Vikings up to 13th in national rankings; three individuals ranked

EDMOND, Okla. – Augustana moved up one more spot and is ranked 13th in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Top 20 poll. The Vikings received 45 points in this edition of the rankings and are one of four schools from the NSIC ranked in the top 20.

Nebraska-Kearney maintained its top ranking for the third straight poll of the 2012-13 season. Newberry (S.C.) was just one point shy of Kearney in the poll and is ranked second, followed by Central Oklahoma, St. Cloud State and Upper Iowa.

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Division II Coaches Association Team & Individual Rankings – January 3

EDMOND (Jan. 3) — Nebraska-Kearney maintained its perch atop the NCAA Division II wrestling rankings by the slimmest of margins Thursday, edging Newberry (S.C.) by one point in the new Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

The defending champion Lopers earned four first-place votes and finished with 150 points in balloting of head coaches from around the country to stay No. 1, with the Wolves picking up three first-vote votes and 149 points for second.

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No. 3 Minnesota Finishes Southern Scuffle in Fourth Place

Penn State takes tournament title with 178.5 team points

Wrapping up the final day at the 2012 Southern Scuffle, the No. 3 Golden Gopher wrestling team finished in fourth place with 139.5 total team points. For the second year in a row, Penn State captured the Scuffle title in Chattanooga, Tenn., gathering 178.5 points on the day. The next closest team was Oklahoma State who tallied 158.0 points. Missouri finished just head of the Gophers with 147.5 points.

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SDSU’s Walraven places eighth at the Southern Scuffle

South Dakota State’s Dustin Walraven continued his trek through the 149-pound weight class at the Southern Scuffle with another win. Walraven won 2-1 in tie breaker – 1 versus Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State). After riding out the second overtime period, Walraven scored an escape to advance to the consolation quarterfinals.

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After Day One, Gophers Sit Second at Southern Scuffle

Seven wrestlers still alive for championship titles

In its first action of the new year, the No. 3 Minnesota Wrestling team currently sits in second place after the first day of competition at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. The team finished the day with 94.0 team points, trailing only Penn State who finished with 102.0 points on the day.

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