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Ramos back at No. 1 at 125 pounds in WIN’s rankings; Iowa moves up to No. 3 in TPI

by Mike Finn, WIN Magazine

Matt Ramos (Purdue) at the 2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors)

NEWTON, Iowa — In what has been a revolving door this season at 125 pounds, where three different wrestlers have been ranked No. 1, Purdue’s Matt Ramos has returned as that weight’s top-ranked wrestler in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 15 rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic.


The Boilermaker junior, last year’s national runner-up and preseason No. 1 wrestler at 125, moved back into the top spot after Lock Haven’s Anthony Noto lost to Havard’s Diego Sotelo last weekend and fell to No. 3. Iowa’s Drake Ayala, who has won eight straight matches, is now rated No. 2 at 125 before his Jan. 15 meeting with Minnesota’s No. 7 Pat McKee and a Jan. 19 dual with Ramos.Har


Penn State remains the top-ranked team in both the dual rankings (4-0) and Tournament Power Index (129) as the Nittany Lions feature nine ranked wrestlers, including four No. 1-rated wrestlers: Levi Haines (157), Carter Starocci (174), Aaron Brooks (197) and Greg Kerkvliet (Hwt). Penn State also had an additional wrestler join the rankings this week in 149-pound Tyler Kasak (13th).


There are 10 wrestlers who are new to this week’s rankings, including Iowa’s Zach Glazier, who upset Nebraska’s Big Ten champ Silas Allred last Friday, and is ranked No. 10.


This addition to the individual ranking also moved Iowa from No. 6 to No. 3 in WIN’s TPI with 64.5 points; just four points behind No. 2 Missouri. There are then three schools separated by less than two points in the TPI: 4. Nebraska (63); 5. NC State (62) and 6. Oklahoma State (61.5)

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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 at 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., in March, if that event was held now.

WIN Magazine’s Jan. 15 Dual-Team Rankings

Rk./School (Record)/Prev./Upcoming Weekend’s Schedules

1. Penn State (4-0) 1st Jan. 19 at Michigan; Jan. 21 at Michigan State

2. Missouri (7-0) 2nd Jan. 20 at UNI Open

3. Iowa (6-0) 3rd Jan. 15 vs. Minnesota; Jan. 19 vs. Purdue

4. Iowa State (9-1) 4th off until Jan. 26 at Oklahoma

5. Oklahoma State (7-0) 5th Jan. 21 vs. Oregon State

6. Ohio State (9-1) 6th Jan. 19 vs. Maryland; Jan. 21 at Wisconsin

7. Nebraska (5-1) 7th Jan. 19 at Minnesota; Jan. 21 vs Purdue

8. NC State (10-2) 9th off until Jan. 26 at Pitt

9. Cornell (4-3) 8th off until Jan. 27 vs. Harvard & Brown

10. Virginia Tech (4-3) 10th off until Jan. 26 vs. North Carolina

11. Michigan (4-1) 11th Jan. 19 vs. Penn State; Jan. 21 vs. Rutgers

12. Minnesota (5-0) 12th Jan. 15 at Iowa; Jan. 19 vs. Nebraska

13. Rutgers (9-1) 13th Jan. 19 at Michigan State; Jan. 21 at Michigan

14. South Dakota State (6-2) 14th Jan. 19 vs. No. Colorado; Jan. 21 vs. Cal Poy

15. Oregon State (4-2) 15th Jan. 19 vs. Cal Poly; Jan. 21 at Okla. State

16. Stanford (5-2) 16th Jan. 21 at Penn & at Drexel

17. Pitt (7-4) 17th Jan. 21 vs. Arizona State

18. Navy (6-2) 18th Jan. 20 at Lehigh; Jan. 21 at Binghamton

19. Northern Iowa (3-4) 19th Jan. 20 home for UNI Open

20. Lehigh (2-3) 21st Jan. 19 vs. Penn; Jan. 20 vs. Navy

21. Wisconsin (6-1) NR Jan. 21 vs. Ohio State

22. West Virginia (8-2) 22nd off until Jan. 26 vs. Missouri

23. Oklahoma (4-3) 20th off until Jan. 26 vs. Iowa State; Jan. 27 vs UNI

24. Little Rock (9-4) NR Jan. 19 vs. Arizona State

25. Penn (1-2) NR Jan. 19 at Lehigh; Jan. 21 vs. Stanford


WIN Magazine’s Jan. 15 Tournament Power Index (TPI)

