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Penn State is now No. 1 in both WIN's TPI and dual meet rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Feb. 06, 2017, 1:56 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — Penn State won the road dual at Ohio State last weekend to remain undefeated and is now rated No. 1 in both WIN’s dual-meet rankings and Tournament Power Index (TPI) in the Feb. 6 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

The Nittany Lions raised their dual record to 11-0 with the 32-12 victory over Ohio State last Friday in Columbus, Ohio, and have two more regular season home dual meets remaining this weekend: Friday vs. Illinois and Sunday vs. Maryland.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 2 in WIN’s dual rankings was Oklahoma State, which also remained undefeated (12-0) with wins at Edinboro and Kent State and will wrap up the regular season at home this weekend with duals against Wyoming and Oklahoma this Friday and Sunday.

By winning both their final duals this weekend, these top two teams would meet in the upcoming NWCA National Duals Series, Feb. 19, when Oklahoma State would play host to Penn State. Last year, the Lions beat the Cowboys at home in the championship dual of this series of duals that will feature the top eight Big Ten schools and top teams from the non-Big Ten conferences.

Penn State and Oklahoma State also remain No. 1 and 2 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI). The Lions have nine ranked wrestlers, seven in the Top 8 at their weights, and earned 103.5 TPI points compared to the Cowboys who feature 10 ranked wrestlers for 86.5 TPI points.

Just behind are Ohio State and Iowa with 82.5 and 79.5 TPI points, respectively. The Hawkeyes are rated above the Buckeyes in the dual rankings.

WIN’s TPI point totals are based on how individuals of each team are projected to finish in the 2017 NCAA Championships, March 16-18, in St. Louis, with Top-8 finishers (All-Americans) given the following points: 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 Feb. 6, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

                            

Total    

Top 8

TPI

Rk

School          

Ranked 

Ranked

Points

1

Penn State

9

7

103.5

2

Oklahoma State

10

8

86.5

3

Ohio State

7

5

82.5

4

Iowa

7

5

79.5

5

Virginia Tech

7

6

67

6

Nebraska

7

5

63

7

Missouri

6

4

62

8

Illinois

7

2

40.5

9

Lehigh

8

3

40

10

Arizona State

4

4

37.5

11

Minnesota

7

3

37

12

Cornell

3

2

34

13

Wisconsin

3

2

32.5

14

Michigan

5

2

27.5

15

NC State

6

2

22.5

16

South Dakota State

5

2

21

17t

North Dakota State

2

2

18.5

17t

Stanford

3

1

18.5

19

Princeton

4

1

18

20

Duke

3

1

16.5

21t

Edinboro

6

1

16

21t

Virginia

3

2

16

23

Rutgers

3

1

13

24

Central Michigan

5

1

12.5

25

Rider

2

1

12

26

Northern Iowa

6

0

11

27

Indiana

2

1

10

28

Wyoming

4

1

9.5

29t

North Carolina

2

1

8.5

29t

Pitt

3

1

8.5

31

Penn

3

1

8

32t

Old Dominion

2

1

7

32t

West Virginia

2

1

7

34

Oklahoma

5

0

6.5

35

Iowa State

3

0

5.5

36

Bucknell

3

0

5

37t

Army

2

0

4

37t

Oregon State

3

0

4

39

Drexel

2

0

3.5

40t

Chattanooga

3

0

3

41t

Appalachian State

2

0

2.5

41t

Buffalo

3

0

2.5

41t

Campbell U.

2

0

2.5

41t

Northern Illinois

2

0

2.5

41t

Navy

2

0

2.5

46t

American U.

1

0

2

46t

CSU Bakersfield

2

0

2

46t

Hofstra

1

0

2

46t

Ohio U.

