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Evan Wick of Cal Poly takes over top spot at 165 in WIN rankings; Iowa is No. 1 in TPI and Dual Meet rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Dec. 06, 2021, 5:42 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — Many good things have happened to former Wisconsin All-American Evan Wick since the senior returned to his home state and transferred to Cal Poly. The 165-pounder, from San Marino, Calif., is coming off a championship at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, where he defeated 2021 NCAA champ Shane Griffith of Stanford in the final.

For his efforts, the undefeated Wick (9-0) has taken over the top spot in WIN Magazine’s Dec. 6 rankings and Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.

Meanwhile, Iowa (3-0) and Penn State (5-0) remained undefeated and are No. 1 and 2 in both WIN’s dual rankings and Tournament Power Index. The Nittany Lions trail the Hawkeyes by a half-point 104.5-104 in this week’s TPI. Iowa has nine ranked wrestlers, seven in the Top 8, including three-time defending champ Spencer Lee at 125 pounds. Penn State features seven ranked wrestlers and the four in the Top-8 are their quartet of 2021 champs, all currently rated No. 1: Roman Bravo-Young (133), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184).

WIN’s TPI predicts approximately how many NCAA points a team could score in Detroit in March at the Division I Championships based on where their individuals are ranked at this point in the season. Excluding bonus points, the TPI is based on numbers associated with individual placements/rankings based on our current rankings below: 20 for 1st, 16 for 2nd, 13.5 for 3rd, 12.5 for 4th, 10 for 5th, 9 for 6th, 6.5 for 7th and 5.5 for 8th. Wrestlers ranked 9-12 earn two points each, followed by 1.5 points for wrestlers ranked 13-16 and 1 point for those ranked 17-20.

Meanwhile, the next three schools in the TPI — Arizona State (with 64 points), Oklahoma State (63) and Michigan (61) — are separated by only three points. In the dual rankings, Iowa and Penn State are followed by Oklahoma State, NC State and Michigan.

WIN Magazine’s Dec. 6 Tournament Power Index

Rk

School

Total Rank

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Iowa

9

7

104.5

2.

Penn State

7

6

104

3.

Arizona State

8

5

64

4.

Oklahoma State

8

5

63

5.

Michigan

10

4

61

6.

NC State

8

4

50

7.

Cornell

5

3

41.5

8.

Ohio State

7

3

40

9.

Northwestern

5

3

38.5

10.

Missouri

9

2

37

11.

Iowa State

6

2

36

12t.

Nebraska

7

3

35.5

12t.

Virginia Tech

7

3

35.5

14.

Minnesota

5

2

34

15.

Cal Poly

3

2

31

16.

Princeton

4

2

30.5

17.

Rutgers

5

2

29.5

18.

Pitt

4

2

25.5

19.

Stanford

2

2

21.5

20.

Oklahoma

5

2

19

21t.

Wisconsin

4

2

17.5

21t.

Wyoming

6

1

17.5

23.

Utah Valley

3

1

16

24.

Northern Iowa

3

1

15.5

25.

North Carolina

5

1

13

26t.

Lehigh

4

1

10.5

26t.

West Virginia

2

1

10.5

28.

North Dakota State

4

1

10

29.

Central Michigan

3

1

8.5

30t.

Campbell

2

1

8

30t.

South Dakota State

2

1

8

32.

Northern Colorado

3

1

7.5

33.

Purdue

4

0

7

34t.

Appalachian State

1

1

6.5

34t.

Northern Illinois

2

1

6.5

34t.

Oregon State

4

0

6.5

34t.

Penn

2

1

6.5

38.

Army-West Point

2

0

4

39.

Columbia

3

0

3.5

40t.

Duke

2

0

3

40t.

Harvard

2

0

3

40t.

Illinois

2

0

3

43.

Michigan State

2

0

2.5

44.

Air Force

1

0

2

45t.

Binghamton

1

0

1.5

45t.

Bucknell

1

0

1.5

45t.

Indiana

1

0

1.5

45t.

Virginia

1

0

1.5

49t.

CSU Bakersfield

1

0

1

49t.

Drexel

1

0

1

49t.

Edinboro

1

0

1

49t.

Navy

1

0

1

WIN Magazine’s Dec 6 Dual Rankings

Rk

School

W-L

Previous

1.

Iowa

3-0

1st

2.

Penn State

5-0

2nd

3.

