Iowa is No. 1 and Penn State No. 2 in WIN Dual rankings and TPI heading into Friday’s showdown

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Jan. 27, 2020, 4:23 p.m. (ET)
NEWTON, Iowa — The much-anticipated and sold-out meeting between Iowa and Penn State is set for this Friday, Jan. 31, in Iowa City, and the Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions remain rated No. 1 and 2, respectively, in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 27 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Iowa (8-0) leads in WIN’s Dual Team Rankings and continues to feature 10 ranked wrestlers, all rated in the Top 8 of their weight class and leads WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 128.5 points. Penn State (7-1), the defending national champion, is ranked No. 2 in the Dual rankings and currently features seven ranked wrestlers for 81.5 TPI points.

The upcoming dual will also feature two meetings between top-rated wrestlers when Penn State’s No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph will take on Iowa’s No. 2 Alex Marinelli at 165 pounds, while PSU’s No. 1 Mark Hall will face Iowa’s No. 2 Michael Kemerer at 174 pounds.

Iowa’s only top-ranked wrestler is Spencer Lee at 125 pounds, while Penn State features another No. 1-rated wrestler in Nick Lee at 141 pounds.

The biggest change among the individual rankings comes at 149 pounds, where Oklahoma State’s Boo Lewallen is now rated No. 1 after Iowa’s Pat Lugo lost to Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso last weekend. The Hawkeye dropped to No. 2 and is followed by North Carolina’s Austin O’Connor.

The other top-ranked individuals remain Wisconsin’s Seth Gross (133), Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia (184), Ohio State’s Kollin Moore (197) and Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson.

WIN’s individual rankings are predictions to where wrestles might place at the 2020 NCAA Championships, March 19-21, in Minneapolis, Minn., and WIN’s Tournament Power Index is a prediction of accumulated NCAA points of those 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 tournament points because it does not include bonus points.

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 27, 2020 Dual Team Rankings

Rk

School

W-L

Prev.

1.

Iowa

8-0

1st

2.

Penn State

7-1

2nd

3.

NC State

11-0

3rd

4.

Ohio State

8-2

5th

5.

Nebraska

6-3

7th

6.

Virginia Tech

8-1

4th

7.

Arizona State

9-1

9th

8.

Oklahoma State

8-2

6th

9.

Wisconsin

8-3

8th

10.

Pittsburgh

7-2

10th

11.

North Carolina

9-1

18th

12.

Purdue

11-2

12th

13.

Lehigh

8-3

13th

14.

Northern Iowa

5-3

16th

15.

Cornell

8-5

15th

16.

Stanford

8-1

17th

17.

Northwestern

3-4

14th

18.

Minnesota

7-5

11th

19.

Princeton

2-4

19th

20.

Army West Point

8-2

20th

21.

Missouri

10-5

21st

22.

South Dakota State

7-4

22nd

23.

Illinois

5-3

23rd

24.

Michigan

5-3

NR

25.

Wyoming

6-7

24th

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 27 Tournament Power Index

Rk.

School

Total Rank

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Iowa

10

10

128.5

2

Penn State

7

5

81.5

3t.

Ohio State

5

4

54.5

3t.

Wisconsin

6

4

54.5

5t.

Arizona State

6

3

41.5

5t.

Oklahoma State

8

2

41.5

7.

Nebraska

9

3

41

8.

Purdue

5

4

40.5

9t.

Minnesota

6

3

39.5

9t.

Princeton

3

3

39.5

11.

Lehigh

6

4

39

12.

Northwestern

4

2

37.5

13.

NC State

6

2

37

14t.

Iowa State

7

3

32.5

14t.

Stanford

3

3

32.5

16.

Northern Iowa

6

2

29.5

17.

Virginia Tech

7

2

25.5

18.

Cornell

3

2

25

19t.

Pitt

5

2

22.5

19t.

Virginia

3

2

22.5

21.

Michigan

4

1

20.5

22.

North Carolina

4

1

18.5

23.

Oklahoma

4

1

16.5

24.

Central Michigan

2

2

15.5

25t.

Missouri

2

1

14.5

25t.

Utah Valley

3

2

14.5

27.

West Virginia

1

1

12.5

28.

Binghamton

2

1

12

29t.

Illinois

4

1

10

29t.

North Dakota State

3

1

10

31t.

Navy

3

1

8

31t.

Rider

2

1

8

33t.