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

1. Penn State 9 8 129

2. Missouri 9 5 68.5

3. Iowa 8 4 64.5

4. Nebraska 8 4 63

5. NC State 8 5 62

6. Oklahoma State 8 4 61.5

7. Cornell 8 4 57

8. Michigan 8 4 49

9. Virginia Tech 9 3 45.5

10. Iowa State 8 3 45

11. Ohio State 7 3 38

12. Arizona State 3 3 37.5

13. Northern Iowa 6 2 32

14. Oregon State 5 2 26

15. South Dakota State 6 2 25

16. Air Force 3 2 23.5

17. Lehigh 4 2 23

18t. Purdue 1 1 20

18t. Rutgers 7 2 20

20. Minnesota 6 2 17

21t. Lock Haven 1 1 13.5

21t. Wisconsin 4 1 13.5

23. Wyoming 1 1 12.5

24t. Little Rock 2 2 12

24t. Northern Colorado 3 1 12

26t. North Carolina 2 1 11.5

26t. Oklahoma 2 1 11.5

28. Pitt 6 0 10

29. Stanford 3 1 9.5

30. West Virginia 3 1 9

31t Cal Poly 3 1 8.5

31t. Penn 3 1 8.5

33. Maryland 4 0 7

34. Campbell 1 1 6.5

35. Indiana 4 0 6

36. Michigan State 3 0 4

37. Navy 3 0 3.5

38t. Central Michigan 2 0 3

38t. Columbia 2 0 3

38t. Ohio 2 0 3

41. Bucknell 2 0 2.5

42t. Harvard 1 0 2

42t. North Dakota State 2 0 2

44t. Binghamton 1 0 1.5

44t. Princeton 1 0 1.5

44t. Virginia 1 0 1.5

47t. Chattanooga 1 0 1

47t. Franklin & Marshall 1 0 1

47t. Northwestern 1 0 1

47t. Utah Valley 1 0 1

WIN Magazine’s Jan 15 Individual Rankings

Wt/Name/School/Yr./Previous

125 pounds

1. Matt Ramos Purdue Jr. 2nd

2. Drake Ayala Iowa So. 3rd

3. Anthony Noto Lock Haven Jr. 1st

4. Jore Volk Wyoming So. 4th

5. Caleb Smith Nebraska Gr. 5th

6. Brandon Kaylor Oregon State Sr. 7th

7. Patrick McKee Minnesota Sr. 8th

8. Cooper Flynn Virginia Tech Fr. 9th

9. Noah Surtin Missouri Jr. 12th

10. Stevo Poulin Northern Colorado So. 6th

11. Nico Provo Stanford So. 10th

12. Dean Peterson Rutgers So. 11th

13. Eric Barnett Wisconsin Sr. 14th

14. Tanner Jordan South Dakota State Sr. 15th

15. Troy Spratley Oklahoma State RSFr. 16th

16. Brett Ungar Cornell So. 13th

17. Jakob Camacho NC State Jr. 17th

18. Brayden Palmer Chattanooga Sr. 18th

19. Michael DeAugustino Michigan Sr. 19th

20. Kysen Terukina Iowa State Jr. 20th


133 pounds

1. Vito Arujau Cornell Sr. 1st

2. Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

3. Ryan Crookham Lehigh Fr. 3rd

4. Aaron Nagao Penn State So. 4th

5. Kai Orine NC State Jr. 5th

6. Dylan Ragusin Michigan Jr. NR

7. Nasir Bailey Little Rock Fr. 6th

8. Dylan Shawver Rutgers So. 7th

9. Evan Frost Iowa State RSFr. 8th

10. Michael Colaiocco Penn Sr. 9th

11. Nic Bouzakis Ohio State RSFr. 10th

12. Julian Farber Northern Iowa Jr. 11th

13. Sam Latona Virginia Tech Jr. 13th

14. Kurt Phipps Bucknell Sr. 14th

15. Braxton Brown Maryland So. 15th

16. Zeth Romney Cal Poly RSFr. 16th

17. Jacob Van Dee Nebraska RSFr. NR

18. Dominic Serrano Northern Colorado So. 18th

19. Brody Teske Iowa Sr. 12th

20. Derrick Cardinal South Dakota State So. 20th


