WIN releases first regular season Div. I TPI and individual rankings

By WIN Magazine | Nov. 13, 2017, 5:59 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa — The 2017-18 NCAA Division I season officially began last weekend and many of the top-ranked teams and individuals remain the same in WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Penn State, which has won six of the last seven NCAA championships, remained No. 1 with 116.5 TPI points. WIN ranks eight Nittany Lions in this first regular-season ranking, including four No. 1-ranked wrestlers — Zain Retherford (149 pounds), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (184).

Big Ten Conference rivals Ohio State and Michigan are rated second and third in this week’s TPI. The Buckeyes, with 110 TPI points, feature a wrestler at all ten weights and three wrestlers — Nathan Tomasello (125), Kollin Moore (197) and heavyweight Kyle Snyder — rated No. 1.

Michigan, which saw all seven ranked wrestlers rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, claims third place with 89.5 points; just eight points ahead of Oklahoma State (81.5) that features six Top-8-ranked wrestlers, including defending champ Dean Heil (141 pounds).

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) predicts how many points each team will score and how many All-American each school will produce — based on current individual rankings — in 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.

The only changes among top-ranked wrestlers, compared to WIN’s preseason rankings that WIN announced in September, came at 125 and 174 pounds after defending national champs — Lehigh’s Darian Cruz at 125 and Penn State’s Mark Hall at 174 — lost bouts at the Nov. 5 NWCA All-Star Classic. Ohio State’s Tomasello and Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia are rated No. 1 at those weights.

The other top-ranked wrestlers is South Dakota State’s Seth Gross (133).

WIN will announce it’s first dual team rankings on Dec. 4.

WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Tournament Power Index

Rk.

School

Total

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Penn State

8

7

116.5

2.

Ohio State

10

7

110

3.

Michigan

7

7

89.5

4.

Oklahoma State

8

6

81.5

5.

Missouri

7

4

53

6.

Arizona State

6

4

51.5

7.

NC State

7

4

43.5

8.

Rutgers

7

3

42

9t.

Lehigh

6

3

39

9t.

Virginia Tech

4

4

39

11.

Iowa

5

3

38.5

12.

Minnesota

6

4

36

13.

Northern Iowa

4

3

31

14.

Illinois

5

2

27

15.

South Dakota State

4

1

24

16.

Nebraska

4

2

19.5

17.

Oregon State

4

1

17.5

18t.

Central Michigan

5

1

17

18t.

Wyoming

3

1

17

20.

Rider

3

1

15.5

21.

Princeton

2

1

14.5

22.

Cornell

3

1

12.5

23.

Buffalo

2

1

12

24t.

Maryland

4

1

11.5

24t.

Stanford

4

1

11.5

26.

Navy

4

1

11

27.

Duke

2

1

10

28.

Pitt

3

1

9.5

29.

West Virginia

1

1

9

30t.

Virginia

3

1

8

30t.

Wisconsin

6

0

8

31.

Lock Haven

3

1

7.5

32.

Michigan State

2

1

7

33.

Northwestern

4

0

6.5

34t.

Edinboro

3

0

5.5

34t.

North Carolina

3

0

5.5

36.

Penn

3

0

4.5

37.

Bucknell

3

0

4

38t.

Campbell

2

0

3

38t.

CSU Bakersfield

2

0

3

38t.

North Dakota State

2

0

3

38t.

Purdue

2

0

3

42t.

Oklahoma

2

0

2.5

42t.

Utah Valley

2

0

2.5

44t.

Appalachian State

2

0

2

44t.

American U.

2

0

2

44t.

Binghamton

1

0

2

44t.

Hofstra

1

0

2

44t.

Iowa State

2

0

2

44t.

Ohio U.

1

0

2

50t.

Chattanooga

1

0

1.5

50t.

Clarion

1

0

1.5

50t.

Cleveland State

1

0

1.5

50t.

Fresno State

1

0

1.5

50t.

Northern Illinois

1

0

1.5

55t.

Columbia

1

0

1

55t.

Drexel

1

0

1

55t.

Eastern Michigan

1

0

1

55t.

Kent State

1

0

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WIN’s Nov. 13, 2017 Individual Rankings

 125 pounds

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State

Senior

1st

2.

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Sophomore

2nd

3.

Nick Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Darian Cruz

Lehigh

Senior

4th

5.

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Junior

5th

6.

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Junior

7th

7.

Connor Schram

Stanford

Senior

8th

8.

Sean Fausz

NC State

Junior

9th

9.

Sean Russell

Edinboro

Junior

6th

10.

Kyle Akins

Buffalo

Junior

11th

11.

Shakur Laney

Ohio U.

Junior

12th

12.

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

RSFreshman

13th

13.

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

Junior

15th

14.

Luke Welch

Purdue

Senior

NR

15.

Brock Hudkins

Northern Illinois

Sophomore

14th

16.

Johnny Jimenez

Wisconsin

Senior

17th

17.

