Three NDSU Wrestlers Ranked, Bison No. 24 on Dual Ledger

CHASKA, Minn. – North Dakota State was No. 24 on the dual rankings released Feb. 5. The Bison were No. 36 with five points on the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index and No. 37 with four points on the rankings.

North Dakota State (9-5, 4-3 #Big12WR) will close out the home portion of its regular season dual schedule against South Dakota State (2-7, 1-4 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Scheels Center.

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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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Minnesota State Stands Tied for Tenth in National Poll

Mankato, Minn. — The Minnesota State wrestling team is tied for tenth in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.

A trie of Maverick individuals are rated in the top ten of their respective individual classes.

Sophomore Kyle Rathman (149) is rated second and has fashioned a 12-1 mark this year.

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St. Cloud State maintains number one ranking in latest NCAA DII national poll

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (17-0, 5-0 NSIC) maintained its number one national ranking in the latest NWCA Division II wrestling poll released on Feb. 4.

The Huskies received the top spot in both the tournament rankings poll and the dual rankings poll released by the NWCA. In the tournament rankings poll, SCSU posted 102 points and Nebraska-Kearney was second with 69 points. NSIC rivals Minnesota State was ranked #10, UMary was ranked #20 and Upper Iowa was ranked #22. Augustana, Northern State and Southwest Minnesota State both received votes in the poll.

In the dual rankings, SCSU had 150 points to rank first ahead of second place Notre Dame (Ohio) with 144 points. Minnesota State was ranked #10, Augustana #14 and Northern State was #25.

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Vikings Ranked No. 14 in the NWCA Division II Dual Poll

MANHEIM, PA. — The Augustana wrestling team was named the No. 14 team in the NWCA Division II Dual Rankings announced on Monday. The Vikings are one of five NSIC teams to be included in the top 25 of the Dual Rankings. St. Cloud State headlines the rankings at No. 1, followed by Minnesota State at No. 10, Upper Iowa at No. 15, and Northern State at No. 25.

The individual rankings also showed a pair of Augustana wrestlers in their respective weight classes. Clayton Wahlstrom came in as the No. 9 wrestler at 197 lbs., while Lukas Poloncic ranks No. 12 at 174 lbs.

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