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Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com | February 16, 2018

NCAA DII Coaches Wrestling Association release latest Top 25 and individual rankings of 2018

  St. Cloud State remains the kings of DII wrestling.

St. Cloud State remains atop the the NCAA DII Coaches Wrestling Association rankings in the latest poll.

RELATED: NCAA Award standings

The Huskies have nine individuals in the rankings, with James Pleski (149) tops in his weight class. Notre Dame (OH) is locked in at second, with eight individuals ranked, as Kameron Teacher is the top heavyweight in DII. No. 5 Colorado State-Pueblo has the most individual leaders of the Top 25, with Jacobi Jones (165) and JaVaugh Perkins (184) both atop their respective weight classes. California Baptist jumped into the Top 5, landing at No. 4.

Below are the national rankings for each team based on each individual weight class, which breakdowns follow.

Rank School Points '17-18 Rankings # Indiv. ranked
1 St. Cloud State 94 1 9
2 Notre Dame (OH) 81 2 8
3 UW-Parkside 62 3 6
4 Cal Baptist 60 9 5
5 CSU-Pueblo 54 5 6
6 Upper Iowa 53 6 6
6 Pitt-Johnstown 53 11 5
8 Ashland 47 4 5
9 McKendree 45 6 4
10 Simon Fraser 43 8 3
11 Minnesota State 35 16 4
12 Central Oklahoma 32 10 2
12 Indianapolis 32 13 4
14 Nebraska-Kearney 31 12 5
15 Findlay 28 18 4
16 Lindenwood 25 20 3
16 Fort Hays State 25 RV 2
18 West Liberty 22 16 2
19 Western State 19 15 2
19 Maryville 19 23 2
21 Colorado Mesa 18 RV 2
22 Shippensburg 16 25 1
23 Lake Erie 15 23 3
24 LIU-Post 13 RV 1
25 Kutztown 12 RV 3
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
125
1 Eli Hale Central Oklahoma 20
2 Ivan McClay Notre Dame 13
3 Carlos Jacquez Lindenwood 16
4 Brett Velasquez St Cloud State 12
5 Andrew McFall Minnesota State 10
6 Josh Portillo Nebraska Kearney 9
7 Maleek Williams Upper Iowa 7
8 Josiah Seaton Colorado State-Pueblo 6
9 Blake Glogouski Lake Erie 4
10 Brendan Howard Pitt-Johnstown 3
11 Austin Petril Kutztown 2
12 Eric Bartos Mercyhurst 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
133
1 Darius Bunch West Liberty 20
2 Airk Furseth Parkside 16
3 Anthony Sparacio Long Island-Post 13
4 Josh Walker Upper Iowa 12
5 Hunter Haralson Lindenwood 10
6 Nathan Cervantes San Francisco State 9
7 Tate Barnhardt UMary 7
8 Kelan McKenna Notre Dame 6
9 Nolan Whitely Newberry 4
10 Luis Gurule Adams State 3
11 Bryce Shoemaker Nebraska-Kearney 2
12 Paul Garcia CSU-Pueblo 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
141
1 Darren Wynn McKendree 20
2 Chris Eddins Pitt-Johnstown 16
3 Brandon Ball Fort Hays State 13
4 Anthony Cheloni UW-Parkside 12
5 Nick Crume Indianapolis 10
6 Jarred Oftedahl St Cloud State 9
7 Cruz Velasquez Simon Fraser 7
8 Will Roark Maryville 6
9 Drew Walker Notre Dame 4
10 Clay Archer Colorado State-Pueblo 3
11 Bobby Mason Ashland 2
12 Will Roark Maryville 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
149
1 James Pleski St Cloud State 20
2 Taylor Misuna Notre Dame 16
3 James Krischke Maryville 13
4 Efe Osaghae Fort Hays State 12
5 Daxton Gordon California Baptist 10
6 Keith Surber Nebraska-Kearney 9
