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Penn State, NC State remain top two schools in WIN’s dual and tournament rankings

by Mike Finn, WIN Magazine

Trent Hidlay wins the 2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at 197 pounds. (Photo by Sam Janicki)

NEWTON, Iowa — As most NCAA Division I wrestling programs take much of the next week off to focus on semester exams, Penn State and NC State remain the top two teams in both WIN Magazine’s Dec. 11 Tournament Power Index and dual rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.


The Nittany Lions, which feature eight ranked wrestlers, are 2-0 in dual competition and earned 128.5 TPI points.


NC State, which is 7-0 in duals, also features eight ranked wrestlers, and tallied 82.5 TPI points.


Missouri, Iowa and Cornell round out the top five teams in the dual rankings, while Nebraska, Missouri and Cornell are rated third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in WIN’s Tournament Power Index.


WIN’s TPI predicts how high a team would finish in this year’s NCAA Division I Championships based on a point total associated with individual placement and advancement points that could be scored in the 2024 NCAAs.


The following is a breakdown of those points: 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 one and a half points for wrestlers ranked 13-16 and one point for those ranked 17-20.


Also, it should be noted that WIN’s individual rankings are not necessarily simply an update of recent wins and losses, but more of a prediction at this point in the season of where wrestlers would be seeded at the 2024 NCAAs, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., next March, if that event was held now.


