Oklahoma State jumps to No. 3 in WIN's Div. I TPI, no changes in top two athletes in the individual rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Nov. 20, 2017, 3:44 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa — Oklahoma State made the biggest move in WIN’s Nov. 20, 2017 Tournament Power Index as the Cowboys moved ahead of Michigan and are now rated No. 3 in WIN’s weekly rankings. The Cowboys feature eight ranked wrestlers, including six in the Top 8, for 81.5 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 will 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.

Meanwhile, No. 1 Penn State is coming off a team championship at the Keystone Classic, where Penn State crowned seven individual titlists. The Nittany Lions now feature nine ranked wrestlers, including newcomer Jered Cortez at 141 pounds. Overall, the Lions feature six Top-8-ranked wrestlers, including four top-ranked wrestlers, to tally 118.5 TPI points.

Ohio State, with a ranked wrestler at all 10 weights, including a trio of No. 1-rated Buckeyes, remained in second place with 111 TPI points.

No. 4 Michigan, with seven Top-8-ranked wrestlers, is in fourth place with 79 TPI points.

WIN will announce its dual-team rankings on Monday, Nov. 27.

WIN’s Nov. 20, 2017 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk         School                         Total                Top 8               TPI Pts

1            Penn State                   9                       6                       118.5

2            Ohio State                   10                     7                       111

3            Oklahoma State          8                       6                       81.5

4            Michigan                    7                       7                       79

5            Arizona State              6                       4                       51.5

6            Lehigh                         7                       3                       50

7            Missouri                     7                       4                       47.5

8            NC State                     5                       3                       46

9            Rutgers                       7                       3                       42.5

10          Virginia Tech             4                       4                       41.5

11          Iowa                            5                       3                       39

12          Minnesota                   6                       4                       38.5

13          Northern Iowa             4                       3                       30

14          South Dakota State     4                       1                       28

15          Nebraska                     4                       2                       21.5

16          Illinois                        4                       1                       21

17          Wyoming                    3                       1                       16.5

18t        Oregon State               3                       1                       15.5

18t        Rider                           3                       1                       15.5

20          Central Michigan       6                       1                       14

21          Princeton                    2                       1                       13.5

22          Maryland                    5                       1                       13

23          Wisconsin                   4                       1                       12.5

24          Buffalo                        2                       1                       12

25t        Duke                           2                       1                       10

25t        West Virginia             1                       1                       10

27t        Navy                           3                       1                       9.5

27t        Pitt                              3                       1                       9.5

29          Virginia                      4                       1                       9

30          Edinboro                     3                       1                       8.5

31t        Cornell                        5                       0                       8

31t        Lock Haven                3                       1                       8

31t        Stanford                      4                       0                       8

34          Michigan State           2                       1                       7

35          Northwestern              4                       0                       6

36          CSU Bakersfield         4                       0                       5.5

37t        North Carolina            3                       0                       5

37t        Oklahoma                   4                       0                       5

39t        American                    2                       0                       3

39t        Binghamton                2                       0                       3

39t        Northern Colorado     2                       0                       3

39t        Penn                            2                       0                       3

39t        Purdue                         2                       0                       3

44t        Campbell                    2                       0                       2.5

44t        Utah Valley                2                       0                       2.5

46t        Bucknell                     2                       0                       2

46t        Clarion                        1                       0                       2

46t        Hofstra                        1                       0                       2

46t        North Dakota State     1                       0                       2

46t        Ohio U.                       1                       0                       2

51t        Appalachian State      1                       0                       1.5

51t        Chattanooga                1                       0                       1.5

51t        Cleveland State          1                       0                       1.5

54t        Columbia                    1                       0                       1

54t        Drexel                         1                       0                       1

54t        Fresno State                1                       0                       1

54t        Harvard                       1                       0                       1

54t        Indiana                        1                       0                       1

54t        Iowa State                   1                       0                       1

54t        Northern Illinois         1                       0                       1

 

WIN’s Nov. 20, 2017 Individual Rankings

Rank/Name/School/Year/Previous

 

125 pounds

1.                  Nathan Tomasello            Ohio State                    Senior                   1st

2.                  Nick Suriano                     Rutgers                         Sophomore           2nd

3.                  Ethan Lizak                      Minnesota                    Junior                    5th

4.                  Nick Piccininni                 Oklahoma State            Sophomore           3rd

5.                  Darian Cruz                      Lehigh                           Senior                   4th

6.                  Ryan Millhof                    Arizona State               Junior                    6th

7.                  Sean Fausz                        NC State                       Junior                    8th

8.                  Sean Russell                     Edinboro                       Junior                    9th

9.                  Connor Schram                 Stanford                        Senior                   7th

10.                Kyle Akins                        Buffalo                         Junior                    10th

11.                Shakur Laney                    Ohio U.                         Junior                    11th

12.                Sebastian Rivera               Northwestern                RS Freshman        12th

13.                Ronnie Bresser                 Oregon State                Junior                    13th

14.                Luke Welch                      Purdue Senior               14th

15.                Travis Piotrowski             Illinois                                               Sophomore                       17th

