NDSU Remains No. 23 in First Regular Season USA Today/NWCA Top 25

MANHEIM, Pa.–North Dakota State University wrestling remained at No. 23 in the first regular-season USA Today/NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Top 25 released Tuesday, Nov. 11. Five NDSU opponents are listed in the national rankings.

North Dakota State is scheduled to open the dual season on the road this weekend. The Bison will face No. 10 University of Virginia (3-0) at 6 p.m. Central on Friday, Nov. 14, in Alexandria. The Cavaliers opened up with victories over VMI, George Mason and Division II Anderson University.

NDSU will square off with No. 12 Virginia Tech (1-0) at 5 p.m. Central on Sunday, Nov. 16, in Blacksburg. The Hokies opened up with a 41-9 win over Division II Newberry on Nov. 8. The Bison will also face Gardner-Webb (N.C.) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday

The USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll is a dual meet ranking.

NDSU Bison

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Rank,Team (First),Record,Points,Conference,Previous
1,Iowa (5),0-0,291,Big Ten,1
2,Minnesota (5),0-0,282,Big Ten,2
3,Cornell,0-0,274,EIWA,3
4,Ohio State (1),0-0,266,Big Ten,4
5,Penn State (1),1-0,256,Big Ten,5
6,Missouri,0-0,240,MAC,6
7,Nebraska,1-0,223,Big Ten,7
8,Michigan,0-0,212,Big Ten,9
9,Oklahoma State,0-0,210,Big 12,8
10,Virginia,3-0,174,ACC,11
11,Pittsburgh,3-0,166,ACC,14
12,Virginia Tech,1-0,165,ACC,12
13,Illinois,3-0,155,Big Ten,13
14,Edinboro,0-1,152,EWL,10
15,Lehigh,1-1,134,EIWA,15
16,Iowa State,0-0,126,Big 12,16
17,Northern Iowa,0-0,103,MAC,17
18,Northwestern,1-0,100,Big Ten,19
19,Wisconsin,0-0,97,Big Ten,18
20,Oregon State,0-0,72,Pac-12,20
21,Oklahoma,3-0,50,Big 12,21
22,Old Dominion,0-0,45,MAC,22
23,North Dakota State,0-0,27,WWC,23
24,Ohio,0-0,25,MAC,24
25,Wyoming,0-1,18,WWC,25
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Others receiving votes: Chattanooga 10, Stanford 8, Kent State 7, N.C. State 6, Penn 5, Central Michigan 1