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WIN's Updated College Rankings (without Ivy League teams)

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Dec. 01, 2020, 6:01 p.m. (ET)

Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the late-November issue of WIN Magazine. USA Wrestling members receive a discount on WIN Magazine subscriptions. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN Magazine.

Many college wrestling historians look at 1928 — the year of the first NCAA Championships — as the beginning of this great college sport that has averaged over 105,000 fans every tournament over the past decade and was scheduled to be held in Minneapolis’ NFL football stadium last March before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the annual three-day event.

But college wrestling had already earned plenty of respect before Iowa State hosted the first national tournament … primarily because of what Ivy League schools had done since at least 1905. That was the first year that college wrestling’s oldest postseason event — the “Easterns” which are now known as the Eastern Intercollegiate Wresting Association tournament — was held in Philadelphia.

During those early days, Ivy League schools won the first 13 titles, including seven by Cornell University, which has tallied 25 all-time EIWA championships over the past 115 years.

Unfortunately, none of the six current Ivy League schools — Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Penn and Harvard — that wrestle will be part of the 2020-21 NCAA equation after the Ivy League announced on Nov. 12 that the league was canceling all winter sports seasons because of the pandemic.

Click here to view full WIN article concerning Ivy League wrestling

The following are WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, as of Nov. 18 and after the Ivy League announced that winter sports – including wrestling – would be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes six schools that sponsor wrestling: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Princeton.

The following TPI is compiled by adding the potential NCAA points that would be associated with each school’s ranked wrestlers.

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.

Rk. School Tot. Rank Top 8 Pts
1. Iowa 10 8 122.5
2. Michigan 8 5 77
3. Oklahoma State 7 7 64
4. Nebraska 8 5 56.5
5. Iowa State 8 6 53
6. NC State 8 4 46.5
7. Penn State 4 3 43.5
8. Ohio State 6 3 42.5
9. Virginia Tech 4 2 39.5
10. Rutgers 5 2 37.5
11. Minnesota 5 2 33.5
12. Northwestern 4 2 33
13t. Arizona State 5 3 29
13t. Stanford 4 2 29
15. Purdue 6 2 28.5
16. Central Michigan 4 2 28
17. Michigan State 3 2 27.5
18t. Missouri 7 2 27
18t. Pitt 5 3 27
20. North Carolina 4 1 26
21. Oklahoma 6 2 23.5
22. West Virginia 2 1 21
23. Lehigh 4 2 20.5
24. Virginia 4 1 15.5
25. Rider 2 1 14.5
26. Wisconsin 2 1 12
27t. Binghamton 2 1 11.5
27t. Northern Colorado 5 1 11.5
29. Utah Valley 2 1 11
30. Navy 2 1 10
31t. South Dakota State 2 1 7
31t. Wyoming 5 0 7
33t. Clarion 1 1 6.5
33t. Illinois 4 0 6.5
35. Northern Iowa 3 0 5.5
36. American U. 3 0 5
37t. Army West Point 3 0 4.5
37t. Fresno State 3 0 4.5
39. Northern Illinois 3 0 4
40t. Chattanooga 3 0 3.5
40t. Indiana 2 0 3.5
42t. Appalachian State 2 0 3
42t. Campbell 2 0 3
42t. Hofstra 3 0 3
42t. Lock Haven 2 0 3
42t. North Dakota State 2 0 3
42t. Oregon State 2 0 3
48. Edinboro 2 0 2.5
49t. Bucknell 1 0 2
49t. Drexel 2 0 2
49t. Kent State 1 0 2
52t. Buffalo 1 0 1
52t. Ohio 1 0 1

WIN’s Nov. 18, 2020 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Spencer Lee Iowa Senior 1st
2. Rayvon Foley Michigan State Junior 3rd
3. Devin Schroder Purdue Senior 4th
4. Drew Hildebrandt Central Michigan Senior 5th
5. Michael DeAugustino Northwestern Sophomore 6th
6. Brandon Paetzell Lehigh Senior 7th
7. Brandon Courtney Arizona State Junior 8th
8. Jakob Camacho NC State Sophomore 9th
9. Alex Mackall Iowa State Senior 10th
10. Luke Werner Lock Haven Senior 11th
11. Jack Medley Michigan Junior 12th
12. Brock Hudkins Indiana Senior 13th
13. Gage Curry American Senior 14th
14. Liam Cronin Nebraska Senior 15th
15. Justin Cardani Illinois Sophomore 16th
16. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sophomore 18th
17. Fabian Gutierrez Chattanooga Senior 19th
18. Killian Cardinale West Virginia Junior NR
19. Nicolas Aguilar Rutgers Sophomore NR
20. Malik Heinselman Ohio State Junior NR

