Pitt's Phillippi and Iowa's DeSanto make big jumps at 133 pounds in WIN's Div. I rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m. (ET)
Image of Micky Phillippi of Pitt courtesy of Pitt Athletics.

NEWTON, Iowa — Coming off big upsets last weekend, Pitt’s Micky Phillippi and Iowa’s Austin DeSanto continue to make the 133-pound weight class the most competitive as each made big jumps in WIN’s Jan. 21 Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Phillipi, a redshirt freshman, defeated Oklahoma State’s second-ranked Daton Fix last Saturday to move up four spots to No. 2 in WIN’s rankings at 133. Meanwhile, DeSanto, a sophomore transfer from Drexel, moved up four spots to No. 5 after the Hawkeye knocked off Rutgers’ third-ranked Nick Suriano last Friday in a home dual.

Defending NCAA team champ Penn State has the top spot in both WIN’s Tournament Power Index (122 TPI points) and Dual-Team Rankings (7-0). The Nittany Lions feature nine ranked wrestlers, including seven in the Top 8 of their weight classes and four top-ranked wrestlers. One of their top-ranked returning champs is 157-pounder Jason Nolf, who defeated Nebraska’s No. 2-ranked Tyler Berger on Sunday.

Ohio State (7-0) remained No. 2 in both rankings in the TPI (6 in the Top 8 and 87 points) and dual rankings.
Iowa (8-0) took over the No. 3 spot in WIN’s TPI with seven wrestlers in the Top 8 and 82.5 points. Oklahoma State (70.5 TPI points) is rated No. 4, followed by Michigan (66.5).

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‚Äątournament points because it does not include bonus points.

WIN’s Jan. 21, 2019 Tournament Power Index

Rk.

School

Total Rank

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Penn State

9

7

122

2.

Ohio State

7

6

87

3.

Iowa

9

7

82.5

4.

Oklahoma State

9

5

70.5

5.

Michigan

9

6

66.5

6.

NC State

6

5

48

7.

Minnesota

7

3

46

8.

Nebraska

8

3

40

9t.

Missouri

8

2

35.5

9t.

Princeton

3

2

35.5

11.

Northwestern

3

2

35

12.

Cornell

7

2

34

13.

Illinois

6

2

31.5

14.

Virginia Tech

6

3

29.5

15.

Arizona State

3

2

28

16.

Rutgers

4

1

27.5

17.

Lehigh

4

3

22.5

18.

Pitt

5

1

21.5

19.

Wisconsin

6

1

21

20.

Oregon State

2

2

19

21.

North Carolina

5

1

17.5

22.

Virginia

2

2

15.5

23.

Wyoming

4

2

14.5

24t.

Army

2

1

13.5

24t.

Northern Iowa

5

1

13.5

26.

Lock Haven

1

1

12.5

27.

Stanford

2

1

11.5

28.

Maryland

1

1

10

29.

Iowa State

6

0

9

30t.

Buffalo

2

1

8.5

30t.

Utah Valley

5

0

8.5

32.

Michigan State

2

1

7

33t.

Duke

2

1

6.5

33t.

Old Dominion

4

0

6.5

35.

Purdue

4

0

6

36t.

Bucknell

1

1

5.5

36.

North Dakota State

3

0

5.5

38.

Fresno State

4

0

4.5

39t.

CSU Bakersfield

2

0

2.5

39t.

Drexel

2

0

2.5

39t.

Northern Colorado

2

0

2.5

42t.

Binghamton

1

0

2

42t.

Campbell

1

0

2

42t.

George Mason

1

0

2

42t.

Navy

2

0

2

42t.

Ohio U.

2

0

2

47t.

American U.

1

0

1.5

47t.

Brown

1

0

1.5

47t.

Northern Illinois

1

0

1.5

47t.

Oklahoma

1

0

1.5

51t.

Central Michigan

1

0

1

51t.

Clarion

1

0

1

51t.

Penn

1

0

1

51t.

Rider

1

0

1

51t.

South Dakota State

1

0

1

51t.

West Virginia

1

0

1

WIN’s Jan. 21, 2019 Dual-Team Rankings

Rk

School

Record

Previous

1.

Penn State

7-0

1st

2.

Ohio State

7-0

2nd

3.

Iowa

8-0

3rd

4.

Oklahoma State

9-0

4th

5.

Michigan

8-0

5th

6.

Missouri

13-0

6th

7.