Oklahoma State

3-0

3rd

4.

NC State

2-0

5th

5.

Michigan

3-0

6th

6.

Nebraska

3-0

8th

7.

Missouri

4-1

4th

8.

Arizona State

1-0

7th

9.

Ohio State

3-0

9th

10.

Virginia Tech

1-1

10th

11.

Minnesota

1-1

11th

12.

Cornell

1-0

12th

13.

Rutgers

9-0

13th

14.

Oklahoma

2-1

14th

15.

Wyoming

0-0

15th

16.

Wisconsin

4-0

16th

17.

Illinois

0-0

17th

18.

Purdue

6-0

18th

19.

Iowa State

2-1

NR

20.

Northwestern

0-0

19th

21.

Lehigh

2-2

20th

22.

Pittsburgh

3-1

21st

23.

South Dakota State

1-1

22nd

24.

North Carolina

3-4

23rd

25.

Northern Iowa

0-2

24th

WIN’s Dec 6 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Spencer Lee

Iowa

Sr.

1st

2.

Pat Glory

Princeton

Jr.

2nd

3.

Brandon Courtney

Arizona State

Jr.

3rd

4.

Taylor Lamont

Utah Valley

Jr.

4th

5.

Jakob Camacho

NC State

So.

5th

6.

Killian Cardinale

West Virginia

Sr.

6th

7.

Eric Barnett

Wisconsin

Jr.

7th

8.

Trevor Mastrogiovani

Oklahoma State

So.

9th

9.

Patrick McKee

Minnesota

Sr.

10th

10.

Devin Schroeder

Purdue

Sr.

11th

11.

Brody Teske

Northern Iowa

So.

12th

12.

Brandon Kaylor

Oregon State

So.

NR

13.

Michael DeAugustino

Northwestern

Jr.

13th

14.

Jaret Lane

Lehigh

Sr.

15th

15.

Jack Medley

Michigan

Jr.

16th

16.

Malik Heinselman

Ohio State

Sr.

8th

17.

Noah Surtin

Missouri

So.

17th

18.

Sam Latona

Virginia Tech

RSFr.

14th

19.

Kysen Terukina

Iowa State

So.

18th

20.

Joe Manchio

Columbia

Jr.

20th

133 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

Jr.

1st

2.

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

Jr.

2nd

3.

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

Sr.

3rd

4.

Vito Arujau

Cornell

So.

4th

5.

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Gr.

5th

6.

Dylan Ragusin

Michigan

So.

16th

7.

Chris Cannon

Northwestern

So.

6th

8.

Michael Colaiocco

Penn

So.

7th

9.

Lucas Byrd

Illinois

RSFr.

8th

10.

Sammy Alvarez

Rutgers

So.

10th

11.

Jamie Hernandez

North Carolina

Jr.

9th

12.

Michael McGee

Arizona State

Sr.

11th

13.

Malyke Hines

Lehigh

Fr.

12th

14.

Micky Phillippi

Pitt

Jr.

13th

15.

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

Jr.

14th

16.

Haiden Drury

Utah Valley

Fr.

NR

17.

Mosha Schwartz

Northern Colorado

So.

17th

18.

Tony Madrigal

Oklahoma

Sr.

18th

19.

Kai Orine

NC State

Fr.

19th

20.

Chance Rich

CSU Bakersfield

So.

15th

141 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Nick Lee

Penn State

Sr.

1st

2.

Jaydin Eierman

Iowa

Sr.

2nd

3.

Sebastian Rivera

Rutgers

Gr.

3rd

4.

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Gr.

5th

5.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

Sr.

6th

6.

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

Sr.

7th

7.

Clay Carlson

South Dakota State

So.

10th

8.

Andrew Alirez

Northern Colorado

RSFr.

4th

9.

Kizhan Clark

North Carolina

Gr.

8th

10.

Chad Red

Nebraska

Sr.

9th

11.

Allan Hart

Missouri

Jr.

11th

12.

Dresden Simon

Central Michigan

Sr.

12th

13.

Grant Willits

Oregon State

Jr.

13th

14.

Cole Matthews

Pitt

So.

14th

15.

Jesse Vasquez

Arizona State

Fr.

15th

16.

Cole Mattin

Michigan

So.

NR

17.

Parker Filius

Purdue

Sr.

16th

18.

Jake Bergeland

Minnesota

Sr.

NR

19.

