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Missouri and Illinois make notable jumps in WIN Magazine’s Div. I rankings

By Mike Finn, USA Wrestling | Jan. 18, 2021, 3:28 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — The wrestling programs at Missouri and Illinois made the most notable jumps in the Jan. 18 national rankings by WIN Magazine.

The Tigers moved up two spots to No. 5 in WIN’s dual ranks by collecting pair of road wins over Iowa State and Northern Iowa to remain unbeaten (7-0) in this season that will consist of only dual meets. Meanwhile the Illini — unranked a week ago — defeated both Ohio State and Wisconsin to improve to 3-0 and now feature six wrestlers in WIN’s individual rankings. Illini heavyweight Luke Luffman also joined the national rankings (No. 11) after he collected victories over the Buckeyes’ Tate Orndorff and the Badgers’ Trent Hillger.

The University of Iowa, coming off a 31-6 home victory over Nebraska in its season-opener last Friday, remained the No. 1 team in both WIN’s dual rankings and Tournament Power Index, which is compiled by tallying the potential NCAA points associated with individual rankings. The Hawkeyes, with all 10 wrestlers rated in the Top 8 of their weight class, have 133 TPI points. The only change to the Iowa lineup saw sophomore Nelson Brands, coming off a victory over Nebraska’s Taylor Venz, replace teammate Abe Assad and move to No. 7 in the individual rankings.

The remaining top 4 teams — Penn State, Michigan and Oklahoma State — remain the same in WIN’s team rankings and each team features nine ranked wrestlers.

Penn State, which saw its season-opener last Friday postponed because of COVID issues, remains No. 2 in the Dual rankings and No. 4 in WIN’s TPI with 67.5 points. Five of the Nittany Lions are ranked in the Top 8, including redshirt freshmen Greg Kerklvliet (No. 5 at heavyweight) and Carter Starocci (No. 6 at 174).

Michigan and Oklahoma State are ranked No. 3 and 4, respectively, in both team rankings. The Wolverines, coming off a win over Indiana, improved to 3-0 on the season and feature five in the Top 8, including a pair of All-Americans — Stevan Micic (133) and Myles Amine (184) — who have yet to compete this season.

The Cowboys, now 4-0 after victories over SIU-Edwardsville and Little Rock, feature six Top-8 wrestlers, including top-ranked Daton Fix, who has yet to wrestle for the Cowboys this winter.

The following are WIN’s team and individual rankings. The TPI points are awarded for individual rankings; 20 for 1st place, 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.

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18 Tournament Power Index

Rk.

School

Total Rank

Top 8

TPI Pts

1.

Iowa

10

10

133

2.

Michigan

9

5

80.5

3.

Oklahoma State

9

6

74.5

4.

Penn State

9

5

67.5

5.

Nebraska

8

3

49.5

6.

NC State

8

3

46

7.

Iowa State

7

5

45.5

8.

Virginia Tech

6

2

43

9.

Arizona State

7

3

38.5

10.

Ohio State

5

2

34.5

11.

North Carolina

6

2

32.5

12t.

Missouri

9

2

31.5

12t.

Pitt

5

3

31.5

14.

Purdue

6

2

31

15.

Northwestern

4

2

30

16t.

Central Michigan

2

2

26

16t.

Minnesota

5

1

26

18.

Rutgers

4

2

22.5

19.

Michigan State

3

2

21

20.

West Virginia

1

1

20

21t.

Stanford

4

1

18

21t.

Virginia

6

1

18

23.

Oklahoma

6

1

17

24.

Lehigh

3

2

15.5

25t.

Northern Colorado

4

1

13.5

25t,

Rider

2

1

13.5

27t.

Illinois

6

0

12

27t.

Wisconsin

2

2

12

29.

Utah Valley

2

1

11.5

30.

Binghamton

1

1

10

31.

Navy

3

1

9.5

32.

Northern Iowa

3

1

9

33.

South Dakota State

3

1

8.5

34t.

Clarion

1

1

6.5

34t.

Duke

1

1

6.5

36t.