NC State

12-2

7th

8.

Minnesota

10-2

8th

9.

Cornell

6-2

9th

10.

Nebraska

8-3

10th

11.

Wyoming

11-3

11th

12.

Virginia Tech

5-2

13th

13.

Princeton

4-4

14th

14.

Northern Iowa

3-4

16th

15.

Wisconsin

6-4

12th

16.

Pitt

8-1

15th

17.

Arizona State

4-6

17th

18.

Rutgers

7-4

18th

19.

Purdue

5-5

19th

20.

North Carolina

7-5

20th

21.

Iowa State

6-1

23rd

22.

Stanford

5-0

21st

23.

Northwestern

3-6

22nd

24.

Virginia

11-6

24th

25.

North Dakota State

6-5

25th

WIN’s Jan. 21, 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

Sean Fausz

NC State

Sr.

7th

8

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

So.

8th

9

Pat Glory

Princeton

Fr.

9th

10

Ryan Millhof

Arizona State

Sr.

10th

11

Vitali Arujau

Cornell

Fr.

11th

12

Brent Fleetwood

North Dakota State

Sr.

12th

13

Zeke Moisey

Nebraska

Sr.

13th

14

Connor Brown

Wisconsin

So.

14th

15

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Jr.

15th

16

Drew Mattin

Michigan

So.

16th

17

Rico Montoya

Northern Colorado

Sr.

17th

18

Alex Mackall

Iowa State

So.

18th

19

Michael McGee

Old Dominion

So.

19th

20

Shakur Laney

Ohio U.

Jr

20th

133 pounds                                                                                                    

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Jr.

1st

2

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

RS Fr.

6th

3

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

2nd

4

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Jr.

4th

5

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

So.

9th

6

Nick Suriano

Rutgers

Jr.

3rd

7

Tariq Wilson

NC State

So.

5th

8

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

So.

8th

9

Austin Gomez

Iowa State

RS Fr.

7th

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.

14th

14

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Jr.

13th

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

Gary Wayne Harding

North Carolina

Sr.

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.

5th

5

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Jr.

4th

6

Nick Lee

Penn State

So.

6th

7

Bryan Lantry

Buffalo

Sr.

7th

8

Kanen Storr

Michigan

So.

8th

9

Josh Alber

Northern Iowa

Sr.

9th

10

Matt Findlay

Utah Valley

So.

10th

11

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Jr.

11th

12

Sa’Derian Perry

Old Dominion

Jr.

12th

13

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

RS Fr.

13th

14

Tristan Moran

Wisconsin

Jr.

14th

15

Max Murin

Iowa

RS Fr.

15th

16

Sam Turner

Wyoming

So.

16th

17

Chad Red

Nebraska

So.

17th

18

Ian Parker

Iowa State

So.

18th

19

A.C. Headlee

North Carolina

Jr.

19th

20

Nick Gil

Navy

Sr.

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

Austin O'Connor

North Carolina

RS Fr.

4th

5

Kaden Gfeller

Oklahoma State

RS Fr.

5th

6

Justin Oliver

NC State

Sr.

6th

7

Mitch Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

7th

8

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Sr.

9th

9

Brock Mauller

Missouri

Fr.

11th

10

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Jr.

8th

11

Josh Heil

Campbell

So.

10th

12

Brady Berge

Penn State

RS Fr.

12th

13

Russell Rohlfing

CSU Bakersfield

Jr.

13th

14

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

So.

14th

15

Khristian Olivas

Fresno State

Jr.

15th

16

Tommy Thorn

Minnesota

Sr.

16th

17

Robert Lee

Pitt

Sr.

17th

18

Henry Pohlmeyer

South Dakota State

Jr.

18th

19

Anthony Artalona

Penn

Fr.

19th

20

Malik Amine

Michigan

Sr.

20th

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

Kaleb Young

Iowa

So.

5th

6

Alec Pantaleo

Michigan

Sr.

7th

7

Ke-Shawn Hayes

Ohio State

Jr.

8th

8

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Fr.

9th

9

Steve Bleise

Minnesota

Sr.

11th

10

Griffin Parriott

Purdue

So.

6th

11

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Jr.

12th

12

Eric Barone

Illinois

Jr.

13th

13

Josh Humphreys

Lehigh

Fr.

15th

14

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

Fr.

17th

15

John Van Brill

Rutgers

Sr.

16th

16

Dominick Mandarino

Stanford

So.

