There was little movement among the top 10 teams in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday.
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Top-ranked Penn State, fresh off its weekend victory against Lock Haven, received nine out of 10 possible first-place votes to remain at No. 1. The Nittany Lions (4-0) have won the last two NCAA Division I championships.
Oklahoma State improved to 7-0 with two wins at the Grapple in the Garden and a third win against host Bucknell on Monday. The Grapple in the Garden drew more than 9,000 fans at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 16. It marked the first college wrestling event held at the storied New York City arena.
Minnesota, Ohio State and Iowa rounded out the top five. Ohio State improved to 6-0 with wins versus Kent State, Hofstra and Maryland, while Iowa beat Bucknell and Hofstra on Sunday at The Garden, and topped Buffalo on Monday at the Bulls’ annual Takedown Cancer Benefit dual.
Missouri and Illinois tied for sixth. The Tigers topped eighth-ranked Cornell 22-12 and Bloomsburg in NYC.
Cornell and Central Michigan remained eighth and ninth.
Edinboro upset 10th-ranked Northwestern on Sunday, causing the Wildcats to drop to 15th, while the Fighting Scots moved up two places to 18, tied with Maryland, who upended then-No. 14 Nebraska 18-17 at MSG.