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OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Ranked No. 4 in First 2019-20 Coaches Poll

OSU will wrestle 11 top 25 teams this season.

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The first NWCA coaches poll was released on Tuesday and the Cowboys came in fourth behind Penn State, Iowa and Ohio State.

RANK
SCHOOL
18-19 RECORD
POINTS
PREV. RANK
1 Penn State (12) (14-0) 348 1
2 Iowa (2) (14-1) 337 3
3 Ohio State (12-2) 314 6
4 Oklahoma State (15-0) 295 2
5 Nebraska (12-5) 263 7
6 Wisconsin (9-6) 257 17
7 Minnesota (14-3) 254 8
8 Arizona State (6-10) 243 NR
9 Missouri (16-1) 235 5
10 NC State (16-3) 222 10
11 Lehigh (9-9) 211 20
12 Iowa State (10-4) 204 15
13 Northern Iowa (7-5) 159 14
14 Pittsburgh (13-3) 141 16
15 Princeton (9-6) 131 19
16 Virginia Tech (9-5) 125 1
17 North Carolina (12-7) 115 12
18 Cornell (13-3) 113 9
19 Michigan (13-1) 105 4
20 Northwestern (5-10) 86 NR
21 Oklahoma (10-6) 77 NR
22 Wyoming (16-4) 76 11
23 Lock Haven (10-3) 47 21
24 Virginia (12-10) 39 22
25 Old Dominion (9-7) 33 NR

The Cowboys have eleven teams in the top 25 on their schedule this season. They wrestle at No. 11 Lehigh on November 16, then come back to Stillwater for a dual with No. 7 Minnesota in Gallagher-Iba on November 24. They follow that up with No. 15 Princeton befoer going to No. 21 Oklahoma.

After Christmas break OSU will see No. 14 Pittsburgh at home on January 18 then head to Iowa to wrestle No. 13 Northern Iowa on January 25 and follow that up with No. 12 Iowa State the next day.

There’s another top-10 matchup in Stillwater with Missouri on February 2 and a road trip to No. 22 Wyoming on February 8 followed by the final home dual against OU on February 16. The highest-ranked opponent on the Cowboys’ schedule is the last match of the season at No. 2-ranked Iowa.

In total OSU will face five top 25 teams at home and six on the road.

The Cowboys are the highest-ranked team in the Big 12 ahead of No. 12 Iowa State, No. 13 Northern Iowa, No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 22 Wyoming.

 

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