WIN Magazine’s Dec. 11 Dual Rankings

Rk./School (Record)/This week’s schedule

1. Penn State (2-0) off until Jan. 5

2. NC State (7-0) off until Dec 19

3. Missouri (3-0) vs. Air Force, Dec. 17

4. Iowa (5-0) off until Dec. 29

5. Cornell (1-0) off until Dec 18

6. Michigan (2-0) off until Jan. 4

7. Iowa State (3-1) off until Dec 18

8. Oklahoma State (3-0) off until Dec 19

9. Nebraska (2-0) vs. South Dakota State, Dec. 16

10. Ohio State (4-1) off until Dec 19

11. Virginia Tech (2-1) vs. Stanford, Dec. 17

12. Minnesota (5-0) off until Dec 29

13. Rutgers (5-1) off until Jan. 6

14. South Dakota State (3-1) at Nebraska, Dec. 16

15. Oregon State (3-1) at CSU Bakersfield, Dec. 15

16. Stanford (2-0) at Virginia Tech, Dec. 17

17. Pitt (6-1) off until Dec. 18

18. Navy (5-0) off until Dec. 21

19. Northern Iowa (0-1) off until Dec. 19

20. Oklahoma (4-2) at Reno TOC, Dec. 17

21. Lehigh (0-3) off until Dec. 22

22. West Virginia (6-1) off until Dec. 19

23. Arizona State (1-1) off until Dec. 29

24. North Carolina (5-2) vs. Morgan State, Dec. 16, at Appalachian St, Dec. 17

25. Maryland (2-1) off until Jan. 5



WIN Magazine’s Dec. 11 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

Rk./School/Total Rank/Top 8/TPI Pts

1. Penn State 8 8 128.5

2. NC State 8 6 82

3. Nebraska 6 5 67

4. Missouri 8 5 66

5. Cornell 7 5 64

6. Oklahoma State 7 4 59

7. Iowa State 7 6 53.5

8. Virginia Tech 5 4 48.5

9. Michigan 7 5 45.5

10t. Iowa 7 3 44.5

10t. Ohio State 7 3 44.5

12. Arizona State 4 3 41.5

13. South Dakota State 6 2 33

14. Stanford 7 3 31

15. Northern Iowa 5 1 26.5

16. Lehigh 4 2 23

17. Oregon State 5 2 22

18. Rutgers 8 1 17

19. Air Force 2 2 16

20. Oklahoma 4 1 13.5

21t Illinois 3 1 13

21t North Carolina 3 1 13

21t Wisconsinu 3 1 13

24. Lock Haven 1 1 12.5

25. Cal Poly 2 1 12

26. Pitt 6 0 10

27t. Campbell 2 1 8.5

27t. Indiana 3 1 8.5

29. Minnesota 5 0 8

30. Maryland 4 0 7.5

31t. Little Rock 2 1 7

31t. Penn 4 0 7

33t. Michigan State 3 0 5.5

33t. Purdue 1 1 5.5

35. Navy 4 0 5

36. Ohio 3 0 4.5

37. West Virginia 3 0 4

38t. Columbia 3 0 3.5

38t. Northern Colorado 2 0 3.5

40t Central Michigan 3 0 3

40t Northwestern 3 0 3

40t Wyoming 3 0 3

43. Appalachian State 2 0 2.5

44t. North Dakota State 1 0 2

44t. Virginia 1 0 2

46t. Chattanooga 1 0 1.5

46t. Harvard 1 0 1.5

46t. Princeton 1 0 1.5

46t. Rider 1 0 1.5

50t. American 1 0 1

50t Army West Point 1 0 1

50t Binghamton 1 0 1

50t Drexel 1 0 1

50t Franklin & Marshall 1 0 1

50t Utah Valley 1 0 1


WIN Magazine’s Dec. 11 Individual Rankings

Wt/Name/School/Yr./Previous

125 pounds

1. Jakob Camacho NC State Jr. 1st

2. Nico Provo Stanford So. 2nd

3. Brett Ungar Cornell So. 3rd

4. Anthony Noto Lock Haven Jr. 4th

5. Caleb Smith Nebraska Gr. 5th

6. Michael DeAugustino Michigan Sr. 6th

7. Brandon Kaylor Oregon State Sr. 7th

8. Matt Ramos Purdue Jr. 8th

9. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sr. 9th

10. Drake Ayala Iowa So. 11th

11. Dean Peterson Rutgers So. 12th

12. Eric Barnett Wisconsin Sr. 13th

13. Noah Surtin Missouri Jr. 14th

14. Brayden Palmer Chattanooga Sr. 15th

15. Stevo Poulin Northern Colorado So. 10th

16. Jore Volk Wyoming So. 16th

17. Tanner Jordan South Dakota State Sr. 17th

18. Troy Spratley Oklahoma State RSFr. 18th

19. Jack Maida American U. Jr. 19th

20. Max Gallagher Penn Fr. 20th


133 pounds

1. Vito Arujau Cornell Sr. 1st

2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

3. Ryan Crookham Lehigh Fr. 3rd

