20 new wrestlers in WIN Div. I individual rankings, as Penn State keeps No. 1 in both team rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Dec. 04, 2017, 5:17 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa — There are 20 wrestlers who are new to WIN’s Dec. 4 Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

That includes Nebraska’s redshirt freshman Taylor Venz, who is rated No. 6 at 184 pounds after finishing third at the Las Vegas Invitational while three Wisconsin Badgers joined the rankings: sophomore Eli Stickley (16th at 141), redshirt freshman Zander Wick (19th at 149) and sophomore Hunter Ritter (18th at 197).

Meanwhile, Cornell freshman Yianni Diakomihalis made one of the bigger jumps — moving from ninth to third at 141 pounds — after winning the CKLV championship last weekend.

In WIN’s latest team rankings Penn State, which rallied from a 15-0 deficit to beat Lehigh, 23-19, on Sunday, Dec. 3, retained its No. 1 ranking in both WIN’s Dual Rankings and Tournament Power Index.

The Nittany Lions, winners of six of the last seven NCAA championships, feature seven ranked wrestlers in this week’s rankings, all of whom are ranked in the Top 8 of their weight class — including top-ranked: Zain Retherford (149), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (184) — to tally 119 TPI points.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) awards teams points for individuals ranked in the respective weight classes based on how many potential All-Americans each school could produce at the 2018 NCAA Championships this March. 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‚Äątournament points because it does not include bonus points.

Ohio State, coming off a second straight Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational championship without some of its ranked wrestlers, remained No. 2 with 113 TPI points. The Buckeyes have a rated wrestler at all 10 weight classes, including three top-ranked wrestlers: Nathan Tomasello (125), Kollin Moore (197) and Kyle Snyder (Hwt).

Oklahoma State and Michigan remained No. 3 and 4 as both schools feature eight ranked wrestlers, six in the Top 8 of their weight classes.

The other top-ranked wrestlers are South Dakota State’s Seth Gross (133), Oklahoma State Dean Heil (141) and Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia, who was named O.W. of last weekend’s CKLV.

 

WIN Dual Team Rankings for Dec. 4, 2017

 

Rank

School

Record

Previous

1

Penn State

(4-0)

1st

2

Ohio State

(3-0)

2nd

3

Oklahoma State

(3-0)

3rd

4

Lehigh

(4-1)

4th

5

Michigan

(1-1)

5th

6

Missouri

(6-0)

6th

7

Iowa

(5-0)

7th

8

Virginia Tech

(3-1)

8th

9

NC State

(8-0)

9th

10

Nebraska

(2-0)

10th

11

Minnesota

(2-1)

11th

12

Cornell

(1-0)

12th

13

Rutgers

(3-1)

13th

14

Arizona State

(2-2)

14th

15

Northern Iowa

(1-1)

15th

16

South Dakota State

(3-2)

16th

17

Illinois

(1-1)

17th

18

Central Michigan

(1-1)

18th

19

Purdue

(3-0)

19th

20

Wisconsin

(2-0)

20th

21

Edinboro

(2-1)

21st

22

Oklahoma

(1-2)

22nd

23

Lock Haven

(1-0)

NR

24

Rider

(2-1)

23rd

25

North Carolina

(1-2)

24th



WIN's Dec. 4, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)                                                                                                                                   

Rk

School

Total Ranked Wrestlers

Top 8

TPI Points

1

Penn State

7

7

119.5

2

Ohio State

10

8

113

3

Oklahoma State

8

6

79.5

4

Michigan

8

6

74.5

5

Missouri

6

5

54

6

Lehigh

6

4

53.5

7

NC State

5

4

52

8

Arizona State

6

3

47

9

Rutgers

7

3

43.5

10

Iowa

5

3

38.5

11

Virginia Tech

5

3

35.5

12

South Dakota State

4

2

28

13

Minnesota

6

2

26.5

14

Northern Iowa

5

3

24

15

Illinois

4

1

21

16

Nebraska

5

2

20.5

17

Cornell

5

1

19.5

18

Central Michigan

6

1

19

19t

Wyoming

3

1

16

19t

Oregon State

3

2

16

19t

Rider

3

1

16

19t

Wisconsin

6

2

16

23

Princeton

2

1

15

24t

Virginia

3

1

12

24t

North Carolina

2

1

12

26

Duke

2

1

11

27

Edinboro

4

1

10.5

28t

Maryland

3

1

9.5

28t

Navy

4

1

9.5

28t

Northwestern

4

1

9.5

28t

Lock Haven

3

1

9.5

32

Stanford

4

0

7.5

33t

West Virginia

1

1

6.5

33t

CSU Bakersfield

5

0

6.5

35

Pitt

4

0

6

36

Buffalo

3

0

5

37

American U.

