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Pitt Debuts in the Top 10 - First time since 1963

Tammy Tedesco

11/23/2011 8:44:37 PM

The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll as the second week of the season comes to a close

There was some movement in the Top 5 this week as teams faced off against one another. Penn State (former No. 2) moves down to No. 5 after losing to No. 4 Minnesota 23-14, while former No. 5 Cornell moves to No. 3 after beating Minnesota 21-16 over the weekend.

Rounding out the Top 5 are: Iowa, Oklahoma State, Cornell, Minnesota and Penn State.

Joining the Top 10 this week for the first time since 1963 is Pittsburgh who recorded wins over No. 10 Lehigh and No. 7 Michigan this week.

Making movement in the Top 20 were No 12. Maryland and No. 17 Oregon State.

Moving back into the poll for this week is Kent State at No. 23.

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

Record

1

Iowa (8)

245

1

0-0

2

Oklahoma State (2)

235

3

0-0

3

Cornell

232

5

1-0

4

Minnesota

224

4

1-1

5

Penn State

214

2

1-1

6

Illinois

183

7

5-0

7

Michigan

175

6

1-1

8

Ohio State

173

10

4-0

9

Pittsburgh

171

11

3-0

10

Lehigh

162

8

1-2

11

Oklahoma 

154

12

2-0

12

Maryland

132

13

3-0

13

Missouri

125

9

1-1

14

American

110

14

0-0

15

Virginia Tech

95

15

1-1

16

Rutgers

94

16

0-0

17

Oregon State

89

18

2-0

18

Northwestern

86

17

1-0

19

Wyoming

71

19

0-0

20

Penn 

47

20

0-0

21

Central Michigan

44

T24

0-0

22

Virginia 

41

21

2-0

23

Kent State

34

0

2-2

24

Nebraska

33

T24

4-0

25

Stanford

14

22

4-3

 

Others Receiving Votes: Binghamton, Boston, Cal Poly, Edinboro, Hofstra, Indiana, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, Purdue, and Old Dominion

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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Pitt Debuts in the Top 10 - First time since 1963

by Tammy Tedesco | Nov 23, 2011
The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll as the second week of the season comes to a close

The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll as the second week of the season comes to a close

There was some movement in the Top 5 this week as teams faced off against one another. Penn State (former No. 2) moves down to No. 5 after losing to No. 4 Minnesota 23-14, while former No. 5 Cornell moves to No. 3 after beating Minnesota 21-16 over the weekend.

Rounding out the Top 5 are: Iowa, Oklahoma State, Cornell, Minnesota and Penn State.

Joining the Top 10 this week for the first time since 1963 is Pittsburgh who recorded wins over No. 10 Lehigh and No. 7 Michigan this week.

Making movement in the Top 20 were No 12. Maryland and No. 17 Oregon State.

Moving back into the poll for this week is Kent State at No. 23.

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

Record

1

Iowa (8)

245

1

0-0

2

Oklahoma State (2)

235

3

0-0

3

Cornell

232

5

1-0

4

Minnesota

224

4

1-1

5

Penn State

214

2

1-1

6

Illinois

183

7

5-0

7

Michigan

175

6

1-1

8

Ohio State

173

10

4-0

9

Pittsburgh

171

11

3-0

10

Lehigh

162

8

1-2

11

Oklahoma 

154

12

2-0

12

Maryland

132

13

3-0

13

Missouri

125

9

1-1

14

American

110

14

0-0

15

Virginia Tech

95

15

1-1

16

Rutgers

94

16

0-0

17

Oregon State

89

18

2-0

18

Northwestern

86

17

1-0

19

Wyoming

71

19

0-0

20

Penn 

47

20

0-0

21

Central Michigan

44

T24

0-0

22

Virginia 

41

21

2-0

23

Kent State

34

0

2-2

24

Nebraska

33

T24

4-0

25

Stanford

14

22

4-3

 

Others Receiving Votes: Binghamton, Boston, Cal Poly, Edinboro, Hofstra, Indiana, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, Purdue, and Old Dominion

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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