Brock Mauller of Missouri and Max Dean of Cornell make big jumps in WIN’s Div. I Rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Feb. 18, 2019, 3:38 p.m. (ET)
Brock Mauller photo courtesy of MUTigers.com. Max Dean photo courtesy of CornellBigRed.com

NEWTON, Iowa — Missouri’s Brock Mauller and Cornell’s Max Dean scored big victories last weekend to make big jumps at 149 and 184 pounds, respectively, in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 18, 2019 NCAA Division I Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Both ranked ninth a week ago, each wrestler upset a higher-ranked foe — Oklahoma State’s Kaden Gfeller, then No. 4, and Virginia Tech’s No. 3 Zack Zavatsky, respectively — and have moved up to No. 5 and 6 in their respective weight classes.

While undefeated Penn State (13-0) remains No. 1 in both WIN’s Tournament Power Index (with 123 points) and dual rankings, only five points separate the next three teams in this week’s TPI: Oklahoma State (78), Ohio State (77.5) and Iowa (73).

This upcoming weekend will be the final regular-season duals for Division I teams; highlighted by the Feb. 24 dual meeting in Stillwater, Okla., between the Cowboys and Hawkeyes, who are both undefeated. Both teams feature eight ranked wrestlers, including five in the Top 8 of their weight classes.

This weekend’s dual will feature two meetings between wrestlers ranked in the top three of their weight classes: at 125 pounds where Iowa’s No. 2 Spencer Lee faces OSU’s No. 3 Nick Piccininni; and at 133 pounds, where OSU’s No. 2 Daton Fix will take on Iowa’s No. 3 Austin DeSanto.

WIN’s weekly individual rankings are a prediction of final NCAA tournament placements at the 2019 NCAA Championships, March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, and based on each wrestler’s full season of competition up until each week’s release. WIN’s Tournament Power Index is a total of the TPI points that all the wrestlers on a respective team have earned based on their ranking. A team’s TPI points and TPI ranking is a prediction of a where a team might finish at the national tournament at this point in the season with their current line-up.

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 Magazine’s Feb. 18 Tournament Power Index

Rk.

School

Total

Top 8

TPI

 

 

Ranked

Ranked

Points

1.

Penn State

9

7

123

2.

Oklahoma State

8

5

78

3.

Ohio State

9

5

77.5

4.

Iowa

8

5

73

5.

Michigan

8

6

63

6.

Missouri

8

3

47

7.

Minnesota

6

4

44

8.

NC State

5

4

41.5

9.

Cornell

7

3

41

10.

Nebraska

8

3

39

11.

Northwestern

3

2

35.5

12.

Rutgers

3

2

34

13.

Lehigh

5

3

32

14t.

Illinois

6

2

31.5

14t.

Princeton

3

2

31.5

16.

Arizona State

5

2

30

17.

Oregon State

2

2

25

18.

Wisconsin

5

2

23

19t.

Iowa State

6

2

21.5

19t.

Northern Iowa

6

2

21.5

21.

Virginia Tech

6

2

19.5

22t.

Virginia

3

2

16.5

22t.

Wyoming

5

2

16.5

24.

North Carolina

4

1

16

25.

Pitt

4

1

15

26.

Lock Haven

4

1

13

27.

Central Michigan

1

1

9

28t.

Army

2

1

8

28t.

Duke

2

1

8

28t.

Michigan State

2

1

8

31t.

Purdue

5

0

7.5

31t.

Utah Valley

4

0

7.5

33.

Old Dominion

4

0

5.5

34t.

North Dakota State

3

0

5

34t.

Stanford

3

0

5

36.

Buffalo

2

0

3.5

37.

Drexel

2

0

3

38.

Navy

2

0

2.5

39t.

Binghamton

1

0

2

39t.

Bucknell

1

0

2

39t.

Campbell

1

0

2

39t.

CSU Bakersfield

2

0

2

39t.

Northern Illinois

1

0

2

39t.

Ohio U.

2

0

2

45t.

American

1

0

1.5

45t.

Brown

1

0

1.5

45t.

George Mason

1

0

1.5

45t.

Maryland

1

0

1.5

45t.

Oklahoma

1

0

1.5

45t.

Penn

1

0

1.5

45t.

South Dakota State

1

0

1.5

52t.

Clarion

1

0

1

52t.

Fresno State

1

0

1

52t.

Northern Colorado

1

0

1

52t.

Rider

1

0

1

52t.

VMI

1

0

1

52t.

West Virginia

1

0

1


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 18, 2019 Dual-Team Rankings

Rk

School

Record

Previous

1.

Penn State

13-0

1st

2.

Iowa

14-0

2nd

3.

Oklahoma State

14-0

3rd

4.

Michigan

12-1

4th

5.

Ohio State

11-2

5th

6.

Missouri

15-1

6th

7.

Cornell

13-2

7th

8.

Nebraska

11-5

8th

9.

NC State

15-3

9th

10.

Minnesota

14-3

10th

11.

Northern Iowa

6-5

11th

12.