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Sophomore

16th

18.

Barlow McGhee

Missouri

Senior

19th

19.

Taylor Lamont

Utah Valley

RSFreshman

20th

20.

Noah Gonser

Eastern Michigan

Sophomore

18th


133 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Seth Gross

South Dakota State

Junior

1st

2.

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Sophomore

2nd

3.

Scott Parker

Lehigh

Junior

4th

4.

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

3rd

5.

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Junior

5th

6.

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Sophomore

6th

7.

Dom Forys

Pitt

Senior

7th

8.

Jack Mueller

Virginia

Sophomore

8th

9.

John Erneste

Missouri

Junior

9th

10.

Scott Delvecchio

Rutgers

Senior

10th

11.

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Sophomore

11th

12.

Tyler Goodwin

Maryland

Senior

12th

13.

Nathan Boston

Campbell

Junior

13th

14.

Emilio Saavedra

Fresno State

Junior

14th

15.

Corey Keener

Penn State

Senior

15th

16.

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

Freshman

NR

17.

Anthony Tutolo

Kent State

Junior

17th

18.

Josh Terao

American U.

Junior

10th

19.

Tariq Wilson

NC State

RS Freshman

18th

20.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

Freshman

20th


141 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Dean Heil

Oklahoma State

Senior

1st

2.

Kevin Jack

NC State

Senior

2nd

3.

Bryce Meredith

Wyoming

Senior

3rd

4.

Jaydin Eierman

Missouri

Sophomore

4th

5.

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

Senior

5th

6.

Joey McKenna

Ohio State

Junior

7th

7.

Tommy Thorn

Minnesota

Junior

6th

8.

Javier Gasca III

Michigan State

Senior

8th

9.

Tyler Smith

Bucknell

Senior

9th

10.

Yianni Diakomihalis

Cornell

Freshman

NR

11.

Jared Prince

Navy

Sophomore

10th

12.

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Junior

11th

13.

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Junior

12th

14.

Chad Red

Nebraska

RS Freshman

NR

15.

Kanen Storr

Iowa State

RS Freshman

18th

16.

Ryan Diehl

Maryland

Junior

NR

17.

Jack Hathaway

Oregon State

Senior

13th

18.

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Sophomore

14th

19.

Mitch Bengston

North Dakota State

Senior

15th

20.

Tyson Dippery

Rider

Senior

16th


149 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Zain Retherford

Penn State

Senior

1st

2.

Brandon Sorensen

Iowa

Senior

2nd

3.

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Matthew Kolodzik

Princeton

Sophomore

5th

5.

Justin Oliver

Central Michigan

Junior

6th

6.

Geo Martinez

Oklahoma State

Senior

7th

7.

Solomon Chishko

Virginia Tech

Junior

4th

8.

Colton McCrystal

Nebraska

Senior

11th

9.

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

RS Freshman

9th

10.

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Junior

8th

11.

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Sophomore

13th

12.

Troy Heilmann

North Carolina

Senior

15th

13.

Josh Maruca

Arizona State

Sophomore

10th

14.

Alfred Bannister

Maryland

Junior

14th

15.

Grant Leeth

Missouri

Junior

NR

16.

Matt Zovistoski

Appalachian State

Junior

12th

17.

Eleazar Deluca

Rutgers

Senior

NR

18.

Davion Jeffries

Oklahoma

Junior

16th

19.

Ronnie Perry

Lock Haven

Senior

19th

20.

Jamal Morris

NC State

Junior

18th


157 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Junior

1st

2.

Joey Lavallee

Missouri

Senior

2nd

3.

Michael Kemerer

Iowa

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Junior

4th

5.

Richie Lewis

Rutgers

Senior

5th

6.

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Sophomore

8th

7.

Alex Pantaleo

Michigan

Junior

7th

8.

Micah Jordan

Ohio State

Junior

6th

9.

Colin Heffernan

Central Michigan

Senior

10th

10.

Jake Short

Minnesota

Senior

9th

11.

Clayton Ream

North Dakota State

Senior

11th

12.

B.J. Clagon

Rider

Senior

12th

13.

Paul Fox

Stanford

Junior

13th

14.

Archie Colgan

Wyoming

Senior

15th

15.

May Bethea

Penn

Senior

16th

16.

Andrew Atkinson

Virginia

Senior

18th

17.

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Junior

19th

18.

Luke Zilverberg

South Dakota State

Senior

NR

19.

Kyle Langenderfer

Illinois

Senior

17th

20.

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Senior

NR


165 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Isaiah Martinez

Illinois

Senior

2nd

3.

Logan Massa

Michigan

Sophomore

3rd

4.

Chad Walsh

Rider

Senior

5th

5.

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Sophomore

7th

6.

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Junior

4th

7.

Nick Wanzek

Minnesota

Senior

9th

8.

Chance Marsteller

Lock Haven

Junior

11th

9.

Te-Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Junior

10th

10.

