Manheim, Pennsylvania – Oklahoma State picked off a pair of top-10 opponents last week, moving the Cowboys back into the nation’s Top 10 as the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State (11-2) beat then-No. 6 Michigan 24-15 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas at the second Bout at the Ballpark and then beat then-No. 8 Missouri on criteria in front of over 5,000 fans at historic Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
The top five teams remained steady as Penn State remained unbeaten after wins over No. 4 Ohio State and then-No. 22 Indiana. No. 2 Iowa beat No. 12 Minnesota 18-13, while Iowa State got past West Virginia 20-13 and pesky Pittsburgh 16-15. Cornell locked up another Ivy League title with a pair of wins on the weekend. The Big Red beat Penn and Princeton.
Methodology: The NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Each first-place vote is worth 25 points, 24 points for a second-place vote, 23 for a third-place vote, and so on through to one point for a 25th-place vote. The poll is based on dual meet results.
NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll
February 7, 2023
|1||Penn State (14)||(13-0)||350||Big Ten||1|
|3||Iowa State||(14-2)||318||Big 12||3|
|4||Ohio State||(12-2)||307||Big Ten||4|
|7||Oklahoma State||(11-2)||255||Big 12||11|
|14||Northern Iowa||(7-3)||165||Big 12||14|
|15||North Dakota State||(10-2)||142||Big 12||16|
|16||South Dakota State||(11-2)||126||Big 12||17|
|20 (tie)||Appalachian State||(9-2)||70||SoCon||20|
|20 (tie)||Illinois||(6-6)||70||Big Ten||21|
|24 (tie)||Michigan State||(8-6)||27||Big Ten||24|
Dropped Out: None.
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 16, Northern Colorado 15, Cal Poly 9, Lehigh 5, Stanford 5, Air Force 2.