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Penn State voted unanimous No. 1 for first time this season in USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll

12/17/2013 4:46:07 PM

Penn State (6-0) remained No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesdays. Unlike previous weeks, the Nittany Lions garnered all 10 first-place votes to be the unanimous selection. Coach Cael Sanderson’s team is fresh off a 31-6 win over Ohio State on Sunday, a match which saw true freshman Zain Retherford defeat two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber 4-2 in sudden victory at 141 pounds.

The rest of the top six remained the same, as Minnesota (4-0), Iowa (6-0), Oklahoma (5-0), Oklahoma State (3-2) and Cornell (3-0) stayed put.

Iowa defeated Buffalo 46-0 last week. The Hawkeyes were bolstered by the return of All-American heavyweight Bobby Telford. Oklahoma State won two matches during a Western swing. The Cowboys shut out Northern Colorado 48-0 and topped another set of Cowboys, Wyoming, 30-6.

Ohio State dropped two spots to No. 9. There was only slight movement in the bottom portion of the Top 25 as Bloomsburg, Wisconsin, Oregon State and Rider shuffled around.

There will be one final poll for the 2013 calendar year next Tuesday.

Rank

Team (First)

Points

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (10)

400

Big Ten

6-0

1

2

Minnesota

390

Big Ten

4-0

2

3

Iowa

376

Big Ten

6-0

3

4

Oklahoma

372

Big 12

5-0

4

5

Oklahoma State

361

Big 12

3-2

5

6

Cornell

351

EIWA

3-0

6

7

Missouri

333

MAC

2-0

8

8

Nebraska

332

Big Ten

5-0

9

9

Ohio State

315

Big Ten

4-1

7

10

Northern Iowa

306

MAC

3-0

10

11

Illinois

301

Big Ten

6-2

11

12

Pittsburgh 

283

ACC

3-1

12

13

Virginia

276

ACC

8-2

13

14

Virginia Tech

267

ACC

8-1

14

15

Edinboro

263

EWL

1-2

15

16

Northwestern

257

Big Ten

5-1

16

17

Iowa State

240

Big 12

6-1

17

18

Stanford

227

Pac-12

8-2

18

19

Michigan

219

Big Ten

3-2

19

20

Lehigh

210

EIWA

5-3

20

21

Purdue

178

Big Ten

3-1

21

22

Bloomsburg

171

EWL

2-2

25

23

Wisconsin

167

Big Ten

8-3

22

24

Oregon State

165

Pac-12

3-3

23

25

Rider

139

EWL

5-1

24

Dropped out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 53, Kent State 16, Navy 16, Ohio 16

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Penn State voted unanimous No. 1 for first time this season in USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll

by Jason Bryant | Dec 17, 2013

Penn State (6-0) remained No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesdays. Unlike previous weeks, the Nittany Lions garnered all 10 first-place votes to be the unanimous selection. Coach Cael Sanderson’s team is fresh off a 31-6 win over Ohio State on Sunday, a match which saw true freshman Zain Retherford defeat two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber 4-2 in sudden victory at 141 pounds.

The rest of the top six remained the same, as Minnesota (4-0), Iowa (6-0), Oklahoma (5-0), Oklahoma State (3-2) and Cornell (3-0) stayed put.

Iowa defeated Buffalo 46-0 last week. The Hawkeyes were bolstered by the return of All-American heavyweight Bobby Telford. Oklahoma State won two matches during a Western swing. The Cowboys shut out Northern Colorado 48-0 and topped another set of Cowboys, Wyoming, 30-6.

Ohio State dropped two spots to No. 9. There was only slight movement in the bottom portion of the Top 25 as Bloomsburg, Wisconsin, Oregon State and Rider shuffled around.

There will be one final poll for the 2013 calendar year next Tuesday.

Rank

Team (First)

Points

Conference

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (10)

400

Big Ten

6-0

1

2

Minnesota

390

Big Ten

4-0

2

3

Iowa

376

Big Ten

6-0

3

4

Oklahoma

372

Big 12

5-0

4

5

Oklahoma State

361

Big 12

3-2

5

6

Cornell

351

EIWA

3-0

6

7

Missouri

333

MAC

2-0

8

8

Nebraska

332

Big Ten

5-0

9

9

Ohio State

315

Big Ten

4-1

7

10

Northern Iowa

306

MAC

3-0

10

11

Illinois

301

Big Ten

6-2

11

12

Pittsburgh 

283

ACC

3-1

12

13

Virginia

276

ACC

8-2

13

14

Virginia Tech

267

ACC

8-1

14

15

Edinboro

263

EWL

1-2

15

16

Northwestern

257

Big Ten

5-1

16

17

Iowa State

240

Big 12

6-1

17

18

Stanford

227

Pac-12

8-2

18

19

Michigan

219

Big Ten

3-2

19

20

Lehigh

210

EIWA

5-3

20

21

Purdue

178

Big Ten

3-1

21

22

Bloomsburg

171

EWL

2-2

25

23

Wisconsin

167

Big Ten

8-3

22

24

Oregon State

165

Pac-12

3-3

23

25

Rider

139

EWL

5-1

24

Dropped out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 53, Kent State 16, Navy 16, Ohio 16

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