2

0

2

50t

Clarion

1

0

1.5

50t

Maryland

1

0

1.5

52t

Binghamton

1

0

1

52t

Lock Haven

1

0

1

52t

SIU-Edwardsville

1

0

1

52t

Utah Valley

1

0

1

WIN’s Feb. 6, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

Rk

School

Prev

W-L

1

Penn State

2nd

11-0

2

Oklahoma State

1st

12-0

3

Iowa

3rd

10-2

4

Ohio State

4th

8-2

5

Virginia Tech

5th

15-1

6

Nebraska

6th

12-1

7

Missouri

7th

10-3

8

NC State

8th

12-1

9

Cornell

9th

10-2

10

Illinois

10th

8-2

11

Rutgers

11th

11-3

12

Lehigh

12th

8-4

13

Minnesota

13th

6-4

14

South Dakota State

14th

12-3

15

Oklahoma

17th

9-5

16

Central Michigan

18th

7-2

17

Michigan

15th

8-5

18

Northern Iowa

16th

9-3

19

Wisconsin

19th

3-5

20

Appalachian State

22nd

12-2

21

Arizona State

23rd

8-4

22

Stanford

21st

8-3

23

North Dakota State

20th

12-4

24

Virginia

NR

10-5

25

North Carolina

24th

6-6

WIN’s Feb. 6, 2017  NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Thomas Gilman

(1st)

Sr.

Iowa

2

Nick Suriano

(2nd)

Fr.

Penn State

3

Joey Dance

(3rd)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

4

Josh Rodriguez

(4th)

Sr.

North Dakota State

5

Tim Lambert

(5th)

Sr.

Nebraska

6

Ethan Lizak

(6th)

So.

Minnesota

7

Darian Cruz

(7th)

Jr.

Lehigh

8

Jack Mueller

(8th)

Fr.

Virginia

9

Sean Russell

(9th)

So.

Edinboro

10

Josh Terao

(10th)

Jr.

American U.

11

Dylan Peters

(11th)

Sr.

Northern Iowa

12

Nick Piccininni

(12th)

RFr.

Oklahoma State

13

Sean Fausz

(NR)

So.

NC State

14

Nathan Kraisser

(16th)

Sr.

Campbell U.

15

Drew Templeman

(NR)

So.

Wyoming

16

Conor Youtsey

(13th)

Sr.

Michigan

17

Shakur Laney

(14th)

So.

Ohio U.

18

Kyle Akins

(NR)

So.

Buffalo

19

Alfredo Rodriguez

(19th)

Sr.

SIUE

20

Elijah Oliver

(20th)

So.

Indiana

133 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Nathan Tomasello

(1st)

Jr.

Ohio State

2

Cory Clark

(2nd)

Sr.

Iowa

3

Zane Richards

(3rd)

Sr.

Illinois

4

Eric Montoya

(4th)

Sr.

Nebraska

5

Seth Gross

(5th)

So.

South Dakota State

6

Kaid Brock

(6th)

So.

Oklahoma State

7

Steven Micic

(7th)

Fr.

Michigan

8

Dom Forys

(8th)

Jr.

Pitt

9

Scott Parker

(9th)

So.

Lehigh

10

Josh Alber

(10th)

Jr.

Northern Iowa

11

Kevin Devoy

(11th)

Sr.

Drexel

12

Earl Hall

(13th)

Sr.

Iowa State

13

John Erneste

(14th)

So.

Missouri

14

Bryan Lantry

(15th)

So.

Buffalo

15

Joey Palmer

(NR)

Sr.

Oregon State

16

Connor Schram

(12th)

Jr.

Stanford

17

Cameron Kelly

(17th)

So.

Ohio U.

18

Mitch McKee

(16th)

Fr.

Minnesota

19

Korbin Myers

(19th)

RFr.

Edinboro

20

Jamal Morris

(NR)

So.

NC State

141 Pounds                                 

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Dean Heil

(1st)

Jr.

Oklahoma State

2

Joey McKenna

(2nd)

So.

Stanford

3

Kevin Jack

(3rd)

Jr.

NC State

4

Matt Kolodzik

(4th)

Fr.

Princeton

5

Anthony Ashnault

(5th)

Jr.

Rutgers

6

George DiCamillo

(7th)

Sr.

Virginia

7

Joseph Ward

(6th)

Sr.

North Carolina

8

Bryce Meredith

(8th)

Jr.

Wyoming

9

Jayden Eierman

(9th)

RFr.

Missouri

10

Tyler Smith

(10th)

Jr.

Bucknell

11

Logan Everett

(11th)

Sr.

Army

12

Randy Cruz

(12th)

Sr.

Lehigh

13

Colton McCrystal

(13th)

Jr.

Nebraska

14

Jimmy Gulibon

(14th)

Sr.

Penn State

15

Tommy Thorn

(15th)

So.

Minnesota

16

Brock Zacherl

(16th)

So.

