Manheim, Pennsylvania — The top six teams remained the same after the first two weeks of NCAA Division I wrestling competition in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.
Penn State (2-0) again received all 16 first-place votes to remain the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, while second-ranked Ohio State (1-0) maintained its position after a solid 31-12 victory over then-No. 11 Arizona State (0-2) over the weekend.
Third-ranked Oklahoma State (1-0) opened with a 25-9 win over then-No. 22 North Carolina, while fourth-ranked Michigan also beat Arizona State 21-18. Missouri (4-0) opened with a 20-17 win over No. 14 Illinois (0-1) in a dual held outdoors at the Mizzou Softball Stadium. Missouri blanked three non-Division I opponents on Sunday at home.
Only minor shifts occurred in this week’s Top 25 with Iowa (0-0) and NC State (3-0) flip-flopping at No. 7 and No. 8, while Rutgers (3-0) jumped over Arizona State to No. 11. Oklahoma (1-2) slid one spot to No. 19, while Purdue (3-0) jumped into the poll at No. 22. The Boilermakers are coming off a strong 31-6 dual victory over then-No. 22 North Carolina at Saturday’s Journeymen/MyHouse Northeast Duals in Clifton Park, New York.
Other ranked duals saw NC State beat Oklahoma 27-13, Virginia Tech over Stanford 22-12 and Rutgers over Oklahoma 22-9.
The USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is comprised of two voting coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Points are 25 for each first-place vote, 24 for second, 23 for third all the way to a 25th-place vote is one point.
Future Poll Dates (Tuesdays unless otherwise noted): November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19, January 3 (Wednesday), January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February, 27.
|1||Penn State (16)||2-0||400||Big Ten||1|
|2||Ohio State||1-0||384||Big Ten||2|
|3||Oklahoma State||1-0||366||Big 12||3|
|13||Northern Iowa||0-0||211||Big 12||13|
|16||South Dakota State||0-0||162||Big 12||16|
Others Receiving Votes: Drexel 9, Kent State 7, North Carolina 7, Chattanooga 3, North Dakota State 3, Appalachian State 2, Lock Haven 2
Dropped Out: No. 22 North Carolina (0-2)