By Tammy Tedesco
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.
NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll
Others Receiving Votes: American, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, West Virginia.