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Iowa Takes the Lead to Start Week 1

Tammy Tedesco

11/15/2011 9:23:42 PM

The University of Iowa earns the No. 1 ranking in the first regular season NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Hawkeyes bumped defending NCAA Champion, Penn State who was ranked first in the pre-season poll.

This is the first time the Hawkeyes have held the No. 1 ranking since the end of the 2010 season.

Oklahoma State, Minnesota, and Cornell round out this week’s Top 5.

Joining the Top 10 this week is Ohio State, jumping up from No. 13.

Making movement in the Top 20 were: Pittsburgh at No. 11, Northwestern at No. 17 and Penn at No. 20

Nebraska jumped from honorable mention in the pre-season poll to No. 24.

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 25 points and a number 25 ranking is worth one point. This poll is based on a dual meet ranking.

A new poll will be released every Tuesday from now until the week of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament and can be found at www.nwcaonline.com.    

NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll

 

Rank

School

Total

Prev. Rank

1

Iowa (6)

244

2

2

Penn State (3)

240

1

3

Oklahoma State (1)

230

3

4

Minnesota

223

4

5

Cornell

212

5

6

Michigan

194

7

7

Illinois

168

8

8

Lehigh

165

6

9

Missouri

162

9

10

Ohio State

149

13

11

Pittsburgh

140

17

12

Oklahoma 

136

10

13

Maryland

125

T11

14

American

121

T11

15

Virginia Tech

113

14

16

Rutgers

108

T15

17

Northwestern

90

19

18

Oregon State

86

18

19

Wyoming

67

T15

20

Penn 

49

25

21

Virginia 

45

22

22

Stanford

43

21

23

Iowa State

24

20

T24

Nebraska

22

HM

T24

Central Michigan

22

23

 

Others Receiving Votes: Army, Boston, Binghamton, Boston, Cal Poly, Edinboro, Hofstra, Kent State, Michigan State, Northern Iowa, and Purdue.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.   The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

The three core competencies of the NWCA are:
Coaching Development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.

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Iowa Takes the Lead to Start Week 1

by Tammy Tedesco | Nov 15, 2011

The University of Iowa earns the No. 1 ranking in the first regular season NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Hawkeyes bumped defending NCAA Champion, Penn State who was ranked first in the pre-season poll.

This is the first time the Hawkeyes have held the No. 1 ranking since the end of the 2010 season.

Oklahoma State, Minnesota, and Cornell round out this week’s Top 5.

Joining the Top 10 this week is Ohio State, jumping up from No. 13.

Making movement in the Top 20 were: Pittsburgh at No. 11, Northwestern at No. 17 and Penn at No. 20

Nebraska jumped from honorable mention in the pre-season poll to No. 24.

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 25 points and a number 25 ranking is worth one point. This poll is based on a dual meet ranking.

A new poll will be released every Tuesday from now until the week of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament and can be found at www.nwcaonline.com.    

NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll

 

Rank

School

Total

Prev. Rank

1

Iowa (6)

244

2

2

Penn State (3)

240

1

3

Oklahoma State (1)

230

3

4

Minnesota

223

4

5

Cornell

212

5

6

Michigan

194

7

7

Illinois

168

8

8

Lehigh

165

6

9

Missouri

162

9

10

Ohio State

149

13

11

Pittsburgh

140

17

12

Oklahoma 

136

10

13

Maryland

125

T11

14

American

121

T11

15

Virginia Tech

113

14

16

Rutgers

108

T15

17

Northwestern

90

19

18

Oregon State

86

18

19

Wyoming

67

T15

20

Penn 

49

25

21

Virginia 

45

22

22

Stanford

43

21

23

Iowa State

24

20

T24

Nebraska

22

HM

T24

Central Michigan

22

23

 

Others Receiving Votes: Army, Boston, Binghamton, Boston, Cal Poly, Edinboro, Hofstra, Kent State, Michigan State, Northern Iowa, and Purdue.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.   The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

The three core competencies of the NWCA are:
Coaching Development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.

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