4. Kai Orine NC State Jr. 4th

5. Aaron Nagao Penn State So. 5th

6. Sam Latona Virginia Tech Jr. 6th

7. Chris Cannon Michigan Sr. 7th

8. Evan Frost Iowa State RSFr. 8th

9. Michael Colaiocco Penn Sr. 9th

10. Dylan Shawver Rutgers So. 10th

11. Nic Bouzakis Ohio State RSFr. 11th

12. Domenic Zaccone Campbell Sr. 13th

13. Braxton Brown Maryland So. 14th

14. Tyler Knox Stanford Fr. NR

15. Brody Teske Iowa Sr. 15th

16. Derrick Cardinal South Dakota State So. 17th

17. Ethan Oakley Appalachian State So. 18th

18. Julian Chlebove Arizona State Jr. 19th

19. Brendan Ferretti Navy So. 20th

20. Angelo Rini Columbia Sr. 12th


141 pounds

1. Real Woods Iowa Sr. 1st

2. Beau Bartlett Penn State Sr. 2nd

3. Jesse Mendez Ohio State So. 3rd

4. Ryan Jack NC State Jr. 4th

5. Lachlan McNeil North Carolina So. 5th

6. Tagen Jamison Oklahoma State RSFs. 7th

7. Brock Hardy Nebraska So. 8th

8. Anthony Echemendia Iowa State Jr. 9th

9. Cael Happel Northern Iowa Jr. 6th

10. Clay Carlson South Dakota State Sr. 10th

11. Kal Miller Maryland So. 11th

12. Cole Matthews Pitt Sr. 18th

13. Vince Cornella Cornell So. 12th

14. Mitch Moore Rutgers Gr. 13th

15. Mosha Schwartz Oklahoma Sr. 14th

16. Josh Koderhandt Navy Jr. 16th

17. Malyke Hines Lehigh Jr. 15th

18. Frankie Tal Shahar Northwestern Jr. 17th

19. Josh Edmond Missouri So. 19th

20. C.J. Composto Penn So. 20th


149 pounds

1. Ridge Lovett Nebraska Jr. 1st

2. Caleb Henson Virginia Tech So. 3rd

3. Kyle Parco Arizona State Jr. 4th

4. Dylan D’Emilio Ohio State Sr. 5th

5. Chance Lamer Cal Poly So. 6th

6. Jackson Arrington NC State So. 7th

7. Casey Swiderski Iowa State So. 8th

8. Jaden Abas Stanford Sr. 10th

9. Kannon Webster Illinois Fr. 11th

10. Kellyn March North Dakota State Sr. 12th

11. Ethen Miller Maryland So. 13th

12. Joe Zargo Wisconsin Jr. NR

13. Quinn Kinner Rider Sr. 9th

14. Drew Roberts Minnesota So. 14th

15. Graham Rooks Indiana Sr. 16th

16. Victor Voinovich Iowa So. 15th

17. Trae McDaniel Army West Point So. 17th

18. Corbyn Munson Central Michigan Sr. 18th

19. Willie McDougald Oklahoma So. 19th

20. Ty Watters West Virginia Fr. 20th


157 pounds

1. Levi Haines Penn State So. 1st

2. Peyton Robb Nebraska Sr. 2nd

3. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sr. 3rd

4. Jared Franek Iowa Gr. 4th

5. Brock Mauller Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Ed Scott NC State Jr. 6th

7. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sr. 7th

8. Daniel Cardenas Stanford So. 8th

9. Will Lewan Michigan Sr. 9th

10. Chase Saldate Michigan State Sr. 10th

11. Paddy Gallagher Ohio State So. 11th

12. Vinny Zerban Northern Colorado So. 12th

13. Peyten Kellar Ohio So. 13th

14. Michael Blockhus Minnesota Sr. 14th

15. Ryder Downey Northern Iowa RSFr. 15th

16. Tommy Askey Appalachian State Jr. 16th

17. Trevor Chumbley Northwestern Sr. 17th

18. Cody Chittum Iowa State Fr. 18th

19. Johnny Lovett Central Michigan Sr. 19th

20. Andrew Clark Rutgers Jr. 20th


165 pounds

1. Keegan O’Toole Missouri Jr. 1st

2. Izzak Olejnik Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

3. David Carr Iowa State Sr. 3rd

4. Julien Ramirez Cornell Jr. 4th

5. Cam Amine Michigan Sr. 5th

6. Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Jr. 6th

7. Mitchell Mesenbrink Penn State RSFr. 7th

8. Michael Caliendo Iowa So. 8th

9. Holden Heller Pitt Sr. 9th

10. Peyton Hall West Virginia Jr. 11th

11. Garrett Thompson Ohio Fr. 10th

12. Matt Olguin Oregon State Sr. 12th

