Manheim, Pennsylvania — With patchwork lineups evident on both sides of the mat, Ross Larson’s pin over Austin Myers lifted Oklahoma past Missouri 24-18 over the weekend and shook up the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Wednesday.
Former Big 12 rivals, both teams were without notable starters but with the dual tied 18-18, Larson stepped to the mat, scored six and gave Lou Rosselli his first win over a ranked program in his short tenure as the head coach in Norman. The Tigers (5-2) felt the sting and dropped four spots to No. 9, while the Sooners (2-3) received a small bump, moving up three spots to No. 15.
Even with a large portion of Division I competing at holiday tournaments over the last three weeks, there were plenty of notable duals that impacted the rankings as well as the positioning for the NWCA’s Dual Championship Series.