2

0

4

38t

Oklahoma

2

0

3

38t

Penn

2

0

3

38t

Chattanooga

2

0

3

38t

Utah Valley

2

0

3

38t

Binghamton

2

0

3

38t

Drexel

2

0

3

44t

Michigan State

2

0

2.5

44t

Bucknell

2

0

2.5

44t

Appalachian State

2

0

2.5

47t

Clarion

1

0

2

47t

Hofstra

1

0

2

47t

North Dakota State

1

0

2

47t

Iowa State

2

0

2

51t

Northern Colorado

1

0

1.5

51t

Campbell

1

0

1.5

51t

Cleveland State

1

0

1.5

51t

Ohio U.

1

0

1.5

55t

Purdue

1

0

1

55t

Columbia

1

0

1

55t

Harvard

1

0

1

55t

Northern Illinois

1

0

1

  WIN's Individual Rankings for Dec. 4, 2017                                                                                                                                     

125 pounds                                                                                                                                

Wt/Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State

Senior

1st

2.

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Sophomore

2nd

3.

Nick Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

4th

4.

Darian Cruz

Lehigh

Senior

5th

5.

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Junior

3rd

6.

Sean Fausz

NC State

Junior

7th

7.

Sean Russell

Edinboro

Junior

8th

8.

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

Junior

12th

9.

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

RS Freshman

11th

10.

Kyle Akins

Buffalo

Junior

10th

11.

Taylor Lamont

Utah Valley

RS Freshman

17th

12.

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Junior

6th

13.

Connor Schram

Stanford

Senior

9th

14.

Drew Mattin

Michigan

RS Freshman

NR

15.

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Sophomore

15th

16.

Louie Hayes

Virginia

Freshman

16th

17.

Christian Moody

Oklahoma

Sophomore

19th

18.

Luke Welch

Purdue

Senior

14th

19.

Jacob Schwarm

Northern Iowa

Sophomore

NR

20.

Brock Hudkins

Northern Illinois

Sophomore

20th

133 pounds                                                                                                                                

Wt/Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Seth Gross

South Dakota State

Junior

1st

2.

Scott Parker

Lehigh

Junior

3rd

3.

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

4th

4.

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Sophomore

2nd

5.

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Sophomore

5th

6.

Jack Mueller

Virginia

Sophomore

7th

8.

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Sophomore

11th

7.

John Erneste

Missouri

Junior

8th

9.

Josh Terao

American U.

Junior

13th

10.

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Junior

9th

11.

Scott Delvecchio

Rutgers

Senior

10th

12.

Austin DeSanto

Drexel

Freshman

20th

13.

Dom Forys

Pitt

Senior

6th

14.

Cameron Kelly

Ohio U.

Junior

17th

15.

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

Freshman

15th

16.

Anthony Cefolo

Rider

Junior

19th

17.

Korbin Myers

Edinboro

Sophomore

NR

18.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

RS Freshman

NR

19.

Dennis Gustafson

Virginia Tech

Senior

NR

20.

Sean Nickell

CSU Bakersfield

Junior

14th

141 pounds                                                                                                                                

Wt/Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Dean Heil

Oklahoma State

Senior

1st

2.

Kevin Jack

NC State

Senior

2nd

3.

Yianni Diakomihalis

Cornell

Freshman

9th

4.

Bryce Meredith

Wyoming

Senior

3rd

5.

Jaydin Eierman

Missouri

Sophomore

4th

6.

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

Senior

5th

7.

Joey McKenna

Ohio State

Junior

6th

8.

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Junior

12th

9.

