Penn State earns No. 1 ranking in WIN’s first dual team rankings; updated TPI and rankings feature 23 newcomers

By WIN Magazine | Dec. 03, 2018, 2:30 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — College wrestling moves into the month of December and defending NCAA champion Penn State remains the team-to-beat in both tournament and dual competition. The Nittany Lions have now earned the top rating in WIN Magazine’s first dual team rankings of the season and remain No. 1 in WIN’s Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

With seven ranked wrestlers, all in the Top 8 of their weight classes, Penn State stands 3-0 on the season and leads WIN’s TPI with 113.5 points.

Ohio State, which is coming off a team championship at last weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, is ranked No. 2 in both rankings. The Buckeyes, featuring eight ranked wrestlers, six in the Top 8, are also 3-0 on the season and have produced 79 points in WIN’s TPI.

Iowa, which edged instate rival Iowa State, 19-18, last weekend is rated third in both rankings with a 5-0 record and 71 TPI points. Oklahoma State is ranked No. 4 in both with a 3-0 mark and 69.5 TPI points.

WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI) awards team points for individuals ranked in the respective weight classes based on how many potential All-Americans each school could produce at the 2019 NCAA Championships, March 21-23, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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 tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

In WIN’s updated individual rankings, all ten top-ranked wrestlers remain the same. There are also 23 athletes among the 200 total rated wrestlers who are ranked for the first time this season:

Air Force’s Alec Opsal (149), Arizona State’s Christian Pagdilao (157), Campbell’s Josh Heil (149), Drexel’s Joey Goodhart (Hwt), Fresno State’s Khristian Olivas (149), Iowa State’s Ian Parker (141) and Samuel Colbray (184), Lehigh’s Jake Jacobsen (197), Michigan’s Kanen Storr (141) and Jackson Striggow (197), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197), NC State’s Jamal Morris (141) and Thomas Bullard (165), North Dakota State’s Brent Fleetwood (125), Ohio State’s Chase Singletary (Hwt), Old Dominion’s Seldon Wright (174), Pitt’s Demetrius Thomas (Hwt), Purdue’s Ben Thornton (133), Virginia’s Will Schany (184) and Jay Aiello (197), West Virginia’s Matt Schmitt (133), Wisconsin’s Cole Martin (149) and Wyoming’s Brian Andrews (Hwt).

WIN’s Dec. 3, 2018 Dual Team Rankings

Rk

School

Record

1.

Penn State

3-0

2.

Ohio State

3-0

3.

Iowa

5-0

4.

Oklahoma State

3-0

5.

Michigan

2-0

6.

Missouri

3-0

7.

NC State

4-0

8.

Cornell

2-0

9.

Minnesota

2-1

10.

Wisconsin

6-0

11.

Nebraska

4-1

12.

Virginia Tech

0-2

13.

North Carolina

3-0

14.

Arizona State

1-2

15.

North Dakota State

3-0

16.

Pitt

2-0

17.

Purdue

2-1

18.

Northern Iowa

1-1

19.

Wyoming

2-2

20.

Utah Valley

5-2

21.

Princeton

1-2

22.

Rutgers

5-1

23.

Iowa State

1-1

24.

Northwestern

1-1

25.

Lock Haven

1-0

 

WIN’s Dec. 3 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.

School

Total Ranked

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Penn State

7

7

113.5

2.

Ohio State

8

5

79

3.

Iowa

9

5

71

4.

Oklahoma State

10

6

69.5

5.

NC State

9

5

59.5

6.

Michigan

7

4

47.5

7.

Minnesota

6

4

44.5

8.

Nebraska

7

3

40.5

9.

Missouri

7

3

38.5

10.

Arizona State

5

3

38

11.

Lehigh

7

4

37

12.

Northwestern

4

2

35

13.

Rutgers

4

2

34.5

14.

Northern Iowa

6

3

34

15t.

Princeton

3

2

31

15t.

Virginia Tech

6

4

31

17.

Cornell

5

1

27

18.

Illinois

5

2

26.5

19t.

South Dakota State

2

1

21

19t.

Wisconsin

4

1

21

21.

North Carolina

4

2

19.5

22.

Pitt

4

2

18.5

23t.

Kent State

1

1

13.5

23t.

Lock Haven

1

1

13.5

25.

Oregon State

1

1

12.5

26.

Iowa State

5

1

11.5

27t.

Clarion

1

1

10

27t.

Maryland

1

1

10

29.

Campbell

3

1

9

30.

Stanford

3

1

8.5

31.

Buffalo

3

1

7.5

32t.

Utah Valley

4

0

6.5

32t.

Virginia

5

0

6.5

33.

Purdue

4

0

6

34t.

Old Dominion

3

0

5

34t.

Wyoming

3

0

5

36t.

Army

3

0

4.5

36t.

North Dakota State

3

0

4.5

38.

Michigan State

2

0

3.5

39t.

Duke

2

0

3

39t.

Navy

2

0

3

39t.