Ryan Jack

NC State

Fr.

17th

20.

Matt Kasimir

Columbia

Jr.

19th

149 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Yianni Diakomihalis

Cornell

Jr.

1st

2.

Sammy Sasso

Ohio State

Jr.

2nd

3.

Yahya Thomas

Northwestern

Gr.

4th

4.

Kyle Parco

Arizona State

So.

5th

5.

Tariq Wilson

NC State

Sr.

6th

6.

Jaden Abas

Stanford

So.

7th

7.

Jon Millner

Appalachian State

Sr.

8th

8.

Bryce Andonian

Virginia Tech

So.

9th

9.

Ridge Lovett

Nebraska

So.

16th

10.

Max Murin

Iowa

Sr.

10th

11.

Mitch Moore

Oklahoma

Sr.

11th

12.

P.J. Ogunsanya

Army-West Point

Sr.

12th

13.

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

Sr.

13th

14.

Kanen Storr

Michigan

Sr.

14th

15.

Josh Heil

Campbell

Sr.

15th

16.

Josh Finesilver

Duke

Jr.

18th

17.

Beau Bartlett

Penn State

RSFr.

17th

18.

Anthony Artalona

Penn

Jr.

19th

19.

Austin Gomez

Wisconsin

Jr.

20th

20.

Josh Edmund

Missouri

Fr.

NR

157 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

David Carr

Iowa State

So.

1st

2.

Ryan Deakin

Northwestern

Gr.

2nd

3.

Jacori Teemer

Arizona State

Jr.

3rd

4.

Quincy Monday

Princeton

Jr.

6th

5.

Brayton Lee

Minnesota

Jr.

4th

6.

Peyton Robb

Nebraska

So.

5th

7.

Austin O’Connor

North Carolina

Jr.

7th

8.

Jared Franek

North Dakota State

Jr.

8th

9.

Kaleb Young

Iowa

Sr.

9th

10.

Jacob Wright

Wyoming

Sr.

11th

11.

Kendall Coleman

Purdue

Jr.

13th

12.

Wyatt Sheets

Oklahoma State

Sr.

12th

13.

Will Lewan

Michigan

So.

14th

14.

Connor Brady

Virginia Tech

Fr.

NR

15.

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

Jr.

10th

16.

Justin Thomas

Oklahoma

Gr.

15th

17.

Johnny Lovett

Central Michigan

RSFr.

16th

18.

Josh Humphreys

Lehigh

Jr.

17th

19.

Hunter Willits

Oregon State

Jr.

18th

20.

Andrew Cerniglia

Navy

So.

19th

165 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Evan Wick

Cal Poly

Sr.

2nd

2.

Alex Marinelli

Iowa

Sr.

1st

3.

Keegan O’Toole

Missouri

RSFr.

3rd

4.

Shane Griffith

Stanford

Jr.

4th

5.

Travis Wittlake

Oklahoma State

Jr.

5th

6.

Carson Kharchla

Ohio State

RSFr.

7th

7.

Jake Wentzel

Pitt

Sr.

6th

8.

Anthony Valencia

Arizona State

Gr.

9th

9.

Julian Ramirez

Cornell

Fr.

13th

10.

Cameron Amine

Michigan

RSFr.

10th

11.

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Sr.

11th

12.

Luke Weber

North Dakota State

Sr.

14th

13.

Phillip Conigliaro

Harvard

Jr.

12th

14.

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Sr.

8th

15.

Josh Ogunsanya

Columbia

So.

NR

16.

Peyton Hall

West Virginia

So.

16th

17.

Thomas Bullard

NC State

Sr.

17th

18.

Dean Hamiti

Wisconsin

Fr.

NR

19.

Cole Moody

Wyoming

So.

20th

20.

Izzak Olejnik

Northern Illinois

So.

18th

174 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Carter Starocci

Penn State

RSFr.

1st

2.

Michael Kemerer

Iowa

Gr.

2nd

3.

Mekhi Lewis

Virginia Tech

So.

3rd

4.

Mikey Labriola

Nebraska

Sr.

4th

5.

Hayden Hidlay

NC State

Sr.

5th

6.

Ethan Smith

Ohio State

Sr.

6th

7.

Austin Murphy

Campbell

Jr.

8th

8

Chris Foca

Cornell

So.

9th

9.

Dustin Plott

Oklahoma State

So.

10th

10.

