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Top 25 in NWCA Div. I Poll sees little movement in second week; Arizona State moved into top five

By Jason Bryant, NWCA | Nov. 15, 2022, 12:41 p.m. (ET)

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Manheim, Pennsylvania – There was minimal movement inside the Top 25 as the NWCA released its latest Division I Coaches Poll on Tuesday.

Arizona State (1-0) returned to the top five, while Oklahoma State (2-0) made a move into the No. 10 spot after a pair of weekend wins in the Keystone State.

Top-ranked Penn State opened its season with a 44-3 win over Lock Haven, while second-ranked Iowa welcomed Division I’s newest member, California Baptist, to Carver-Hawkeye with a 42-3 win.

Fourth-ranked Ohio State (1-0) opened dual action with an 18-13 win over then-No. 10 Virginia Tech at the Covelli Center in Columbus. Arizona State (1-0) traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and opened with a 25-16 win over No. 21 Rutgers at WrangleMania. Michigan made a trip to the Carolinas for two unique events and came away with a pair of wins. Participating in the Battle at Bragg, a dual event at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bragg, Michigan topped Campbell 26-6 before heading up to Chapel Hill and topping No. 16 North Carolina 23-12 on the Tar Heels’ baseball field in what was dubbed Doubles on the Diamond.

Iowa State improved to 4-0 after beating California Baptist 39-9 in Ames. Despite winning two duals over Lock Haven and then-No. 18 Nebraska, NC State (3-0) slid one spot to No. 9 this week.

This Week: Ranked action kicks off on Thursday as second-ranked Iowa heads to Army West Point, while a top-five battle will hit the desert as No. 5 Arizona State will host No. 3 Missouri.

On Friday, another Journeymen event, Armbar at the Armory will feature No. 2 Iowa, No. 9 NC State, Illinois, Central Michigan, Sacred Heart and Buffalo along with Division III TCNJ and Castleton. Other ranked teams in action include Ohio State hosting Columbia, Maryland heading to Pittsburgh, Binghamton facing off in Fargo against North Dakota State and Wyoming battling in Stillwater against Oklahoma State.

Two ranked duals highlight Saturday’s light schedule as No. 14 Wisconsin travels to No. 7 Cornell and No. 13 Lehigh will travel to No. 17 Pittsburgh.

Sunday’s ranked docket includes Ohio State at North Carolina, Columbia at Michigan, Binghamton at Minnesota, Iowa State vs. NAIA champion Grand View in Humboldt, Iowa, and Northwestern in scheduled to head to the University of Virginia.

Methodology: 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. The poll is based on dual meet results.

NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll
November 15, 2022
Rank/Team/(First)/Record/Points/Conf./Previous

1 Penn State (12) (1-0) 348 Big Ten 1
2 Iowa (2) (1-0) 336 Big Ten 2
3 Missouri (1-0) 316 Big 12 3
4 Ohio State (1-0) 298 Big Ten 4
5 Arizona State (1-0) 279 Pac-12 6
6 Michigan (2-0) 276 Big Ten 5
7 Cornell (0-0) 265 EIWA 7
8 Iowa State (4-0) 255 Big 12 9
9 NC State (3-0) 242 ACC 8
10 Oklahoma State (2-0) 230 Big 12 11
11 Virginia Tech (0-1) 220 ACC 10
12 Minnesota (0-0) 182 Big Ten 12
13 Lehigh (3-1) 163 EIWA 14
14 Wisconsin (2-1) 157 Big Ten 13
15 Northwestern (0-0) 156 Big Ten 15
16 North Carolina (1-1) 131 ACC 16
17 Pittsburgh (1-0) 111 ACC 18
18 North Dakota State (1-0) 100 Big 12 19
19 Nebraska (1-2) 83 Big Ten 18
20 Penn (0-0) 77 EIWA 20
21 Rutgers (2-1) 72 Big Ten 21
22 Northern Iowa (0-0) 64 Big 12 22
23 Princeton (0-0) 37 EIWA 23
24 Cal Poly (1-0) 35 Pac-12 25
25 Oregon State (2-1) 26 Pac-12 24

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: South Dakota State 24, Stanford 12, Appalachian State 9, Illinois 9, Michigan State 8, West Virginia 8, Campbell 6, Central Michigan 5, Wyoming 5, Army West Point 2, Rider 2, Oklahoma 1.