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Nine athletes earn spot in WIN Div. I rankings for first time this week; Iowa stays No. 1 in TPI and dual rankings

By Mike Finn, WIN Magazine | Jan. 25, 2021, 2:46 p.m. (ET)

NEWTON, Iowa — Nine different NCAA Division I wrestlers earned a spot for the first time in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25 national rankings.

Two of those newcomers are a pair of redshirt freshmen from the University of Northern Iowa: Lance Runyon (18th at 174 pounds) and Parker Keckeisen (13th at 184), who each score big wins in UNI’s 23-13 home victory over Oklahoma this past Sunday. Other wrestlers making their first appearance in WIN’s weekly rankings include Bucknell’s Darren Miller (19th at 133), Wyoming’s Hayden Hastings (13th at 174), Hofstra’s Sage Heller (15th at 174), Iowa State’s Julien Broderson (18th at 174), NC State’s Isaac Trumble (16th at 197), Ohio State’s Gavin Hoffman (20th at 197) and Arizona State’s Cohlton Schultz (12th at heavyweight).

In the team rankings, the University of Iowa (2-0) remains No. 1 in the dual rankings. Iowa defeated Minnesota last weekend in their second Big Ten dual. The Hawkeyes, with all 10 wrestlers ranked in the Top 8 of their weight classes, also tops WIN’s Tournament Power Index with 134 points.

WIN’s TPI, which is tallied by adding the potential NCAA points associated with the spots where the individuals are ranked on the respective teams, also predicts where teams might finish in the 2021 NCAA Division I Championships, which will be held March 18-20 in St. Louis, Mo.

Michigan remains the No. 2 team in the TPI (78.5) and is 2.5 points ahead of Oklahoma State. Both of those teams are also ranked third and fourth in WIN’s dual rankings. Penn State, fourth in WIN’s TPI (67.5), ranks second in the dual rankings. Penn State has yet to wrestle this winter after its first two matches from the past two weeks were postponed. Michigan, which was supposed to face Iowa this Sunday, has seen its entire athletic department placed on a 14-day pause because of positive COVID tests from “several individuals linked to the U-M athletic department.”

The following is a breakdown of how the TPI is determined by a WIN’s rankings: 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.

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25, 2021 Tournament Power Index

Rk

School

Total Rank

Top 8 Rank

TPI Points

1.

Iowa

10

10

134

2.

Michigan

8

5

78.5

3.

Oklahoma State

9

6

76

4.

Penn State

9

5

67.5

5.

Nebraska

8

3

49.5

6.

NC State

9

3

47

7.

Iowa State

7

5

46.5

8.

Virginia Tech

6

2

43

9.

Arizona State

8

3

40.5

10.

Ohio State

6

2

35

11.

Missouri

9

2

34.5

12.

North Carolina

6

2

32.5

13.

Northwestern

4

2

30

14.

Central Michigan

2

2

28.5

15.

Purdue

5

2

27.5

16.

Minnesota

4

1

25

17.

Rutgers

3

2

21.5

18.

Michigan State

3

2

21

19t.

Pitt

5

2

20

19t.

West Virginia

1

1

20

21t.

Stanford

4

1

18

21t.

Virginia

6

1

18

23.

Lehigh

3

2

15.5

24.

Illinois

6

1

15

25t.

Northern Colorado

4

1

13.5

25t.

Rider

2

1

13.5

27t.

Navy

3

1

12

27t.

Northern Iowa

5

1

12

27t.

Wisconsin

2

2

12

30.

Utah Valley

2

1

11.5

31.

Oklahoma

5

1

11

32.

Binghamton

1

1

10

33.

South Dakota State

3

1

9.5

34.

Clarion

1

1

9

35.

Bucknell

2

1

7.5

36t.

Duke

1

1

6.5

36t.

Wyoming

5

0

6.5

38.

Oregon State

3

0

4

39t.

Appalachian State

2

0

3

39t.

Fresno State

2

0

3

41t.

American U.

2

0

2.5

41t.

Army West Point

2

0

2.5

41t.

Indiana

2

0

2.5

41t.

North Dakota State

2

0

2.5

45t.

Kent State

1

0

2

45t.

Northern Illinois

1

0

2

47t.

Buffalo

1

0

1.5

47t.

