Iowa to end 2019 calendar year as nation’s No. 1 team

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The 2019 calendar year will come to a close with Iowa holding firm on the No. 1 ranking in the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

With limited duals, there were only two minor changes from last week’s poll. Minnesota and Northern Iowa swapped spots, while Stanford entered the Top 25 tied at No. 25 with Rider. The Big Ten leads all conferences with nine of its 14 member schools ranked. The ACC has five of its six teams ranked in the Top 25, while the EIWA has four, followed by the Big 12 and Mid-American Conference, with three each. The Pac-12 has two teams ranked.

The next poll will be released on January 7, 2020.

Methodology: The NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Each first-place vote is worth 25 points, 24 points for a second-place vote, 23 for a third-place vote and so on through to one point for a 25th-place vote. The poll is based on dual meet results.

NWCA Division I Coaches Poll
December 17, 2019

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConf.Previous
1Iowa (14)(4-0)350Big Ten1
2Nebraska(4-0)326Big Ten2
3Penn State(3-1)322Big Ten3
4Arizona State(5-0)306Pac-124
5Virginia Tech(3-0)282ACC5
6NC State(7-0)281ACC6
7Ohio State(3-1)273Big Ten7
8Wisconsin(6-1)254Big Ten8
9Oklahoma State(4-1)245Big 129
11Iowa State(2-1)206Big 1211
13Northwestern(2-1)177Big Ten13
15Minnesota(1-2)137Big Ten16
16Northern Iowa(0-2)135Big 1215
17North Carolina(3-1)134ACC17
20Purdue(6-1)81Big Ten20
21Army West Point(4-1)69EIWA21
22Michigan(1-1)49Big Ten22
24Central Michigan(2-1)21MAC24
25 (tie)Stanford(3-1)16Pac-12NR
25 (tie)Rider(3-1)16MAC25

Others Receiving Votes
: Wyoming 15, Campbell 14, Rutgers 14, Illinois 9, Old Dominion 4, Lock Haven 1
Dropped Out: None

2019-20 Coaches Poll Release Dates
                                      Poll #11 1/28/20
Poll #7 12/17/19         Poll #12 2/4/20
Poll #8 1/7/20             Poll #13 2/11/20
Poll #9 1/14/20           Poll #14 2/18/20
Poll #10 1/21/20         Poll #15 2/25/20

Mid-Major Poll Release Dates
MM Poll #1 1/22/20   MM Poll #2 2/12/20   MM Poll #3 2/26/20

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