Campbell

5

0

7.5

33t.

Penn

2

1

7.5

35.

Northern Colorado

2

1

6.5

36t.

Army

4

0

6

36t.

South Dakota State

4

0

6

38t.

Fresno State

3

0

4.5

38t.

Wyoming

3

0

4.5

40t.

American U.

2

0

3.5

40t.

Clarion

2

0

3.5

40t.

Harvard

2

0

3.5

40t.

Lock Haven

2

0

3.5

44t.

Old Dominion

2

0

3

44t.

Rutgers

2

0

3

46.

Ohio

2

0

2.5

47.

Indiana

2

0

2

48t.

Air Force

1

0

1.5

48t.

Bucknell

1

0

1.5

48t.

Chattanooga

1

0

1.5

48t.

George Mason

1

0

1.5

48t.

Michigan State

1

0

1.5

48t.

Northern Illinois

1

0

1.5

48t.

Oregon State

1

0

1.5

55t.

Bloomsburg

1

0

1

55t.

Cal Poly

1

0

1

55t.

Cleveland State

1

0

1

55t.

Drexel

1

0

1

55t.

VMI

1

0

1

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 27, 2020 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Spencer Lee

Iowa

Jr.

1st

2.

Jack Mueller

Virginia

Sr.

2nd

3.

Pat Glory

Princeton

So.

3rd

4.

Nick Piccininni

Oklahoma State

Sr.

4th

5.

Brandon Paetzell

Lehigh

Jr.

7th

6.

Devin Schroder

Purdue

Jr.

5th

7.

Michael Colaiocco

Penn

Fr.

9th

8.

Drew Hildebrandt

Central Michigan

Jr.

10th

9.

Michael DeAugustino

Northwestern

RS Fr.

6th

10.

Brandon Courtney

Arizona State

So.

11th

11.

Patrick McKee

Minnesota

RS Fr.

12th

12.

Alex Mackall

Iowa State

Jr.

13th

13.

Logan Treaster

Navy

Jr.

16th

14.

Sidney Flores

Air Force

So.

15th

15.

Joey Prata

Virginia Tech

Jr.

14th

16.

Luke Werner

Lock Haven

Jr.

18th

17.

Liam Cronin

Indiana

RSFr.

NR

18.

Killian Cardinale

Old Dominion

So.

NR

19.

Danny Vega

South Dakota State

Jr.

20th

20.

Jack Medley

Michigan

So.

NR

133 pounds                                                                                                    

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Seth Gross

Wisconsin

Gr.

1st

2.

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

Jr.

2nd

3.

Sebastian Rivera

Northwestern

Jr.

3rd

4.

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

So.

4th

5.

Charles Tucker

Cornell

Sr.

5th

6.

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

So.

6th

7.

Cam Sykora

North Dakota St.

Sr.

8th

8.

Travis Piotrowski

Illinois

Sr.

9th

9.

Noah Gonser

Campbell

Sr.

10th

10.

Sammy Alvarez

Rutgers

Fr.

11th

11.

Montorie Bridges

Wyoming

Jr.

7th

12.

Zack Trampe

Binghamton

So

12th

13.

Nick Farro

Lehigh

Jr.

15th

14.

Devan Turner

Oregon State

Jr.

17th

15.

Ridge Lovett

Nebraska

Fr.

18th

16.

Todd Small

Iowa State

Jr.

14th

17.

Louie Hayes

Virginia

Jr.

13th

18.

Jack Skudlarczyk

Northern Iowa

So.

NR

19.

Reece Witcraft

Oklahoma State

Fr.

19th

20.

Anthony Madrigal

Oklahoma

So.

20th

 141 pounds

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Nick Lee

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2

Luke Pletcher

Ohio State

Sr.

2nd

3.

Real Woods

Stanford

RSFr.

3rd

4.

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

So.

4th

5.

Chad Red

Nebraska

Jr.

5th

6.

Tristan Moran

Wisconsin

Sr.

6th

7.

Max Murin

Iowa

So.

7th

8.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

Jr.

8th

9.

Mitch McKee

Minnesota

Sr.

9th

10.

Zach Sherman

North Carolina

So.

11th

11.

Kyle Shoop

Lock Haven

Sr.

13th

12.

Tariq Wilson

NC State

Jr.

14th

13.

Mitch Moore

Virginia Tech

So.

15th

14.

Michael Blockhus

Northern Iowa

RSFr.

