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Valencia new No. 1 at 174, Penn State and Oklahoma State remain top teams in WIN rankings

By WIN Magazine | Jan. 30, 2017, 3:12 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia has taken over the No. 1 position at 174 pounds while Penn State and Oklahoma State remain the top teams in WIN’s Jan. 30 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Valencia, a redshirt freshman who has compiled a 27-0 record with bonus points in 19 of his victories — including eight by pin — moved into the top spot in his weight class after previously top-ranked Virginia Tech’s Zach Epperly lost in overtime to Lehigh’s Ryan Preisch last Friday. Valencia edged out Ohio State’s Bo Jordan — who is 9-0 with eight bonus-points wins, including three by fall — in this week’s rankings.

Meanwhile, both Penn State and Oklahoma State are now the only undefeated teams at 10-0 — after Ohio State lost to Iowa on Friday. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 1 in WIN Tournament Power Index, while the Cowboys, No. 2 in the TPI, rank ahead of the Lions in WIN’s Dual Team rankings.

The two teams could meet in the upcoming NWCA National Duals Series, Feb. 19, when Oklahoma State could host Penn State in a dual meet if the Lions win the Big Ten dual season. Penn State and Ohio State, which fell behind Iowa in WIN’s Dual rankings, are scheduled to wrestle this Friday in State College, Pa.

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 Jan. 30, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

                           

Total    

Top 8

TPI

Rank

School

Ranked

Ranked

Points

1

Penn State

9

7

103.5

2

Oklahoma State

10

8

86.5

3

Ohio State

8

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

Lehigh

8

3

40.5

9

Illinois

6

2

40

10

Minnesota

7

3

37.5

11

Cornell

4

2

37

12

Arizona State

4

3

34

13

Wisconsin

4

2

32.5

14

Michigan

5

2

27.5

15

South Dakota State

5

2

22.5

16

Stanford

4

1

21

17t

Northern Iowa

6

2

18.5

17t

NC State

4

1

18.5

19

North Dakota State

2

2

18

20

Princeton

4

1

16.5

21t

Duke

3

1

16

21t

Central Michigan

4

2

16

23

Virginia

3

2

13

24

Rutgers

3

1

12.5

25

Rider

2

1

12

26

North Carolina

2

1

11

27

Indiana

2

1

10

28

Edinboro

6

0

9.5

29t

Pitt

3

1

8.5

29t

Penn

3

1

8.5

31

Wyoming

3

1

8

32t

West Virginia

2

1

7

32t

Old Dominion

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

Appalachian State

3

0

4

39

Drexel

2

0

3.5

40

Northern Illinois

2

0

3

41t

Navy

2

0

2.5

41t

Buffalo

2

0

2.5

41t

Campbell U.

2

0

2.5

41t

Ohio U.

2

0

2.5

41t

Chattanooga

2

0

2.5

46t

Eastern Michigan

2

0

2

46t

American U.

1

0

2

46t

Hofstra

1

0

2

46t

Oregon State

1

0

2

50t

Binghamton

1

0

1.5

50t

Clarion

1

0

1.5

51t

CSU Bakersfield

1

0

1

51t

SIUE

1

0

1

51t

Lock Haven

1

0

1

51t

Northern Colorado

1

0

1

51t

Maryland

1

0

1

51t

Purdue

1

0

1

51t

Utah Valley

1

0

1

51t

Gardner-Webb

1

0

1

WIN’s Jan. 30, 2017 Team Dual Rankings

Rk

School

Prev

W-L

1

Oklahoma State

1st

10-0

2

Penn State

2nd

10-0

3

Iowa

4th

8-2

4

Ohio State

3rd

8-1

5

Virginia Tech

5th

15-1

6

Nebraska

6th

12-1

7

Missouri

7th

9-3

8

NC State

8th

10-1

9

Cornell

9th

9-2

10

Illinois

12th

6-2

11

Rutgers

11th

10-3

12

Lehigh

10th

8-4

13

Minnesota

13th

6-2

14

South Dakota State

14th

10-3

15

Michigan

19th

7-4

16

Northern Iowa

16th

9-2

17

Oklahoma

17th

8-4

18

Central Michigan

18th

3-2

19

Wisconsin

15th

3-4

20

North Dakota State

21st

10-3

21

Stanford

22nd

8-2

22

Appalachian State

23rd

11-2

23

Arizona State

24th

7-4

24

North Carolina

25th

6-5

25

Pittsburgh

20th

8-4

WIN’s Jan. 30, 2017  NCAA Div. I Individual Rankings

125 Pounds    

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Thomas Gilman

(1st)

Sr.

