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Penn State still No. 1, Virginia Tech, Oregon State move back into Top 10

by Coyte Cooper | Jan 15, 2013

Manheim, PA - Following yet another shutout in Big Ten competition, Penn State again received all 10 first-place votes in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll to remain the top team in the country. 

The Virginia Duals caused some movement as Virginia Tech moved into the No. 9 position after beating in-state rival Virginia 21-9 in the finals of the National College Division. It was the second time this season the Hokies beat the Cavaliers.

As a result of Virginia's win over Central Michigan, the Cavaliers moved into the No. 11 spot, while Central Michigan slid from No. 9 to No. 12 this week.

Illinois broke into the top five for the first time this season, in part due to the Fighting Illini's win over Purdue and an Ohio State loss to Minnesota. After starting the season slowly, Boise State re-entered the Top 25 after taking fifth at the Virginia Duals, avenging an early-season loss to North Dakota State in the process. 

Bloomsburg continued to move up after the Huskies topped Pittsburgh 19-18 over the weekend. Bloomsburg is currently ranked 20th, while Pittsburgh fell from No. 12 to No. 17. 

Old Dominion dropped out of the Top 25 this week after losses to Edinboro, Kent State and North Dakota State. Penn fell four spots after falling to Iowa State at home. 

Rank Team (First) Points Record Previous
1 Penn State (10) 400 5-0 1
2 Oklahoma State  390 8-0 2
3 Minnesota  379 10-1 3
4 Iowa  370 12-1 4
5 Illinois 355 5-0 6
6 Ohio State  349 7-2 5
7 Missouri  346 6-0 7
8 Cornell  327 5-2 8
9 Virginia Tech  322 9-2 10
10 Oregon State  304 4-3 13
11 Virginia 293 9-2 19
12 Central Michigan 285 8-3 9
13 Oklahoma  278 6-3 14
14 Nebraska  268 7-3 17
15 Wyoming  258 6-3 15
16 Edinboro  247 6-3 16
17 Pittsburgh   242 6-3 12
18 Michigan  236 6-3 11
19 Wisconsin 214 5-2 22
20 Bloomsburg 210 10-2 24
21 Northwestern  208 4-4 18
22 Purdue  192 10-4 21
23 Maryland  168 8-4 23
24 Penn 88 4-2 20
25 Boise State  69 5-5 NR
Dropped Out: Old Dominion
Also receiving votes: Iowa State 53, Lehigh 53, Kent State 48, North Dakota State 48

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Penn State still No. 1, Virginia Tech, Oregon State move back into Top 10

by Coyte Cooper | Jan 15, 2013

Manheim, PA - Following yet another shutout in Big Ten competition, Penn State again received all 10 first-place votes in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll to remain the top team in the country. 

The Virginia Duals caused some movement as Virginia Tech moved into the No. 9 position after beating in-state rival Virginia 21-9 in the finals of the National College Division. It was the second time this season the Hokies beat the Cavaliers.

As a result of Virginia's win over Central Michigan, the Cavaliers moved into the No. 11 spot, while Central Michigan slid from No. 9 to No. 12 this week.

Illinois broke into the top five for the first time this season, in part due to the Fighting Illini's win over Purdue and an Ohio State loss to Minnesota. After starting the season slowly, Boise State re-entered the Top 25 after taking fifth at the Virginia Duals, avenging an early-season loss to North Dakota State in the process. 

Bloomsburg continued to move up after the Huskies topped Pittsburgh 19-18 over the weekend. Bloomsburg is currently ranked 20th, while Pittsburgh fell from No. 12 to No. 17. 

Old Dominion dropped out of the Top 25 this week after losses to Edinboro, Kent State and North Dakota State. Penn fell four spots after falling to Iowa State at home. 

Rank Team (First) Points Record Previous
1 Penn State (10) 400 5-0 1
2 Oklahoma State  390 8-0 2
3 Minnesota  379 10-1 3
4 Iowa  370 12-1 4
5 Illinois 355 5-0 6
6 Ohio State  349 7-2 5
7 Missouri  346 6-0 7
8 Cornell  327 5-2 8
9 Virginia Tech  322 9-2 10
10 Oregon State  304 4-3 13
11 Virginia 293 9-2 19
12 Central Michigan 285 8-3 9
13 Oklahoma  278 6-3 14
14 Nebraska  268 7-3 17
15 Wyoming  258 6-3 15
16 Edinboro  247 6-3 16
17 Pittsburgh   242 6-3 12
18 Michigan  236 6-3 11
19 Wisconsin 214 5-2 22
20 Bloomsburg 210 10-2 24
21 Northwestern  208 4-4 18
22 Purdue  192 10-4 21
23 Maryland  168 8-4 23
24 Penn 88 4-2 20
25 Boise State  69 5-5 NR
Dropped Out: Old Dominion
Also receiving votes: Iowa State 53, Lehigh 53, Kent State 48, North Dakota State 48

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