Phillipi jumps 11 spots to No. 6 at 133 pounds in Trackwrestling rankings

By Article by Andy Hamilton; rankings by David Mirikitani, Trackwrestling | Dec. 04, 2018, 2:40 p.m. (ET)

The first major checkpoint of the college wrestling season shook up the Trackwrestling Division I rankings presented by Resilite.

Second-ranked Ohio State rolled to the title against a loaded Cliff Keen Las Vegas Top-ranked Penn State beat up Bucknell and Lehigh, winning 19 of its 20 matches on the weekend. No. 3 Iowa slipped past Iowa State in perhaps the best dual meet of the season to this point.

When the individual dominoes fell and the dust settled in the team rankings, Penn State stretched out its lead over the rest of the field, Minnesota moved into the Top 5 and Princeton climbed three notches to No. 14.

The top-ranked Nittany Lions increased their projected NCAA placement and advancement point total to 117, pushing their lead over the No. 2 Buckeyes (77.5) to 39.5 points. Iowa is third with 73.5, despite losing two-time All-American Michael Kemerer to a season-ending surgery. Oklahoma State is fourth with 62.5, followed by a tie for fifth with Michigan and Minnesota at 51.

The Gophers gained ground when true freshman Gable Steveson moved to the top of the heavyweight rankings after cruising to the title in Vegas, where he registered a first-round fall and outscored his next four opponents by a combined 54-16 count.

Rutgers moved up two spots to No. 13, thanks to returning NCAA finalist Nick Suriano’s jump to No. 2 at 133 after his title-winning performance in Vegas. Suriano outscored his five opponents 64-21 and posted an 11-3 major decision win in the finals against Pittsburgh’s Micky Phillippi.

Phillippi was one of this week’s biggest movers. He jumped from No. 17 to No. 6 at 133 after beating three ranked opponents, including All-Americans Ethan Lizak of Minnesota and Luke Pletcher of Ohio State, on his way to the finals.

The Trackwrestling team rankings are based off the number of advancement and placement points each squad would accumulate if its wrestlers finished in those ranking slots at the NCAA Championships. Top-ranked wrestlers earn 20 points, followed by 16 for second, 13.5 for third, 12.5 for fourth, 10 for fifth, 9 for sixth, 6.5 for seventh, 5.5 for eighth, 2 for spots 9-12, 1.5 for spots 13-16 and 1 for 17-25.

The rankings are compiled by David Mirikitani.

 

Team rankings

Rank

School

Points

1

Penn State

117

2

Ohio State

77.5

3

Iowa

73.5

4

Oklahoma State

62.5

T-5

Michigan

51

T-5

Minnesota

51

7

North Carolina State

50

8

Arizona State

42

9

Missouri

41

10

Nebraska

35.5

11

Northern Iowa

35

12

Northwestern

34.5

13

Rutgers

34

14

Princeton

33

T-15

Lehigh

28.5

T-15

Illinois

28.5

17

Cornell

26.5

18

Virginia Tech

26

19

Wisconsin

24.5

20

South Dakota State

21.5

21

North Carolina

18.5

22

Iowa State

18

T-23

Lock Haven

16.5

T-23

Pittsburgh

16.5

T-25

Kent State

16

T-25

Purdue

16

27

Oregon State

15.5

28

Maryland

12

29

Utah Valley

11.5

30

Clarion

11

31

Campbell

10.5

32

North Dakota State

8.5

33

Duke

7.5

34

Virginia

7

35

Wyoming

6.5

36

Pittsburgh

6

T-37

George Mason

5.5

T-37

Stanford

5.5

T-39

Army

5

T-39

Oklahoma

5

T-39

Old Dominion

5

 

125 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Spencer Lee

Iowa

So.

2

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

So.

3

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

Sr.

4

Nicholas Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Jr.

5

Sean Russell

Minnesota

Sr.

6

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Sr.

7

Sean Fausz

North Carolina State

Sr.

8

Brent Fleetwood

North Dakota State

Sr.

9

RayVon Foley

Michigan State

So.

10

Pat Glory

Princeton

Fr.

11

Rico Montoya

Northern Colorado

Sr.

12

Drew Mattin

Michigan

So.

13

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Jr.

14

Zeke Moisey

Nebraska

Sr.

15

Connor Brown

Wisconsin

So.

16

Devin Schroder

Purdue

So.

17

Colby Smith

Missouri

 

18

Louie Hayes

Virginia

So.

19

Jacob Schwarm

Northern Iowa

Jr.

20

Gabe Townsell

Stanford

Jr.

21

Drew Hildebrandt

Central Michigan

 

22

Shakur Laney

Ohio

Sr.

23

Korbin Meink

Campbell

So.

24

Christian Moody

Oklahoma

Jr.