13. Derek Gilcher Indiana Sr. 13th

14. Tanner Cook South Dakota State Sr. 14th

15. Joseph Bianchi Little Rock Jr. 15th

16. Caleb Fish Michigan State Sr. 16th

17. Hunter Garvin Stanford RSFr. 17th

18. Joshua Ogunsanya Columbia Sr. 18th

19. Andrew Cerniglia Navy Sr. NR

20. Blaine Brenner Minnesota So. 20th


174 pounds

1. Carter Starocci Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech Sr. 2nd

3. Cade DeVos South Dakota State Jr. 3rd

4. Carson Kharchla Ohio State Sr. 4th

5. Peyton Mocco Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Edmond Ruth Illinois Jr. 6th

7. Shane Griffith Michigan Sr. 7th

8. Donnell Washington Indiana Sr. 8th

9. Nick Incontrera Penn Jr. 9th

10. Travis Wittlake Oregon State Sr. 10th

11. Justin McCoy Virginia Gr. 11th

12. Adam Kemp Cal Poly Gr. 12th

13. Luca Augustine Pitt So. 13th

14. Patrick Kennedy Iowa So. 14th

15. Lennox Wolak Columbia Sr. 15th

16. Phillip Conigliaro Harvard Sr. 16th

17. Sal Perrine Ohio Jr. NR

18. Alex Cramer Central Michigan Sr. 18th

19. Mickey O’Malley Drexel Gr. 19th

20. Jackson Turley Rutgers Sr. NR


184 pounds

1. Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa Jr. 1st

2. Bernie Truax Penn State Sr. 2nd

3. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Sr. 3rd

4. Lenny Pinto Nebraska So. 4th

5. Trey Munoz Oregon State Jr. 5th

6. Will Feldkamp Iowa State Sr. 6th

7. Chris Foca Cornell Sr. 7th

8. Sam Wolf Air Force Sr. 8th

9. Colton Hawks Missouri So. 9th

10. Isaiah Salazar Minnesota Sr. 10th

11. Layne Malczewski Michigan State Gr. 11th

12. Brian Soldano Rutgers So. 12th

13. Jaden Bullock Michigan Jr. 13th

14. Reece Heller Pitt Sr. 14th

15. Dylan Fishback NC State RSFr. 15th

16. Gavin Kane North Carolina Jr. 16th

17. James Conway Franklin & Marshall Jr. NR

18. Jacob Nolan Binghamton Sr. 18th

19. Gavin Hoffman Ohio State Sr. 19th

20. Troy Fisher Northwestern Sr. 20th


197 pounds

1. Aaron Brooks Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Trent Hidlay NC State Sr. 2nd

3. Tanner Sloan South Dakota State Sr. 3rd

4. Rocky Elam Missouri Jr. 4th

5. Stephan Buchanan Oklahoma Jr. 5th

6. Jacob Cardenas Cornell Sr. 6th

7. Michael Beard Lehigh Jr. 7th

8. Stephen Little Little Rock RSFr. 8th

9. Jaxon Smith Maryland So. 9th

10. Luke Surber Oklahoma State Sr. 10th

11. Silas Allred Nebraska So. 11th

12. John Poznanski Rutgers Jr. 13th

13. Luke Stout Princeton Jr. 12th

14. Nick Stemmet Stanford Sr. 14th

15. Joey Novak Wyoming Fr. 15th

16. Max Shaw North Carolina Jr. 16th

17. Wyatt Voelker Northern Iowa RSFr. 17th

18. Andy Smith Virginia Tech Jr. 18th

19. Mac Stout Pitt RSFr. 19th

20. Evan Bockman Utah Valley Sr. 20th


Heavyweight

1. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Sr. 2nd

3. Cohlton Schultz Arizona State Jr. 3rd

4. Yonger Bastida Iowa State Sr. 4th

5. Lucas Davison Michigan Gr. 5th

6. Zach Elam Missouri Sr. 6th

7. Taye Ghadiali Campbell Sr. 7th

8. Yaraslau Slavikouski Rutgers Gr. 8th

9. Luke Luffman Illinois Jr. 9th

10. Dayton Pitzer Pitt RSFr. 10th

11. Tyrell Gordon Northern Iowa Sr. 11th

12. Nathan Taylor Lehigh So. 17th

13. Konner Doucet Oklahoma State Jr. 13th

14. Boone McDermott Oregon State Sr. 14th

15. Owen Trephan NC State Jr. 15th

16. Grady Griess Navy Sr. 16th

17. Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Sr. 12th

18. Nick Feldman Ohio State RSFr. 18th

19. Lewis Fernandes Cornell Sr. 19th

20. Michael Wolfgram West Virginia Sr. 20th



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