Iowa

2

Nick Suriano

(4th)

Fr.

Penn State

3

Joey Dance

(2nd)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

4

Josh Rodriguez

(3rd)

Sr.

North Dakota State

5

Tim Lambert

(5th)

Sr.

Nebraska

6

Ethan Lizak

(6th)

So.

Minnesota

7

Darian Cruz

(8th)

Jr.

Lehigh

8

Jack Mueller

(7th)

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

(13th)

RFr.

Oklahoma State

13

Conor Youtsey

(NR)

Sr.

Michigan

14

Shakur Laney

(14th)

So.

Ohio U.

15

Johnny Jimenez

(15th)

Jr.

Wisconsin

16

Nathan Kraisser

(12th)

Sr.

Campbell U.

17

Noah Gonser

(16th)

RFr.

Eastern Michigan

18

Jose Rodriguez

(17th)

RFr.

Ohio State

19

Alfredo Rodriguez

(18th)

Sr.

SIUE

20

Elijah Oliver

(19th)

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

Connor Schram

(16th)

Jr.

Stanford

13

Earl Hall

(14th)

Sr.

Iowa State

14

John Erneste

(15th)

So.

Missouri

15

Bryan Lantry

(17th)

So.

Buffalo

16

Mitch McKee

(13th)

Fr.

Minnesota

17

Cameron Kelly

(18th)

So.

Ohio U.

18

Luke Welch

(20th)

Jr.

Purdue

19

Korbin Myers

(19th)

RFr.

Edinboro

20

Colby Smith

(NR)

Fr.

Appalachian 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

Joseph Ward

(6th)

Sr.

North Carolina

7

George DiCamillo

(7th)

Sr.

Virginia

8

Bryce Meredith

(8th)

Jr.

Wyoming

9

Jayden Eierman

(9th)

RFr.

Missouri

10

Tyler Smith

(11th)

Jr.

Bucknell

11

Logan Everett

(12th)

Sr.

Army

12

Randy Cruz

(10th)

Sr.

Lehigh

13

Colton McCrystal

(13th)

Jr.

Nebraska

14

Jimmy Gulibon

(14th)

Sr.

Penn State

15

Tommy Thorn

(16th)

So.

Minnesota

16

Brock Zacherl

(17th)

So.

Clarion

17

Luke Pletcher

(19th)

Fr.

Ohio State

18

Jared Prince

(18th)

Fr.

Navy

19

Topher Carton

(15th)

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

(4th)

Sr.

Missouri

3

Anthony Collica

(2nd)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

4

Brandon Sorensen

(3rd)

Jr.

Iowa

5

Micah Jordan

(5th)

So.

Ohio State

6

Solomon Chishko

(7th)

So.

Virginia Tech

7

Justin Oliver

(6th)

So.

Central Michigan

8

Max Thomsen

(8th)

RFr.

Northern Iowa

9

Joey Delgado

(10th)

Sr.

Oregon State

10

Sam Speno

(11th)

Sr.

NC State

11

Patricio Lugo

(12th)

So.

Edinboro

12

Laike Gardner

(9th)

Sr.

Lehigh

13

Steve Bleise

(13th)

So.

Northern Illinois

14

Matt Cimato

(14th)

Sr.

Drexel

15

Joey Galasso

(15th)

So.

Cornell

16

Davion Jeffries

(16th)

So.

Oklahoma

17

Alfred Bannister

(17th)

So.

Maryland

18

Alex Kocer

(18th)

Sr.

South Dakota State

19

Ken Theobold

(19th)

Sr.

Rutgers

20

Jordan Laster

(20th)

Sr.

Princeton

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

(6th)

Sr.

Missouri

6

Joe Smith

(5th)

So.

Oklahoma State

7

Colin Heffernan

(8th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

8

Clay Ream

(9th)

Jr.

North Dakota State

9

Josh Shields

(7th)

RFr.

Arizona State

10

Russell Parsons

(11th)

Sr.

Army

11

Clark Glass

(12th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

12

Sal Mastriani

(17th)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

13

Kyle Langenderfer

(18th)

Jr.

Illinois

14

Archie Colgan

(13th)

Jr.