16.                Barlow McGhee               Missouri                       Senior                   18th

17.                Taylor Lamont                  Utah Valley                  RS Freshman        19th

18.                Louie Hayes                      Virginia                        Freshman              NR

19.                Christian Moody              Oklahoma                     Sophomore           NR

20.                Brock Hudkins                  Northern Illinois          Sophomore           15th

 

133 pounds                                                      

1.                  Seth Gross                        South Dakota State      Junior                    1st

2.                  Stevan Micic                    Michigan                      Sophomore           2nd

3.                  Scott Parker                      Lehigh                           Junior                    3rd

4.                  Kaid Brock                       Oklahoma State            Sophomore           4th

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.                Josh Terao                        American U.                 Junior                    18th

14.                Sean Nickell                     CSU Bakersfield          Junior                    NR

15.                Dylan Duncan                   Illinois                                               Freshman                          16th

16.                Corey Keener                    Penn State                    Senior                   15th

17.                Nathan Boston                  Campbell                      Junior                    13th

18.                Emilio Saavedra               Fresno State                 Junior                    14th

19.                Ian Parker                         Iowa State                     Freshman              20th

20.                Austin DeSanto                Drexel                           Freshman              NR

 

141 pounds                                                      

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                    6th

7.                  Tommy Thorn                  Minnesota                    Junior                    7th

8.                  Javier Gasca III                 Michigan State             Senior                   8th

9.                  Yianni Diakomihalis        Cornell                         Freshman              10th

10.                Jared Prince                      Navy                             Sophomore           11th

11.                Brock Zacherl                   Clarion                         Junior                    13th

12.                Josh Alber                         Northern Iowa              Junior                    12th

13.                Chad Red                          Nebraska                      RS Freshman        14th

14.                Ryan Diehl                        Maryland                      Junior                    16th

15.                Mike Longo                      Oklahoma                     Senior                   NR

16.                Ryan Diehl                        Maryland                      Junior                    16th

17.                Tyler Smith                      Bucknell                       Senior                   9th

18.                Russell Rohlfing               CSU Bakersfield          Sophomore           NR

19.                Mason Smith                    Central Michigan         Sophomore           NR

20.                Jered Cortez                      Penn State                    Junior                    NR

 

149 pounds                                                      

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           4th

5.                  Geo Martinez                    Oklahoma State            Senior                   6th

6.                  Solomon Chishko             Virginia Tech               Junior                    7th

7.                  Justin Oliver                     Central Michigan         Junior                    5th

8.                  Colton McCrystal             Nebraska                      Senior                   8th

9.                  Ryan Deakin                     Northwestern                RS Freshman        9th

10.                Steve Bleise                      Minnesota                    Junior                    10th

11.                Ke-Shawn Hayes              Ohio State                    Sophomore           11th

12.                Troy Heilmann                 North Carolina             Senior                   12th

13.                Josh Maruca                     Arizona State               Sophomore           13th

14.                Alfred Bannister               Maryland                      Junior                    14th

15.                Eleazar Deluca                 Rutgers                         Senior                   17th

16.                Matt Zovistoski                Appalachian State        Junior                    16th

17.                Ronnie Perry                     Lock Haven                  Senior                   19th

18.                Jamal Morris                    NC State                       Junior                    20th

19.                Davion Jeffries                 Oklahoma                     Junior                    18th

20.                Grant Leeth                       Missouri                       Junior                    15th

 

157 pounds                                                      

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           6th

7.                  Micah Jordan                    Ohio State                    Junior                    8th

8.                  Alex Pantaleo                   Michigan                      Junior                    7th

9.                  Colin Heffernan                Central Michigan         Senior                   9th

10.                Clayton Ream                   North Dakota State      Senior                   11th

11.                B.J. Clagon                       Rider                             Senior                   12th

12.                Paul Fox                            Stanford                        Junior                    13th

13.                Archie Colgan                  Wyoming                     Senior                   14th

14.                Luke Zilverberg                South Dakota State      Senior                   18th

15.                Ian Brown                         Lehigh                           Junior                    NR

16.                Andrew Atkinson             Virginia                        Senior                   16th

17.                Mitch Finesilver               Duke                             Junior                    17th

18.                Jake Short                         Minnesota                    Senior                   10th

19.                Andrew Crone                  Wisconsin                    Senior                   NR

20.                Taleb Rahmani                 Pitt                                Senior                   20th

 

165 pounds                                                      

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.                  Nick Wanzek                    Minnesota                    Senior                   7th

