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National Duals Champion Minnesota is the new No. 1

Tammy Tedesco

2/21/2012 10:18:13 PM

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to the top of the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll following their team championship at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

 

The Gophers avenged two earlier season losses last weekend by defeating No. 4 Iowa and former No. 1 Oklahoma State, on their way to the Mat Mayhem Title.  

 

Oklahoma State had previously held the No. 1 spot for six straight weeks this season.

 

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 are: Minnesota, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Illinois, Cornell, Ohio State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Missouri.

 

Purdue joins the Top 25 this week.

 

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 Minnesota (9) 249 3 14-3
2 Penn State (1) 236 2 13-1
3 Oklahoma State 232 1 16-1
4 Iowa   221 4 14-4
5 Illinois 208 5 16-4
6 Cornell 197 T6 11-1
7 Ohio State 194 T6 13-4
8 Nebraska 176 8 15-4
9 Pittsburgh 160 9 14-2
10 Missouri 157 10 13-4
11 Wyoming 150 11 10-3
12 Oklahoma  143 12 13-5
13 Kent State 128 13 14-5
14 Michigan 125 14 6-6
15 Lehigh 112 15 12-5
16 Oregon State 99 16 10-3
17 Maryland 91 17 15-1
18 Northwestern 77 18 11-4
19 Binghamton 71 19 15-4
20 Virginia  70 21 11-1
T21 Edinboro 35 20 9-4
T21 Virginia Tech 35 22 8-6
23 Hofstra 32 24 12-3
24 Old Dominion 14 23 13-10
25 Purdue 12 NR 10-10

 

Others Receiving Votes: American, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, West Virginia.

 

 

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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National Duals Champion Minnesota is the new No. 1

by Tammy Tedesco | Feb 21, 2012
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to the top of the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll following their team championship at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to the top of the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll following their team championship at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

 

The Gophers avenged two earlier season losses last weekend by defeating No. 4 Iowa and former No. 1 Oklahoma State, on their way to the Mat Mayhem Title.  

 

Oklahoma State had previously held the No. 1 spot for six straight weeks this season.

 

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 are: Minnesota, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Illinois, Cornell, Ohio State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Missouri.

 

Purdue joins the Top 25 this week.

 

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 Minnesota (9) 249 3 14-3
2 Penn State (1) 236 2 13-1
3 Oklahoma State 232 1 16-1
4 Iowa   221 4 14-4
5 Illinois 208 5 16-4
6 Cornell 197 T6 11-1
7 Ohio State 194 T6 13-4
8 Nebraska 176 8 15-4
9 Pittsburgh 160 9 14-2
10 Missouri 157 10 13-4
11 Wyoming 150 11 10-3
12 Oklahoma  143 12 13-5
13 Kent State 128 13 14-5
14 Michigan 125 14 6-6
15 Lehigh 112 15 12-5
16 Oregon State 99 16 10-3
17 Maryland 91 17 15-1
18 Northwestern 77 18 11-4
19 Binghamton 71 19 15-4
20 Virginia  70 21 11-1
T21 Edinboro 35 20 9-4
T21 Virginia Tech 35 22 8-6
23 Hofstra 32 24 12-3
24 Old Dominion 14 23 13-10
25 Purdue 12 NR 10-10

 

Others Receiving Votes: American, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, West Virginia.

 

 

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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