College Wrestling Rankings

NCAA D-I College Individual Regular Season Rankings – December 7th, 2021

Pictured: Cal Poly’s Evan Wick (165) gets  his hand raised after winning the 2021 CKLV Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 4th.  Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki / @SJanickiPhoto

Our fifth full week of the 2021-2022 NCAA Division I wrestling season is in the books! The weekend was headlined by the 2021 Cliff Keen Invitation in Las Vegas.  Arguably the toughest event of the regular season schedule, CKLV 2021 created some serious movement within the top-20. 

Here are The Open Mat’s fifth set of national rankings for the 2021-22 Division I season. As the action progresses and starting lineups and weights classes become clearer, TOM will adjust its rankings accordingly. We have done so already and that will continue doing so throughout the year. Also of note, true freshmen are withheld from initial rankings. Once they wrestle at least one regular season match, they will be able to be added into the rankings. 

Questions or comments are welcomed and encouraged. Feel free to contact TOM Site Editor Christopher Miller (Email: cmiller@theopenmat.com Twitter: @C_Miller_atTOM) or DM to our official Twitter  account (@theopenmat). 


The No. 1 at each weight


125: Spencer Lee, Iowa. 

133: Roman Bravo-Young, Penn State. 

141: Nick Lee, Penn State.

149: Yianni Diakomihalis, Cornell. 

157: David Carr, Iowa State. 

165: Evan Wick, Cal Poly. 

174: Carter Starocci, Penn State. 

184: Aaron Brooks, Penn State. 

197: AJ Ferrari, Oklahoma State. 

285: Gable Steveson, Minnesota. 


Rank Wrestler SchoolClass ConferencePrevious
1Spencer LeeIowaSeniorBig Ten 1
2Pat Glory Princeton Junior EIWA3
3Brandon Courtney Arizona State Junior Pac-122
4Taylor LaMont Utah Valley Junior Big 12 4
5Eric Barnett WisconsinSophomoreBig Ten 5
6Jakob Comacho NC State Sophomore ACC 9
7Killian Cardinale West Virginia Senior Big 12 7
8Devin SchroderPurdue Senior Big Ten 6
9Malik Heinselman Ohio State Senior Big Ten 8
10Brody Teske Iowa State Sophomore Big 1213
11Trevor Mastrogiovanni Oklahoma State Freshman Big 1210
12Patrick McKee Minnesota Junior Big Ten 11
13Jaret Lane Lehigh Junior EIWA15
14Michael DeAugustinoNorthwestern SophomoreBig Ten 14
15Brandon Kaylor Oregon State Junior Pac-12NR
16Sam Latona Virginia Tech Freshman ACC12
17Noah SurtinMissouri FreshmanBig 1216
18Kysen Terukina Iowa State Freshman Big 1220
19Joey Prata Oklahoma Senior Big 1217
20Jack Medley Michigan Senior Big Ten18
1Roman Bravo-Young Penn State Junior Big Ten 1
2Daton Fix Oklahoma State Sophomore Big 122
3Austin DeSanto IowaSenior Big Ten 3
4Vito Arujau Cornell SophomoreEIWA4
5Korbin Myers Virginia Tech Senior ACC5
6Lucas Byrd Illinois FreshmanBig Ten 6
7Michael ColaioccoPennSophomoreEIWA8
8Micky Phillippi Pittsburgh Junior ACC9
9Michael McGheeArizona State JuniorPac-1210
10Dylan Ragusin Michigan Freshman Big Ten18
11Chris Cannon Northwestern Freshman Big Ten7
12Jamie HernandezNorth Carolina Junior ACC11
13Sammy Alvarez Rutgers SophomoreBig Ten12
14Chance Rich CSU-Bakersfield Sophomore Pac-1213
15Matthew SchmittMissouri Sophomore Big 1214
16Tony Madrigal Oklahoma Junior Big 1215
17Kai OrineNC StateFreshmanACC16
18Ravyon Foley Michigan State Senior Big Ten17
19Haiden DruryUtah Valley Freshman Big 12NR
20Brian Courtney Virginia SophomoreACC19
1Nick LeePenn State Senior Big Ten 1
2Jaydin EiermanIowaSenior Big Ten 2
3Sebastian Rivera Rutgers Senior Big Ten3
4Stevan MicicMichigan Senior Big Ten 4
5Clay Carlson South Dakota State Sophomore Big 127
6Dylan Duncan Illinois Senior Big Ten 5
7Real Woods Stanford Junior Pac-126
8Andrew AlirezNorthern Colorado Sophomore Big 1211
9Desden Simon Central Michigan Senior MAC 9
10Dom Demas Oklahoma Senior Big 128
11Chad Red Nebraska Senior Big Ten14
12Kizhan Clarke North Carolina Senior ACC13
13Dusty Hone Oklahoma State Senior Big 1215
14Grant Willits Oregon State Junior Pac-1210
15Allan Hart Missouri Junior Big 1212
16Cole MatthewsPittsburgh Junior ACC17
17Jesse Vasquez Arizona State Freshman Pac-1218
18Parker Filius Purdue Junior Big 1016
19Ryan Jack NC State Freshman ACC19
20Cayden RooksIndiana Sophomore Big Ten20
1Yianni DiakomihalisCornell JuniorEIWA1
2Sammy Sasso Ohio State Senior Big Ten 2
3Tariq Wilson NC State JuniorACC3
4Ridge LoveittNebraska Senior Big Ten9
5Yahya Thomas Northwestern Junior Big Ten 4
6Kyle Parco Arizona State FreshmanPac-126
7Jaden Abas Stanford Stanford Pac-125
8Max Murin IowaSenior Big Ten 7
9Bryce Andonian Virginia Tech Junior ACC8
10Jonathan MillnerAppalachian StateSenior SoCon 11
11Josh Finesilver Duke Sophomore ACC12
12Mitch Moore Oklahoma Sophomore Oklahoma 10
13Austin GomezWisconsinSenior Big 1213
14Mike Carr Illinois Senior Big Ten14
15Zach Sherman North Carolina Junior ACC15
16Josh HeilCampbell Senior SoCon 16
17Kanen Storr Michigan Senior Big Ten 20
18Legend Lamer Cal Poly Freshman Pac-1217
19Beau Bartlett Penn State Freshman Big Ten18
20PJ OgunsanyaArmy - West PointSeniorEIWA19
1David CarrIowa StateSophomoreBig 121
2Ryan Deakin Northwestern Senior Big Ten2
3Jacori Teamer Arizona State SophomorePac-123
4Brayton LeeMinnesota SophomoreBig Ten 4
5Quincy Monday Princeton Junior EIWA6
6Austin O'Connor North Carolina Junior ACC5
7Jared Franek North Dakota StateSophomore Big 12 8
8Kaleb Young Iowa Senior Big Ten 7
9Kendall Coleman Purdue Sophomore Big Ten11
10Peyton Robb Nebraska Sophomore Big Ten 9
11Josh HumphreysLehigh Senior EIWA 10
12Connor Brady Virginia Tech Freshman ACCNR
13Jarrett JacquesMissouri JuniorBig 1212
14Wyatt Sheets Oklahoma State Senior Big 1213
15Jacob Wright Wyoming Junior Big 1215
16Will Lewan Michigan Sophomore Big Ten 14
17Johnny Lovett Central Michigan FreshmanMAC 17
18Doug ZapfPennJuniorEIWA18
19Justin ThomasOklahoma Junior Big 12 16
20Hunter WillitsOregon State JuniorPac-1219
1Evan Wick Cal Poly Senior Pac-123
