Wrestlers Ranked No. 1

After winning its first Big Ten title and second NCAA championship, Penn State tops the preseason NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll.

With four All-Americans returning, the Nittany Lions, coming off a National championship season, received seven of the ten NWCA votes in their preseason poll.

Penn State faces stiff competition throughout the Big Ten with six other member wrestling squads in the Top 25 and four in the top 10.

Here is how the NWCA preseason poll breaks down:

1. Penn State (7) 244
2. Iowa (2) 238
3. Oklahoma State (1) 234
4. Minnesota 218
5. Cornell 209
6. Lehigh 202
7. Michigan 175
8. Illinois 161
9. Missouri 152
10. Oklahoma 132
T11. Maryland 125
T11. American 125
13. Ohio State 110
14. Virginia Tech 102
T15. Wyoming 95
T15. Rutgers 95
17. Pittsburgh 91
18. Oregon State 90
19. Northwestern 84
20. Iowa State 67
21. Stanford 62
22. Virginia 61
23. Central Michigan 47
24. Kent State 34
25. Penn 31

Other teams receiving votes: Arizona State, Binghamton, Boise State, Buffalo, Cal Poly, Hofstra, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, and Purdue.

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