There have been some changes in the rankings in just one week. For starters Drake Ayala debuts in the rankings at 12th at 125. Ayala just defeated #5 at the time Devin Shroder of Purdue 6-1 in the Purdue dual meet Sunday. Ayala will face #7 Michael DeAugustino of Northwestern on Friday.
(3) DeSanto, (2) Eierman, (12) Murin, (12) Young, (1) Marinelli (2) Kemerer, (18) Assad, and (5) Warner all stayed the same in the rankings. I am surprised that Abe Assad stayed ranked #18 at 184. I thought he would move up the rankings a few notches. I believe Assad will do much better than 18th at the NCAA National Tournament. Cassioppi went from #6 to #5 at Hwt.
In the team race Iowa remained at #2 20 points behind #1 Penn State. Iowa was behind Penn State by 21 points in the rankings last week. Michigan gained 22 points in the team race since last week at #3 and are now only 3 points behind Iowa.
Penn State replaced Iowa for #1 in the Dual Meet Rankings as the Hawks drop to #2. Iowa will host Penn State in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, January 28 at 8 PM CST.
Iowa will be on the road this weekend at #11 Northwestern (January 14) and at #18 Illinois (January 16).
InterMat Rankings – January 11, 2022
Tournament Team Rankings/Points
- Penn State 112.5
- Iowa 92.5
- Michigan 89.5
- Arizona State 66.5
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
125 Drake Ayala – 12th
133 Austin DeSanto – 3rd
141 Jaydin Eierman – 2nd
149 Max Murin – 12th
157 Kaleb Young – 12th
165 Alex Marinelli – 1st
174 Michael Kemerer – 2nd
184 Abe Assad – 18th
197 Jacob Warner – 5th
Hwt Tony Cassioppii – 5th
For the complete InterMat rankings:
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