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WIN’s first regular season Div. I rankings & TPI released; Penn State is No. 1 with nine ranked athletes

by MIke Finn, WIN Magazine

Carter Starocci (Penn State) with arm raised in victory at the 2022 NCAA Championships (Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors)

NEWTON,  Iowa — The 2023-24 college wrestling season has officially begun and WIN Magazine has produced its first national weekly individual rankings and Tournament Power Index, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.


WIN’s TPI is based on a point total associated with individual placement and advancement points that could be scored in the 2024 NCAAs if wrestlers finish where they are ranked. 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 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.


In the team race, defending champ Penn State — which begins its season this Sunday at the Journeyman Collegiate Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. — holds the No. 1 TPI ranking with nine ranked wrestlers. That includes four Nittany Lions — Levi Haines (157), Carter Starocci (174), Aaron Brooks (197) and Greg Kerkvliet (Hwt) — who are ranked No. 1 at their weight classes.


The Nittany Lions are followed by Virginia Tech, which also features nine ranked wrestlers, including five who won titles at last weekend’s Southeast Open; and Missouri, which features a No. 1-ranked wrestler in Keegan O’Toole (165) and will open its season this Saturday at the Tiger Style Invitational in Kansas City.


The remaining Top-5 teams are NC State and Arizona State.


There are also 12 newcomers to these rankings, which were not included in WIN’s preseason rankings.


WIN will announce its first dual-team rankings in December.

