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Jan 28 Minnesota jumps back to No. 2 in NWCA Div I Coaches Poll

By Jason Bryant NWCA | Jan. 28, 2014, 4:24 p.m. (ET)
While there were no new entries into the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday, there continued to be movement inside the top ten.

Penn State (11-0) remained No. 1, picking up all 10 first-place votes. Minnesota (8-1) moved back into the No. 2 spot after picking up a 19-15 win over Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday. Iowa (11-2) fell one spot to No. 3, while Cornell (7-0), which was third last week, dropped one spot to No. 4 as Minnesota leap-frogged back over the Big Red.

Northern Iowa (7-0) stayed at No. 5 and had a solid weekend win over Missouri, which fell three spots to No. 10. Oklahoma (8-1) remained at No. 6, while Pittsburgh (10-1) moved up a spot to No. 7, Nebraska (10-1) moved up to No. 8, jumping over Oklahoma State (5-4), which stayed to No. 9 after beating Iowa State 29-3 over the weekend.

Chattanooga moved into the top 20 for the first time this season. The Mocs are the lone team from the Southern Conference in this week’s rankings. Oregon State moved up two spots after a solid 28-10 win over then No. 20 Lehigh. The Mountain Hawks dropped three spots to No. 23.

North Dakota State is up to No. 21, the highest in the program’s history as a Division I school.

Rank/Team (First)/Points/Conference/Record/Previous
1 Penn State 400 Big Ten 11-0 1
2 Minnesota 384 Big Ten 8-1 4
3 Iowa 375 Big Ten 11-2 2
4 Cornell 373 EIWA 7-0 3
5 Northern Iowa 368 MAC 7-0 5
6 Oklahoma 346 Big 12 8-1 6
7 Pittsburgh 335 ACC 10-1 8
8 Nebraska 322 Big Ten 10-1 10
9 Oklahoma State 322 Big 12 5-4 9
10 Missouri 313 MAC 5-1 7
11 Michigan 298 Big Ten 8-2 12
12 Ohio State 292 Big Ten 7-3 11
13 Virginia 285 ACC 13-3 13
14 Edinboro 271 EWL 7-3 14
15 Wisconsin 250 Big Ten 11-4 19
16 Virginia Tech 247 ACC 15-2 17
17 Illinois 245 Big Ten 7-5 15
18 Iowa State 227 Big 12 7-3 18
19 Northwestern 224 Big Ten 6-5 16
20 Chattanooga 191 SoCon 12-5 22
21 North Dakota State 189 WWC 7-3 23
22 Oregon State 187 Pac-12 8-5 24
23 Lehigh 184 EIWA 7-5 20
24 Purdue 178 Big Ten 5-5 21
25 Stanford 158 Pac-12 13-4 25

Others Receiving Votes: Central Michigan 18, Ohio 18
Dropped out: None

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