Iowa State

10-2

12th

13.

Virginia Tech

8-4

13th

14.

Wyoming

16-4

14th

15.

Rutgers

11-6

15th

16.

North Carolina

11-7

16th

17.

Pitt

12-3

17th

18.

Wisconsin

8-6

18th

19.

Princeton

8-6

19th

20.

Virginia

12-9

20th

21.

Lehigh

8-9

21st

22.

Lock Haven

9-3

22nd

23.

Purdue

7-9

23rd

24.

North Dakota State

10-5

24th

25.

Virginia

12-9

NR


WIN Magazine’s Feb. 18, 2019 Individual Rankings

125 pounds                                                                                                    

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

So.

1st

2

Spencer Lee

Iowa

So.

2nd

3

Nick Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Jr.

3rd

4

Ronnie Bresser

Oregon State

Sr.

4th

5

Jack Mueller

Virginia

Jr.

5th

6

Sean Russell

Minnesota

Sr.

6th

7

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

So.

7th

8

Vitali Arujau

Cornell

Fr.

8th

9

Brent Fleetwood

North Dakota State

Sr.

9th

10

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Sr.

10th

11

Sean Fausz

NC State

Sr.

11th

12

Pat Glory

Princeton

Fr.

12th

13

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Jr.

13th

14

Drew Mattin

Michigan

So.

14th

15

Zeke Moisey

Nebraska

Sr.

15th

16

Alex Mackall

Iowa State

So.

16th

17

Michael McGee

Old Dominion

So.

17th

18

Jay Schwarm

Northern Iowa

Jr.

18th

19

Cole Verner

Wyoming

Jr.

20th

20

Luke Werner

Lock Haven

So.

NR


133 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Rk

1

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Jr.

1st

2

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

2nd

3

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

So.

3rd

4

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Jr.

4th

5

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

RS Fr.

5th

6

Tariq Wilson

NC State

So.

6th

7

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

So.

7th

8

Austin Gomez

Iowa State

RS Fr.

8th

9

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Jr.

9th

10

John Erneste

Missouri

Sr.

10th

11

Ethan Lizak

Minnesota

Jr.

11th

12

Chas Tucker

Cornell

Jr.

12th

13

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

Fr.

13th

14

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Jr.

14th

15

Josh Terao

American U.

Sr.

15th

16

Cam Sykora

North Dakota State

Jr.

16th

17

Gary Wayne Harding

North Carolina

Sr.

17th

18

Ben Thornton

Purdue

Sr.

18th

19

Sean Nickell

CSU Bakersfield

Sr.

19th

20

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

So.

20th


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

Michael Carr

Illinois

So.

4th

5

Nick Lee

Penn State

So.

5th

6

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Sr.

6th

7

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Jr.

7th

8

Kanen Storr

Michigan

So.

8th

9

Matt Findlay

Utah Valley

So.

10th

10

Tristan Moran

Wisconsin

Jr.

11th

11

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Sr.

9th

12

Ian Parker

Iowa State

So.

12th

13

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Jr.

13th

14

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

RS Fr.

16th

15

Sam Turner

Wyoming

So.

17th

16

Nick Gil

Navy

Sr.

20th

17

Sa’Derian Perry

Old Dominion

Jr.

14th

18

Cameron Kelly

Ohio U.

Sr.

NR

19

Chad Red

Nebraska

So.

18th

20

A.C. Headlee

North Carolina

Jr.

19th


149 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Anthony Ashnault

Rutgers

Sr.

1st

2

Matt Kolodzik

Princeton

Jr.

2nd

3

Micah Jordan

Ohio State

Sr.

3rd

4

Austin O'Connor

North Carolina

RS Fr.

5th

5

Brock Mauller

Missouri

Fr.

9th

6

Kaden Gfeller

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

4th

7

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

6th

8

Justin Oliver

NC State

Sr.

7th

9

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Sr.

8th

10

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

10th

11

Josh Heil

Campbell

So.

11th

12

Brady Berge

Penn State

RS Fr.

12th

13

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

So.

13th

14

Requir Van Der Merwe

Stanford

So.

14th

15

Henry Pohlmeyer

South Dakota State

Jr.

17th

16

Anthony Artalona

Penn

Fr.

18th

17

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Jr.

20th

18

Josh Maruca

Arizona State

Jr.

NR

19

Russell Rohlfing

CSU Bakersfield

Jr.

16th

20

Christian Monserrat

West Virginia

Sr.

NR


157 pounds                            
                                                                       

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Jason Nolf

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Tyler Berger

Nebraska

Sr.

2nd

3

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

So.

3rd

4

Hayden Hidlay

NC State

So.

4th

5

Alec Pantaleo

Michigan

Sr.

5th

6

Kaleb Young

Iowa

So.

6th

7

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Jr.

7th

8

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Sr.

8th

9

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Jr.

9th

10

Eric Barone

Illinois

Jr.

11th

11

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Fr.

12th

12

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

Fr.

13th

13

Paul Fox

Stanford

Sr.