Bucknell

1

1

5.5

36t.

Wyoming

4

0

5.5

38.

Army West Point

4

0

4.5

39.

Oregon State

3

0

4

40.

Appalachian State

2

0

3.5

41t.

Campbell

2

0

3

41t.

Fresno State

2

0

3

43t.

American U.

2

0

2.5

43t.

Indiana

2

0

2.5

43t.

North Dakota State

2

0

2.5

46.

Kent State

1

0

2

47t.

Buffalo

1

0

1.5

47t

Northern Illinois

1

0

1.5

49t.

Drexel

1

0

1

49t.

George Mason

1

0

1

49t.

Ohio

1

0

1

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18, 2021 Team Dual Rankings

Rk.

School

W-L

Previous

1.

Iowa

1-0

1st

2.

Penn State

0-0

2nd

3.

Michigan

3-0

3rd

4.

Oklahoma State

4-0

5th

5.

Missouri

7-0

7th

6.

Nebraska

1-1

4th

7.

NC State

3-0

6th

8.

Virginia Tech

4-0

9th

9.

Arizona State

2-0

11th

10.

Illinois

3-0

NR

11.

Ohio State

1-1

8th

12.

Iowa State

3-1

10th

13.

Minnesota

2-1

12th

14.

Pitt

3-0

13th

15.

North Carolina

1-0

14th

16.

Purdue

1-0

16th

17.

Navy

2-1

NR

18.

Rutgers

0-1

15th

19.

Oklahoma

2-1

19th

20.

Stanford

0-0

18th

21.

Northern Iowa

2-1

21st

22.

Northern Colorado

3-0

22nd

23.

Army-West Point

1-0

23rd

24.

Wisconsin

0-2

20th

25.

Northwestern

0-1

24th

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 18, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Spencer Lee

Iowa

Senior

1st

2.

Devin Schroder

Purdue

Senior

3rd

3.

Drew Hildebrandt

Central Michigan

Senior

4th

4.

Brandon Courtney

Arizona State

Junior

6th

5.

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

Junior

2nd

6.

Jakob Camacho

NC State

Sophomore

7th

7.

Michael DeAugustino

Northwestern

Sophomore

5th

8.

Alex Mackall

Iowa State

Senior

8th

9.

Dylan Ragusin

Michigan

Freshman

9th

10.

Liam Cronin

Nebraska

Senior

10th

11.

Justin Cardani

Illinois

Sophomore

11th

12.

Sam Latona

Virginia Tech

RS Freshman

12th

13.

Trevor Mastrogiovanni

Oklahoma State

Freshman

13th

14.

Taylor Lamont

Utah Valley

Junior

15th

15.

Patrick McKee

Minnesota

Sophomore

17th

16

Brody Teske

Northern Iowa

RS Freshman

20th

17.

Brock Hudkins

Indiana

Senior

16th

18.

Connor Brown

Missouri

Junior

14th

19.

Cage Curry

American U.

Senior

NR

20.

Jaret Lane

Lehigh

Junior

NR

133 pounds

Wt

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Daton Fix

Oklahoma State

Sophomore

1st

2.

Stevan Micic

Michigan

Grad.

2nd

3.

Roman Bravo-Young

Penn State

Junior

3rd

4.

Austin DeSanto

Iowa

Senior

4th

5.

Mickey Phillippi

Pittsburgh

Junior

5th

6.

Michael McGee

Arizona State

Junior

6th

7.

Sammy Alvarez

Rutgers

Sophomore

NR

8.

Brandon Paetzell

Lehigh

Senior

7th

9.

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Senior

8th

10.

Mosha Schwartz

Northern Colorado

Sophomore

9th

11.

Matt Schmitt

Missouri

Grad.

10th

12.

Jack Skudlarczyk

Northern Iowa

Junior

12th

13.

Zach Price

South Dakota St.

Sophomore

13th

14.

Devan Turner

Oregon State

Senior

14th

15.

Jarrett Trombley

NC State

Sophomore

15th

16.

Jamie Hernandez

North Carolina

Junior

16th

17.