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 RSFr. 6th

7. Anthony Echemendia Iowa State Jr. 7th

8. Cael Happel Northern Iowa Jr. 8th

9. Brock Hardy Nebraska So. 9th

10. Vince Cornella Cornell So. 10th

11. Mitch Moore Rutgers Gr. 11th

12. Kal Miller Maryland So. 12th

13. Tom Crook Virginia Tech So. 13th

14. Vance VomBaur Minnesota So. 14th

15. Josh Koderhandt Navy Jr. 15th

16. Jordan Titus West Virginia So. 16th

17. Josh Edmond Missouri So. 17th

18. Malyke Hines Lehigh Jr. 18th

19. C.J. Composto Penn So. 19th

20. Cole Matthews Pitt Sr. 20th


149 pounds

1. Ridge Lovett Nebraska Jr. 1st

2. Caleb Henson Virginia Tech So. 2nd

3. Jackson Arrington NC State So. 3rd

4. Kyle Parco Arizona State Jr. 4th

5. Austin Gomez Michigan Gr. 6th

6. Kannon Webster Illinois Fr. 8th

7. Dylan D’Emilio Ohio State Sr. 5th

8. Chance Lamer Cal Poly So. 7th

9. Casey Swiderski Iowa State So. 9th

10. Ty Watters West Virginia Fr. 12th

11. Logan Gioffre Missouri Jr. NR

12. Corbyn Munson Central Michigan Sr. 13th

13. Tyler Kasak Penn State Fr. NR

14. Ethen Miller Maryland So. 14th

15. Graham Rooks Indiana Sr. 11th

16. Drew Roberts Minnesota So. 15th

17. Kellyn March North Dakota State Sr. 16th

18. Nash Singleton Oregon State RSFr. 17th

19. Caleb Rathjen Iowa So. 18th

20. Joe Zargo Wisconsin Jr. 19th


157 pounds

1. Levi Haines Penn State So. 1st

2. Jared Franek Iowa Gr. 2nd

3. Peyton Robb Nebraska Sr. 3rd

4. Jacori Teemer Arizona State Sr. 4th

5. Brock Mauller Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Vinny Zerban Northern Colorado So. 6th

7. Daniel Cardenas Stanford So. 7th

8. Ed Scott NC State Jr. 8th

9. Ryder Downey Northern Iowa RSFr. 9th

10. Meyer Shapiro Cornell Fr. 10th

11. Cody Chittum Iowa State Fr. NR

12. Will Lewan Michigan Sr. 11th

13. Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Sr. 12th

14. Peyten Kellar Ohio So. 13th

15. Paddy Gallagher Ohio State So. 14th

16. Teague Travis Oklahoma State So. 17th

17. Michael Blockhus Minnesota Sr. 15th

18. Trevor Chumbley Northwestern Sr. 16th

19. Chase Saldate Michigan State Sr. 18th

20. Johnny Lovett Central Michigan Sr. 20th


165 pounds

1. Keegan O’Toole Missouri Jr. 1st

2. David Carr Iowa State Sr. 3rd

3. Izzak Olejnik Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

4. Julien Ramirez Cornell Jr. 4th

5. Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Jr. 6th

6. Mitchell Mesenbrink Penn State RSFr. 7th

7. Michael Caliendo Iowa So. 8th

8. Peyton Hall West Virginia Jr. 9th

9. Cam Amine Michigan Sr. 5th

10. Holden Heller Pitt Sr. 10th

11. Caleb Fish Michigan State Sr. 11th

12. Matt Olguin Oregon State Sr. 12th

13. Derek Gilcher Indiana Sr. 13th

14. Garrett Thompson Ohio Fr. 14th

15. Joshua Ogunsanya Columbia Sr. 15th

16. Connor Brady Virginia Tech Jr. 16th

