Manheim, Pennsylvania – Penn State finished the regular season ranked in the same place where it started, atop the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll. The final poll of the 2022-23 regular season was announced on Wednesday.
The Nittany Lions were the nation’s lone unbeaten team this season, finishing 16-0 after they closed out their schedule with a 40-6 win over visiting Clarion. Iowa stood firm at No. 2. The Hawkeyes finished 15-1 this season and closed out with a solid 28-7 win over then-No. 6 Oklahoma State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena over the weekend.
Missouri’s upset of No. 3 Iowa State shifted the rankings between 3-10. NC State, part of an ACC regular-season championship triangle, finished 14-1 and No. 3. The Wolfpack was followed by No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Iowa State, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Cornell, No. 9 Missouri and No. 10 Virginia Tech. Ohio State upended Cornell in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend.