faust

(11th)

Jr.

Duke

11

Bryce Steiert

(13th)

So.

Northern Iowa

12

Austin Matthews

(14th)

Jr.

Edinboro

13

Anthony Valencia

(15th)

RFr.

Arizona State

14

Chandler Rogers

(9th)

So.

Oklahoma State

15

Branson Ashworth

(12th)

So.

Wyoming

16

Austin Reese

(16th)

So.

Ohio U.

17

TeShan Campbell

(18th)

So.

Pitt

18

Keaton Subjeck

(19th)

Jr.

Stanford

19

Brandon Womack

(20th)

RFr.

Cornell

20

Drew Hughes

(NR)

Fr.

Michigan State

174 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Zach Epperly

(1st)

Jr.

Virginia Tech

2

Bo Jordan

(2nd)

Jr.

Ohio State

3

Casey Kent

(3rd)

Sr.

Penn

4

Zahid Valencia

(5th)

RFr.

Arizona State

5

Brian Realbuto

(6th)

Sr.

Cornell

6

Kyle Crutchmer

(4th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

7

Alex Meyer

(7th)

Sr.

Iowa

8

Ethan Ramos

(8th)

Jr.

North Carolina

9

Taylor Lujan

(9th)

RFr.

Northern Iowa

10

Lelund Weatherspoon

(10th)

Sr.

Iowa State

11

Geno Morelli

(11th)

Sr.

Penn State

12

Nicholas Wanzek

(12th)

Jr.

Minnesota

13

Zac Brunson

(13th)

Sr.

Illinois

14

Myles Amine

(14th)

RFr.

Michigan

15

C.J. Brucki

(15th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

16

Jim Wilson

(16th)

Sr.

Stanford

17

Ryan Preisch

(17th)

So.

Lehigh

18

David Kocer

(18th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

19

Jonathan Schleifer

(19th)

Jr.

Princeton

20

Nick Kee

(20th)

Jr.

Appalachian State

184 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Gabe Dean

(1st)

Sr.

Cornell

2

Timothy Dudley

(2nd)

Sr.

Nebraska

3

Bo Nickal

(3rd)

So.

Penn State

4

Myles Martin

(4th)

So.

Ohio State

5

Nolan Boyd

(5th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

6

Sammy Brooks

(6th)

Sr.

Iowa

7

Zach Zavatsky

(7th)

So.

Virginia Tech

8

Nathan Jackson

(9th)

Sr.

Indiana

9

Pat Downey

(8th)

Jr.

Iowa State

10

Willie Miklus

(10th)

Jr.

Missouri

11

Nicholas Gravina

(11th)

Jr.

Rutgers

12

Jordan Ellingwood

(12th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

13

Jack Dechow

(13th)

Sr.

Old Dominion

14

Mike Macchiavello

(14th)

Jr.

NC State

15

Emery Parker

(15th)

So.

Illinois

16

Steven Schneider

(16th)

Jr.

Binghamton

17

Hunter Gamble

(17th)

Sr.

Gardner-Webb

18

Bryce Carr

(18th)

Jr.

Chattanooga

19

Drew Foster

(19th)

So.

Northern Iowa

20

Dakota Geer

(20th)

Fr.

Edinboro

197 Pounds                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

J'den Cox

(1st)

Sr.

Missouri

2

Brett Pfarr

(2nd)

Sr.

Minnesota

3

Jared Haught

(3rd)

Jr.

Virginia Tech

4

Nate Rotert

(4th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

5

Preston Weigel

(5th)

So.

Oklahoma State

6

Kollin Moore

(6th)

RFr.

Ohio State

7

Jake Smith

(7th)

Jr.

West Virginia

8

Kevin Beazley

(8th)

Jr.

Old Dominion

9

Aaron Studebaker

(9th)

Sr.

Nebraska

10

Brett Harner

(10th)

Sr.

Princeton

11

Shawn Scott

(11th)

Sr.

Northern Illinois

12

Matt McCutcheon

(12th)

Jr.

Penn State

13

Ryan Wolfe

(14th)

Sr.

Rider

14

Ricky Robertson

(16th)

Jr.

Wisconsin

15

Malik McDonald

(17th)

So.

NC State

16

Frank Mattiace

(18th)

So.

Penn

17

Brad Johnson

(19th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

18

Parker Hines

(20th)

Sr.

Air Force

19

Tom Sleigh

(NR)

Jr.

Bucknell

20

Matt Williams

(NR)

Jr.

CSU Bakersfield

Heavyweight

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Kyle Snyder

(1st)

Jr.

Ohio State

2

Connor Medbery

(2nd)

Sr.

Wisconsin

3

Ty Walz

(3rd)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

4

Nick Nevills

(4th)

So.

Penn State

5

Sam Stoll

(5th)

So.

Iowa

6

Michael Kroells

(6th)

Sr.

Minnesota

7

Tanner Hall

(7th)

So.

Arizona State

8

Denzel Dejournette

(8th)

Sr.

Appalachian State

9

Austin Schafer

(9th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

10

Collin Jensen

(10th)

Sr.

Nebraska

11

Nathan Butler

(11th)

Jr.

Stanford

12

Brooks Black

(12th)

Jr.

Illinois

13

Doug Vollaro

(13th)

Sr.

Lehigh

14

Jared Johnson

(15th)

Sr.

Chattanooga

15

Ryan Solomon

(16th)

Jr.

Pitt

16

Ray O'Donnell

(17th)

Sr.

Princeton

17

Brett Dempsey

(18th)

Jr.

American U.

18    

Garrett Ryan

(19th)

Jr.

Columbia

19

Ross Larson

(14th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

20

Jack McKiernan

(20th)

So.

SIUE