Hofstra

1

0

1.5

49t.

Campbell

1

0

1

49t.

Drexel

1

0

1

49t.

George Mason

1

0

1

49t.

Ohio

1

0

1


WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25, 2021 Team Dual Rankings

Rk.

School

W-L

Previous

1.

Iowa

2-0

1st

2.

Penn State

0-0

2nd

3.

Michigan

3-0

3rd

4.

Oklahoma State

5-0

4th

5.

Missouri

9-0

5th

6.

Nebraska

3-1

6th

7.

NC State

4-0

7th

8.

Virginia Tech

5-0

8th

9.

Arizona State

2-0

9th

10.

Illinois

4-0

10th

11.

Ohio State

2-1

11th

12.

Iowa State

4-1

12th

13.

Minnesota

2-2

13th

14.

Pitt

3-1

14th

15.

North Carolina

2-0

15th

16.

Navy

2-1

17th

17.

Wisconsin

1-2

24th

18.

Purdue

1-2

16th

19.

Northern Iowa

3-1

21st

20.

Stanford

1-0

20th

21.

Northern Colorado

3-0

22nd

22.

Rutgers

0-2

18th

23.

Oklahoma

2-3

19th

24.

Northwestern

1-2

25th

25.

Virginia

1-1

NR

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25, 2021 Individual Rankings

125 pounds

Wt

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Spencer Lee

Iowa

Senior

1st

2.

Drew Hildebrandt

Central Michigan

Senior

3rd

3.

Devin Schroder

Purdue

Senior

2nd

4.

Brandon Courtney

Arizona State

Junior

4th

5.

Rayvon Foley

Michigan State

Junior

5th

6.

Jakob Camacho

NC State

Sophomore

6th

7.

Michael DeAugustino

Northwestern

Sophomore

7th

8.

Alex Mackall

Iowa State

Senior

8th

9.

Dylan Ragusin

Michigan

Freshman

9th

10.

Liam Cronin

Nebraska

Senior

10th

11.

Sam Latona

Virginia Tech

RS Freshman

12th

12

Brody Teske

Northern Iowa

RS Freshman

16th

13.

Justin Cardani

Illinois

Sophomore

11th

14.

Trevor Mastrogiovanni

Oklahoma State

Freshman

13th

15.

Taylor Lamont

Utah Valley

Junior

14th

16.

Patrick McKee

Minnesota

Sophomore

15th

17.

Brock Hudkins

Indiana

Senior

17th

18.

Connor Brown

Missouri

Junior

18th

19.

Cage Curry

American U.

Senior

19th

20.

Jaret Lane

Lehigh

Junior

20th

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

7th

8.

Brandon Paetzell

Lehigh

Senior

8th

9.

Korbin Myers

Virginia Tech

Senior

9th

10.

Mosha Schwartz

Northern Colorado

Sophomore

10th

11.

Matt Schmitt

Missouri

Grad.

11th

12.

Jack Skudlarczyk

Northern Iowa

Junior

12th

13.

Zach Price

South Dakota State

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

18th

19.

Darren Miller

Bucknell

Sophomore

NR

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

4th

5.

Kaid Brock

Oklahoma State

Senior

6th

6.

Allen Hart

Missouri

Junior

7th

7.

Ian Parker

Iowa State

Senior

8th

8.

Dom Demas

Oklahoma

Junior

5th

9.

Zachary Sherman

North Carolina

Junior

9th

10.

Tariq Wilson

NC State

Senior

10th

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.

Max Murin

Iowa

Junior

8th

8.

Kanen Storr

Michigan

Senior

7th

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

19th

20.

Casey Cobb

Navy

Senior

20th

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

11th

12.

Jacori Teemer

Arizona State

Sophomore

12th

13.

Jarrett Jacques

Missouri

Junior

13th

14.

Brady Berge

Penn State

Junior

14th

15.

Jared Franek

North Dakota St.

Sophomore

15th

16.

Markus Hartman

Army West Point

Junior

16th

17.

Hunter Willits

Oregon State

Junior

17th

18.

Justin McCoy

Virginia

Sophomore

18th

19.

Jacob Wright

Wyoming

Junior

19th

20.

Tyler Eischens

Stanford

Sophomore

20th

165 pounds

Wt.