Louie Hayes

Virginia

Senior

17th

18.

Anthony Madrigal

Oklahoma

Junior

11th

19.

Andrew Wert

Army

Sophomore

19th

20

Mario Guillen

Ohio

Senior

20th

   141 pounds

Wt.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Jaydin Eierman

Iowa

Senior

1st

2.

Nick Lee

Penn State

Senior

2nd

3.

Sebastian Rivera

Rutgers

Grad.

3rd

4.

Chad Red Jr.

Nebraska

Senior

5th

5.

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

Junior

6th

6.

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Senior

7th

7.

Allen Hart

Missouri

Junior

10th

8.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

Senior

4th

9.

Zachary Sherman

North Carolina

Junior

8th

10.

Tariq Wilson

NC State

Senior

9th

11.

Dylan Duncan

Illinois

Senior

11th

12.

Cody Trybus

Navy

Senior

12th

13.

D.J. Loren

Fresno State

Senior

13th

14.

Cole Matthews

Pittsburgh

Sophomore

14th

15.

Grant Willits

Oregon State

Junior

15th

16.

Derek Spann

Buffalo

Senior

16th

17.

Parker Filius

Purdue

Junior

17th

18.

Pete Lipari

Arizona State

Senior

18th

19.

Alex Madrigal

George Mason

Senior

19th

20.

Brian Courtney

Virginia

Junior

20th

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.

Jarrett Degen

Iowa State

Senior

5th

6.

Andrew Alirez

Northern Colorado

Sophomore

6th

7.

Kanen Storr

Michigan

Senior

7th

8.

Max Murin

Iowa

Junior

8th

9.

Mike Carr

Illinois

Junior

9th

10.

Griffin Parriott

Purdue

Senior

10th

11.

Jarod Verkleeren

Penn State

Junior

11th

12.

Jonathan Millner

Appalachian State

Junior

12th

13.

Bryce Andonian

Virginia Tech

Sophomore

13th

14.

Yahya Thomas

Northwestern

Junior

14th

15.

Graham Rooks

Indiana

Sophomore

15th

16.

Jaden Abas

Stanford

RS Freshman

16th

17.

Joshua Heil

Campbell

Senior

17th

18.

Mitch Moore

Oklahoma

Junior

18th

19.

Brock Hardy

Nebraska

Freshman

NR

20.

Casey Cobb

Navy

Senior

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.

Brayton Lee

Minnesota

Sophomore

9th

10.

Will Lewan

Michigan

Sophomore

10th

11.

Justin Thomas

Oklahoma

Senior

12th

12.

Jacori Teemer

Arizona State

Sophomore

13th

13.

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

Junior

14th

14.

Brady Berge

Penn State

Junior

NR

15.

Jared Franek

North Dakota St.

Sophomore

15th

16.

Markus Hartman

Army West Point

Junior

11th

17.

Hunter Willits

Oregon State

Junior

19th

18.

Justin McCoy

Virginia

Sophomore

18th

19.

Jacob Wright

Wyoming

Junior

17th

20.

Tyler Eischens

Stanford

Sophomore

20th

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.

Jake Wentzel

Pittsburgh

Senior

6th

7.

Tanner Skidgel

Navy

Senior

7th

8.

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Junior

9th

9.

Dan Braunagel

Illinois

Sophomore

11th

10.

Ethan Smith

Ohio State

Junior

NR

11.

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

Senior

12th

12.

Keegan O’Toole

Missouri

Freshman

16th

13.

Andrew Sparks

Minnesota

Freshman

17th

14.

Jake Keating

Virginia

Senior

NR

15.

Thomas Bullard

NC State

Senior

8th

16.

Tanner Cook

South Dakota State

Sophomore

15th

17.

Peyton Robb

Nebraska

Sophomore

18th

18.

Joe Lee

Penn State

RS Freshman

19th

19.

Cameron Amine

Michigan

RS Freshman

20th

20.

Jake Tucker

Michigan State

Senior

13th

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.

Demetrius Romero

Utah Valley

Senior

5th

6.