Chad Red

Nebraska

RS Freshman

13th

10.

Tommy Thorn

Minnesota

Junior

7th

11.

Jared Prince

Navy

Sophomore

10th

12.

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Junior

11th

13.

Ryan Diehl

Maryland

Junior

14th

14.

Nick Zanetta

Pitt

Senior

NR

15.

Tyler Smith

Bucknell

Senior

16th

16.

Eli Stickley

Wisconsin

Sophomore

NR

17.

Russell Rohlfing

CSU Bakersfield

Sophomore

17th

18.

Kanen Storr

Iowa State

RS Freshman

20th

19.

Mason Smith

Central Michigan

Sophomore

18th

20.

Javier Gasca III

Michigan State

Senior

8th

149 pounds                                                                                                                                

Wt/Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Zain Retherford

Penn State

Senior

1st

2.

Brandon Sorensen

Iowa

Senior

2nd

3.

Matthew Kolodzik

Princeton

Sophomore

4th

4.

Justin Oliver

Central Michigan

Junior

7th

5.

Troy Heilmann

North Carolina

Senior

12th

6.

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Sophomore

3rd

7.

Boo Lewallen

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

NR

8.

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

RS Freshman

8th

9.

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Sophomore

11th

10.

Colton McCrystal

Nebraska

Senior

6th

11.

Solomon Chishko

Virginia Tech

Junior

9th

12.

Josh Maruca

Arizona State

Sophomore

13th

13.

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Junior

10th

14.

Alfred Bannister

Maryland

Junior

14th

15.

Matt Zovistoski

Appalachian State

Junior

16th

16.

Ronnie Perry

Lock Haven

Senior

19th

17.

Grant Leeth

Missouri

Junior

18th

18.

Eleazar Deluca

Rutgers

Senior

15th

19.

Zander Wick

Wisconsin

RS Freshman

NR

20.

Jamal Morris

NC State

Junior

20th

157 pounds                                                                                                                                

Wt/Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Junior

1st

2.

Joey Lavallee

Missouri

Senior

2nd

3.

Michael Kemerer

Iowa

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Richie Lewis

Rutgers

Senior

5th

5.

Alex Pantaleo

Michigan

Junior

8th

6.

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Sophomore

6th

7.

Micah Jordan

Ohio State

Junior

7th

8.

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Junior

4th

9.

Paul Fox

Stanford

Junior

12th

10.

Archie Colgan

Wyoming

Senior

13th

11.

Colin Heffernan

Central Michigan

Senior

9th

12.

B.J. Clagon

Rider

Senior

11th

13.

Luke Zilverberg

South Dakota State

Senior

14th

14.

Coleman Hammond

CSU Bakersfield

Senior

NR

15.

Clayton Ream

North Dakota State

Senior

10th

16.

Andrew Atkinson

Virginia

Senior

16th

17.

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Junior

17th

18.

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Senior

20th

19.

Tristan Rifanburg

Binghamton

Sophomore

NR

20.

Jake Short

Minnesota

Senior

18th

165 pounds                                                                                                                                

Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Isaiah Martinez

Illinois

Senior

2nd

3.

Logan Massa

Michigan

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Chad Walsh

Rider

Senior

4th

5.

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Sophomore

5th

6.

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Junior

6th

7.

Chance Marsteller

Lock Haven

Junior

8th

8.

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

Freshman

17th

9.

Nick Wanzek

Minnesota

Senior

7th

10.

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Sophomore

11th

11.

Te-Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Junior

9th

12.

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

RS Freshman

12th

13.

Anthony Valencia

Arizona State

Sophomore

10th

14.

Jonathan Schleifer

Princeton

Senior

19th

15.

Austin Matthews

Edinboro

Senior

16th

16.

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Junior

13th

17.

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Sophomore

NR

18.

Gordon Wolf

Lehigh

Junior

NR

19.

Jon Jay Chaves

Cornell

Junior

20th

20.

Lorenzo DeLaRiva

CSU Bakersfield

Sophomore

18th

174 pounds                                                                                                                                

Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Mark Hall

Penn State

Sophomore

2nd

3.

Bo Jordan

Ohio State

Senior

3rd

4.