17. Noah Mulvaney Bucknell Fr. 17th

18. Andrew Cerniglia Navy Sr. NR

19. Giano Petrucelli Air Force Sr. 20th

20. Tanner Cook South Dakota State Sr. 19th


174 pounds

1. Carter Starocci Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech Sr. 2nd

3. Shane Griffith Michigan Sr. 3rd

4. Carson Kharchla Ohio State Sr. 4th

5. Peyton Mocco Missouri Sr. 5th

6. Edmond Ruth Illinois Jr. 6th

7. Cade DeVos South Dakota State Jr. 7th

8. Nick Incontrera Penn Jr. 8th

9. Phillip Conigliaro Harvard Sr. 12th

10. Luca Augustine Pitt So. 13th

11. Patrick Kennedy Iowa So. 14th

12. Donnell Washington Indiana Sr. 10th

13. Lennox Wolak Columbia Sr. 15th

14. Jackson Turley Rutgers Sr. 19th

15. Adam Kemp Cal Poly Gr. 16th

16. Justin McCoy Virginia Gr. 11th

17. Max Maylor Wisconsin Gr. NR

18. Gaven Sax North Dakota State Jr. 20th

19. Bubba Wilson Nebraska Jr. 18th/165

20. Andrew Sparks Minnesota Jr. NR

184 pounds

1. Parker Keckeisen Northern Iowa Jr. 1st

2. Dustin Plott Oklahoma State Sr. 2nd

3. Lenny Pinto Nebraska So. 3rd

4. Trey Munoz Oregon State Jr. 4th

5. Bernie Truax Penn State Sr. 5th

6. Chris Foca Cornell Sr. 6th

7. Sam Wolf Air Force Sr. 7th

8. Isaiah Salazar Minnesota Sr. 8th

9. Will Feldkamp Iowa State Sr. 9th

10. Clayton Whiting Missouri Fr. 10th

11. Dylan Fishback NC State RSFr. 11th

12. Brian Soldano Rutgers So. 12th

13. Reece Heller Pitt Sr. 14th

14. Jaden Bullock Michigan Jr. 18th

15. Jacob Nolan Binghamton Sr. 15th

16. Bennett Berge South Dakota State RSFr. 16th

17. Layne Malczewski Michigan State Gr. 13th

18. James Conway Franklin & Marshall Jr. 17th

19. Gavin Hoffman Ohio State Sr. 19th

20. Sam Fisher Virginia Tech Jr. NR


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. Zach Glazier Iowa Sr. NR

11. Luke Surber Oklahoma State Sr. 10th

12. Silas Allred Nebraska So. 11th

13. Luke Stout Princeton Jr. 13th

14. John Poznanski Rutgers Jr. 12th

15. Mac Stout Pitt RSFr. 16th

16. Max Shaw North Carolina Jr. 15th

17. Andy Smith Virginia Tech Jr. 17th

18. Nick Stemmet Stanford Sr. 18th

19. Evan Bockman Utah Valley Sr. 19th

20. Wyatt Voelker Northern Iowa RSFr. 20th


Heavyweight

1. Greg Kerkvliet Penn State Sr. 1st

2. Wyatt Hendrickson Air Force Sr. 2nd

3. Yonger Bastida Iowa State Sr. 3rd

4. Cohlton Schultz Arizona State Jr. 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. Nathan Taylor Lehigh So. 11th

11. Konner Doucet Oklahoma State Jr. 12th

12. Dayton Pitzer Pitt RSFr. 10th

13. Boone McDermott Oregon State Sr. 13th

14. Owen Trephan NC State Jr. 14th

15. Tyrell Gordon Northern Iowa Sr. 15th

16. Josh Heindselman Oklahoma Sr. 16th

17. Nick Feldman Ohio State RSFr. 17th

18. Grady Griess Navy Sr. 18th

19. Lewis Fernandes Cornell Sr. 19th

20. Jacob Bullock Indiana Sr. 20th


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