Carter Starocci

Penn State

RS Freshman

6th

7.

Matt Finesilver

Duke

Junior

7th

8.

Devin Kane

North Carolina

Senior

8th

9.

Gregg Harvey

Pittsburgh

Senior

9th

10.

Daniel Bullard

NC State

Senior

10th

11.

Andrew McNally

Kent State

Senior

11th

12.

Trey Munoz

Arizona State

RS Freshmen

12th

13.

Dustin Plott

Oklahoma State

Freshman

13th

14.

Anthony Mantanona

Oklahoma

Junior

14th

15.

Jackson Hemauer

Northern Colorado

Junior

15th

16.

Thomas Flitz

Appalachian State

Senior

16th

17.

Emil Soehnlen

Purdue

Sophomore

17th

18.

Joe Grello

Rutgers

Grad.

18th

19.

Michael O`Malley

Drexel

Sophomore

19th

20.

Jake Allar

Minnesota

Junior

NR

184 pounds 

Wt.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Myles Amine

Michigan

Grad

1st

2.

Hunter Bolen

Virginia Tech

Junior

2nd

3.

Aaron Brooks

Penn State

Sophomore

3rd

4

Trent Hidlay

NC State

Sophomore

4th

5.

Lou Deprez

Binghamton

Junior

5th

6.

Dakota Geer

Oklahoma State

Senior

7th

7.

Nelson Brands

Iowa

Sophomore

NR

8

Chris Weiler

Wisconsin

Senior

9th

9.

Zach Braunagel

Illinois

Sophomore

11th

10.

Rocky Jordan

Ohio State

Sophomore

10th

11.

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

Senior

6th

12.

Andrew Morgan

Campbell

Senior

NR

13.

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

Junior

12th

14.

Tanner Harvey

American

Senior

14th

15.

Clay Lautt

North Carolina

Junior

15th

16.

Jeremiah Kent

Missouri

Sophomore

18th

17.

Jelani Embree

Michigan

Junior

16th

18.

Sam Colbray

Iowa State

Senior

17th

19.

Tate Samuelson

Wyoming

Junior

19th

20.

Max Lyon

Purdue

Senior

20th

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

3rd

4.

Jay Aiello

Virginia

Senior

4th

5.

Cameron Caffey

Michigan State

Junior

5th

6.

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pittsburgh

Junior

6th

7.

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

Senior

7th

8.

Tanner Sloan

South Dakota St.

Sophomore

8th

9.

Kordell Norfleet

Arizona State

Junior

9th

10.

Nathan Traxler

Stanford

Senior

10th

11.

Lucas Davison

Northwestern

Sophomore

11th

12.

A.J. Ferrari

Oklahoma State

Freshman

12th

13.

Jake Woodley

Oklahoma

Junior

13th

14.

Rocky Elam

Missouri

Freshman

15th

15.

Stephen Buchanan

Wyoming

Sophomore

16th

16.

Billy Janzer

Rutgers

Sophomore

17th

17.

JT Brown

Army West Point

Junior

19th

18.

Michael Beard

Penn State

RS Freshman

20th

19.

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Senior

18th

20.

Yonger Bastida

Iowa State

Freshman

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.

Greg Kerkvliet

Penn State

RS Freshman

8th

6

Gannon Gremmel

Iowa State

Senior

9th

7.

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

Junior

5th

8.

Carter Isley

Northern Iowa

Senior

10th

9.

Tate Orndorff

Ohio State

Junior

6th

10.

Zach Elam

Missouri

Sophomore

7th

11.

Luke Luffman

Illinois

Sophomore

NR

12

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

Senior

11th

13.

John Borst

Virginia Tech

Junior

12th

14.

Christian Lance

Nebraska

Senior

13th

15.

A.J. Nevills

Fresno State

Junior

14th

16.

Deonte Wilson

NC State

Junior

15th

17.

Brandon Metz

North Dakota State

Junior

16th

18.

Ben Sullivan

Army West Point

Junior

17th

19.

Ethan Laird

Rider

Senior

18th

20.

Quinn Miller

Virginia

Junior

19th