Penn State and Ohio State top WIN’s dual rankings and TPI; nine new athletes in individual rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Dec. 10, 2018, 4:10 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa —Arizona State will compete at Penn State this Friday night, which sets up a meeting between the two top-ranked wrestlers and former national champs — ASU’s No. 1 Zahid Valencia and PSU’s No. 2 Mark Hall — at 174 pounds, according to WIN’s Dec. 10 TPI and Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Meanwhile, two other 2018 All-Americans — Missouri’s Grant Leeth (149) and Kent State’s Kyle Conel (197) — have dropped out of the national rankings after suffering season-ending injuries.

Also, nine new wrestlers join the rankings this week: Appalachian State’s Randall Diabe (197 pounds), Maryland’s Alfred Bannister (149), Michigan’s Jelani Embree (197), Minnesota’s Tommy Thorn (149), Missouri’s Colby Smith (125) and Dylan Wisman (184), Penn’s Anthony Artalona (149), Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young (133) and Wisconsin’s Connor Brown (125).

In WIN’s team rankings, the undefeated Nittany Lions (3-0) remain top-ranked in both the Tournament Power Index (TPI) with 114.5 points and Dual Team rankings, which includes results through Sunday, Dec. 9. Among Penn State’s eight ranked wrestlers, seven are rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, including three who are top-ranked: Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (197).

Ohio State, Iowa and Oklahoma State occupy spots No. 2 through 4 in the team rankings. The Buckeyes, with eight ranked wrestlers, earned 79 points, followed by Iowa (9) with 73.5 and Oklahoma State (10) with 63.5 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.

WIN’s Dec 10, 2018 Dual Team Rankings

Rk

School

Record

Previous

1.

Penn State

3-0

1st

2.

Ohio State

4-0

2nd

3.

Iowa

6-0

3rd

4.

Oklahoma State

4-0

4th

5.

Michigan

3-0

5th

6.

Missouri

4-0

6th

7.

NC State

4-0

7th

8.

Cornell

2-0

8th

9.

Minnesota

2-1

9th

10.

Wisconsin

6-1

10th

11.

Nebraska

4-1

11th

12.

Virginia Tech

1-2

12th

13.

North Carolina

3-0

13th

14.

Arizona State

1-2

14th

15.

Wyoming

3-2

19th

16.

Pitt

2-0

16th

17.

Purdue

2-1

17th

18.

Northern Iowa

1-1

18th

19.

North Dakota State

4-1

15th

20.

Utah Valley

5-2

20th

21.

Princeton

2-3

21st

22.

Rutgers

5-1

22nd

23.

Iowa State

1-1

23rd

24.

Northwestern

1-1

24th

25.

Lock Haven

1-0

25th

WIN’s Dec. 10, 2018 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk.

School

Total Ranked

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Penn State

8

7

114.5

2.

Ohio State

8

5

79

3.

Iowa

9

5

73.5

4.

Oklahoma State

10

5

65.5

5.

NC State

8

5

61.5

6.

Michigan

8

5

52.5

7.

Minnesota

7

4

46

8.

Nebraska

7

3

41.5

9.

Arizona State

5

3

39

10.

Northern Iowa

6

4

38.5

11.

Northwestern

4

2

35.5

12.

Rutgers

4

2

34.5

13.

Missouri

7

2

33.5

14.

Princeton

3

2

32

15.

Virginia Tech

6

4

31

16.

Illinois

5

2

29

17.

Lehigh

6

3

28

18.

Cornell

5

1

27

19.

Wisconsin

5

1

22.5

20.

South Dakota State

1

1

20

21.

North Carolina

4

2

19.5

22.

Pitt

4

2

18.5

23.

Lock Haven

1

1

13.5

24t.

Iowa State

5

1

12.5

24t.

Oregon State

1

1

12.5

26.

Maryland

2

1

11

27.

Clarion

1

1

10

28.

Stanford

3

1

9.5

29t.

Campbell

3

1

9

29t.

Virginia

4

1

9

31.

Buffalo

3

1

8.5

32.

Michigan State

2

1

7

33t.

Purdue

4

0

6.5

33t.