14th

14

Griffin Parriott

Purdue

So.

10th

15

John Van Brill

Rutgers

Sr.

15th

16

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Jr.

16th

17

Josh Humphreys

Lehigh

Fr.

17th

18

Zac Carson

Ohio U.

Jr.

19th

19

BC LaPrade

Virginia Tech

So.

20th

20

Christian Pagdilao

Arizona State

Sr.

NR


165 pounds                            
                                                                       

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

So.

2nd

3

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

So.

3rd

4

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Jr.

4th

5

Chance Marstellar

Lock Haven

Sr.

5th

6

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Jr.

6th

7

Branson Ashworth

Wyoming

Sr.

7th

8

Logan Massa

Michigan

Jr.

8th

9

Chandler Rogers

Oklahoma State

Sr.

9th

10

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Jr.

10th

11

Bryce Steiert

Northern Iowa

Sr.

11th

12

Mekhi Lewis

Virginia Tech

RS Fr.

12th

13

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota State

Jr.

13th

14

Connor Flynn

Missouri

Jr.

14th

15

Jon Viruet

Brown

Sr.

15th

16

Ebed Jarrell

Drexel

Jr.

16th

17

Joey Gunther

Illinois

Jr.

17th

18

Jesse Dellavecchia

Rider

Jr.

18th

19

Cam Coy

Virginia

RS Fr.

19th

20

Te’Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Sr.

NR


174 pounds                            
                                                                       

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Mark Hall

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Sr.

2nd

3

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Jr.

3rd

4

Myles Amine

Michigan

Jr.

4th

5

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Jr.

5th

6

Joe Smith

Oklahoma State

Jr.

6th

7

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Jr.

7th

8

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Jr.

8th

9

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

RS Fr.

9th

10

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Jr.

10th

11

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Jr.

11th

12

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

RS Fr.

12th

13

Matt Finesilver

Duke

So.

13th

14

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Jr.

14th

15

Seldon Wright

Old Dominion

Sr.

15th

16

Ben Harvey

Army

Jr.

16th

17

Spencer Carey

Navy

Jr.

17th

18

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Jr.

18th

19

Neal Richards

VMI

Jr.

20th

20

Ethan Smith

Ohio State

Fr.

NR


184 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Myles Martin

Ohio State

Sr.

1st

2

Shakur Rasheed

Penn State

Sr.

2nd

3

Emery Parker

Illinois

Sr.

4th

4

Nick Reenan

NC State

Jr.

5th

5

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Sr.

6th

6

Max Dean

Cornell

So.

9th

7

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Sr.

3rd

8

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

So.

7th

9

Lou DePrez

Binghamton

Fr.

8th

10

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Sr.

10th

11

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Sr.

11th

12

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Jr.

12th

13

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

Fr.

13th

14

Chip Ness

North Carolina

Sr.

15th

15

Max Lyon

Purdue

So.

NR

16

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

So.

14th

17

Samuel Colbray

Iowa State

So.

16th

18

Mason Reinhardt

Wisconsin

Jr.

18th

19

Corey Hazel

Lock Haven

Jr.

19th

20

Dylan Wisman

Missouri

Jr.

17th


197 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Bo Nickal

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Jr.

2nd

3

Patrick Brucki

Princeton

So.

3rd

4

Jacob Warner

Iowa

RS Fr.

4th

5

Willie Miklus

Iowa State

Sr.

5th

6

Preston Weigel

Oklahoma State

Sr.

6th

7

Rocco Caywood

Army

Sr.

7th

8

Jay Aiello

Virginia

So.

8th

9

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Jr.

9th

10

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

So.

10th

11

Tom Sleigh

Virginia Tech

Sr.

11th

12

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

So.

12th

13

Ben Honis

Cornell

Sr.

13th

14

Jackson Striggow

Michigan

Jr.

14th

15

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Sr.

17th

16

Tanner Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

19th

17

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Jr.

15th

18

Wyatt Koelling

Missouri

So.

16th

19

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

So.

20th

20

Chris Weiler

Lehigh

So.

NR

                                                                                   

Heavyweight

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Gable Steveson

Minnesota

Fr.

1st

2

Derek White

Oklahoma State

Sr.

2nd

3

Anthony Cassar

Penn State

Sr.

3rd

4

Amar Dhesi

Oregon State

Sr.

4th

5

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

So.

5th

6

Matt Stencel

Central Michigan

So.

12th

7

Mason Parris

Michigan

Fr.

8th

8

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

RS Fr.

13th

9

David Jensen

Nebraska

Jr.

7th

10

Demetrius Thomas

Pitt

Jr.

11th

11

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Sr.

6th

12

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Sr.

10th

13

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Sr.

9th

14

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sr.

14th

15

Matt Voss

George Mason

Sr.

15th

16

Chase Singletary

Ohio State

RS Fr.

17th

17

Thomas Haines

Lock Haven

Sr.

16th

18

Jeramy Sweany

Cornell

Sr.

18th

19

A.J. Nevills

Fresno State

So.

19th

20

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

So.

20th