NR

17

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Jr.

10th

18

BC LaPrade

Virginia Tech

So.

18th

19

Zac Carson

Ohio U.

Jr.

NR

20

Josh McClure

North Carolina

So.

20th

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

Chance Marstellar

Lock Haven

Sr.

4th

5

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Jr.

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

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota State

Jr.

12th

13

Mekhi Lewis

Virginia Tech

RS Fr.

13th

14

Connor Flynn

Missouri

Jr.

14th

15

Jon Viruet

Brown

Sr.

17th

16

Ebed Jarrell

Drexel

Jr.

NR

17

Joey Gunther

Illinois

Jr.

18th

18

Jesse Dellavecchia

Rider

Jr.

19th

19

Thomas Bullard

NC State

So.

15th

20

Nick Kiussis

West Virginia

So.

20th

174 pounds                                                                                                    

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1

Mark Hall

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Jr.

2nd

3

Myles Amine

Michigan

Jr.

3rd

4

Daniel Lewis

Missouri

Sr.

4th

5

Joe Smith

Oklahoma State

Jr.

5th

6

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Jr.

6th

7

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Jr.

7th

8

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Jr.

8th

9

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

RS Fr.

9th

10

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Jr.

10th

11

Ryan Christensen

Wisconsin

Sr.

11th

12

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Jr.

12th

13

Matt Finesilver

Duke

So.

13th

14

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

RS Fr.

15th

15

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Jr.

16th

16

Seldon Wright

Old Dominion

Sr.

17th

17

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Jr.

19th

18

Ben Harvey

Army

Jr.

18th

19

Spencer Carey

Navy

Jr.

NR

20

Te’Shan Campbell

Ohio State

Sr.

20th

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.

3rd

4

Nick Reenan

NC State

Jr.

4th

5

Zack Zavatsky

Virginia Tech

Sr.

5th

6

Ryan Preisch

Lehigh

Sr.

6th

7

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

So.

7th

8

Max Dean

Cornell

So.

8th

9

Drew Foster

Northern Iowa

Sr.

9th

10

Chip Ness

North Carolina

Sr.

10th

11

Lou DePrez

Binghamton

Fr.

11th

12

Cash Wilcke

Iowa

Jr.

12th

13

Jacobe Smith

Oklahoma State

Sr.

14th

14

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

Fr.

13th

15

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

So.

17th

16

Samuel Colbray

Iowa State

So.

16th

17

Dylan Wisman

Missouri

Jr.

15th

18

Mason Reinhardt

Wisconsin

Jr.

18th

19

Jackson Hemauer

Fresno State

RS Fr.

19th

20

Nick Gravina

Rutgers

Sr.

20th

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

Rocco Caywood

Army

Sr.

5th

5

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

So.

6th

6

Jacob Warner

Iowa

RS Fr.

7th

7

Tom Sleigh

Virginia Tech

Sr.

8th

8

Jay Aiello

Virginia

So.

9th

9

Willie Miklus

Iowa State

Sr.

10th

10

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

So.

NR

11

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Jr.

11th

12

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

So.

12th

13

Jackson Striggow

Michigan

Jr.

14th

14

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Jr.

15th

15

Wyatt Koelling

Missouri

So.

16th

16

Ben Honis

Cornell

Sr.

17th

17

Stephen Loiseau

Drexel

Sr.

19th

18

Josh Hokit

Fresno State

Jr.

NR

19

Tanner Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

13th

20

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

So.

20th

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

Sam Stoll

Iowa

Sr.

4th

5

Youssif Hemida

Maryland

Sr.

5th

6

Mason Parris

Michigan

Fr.

6th

7

Amar Dhesi

Oregon State

Sr.

7th

8

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

So.

8th

9

Matt Voss

George Mason

Sr.

10th

10

Demetrius Thomas

Pitt

Jr.

12th

11

Jake Gunning

Buffalo

Sr.

13th

12

David Jensen

Nebraska

Jr.

14th

13

Tate Orndorff

Utah Valley

Jr.

9th

14

Conan Jennings

Northwestern

Sr.

15th

15

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

RS Fr.

11th

16

Chase Singletary

Ohio State

RS Fr.

16th

17

Jeramy Sweany

Cornell

Sr.

17th

18

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

So.

18th

19

Matt Stencel

Central Michigan

So.

19th

20

A.J. Nevills

Fresno State

So.

NR