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Junior

4th

5.

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Sophomore

5th

6.

Myles Amine

Michigan

Sophomore

8th

7.

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Sophomore

6th

8.

Jadaen Bernstein

Navy

Senior

7th

9.

Keaton Subjeck

Stanford

Senior

12th

10.

Yoanse Mejias

Oklahoma

Senior

14th

11.

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Junior

9th

12.

Ethan Ramos

North Carolina

Senior

10th

13.

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Senior

11th

14.

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Junior

13th

15.

C.J. Brucki

Central Michigan

Senior

15th

16.

Drew Hughes

Michigan State

Sophomore

16th

17.

David Kocer

South Dakota State

Senior

17th

18.

Josef Johnson

Harvard

Senior

18th

19.

Jordan Pagano

Rutgers

Junior

20th

20.

Forrest Pryzbysz

Appalachian State

Senior

NR

184 pounds                                                                                                                                

Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Junior

1st

2.

Myles Martin

Ohio State

Junior

2nd

3.

Pete Renda

NC State

Senior

3rd

4.

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Junior

4th

5.

Dominic Abounader

Michigan

Senior

5th

6.

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

RS Freshman

NR

7.

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Junior

7th

8.

Ricky Robertson

Wisconsin

Senior

6th

9.

Emery Parker

Illinois

Junior

9th

10.

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Junior

8th

11.

Nick Gravina

Rutgers

Senior

11th

12.

Steven Schneider

Binghamton

Senior

12th

13.

Bryce Carr

Chattanooga

Senior

13th

14.

Max Dean

Cornell

Freshman

14th

15.

Dylan Gabel

Northern Colorado

Junior

15th

16.

Nick Corba

Cleveland State

Senior

16th

17.

Mitch Sliga

Northwestern

Senior

17th

18.

Joe Heyob

Penn

Senior

18th

19.

Jordan Ellingwood

Central Michigan

Senior

10th

20.

Michael Coleman

Navy

Senior

20th

197 pounds                                                                                                                                

Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Jared Haught

Virginia Tech

Senior

2nd

3.

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Junior

3rd

4.

Mike Macchiavello

NC State

Senior

6th

5.

Anthony Cassar

Penn State

Sophomore

7th

6.

Willie Miklus

Missouri

Senior

9th

7.

Jake Smith

West Virginia

Senior

5th

8.

Nate Rotert

South Dakota State

Senior

8th

9.

Kevin Beazley

Michigan

Graduate

4th

10.

Frank Mattiace

Penn

Senior

10th

11.

Jeric Kasunic

American U.

Senior

15th

12.

Matt Williams

CSU Bakersfield

Senior

11th

13.

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Sophomore

12th

14.

Corey Griego

Oregon State

Junior

13th

15.

Ben Honis

Cornell

Junior

NR

16.

Scottie Boykin

Chattanooga

Junior

17th

17.

Tom Sleigh

Bucknell

Senior

19th

18.

Hunter Ritter

Wisconsin

Sophomore

NR

19.

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Junior

NR

20.

Steban Cervantes

Navy

Senior

20th

Heavyweight                                                                                                                      

Rank

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Kyle Snyder

Ohio State

Senior

1st

2.

Adam Coon

Michigan

Graduate

2nd

3.

Nick Nevills

Penn State

Junior

3rd

4.

Tanner Hall

Arizona State

Junior

5th

5.

Jacob Kasper

Duke

Senior

6th

6.

Amarveer Dhesi

Oregon State

Senior

4th

7.

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Junior

7th

8.

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Junior

8th

9.

Mike Hughes

Hofstra

Senior

10th

10.

Derek White

Oklahoma State

Junior

11th

11.

Nathan Butler

Stanford

Senior

12th

12.

Ryan Solomon

Pitt

Senior

9th

13.

Jere Heino

Campbell

Junior

13th

14.

Billy Miller

Edinboro

Junior

14th

15.

Thomas Haines

Lock Haven

Junior

16th

16.

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

RS Freshman

17th

17.

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Junior

18th

18.

Garrett Ryan

Columbia

Senior

19th

19.

Newton Smerchek

Central Michigan

Senior

20th

20.

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sophomore

NR