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NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll: Week 9

Tammy Tedesco

1/11/2011 11:53:46 PM

The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for January 11, 2011, has been released.

Cornell University remains the unanimous No. 1 team. Rounding out the Top 5 are Penn State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Minnesota.

Wisconsin moves up one spot after a third place finish at the National Duals, while Virginia Tech jumps from No. 12 to No. 4 after placing second.

Oklahoma State dropped to No. 6 after two losses at the National Duals this weekend to Virginia Tech and Missouri who moves to No. 7.

The Top 20 saw some movement this week with: Michigan, Iowa State, Kent State, Rutgers, and American moving up.

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.

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

Cornell

275

1

5-0

2

Penn State

264

T2

11-0

3

Wisconsin

247

4

8-1

4

Virginia Tech

245

12

9-3

5

Minnesota

228

5

7-3

6

Oklahoma State

217

T2

7-2

7

Missouri

204

13

12-4

8

Boise State

196

6

5-2-1

9

Oklahoma 

187

8

6-1

10

Iowa

185

7

8-0

11

Michigan

153

15

4-2

12

Lehigh

147

9

9-4

13

Iowa State

124

14

6-4

14

Oregon State

118

11

6-2-3

15

Illinois

110

10

2-1

16

Nebraska

102

16

6-2

17

Kent State

98

23

7-5

18

Rutgers

91

19

12-1

19

American

84

22

7-3

20

Central Michigan

70

17

3-6

21

Purdue

65

18

2-3-1

22

Northwestern

60

21

13-0

23

Pittsburgh

50

20

7-5

24

Wyoming

22

NR

4-2

25

Hofstra

11

NR

4-2-1

 

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona, Buffalo, Ohio State, Virginia, and 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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NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll: Week 9

by Tammy Tedesco | Jan 11, 2011
Cornell University remains the unanimous No. 1 team. Rounding out the Top 5 are Penn State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Minnesota.

The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for January 11, 2011, has been released.

Cornell University remains the unanimous No. 1 team. Rounding out the Top 5 are Penn State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Minnesota.

Wisconsin moves up one spot after a third place finish at the National Duals, while Virginia Tech jumps from No. 12 to No. 4 after placing second.

Oklahoma State dropped to No. 6 after two losses at the National Duals this weekend to Virginia Tech and Missouri who moves to No. 7.

The Top 20 saw some movement this week with: Michigan, Iowa State, Kent State, Rutgers, and American moving up.

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.

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

Cornell

275

1

5-0

2

Penn State

264

T2

11-0

3

Wisconsin

247

4

8-1

4

Virginia Tech

245

12

9-3

5

Minnesota

228

5

7-3

6

Oklahoma State

217

T2

7-2

7

Missouri

204

13

12-4

8

Boise State

196

6

5-2-1

9

Oklahoma 

187

8

6-1

10

Iowa

185

7

8-0

11

Michigan

153

15

4-2

12

Lehigh

147

9

9-4

13

Iowa State

124

14

6-4

14

Oregon State

118

11

6-2-3

15

Illinois

110

10

2-1

16

Nebraska

102

16

6-2

17

Kent State

98

23

7-5

18

Rutgers

91

19

12-1

19

American

84

22

7-3

20

Central Michigan

70

17

3-6

21

Purdue

65

18

2-3-1

22

Northwestern

60

21

13-0

23

Pittsburgh

50

20

7-5

24

Wyoming

22

NR

4-2

25

Hofstra

11

NR

4-2-1

 

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona, Buffalo, Ohio State, Virginia, and 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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