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Jan 26 Penn State moves to No 1 in NWCA Coaches Poll as Rutgers cracks Top Ten at No 9

By Tammy Tedesco NWCA | Jan. 26, 2011, 5:35 p.m. (ET)
NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll: Week 11

The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for January 25, 2011, has been released.

Undefeated Penn State takes the unanimous No. 1 spot, as they improved their season record to 13-0, with wins over Pittsburgh and Indiana this past week.

Cornell University who was the pre-season favorite and ranked No. 1 for the first 10 weeks drops to No. 2 after a 17-15 loss to No. 12 Lehigh.

Rounding out the rest of this week's Top 5 are Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oklahoma State.

Moving into the Top 10 this week is Rutgers after a 24-7 victory over Virginia Tech.

The Top 20 saw some movement this week with: Lehigh, Illinois, Kent State, Northwestern and American moving up.

The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll Committee is made up of one coach from each conference. A number one ranking is worth 25 points and a number 25 ranking is worth one point.

A new poll will be released every Tuesday from now until the week of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament and can be found at www.nwcaonline.com.

NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll
Rank/School/Total/Prev. Rank/Record


1 Penn State, 275, 2, 13-0
2 Cornell, 263, 1, 5-1
3 Wisconsin, 247, 4, 9-1-1
4 Minnesota, 226, 5, 11-3
5 Oklahoma State, 224, 6, 8-2-1
6 Virginia Tech, 211, 3, 14-4
7 Missouri, 206, 7, 14-5
8 Iowa, 199, 8, 9-0-1
9 Rutgers, 192, 14, 18-1
10 Boise State, 181, 9, 6-2-1
11 Oklahoma, 173, 10, 10-1
12 Lehigh, 156, 17, 10-5
13 Michigan, 154, 11, 7-2
14 Illinois, 120, 15, 3-3-1
15 Iowa State, 102, 12, 6-7
16 Nebraska, 101, 16, 10-3
17 Kent State, 98, 18, 10-5
18 Northwestern, 84, 19, 15-1
19 American, 77, 20, 11-4
20 Oregon State, 72, 13, 8-4-2
21 Central Michigan, 63, 21, 4-7
22 Cal Poly, 47, 24, 6-1
23 Pittsburgh, 43, 22, 8-6
24 Purdue, 40, 23, 5-6-1
25 Wyoming, 14, 25 7-4

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, Hofstra, and Virginia.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

The three core competencies of the NWCA are: Coaching Development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.






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