25

Connor Schram

Lehigh

Sr.

 

133 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Seth Gross

South Dakota State

Sr.

2

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Jr.

3

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Jr.

4

Tariq Wilson

North Carolina State

Jr.

5

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

Fr.

6

Micky Phillipi

Pittsburgh

So.

7

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Jr.

8

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Sr.

9

John Erneste

Missouri

Sr.

10

Austin Gomez

Iowa State

Fr.

11

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

So.

12

Matthew Schmitt

West Virginia

So.

13

Josh Terao

American

Sr.

14

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

Fr.

15

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

So.

16

Charles Tucker

Cornell

Sr.

17

Cam Sykora

North Dakota State

Jr.

18

Sean Nickell

CSU Bakersfield

Sr.

19

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Jr.

20

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

So.

21

Noah Gosner

Campbell

Jr.

22

Ben Thornton

Purdue

Sr.

23

Codi Russell

Appalachian State

So.

24

Colin Valdivez

Northwestern

So.

25

Mario Guillen

Ohio

Jr.

 

141 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Yianni Diakomihalis

Cornell

So.

2

Joey McKenna

Ohio State

Sr.

3

Jaydin Eierman

Missouri

Jr.

4

Nick Lee

Penn State

So.

5

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Jr.

6

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Jr.

7

Michael Carr

Illinois

So.

8

Kanen Storr

Michigan

So.

9

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

So.

10

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Sr.

11

Tristan Moran

Wisconsin

Jr.

12

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Sr.

13

Jamal Morris

North Carolina State

Sr.

14

Sa`Derian Perry

Old Dominion

Jr.

15

Sam Krivus

Virginia

Jr.

16

Ian Parker

Iowa State

So.

17

Max Murin

Iowa

Fr.

18

Sam Turner

Wyoming

So.

19

Nicholas Gil

Navy

Sr.

20

Austin Headlee

North Carolina

Jr.

21

Lorenzo Bentley

Pittsburgh

Sr.

22

Nate Limmex

Purdue

Jr.

23

Matt Findlay

Utah Valley

So.

24

Chad Red

Nebraska

So.

25

Ryan Diehl

Maryland

Sr.

 

149 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Matthew Kolodzik

Princeton

Jr.

2

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

Sr.

3

Micah Jordan

Ohio State

Sr.

4

Austin O`Connor

North Carolina

Fr.

5

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Sr.

6

Grant Leeth

Missouri

So.

7

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

8

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

So.

9

Justin Oliver

North Carolina State

Sr.

10

Joshua Heil

Campbell

Jr.

11

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

12

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Jr.

13

Henry Pohlmeyer

South Dakota State

Jr.

14

Kaden Gfeller

Oklahoma State

Fr.

15

Jared Prince

Navy

Jr.

16

Anthony Artalona

Pennsylvania

Fr.

17

Alfred Bannister

Maryland

Sr.

18

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Jr.

19

Joshua Maruca

Arizona State

Jr.

20

Brady Berge

Penn State

Fr.

21

Thomas Thorn

Minnesota

Sr.

22

Requir van der Merwe

Stanford

Jr.

23

Khristian Olivas

Fresno State

Jr.

24

Alec Opsal

Air Force

Jr.

25

Russell Rohlfing

CSU Bakersfield

 

157 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Sr.

2

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

So.

3

Hayden Hidlay

North Carolina State

So.

4

Alec Pantaleo

Michigan

Sr.

5

Kaleb Young

Iowa

So.

6

Griffin Parriott

Purdue

So.

7

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Sr.

8

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Jr.

9

Taleb Rahmani

Pittsburgh

Sr.

10

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

So.

11

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Jr.

12

Eric Barone

Illinois

Jr.

13

Paul Fox

Stanford

Sr.

14

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Sr.

15

Josh Humphreys

Lehigh

Fr.

16

Tyler Marinelli

Gardner-Webb

Sr.

17

Hunter Willits

Oregon State

So.

18

Dan Reed

Columbia

Sr.

19

Andrew Shomers

Oklahoma State

Jr.

20

John Van Brill

Rutgers

Sr.

21

Christian Pagdilao

Arizona State

Sr.

22

Luke Weiland

Army

Jr.

23

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Fr.

24

Alex Smythe

Buffalo

Sr.

25

Quincy Monday

Princeton

Fr.

 

165 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Jr.

2

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

So.

3

Chandler Marsteller

Lock Haven

Sr.

4

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

So.

5

Joshua Shields

Arizona State

Jr.

6

Isaiah White

Nebraska

So.

7

Mehki Lewis

Virginia Tech

Fr.

8

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Jr.

9

Logan Massa

Michigan

Jr.

10

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Sr.

11

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Sr.

12

Bryce Steiert

Northern Iowa

Jr.

13

Connor Flynn

Missouri

Jr.

