College wrestling is back, and so are the Trackwrestling Division I rankings presented by Resilite.
The first week of action produced some notable upsets, some intriguing weight-class changes and some movement in the first in-season set of rankings.
Penn State remains the team to beat with seven wrestlers ranked in the top five of their respective weight classes, led by three top-ranked individuals — two-time NCAA champions Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165) and Bo Nickal (197). The Nittany Lions are currently projected to score 114.5 placement and advancement points at the NCAA Championships.
Ohio State is ranked No. 2 with 83.5 points. Iowa (79.5 points) and Oklahoma State (64.5), with 10 ranked individuals each, check in at third and fourth, respectively.
True freshmen made a big splash on opening weekend, though several of the top rookie stars appear at the moment to be redshirting. Michigan’s Will Lewan toppled two-time All-America teammate Alec Pantaleo 10-8 in overtime in the 157-pound title bout at the Michigan State Open. Missouri’s Brock Mauller downed Iowa State’s Jarrett Degen, a returning NCAA round of 12 participant, 12-6 at 149 pounds in the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.
Three-time age-group World champion Gable Steveson, a Minnesota freshman, kicked off his college career by winning the Daktronics Open heavyweight title.
The most notable change in this week’s rankings occurred due to a weight change. Returning NCAA runner-up Nick Suriano of Rutgers moved up a weight to start his junior season. He slots in this week as the third-ranked 133-pounder, behind returning national chamnpion Seth Gross and 2018 runner-up Stevan Micic.
The Trackwrestling team rankings are based off the number of advancement and placement points each squad would accumulate if its wrestlers finished in those ranking slots at the NCAA Championships. Top-ranked wrestlers earn 20 points, followed by 16 for second, 13.5 for third, 12.5 for fourth, 10 for fifth, 9 for sixth, 6.5 for seventh, 5.5 for eighth, 2 for spots 9-12, 1.5 for spots 13-16 and 1 for 17-25.
The rankings are compiled by David Mirikitani.
