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The NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll for January 4, 2011, has been released.

Cornell University remains the unanimous No. 1 team. Rounding out the Top 5 are Oklahoma State, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Penn State moved up from No. 4 to tie at the No. 2 spot for this week with Oklahoma State, after tying with Cornell for the team title at the Southern Scuffle.

Boise State and Iowa flipped in the rankings for the second week in a row, while Lehigh moved up to No. 9 to complete the movement in the Top 10.

The Top 20 saw some movement this week with: Oregon State, Missouri and Pittsburgh all moving up after strong recent performances.

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 Division I Top 25
Rank School Total Previous Record
1 Cornell 275 1 1-0
T2 Oklahoma State 258 2 3-0
T2 Penn State 258 T4 7-0
4 Wisconsin 236 T4 5-0
5 Minnesota 230 3 5-1
6 Boise State 217 7 2-0-1
7 Iowa 208 6 7-0
8 Oklahoma 193 8 4-1
9 Lehigh 189 10 7-2
10 Illinois 170 9 2-0
11 Oregon State 157 13 5-1-2
12 Virginia Tech 149 11 6-2
13 Missouri 144 18 8-3
14 Iowa State 138 12 4-1
15 Michigan 121 15 1-1
16 Nebraska 110 14 6-2
17 Central Michigan 92 17 1-4
18 Purdue 86 16 2-1-1
19 Rutgers 74 19 9-1
20 Pittsburgh 71 21 4-4
21 Northwestern 59 20 10-0
22 American 41 22 6-1
23 Kent State 40 23 3-4
24 Ohio State 26 25 1-3
25 Arizona State 13 24 3-1
Others Receiving Votes: Hofstra, Virginia, Wyoming.