8.                  Chance Marsteller            Lock Haven                  Junior                    8th

9.                  Te-Shan Campbell            Ohio State                    Junior                    9th

10.                Anthony Valencia             Arizona State               Sophomore           10th

11.                Isaiah White                     Nebraska                      Sophomore           14th

12.                Alex Marinelli                  Iowa                              RS Freshman        13th

13.                Branson Ashworth            Wyoming                     Junior                    11th

14.                Kellan Torres                    Northern Colorado       Senior                   16th

15.                Cole Walter                      Lehigh                           Sophomore           17th

16.                Austin Matthews              Edinboro                       Senior                   12th

17.                Evan Wick                        Wisconsin                    Freshman              20th

18.                Lorenzo DeLaRiva           CSU Bakersfield          Sophomore           18th

19.                Bryce Martin                    Indiana                          Junior                    NR

20.                Jonathan Schleifer            Princeton                      Senior                   15th

 

174 pounds                                                      

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                    5th

5.                  Jordan Kutler                    Lehigh                           Sophomore           9th

6.                  Taylor Lujan                     Northern Iowa              Sophomore           8th

7.                  Jadaen Bernstein              Navy                             Senior                   7th

8.                  Myles Amine                    Michigan                      Sophomore           4th

9.                  Brandon Womack             Cornell                         Junior                    6th

10.                Ethan Ramos                    North Carolina             Senior                   10th

11.                Jacobe Smith                    Oklahoma State            Senior                   12th

12.                Keaton Subjeck                Stanford                        Senior                   13th

13.                Ryan Christensen             Wisconsin                    Junior                    14th

14.                Yoanse Mejias                  Oklahoma                     Senior                   15th

15.                C.J. Brucki                        Central Michigan         Senior                   11th

16.                Drew Hughes                    Michigan State             Sophomore           16th

17.                David Kocer                     South Dakota State      Senior                   20th

18.                Josef Johnson                   Harvard                        Senior                   NR

19.                Will Schany                      Virginia                        Junior                    19th

20.                Jordan Pagano                  Rutgers                         Junior                    18th

 

184 pounds                                                      

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                    6th

5.                  Dominic Abounader         Michigan                      Senior                   4th

6.                  Ricky Robertson               Wisconsin                    Senior                   11th

7.                  Zack Zavatsky                  Virginia Tech               Junior                    7th

8.                  Drew Foster                      Northern Iowa              Junior                    5th

9.                  Emery Parker          Illinois                                          Junior                8th

10.                Jordan Ellingwood           Central Michigan         Senior                   9th

11.                Nick Gravina                    Rutgers                         Senior                   10th

12.                Steven Schneider              Binghamton                  Senior                   12th

13.                Bryce Carr                        Chattanooga                 Senior                   13th

14.                Max Dean                         Cornell                         Freshman              NR

15.                Dylan Gabel                      Northern Colorado       Junior                    14th

16.                Nick Corba                       Cleveland State            Senior                   16th

17.                Mitch Sliga                       Northwestern                Senior                   17th

18.                Joe Heyob                         Penn                              Senior                   19th

19.                Steven Schneider              Binghamton                  Senior                   NR

20.                Michael Fagg-Daves        Rider                             Senior                   NR

 

197 pounds                                                      

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.                  Jake Smith                        West Virginia               Senior                   6th

6.                  Mike Macchiavello          NC State                       Senior                   8th

7.                  Anthony Cassar                Penn State                    Sophomore           NR

8.                  Nate Rotert                       South Dakota State      Senior                   9th

9.                  Frank Mattiace                 Penn                              Senior                   10th

10.                Willie Miklus                   Missouri                       Senior                   5th

11.                Matt Williams                  CSU Bakersfield          Senior                   11th

12.                Cash Wilcke                     Iowa                              Sophomore           12th

13.                Corey Griego                    Oregon State                Junior                    14th

14.                Ben Honis                         Cornell                         Junior                    15th

15.                Jeric Kasunic                    American U.                 Senior                   19th

16.                Christian Brunner             Purdue Sophomore       13th

17.                Ben Darmstadt                  Cornell                         Freshman              NR

18.                Daniel Chaid                     North Carolina             Senior                   16th

19.                Tom Sleigh                       Bucknell                       Senior                   17th

20.                Steban Cervantes              Navy                             Senior                   18th

 

Heavyweight                                                                             

1.                  Kyle Snyder                      Ohio State                    Senior                   1st

2.                  Adam Coon                       Michigan                      Graduate               2nd

3.                  Nick Nevills                     Penn State                    Junior                    4th

4.                  Amarveer Dhesi               Oregon State                Senior                   3rd

5.                  Tanner Hall                       Arizona State               Junior                    5th

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.                Mike Hughes                    Hofstra                         Senior                   11th

11.                Derek White                     Oklahoma State            Junior                    12th

12.                Nathan Butler                   Stanford                        Senior                   10th

13.                Jere Heino                         Campbell                      Junior                    13th

14.                Billy Miller                      Edinboro                       Junior                    16th

15.                Dustin Dennison               Utah Valley                  Senior                   15th

16.                Thomas Haines                 Lock Haven                  Junior                    18th

17.                Jordan Wood                    Lehigh                           RS Freshman        19th

18.                Conan Jennings                Northwestern                Junior                    14th

19.                Garrett Ryan                     Columbia                      Senior                   17th

20.                Newton Smerchek            Central Michigan         Senior                   20th