Rank School Points
1 Penn State 114.5
2 Ohio State 83.5
3 Iowa 79.5
4 Oklahoma State 64.5
5 Nebraska 58
6 Michigan 47
T-7 Missouri 43.5
T-7 North Carolina State 43.5
9 Arizona State 43
10 Cornell 42
11 Lehigh 40
12 Virginia Tech 34.5
13 Northern Iowa 33.5
14 Rutgers 32
15 Northwestern 29.5
T-16 Illinois 24.5
T-16 Princeton 24.5
18 Wisconsin 23
19 South Dakota State 22
T-20 Lock Haven 19
T-20 Minnesota 19
T-20 North Carolina 19
23 Kent State 16
T-24 Maryland 15.5
T-24 Oregon State 15.5
26 Utah Valley 13.5
27 Iowa State 13
28 Old Dominion 10.5
29 Campbell 10
30 Wyoming 9.5
31 Purdue 8.5
T-32 American 7,5
T-32 Virginia 7.5
34 Stanford 7
35 North Dakota State 5
T-36 Appalachian State 4
T-36 Army 4
T-36 Oklahoma 4
T-36 Pittsburgh 4
T-40 Binghamton 3.5
T-40 Buffalo 3.5
T-40 Duke 3.5
TrackWrestling Individual Rankings
1 Spencer Lee Iowa So.
2 Sebastian Rivera Northwestern So.
3 Ronnie Bresser Oregon State Sr.
4 Zeke Moisey Nebraska Sr.
5 Nicholas Piccininni Oklahoma State Jr.
6 Taylor LaMont Utah Valley So.
7 Gage Curry American So.
8 Louie Hayes Virginia So.
9 Sean Russell Minnesota Sr.
10 Ryan Millhof Arizona State Sr.
11 Travis Piotrowski Illinois Jr.
12 Connor Schram Lehigh Sr.
13 Sean Fausz North Carolina State, Sr.
14 Connor Brown Wisconsin So.
15 Michael McGee Old Dominion So.
16 Brock Hudkins Northern Illinois Jr.
17 RayVon Foley Michigan State So.
18 Drew Mattin Michigan So.
19 Kyle Norstrem Virginia Tech So.
20 Gabe Townsell Stanford Jr.
21 Jacob Schwarm Northern Iowa Jr.
22 Christian Moody Oklahoma Jr.
23 Brent Fleetwood North Dakota State Sr.
24 Pat Glory Princeton Fr.
25 Elijah Oliver Indiana Sr.
1 Seth Gross South Dakota State Sr.
2 Stevan Micic Michigan Jr.
3 Nick Suriano Rutgers Jr.
4 Tariq Wilson North Carolina State So.
5 Luke Pletcher Ohio State Jr.
6 Ethan Lizak Minnesota Sr.
7 Scott Parker Lehigh Sr.
8 Montorie Bridges Wyoming So.
9 John Erneste Missouri Sr.
10 Austin DeSanto Iowa So.
11 Daton Fix Oklahoma State Fr.
12 Matthew Schmitt West Virginia So.
13 Sean Nickell CSU Bakersfield Sr.
14 Rico Montoya Northern Colorado Sr.
15 Charles Tucker Cornell Jr.
16 Ben Thornton Purdue Sr.
17 Cam Sykora North Dakota State Jr.
18 Colin Valdiviez Northwestern So.
19 Josh Terao American Sr.
20 Cameron Kelly Ohio Sr.
21 Dylan Duncan Illinois So.
22 Mason Pengilly Stanford Sr.
23 Codi Russell Appalachian State So.
24 Noah Gosner Campbell Jr.
25 Zachary Sherman North Carolina So.
1 Yianni Diakomihalis Cornell So.
2 Joey McKenna Ohio State Sr.
3 Jaydin Eierman Missouri Jr.
4 Nick Lee Penn State So.
5 Kaid Brock Oklahoma State Jr.
6 Chad Red Nebraska So.
7 Sa`Derian Perry Old Dominion Jr.
8 Michael Carr Illinois So.
9 Mitch McKee Minnesota Jr.
10 Nicholas Gil Navy Sr.
11 Max Murin Iowa Fr.
12 Mason Smith Arizona State Jr.
13 Luke Karam Lehigh So.
14 Ryan Diehl Maryland Sr.
15 Bryan Lantry Buffalo Sr.
16 Jamal Morris North Carolina State Sr.
17 Austin Headlee North Carolina Jr.
18 Tristan Moran Wisconsin Jr.
19 Josh Alber Northern Iowa Sr.
20 Paul Konrath Indiana Fr.
21 Sam Krivus Virginia Jr.
22 Kyle Shoop Lock Haven Jr.
23 Tejon Anthony George Mason Sr.
24 Sam Turner Wyoming So.
25 Real Woods Stanford Fr.
1 Matthew Kolodzik Princeton Jr.
2 Micah Jordan Ohio State Sr.
3 Anthony Ashnault Rutgers Sr.
4 Grant Leeth Missouri So.
5 Boo Lewallen Oklahoma State Jr.
6 Max Thomsen Northern Iowa Jr.
7 Justin Oliver North Carolina State Sr.
8 Pat Lugo Iowa Jr.
9 Brock Zacherl Clarion Sr.
10 Mitch Finesilver Duke Sr.
11 Jarrett Degen Iowa State So.
12 Cortlandt Schuyler Lehigh Sr.
13 Joshua Maruca Arizona State Jr.
14 Ryan Blees Virginia Tech Sr.
15 Alfred Bannister Maryland Sr.
16 Khristian Olivas Fresno State Jr.
17 Frank Garcia Binghamton Jr.
18 Henry Pohlmeyer South Dakota State Jr.
19 Tommy Thorn Minnesota Sr.
20 Jared Prince Navy Jr.
21 Austin O`Connor North Carolina Fr.
22 Cole Martin Wisconsin Jr.
23 Anthony Artalona Pennsylvania Fr.
24 Ben Lamantia Michigan Jr.
25 Davion Jeffries Oklahoma Sr.
1 Jason Nolf Penn State Sr.
2 Hayden Hidlay North Carolina State So.
3 Tyler Berger Nebraska Sr.
4 Alec Pantaleo Michigan Sr.
5 Joshua Shields Arizona State Jr.
6 Ryan Deakin Northwestern So.
7 Ke-Shawn Hayes Ohio State Jr.
8 Kennedy Monday North Carolina So.
9 John Van Brill Rutgers Sr.
10 Paul Fox Stanford Sr.
11 Steve Bleise Minnesota Sr.
