InterMat College Wrestling Individual Rankings updated after Week 16

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The latest InterMat college wrestling individual rankings were updated after Week 16 of the dual season.

With just one weekend to go, we see the rankings take an interesting shape. Plus, 125 is crazy again, as usual.

Let’s dive into the latest InterMat rankings starting with the lightweights!

125 pounds

Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

1. Matt Ramos – Purdue (1)
2. Luke Stanich – Lehigh (2)
3. Cooper Flynn – Virginia Tech (4)
4. Drake Ayala – Iowa (5)
5. Patrick McKee – Minnesota (11)
6. Eric Barnett – Wisconsin (3)
7. Caleb Smith – Nebraska (12)
8. Braeden Davis – Penn State (6)
9. Stevo Poulin – Northern Colorado (7)
10. Noah Surtin – Missouri (8)

More chaos at this weight. Should we expect anything else? Flynn and Ayala move up but McKee’s win Barnett moves him back into the top five. Smith also moved up five spots.

133 pounds

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1. Ryan Crookham – Lehigh (1)
2. Vito Arujau – Cornell (2)
3. Daton Fix – Oklahoma State (3)
4. Kai Orine – NC State (5)
5. Dylan Ragusin – Michigan (4)
6. Nasir Bailey – Little Rock (7)
7. Evan Frost – Iowa State (8)
8. Dylan Shawver – Rutgers (9)
9. Michael Colaiocco – UPenn (8)
10. Nic Bouzakis – Ohio State (10)

The top seven stayed the same here but Shawver is back into the top eight. Otherwise, it’s the same 10 wrestlers going into this final weekend.

141 pounds

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1. Beau Bartlett – Penn State (1)
2. Real Woods – Iowa (2)
3. Jesse Mendez – Ohio State (3)
4. Ryan Jack – NC State (4)
5. Lachlan McNeil – North Carolina (5)
6. Cael Happel – Northern Iowa (6)
7. Brock Hardy – Nebraska (7)
8. Tagen Jamison – Oklahoma State (8)
9. Anthony Echemendia – Iowa State (9)
10. Sergio Lemley – Michigan (10)

No changes this week. Bartlett remained undefeated and at the top of the rankings. He helped Penn State clinch the Big Ten regular season title after going unbeaten in duals.

149 pounds

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1. Ridge Lovett – Nebraska (1)
2. Caleb Henson – Virginia Tech (2)
3. Jackson Arrington – NC State (3)
4. Kyle Parco – Arizona State (4)
5. Austin Gomez – Michigan (6)
6. Casey Swiderski – Iowa State (7)
7. Ty Watters – West Virginia (8)
8. Caleb Rathjen – Iowa (12)
9. Tyler Kasak – Penn State (10)
10. Dylan D’Emilio – Ohio State (11)

The second straight weight class with no changes this week. Lovett also remained undefeated and is now 21-0 on the season. Henson, who’s been under the radar in the national conversation, is 23-1.

157 pounds

(Penn State Athletics)

1. Levi Haines – Penn State (1)
2. Vince Zerban – Northern Colorado (2)
3. Jacori Teemer – Arizona State (3)
4. Michael Blockhus – Minnesota (4)
5. Jared Franek – Iowa (5)
6. Meyer Shapiro – Cornell (6)
7. Peyton Robb – Nebraska (7)
8. Daniel Cardenas – Stanford (8)
9. Bryce Andonian – Virginia Tech (9)
10. Teague Travis – Oklahoma State (11)

The top nine down the line stayed the same as Haines and Zerban are still undefeated this season. Travis moved into the top 10 and is now 17-3 on the year. Will Lewan (Michigan) dropped from 10 to 18 this week.

165 pounds

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1. Keegan O’Toole – Missouri (1)
2. David Carr – Iowa State (2)
3. Izzak Olejnik – Oklahoma State (3)
4. Julian Ramirez – Cornell (4)
5. Dean Hamiti – Wisconsin (5)
6. Mitchell Mesenbrink – Penn State (7)
7. Mikey Caliendo – Iowa (6)
8. Peyton Hall – West Virginia (8)
9. Caleb Fish – Michigan State (9)
10. Cameron Amine – Michigan (10)

Another weight class where there weren’t any changes this week. However, everyone’s looking forward to this weekend as O’Toole and Carr will meet for the fourth time. Another national final preview?

174 pounds

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1. Carter Starocci – Penn State (1)
2. Mekhi Lewis – Virginia Tech (2)
3. Shane Griffith – Michigan (3)
4. Cade DeVos – South Dakota State (4)
5. Phil Conigliaro – Harvard (5)
6. Nick Incontrera – Penn (6)
7. Patrick Kennedy – Iowa (7)
8. Edmond Ruth – Illinois (8)
9. Adam Kemp – Cal Poly (9)
10. Peyton Mocco – Missouri (10)

Anything else happen this weekend? 174 stayed the same this week as well. Starocci and Lewis are the lone unbeaten wrestlers here. The No. 1 man goes for his fourth title but can anyone stop him?

184 pounds

(UNI Athletics)

1. Parker Keckeisen – Northern Iowa (1)
2. Dustin Plott – Oklahoma State (2)
3. Lenny Pinto – Nebraska (3)
4. Trey Munoz – Oregon State (4)
5. Isaiah Salazar – Minnesota (5)
6. Bernie Truax – Penn State (6)
7. Dylan Fishback – NC State (10)
8. Chris Foca – Cornell (7)
9. Bennett Berge – South Dakota State (12)
10. Reece Heller – Pittsburgh (9)

The top six remained the same this week but there were some changes. Fishback moved up three spots as Foca dropped one. Berge is in the top 10 now with his 15-5 record, making waves for Pitt.

197 pounds

(Penn State Athletics)

1. Aaron Brooks – Penn State (1)
2. Trent Hidlay – NC State (3)
3. Michael Beard – Lehigh (4)
4. Jaxon Smith – Maryland (5)
5. Tanner Sloan – South Dakota State (6)
6. Stephen Buchanan – Oklahoma (6)
7. Jacob Cardenas – Cornell (7)
8. Stephen Little – Little Rock (9)
9. Louie DePrez – Binghamton (10)
10. Rocky Elam – Missouri (8)

There was a slight change this week. Elam dropped two spots and everyone else moved up. It wasn’t much, but it was something. Brooks and Hidlay are unbeaten and there’s a lot of conversation about a potential NCAA final matchup and if this is the year Brooks finally falls.

285 pounds

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1. Greg Kerkvliet – Penn State (1)
2. Wyatt Hendrickson – Air Force (2)
3. Yonger Bastida – Iowa State (3)
4. Cohlton Schultz – Arizona State (4)
5. Zach Elam – Missouri (5)
6. Lucas Davison – Michigan (6)
7. Nick Feldman – Ohio State (7)
8. Nathan Taylor – Lehigh (8)
9. Taye Ghadiali – Campbell (11)
10. Josh Heindselman – Oklahoma (12)

The top eight are all good here but it’s Ghadiali and Heindselman who are in the top 10 this week. Konner Doucet (OKST) and Yaraslau Slavikouski (Rutgers) go down a bit.

Wrestling moves into its final dual weekend before the individual postseason. Boy we can’t believe it. For the full set of rankings, click HERE!