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.  Starting in 2014-15, a No. 1 ranking is worth 25 points and a No. 25 ranking is worth 1 point.  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.

Minnesota ends season No. 1 in final regular season USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll

by Jason Bryant | Feb 25, 2014

With its 27-12 win over Iowa State on Sunday in Ames, Iowa, the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-1) assured themselves of the No. 1 ranking in the final USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released Tuesday.

For the second straight week, the Gophers amassed all 10 first-place votes. The top five teams remained unchanged, as Penn State, Iowa, Cornell and Northern Iowa remained in place. The only changes in the poll overall came in the 16-22 spots as weekend losses by Iowa State and North Dakota State cause the two teams to drop.

Penn State (15-1) closed out its regular season with a 43-3 win over Clarion.  Cornell finished 13-1 after beating in-state rival Hofstra 28-19.

Northern Iowa (13-0) ended the season as Division I’s only unbeaten team in dual competition. The Panthers were pushed in their last MAC dual, a 21-19 win at Old Dominion in a bout that saw UNI lose six out of 10 bouts.

The Big Ten closed the season with nine of its 12 schools ranked in the Top 25. The MAC, Big 12 and ACC each had three schools finish in the Top 25. The EIWA and Pac-12 had two, while the EWL, SoCon and WWC  had one team each.

Rank

Team (First)

Record

Points

Conference

Previous

1

Minnesota (10)

13-1

400

Big Ten

1

2

Penn State

15-1

390

Big Ten

2

3

Iowa

15-2

377

Big Ten

3

4

Cornell

13-1

371

EIWA

4

5

Northern Iowa

13-0

361

MAC

5

6

Oklahoma State

10-5

345

Big 12

6

7

Michigan

11-4

338

Big Ten

7

8

Nebraska

12-2

328

Big Ten

8

9

Missouri

10-2

318

MAC

9

10

Pittsburgh

13-3

312

ACC

10

11

Ohio State

13-5

302

Big Ten

11

12

Virginia

18-3

287

ACC

12

13

Edinboro

11-3

284

EWL

13

14

Oklahoma

11-5

274

Big 12

14

15

Wisconsin

12-6

257

Big Ten

15

16

Virginia Tech

18-5

255

ACC

16

17

Oregon State

11-7

230

Pac-12

18

18

Lehigh

10-6

217

EIWA

20

19

Northwestern

9-7

206

Big Ten

21

20

Illinois

11-7

205

Big Ten

22

21

Iowa State

9-7

196

Big 12

17

22

North Dakota State

11-7

185

WWC

19

23

Stanford

17-5

184

Pac-12

23

24

Chattanooga

16-7

164

SoCon

24

25

Central Michigan

10-10

70

MAC

25

Dropped out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Purdue 40, Ohio 34, Kent State 21, Wyoming 17, Arizona State 16, Old Dominion 16

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