12 Taleb Rahmani Pittsburgh Sr.
13 Ian Brown Lehigh Sr.
14 Mike D`Angelo Princeton Sr.
15 Luke Weiland Army Jr.
16 Larry Early Old Dominion Jr.
17 Kaleb Young Iowa So.
18 Tyler Marinelli Gardner-Webb Sr.
19 Griffin Parriott Purdue So.
20 Hunter Willits Oregon State So.
21 Andrew Shomers Oklahoma State Jr.
22 Alexander Klucker Lock Haven Jr.
23 BC LaPrade Virginia Tech So.
24 Alex Smythe Buffalo Sr.
25 Alexander Wick Wisconsin So.
1 Vincenzo Joseph Penn State Jr.
2 Evan Wick Wisconsin So.
3 Chandler Marsteller Lock Haven Sr.
4 Alex Marinelli Iowa, So.
5 Jon Jay Chavez Cornell Sr.
6 Chandler Rogers Oklahoma State Sr.
7 Isaiah White Nebraska So.
8 Bryce Steiert Northern Iowa Jr.
9 Mehki Lewis Virginia Tech Fr.
10 Branson Ashworth Wyoming Sr.
11 Logan Massa Michigan Jr.
12 Andrew Fogarty North Dakota State Jr.
13 Gordon Wolf Lehigh Sr.
14 Demetrius Romero Utah Valley Jr.
15 Jonathan Viruet Brown Sr.
17 Connor Flynn Missouri Jr.
18 Zac Carson Ohio Jr.
19 Nate Higgins SIU Edwardsville Sr.
20 Jake Wentzel Pittsburgh So.
21 Vincent Deprez Binghamton Sr.
22 Thomas Bullard North Carolina State So.
23 Stephan Glasgow Rutgers Fr.
24 Carson Brolsma Minnesota Jr.
25 Cam Coy Virginia Fr.
1 Zahid Valencia Arizona State Jr.
2 Mark Hall Penn State Jr.
3 Myles Amine Michigan Jr.
4 Daniel Lewis Missouri Sr.
5 David McFadden Virginia Tech Jr.
6 Michael Kemerer Iowa Jr.
7 Jordan Kutler Lehigh Jr.
9 Taylor Lujan Northern Iowa Jr.
10 Dylan Lydy Purdue Jr.
11 Mikey Labriola Nebraska Fr.
12 Johnny Sebastian Northwestern Sr.
13 Te`shan Campbell Ohio State Sr.
14 Ryan Christensen Wisconsin Sr.
15 Daniel Bullard North Carolina State So.
16 Matt Finesilver Duke So.
17 Kimball Bastian Utah Valley Jr.
18 Brandon Womack Cornell Jr.
19 Seldon Wright Old Dominion Sr.
20 Devin Skatzka Minnesota Jr.
21 Ben Harvey Army Jr.
22 Dean Sherry Rider Sr.
23 Marcus Coleman Iowa State Fr.
24 Lorenzo De La Riva North Dakota State Jr.
25 Hayden Hastings Wyoming So.
1 Myles Martin Ohio State Sr.
2 Emory Parker Illinois Sr.
3 Taylor Venz Nebraska So.
4 Zachary Zavatsky Virginia Tech Sr.
5 Shakur Rasheed Penn State, Sr.
6 Chip Ness North Carolina Sr.
7 Maxwell Dean Cornell So.
9 Ryan Preisch Lehigh Sr.
10 Cash Wilcke Iowa Jr.
11 Nick Reenan North Carolina State So.
12 Nick Gravina Rutgers Sr.
13 Lou Deprez Binghamton Fr.
14 Christian LaFragola Brown Sr.
15 Drew Foster Northern Iowa Sr.
16 Corey Hazel Lock Haven Jr.
17 Martin Mueller South Dakota State Jr.
18 Kordell Norfleet Arizona State So.
19 Brandon Krone Minnesota Sr.
20 Greg Bulsak Clarion So.
21 Bryce Gorman Northern Illinois Sr.
22 Alan Clothier Appalachian State So.
23 Canten Marriott Missouri So.
24 Kayne MacCallum Oklahoma Sr.
25 Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Fr.
1 Bo Nickal Penn State Sr.
2 Kyle Conel Kent State Sr.
3 Kollin Moore Ohio State Jr.
4 Jacob Holschlag Northern Iowa Jr.
5 William Miklus Iowa State Sr.
6 Preston Weigel Oklahoma State Sr.
7 Chris Weiler Lehigh So.
8 Jacob Warner Iowa Fr.
9 Patrick Brucki Princeton So.
10 Nathan Traxler Stanford So.
11 Stephen Loiseau Drexel Sr.
12 Christian Brunner Purdue Jr.
13 Rocco Caywood Army Sr.
14 Thomas Lane Cal Poly Jr.
15 Jordan Atienza Central Michigan Sr.
16 Jacob Seely Northern Colorado Jr.
17 Randall Diabe Appalachian State Sr.
18 Tanner Orndorff Utah Valley Jr.
19 Sawyer Root The Citadel Sr.
20 Corey Griego Oregon State Sr.
21 Tom Sleigh Virginia Tech Sr.
22 Eric Schultz Nebraska So.
23 Benjamin Honis Cornell Sr.
24 Jake Woodley Oklahoma So.
25 Jackson Striggow Michigan Jr.
1 Sam Stoll Iowa Sr.
2 Nick Nevills Penn State Sr.
3 Derek White Oklahoma State Sr.
4 Youssif Hemida Maryland Sr.
5 Jordan Wood Lehigh So.
6 Jere Heino Campbell Sr.
7 Tanner Hall Arizona State Sr.
8 Billy Miller Virginia Tech Sr.
9 Thomas Haines Lock Haven Sr.
10 Shawn Streck Purdue So.
11 Matthew Voss George Mason Sr.
12 Jeramy Sweany Cornell Sr.
13 Antonio Pelusi Franklin & Marshall Sr.
14 Conan Jennings Northwestern Sr.
15 Cory Gilliland-Daniel North Carolina Sr.
16 AJ Nevills Fresno State So.
17 Matt Stencel Central Michigan So.
18 Trent Hillger Wisconsin Fr.
19 Jake Gunning Buffalo Sr.
20 Tate Orndorff Utah Valley Fr.
21 Joey Goodhart Drexel Sr.
22 Cary Miller Appalachian State Jr.
23 Malik McDonald North Carolina State Sr.
24 Zach Elam Missouri Fr.
25 Carter Isley Northern Iowa Jr.