wrestling-d1 flag

NWCA | December 20, 2016

Wrestling rankings: Little movement in latest poll

  Central Michigan moved up to No. 14, causing the only movement within the poll.

Manheim, Pennsylvania – There was little movement as the final USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll for the 2016 calendar year was released on Tuesday. Oklahoma State, Penn State, Iowa, Ohio State and Missouri held steady in the top five, while Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Cornell, Lehigh and NC State followed.

RELATED: DI Wrestling Rankings

Oklahoma State (5-0) received a stern test from No. 8 Cornell on Friday night. The Cowboys prevailed 23-19 to remain unbeaten. Cornell (4-1) would rebound, albeit sluggishly, defeating No. 18 Oklahoma 21-18 on Sunday.

Second-ranked Penn State found itself without notable action this past weekend. Weather forced travel plans to be altered and prevented the Nittany Lion team from making a scheduled appearance at the Reno Tournament of Champions. Campbell University also saw its trip cut short due to travel issues.

Fourth-ranked Ohio State (5-0) opened up Big Ten competition by blasting Northwestern 43-3. Sixth-ranked Virginia Tech went to Parkersburg, W.Va., to face West Virginia in a homecoming for Hokie 197-pounder and Parkersburg native Jared Haught. The Hokies would win nine of the 10 bouts and claim a 36-4 dual victory.

The only other ranked team that saw action was No. 21 Appalachian State. The Mountaineers (7-1) won two SoCon duals, topping much-improved Campbell 24-13 and SIU Edwardsville 39-4.

No. 5 Missouri (3-1) faces MAC foe Kent State on Tuesday afternoon and No. 10 NC State (3-1) has a dual on Tuesday night on the road at Old Dominion.

 

Penn’s focus on service and community partnerships helps the wrestling program unleash potential

The service culture at this Ivy League institution combined with developing talent and elite recruits makes Penn a particular program to watch heading into the 2022-2023 season. 
READ MORE

Appalachian State and Jon Jon Millner build a strong wrestling resume

Jon Jon Millner, a two-time All-American, is back this season to help Appalachian State continue its run of success in the Southern Conference and NCAA championships.
READ MORE

Princeton wrestling continues its growth under experienced leadership ahead of 2023 season

Princeton's Quincy Monday, Pat Glory and Chris Ayres share insights about the Tigers' team culture and what it will take for them to crown an individual wrestling champ in 2023.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners