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Coyte Cooper NWCA
01/29/2013

Penn State remained the No. 1 team in the country according to the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released Tuesday. The Nittany Lions (8-0) have remained the unanimous No. 1 in each poll during the 2013 calendar year.

The Nittany Lions will have their biggest test to date this Friday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City as the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Nittany Lions live on the Big Ten Network.

Iowa moved to No. 3 after beating then No. 3 Minnesota 16-15 on criteria on Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Each teams split the 10 individual matches, but Iowa won on the third criteria, most match points.

Minnesota swapped positions with Iowa, and comes in ranked No. 4 this week.

Oklahoma State remained No. 2 and improved to 11-0 with a 44-6 win against Arizona State

Ohio State, Illinois and Missouri remained steady, holding their positions at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7. Virginia Tech moved up one spot to No. 8 after two weekend wins coupled with Cornell's loss to Oregon State. The Hokies beat Maryland and then-No. 16 Oklahoma, while the Beavers leapfrogged the Big Red to No. 9, while Cornell fell to No. 10.

Bloomsburg continues its rise up the rankings, moving up five spots to No. 14 after a 19-18 criteria victory over EWL rival Edinboro.

Purdue's 22-14 victory over then No. 20 Wisconsin on Monday night at Hindsale Central High School in suburban Chicago lifted the Boilermakers to No. 18.

Oklahoma lost two road duals to unranked Lehigh and then No. 9 Virginia Tech. The Sooners slid to No. 22.

North Dakota State re-entered the Top 25 after an upset victory over Wyoming.

Rank/Team/(First)/Points/Record/Previous
1 Penn State (10) 400 8-0 1
2 Oklahoma State 390 11-0 2
3 Iowa 380 15-1 4
4 Minnesota 370 11-2 3
5 Ohio State 360 9-2 5
6 Illinois 346 6-2 6
7 Missouri 344 10-1 7
8 Virginia Tech 327 13-2 9
9 Oregon State 314 7-3 10
10 Cornell 306 9-3 8
11 Virginia 300 12-3 11
12 Central Michigan 299 11-3 11
13 Nebraska 282 9-4 13
14 Bloomsburg 265 12-2 19
15 Pittsburgh 257 7-4 17
16 Edinboro 251 8-4 15
17 Michigan 236 7-4 18
18 Purdue 212 11-5 22
19 Wisconsin 211 7-5 20
20 Northern Iowa 201 6-3 21
21 Wyoming 195 7-4 14
22 Oklahoma 176 6-6 16
23 Penn 137 5-3 24
24 Boise State 91 6-5 25
25 North Dakota State 90 7-7 NR

Dropped Out: No. 23 Northwestern
Others receiving votes: Lehigh 53, Northwestern 52, Air Force 48, Navy 37, Maryland 35, Iowa State 18, Rutgers 17







 
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