2Keegan O'Toole Missouri Freshman Big 121
3Shane Griffith Stanford SophomorePac-122
4Alex Marinelli Iowa Senior Big Ten4
5Travis Whitlake Oklahoma State Freshman Big 12 5
6Anthony ValenciaArizona State Senior Pac-127
7Carson Kharchla Ohio State Freshman Big Ten13
8Jake Wentzel PittsburghSenior ACC8
9Demetrius RomeroUtah Valley Senior Big 12 9
10Julian RamirezCornellFreshmanEIWA17
11Camerine Anime Michigan Freshman Big Ten 6
12Luke Weber North Dakota StateSenior Big 12 11
13Zach Hartman Bucknell Senior EIWA10
14Phillip ConigliaroHarvardSophomoreEIWA12
15Peyton Hall West Virginia FreshmanBig 12 14
16Thomas Bullard NC State SeniorACC15
17Cole Moody Wyoming Sophomore Big Ten 18
18Dean Hamiti Wisconsin Freshman Big TenNR
19Izzak OlejnikNorthern IllinoisSophomoreMAC 16
20Jackson Hemauer Northern Colorado Junior Big 1219
1Carter Starocci Penn State Freshman Big Ten 1
2Mike Labriola Nebraska Senior Big Ten 3
3Michael KemererIowa Senior Big Ten 2
4Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech Sophomore ACC4
5Matt FinesilverDuke Senior ACC6
6Hayden HidlayNC State Senior ACC5
7Ethan Smith Ohio State Junior Big Ten 7
8Adam Kemp Cal Poly Sophomore Pac-12NR
9Chris Foca CornellSophomore EIWA8
10Clay Lautt North Carolina Junior ACC9
11Cade DeVos South Dakota State SophomoreBig 1218
12Andrew McNallyWisconsin SeniorBig Ten12
13Dustin Plott Oklahoma State FreshmanBig 1213
14Hayden Hastings Wyoming Junior Big 1214
15Michael O'Malley DrexelSophomoreEIWA15
16Peyton Mocco Missouri Sophomore Big 1210
17Troy Fisher Northwestern Freshman Big Ten19
18Jackson Turley Rutgers Freshman Big Ten 16
19Gerrit NijenhuisPurdue Freshman Big Ten 17
20Trey MunozOregon State Freshman Pac-12 20
1Aaron BrooksPenn State Sophomore Big Ten 1
2Myles Anime Michigan Senior Big Ten 2
3Trent Hidlay NC State Sophomore ACC3
4Parker KeckeisenNorthern Iowa FreshmanBig 12 4
5John PoznanskiRutgers FreshmanBig Ten 5
6Bernie Truax Cal Poly JuniorPac-126
7Dakota Greer Oklahoma State SeniorBig 12 7
8Hunter BolenVirginia Tech JuniorACC8
9Britt Wilson Northern IllinoisJuniorMAC 9
10Kaleb Romero Ohio State Senior Big TenNR
11Donnell Washington Indiana Freshman Big Ten 10
12Jeremiah Kent Missouri SophomoreBig 12 11
13Marcus Coleman Iowa State Junior Big 1214
14Taylor Venz Nebraska Senior Big Ten 15
15Jonathan LoewCornell Sophomore EIWA19
16Tate Samuelson Wyoming Junior Big 1212
17Darrien Roberts Oklahoma Sophomore Big 12NR
18Travis StefanikPrincetonJuniorEIWANR
19Max Lyon Purdue Senior Big Ten 17
20Zac Braunagel Illinois Sophomore Big Ten 18
1AJ Ferrari Oklahoma State Freshman Big 12 1
2Nino Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh Junior ACC2
3Rocky Elam Missouri Freshman Big 12 3
4Max Dean Penn State Junior Big Ten 4
5Stephen BuchananWyoming SophomoreBig 12 9
6Thomas PenolaPurdue Senior Big Ten 12
7Eric Schultz Nebraska Senior Big Ten 10
8Jacob Warner Iowa Junior Big Ten 5
9Jake Woodley Oklahoma Junior Big 126
10Kordell Norfleet Arizona State Junior Pac-127
11Patrick BruckiMichigan Senior Big Ten 8
12Lou DePrezBinghamtonJuniorEIWA13
13Isaac Trumble NC State FreshmanACC14
14Jay AielloVirginiaSeniorACC18
15Luke StoutPrincetonFreshmanEIWANR
16Owen Pentz North Dakota StateFreshman Big 1215
17 Greg BulsakRutgers Senior Big Ten17
18Yonger BastidaIowa StateSophomoreBig 12NR
19Jacob CardenasCornellSophomoreEIWA20
20Cam Caffey Michigan State Big Ten 19
1Gable Steveson Minnesota Junior Big Ten 1
2Cohlton SchultzArizona State Freshman Pac-122
3Mason Parris Michigan Junior Big Ten 3
4Tony Cassioppi Iowa Junior Big Ten4
5Trent Hilger WisconsinJunior Big Ten 5
6Greg KerkviletPenn State Freshman Big Ten6
7Wyatt HendricksonAir Force SophomoreBig 128
8Jordan WoodLehighSeniorEIWA 9
9Austin Harris Oklahoma State Senior Big 1210
10Matt StencelCentral MichiganSenior MAC 12
11Gary Traub Oregon State Senior Big 12NR
12Christian LanceNebraskaSeniorBig Ten13
13Tate Orndorff Ohio State Senior Big 127
14Nathan TraxlerVirginia Tech Senior ACC16
15Zach Elam Missouri Junior Big 1211
16Yaraslau SlavikouskiHarvardSophomore EIWA18
17Lucas Davison Northwestern SophomoreBig Ten 15
18Brian Andrews Wyoming Senior Big 1214
19Lewis FernandesCornellSophomore EIWA17
20Brandon Metz North Dakota StateJunior Big 12 19

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