Wyoming

15

Victor Lopez

(10th)

Sr.

Bucknell

16

Brian Murphy

(16th)

Sr.

Michigan

17

Jake Short

(19th)

Jr.

Minnesota

18

Thomas Bullard

(NR)

Fr.

NC State

19

May Bethea

(20th)

Jr.

Penn

20

Andrew Atkinson

(17th)

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

Bryce Steiert

(8th)

So.

Northern Iowa

9

Chandler Rogers

(10th)

So.

Oklahoma State

10

Dylan Palacio

(9th)

Sr.

Cornell

11

Austin Matthews

(11th)

Jr.

Edinboro

12

Nick Wanzek                   

(12th)

Jr.

Minnesota

13

Mitch Minotti

(NR)

Sr.

Lehigh

14

TeShan Campbell

(14th)

So.

Pitt

15

Dylan Cottrell

(17th)

Sr.

West Virginia

16

Jake Faust

(16th)

Jr.

Duke

17

Yoanse Mejias

(15th)

Jr.

Oklahoma

18

Branson Ashworth

(18th)

So.

Wyoming

19

Luke Zilverberg

(19th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

20

Keilan Torres

(NR)

Jr.

Northern Colorado

174 Pounds                                                                

Rk

Name

Prev.

Yr.

School

1

Zahid Valencia

(3rd)

RFr.

Arizona State

2

Bo Jordan

(2nd)

Jr.

Ohio State

3

Brian Realbuto

(4th)

Sr.

Cornell

4

Ryan Preisch

(5th)

So.

Lehigh

5

Zach Epperly

(1st)

Jr.

Virginia Tech

6

Mark Hall

(10th)

Fr.

Penn State

7

Casey Kent

(6th)

Sr.

Penn

8

Kyle Crutchmer

(7th)

Sr.

Oklahoma State

9

Lelund Weatherspoon

(8th)

Sr.

Iowa State

10

Taylor Lujan

(9th)

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

David Kocer

(15th)

Jr.

South Dakota State

16

Jadaen Bernstein

(16th)

Jr.

Navy

17

Jim Wilson

(17th)

Sr.

Stanford

18

Connor Bass

(19th)

Sr.

Duke

19

Jonathan Schleifer

(20th)

Jr.

Princeton

20

Austin Trott

(NR)

Sr.

Appalachian State

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

(16th)

Fr.

Edinboro

16

Drew Foster

(17th)

So.

Northern Iowa

17

Bryce Carr

(15th)

Jr.

Chattanooga

18

Jordan Ellingwood

(18th)

Jr.

Central Michigan

19

Hunter Gamble

(20th)

Sr.

Gardner-Webb

20

Ville Heino

(NR)

Jr.

Campbell

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

Preston Weigel

(7th)

So.

Oklahoma State

8

Jake Smith

(8th)

Jr.

West Virginia

9

Brett Harner

(9th)

Sr.

Princeton

10

Matt McCutcheon

(11th)

Jr.

Penn State

11

Ryan Wolfe

(12th)

Sr.

Rider

12

Austin Severn

(NR)

Sr.

Central Michigan

13

Kevin Beazley

(13th)

Jr.

Old Dominion

14

Ricky Robertson

(14th)

Jr.

Wisconsin

15

Shawn Scott

(10th)

Sr.

Northern Illinois

16

Tom Sleigh

(17th)

Jr.

Bucknell

17

Frank Mattiace

(15th)

So.

Penn

18

James Benjamin

(16th)

Sr.

Buffalo

19

Brad Johnson

(18th)

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

(5th)

Jr.

Duke

4

Ty Walz

(3rd)

Sr.

Virginia Tech

5

Nick Nevills

(4th)

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

Nathan Butler

(10th)

Jr.

Stanford

11

Collin Jensen

(11th)

Sr.

Nebraska

12

Michael Hughes

(13th)

Sr.

Hofstra

13

Ryan Solomon

(14th)

Jr.

Pitt

14

Jared Johnson

(12th)

Sr.

Chattanooga

15

Brooks Black

(NR)

Jr.

Illinois

16

Doug Vollaro

(16th)

Sr.

Lehigh

17

Thomas Haines

(NR)

So.

Lock Haven

18

Ross Larson

(18th)

Sr.

Oklahoma

19

Gage Hutchison

(20th)

Jr.

Eastern Michigan

20

Billy Miller

(15th)

So.

Edinboro