Northern Colorado

2

0

3

39t.

Oklahoma

2

0

3

43t.

Drexel

2

0

2.5

43t.

Indiana

2

0

2.5

43t.

West Virginia

2

0

2.5

46t.

Binghamton

1

0

2

46t.

Brown

2

0

2

46t.

George Mason

1

0

2

49t.

American U.

1

0

1.5

49t.

Columbia

1

0

1.5

49t.

Gardner Webb

1

0

1.5

49t.

Ohio U.

1

0

1.5

53t.

Air Force

1

0

1

53t.

CSU Bakersfield

1

0

1

53t.

Fresno State

1

0

1

 

WIN’s Dec. 3, 2018 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Spencer Lee

Iowa

So.

1st

2

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

So.

2nd

3

Nick Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Jr.

3rd

4

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

Sr.

4th

5

Sean Russell

Minnesota

Sr.

5th

6

Connor Schram

Lehigh

Sr.

6th

7

Sean Fausz

NC State

Sr.

7th

8

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Sr.

9th

9

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

So.

13th

10

Drew Mattin

Michigan

So.

20th

11

Pat Glory

Princeton

Fr.

15th

12

Rico Montoya

Northern Colorado

Sr.

12th

13

Shakur Laney

Ohio U.

Jr

19th

14

Brent Fleetwood

North Dakota State

Sr.

NR

15

Louie Hayes

Virginia

So.

8th

16

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Jr.

10th

17

Zeke Moisey

Nebraska

Sr.

11th

18

Devin Schroder

Purdue

So.

16th

19

Gabe Townsell

Stanford

Jr.

17th

20

Christian Moody

Oklahoma

Jr.

18th

                                                                                       

133 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Seth Gross

South Dakota State

Sr.

1st

2

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Jr.

3rd

3

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Jr.

2nd

4

Tariq Wilson

NC State

So.

4th

5

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

6th

6

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Jr.

5th

7

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

Fr.

16th

8

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Jr.

7th

9

John Erneste

Missouri

Sr.

10th

10

Austin Gomez

Iowa State

RS Fr.

11th

11

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

So.

18th

12

Chas Tucker

Cornell

Jr.

14th

13

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

So.

8th

14

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Jr.

12th

15

Josh Terao

American U.

Sr.

13th

16

Cam Sykora

North Dakota State

Jr.

15th

17

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

So.

20th

18

Sean Nickell

CSU Bakersfield

Sr.

19th

19

Ben Thornton

Purdue

Sr.

NR

20

Matt Schmitt

West Virginia

So.

NR

 

141 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Yianni Diakomihalis

Cornell

So.

1st

2

Joey McKenna

Ohio State

Sr.

2nd

3

Jaydin Eierman

Missouri

Jr.

3rd

4

Nick Lee

Penn State

So.

4th

5

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Jr.

5th

6

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Jr.

6th

7

Michael Carr

Illinois

So.

7th

8

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Sr.

8th

9

Kanen Storr

Michigan

So.

NR

10

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Sr.

11th

11

Jamal Morris

NC State

Sr.

NR

12

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

RS Fr.

15th

13

Matt Findlay

Utah Valley

So.

20th

14

Max Murin

Iowa

RS Fr.

13th

15

Cole Weaver

Indiana

Sr.

14th

16

Sa’Derian Perry

Old Dominion

Jr.

10th

17

Sam Krivus

Virginia

Jr.

17th

18

Nick Gil

Navy

Sr.

9th

19

Chad Red

Nebraska

So.

12th

20

Ian Parker

Iowa State

So.

NR

 

149 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Matt Kolodzik

Princeton

Jr.

1st

2

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

Sr.

2nd

3

Micah Jordan

Ohio State

Sr.

3rd

4

Justin Oliver

NC State

Sr.

6th

5

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Sr.

8th

6

Austin O'Connor

North Carolina

RS Fr.

13th

7

Grant Leeth

Missouri

So.

4th

8

Paul Fox

Stanford

Sr.

7th

9

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

5th

10

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

So.

11th

11

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Sr.

10th

12

Jared Prince

Navy

Jr.

12th

13

Kaden Gfeller

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

15th

14

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Jr.

NR

15

Josh Maruca

Arizona State

Jr.

14th

16

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

9th

17

Alec Opsal

Air Force

Jr.

NR

18

Khristian Olivas

Fresno State

Jr.

NR

19

Josh Heil

Campbell

So.

NR

20

Henry Pohlmeyer

South Dakota State

Jr.

20th

 

157 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

So.

5th

3

Hayden Hidlay

NC State

So.

2nd

4

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Sr.

3rd

5

Alec Pantaleo

Michigan

Sr.

4th

6

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Jr.

9th

7

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

So.

6th

8

Kaleb Young

Iowa

So.

8th

9

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Jr.

7th

10

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Jr.

11th

11

Gordon Wolf

Lehigh

Sr.

10th

12

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Sr.

12th

13

Andrew Shomers

Oklahoma State

Jr.