133 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Nick Suriano Rutgers Junior 1st
2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sophomore 2nd
3. Stevan Micic Michigan Grad. 3rd
4. Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Junior 4th
5. Austin DeSanto Iowa Senior 5th
6. Mickey Phillippi Pittsburgh Junior 6th
7. Ridge Lovett Nebraska Sophomore 7th
8. Austin Gomez Iowa State Junior 8th
9. Devan Turner Oregon State Senior 9th
10. Mosha Schwartz Northern Colorado Sophomore 10th
11. Anthony Madrigal Oklahoma Junior 11th
12. Taylor LaMont Utah Valley Junior 12th
13. Matt Schmitt Missouri Grad. 13th
14. Jack Skudlarczyk Northern Iowa Junior 14th
15. Zack Trampe Binghamton Junior 15th
16. Michael McGee Arizona State Junior 16th
17. Jarrett Trombley NC State Sophomore 17th
18. Cole Manley Lock Haven Junior 18th
19. Derek Spann Buffalo Senior 19th
20. Drew Marten Central Michigan Junior 20th

141 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Jaydin Eierman Iowa Senior 2nd
2. Nick Lee Penn State Senior 3rd
3. Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Grad. 4th
4. Real Woods Stanford Sophomore 5th
5. Ian Parker Iowa State Senior 6th
6. Chad Red Jr. Nebraska Senior 7th
7. Dom Demas Oklahoma Junior 8th
8. Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Senior 9th
9. Joshua Heil Campbell Senior 10th
10. Zachary Sherman North Carolina Junior 11th
11. Dresden Simon Central Michigan Senior 12th
12. Michael Blockhus Northern Iowa Sophomore 13th
13. Grant Leeth Missouri Senior 14th
14. Tariq Wilson NC State Senior 15th
15. DJ Lloren Fresno State Senior 16th
16. Cole Matthews Pittsburgh Sophomore 17th
17. Cody Trybus Navy Senior 18tht
18. Grant Willits Oregon State Junior 19th
19. Dylan Duncan Illinois Senior NR
20. Parker Filius Purdue Junior NR

149 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Austin O`Connor North Carolina Junior 1st
2. Sammy Sasso Ohio State Sophomore 2nd
3. Brock Mauller Missouri Junior 3rd
4. Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Senior 4th
5. Brayton Lee Minnesota Sophomore 5th
6. Jarrett Degen Iowa State Senior 6th
7. Kanen Storr Michigan Senior 7th
8. Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado Sophomore 8th
9. Kizhan Clarke American Senior 9th
10. Max Murin Iowa Junior 10th
11. Griffin Parriott Purdue Senior 11th
12. Jonathan Millner Appalachian State Junior 12th
13. Jarod Verkleeren Penn State Junior 13th
14. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sophomore 14th
15. Mitch Moore Oklahoma Junior 15th
16. Graham Rooks Indiana Sophomore 16th
17. Yahya Thomas Northwestern Junior 17th
18. Alec Hagan Ohio Junior 18th
19. Tanner Smith Chattanooga Junior 19th
20. Jimmy Hoffman Lehigh Junior NR

157 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Ryan Deakin Northwestern Senior 1st
2. Hayden Hidlay NC State Senior 2nd
3. David Carr Iowa State Sophomore 3rd
4. Jesse Dellavecchia Rider Grad 4th
5. Kendall Coleman Purdue Sophomore 5th
6. Josh Humphreys Lehigh Junior 6th
7. Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State Junior 7th
8. Kaleb Young Iowa Senior 8th
9. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sophomore 9th
10. Will Lewan Michigan Sophomore 10th
11. Markus Hartman Army West Point Junior 11th
12. Peyton Robb Nebraska Sophomore 13th
13. Jared Franek North Dakota State Sophomore 14th
14. Justin Thomas Oklahoma Senior 15th
15. Jarrett Jacques Missouri Junior 16th
16. Justin Ruffin SIU Edwardsville Junior 17th
17. Jacob Wright Wyoming Junior 18th
18. Justin McCoy Virginia Sophomore 19th
19. Tyler Eischens Stanford Sophomore 20th
20. Ryan Thomas Minnesota Sophomore NR

165 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Mehki Lewis Virginia Tech Sophomore 1st
2. Alex Marinelli Iowa Senior 2nd
3. Shane Griffith Stanford Sophomore 3rd
4. Travis Wittlake Oklahoma State Sophomore 4th
5. Anthony Valencia Arizona State Senior 5th
6. Tanner Skidgel Navy Senior 6th
7. Thomas Bullard NC State Senior 7th
8. Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh Senior 8th
9. Ethan Smith Ohio State Junior 9th
10. Dan Braunagel Illinois Sophomore 10th
11. Zach Hartman Bucknell Junior 11th
12. Kennedy Monday North Carolina Senior 13th
13. Jake Tucker Michigan State Senior 14th
14. Izzak Olejnik Northern Illinois Sophomore 15th
15. Tanner Cook South Dakota State Sophomore 16th
16. Peyton Mocco Missouri Sophomore 17th
17. Bailee O`Reilly Minnesota Junior 18th
18. Ricky Stamm Hofstra Senior 19th
19. Cam Coy Virginia Junior 20th
20. Emil Soehnlen Purdue Sophomore NR