Clarion

17

Luke Pletcher

(17th)

Fr.

Ohio State

18

Jared Prince

(18th)

Fr.

Navy

19

Topher Carton

(19th)

Sr.

Iowa

20

Russell Rohlfing

(20th)

RFr.

CSU Bakersfield

149 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Zain Retherford

(1st)

Jr.

Penn State

2

Lavion Mayes

(2nd)

Sr.

Missouri

3

Anthony Collica

(3rd)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

4

Brandon Sorensen

(4th)

Jr.

Iowa

5

Micah Jordan

(5th)

So.

Ohio State

6

Solomon Chishko

(6th)

So.

Virginia Tech

7

Justin Oliver

(7th)

So.

Central Michigan

8

Sam Speno

(10th)

Sr.

NC State

9

Patricio Lugo

(11th)

So.

Edinboro

10

Max Thomsen

(8th)

RFr.

Northern Iowa

11

Laike Gardner

(12th)

Sr.

Lehigh

12

Joey Delgado

(9th)

Sr.

Oregon State

13

Davion Jeffries

(16th)

So.

Oklahoma

14

Steve Bleise

(13th)

So.

Northern Illinois

15

Matt Cimato

(14th)

Sr.

Drexel

16

Alfred Bannister

(17th)

So.

Maryland

17

Alex Kocer

(18th)

Sr.

South Dakota State

18

Ken Theobold

(19th)

Sr.

Rutgers

19

Jordan Laster

(20th)

Sr.

Princeton

20

Eric Barone

(NR)

Fr.

Illinois

157 Pounds                                  

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Jason Nolf

(1st)

So.

Penn State

2

Michael Kemerer

(2nd)

RFr.

Iowa

3

Tyler Berger

(3rd)

So.

Nebraska

4

Jordan Kutler

(4th)

RFr.

Lehigh

5

Joey Lavallee

(5th)

Sr.

Missouri

6

Joe Smith

(6th)

So.

Oklahoma State

7

Clay Ream

(8th)

Jr.

North Dakota State

8

Josh Shields

(9th)

RFr.

Arizona State

9

Russell Parsons

(10th)

Sr.

Army

10

Clark Glass

(11th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

11

Colin Heffernan

(7th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

12

Sal Mastriani

(12th)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

13

Kyle Langenderfer

(13th)

Jr.

Illinois

14

Brian Murphy

(16th)

Sr.

Michigan

15

Archie Colgan

(14th)

Jr.

Wyoming

16

Victor Lopez

(15th)

Sr.

Bucknell

17

Jake Short

(17th)

Jr.

Minnesota

18

Thomas Bullard

(18th)

Fr.

NC State

19

May Bethea

(19th)

Jr.

Penn

20

Andrew Atkinson

(20th)

Jr.

Virginia

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

Chad Walsh

(5th)

Jr.

Rider

6

Vincenzo Joseph

(6th)

RFr.

Penn State

7

Anthony Valencia

(7th)

RFr.

Arizona State

8

Austin Matthews

(11th)

Jr.

Edinboro

9

Chandler Rogers

(9th)

So.

Oklahoma State

10

Dylan Palacio

(10th)

Sr.

Cornell

11

Bryce Steiert

(8th)

So.

Northern Iowa

12

Nick Wanzek

(12th)

Jr.

Minnesota

13

Yoanse Mejias

(17th)

Jr.

Oklahoma

14

Mitch Minotti

(13th)

Sr.

Lehigh

15

TeShan Campbell

(14th)

So.

Pitt

16

Dylan Cottrell

(15th)

Sr.

West Virginia

17

Jake Faust

(16th)

Jr.

Duke

18

Branson Ashworth

(18th)

So.

Wyoming

19

Lorenzo De La Riva

(NR)

RFr.

CSU Bakersfield

20

Luke Zilverberg

(19th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

174 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Zahid Valencia

(1st)

RFr.

Arizona State

2

Bo Jordan

(2nd)

Jr.

Ohio State

3

Brian Realbuto

(3rd)

Sr.

Cornell

4

Ryan Preisch

(4th)

So.

Lehigh

5

Zach Epperly

(5th)

Jr.

Virginia Tech

6

Mark Hall

(6th)

Fr.

Penn State

7

Casey Kent

(7th)

Sr.