Anthony Valencia

Arizona State

Sophomore

6th

11.

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Junior

12th

12.

Austin Matthews

Edinboro

Senior

13th

13.

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

RS Freshman

14th

14.

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Sophomore

17th

15.

Jonathan Schleifer

Princeton

Senior

15th

16.

Kellan Torres

Northern Colorado

Senior

16th

17.

Cole Walter

Lehigh

Sophomore

18th

18.

Lorenzo DeLaRiva

CSU Bakersfield

Sophomore

19th

19.

Brian Hamann

NC State

Senior

NR

20.

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

Freshman

NR


174 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Mark Hall

Penn State

Sophomore

2nd

3.

Bo Jordan

Ohio State

Senior

3rd

4.

Myles Amine

Michigan

Sophomore

4th

5.

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Junior

5th

6.

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Junior

7th

7.

Jadaen Bernstein

Navy

Senior

6th

8.

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Sophomore

8th

9.

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Sophomore

10th

10.

Ethan Ramos

North Carolina

Senior

9th

11.

C.J. Brucki

Central Michigan

Senior

12th

12.

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Senior

13th

13.

Keaton Subjeck

Stanford

Senior

14th

14.

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Junior

15th

15.

Yoanse Mejias

Oklahoma

Senior

20th

16.

Drew Hughes

Michigan State

Sophomore

11th

17.

Forrest Przybysz

Appalachian State

Senior

17th

18.

Jordan Pagano

Rutgers

Junior

16th

19.

Will Schany

Virginia

Junior

NR

20.

David Kocer

South Dakota State

Senior

20th


184 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Junior

1st

2.

Myles Martin

Ohio State

Junior

2nd

3.

Pete Renda

NC State

Senior

3rd

4.

Dominic Abounader

Michigan

Senior

4th

5.

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Junior

5th

6.

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Junior

6th

7.

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Junior

7th

8.

Emery Parker

Illinois

Junior

8th

9.

Jordan Ellingwood

Central Michigan

Senior

9th

10.

Nick Gravina

Rutgers

Senior

10th

11.

Ricky Robertson

Wisconsin

Senior

11th

12.

Steven Schneider

Binghamton

Senior

12th

13.

Bryce Carr

Chattanooga

Senior

13th

14.

Dylan Gabel

Northern Colorado

Junior

15th

15.

Michael Coleman

Navy

Senior

NR

16.

Nick Corba

Cleveland State

Senior

16th

17.

Mitch Sliga

Northwestern

Senior

17th

18.

Garrett Hoffman

Bucknell

Sophomore

18th

19.

Joe Heyob

Penn

Senior

19th

20.

Alexander DeCiantis

Drexel

Senior

20th


197 pounds                                                                                                    

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Jared Haught

Virginia Tech

Senior

2nd

3.

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Junior

3rd

4.

Kevin Beazley

Michigan

Graduate

4th

5.

Willie Miklus

Missouri

Senior

5th

6.

Jake Smith

West Virginia

Senior

6th

7.

Matt McCutcheon

Penn State

Senior

7th

8.

Mike Macchiavello

NC State

Senior

8th

9.

Nate Rotert

South Dakota State

Senior

9th

10.

Frank Mattiace

Penn

Senior

11th

11.

Matt Williams

CSU Bakersfield

Senior

12th

12.

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Sophomore

13th

13.

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Sophomore

16th

14.

Corey Griego

Oregon State

Junior

14th

15.

Ben Honis

Cornell

Junior

15th

16.

Daniel Chaid

North Carolina

Senior

10th

17.

Tom Sleigh

Bucknell

Senior

17th

18.

Steban Cervantes

Navy

Senior

18th

19.

Jeric Kasunic

American U.

Senior

19th

20.

Hunter Ritter

Wisconsin

Sophomore

20th


Heavyweight                                                                                                 

Rank

Name

School

Year

Prev.

1.

Kyle Snyder

Ohio State

Senior

1st

2.

Adam Coon

Michigan

Graduate

2nd

3.

Amarveer Dhesi

Oregon State

Senior

3rd

4.

Nick Nevills

Penn State

Junior

5th

5.

Tanner Hall

Arizona State

Junior

4th

6.

Jacob Kasper

Duke

Senior

6th

7.

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Junior

7th

8.

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Junior

8th

9.

Ryan Solomon

Pitt

Senior

9th

10.

Nathan Butler

Stanford

Senior

10th

11.

Mike Hughes

Hofstra

Senior

NR

12.

Derek White

Oklahoma State

Junior

NR

13.

Jere Heino

Campbell

Junior

13th

14.

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Junior

11th

15.

Dustin Dennison

Utah Valley

Senior

15th

16.

Billy Miller

Edinboro

Junior

16th

17.

Garrett Ryan

Columbia

Senior

17th

18.

Thomas Haines

Lock Haven

Junior

18th

19.

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

RS Freshman

14th

20.

Newton Smerchek

Central Michigan

Senior

19th