NR

15.

Joshua Heil

Campbell

Jr.

10th

16.

Dusty Hone

Oklahoma State

Jr.

12th

17.

Evan Cheek

Cleveland State

Sr.

17th

18.

Shakur Laney

Ohio

Sr.

18th

19.

Doug Zapf

Penn

So.

19th

20.

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

Jr.

20th

149 pounds                                        

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Boo Lewallen

Oklahoma State

Jr.

3rd

2.

Pat Lugo

Iowa

Sr.

1st

3.

Austin O'Connor

North Carolina

So.

2nd

4.

Brock Mauller

Missouri

So.

4th

5.

Sammy Sasso

Ohio State

RSFr.

6th

6.

Brayton Lee

Minnesota

RSFr.

5th

7.

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

Jr.

7th

8.

Andrew Alirez

Northern Colorado

Fr.

8th

9.

Brock Zacherl

Clarion

Sr.

9th

10.

Kizhan Clarke

American U.

Jr.

10th

11.

Max Thomsen

Northern Iowa

Sr.

11th

12.

Kanen Storr

Michigan

Jr.

12th

13.

Henry Pohlmeyer

South Dakota State

Sr.

13th

14.

Collin Purinton

Nebraska

Sr.

14th

15.

Brent Moore

Virginia Tech

So.

16th

16.

Colston DiBlasi

George Mason

Sr.

17th

17.

John Milner

Appalachian State

So.

18th

18.

Griffin Parriott

Purdue

Jr.

15th

19.

Cole Martin

Wisconsin

Sr.

19th

20.

Graham Rooks

Indiana

RSFr.

20th

157 pounds                                        

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

Jr.

1st

2.

Hayden Hidlay

NC State

Jr.

2nd

3.

David Carr

Iowa State

RSFr.

3rd

4.

Kaleb Young

Iowa

Jr.

4th

5.

Quincey Monday

Princeton

So.

5th

6.

Kendall Coleman

Purdue

RSFr.

6th

7.

Jesse Dellavecchia

Rider

Sr.

7th

8.

Josh Humphreys

Lehigh

So.

8th

9.

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

So.

9th

10.

Markus Hartman

Army

So.

10th

11.

Larry Early

Old Dominion

Sr.

11th

12.

Jacob Wright

Fresno State

So.

16th

13.

Will Lewan

Michigan

RSFr.

17th

14.

Zac Carson

Ohio

Sr.

18th

15.

Jared Franek

North Dakota State

RSFr.

NR

16.

Justin Thomas

Oklahoma

Jr.

13th

17.

Peyton Robb

Nebraska

RSFr.

12th

18.

A.C. Headlee

North Carolina

Sr.

20th

19.

BC LaPrade

Virginia Tech

Jr.

14th

20.

Taleb Rahmani

Pitt

Sr.

19th

165 pounds                                                                                                    

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Vincenzo Joseph

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2.

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

Jr.

2nd

3.

Evan Wick

Wisconsin

Jr.

4th

4.

Isaiah White

Nebraska

Sr.

5th

5.

Josh Shields

Arizona State

Sr.

6th

6.

Shane Griffith

Stanford

RSFr.

7th

7.

David McFadden

Virginia Tech

Sr.

3rd

8.

Tanner Skidgel

Navy

Jr.

8th

9.

Travis Wittlake

Oklahoma State

RSFr.

9th

10.

Andrew Fogarty

North Dakota St.

Sr.

10th

11.

Ethan Smith

Ohio State

So.

11th

12.

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

Jr.

16th

13.

Danny Braunagel

Illinois

Fr.

12th

14.

Philip Conigliaro

Harvard

Fr.

13th

15.

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

So.

14th

16.

Jake Wentzell

Pitt

Jr.

15th

17.

Quentin Perez

Campbell

Jr.

17th

18.

Ebed Jarrell

Drexel

Sr.

18th

19.

Thomas Bullard

NC State

Jr.

19th

20.

Cael McCormick

Army

Sr.

NR

174 pounds

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Mark Hall

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2.

Michael Kemerer

Iowa

Sr.

2nd

3.

Jordan Kutler

Lehigh

Sr.

3rd

4.

Dylan Lydy

Purdue

Sr.

4th

5.

Bryce Steiert

Northern Iowa

Sr.

5th

6.

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

So.

6th

7.

Kaleb Romero

Ohio State

So.