Utah Valley

4

0

6.5

35t.

North Dakota State

3

0

5

35t.

Old Dominion

3

0

5

35t.

Wyoming

3

0

5

38.

Army

3

0

4.5

39.

Duke

2

0

3

40t.

Indiana

2

0

2.5

40t.

Northern Colorado

2

0

2.5

42t.

Binghamton

1

0

2

42t.

Brown

2

0

2

42t.

Drexel

2

0

2

42t.

Navy

2

0

2

42t.

Ohio U.

1

0

2

42t.

Oklahoma

1

0

2

48t.

American U

1

0

1.5

48t.

Appalachian State

1

0

1.5

48t.

Columbia

1

0

1.5

48t.

Fresno State

1

0

1.5

48t.

Gardner Webb

1

0

1.5

48t.

George Mason

1

0

1.5

48t.

West Virginia

1

0

1.5

55t.

CSU Bakersfield

1

0

1

55t.

Penn

1

0

1

WIN’s Dec. 10, 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

Sean Fausz

NC State

Sr.

7th

7

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Sr.

8th

8

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

So.

9th

9

Drew Mattin

Michigan

So.

10th

10

Pat Glory

Princeton

Fr.

11th

11

Shakur Laney

Ohio U.

Jr

13th

12

Brent Fleetwood

North Dakota State

Sr.

14th

13

Louie Hayes

Virginia

So.

15th

14

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Jr.

16th

15

Zeke Moisey

Nebraska

Sr.

17th

16

Devin Schroder

Purdue

So.

18th

17

Gabe Townsell

Stanford

Jr.

19th

18

Rico Montoya

Northern Colorado

Sr.

12th

19

Colby Smith

Missouri

So.

NR

20.

Connor Brown

Wisconsin

So.

NR

133 pounds                                                                                        

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Seth Gross

South Dakota State

Sr.

1st

2

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Jr.

2nd

3

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Jr.

3rd

4

Tariq Wilson

NC State

So.

4th

5

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

5th

6

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Jr.

6th

7

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

Fr.

7th

8

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Jr.

8th

9

John Erneste

Missouri

Sr.

9th

10

Austin Gomez

Iowa State

RS Fr.

10th

11

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

So.

11th

12

Chas Tucker

Cornell

Jr.

12th

13

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

So.

13th

14

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Jr.

14th

15

Josh Terao

American U.

Sr.

15th

16

Cam Sykora

North Dakota State

Jr.

16th

17

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

So.

17th

18

Sean Nickell

CSU Bakersfield

Sr.

18th

19

Ben Thornton

Purdue

Sr.

19th

20

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

Fr.

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

Michael Carr

Illinois

So.

7th

7

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Sr.

8th

8

Kanen Storr

Michigan

So.

9th

9

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

RS Fr.

12th

10

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Jr.

6th

11

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Sr.

10th

12

Jamal Morris

NC State

Sr.

11th

13

Matt Findlay

Utah Valley

So.

13th

14

Max Murin

Iowa

RS Fr.

14th

15

Cole Weaver

Indiana

Sr.

15th

16

Sa’Derian Perry

Old Dominion

Jr.

16th

17

Sam Krivus

Virginia

Jr.

17th

18

Nick Gil

Navy

Sr.

18th

19

Chad Red

Nebraska

So.

19th

20

Ian Parker

Iowa State

So.

20th

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.

4th

5

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Sr.

5th

6

Austin O'Connor

North Carolina

RS Fr.

6th

7

Paul Fox

Stanford

Sr.

8th

8

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

9th

9

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

So.

10th

10

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Sr.

11th

11

Kaden Gfeller

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

13th

12

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Jr.

14th

13

Josh Maruca

Arizona State

Jr.

15th

14

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

16th

15

Tommy Thorn

Minnesota

Sr.

NR

16

Khristian Olivas

Fresno State

Jr.

18th

17

Josh Heil

Campbell

So.

19th

18

Alfred Bannister

Maryland

Sr.

NR

19.

Anthony Artalona

Penn

Fr.

NR

20.

Jared Prince

Navy

Jr.