13th

14

Austin Kraisser

Campbell

Jr.

14th

15

Danny Reed

Columbia

Sr.

15th

16

Tyler Marinelli

Gardner Webb

Sr.

16th

17

John Van Brill

Rutgers

Sr.

17th

18

Alex Smythe

Buffalo

Sr.

18th

19

Christian Pagdilao

Arizona State

Gr.

NR

20

Luke Weiland

Army

Jr.

19th

 

165 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

So.

2nd

3

Chance Marstellar

Lock Haven

Sr.

3rd

4

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

So.

4th

5

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Jr.

7th

6

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Jr.

11th

7

Mekhi Lewis

Virginia Tech

RS Fr.

14th

8

Logan Massa

Michigan

Jr.

5th

9

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Sr.

8th

10

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Sr.

9th

11

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Jr.

15th

12

Bryce Steiert

Northern Iowa

Sr.

10th

13

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota State

Jr.

13th

14

Cole Walter

Lehigh

Jr.

12th

15

Connor Flynn

Missouri

Jr.

16th

16

Joey Gunther

Illinois

Jr.

17th

17

Cam Coy

Virginia

RS Fr.

18th

18

Bryce Martin

Indiana

Sr.

19th

19

Thomas Bullard

NC State

So.

NR

20

Jon Viruet

Brown

Sr.

20th

                                                                                       

174 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Jr.

1st

2

Mark Hall

Penn State

Jr.

2nd

3

Myles Amine

Michigan

Jr.

3rd

4

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Sr.

4th

5

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Jr.

5th

6

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Jr.

6th

7

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Sr.

8th

8

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Jr.

9th

9

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

RS Fr.

12th

10

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Jr.

10th

11

Johnny Sebastian

Northwestern

Sr.

11th

12

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Jr.

14th

13

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Sr.

15th

14

Matt Finesilver

Duke

So.

13th

15

Ben Harvey

Army

Jr.

17th

16

Seldon Wright

Old Dominion

Sr.

NR

17

Daniel Bullard

NC State

So.

16th

18

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Jr.

19th

19

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Jr.

20th

20

Te’Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Sr.

18th

 

184 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Myles Martin

Ohio State

Sr.

1st

2

Emery Parker

Illinois

Sr.

2nd

3

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

So.

3rd

4

Shakur Rasheed

Penn State

Sr.

5th

5

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Sr.

10th

6

Nick Reenan

NC State

Jr.

7th

7

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Sr.

4th

8

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Sr.

9th

9

Max Dean

Cornell

So.

8th

10

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

So.

11th

11

Chip Ness

North Carolina

Sr.

6th

12

Lou DePrez

Binghamton

Sr.

18th

13

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Jr.

12th

14

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

Fr.

17th

15

Nick Gravina

Rutgers

Sr.

13th

16

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

So.

16th

17

Canten Marriott

Missouri

So.

15th

18

Will Schany

Virginia

Sr.

NR

19

CJ LaFragola

Brown

Sr.

19th

20

Samuel Colbray

Iowa State

So.

NR

 

197 pounds                                                                                               

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Jr.

2nd

3

Kyle Conel

Kent State

Sr.

3rd

4

Jacob Holschlag

Northern Iowa

Jr.

4th

5

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Sr.

6th

6

Patrick Brucki

Princeton

So.

7th

7

Jacob Warner

Iowa

RS Fr.

11th

8

Willie Miklus

Iowa State

Sr.

5th

9

Jay Aiello

Virginia

So.

NR

10

Rocco Caywood

Army

Sr.

12th

11

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

So.

8th

12

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Jr.

15th

13

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

So.

NR

14

Noah Adams

West Virginia

RS Fr.

18th

15

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Sr.

9th

16

Malik McDonald

NC State

Sr.

16th

17

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Jr.

19th

18

Jackson Striggow

Michigan

Jr.

NR

19

Jake Jacobsen

Lehigh

So.

NR

20

Tom Sleigh

Virginia Tech

Sr.

14th

                                                                                       

Heavyweight                                                                                     

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Sr.

1st

2

Gable Steveson

Minnesota

Fr.

2nd

3

Derek White

Oklahoma State

Sr.

3rd

4

Anthony Cassar

Penn State

Sr.

4th

5

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Sr.

5th

6

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

So.

7th

7

Jere Heino

Campbell

Sr.

8th

8

Bill Miller

Virginia Tech

Sr.

9th

9

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

RS Fr.

14th

10

Matt Voss

George Mason

Sr.

18th

11

Cory Daniel

North Carolina

Sr.

12th

12

Tate Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

15th

13

Zach Elam

Missouri

Jr.

20th

14

Chase Singletary

Ohio State

RS Fr.

NR

15

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Sr.

11th

16

Demetrius Thomas

Pitt

Jr.

NR

17

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

So.

NR

18

Jeramy Sweany

Cornell

Sr.

13th

19

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sr.

19th

20

Joey Goodhart

Drexel

Sr.

NR