NDSU Climbs to No. 15, Highest NWCA Ranking in Div. 1 Era

MANHEIM, Penn. – The North Dakota State wrestling program climbed three spots this week in the latest NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll, reaching its highest ranking in the Division I era at No. 15.

The previous high for the Bison was No. 18 last week, which was one spot up from No. 19 after week one. Previously, the Bison had never surpassed No. 19 in the NWCA Coaches Poll.

The Bison jumped up three more spots after an 18-13 victory over Binghamton last week. The Bison are 2-0 on the season after opening the year with a win at then No. 8 Nebraska, 20-16.

North Dakota State is slated to return to action on Friday, December 9, as the Bison welcome in No. 13 Minnesota to the Scheels Center.

NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll
November 22, 2022

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConf.Previous
1Penn State (12)(1-0)348Big Ten1
2Iowa (2)(4-0)335Big Ten2
3Ohio State(3-0)317Big Ten4
4Arizona State(2-0)303Pac-125
5Michigan(3-0)281Big Ten6
6Missouri(1-1)272Big 123
7Iowa State(5-0)271Big 128
8NC State(5-0)255ACC9
9Oklahoma State(3-0)243Big 1210
10Virginia Tech(0-1)220ACC11
11Wisconsin(3-1)200Big Ten14
12Cornell(0-1)198EIWA7
13Minnesota(1-0)185Big Ten12
14Northwestern(1-0)150Big Ten15
15North Dakota State(2-0)116Big 1218
16Nebraska(1-2)100Big Ten19
17Pittsburgh(2-1)97ACC17
18Lehigh(3-2)96EIWA13
19Rutgers(3-1)92Big Ten21
20North Carolina(1-2)91ACC16
21Penn(0-0)80EIWA20
22Northern Iowa(0-0)66Big 1222
23Cal Poly(1-0)42Pac-1224
24Maryland(4-0)36Big TenNR
25South Dakota State(1-0)33Big 12NR

Dropped Out: No. 23 Princeton (0-1), No. 25 Oregon State (2-1).

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State 32, Oklahoma 17, Princeton 14, West Virginia 13, Michigan State 11, Appalachian State 10, Stanford 8, Campbell

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