USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll

Penn State, Minnesota still atop USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll heading into weekend showdown

There were no changes among the top five teams in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday, but there was some movement in the bottom half of the top 10.

Penn State (13-0) and Minnesota (9-1) are ranked in the top two spots, which will set up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 dual on Sunday in Minneapolis, a match that will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.

The Nittany Lions are fresh off a 32-9 victory over No. 11 Michigan. Minnesota topped Indiana 35-6. Iowa (12-2) beat Northwestern over the weekend 31-6. The Hawkeyes remain third, followed by Cornell (9-0) and Northern Iowa (9-0).

Pittsburgh (11-1) moved up to a season-best ranking of No. 6. The Panthers, one of three ACC teams in the rankings, beat West Virginia over the weekend. Nebraska (11-1) moved up to No. 7 and is the fourth Big Ten team in the top seven.

Oklahoma State (6-5) moved up to No. 8 after beating Missouri (6-2), while the Tigers jumped over Oklahoma (8-2) after beating the Sooners 18-15 on Thursday. Missouri moved up a spot to No. 9, while Oklahoma fell to No. 10.

Chattanooga (13-5) moved up a spot to No. 19, while North Dakota State (7-4) broke into the Top 20 for the first time in school history despite losing to No. 15 Wisconsin over the weekend.

Stanford won its 15th dual of the season on Monday after wins over Grand Canyon and Arizona State. The Cardinal remain ranked 25th.

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Rank,Team (First),Record,Points,Conference,Previous
1,Penn State (10),13-0,250,Big Ten,1
2,Minnesota,9-1,236,Big Ten,2
3,Iowa,12-2,225,Big Ten,3
5,Northern Iowa,9-0,216,MAC,5
7,Nebraska,11-1,183,Big Ten,8
8,Oklahoma State,6-5,181,Big 12,9
10,Oklahoma,8-2,163,Big 12,6
11,Michigan,9-3,154,Big Ten,11
13,Ohio State,8-4,131,Big Ten,12
15,Wisconsin,12-4,114,Big Ten,15
16,Virginia Tech,15-2,102,ACC,16
17,Iowa State,8-3,85,Big 12,18
18,Illinois,7-6,79,Big Ten,17
20,North Dakota State,7-4,46,WWC,21
21,Northwestern,6-6,60,Big Ten,19
22,Oregon State,9-5,35,Pac-12,22
24,Purdue,6-6,39,Big Ten,24

Dropped out: None
Others receiving votes: Ohio 50, Kent State 18

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