NCAA Top 20 Teams: How Did They Start And Finish?

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As the season progresses, there is always a ton of movement in the rankings, and this year was no different. While the top team in the land has once again proven to be Penn State, let's take a look back at the numbers to see where teams started in the preseason compared to how they finished at the NCAA tournament.

Each team's number refers to its tournament ranking, not its dual meet ranking. These are the top 20 teams and what their season looked like through the rankings.

Team
Start
Pre-Tournament
Finish
Penn State 6 1 1
Ohio State 2 3 2
Oklahoma State 1 2 3
Iowa 3 4 4
Missouri 5 5 5
Virginia Tech 4 6 6
Minnesota 11 10 7
Cornell 7 8 8
Nebraska 9 7 9
Michigan 8 9 10
Illinois 10 11 11
Lehigh 15 14 12
Wisconsin 13 13 13
Arizona State UR 12 14
Virginia UR UR 15
SDSU UR 15 16
NC State 14 17 17
Northern Iowa 19 18 18
Rutgers 20 UR 19
Edinboro UR 16 20

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