Jackson Turley

Rutgers

So.

12th

11.

Adam Kemp

Cal Poly

So.

NR

12.

Ben Pasiuk

Army

So.

13th

13.

Matt Finesilver

Duke

Sr.

NR

14.

Clay Lautt

North Carolina

Gr.

16th

15.

Cade Devos

South Dakota State

So.

17th

16.

Hayden Hastings

Wyoming

Sr.

11th

17.

Michael O’Malley

Drexel

Jr.

14th

18.

Jackson Hemauer

Northern Colorado

Jr.

19th

19.

Jacob Oliver

Edinboro

Jr.

20th

20.

Peyton Mocco

Missouri

So.

15th

184 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Aaron Brooks

Penn State

So.

1st

2.

Trent Hidlay

NC State

So.

2nd

3.

Myles Amine

Michigan

Gr.

3rd

4.

Parker Keckeisen

Northern Iowa

RSFr.

4th

5.

John Poznanski

Rutgers

RSFr.

5th

6.

Bernie Truax

Cal Poly

So.

6th

7.

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

Sr.

7th

8.

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

Jr.

8th

9.

Hunter Bolen

Virginia Tech

Jr.

9th

10.

Jeremiah Kent

Missouri

So.

10th

11.

Kaleb Romero

Ohio State

Sr.

NR

12.

Marcus Coleman

Iowa State

Jr.

12th

13.

Donnell Washington

Indiana

Jr.

7th/174

14.

Tate Samuelson

Wyoming

Sr.

11th

15.

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

Sr.

13th

16.

Jonathan Loew

Cornell

Jr.

NR

17.

Travis Stefanik

Princeton

Jr.

NR

18.

Zac Braunagel

Illinois

So.

17th

19.

Isaiah Salazar

Minnesota

So.

18th

20.

Gavin Kane

North Carolina

RSFr.

19th

197 pounds

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

A.J. Ferrari

Oklahoma State

RSFr.

1st

2.

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pitt

Jr.

2nd

3.

Rocky Elam

Missouri

RSFr.

4th

4.

Max Dean

Penn State

Jr.

5th

5.

Stephan Buchanan

Wyoming

Jr.

7th

6.

Jacob Warner

Iowa

Sr.

3rd

7.

Eric Schultz

Nebraska

Sr.

11th

8.

Jake Woodley

Oklahoma

Sr.

6th

9.

Patrick Brucki

Michigan

Sr.

8th

10.

Thomas Penola

Purdue

Jr.

12th

11.

Kordell Norfleet

Arizona State

Gr.

10th

12.

Greg Bulsak

Rutgers

Sr.

13th

13.

Jay Aiello

Virginia

Sr.

14th

14.

Lou Deprez

Binghamton

Jr.

16th

15.

Yonger Bastida

Iowa State

So.

NR

16.

Owen Pentz

North Dakota State

So.

15th

17.

Luke Stout

Princeton

Fr.

NR

18.

Gavin Hoffman

Ohio State

So.

17th

19.

Isaac Trumble

NC State

RSFr.

18th

20.

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

Sr.

20th

Heavyweight

Rk.

Name

School

Yr.

Previous

1.

Gable Steveson

Minnesota

Jr.

1st

2.

Mason Parris

Michigan

Jr.

2nd

3.

Cohlton Schultz

Arizona State

RSFr.

3rd

4.

Greg Kerkvliet

Penn State

RSFr.

4th

5.

Tony Cassioppi

Iowa

Jr.

5th

6.

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

Sr.

6th

7.

Jordan Wood

Lehigh

Sr.

8th

8.

Matt Stencel

Central Michigan

Sr.

9th

9.

Wyatt Hendrickson

Air Force

So.

10th

10.

Nathan Traxler

Virginia Tech

Sr.

14th

11.

Gary Traub

Oregon State

Gr.

NR

12.

Christian Lance

Nebraska

Sr.

16th

13.

Yaraslau Slavikouski

Harvard

Jr.

15th

14.

Tate Orndorff

Ohio State

Sr.

7th

15.

Zach Elam

Missouri

So.

11th

16.

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

Sr.

12th

17.

Lucas Davison

Northwestern

So.

13th

18.

Luke Surber

Oklahoma State

So.

17th

19.

Carter Isley

Northern Iowa

Sr.

18th

20.

Brandon Metz

North Dakota State

Sr.

20th