Virginia Tech up five spots after knocking off Missouri to open season

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The only dual between ranked teams last week impacted the most recent NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Virginia Tech (1-0) upended then-No. 9 Missouri 29-10 in Blacksburg to vault the Hokies to No. 11 in this week’s poll. Missouri (0-1) dropped four spots to No. 13. It was the first win in school history for the Hokies over the Tigers.

Minnesota moved up a spot to No. 6 after beating CSU Bakersfield 28-9 in Minneapolis on Friday. Wisconsin slid a spot to No. 7 despite opening its season with three dual meet wins in San Diego. The Badgers (3-0) opened up by defeating Fresno State 31-8 before slipping past Army West Point 16-15 and finishing the day with a win over Navy 24-12.

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Penn State enters season ranked No. 1, sits atop NWCA Division I Coaches Poll for 33rd straight time

Manheim, Pennsylvania — Penn State, winners of the last four NCAA Division I team championships and eight of the last nine, opens up the 2019-20 college wrestling season ranked No. 1, and atop the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll for the 33rd straight week. The Nittany Lions went 14-0 in 2018-19 and start a third consecutive season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The preseason dual meet poll, released Tuesday by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, includes six Big Ten teams in the Top 10 as Penn State is followed by No. 2 Iowa, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 7 Wisconsin. Penn State and fourth-ranked Oklahoma State were the only two Division I teams to go unbeaten in dual competition in 2018-19. Penn State is riding the fifth-best dual meet win streak in major college history at 59 dual wins in a row. The record among Division I schools is 76, set by Oklahoma State from 1937-1951. Penn State’s last loss was February 15, 2015, to Oklahoma State. The longest current active win streak is in the NAIA, where Grand View has won 72 duals in a row. The all-time collegiate record is 92 dual wins in a row, set by NJCAA member SUNY-Dehli, which set the mark across five seasons from 1979-83.

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Unbeaten Penn State goes wire-to-wire, finishes No. 1 in NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – After a fourth straight unbeaten season, Penn State finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the final NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

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.

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Penn State, Iowa share Big Ten dual season title; Unbeatens Iowa, Oklahoma State set to face off in regular-season finale

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Two of the nation’s last three unbeaten teams in Division I, Penn State and Iowa, clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship with conference wins over the weekend. Penn State (13-0) remained No. 1 in the nation, while Iowa (14-0) remained third in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Second-ranked Oklahoma State (14-0) will face Iowa on Sunday at historic Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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Top-ranked Penn State remains No. 1 after bumping off rival Ohio State; Unbeatens Oklahoma State, Missouri meet this weekend

Manheim, Pennsylvania – With top-ranked Penn State’s 28-9 thumping of sixth-ranked Ohio State this past weekend, the Nittany Lions extended the program’s dual win streak to 56 in a row and improved to 11-0 on the season. With that, Penn State remained No. 1 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released Tuesday.

It was the last true test scheduled for the Nittany Lions as they finish the schedule with unranked Buffalo, Michigan State and No. 24 Illinois the next two weeks of competition. While it was expected to be close, upsets by Roman Bravo-Young at 133 pounds and Nick Lee at 141 pounds set the pace for the Penn State victory in front of over 13,000 fans at St. John Arena in Columbus.

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Five unbeaten Division I teams remain, four in top five, as Penn State remains No. 1 in NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Penn State extended its win streak to 55 duals in a row and knocked Michigan from the ranks of the unbeaten in front of 15,703 fans at the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday and remained the top-ranked team in the nation as the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.

The Nittany Lions improved to 10-0, while the loss left Michigan at 9-1. The Wolverines stayed at No. 4 this week despite the loss. Things won’t get easier for the Nittany Lions as they head to Columbus this weekend for a showdown with sixth-ranked Ohio State (9-1).

Along with Penn State, second-ranked Oklahoma State, third-ranked Iowa, fifth-ranked Missouri and unranked Campbell are the lone Division I schools left with unblemished dual meet records this season. Oklahoma State improved to 12-0 with home wins over then-No. 16 Northern Iowa 24-9 and No. 22 Lehigh 27-6. Iowa improved to 11-0 after heading west to defeat No. 9 Nebraska 20-13 in Lincoln.

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Michigan’s win over Ohio State vaults Wolverines to No. 4; Sets up giant Big Ten dual with top-ranked Penn State

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Michigan’s 19-17 win over rival Ohio State over the weekend elevated the 9-0 Wolverines to No. 4 in the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

Michigan will face top-ranked and unbeaten Penn State on Friday, February 1 at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center in one of the biggest duals of the season. The Nittany Lions, winners of 54 duals in a row, earned road wins against Purdue and Indiana to improve to 9-0.

Oklahoma State (10-0) moved up one spot to No. 2 after a 22-15 conference win over visiting Iowa State on Sunday. Iowa moved up one spot to No. 3 and improved to 10-0 with road wins over then-No. 20 Illinois 31-8 and Northwestern 32-7. Missouri finished out its Mid-American Conference portion of the schedule with a 40-6 win over Northern Illinois. The Tigers improved to 14-0 and have won 34 duals in a row.

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