Virginia Tech up five spots after knocking off Missouri to open season

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The only dual between ranked teams last week impacted the most recent NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Virginia Tech (1-0) upended then-No. 9 Missouri 29-10 in Blacksburg to vault the Hokies to No. 11 in this week’s poll. Missouri (0-1) dropped four spots to No. 13. It was the first win in school history for the Hokies over the Tigers.

Minnesota moved up a spot to No. 6 after beating CSU Bakersfield 28-9 in Minneapolis on Friday. Wisconsin slid a spot to No. 7 despite opening its season with three dual meet wins in San Diego. The Badgers (3-0) opened up by defeating Fresno State 31-8 before slipping past Army West Point 16-15 and finishing the day with a win over Navy 24-12.

The only other ranked team in action was then-No. 24 Virginia, which opened up at home with a 50-3 win over Division III Southern Virginia before dispatching with former ACC rival Maryland 34-6. The Cavaliers moved up a spot this week.

Ranked duals this week: No. 17 North Carolina (0-0) at #19 Michigan (0-0); No. 8 Arizona State (0-0) vs. No. 23 Virginia (2-0) at the Northeast Duals; No. 21 Northwestern (0-0) at No. 11 Virginia Tech in the Mat on the Mound outdoor dual in Blacksburg.

NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll
November 5, 2019

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConferencePrevious
1Penn State (12)(0-0)348Big Ten1
2Iowa (1)(0-0)336Big Ten2
3Ohio State (1)(0-0)320Big Ten3
4Oklahoma State(0-0)311Big 124
5Nebraska(0-0)288Big Ten5
6Minnesota(1-0)270Big Ten7
7Wisconsin(3-0)269Big Ten6
8Arizona State(0-0)245Pac-128
9NC State(0-0)235ACC10
11Virginia Tech(1-0)212ACC16
12Iowa State(0-0)202Big 1212
14Northern Iowa(0-0)169Big 1213
17North Carolina(0-0)123ACC17
19Michigan(0-0)91Big Ten19
20Oklahoma(0-0)68Big 1221
21Northwestern(0-0)65Big Ten20
22Lock Haven(0-0)42MAC23
24Wyoming(0-0)34Big 1222
25Old Dominion(0-0)24MAC25

Others Receiving Votes: Campbell (0-0) 22, Army West Point (1-1) 19, Rutgers (3-0) 18, Stanford (0-0) 4, Purdue (0-0) 3, Illinois (0-0) 2, Utah Valley (0-0) 1, Buffalo (0-0) 1.
Dropped Out: None.

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