8th

8.

Devin Skatzka

Minnesota

Sr.

7th

9.

Kimball Bastian

Utah Valley

Sr.

9th

10.

Joey Gunther

Illinois

Sr.

10th

11.

Ben Harvey

Army

Sr.

11th

12.

Anthony Valencia

Arizona State

Sr.

12th

13.

Hayden Hastings

Wyoming

So.

13th

14.

Joe Smith

Oklahoma State

Sr.

19th

15.

Sam Colbray

Iowa State

Jr.

14th

16.

Brandon Womack

Cornell

Sr.

15th

17.

Neal Richards

VMI

Sr.

16th

18.

Jackson Hemauer

Fresno State

So.

17th

19.

Daniel Bullard

NC State

Jr.

18th

20.

Spencer Carey

Navy

Jr.

20th

184 pounds                                                                                                 

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1

Zahid Valencia

Arizona State

Sr.

1st

2.

Trent Hidlay

NC State

RSFr.

2nd

3.

Taylor Lujan

Northern Iowa

Sr.

3rd

4.

Hunter Bolen

Virginia Tech

So.

4th

5.

Lou DePrez

Binghamton

So.

5th

6.

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

So.

7th

7.

Aaron Brooks

Penn State

Fr.

6th

8.

Abe Assad

Iowa

Fr.

8th

9.

Zach Carlson

South Dakota State

Sr.

10th

10.

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

Jr.

9th

11.

Chris Weiler

Lehigh

Jr.

11th

12.

Johnny Sebastian

Wisconsin

Sr.

12th

13.

Tanner Harvey

American U.

Jr.

15th

14.

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

So.

NR

15

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

So.

13th

16.

Matt Waddell

Chattanooga

So.

17th

17.

Anthony Montalvo

Oklahoma State

RSFr.

18th

18.

Andrew Morgan

Campbell

Sr.

20th

19.

Trevor Allard

Bloomsburg

Sr.

16th

20.

Owen Webster

Minnesota

Sr.

NR

197 pounds

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Kollin Moore

Ohio State

Sr.

1st

2.

Patrick Brucki

Princeton

Jr.

2nd

3.

Ben Darmstadt

Cornell

Jr.

3rd

4.

Noah Adams

West Virginia

So.

4th

5.

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

Jr.

6th

6.

Christian Brunner

Purdue

Sr.

5th

7.

Jacob Warner

Iowa

So.

7th

8.

Jay Aiello

Virginia

Jr.

8th

9.

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

Jr.

9th

10.

Kordell Norfleet

Arizona State

Jr.

10th

11.

Lucas Davison

Northwestern

RSFr.

12th

12.

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

Jr.

13th

13.

Tanner Sloan

South Dakota State

RSFr.

16th

14.

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

Jr.

15th

15.

Ethan Laird

Rider

Jr.

17th

16.

Jake Woodley

Oklahoma

So.

11th

17.

Thomas Lane

Cal Poly

Sr.

18th

18.

Jordan Pagano

Rutgers

Sr.

20th

19.

Shakur Rasheed

Penn State

Sr.

14th

20.

Nick Reenan

NC State

Jr.

19th

Heavyweight

Wt/Rk

Name

School

Yr

Prev

1.

Gable Steveson

Minnesota

So.

1st

2.

Mason Parris

Michigan

So.

2nd

3

Anthony Cassioppi

Iowa

RSFr.

3rd

4.

Tate Orndorff

Utah Valley

So.

4th

5.

Matt Stencel

Central Michigan

Jr.

5th

6.

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

So.

6th

7.

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

Jr.

7th

8.

Tanner Hall

Arizona State

Gr.

8th

9.

Yaraslau Slavikouski

Harvard

Fr.

9th

10.

Jere Heino

Campbell

Jr.

10th

11.

Demetrius Thomas

Pitt

Sr.

11th

12.

Gannon Gremmel

Iowa State

Jr.

12th

13.

Seth Nevills

Penn State

Fr.

13th

14.

Carter Isley

Northern Iowa

Jr.

14th

15.

Josh Hokit

Fresno State

Sr.

15th

16.

Christian Lance

Nebraska

Sr.

16th

17.

John Borst

Virginia Tech

So.

17th

18.

Ben Sullivan

Army

So.

18th

19.

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

Jr.

19th

20.

Dalton Robertson

Northern Colorado

Jr.

20th