174 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Michael Kemerer Iowa Grad. 1st
2. Logan Massa Michigan Senior 2nd
3. Mikey Labriola Nebraska Junior 3rd
4. Kaleb Romero Ohio State Junior 4th
5. Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma Junior 5th
6. Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Senior 6th
7. Samuel Colbray Iowa State Senior 7th
8. Anthony Montalvo Oklahoma State Sophomore 8th
9. Clay Lautt North Carolina Junior 9th
10. Daniel Bullard NC State Senior 10th
11. Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh Senior 11th
12. Andrew McNally Kent State Senior 12th
13. Hayden Hastings Wyoming Junior 13th
14. Jacob Oliver Edinboro Junior 14th
15. Jackson Hemauer Fresno State Junior 15th
16. Joe Grello Rutgers Grad. 16th
17. Thomas Flitz Appalachian State Senior 17th
18. Austin Kraisser Campbell Senior 18th
19. Sage Heiler Hofstra Senior 19th
20. Michael O`Malley Drexel Sophomore 20th

184 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Myles Amine Michigan Grad 2nd
2. Hunter Bolen Virginia Tech Junior 3rd
3. Aaron Brooks Penn State Sophomore 4th
4 Trent Hidlay NC State Sophomore 5th
5. Lou Deprez Binghamton Junior 6th
6. Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Junior 7th
7. Taylor Venz Nebraska Senior 8th
8. Dakota Geer Oklahoma State Senior 9th
9. Abe Assad Iowa Sophomore 10th
10. Chris Weiler Wisconsin Senior 11th
11. Rocky Jordan Ohio State Sophomore 12th
12. Zach Braunagel Illinois Sophomore 13th
13. Brit Wilson Northern Illinois Junior 14th
14. Tanner Harvey American Senior 15th
15. Matthew Waddell Chattanooga Junior 16th
16. Jelani Embree Michigan Junior 17th
17. Marcus Coleman Iowa State Junior 18th
18. Alan Clothier Northern Colorado Senior 19th
19. Tate Samuelson Wyoming Junior 20th
20. Max Lyon Purdue Senior NR

197 pounds

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Noah Adams West Virginia Junior 1st
2. Eric Schultz Nebraska Senior 2nd
3. Jacob Warner Iowa Junior 4th
4. Jay Aiello Virginia Senior 5th
5. Cameron Caffey Michigan State Junior 6th
6. Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Junior 7th
7. Greg Bulsak Clarion Senior 8th
8. Tanner Sloan South Dakota State Sophomore 9th
9. Nathan Traxler Stanford Senior 10th
10. Lucas Davison Northwestern Sophomore 11th
11. Ethan Laird Rider Senior 12th
12. Jake Woodley Oklahoma Junior 13th
13. Jake Jakobsen Lehigh Senior 14th
14. Stephen Buchanan Wyoming Sophomore 15th
15. JT Brown Army West Point Junior 16th
16. Billy Janzer Rutgers Sophomore 17th
17. Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Senior 18th
18. Bryan McLaughlin Drexel Junior 19th
19. Wyatt Koelling Missouri Senior 20th
20. Gage Braun Northern Illinois Sophomore NR

Heavyweight

Wt. Name School Year Previous
1. Gable Steveson Minnesota Junior 1st
2. Mason Parris Michigan Junior 2nd
3. Tony Cassioppi Iowa Sophomore 3rd
4. Matt Stencel Central Michigan Senior 4th
5. Trent Hillger Wisconsin Junior 5th
6. Tate Orndorff Ohio State Junior 6th
7. Zach Elam Missouri Sophomore 7th
8 Gannon Gremmel Iowa State Senior 9th
9. Brian Andrews Wyoming Senior 10th
10. Carter Isley Northern Iowa Senior 11th
11. Dalton Robertson Northern Colorado Senior 12th
12. John Borst Virginia Tech Junior 13th
13. Christian Lance Nebraska Senior 14th
14. A.J. Nevills Fresno State Junior 15th
15. Deonte Wilson NC State Junior 16th
16. Brandon Metz North Dakota State Junior 17th
17. Ben Sullivan Army West Point Junior 18th
18. Quinn Miller Virginia Junior 19th
19. Jon Spaulding Edinboro Senior 20th
20. Zach Knighton-Ward Hofstra Junior NR