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Iowa Remains No. 1 for Week 5

Tammy Tedesco

12/13/2011 9:36:53 PM

The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll for the fifth week in a row as they received eight No. 1 votes.

Moving into this week’s Top 10 is Oklahoma, with their only loss coming to No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Nebraska showed the most improvement this week as former No. 21 takes the No. 16 spot, after beating No. 20 Wyoming 19-15.

Hofstra moves to No. 25 this week after receiving votes in the past weeks.

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)

248

1

6-0

2

Oklahoma State   (2)

242

2

3-0

3

Minnesota

224

3

4-2

4

Cornell

219

4

1-0

5

Penn State

212

5

3-1

6

Ohio State

202

6

6-0

7

Illinois

188

7

6-1

8

Michigan

173

8

2-1

9

Pittsburgh

158

9

3-1

10

Oklahoma 

153

11

3-1

11

Lehigh

148

10

5-3

12

Missouri

142

12

4-1

13

Maryland

131

13

8-0

T14

Virginia Tech

106

15

3-1

T14

Oregon State

106

16

4-1

16

Nebraska

92

21

5-0

17

Rutgers

89

17

5-1

18

Northwestern

83

19

3-0

19

Central Michigan

77

18

7-2

20

Wyoming

74

14

0-1

21

Kent State

49

20

2-4

22

Virginia 

47

T22

2-1

23

Binghamton

32

T22

7-0

24

Edinboro

16

25

0-1

25

Hofstra

14

RV

2-0

 

Others Receiving Votes: American, Arizona State, Boston, Cal Poly, Penn, 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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Iowa Remains No. 1 for Week 5

by Tammy Tedesco | Dec 13, 2011
The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll for the fifth week in a row as they received eight No. 1 votes.

The University of Iowa remains at the No. 1 spot in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll for the fifth week in a row as they received eight No. 1 votes.

Moving into this week’s Top 10 is Oklahoma, with their only loss coming to No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Nebraska showed the most improvement this week as former No. 21 takes the No. 16 spot, after beating No. 20 Wyoming 19-15.

Hofstra moves to No. 25 this week after receiving votes in the past weeks.

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)

248

1

6-0

2

Oklahoma State   (2)

242

2

3-0

3

Minnesota

224

3

4-2

4

Cornell

219

4

1-0

5

Penn State

212

5

3-1

6

Ohio State

202

6

6-0

7

Illinois

188

7

6-1

8

Michigan

173

8

2-1

9

Pittsburgh

158

9

3-1

10

Oklahoma 

153

11

3-1

11

Lehigh

148

10

5-3

12

Missouri

142

12

4-1

13

Maryland

131

13

8-0

T14

Virginia Tech

106

15

3-1

T14

Oregon State

106

16

4-1

16

Nebraska

92

21

5-0

17

Rutgers

89

17

5-1

18

Northwestern

83

19

3-0

19

Central Michigan

77

18

7-2

20

Wyoming

74

14

0-1

21

Kent State

49

20

2-4

22

Virginia 

47

T22

2-1

23

Binghamton

32

T22

7-0

24

Edinboro

16

25

0-1

25

Hofstra

14

RV

2-0

 

Others Receiving Votes: American, Arizona State, Boston, Cal Poly, Penn, 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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