NDSU Wrestling No. 19 In Latest NWCA Coaches Poll

MANHEIM, Penn. – The North Dakota State wrestling program is ranked in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll for the first time since 2019, as the Bison come in at No. 19 in the first rankings of the season.

The Bison made the biggest early-season statement with its 20-16 upset of then-No. 8 Nebraska last Friday in Lincoln, the opening night of the season.

North Dakota State vaulted into the Top 25 for the first time since January 9, 2019, when they were ranked No. 23.

The Bison will not be in dual competition this week but are set to host the annual Bison Open on Saturday at the Scheels Center. The first matches are slated for a 9 a.m. start.

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConf.Previous
1Penn State (12)(0-0)348Big Ten1
2Iowa (2)(0-0)337Big Ten2
3Missouri(1-0)310Big 124
4Ohio State(0-0)290Big Ten6
5Michigan(0-0)289Big Ten5
6Arizona State(0-0)285Pac-123
8NC State(1-0)247ACC9
9Iowa State(3-0)236Big 1214
10Virginia Tech(0-0)222ACC11
11Oklahoma State(0-0)221Big 1210
12Minnesota(0-0)186Big Ten13
13Wisconsin(2-1)171Big Ten12
15Northwestern(0-0)149Big Ten15
16North Carolina(0-0)118ACC16
17Nebraska(0-1)117Big Ten8
19North Dakota State(1-0)96Big 12NR
21Rutgers(0-0)77Big Ten22
22Northern Iowa(0-0)63Big 1220
24Oregon State(0-1)44Pac-1219
25Cal Poly(1-0)23Pac-1224

Others receiving votes: South Dakota State 16, Purdue 15, Stanford 14, West Virginia 7, Appalachian State 6, Central Michigan 5, Wyoming 5, Campbell 4, Michigan State 4, Illinois 3.

Dropped out: No. 25 South Dakota State (0-0).

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