14

Joseph Gunther

Illinois

Jr.

15

Ebed Jarrell

Drexel

Jr.

16

Jonathan Viruet

Brown

Sr.

17

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota State

Jr.

18

Zac Carson

Ohio

Jr.

19

Jake Wentzel

Pittsburgh

Jr.

20

Vincent Deprez

Binghamton

Sr.

21

Thomas Bullard

North Carolina State

So.

22

Stephan Glasgow

Rutgers

Fr.

23

Cam Coy

Virginia

Fr.

24

Bryce Martin

Indiana

Sr.

25

Carson Brolsma

Minnesota

Jr.

 

174 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Jr.

2

Mark Hall

Penn State

Jr.

3

Myles Amine

Michigan

Jr.

4

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Sr.

5

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Jr.

6

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Jr.

7

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Sr.

8

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Jr.

9

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Sr.

10

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

Fr.

11

Spencer Carey

Navy

Jr.

12

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Jr.

13

Johnny Sebastian

Northwestern

Sr.

14

Te`shan Campbell

Ohio State

Sr.

15

Seldon Wright

Old Dominion

Sr.

16

Daniel Bullard

North Carolina State

So.

17

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

So.

18

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Jr.

19

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Jr.

20

Matt Finesilver

Duke

So.

21

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Sr.

22

Marcus Coleman

Iowa State

Fr.

23

Drew Hughes

Michigan State

So.

24

Ben Harvey

Army

Jr.

25

Hayden Hastings

Wyoming

So.

 

184 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Myles Martin

Ohio State

Sr.

2

Emory Parker

Illinois

Sr.

3

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

So.

4

Shakur Rasheed

Penn State

Sr.

5

Nick Reenan

North Carolina State

So.

6

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Sr.

7

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Sr.

8

Zachary Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Sr.

9

Lou Deprez

Binghamton

Fr.

10

Maxwell Dean

Cornell

So.

11

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

So.

12

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pittsburgh

So.

13

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

Fr.

14

Will Schany

Virginia

Sr.

15

Chip Ness

North Carolina

Sr.

16

Samuel Colbray

Iowa State

So.

17

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Jr.

18

Corey Hazel

Lock Haven

Jr.

19

Jelani Embree

Michigan

Fr.

20

Jordan Atienza

Central Michigan

Sr.

21

Noah Stewart

Army

Jr.

22

Kordell Norfleet

Arizona State

So.

23

Will Sumner

Utah Valley

Sr.

24

Owen Webster

Minnesota

Jr.

25

Bryce Gorman

Northern Illinois

Sr.

 

197 pounds

1

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Sr.

2

Kyle Conel

Kent State

Sr.

3

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Jr.

4

Jacob Holschlag

Northern Iowa

Jr.

5

Patrick Brucki

Princeton

So.

6

Jacob Warner

Iowa

Fr.

7

William Miklus

Iowa State

Sr.

8

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Sr.

9

Rocco Caywood

Army

Sr.

10

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

So.

11

Jay Aiello

Virginia

So.

12

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

Jr.

13

Jake Jakobsen

Lehigh

So.

14

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Jr.

15

Malik McDonald

North Carolina State

Sr.

16

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Jr.

17

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

So.

18

Tom Sleigh

Virginia Tech

Sr.

19

Tanner Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

20

Benjamin Honis

Cornell

Sr.

21

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Sr.

22

Corey Griego

Oregon State

Sr.

23

Jake Woodley

Oklahoma

So.

24

Jackson Striggow

Michigan

Jr.

25

Garrett Hoffman

Bucknell

Jr.

 

285 pounds

Rank

Wrestler

School

Year

1

Gable Steveson

Minnesota

Fr.

2

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Sr.

3

Anthony Cassar

Penn State

Sr.

4

Derek White

Oklahoma State

Sr.

5

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Sr.

6

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

So.

7

Jere Heino

Campbell

Sr.

8

Matt Voss

George Mason

Sr.

9

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

Fr.

10

Tate Orndorff

Utah Valley

Fr.

11

Billy Miller

Virginia Tech

Sr.

12

Thomas Haines

Lock Haven

Sr.

13

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sr.

14

Zach Elam

Missouri

Fr.

15

Demetrius Thomas

Pittsburgh

Jr.

16

Cory Gilliland-Daniel

North Carolina

Sr.

17

Chase Singletary

Ohio State

So.

18

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

So.

19

Joseph Goodhart

Drexel

Sr.

20

AJ Nevills

Fresno State

So.

21

Matt Stencel

Central Michigan

So.

22

Carter Isley

Northern Iowa

Jr.

23

Jake Boyd

Oklahoma

So.

24

Brandon Metz

North Dakota State

Fr.

25

Jeramy Sweany

Cornell

Sr