WIN Magazine’s Nov. 6 Tournament Power Index

Rank/School/Total Ranked/Top 8/TPI Points

1. Penn State 9 9 148

2. Virginia Tech 9 5 66.5

3. Missouri 8 5 63

4. NC State 7 7 61.5

5. Arizona State 5 4 56.5

6t. Cornell 7 4 55.5

6t. Nebraska 7 4 55.5

8. Michigan 6 5 54.5

9. Iowa 6 4 54

10. Oklahoma State 7 3 43

11t. Iowa State 6 3 33

11t. Ohio State 6 3 33

13. South Dakota State 6 3 32.5

14. Northern Iowa 5 2 31

15. North Carolina 3 2 24.5

16. Wisconsin 2 2 21.5

17. Illinois 5 2 21

18t. Oregon State 6 1 20

18t. Purdue 1 1 20

20. Minnesota 2 2 19

21t. Air Force 2 1 18

21t. Oklahoma 6 1 18

23. Lock Haven 1 1 16

24, Rutgers 8 1 15.5

25. Pitt 6 1 14.5

26. Lehigh 4 1 11

27t. Cal Poly 2 1 10

27t. Stanford 4 1 10

29. Penn 3 1 8.5

30t. Maryland 4 0 6

30t. Michigan State 3 0 6

32. Northwestern 3 0 5.5

33. Indiana 4 0 5

34. Navy 3 0 4.5

35t. Campbell 3 0 4

35t. Central Michigan 3 0 4

35t. Utah Valley 2 0 4

38t. Columbia 3 0 3.5

38t. Northern Colorado 2 0 3.5

38t. West Virginia 2 0 3.5

41. Appalachian State 2 0 3

42t. Army West Point 2 0 2.5

42t. Princeton 2 0 2.5

44t. Binghamton 1 0 2

44t. Bucknell 2 0 2

44t. Drexel 1 0 2

47t. Chattanooga 1 0 1.5

47t. North Dakota State 1 0 1.5

47t. Rider 1 0 1.5

47t. SIU-Edwardsville 1 0 1.5

47t. Virginia 1 0 1.5

52t. George Mason 1 0 1

52t. Little Rock 1 0 1

52t. Ohio 1 0 1

52t. Wyoming 1 0 1

WIN Magazine’s Nov. 6 Individual Rankings

Wt/Name/School/Yr./Preseason ranking

125 pounds

1. Matt Ramos Purdue Jr. 1st

2. Anthony Noto Lock Haven Jr. 2nd

3. Eddie Ventresca Virginia Tech So. 3rd

4. Richard Figueroa Arizona State Jr. 4th

5. Patrick McKee Minnesota 6th Sr. 5th

6. Eric Barnett Wisconsin Sr. 6th

7. Drake Ayala Iowa So. 7th

8. Jakob Camacho NC State Sr. 8th

9. Brett Ungar Cornell So. 10th

10. Michael DeAugustino Michigan Sr. 11th

11. Stevo Poulin Northern Colorado So. 12th

12. Dean Peterson Rutgers So. 13th

13. Noah Surtin Missouri Jr. 14th

14. Brayden Palmer Chattanooga Sr. 12th/133

15. Caleb Smith Nebraska Gr. 15th

16. Brandon Kaylor Oregon State Sr. 9th

17. Jore Volk Wyoming So. 17th

18. Troy Spratley Oklahoma State RSFr. 18th

19. Braxton Brown Maryland So. 16th

20. Nico Provo Stanford So. 20th


133 pounds

1. Vito Arujau Cornell Sr. 1st

2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

3. Aaron Nagao Penn State So. 3rd

4. Sam Latona Virginia Tech Jr. 4th

5. Kai Orine NC State Jr. 5th

6. Lucas Byrd Illinois Jr. 6th

7. Chris Cannon Michigan Sr. 7th

8. Michael Colaiocco Penn Sr. 9th

9. Connor McGonagle Lehigh Jr. 10th

10. Brody Teske Iowa Sr. 13th

11. Haiden Drury Utah Valley Jr. 14th

12. Julian Chlebove Arizona State Jr. 15th

13. Dylan Shawver Rutgers So. 16th

14. Ethan Oakley Appalachian State So. 17th

15. Angelo Rini Columbia Sr. 19th

16. Brendan Ferretti Navy So. 20th

17. Vincent Santaniello Pitt Fr. NR

18. Domenic Zaccone Campbell Sr. 18th

19. Nic Bouzakis Ohio State RSFr. 11th

20. Gabe Whisenhunt Oregon State RSFr. NR


141 pounds

1. Real Woods Iowa Sr. 1st

2. Beau Bartlett Penn State Sr. 2nd

3. Lachlan McNeil North Carolina So. 3rd

4. Brock Hardy Nebraska So. 4th

5. Jesse Mendez Ohio State So. 5th

6. Clay Carlson South Dakota State Sr. 6th

7 Cole Matthews Pitt Sr. 7th

8. Ryan Jack NC State Jr. 8th

9. Vince Cornella Cornell So. 10th

10. Mosha Schwartz Oklahoma Sr. 11th

11. Cael Happel Northern Iowa Jr. 12th

12. Frankie Tal Shahar Northwestern Jr. 13th

13. Mitch Moore Rutgers Gr. 14th

14. C.J. Composto Penn So. 15th

15. Malyke Hines Lehigh Jr. 16th

16. Josh Edmond Missouri So. 17th

17. Kal Miller Maryland So. 18th

18. Tagen Jamison Oklahoma State RSFs. NR

19. Dylan Chappell Bucknell So. 19th

20 Jacob Frost Iowa State RSFr. NR

149 pounds

1. Ridge Lovett Nebraska Jr. 1st

2. Shayne Van Ness Penn State So. 2nd

3. Kyle Parco Arizona State Jr. 3rd

4. Caleb Henson Virginia Tech So. 4th

5. Dylan D’Emilio Ohio State Sr. 6th

6. Chance Lamer Cal Poly So. 7th

7. Jackson Arrington NC State So. 8th

8. Colin Realbuto Northern Iowa Sr. 9th

9. Ethen Miller Maryland So. 10th

10. Jaden Abas Stanford Sr. 11th

11. Victor Voinovich Iowa So. 12th

12. Corbyn Munson Central Michigan Sr. 13th

13. Kellyn March North Dakota State Sr. 14th

14. Willie McDougald Oklahoma So. 15th

15. Quinn Kinner Rider Sr. 16th

16. Caleb Tyus SIU-Edwardsville Jr. 18th

17. Nate Higley George Mason So. 19th

18. Trae McDaniel Army West Point So. 20th

19. Casey Swiderski Iowa State So. 9th/141

20. Jacob Butler Rutgers Sr. NR


157 pounds

1. Levi Haines Penn State So. 1st

2. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sr. 2nd

3. Jared Franek Iowa Gr. 3rd

4. Peyton Robb Nebraska Sr. 4th

5. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sr. 5th

6. Ed Scott NC State Jr. 6th

7. Will Lewan Michigan Sr. 7th

8. Daniel Cardenas Stanford So. 8th

9. Brock Mauller Missouri Sr. 5th/149

10. Chase Saldate Michigan State Sr. 9th

11. Trevor Chumbley Northwestern Sr. 10th

12. Jason Kraisser Iowa State Sr. 12th

13. Paddy Gallagher Ohio State So. 13th

14. Cael Swensen South Dakota State So. 14th

15. Vinny Zerban Northern Colorado So. 11th

16. Tommy Askey Appalachian State Jr. 15th

17. Peyten Kellar Ohio So. 16th

18. Johnny Lovett Central Michigan Sr. 17th

19. Andrew Clark Rutgers Jr. 18th

20. Brayton Lee Indiana Sr. 19th


165 pounds

1. Keegan O’Toole Missouri Jr. 1st

2. David Carr Iowa State Sr. 2nd

3. Cam Amine Michigan Sr. 3rd

4. Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Jr. 4th

5. Michael Caliendo Iowa So. 5th

6. Izzak Olejnik Oklahoma State Sr. 6th

7. Mitchell Mesenbrink Penn State RSFr. 7th

8. Julien Ramirez Cornell Jr. 8th

9. Caleb Fish Michigan State Sr. 9th

10. Bubba Wilson Nebraska Jr. 10th

11. Peyton Hall West Virginia Jr. 11th

12. Holden Heller Pitt Sr. 12th

13. Matt Olguin Oregon State Sr. 13th

14. Tanner Cook South Dakota State Sr. 14th

15. Dan Braunagel Illinois Sr. 15th

16. Connor Brady Virginia Tech Jr. 16th

17. Derek Gilcher Indiana Sr. 17th

18. Gerrit Nijenhuis Oklahoma Jr. 19th

19. Noah Mulvaney Bucknell Fr. NR

20. Joshua Ogunsanya Columbia Sr. 18th



174 pounds

1. Carter Starocci Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Chris Foca Cornell Sr. 2nd

3. Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech Sr. 3rd

4 Shane Griffith Michigan Sr. 4th

5. Peyton Mocco Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Carson Kharchla Ohio State Sr. 6th

7. Edmond Ruth Illinois Jr. 7th

8. Cade DeVos South Dakota State Jr. 8th

9. Donnell Washington Indiana Sr. 9th

10. Tate Picklo Oklahoma Jr. 10th

11. Mickey O’Malley Drexel Gr. 11th

12. Sam Wolf Air Force Sr. 13th

13. Ben Pasiuk Army Sr. 12th

14. Travis Wittlake Oregon State Sr. 15th

15. Justin McCoy Virginia Gr. 16th

16. Nick Incontrera Penn Jr. 17th

17. Luca Augustine Pitt So. 18th

18. Lennox Wolak Columbia Sr. 14th

19. Alex Cramer Central Michigan Sr. 20th

20. Adam Kemp Cal Poly Gr. NR

184 pounds

1. Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa Jr. 1st

2. Bernie Truax Penn State Sr. 2nd

3. Trey Munoz Oregon State Jr. 3rd

4. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Sr. 4th

5. Gavin Kane North Carolina Jr. 5th

6. Isaiah Salazar Minnesota Sr. 6th

7. Will Feldkamp Iowa State Sr. 7th

8. Colton Hawks Missouri So. 8th

9. Jacob Nolan Binghamton Sr. 9th

10. Brian Soldano Rutgers So. 10th

11. Reece Heller Pitt Sr. 14th

12. Layne Malczewski Michigan State Gr. 11th

13. Lenny Pinto Nebraska So. 12th

14. Troy Fisher Northwestern Sr. 13th

15. David Key Navy Sr. 16th

16. Bennett Berge South Dakota State RSFr. NR

17. Jonathan Loew Cornell Sr. 18th

18. Sam Fisher Virginia Tech Jr. NR

19. Nate Dugan Princeton Sr. NR

20. Caleb Hopkins Campbell Gr. 15th


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. Silas Allred Nebraska So. 8th

9. Jaxon Smith Maryland So. 9th

10. Luke Surber Oklahoma State Sr. 10th

11. Zac Braunagel Illinois Sr. 11th

12. Evan Bockman Utah Valley Sr. 13th

13. Gavin Hoffman Ohio State Sr. 14th

14. Nick Stemmet Stanford Sr. 15th

15. Luke Stout Princeton Jr. 16th

16. Wyatt Voelker Northern Iowa RSFr. 17th

17. John Poznanski Rutgers Jr. 18th

18. Max Shaw North Carolina Jr. 19th

19. Stephen Little Little Rock RSFr. 20th

20. Andy Smith Virginia Tech Jr. NR

Heavyweight

1. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Sr. 2nd

3. Lucas Davison Michigan Gr. 3rd

4. Cohlton Schultz Arizona State Jr. 4th

5. Zach Elam Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Owen Trephan NC State Jr. 6th

7. Yonger Bastida Iowa State Sr. 7th

8. Yaraslau Slavikouski Rutgers Gr. 8th

9. Dayton Pitzer Pitt RSFr. 9th

10. Luke Luffman Illinois Jr. NR

11. Tyrell Gordon Northern Iowa Sr. 10th

12. Taye Ghadiali Campbell Sr. 12th

13. Konner Doucet Oklahoma State Jr. 13th

14. Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Sr. 14th

15. Grady Griess Navy Sr. 11th

16. Michael Wolfgram West Virginia Sr. 15th

17. Boone McDermott Oregon State Sr. 16th

18. Jacob Bullock Indiana Sr.` 17th

19. Hunter Catka Virginia Tech Jr. 18th

20. Nathan Taylor Lehigh So. 19th



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