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Bedlam causes shift in Top Five, Lehigh moves back into Top 25; Penn State, Minnesota stay atop USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll

By Jason Bryant NWCA | Dec. 03, 2013, 11:55 a.m. (ET)
 
 Oklahoma moves up to No. 4 in latest 
USA Today/NWCA/AWN Divison I Coaches
Poll after Bedlam win.
Austin Bernard/oklahomawrestling.org photo

Oklahoma’s 16-15 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday impacted the Top Five of the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll.

The Sooners (5-0) moved up one spot to No. 4 after winning the first of two Bedlam duals this season. With the loss, Oklahoma State (1-1) drops from No. 3 to No. 5. Iowa (4-0) defeated Iowa State (5-1) 23-9 and moved up to No. 3.

Penn State (3-0) and Minnesota (3-0) remained at No. 1 and No. 2 for the fourth straight week. The Nittany Lions were idle, while Minnesota beat then-No. 18 Oregon State in Corvallis.

Cornell, Illinois, Ohio State, Missouri and Nebraska remained in the same positions from last week, filling out the Top 10.

Cornell (3-0) topped Illinois (6-1) in an exciting 18-15 dual at Madison Square Garden in New York City at the second annual Grapple at the Garden. Top-ranked Jesse Delgado of Illinois defeated second-ranked Nahshon Garrett of Cornell 6-2 at 125 pounds. Delgado is the returning NCAA Division I champion while Garrett was third last year.

Nebraska improved to 5-0 after wins against then-No. 18 Stanford, CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley.

Pittsburgh was idle, but moved up two spots after Lehigh upset then-No. 11 Virginia. The Mountain Hawks (4-3) moved back into the Top 25 after the win over Virginia. After one-point losses to Bucknell and Pittsbugh, Lehigh beat its second ranked team of the season at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y.

Northern Iowa (3-0) was the biggest mover this week, jumping up four spots to No. 12. Coach Doug Schwab’s Panthers beat Wisconsin 29-9. The Badgers were the lone team to drop out of the Top 25 this week.

 

Team Rank

Teams (First)

Points

Record

Previous

1

Penn State (9)

399

3-0

1

2

Minnesota (1)

391

3-0

2

3

Iowa

377

4-0

4

4

Oklahoma

372

5-0

5

5

Oklahoma State

359

1-1

3

6

Cornell

352

3-0

6

7

Illinois

338

6-1

7

8

Ohio State

329

4-0

8

9

Missouri

321

1-0

9

10

Nebraska

310

5-0

10

11

Pittsburgh 

287

2-0

13

12

Northern Iowa

284

3-0

16

13

Virginia

275

8-2

11

14

Virginia Tech

271

8-1

12

15

Edinboro

259

0-1

14

16

Iowa State

257

5-1

15

17

Northwestern

251

4-1

17

18

Stanford

223

8-2

18

19

Purdue

202

2-1

20

20 (tie)

Michigan

192

2-2

22

20 (tie)

Oregon State

192

3-3

18

22

Rider

188

4-1

23

23

Lehigh

178

4-3

NR

24

Bloomsburg

155

2-2

21

25

Boise State

117

1-1

25

 

Dropped out: Wisconsin
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 49, Ohio 37, Wyoming 18, Penn 17

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