Lehigh moves into Top 10 after road victory over Oklahoma
Manheim, Pa. – Penn State remains a unanimous No. 1 and Lehigh has moved into the Top 10 as the final USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches poll was released for the 2015 calendar year.
Penn State (6-0) garnered all 12 first-place votes for the third straight week. The Nittany Lions stayed unbeaten with a 38-4 win at Rider over the weekend.
Second-ranked Iowa (8-0) was idle, while third-ranked N.C. State improved to 11-0 with a 26-15 win over No. 24 Old Dominion on Thursday. The Wolfpack’s No. 3 ranking is the highest in program history.
Missouri (5-0) extended its school-record dual meet win streak to 33. The Tigers beat fellow Mid-American Conference foe Kent State 35-12.
There were some shifts in the bottom half of the top 10 as then-No. 13 Lehigh (7-1) rolled into Norman, Okla., and rolled the host Sooners 30-7. Lehigh vaulted up three spots, while Oklahoma fell to No. 12 after back-to-back losses.
The Big Ten remains fully entrenched in the Top 25 with 10 of its 14 programs residing in the poll, including five of the top 10. No new teams entered the Top 25 this week, but Appalachian State (6-2) is receiving votes for the first time this season.
NOTE: The next coaches poll will be released on January 5, 2016
1,Penn State (12),6-0,300,Big Ten,1
6,Ohio State,4-1,236,Big Ten,6
7,Oklahoma State,4-2,234,Big 12,7
18,Iowa State,3-2,103,Big 12,18
25,West Virginia,5-2,16,Big 12,25[/eztable]
Dropped out: None
Others receiving votes: Appalachian State 7, Wisconsin 7, Oregon State 4, Eastern Michigan 3
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