Manheim, Pennsylvania -- Sold out Rec Hall was the place to be on Saturday night as No. 1 Penn State remained unbeaten with a 19-18 victory over No. 2 Ohio State. Even without the services of returning NCAA champion Jason Nolf at 157 pounds, the Nittany Lions pulled out the victory and earned a share of the Big Ten regular season title.

The win was sparked by the performance of Penn State 197-pounder Anthony Cassar, who upset top-ranked and previously unbeaten Kollin Moore.

College wrestling: Penn State rallies to top Ohio State, 19-18, in electric match of the year

The team victory solidified Penn State’s standing as the nation’s No. 1 team as they garnered all 16 first-place votes in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions improved to 12-0 and join third-ranked Missouri (13-0) as the nation’s last two unbeaten teams in Division I.

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Penn State (16) 12-0 400 1
2 Ohio State 12-1 381 2
3 Missouri 17-0 371 3
4 Michigan 9-2 349 4
5 Oklahoma State 10-2 333 5
6 NC State 13-1 316 6
7 Iowa 11-2 314 7
8 Arizona State 10-2 287 8
9 Virginia Tech 13-2 273 9
10 Cornell 9-2 252 10
11 Lehigh 9-3 237 11
12 South Dakota State 11-2 231 12
13 Northern Iowa 5-4 203 13
14 Illinois 7-3 195 14
15 Nebraska 8-4 172 15
16 Central Michigan 7-4 161 16
17 Wyoming 10-4 127 22
18 Rutgers 6-6 107 19
19 Northwestern 8-4 103 17
20 Wisconsin 6-2 98 20
21 Minnesota 7-8 95 18
22 Purdue 8-6 60 24
23 Lock Haven 11-3 49 23
24 North Carolina 8-9 34 25
25 Utah Valley 8-3 19 NR

Ohio State (12-1) remained second this week.

Utah Valley University, which launched its Division I wrestling program in 2003, moved into the Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Wolverines improved to 8-3 on the season and knocked off traditional Big 12 power Oklahoma by criteria.

The top 15 teams stayed put as only minor shifts within the Big Ten caused movement. Wyoming from the Big 12 made the biggest move this week, jumping five spots to No. 17. The Cowboys improved to 10-4 after a win over visiting Oklahoma.

In ranked action this past week, No. 4 Michigan (9-2) topped No. 15 Nebraska 24-10, while No. 5 Oklahoma State (10-2) also beat No. 23 Northern Iowa 24-10. Seventh-ranked Iowa improved to 11-2 after a 34-7 win over then-No. 18 Minnesota and a 33-2 win over then-No. 17 Northwestern. Virginia Tech (13-2) remained unbeaten in the ACC with a home win over then-No. 25 North Carolina 21-9.

No. 10 Cornell (9-2) survived a scare from No. 23 Lock Haven, but the Big Red pulled out a 20-18 road win. No. 14 Illinois improved to 7-3 after weekend wins over unranked Indiana and then-No. 19 Rutgers.

Rider fell out of the Top 25 after falling to a pair of unranked teams -- Clarion 18-17 and Drexel 18-14.

The USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Points are 25 for each first-place vote, 24 for second, 23 for third all the way to a 25th-place vote is one point.