Name

School

Year

Previous

1.

Mekhi 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

7th

7.

Zach Hartman

Bucknell

Junior

8th

8.

Dan Braunagel

Illinois

Sophomore

9th

9.

Ethan Smith

Ohio State

Junior

10th

10.

Jake Wentzel

Pittsburgh

Senior

6th

11.

Kennedy Monday

North Carolina

Senior

11th

12.

Keegan O’Toole

Missouri

Freshman

12th

13.

Andrew Sparks

Minnesota

Freshman

13th

14.

Jake Keating

Virginia

Senior

14th

15.

Thomas Bullard

NC State

Senior

15th

16.

Tanner Cook

South Dakota State

Sophomore

16th

17.

Peyton Robb

Nebraska

Sophomore

17th

18.

Joe Lee

Penn State

RS Freshman

18th

19.

Cameron Amine

Michigan

RS Freshman

19th

20.

Jake Tucker

Michigan State

Senior

20th

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.

Daniel Bullard

NC State

Senior

10th

10.

Andrew McNally

Kent State

Senior

11th

11.

Trey Munoz

Arizona State

RS Freshmen

12th

12.

Dustin Plott

Oklahoma State

Freshman

13th

13.

Hayden Hastings

Wyoming

Junior

NR

14.

Jackson Hemauer

Northern Colorado

Junior

15th

15.

Sage Heller

Hofstra

Senior

NR

16.

Joe Grello

Rutgers

Grad.

18th

17.

Michael O`Malley

Drexel

Sophomore

19th

18.

Julien Broderson

Iowa State

RS Freshmen

NR

19.

Lance Runyon

Northern Iowa

RS Freshman

NR

20.

Thomas Flitz

Appalachian State

Senior

16th

 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

6th

7.

Nelson Brands

Iowa

Sophomore

7th

8

Chris Weiler

Wisconsin

Senior

8th

9.

Taylor Venz

Nebraska

Senior

11th

10.

Zach Braunagel

Illinois

Sophomore

9th

11.

Brit Wilson

Northern Illinois

Junior

13th

12.

Jeremiah Kent

Missouri

Sophomore

16th

13.

Parker Keckeisen

Northern Iowa

RS Freshman

NR

14.

Tanner Harvey

American

Senior

14th

15.

Rocky Jordan

Ohio State

Sophomore

10th

16.

Clay Lautt

North Carolina

Junior

15th

17.

Sam Colbray

Iowa State

Senior

18th

18.

Max Lyon

Purdue

Senior

20th

19.

Tate Samuelson

Wyoming

Junior

19th

20.

Gregg Harvey

Pittsburgh

Senior

9th

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.

Greg Bulsak

Clarion

Senior

7th

7.

Tanner Sloan

South Dakota St.

Sophomore

8th

8.

Nino Bonaccorsi

Pittsburgh

Junior

6th

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

14th

15.

Stephen Buchanan

Wyoming

Sophomore

15th

16.

Isaac Trumble

NC State

Freshmen

NR

17.

JT Brown

Army West Point

Junior

17th

18.

Michael Beard

Penn State

RS Freshman

18th

19.

Jacob Seely

Northern Colorado

Senior

19th

20.

Gavin Hoffman

Ohio State

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.

Greg Kerkvliet

Penn State

RS Freshman

5th

6

Gannon Gremmel

Iowa State

Senior

6th

7.

Trent Hillger

Wisconsin

Junior

7th

8.

Carter Isley

Northern Iowa

Senior

8th

9.

Tate Orndorff

Ohio State

Junior

9th

10.

Zach Elam

Missouri

Sophomore

10th

11.

Luke Luffman

Illinois

Sophomore

11th

12.

Cohlton Schultz

Arizona State

RS Freshman

NR

13

Brian Andrews

Wyoming

Senior

12th

14.

John Borst

Virginia Tech

Junior

13th

15.

Christian Lance

Nebraska

Senior

14th

16.

A.J. Nevills

Fresno State

Junior

15th

17.

Deonte Wilson

NC State

Junior

16th

18.

Brandon Metz

North Dakota State

Junior

17th

19.

Ethan Laird

Rider

Senior

19th

20.

Quinn Miller

Virginia

Junior

20th