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After 3-0 weekend, Rider moves into USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll Top 25

Jason Bryant

11/12/2013 3:38:19 PM

After a 3-0 weekend at the Hokie Duals in Blacksburg, Va., Rider University debuted at No. 25 in the first USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll of the regular season.

The Broncs, led by coach Gary Taylor, defeated Kent State 18-14, Old Dominion 20-12 and Chattanooga 19-17 to start the year. The Broncs won’t have to wait long to put their ranking on the line as they host No. 1 Penn State on Nov. 16. Penn State captured nine of 10 possible first-place votes to remain the nation’s top-ranked team. The Nittany Lions competed this past weekend at the Bearcat Open in Binghampton, N.Y., and won six individual championships.

Second-ranked Minnesota won eight titles at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D., while fifth-ranked Oklahoma won the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational in Brockport, N.Y.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma State and fifth-ranked Iowa were idle.

The rest of the Top 10 remained unchanged from the Preseason Top 25, as Cornell, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Edinboro and Ohio State rounded out the Top 10. Edinboro and Ohio State come in tied for ninth this week as both teams earned 308 points.

Virginia Tech is off to a 4-0 start after weekend wins over Hofstra, Kent State, Chattanooga and VMI.

Lehigh fell out of the Top 25 after its 18-17 criteria loss to visiting Bucknell over the weekend. Virginia fell two spots to No. 16 after losing to then-No. 20 Wisconsin. The Badgers were upended by North Carolina and Old Dominion at the Hokie Duals and slid three spots to No. 23 this week.

Rank

Team (First)

Points

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (9)

399

0-0

1

2

Minnesota (1)

391

0-0

2

3

Oklahoma State

380

0-0

3

4

Iowa

370

0-0

4

5

Oklahoma

360

2-0

5

6

Cornell

346

0-0

6

7

Illinois

341

0-0

7

8

Virginia Tech

325

4-0

8

9 (tie)

Edinboro

308

0-0

9

9 (tie)

Ohio State

308

0-0

10

11

Missouri

292

1-0

13

12

Oregon State

291

0-0

11

13

Nebraska

290

0-0

12

14

Pittsburgh 

274

0-0

15

15

Bloomsburg

252

0-0

17

16

Virginia

239

5-1

14

17

Iowa State

236

2-0

16

18

Northern Iowa

226

0-0

18

19

Northwestern

219

4-0

21

20

Michigan

197

0-0

19

21

Purdue

192

0-0

23

22

Maryland

165

3-0

25

23

Wisconsin

138

3-2

20

24

Central Michigan

119

0-0

24

25

Rider

88

3-0

NR

Dropped Out: Lehigh

Others Receiving Votes: Ohio 75, Old Dominion 67, Wyoming 22, Lock Haven 19, Stanford 19, Boise State 18, Navy 18, Lehigh 16

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After 3-0 weekend, Rider moves into USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll Top 25

by Jason Bryant | Nov 12, 2013

After a 3-0 weekend at the Hokie Duals in Blacksburg, Va., Rider University debuted at No. 25 in the first USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll of the regular season.

The Broncs, led by coach Gary Taylor, defeated Kent State 18-14, Old Dominion 20-12 and Chattanooga 19-17 to start the year. The Broncs won’t have to wait long to put their ranking on the line as they host No. 1 Penn State on Nov. 16. Penn State captured nine of 10 possible first-place votes to remain the nation’s top-ranked team. The Nittany Lions competed this past weekend at the Bearcat Open in Binghampton, N.Y., and won six individual championships.

Second-ranked Minnesota won eight titles at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D., while fifth-ranked Oklahoma won the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Invitational in Brockport, N.Y.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma State and fifth-ranked Iowa were idle.

The rest of the Top 10 remained unchanged from the Preseason Top 25, as Cornell, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Edinboro and Ohio State rounded out the Top 10. Edinboro and Ohio State come in tied for ninth this week as both teams earned 308 points.

Virginia Tech is off to a 4-0 start after weekend wins over Hofstra, Kent State, Chattanooga and VMI.

Lehigh fell out of the Top 25 after its 18-17 criteria loss to visiting Bucknell over the weekend. Virginia fell two spots to No. 16 after losing to then-No. 20 Wisconsin. The Badgers were upended by North Carolina and Old Dominion at the Hokie Duals and slid three spots to No. 23 this week.

Rank

Team (First)

Points

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (9)

399

0-0

1

2

Minnesota (1)

391

0-0

2

3

Oklahoma State

380

0-0

3

4

Iowa

370

0-0

4

5

Oklahoma

360

2-0

5

6

Cornell

346

0-0

6

7

Illinois

341

0-0

7

8

Virginia Tech

325

4-0

8

9 (tie)

Edinboro

308

0-0

9

9 (tie)

Ohio State

308

0-0

10

11

Missouri

292

1-0

13

12

Oregon State

291

0-0

11

13

Nebraska

290

0-0

12

14

Pittsburgh 

274

0-0

15

15

Bloomsburg

252

0-0

17

16

Virginia

239

5-1

14

17

Iowa State

236

2-0

16

18

Northern Iowa

226

0-0

18

19

Northwestern

219

4-0

21

20

Michigan

197

0-0

19

21

Purdue

192

0-0

23

22

Maryland

165

3-0

25

23

Wisconsin

138

3-2

20

24

Central Michigan

119

0-0

24

25

Rider

88

3-0

NR

Dropped Out: Lehigh

Others Receiving Votes: Ohio 75, Old Dominion 67, Wyoming 22, Lock Haven 19, Stanford 19, Boise State 18, Navy 18, Lehigh 16

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