National Duals Champion Minnesota is the new No. 1

 

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to the top of the NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll following their team championship at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

 

The Gophers avenged two earlier season losses last weekend by defeating No. 4 Iowa and former No. 1 Oklahoma State, on their way to the Mat Mayhem Title. 

 

Oklahoma State had previously held the No. 1 spot for six straight weeks this season.

 

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 are: Minnesota, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Illinois, Cornell, Ohio State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Missouri.

 

Purdue joins the Top 25 this week.

 

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.

 

This poll is based on a dual meet ranking.

 

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

Minnesota

249

3

14-3

2

Penn State

236

2

13-1

3

Oklahoma State

232

1

17-2

4

Iowa  

221

4

14-4

5

Illinois

208

5

16-4

6

Cornell

197

T6

11-1

7

Ohio State

194

T6

13-4

8

Nebraska

176

8

15-4

9

Pittsburgh

160

9

14-2

10

Missouri

157

10

13-4

11

Wyoming

150

11

10-3

12

Oklahoma 

143

12

13-5

13

Kent State

128

13

14-5

14

Michigan

125

14

6-6

15

Lehigh

112

15

12-5

16

Oregon State

99

16

10-3

17

Maryland

91

17

15-1

18

Northwestern

77

18

11-4

19

Binghamton

71

19

15-4

20

Virginia 

70

21

11-1

T21

Edinboro

35

20

9-4

T21

Virginia Tech

35

22

8-6

23

Hofstra

32

24

12-3

24

Old Dominion

14

23

13-10

25

Purdue

12

NR

10-10

 

Others Receiving Votes: American, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, West Virginia.