Penn

8

Kyle Crutchmer

(8th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

9

Lelund Weatherspoon

(9th)

Sr.

Iowa State

10

Taylor Lujan

(10th)

RFr.

Northern Iowa

11

Ethan Ramos

(11th)

Jr.

North Carolina

12

Myles Amine

(12th)

RFr.

Michigan

13

Alex Meyer

(13th)

Sr.

Iowa

14

Zac Brunson

(14th)

Sr.

Illinois

15

Jadaen Bernstein

(16th)

Jr.

Navy

16

David Kocer

(15th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

17

C.J. Brucki

(NR)

Jr.

Central Michigan

18

Austin Trott

(20th)

Sr.

Appalachian State

19

Jonathan Schleifer

(19th)

Jr.

Princeton

20

Connor Bass

(18th)

Sr.

Duke

184 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Gabe Dean

(1st)

Sr.

Cornell

2

Bo Nickal

(2nd)

So.

Penn State

3

Timothy Dudley

(3rd)

Sr.

Nebraska

4

Sammy Brooks

(4th)

Sr.

Iowa

5

Nolan Boyd

(5th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

6

Nathan Jackson

(6th)

Sr.

Indiana

7

Zach Zavatsky

(7th)

So.

Virginia Tech

8

Jack Dechow

(8th)

Sr.

Old Dominion

9

Myles Martin

(9th)

So.

Ohio State

10

Pat Downey

(10th)

Jr.

Iowa State

11

Mike Macchiavello

(11th)

Jr.

NC State

12

Emery Parker

(12th)

So.

Illinois

13

Nicholas Gravina

(13th)

Jr.

Rutgers

14

Steven Schneider

(14th)

Jr.

Binghamton

15

Dakota Geer

(15th)

Fr.

Edinboro

16

Drew Foster

(16th)

So.

Northern Iowa

17

Bryce Carr

(17th)

Jr.

Chattanooga

18

Jordan Ellingwood

(18th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

19

Ville Heino

(20th)

Jr.

Campbell

20

Bryce Carr

(NR)

Jr.

Chattanooga

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

Kollin Moore

(4th)

RFr.

Ohio State

5

Aaron Studebaker

(5th)

Sr.

Nebraska

6

Nate Rotert

(6th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

7

Jake Smith

(8th)

Jr.

West Virginia

8

Preston Weigel

(7th)

So.

Oklahoma State

9

Brett Harner

(9th)

Sr.

Princeton

10

Matt McCutcheon

(10th)

Jr.

Penn State

11

Ryan Wolfe

(11th)

Sr.

Rider

12

Kevin Beazley

(13th)

Jr.

Old Dominion

13

Ricky Robertson

(14th)

Jr.

Wisconsin

14

Austin Severn

(12th)

Sr.

Central Michigan

15

Shawn Scott

(15th)

Sr.

Northern Illinois

16

Tom Sleigh

(16th)

Jr.

Bucknell

17

Frank Mattiace

(17th)

So.

Penn

18

James Benjamin

(18th)

Sr.

Buffalo

19

Brad Johnson

(19th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

20

Tanner Orndorff

(20th)

RFr.

Utah Valley

Heavyweight

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Kyle Snyder

(1st)

Jr.

Ohio State

2

Connor Medbery

(2nd)

Sr.

Wisconsin

3

Jake Kasper

(3rd)

Jr.

Duke

4

Ty Walz

(4th)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

5

Nick Nevills

(5th)

So.

Penn State

6

Austin Schafer

(6th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

7

Michael Kroells

(7th)

Sr.

Minnesota

8

Tanner Hall

(8th)

So.

Arizona State

9

Denzel Dejournette

(9th)

Sr.

Appalachian State

10

Collin Jensen

(11th)

Sr.

Nebraska

11

Nathan Butler

(10th)

Jr.

Stanford

12

Michael Hughes

(12th)

Sr.

Hofstra

13

Ryan Solomon

(13th)

Jr.

Pitt

14

Jared Johnson

(14th)

Sr.

Chattanooga

15

Brooks Black

(15th)

Jr.

Illinois

16

Doug Vollaro

(16th)

Sr.

Lehigh

17

Thomas Haines

(17th)

So.

Lock Haven

18

Ross Larson

(18th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

19

Billy Miller

(20th)

So.

Edinboro

20

Cody Crawford

(NR)

Jr.

Oregon State