Oklahoma State moves up after a pair of Top 10 wins

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

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConf.Previous
1Penn State (14)(13-0)350Big Ten1
2Iowa(13-1)335Big Ten2
3Iowa State(14-2)318Big 123
4Ohio State(12-2)307Big Ten4
6NC State(12-1)271ACC7
7Oklahoma State(11-2)255Big 1211
8Virginia Tech(8-3)241ACC9
9Michigan(9-3)239Big Ten6
10Nebraska(9-3)237Big Ten10
11Missouri(7-3)224Big 128
12Minnesota(11-3)188Big Ten12
13Northwestern(5-3)173Big Ten13
14Northern Iowa(7-3)165Big 1214
15North Dakota State(10-2)142Big 1216
16South Dakota State(11-2)126Big 1217
18Wisconsin(7-7)122Big Ten15
19Arizona State(6-4)103Pac-1219
20 (tie)Appalachian State(9-2)70SoCon20
20 (tie)Illinois(6-6)70Big Ten21
22Indiana(7-3)47Big Ten22
23Rutgers(10-5)44Big Ten23
24 (tie)Michigan State(8-6)27Big Ten24
24 (tie)Penn(6-5)27EIWA25

Dropped Out: None.

Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 16, Northern Colorado 15, Cal Poly 9, Lehigh 5, Stanford 5, Air Force 2.

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