12th

157 pounds                                                                                        

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

So.

2nd

3

Hayden Hidlay

NC State

So.

3rd

4

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Sr.

4th

5

Alec Pantaleo

Michigan

Sr.

5th

6

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Jr.

6th

7

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

So.

7th

8

Kaleb Young

Iowa

So.

8th

9

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Jr.

9th

10

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Jr.

10th

11

Gordon Wolf

Lehigh

Sr.

11th

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.

19th

20

Luke Weiland

Army

Jr.

20th

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.

5th

6

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Jr.

6th

7

Mekhi Lewis

Virginia Tech

RS Fr.

7th

8

Logan Massa

Michigan

Jr.

8th

9

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Sr.

9th

10

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Sr.

10th

11

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Jr.

11th

12

Bryce Steiert

Northern Iowa

Sr.

12th

13

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota State

Jr.

13th

14

Cole Walter

Lehigh

Jr.

14th

15

Connor Flynn

Missouri

Jr.

15th

16

Joey Gunther

Illinois

Jr.

16th

17

Cam Coy

Virginia

RS Fr.

17th

18

Bryce Martin

Indiana

Sr.

18th

19

Thomas Bullard

NC State

So.

19th

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.

7th

8

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Jr.

8th

9

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

RS Fr.

9th

10

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Jr.

10th

11

Johnny Sebastian

Northwestern

Sr.

11th

12

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Jr.

12th

13

Matt Finesilver

Duke

So.

14th

14

Ben Harvey

Army

Jr.

15th

15

Seldon Wright

Old Dominion

Sr.

16th

16

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Sr.

13th

17

Daniel Bullard

NC State

So.

17th

18

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Jr.

18th

19

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Jr.

19th

20

Te’Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Sr.

20th

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.

4th

5

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Sr.

5th

6

Nick Reenan

NC State

Jr.

6th

7

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Sr.

7th

8

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Sr.

8th

9

Max Dean

Cornell

So.

9th

10

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

So.

10th

11

Chip Ness

North Carolina

Sr.

11th

12

Lou DePrez

Binghamton

Fr.

12th

13

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Jr.

13th

14

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

Fr.

14th

15

Nick Gravina

Rutgers

Sr.

15th

16

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

So.

16thh

17

Dylan Wisman

Missouri

Jr.

NR

18

CJ LaFragola

Brown

Sr.

19th

19

Samuel Colbray

Iowa State

So.

20th

20

Jelani Embree

Michigan

Fr.

NR

197 pounds                                                                                        

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Jr.

2nd

3

Jacob Holschlag

Northern Iowa

Jr.

4th

4

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Sr.

5th

5

Patrick Brucki

Princeton

So.

6th

6

Jacob Warner

Iowa

RS Fr.

7th

7

Willie Miklus

Iowa State

Sr.

8th

8

Jay Aiello

Virginia

So.

9th

9

Rocco Caywood

Army

Sr.

10th

10

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

So.

11th

11

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Jr.

12th

12

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

So.

13th

13

Noah Adams

West Virginia

RS Fr.

14th

14

Randall Diabe

Appalachian State

Sr.

NR

15

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Jr.

17th

16

Jackson Striggow

Michigan

Jr.

18th

17

Jake Jacobsen

Lehigh

So.

19th

18

Tom Sleigh

Virginia Tech

Sr.

20th

19

Malik McDonald

NC State

Sr.

16th

20

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Sr.

15th

 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.

6th

7

Jere Heino

Campbell

Sr.

7th

8

Bill Miller

Virginia Tech

Sr.

8th

9

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

RS Fr.

9th

10

Cory Daniel

North Carolina

Sr.

11th

11

Tate Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

12th

12

Zach Elam

Missouri

Jr.

13th

13

Matt Voss

George Mason

Sr.

10th

14

Chase Singletary

Ohio State

RS Fr.

14th

15

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Sr.

15th

16

Demetrius Thomas

Pitt

Jr.

16th

17

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

So.

17th

18

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sr.

19th

19

Jeramy Sweany

Cornell

Sr.

18th

20

Joey Goodhart

Drexel

Sr.

20th