NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll

 

The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll Committee is made up of one coach from each conference.  A number one ranking is worth 40 points and a number 25 ranking is worth 16 points.  This is a dual meet ranking.

There are 15 yearly polls that are released every Tuesday starting in early November, they can be found at www.nwcaonline.com.

Northern Iowa moves into Top 10, Wisconsin back into Top 25 in latest USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll

by Jason Bryant | Dec 10, 2013

Wisconsin’s upset of then-No. 7 Illinois was the big upset this past week as there were only a few notable moves in the latest USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Penn State (5-0) won two weekend duals, beating Boston University 34-6 and No. 11 Pittsburgh 28-9. Both duals were wrestled in front of sold-out crowds. Penn State set the NCAA record for attendance in Sunday’s win over the Panthers. The announced crowd of 15,996 was also the largest event held at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions usually compete in Rec Hall, a more intimate facility, which seats 6,500 fans.

Second-ranked Minnesota improved to 4-0 after beating No. 5 Oklahoma State 16-15 in Stillwater, Okla., on Sunday. The return of two-time All-American Kevin Steinhaus to the Golden Gophers lineup was crucial as Steinhaus picked up the dual’s only bonus victory, a 14-5 major decision over Jordan Rogers at 184 pounds.

Iowa (5-0) got a scare from No. 15 Edinboro, but the Hawkeyes had enough firepower to get past the Fighting Scots 22-19.

Oklahoma (5-0) won the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and held at the No. 4 position, while Oklahoma State (1-2), as noted above, lost to Minnesota. It was the Cowboys’ second 16-15 loss this season.

Illinois (6-2) fell out of the Top 10 after being upset 19-18 by unranked Wisconsin over the weekend. The Fighting Illini fell from No. 7 to No. 11 this week, allowing Northern Iowa (3-0) to move into the Top 10 for the first time under coach Doug Schwab.

Ohio State (4-0) moved to No. 7 behind Cornell (3-0), while Missouri (2-0) and Nebraska (5-0) each moved up one spot to No. 8 and No. 9.

Wisconsin (8-3) reentered the Top 25, coming in at No. 22, after its win over Illinois.

Ten of the Big Ten’s 12 teams are ranked this week, including five of the Top 10. Three of the four Big 12 teams are ranked, while the ACC and EWL each have three teams ranked in the Top 25. The EIWA and the MAC each have two teams ranked.

Rank

Team (First)

Points

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (9)

399

Big Ten

5-0

1

2

Minnesota (1)

391

Big Ten

4-0

2

3

Iowa

376

Big Ten

5-0

3

4

Oklahoma

372

Big 12

5-0

4

5

Oklahoma State

360

Big 12

1-2

5

6

Cornell

347

EIWA

3-0

6

7

Ohio State

341

Big Ten

4-0

8

8

Missouri

327

MAC

2-0

9

9

Nebraska

325

Big Ten

5-0

10

10

Northern Iowa

299

MAC

3-0

11

11

Illinois

295

Big Ten

6-2

7

12

Pittsburgh 

281

ACC

3-1

11

13

Virginia

277

ACC

8-2

13

14

Virginia Tech

275

ACC

8-1

14

15

Edinboro

263

EWL

0-2

15

16

Northwestern

250

Big Ten

4-1

17

17

Iowa State

246

Big 12

5-1

16

18

Stanford

225

Pac-12

8-2

18

19

Michigan

207

Big Ten

2-2

20

20

Lehigh

196

EIWA

5-3

23

21

Purdue

191

Big Ten

2-1

19

22

Wisconsin

176

Big Ten

8-3

NR

23

Oregon State

171

Pac-12

3-3

20

24

Rider

148

EWL

5-1

22

25

Bloomsburg

141

EWL

2-2

24

Dropped out: Boise State

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 105, Ohio 16

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