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NWCA Releases First Coaches Poll of 2010-11 Season

Tammy Tedesco

10/26/2010 4:56:31 PM

The first NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for the 2010-11 season has been released. Overall five conferences are represented in the top 10 and seven conference represented in the top 25.

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.

After a second place finish at the 2010 NCAA Tournament Cornell University starts the pre-season ranked number 1, by a unanimous vote. They are the first Ivy League team to hold the number 1 ranking. The Big Red are returning three All-Americans including one National Champion.

Boise State jumps to number 2 after an eleventh place finish at the NCAA Championships last year, while returning two All-Americans and numerous upperclassmen. They are joined by three other Pac-10 Teams in the rankings with Arizona State, Cal Poly and Oregon State.

Oklahoma State is a close third to Boise State in terms of points, while they return three All-Americans. They Big Twelve has each of their schools represented in the top 25 to start the season.

 Minnesota returns three out of four All-Americans from last year as they lead the Big Ten teams in the poll. They are joined in the top 5 by Wisconsin who placed fourth a year ago, marking their best finish in school history as they return three All-Americans to the mat this year.

The University of Iowa remains in the top 10, after being the unanimous number 1 for the entire 2009-10 season.

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

Points

1

Cornell

275

2

Boise State

254

3

Oklahoma State

252

4

Minnesota

244

5

Wisconsin

224

6

Penn State

215

7

Iowa

214

8

Oklahoma 

197

9

Central Michigan

191

10

Illinois

149

11

Missouri

148

12

Ohio State

137

13

Virginia Tech

104

14

Pittsburgh

102

15

Nebraska

95

16

Arizona State

80

17

Lehigh

78

18

Michigan

70

19

Northwestern

65

20

Purdue

63

21

Rutgers

58

22

Oregon State

56

23

Virginia 

54

24

Cal Poly

46

25

Iowa State

45

 

Others Receiving Votes:  American, Binghamton, Edinboro, Hofstra, Indiana, Kent State, Maryland, Old Dominion , and Wyoming.

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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NWCA Releases First Coaches Poll of 2010-11 Season

by Tammy Tedesco | Oct 26, 2010
The first NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for the 2010-11 season has been released. Overall five conferences are represented in the top 10 and seven conference represented in the top 25.

The first NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for the 2010-11 season has been released. Overall five conferences are represented in the top 10 and seven conference represented in the top 25.

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.

After a second place finish at the 2010 NCAA Tournament Cornell University starts the pre-season ranked number 1, by a unanimous vote. They are the first Ivy League team to hold the number 1 ranking. The Big Red are returning three All-Americans including one National Champion.

Boise State jumps to number 2 after an eleventh place finish at the NCAA Championships last year, while returning two All-Americans and numerous upperclassmen. They are joined by three other Pac-10 Teams in the rankings with Arizona State, Cal Poly and Oregon State.

Oklahoma State is a close third to Boise State in terms of points, while they return three All-Americans. They Big Twelve has each of their schools represented in the top 25 to start the season.

 Minnesota returns three out of four All-Americans from last year as they lead the Big Ten teams in the poll. They are joined in the top 5 by Wisconsin who placed fourth a year ago, marking their best finish in school history as they return three All-Americans to the mat this year.

The University of Iowa remains in the top 10, after being the unanimous number 1 for the entire 2009-10 season.

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

Points

1

Cornell

275

2

Boise State

254

3

Oklahoma State

252

4

Minnesota

244

5

Wisconsin

224

6

Penn State

215

7

Iowa

214

8

Oklahoma 

197

9

Central Michigan

191

10

Illinois

149

11

Missouri

148

12

Ohio State

137

13

Virginia Tech

104

14

Pittsburgh

102

15

Nebraska

95

16

Arizona State

80

17

Lehigh

78

18

Michigan

70

19

Northwestern

65

20

Purdue

63

21

Rutgers

58

22

Oregon State

56

23

Virginia 

54

24

Cal Poly

46

25

Iowa State

45

 

Others Receiving Votes:  American, Binghamton, Edinboro, Hofstra, Indiana, Kent State, Maryland, Old Dominion , and Wyoming.

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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