7 Frank Yattoni UW-Parkside 7
8 Trey Grine Tiffin 6
9 Isaiah Kemper McKendree 4
10 Rudy Guillen UMary 3
11 Reis Humphrey New Mexico Highlands 2
12 Damian Penichet Upper Iowa 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
157
1 Cody Law Pitt-Johnstown 20
2 Payton Tawater Colorado Mesa 16
3 Larry Bombstad St. Cloud State 13
4 Ryan Strope McKendree 12
5 Brock Benitz Upper Iowa 10
6 Fernie Silva Notre Dame 9
7 Heath Lange Indianapolis 7
8 Pernevlon Sheppard UW-Parkside 6
9 Daniel Close Minnesota State 4
10 James Wimer Findlay 3
11 Connor Craig Wheeling Jesuit 2
12 Eric Lewandowski Gannon 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
165
1 JaCobi Jones Colorado Pueblo 20
2 Tyler McLean Simon Fraser 16
3 Bret Romanzak Ashland 13
4 Christian Smith Cal Baptist 12
5 Devin Fitzpatrick St. Cloud State 10
6 Mike Raccioppi East Stroudsberg 9
7 Nick Vandermeer Lake Erie 7
8 Alonzo Turner Findlay 6
9 Devin Austin Pitt-Johnstown 4
10 Shane Ruhnke Millersville 3
11 Rodney Sheprd UNC-Pembroke 2
12 Blake Perryman Northern State 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
174
1 Nick Becker Parkside 20
2 Nolan Kistler Cal Baptist 16
3 Brandon Supernaw McKendree 13
4 Zach Johnston Minnesota State 12
5 Kolton Eischens St. Cloud 10
6 Nick Foster McKendree 9
7 Jordan Gundrum Upper Iowa 7
8 Dalton George Ohio Valley 6
9 Justan Rivera Notre Dame 4
10 Christian Price Ashland 3
11 Bruno Niccoletti Colorado Mesa 2
12 Zach Stodden Nebraska-Kearney 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
184
1 JaVaughn Perkins Colorado Pueblo 20
2 Jordan Murphy Ashland 16
3 Nick Fiegener Cal Baptist 13
4 Brad Metz Findlay 12
5 Aero Amo Augustana 10
6 Corey Abernathy Minnesota State 9
7 Tyree Overton St. Cloud State 7
8 Tony Vezzetti Notre Dame 6
9 Tyler Hughes Lake Erie 4
10 Noel Torres Newman 3
11 Brody Conner Indianapolis 2
12 Jeff Riemel Kutztown 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
197
1 Morgan Smith Simon Fraser 20
2 Evan Ramos Shippensburg 16
3 Luke Cramer Ashland 13
4 Vince Dietz St. Cloud State 12
5 Levi Niebauer Pitt-Johnstown 10
6 Garrett Strang California Baptist 9
7 Luis Peguero Coker 7
8 Konnor Schmidt Western State 6
9 Matt Rudy Limestone 4
10 Nicholas Mason Tiffin 3
11 Logan Kemp West Liberty 2
12 James Lehman UW-Parkside 1
Ranking Student-Athlete Institution Points
285
1 Kameron Teacher Notre Dame 20
2 Logan Hopp Upper Iowa 16
3 Dylan Faulkenberg Indianapolis 13
4 Caleb Cotter Central Oklahoma 12
5 Jared Hinrichs Nebraska-Kearney 10
6 Ryan Appleby Kutztown 9
7 Mimmo Lytle Findlay 7
8 Mitch Eull Minot State 6
9 Cody Johnson CSU-Pueblo 4
10 Sam Alnassiri San Francisco State 3
11 Jacob Borgmeyer Lindenwood 2
12 Lawrence Phillips St Cloud State 1

Poll methodology: This is a tournament power index (TPI) ranking; the poll is not based on a team’s dual strength. TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 1st=20pts, 2nd=16pts, 3rd=13pts, 4th=12pts, 5th=10pts, 6th=9pts, 7th=7pts, 8th=6pts, 9th=4pts, 10th=3pts, 11th=2pts, 12th=1pt. The TPI point totals will be lower than the final actual NCAA Tour­nament points because it does not include bonus points.