Wrestling Rankings Round-Up: January 12

PHILADLEPHIA - Penn finally had its first home dual of the 2010-11 season last weekend, a narrow 25-23 loss to Keystone State foe Bloomsburg. While the two teams split the 10 bouts down the middle, it was bonus points that made the difference in the end as Bloomsburg recorded two falls and an injury default win to Penn's two majors and one fall. The Red and Blue are preparing for a pair of duals this weekend in Virginia, taking on UVA and VMI this Sunday in Charlottesville. The Quakers will do so with three Top-10 wrestlers in the lineup with No. 4 Rollie Peterkin, No. 9 Zack Kemmerer and No. 7 Micah Burak.

EIWA Rankings (Dec. 16)

Team Ranking: No. 5 of 13 Last Ranking: No. 3

Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 6)
125 - No. 3 Mark Rappo Last Ranking: NR
133 - No. 1 Rollie Peterkin Last Ranking: No. 2
141 - No. 1 Zack Kemmerer Last Ranking: No. 1
165 - No. 3 Gabriel Burak Last Ranking: No. 5
174 - No. 3 Scott Giffin Last Ranking: No. 2
184 - No. 6 Harrison Cook Last Ranking: NR
197 - No. 2 Micah Burak Last Ranking: No. 2

Notes: Some individuals making moves for Penn in the conference landscape, with two wrestlers joining the rankings and two others moving up ... Mark Rappo and Harrison Cook garnered attention around the conference with their strong starts to the season, Rappo moving all the way to No. 3 at 125 pounds thanks in part to a 4-1 record against EIWA opponents already ... Rollie Peterkin moved up one spot at 133 to No. 1, giving Penn a pair of top-ranked wrestlers in the conference - just one of two schools with multiple No. 1's.

InterMat Division I National Rankings (Jan. 11)

Team Ranking: No. 21 Last Week: 22

Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 20)
133 - No. 4 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 9 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 13
165 - No. 20 Gabriel Burak Last Week: NR
197 - No. 7 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 7

Notes: While Rollie Peterkin and Micah Burak stayed the course according to InterMat with their high rankings, Zack Kemmerer made his move into the Top 10 at 141 pounds ... Kemmerer rose four spots to No. 9 after his win by fall in the dual last weekend ... Gabriel Burak, out since Dec. 12, returned against the Huskies with a win by fall, returning to the rankings at No. 20.

Amateur Wrestling News Rankings (Jan. 11)

Team Ranking: Not Ranked

Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 20)
125 - No. 19 Mark Rappo Last Week: 19
133 - No. 4 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 10 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 11
197 - No. 6 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 7

Notes:
A.W.N.'s rankings show the same four wrestlers as last week, with Kemmerer and Micah Burak each moving up one spot this week ... Kemmerer's rise to No. 10 gives the Quakers three in the Top-10 according to A.W.N.as well ... Kemmerer, 23-6 this season, has had four of his defeats come at the hands of wrestlers ranked above him ... Burak has three wins over wrestlers in the Top 20, including No. 4 Dustin Kilgore and No. 7 Zac Thomusseit.

W.I.N. Magazine Rankings (Jan. 11)


Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 20)
133 - No. 8 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 7
141 - No. 15 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 15
197 - No. 11 Micah Burak Last Week: No 12

Notes:
Micah Burak improves one spot according to W.I.N. Magazine, with wins over No. 5 Kilgore and No. 10 Thomusseit who are ranked above him ... He is 4-3 overall against the Top 20 ... Kemmerer stays put at No. 15, while Mike Mangrum of Oregon State who he defeated at Southern Scuffle adds to Kemmerer's RPI by moving from No. 18 to No. 10 ... Peterkin slides down one spot, but by no fault of his own as 2010 NCAA finalist at 125 Andrew Long makes his debut at 133 coming in at No. 5.

TheOpenMat.com National Rankings

Team Ranking: Not Ranked

Individual Rankings (Rankings go to No. 20)
125 - No. 18 Mark Rappo Last Week: No. 19
133 - No. 4 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 5
141 - No. 12 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 13
174 - No. 20 Scott Giffin Last Week: No. 20
197 - No. 5 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 5

Notes: Penn's three lightweights all move up one spot after accounting for 14 team points in Penn's dual on Sunday ... Rappo's strength of schedule at 125 should be pretty high as he has matches against No. 1 and No. 5 already with possible bouts with No. 15 and No. 16 on the horizon ... Giffin holds on at No. 20 at 174 while battling to return from injury ... Again Micah Burak seems to have had the most active schedule of the Quakers, with a 5-3 record against wrestlers in the Top 20 according to T.O.M (No. 1, No. 4, No. 6, No. 10, No. 12, No. 17, No. 19 and No. 20).

D1CollegeWrestling.net National Rankings


Team Ranking: NR Last Week: No. 24

Individual Rankings (Wrestlers Ranked to No. 25)
125 - No. 18 Mark Rappo Last Week: No. 16
133 - No. 4 Rollie Peterkin Last Week: No. 4
141 - No. 9 Zack Kemmerer Last Week: No. 12
165 - No. 23 Gabriel Burak Last Week: No. 22
174 - No. 19 Scott Giffin Last Week: No. 20
197 - No. 7 Micah Burak Last Week: No. 7

Notes: Kemmerer earned another Top-10 ranking according to D1CW, rising three spots from No. 12 last week ... Peterkin and Burak stay put at their positions in the Top 10, giving Penn three near the head of the class ... Rappo falls two spots at 125 while Gabriel Burak is down one, mainly due to the return of wrestlers who hadn't competed this season.