Preseason NCAA Division I rankings released

InterMat has released its preseason NCAA Division I college wrestling team and individual rankings for the 2013-14 season.

Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State begins No. 1 (Photo/Tony Rotundo,
Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State sits atop the team rankings. The Cael Sanderson-led Nittany Lions have nine wrestlers ranked in the top 11, including two ranked No. 1, David Taylor (165) and Ed Ruth (184).

Iowa begins the season ranked No. 2. The Hawkeyes have two top-ranked wrestlers, Tony Ramos (133) and Derek St. John (157), and nine of their ten wrestlers are ranked.

Two-time defending Nationals Duals champion Minnesota has eight All-Americans on its roster and sits third in the rankings. The Gophers are led by two-time NCAA champion Tony Nelson (285).

Big 12 powers Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are tied for fourth. The Sooners have two wrestlers ranked No. 1, Kendric Maple (149) and Andrew Howe (174), and six wrestlers in the rankings. The Cowboys have nine ranked wrestlers, including three ranked No. 2.

Oregon State, Nebraska, Iowa State, Wisconsin, and Edinboro round out the top ten.

Five of the top ten teams come from the Big Ten Conference, including the top three teams.

Updated team and individual rankings are released every Tuesday during the college wrestling season. The next rankings update will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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buf87 (1) about 4 and a half years ago
Pennessi of West Virginia is going down to 133 this year? Wasn't he at 141 last year?
dob092095 (1) about 4 and a half years ago
What happened to Kevin Steinhaus at 184? He already redshirted? He should be a senior.
footestomper (1) about 4 and a half years ago
Any idea who might be at 141 for PSU? Seems like a good spot for Zain Retherford. If so, then it seems like he's top 20, maybe top 10.
rjbielat (1) about 4 and a half years ago
dob092095, I asked the same thing yesterday via Twitter. Steinhaus is injured. If I remember correctly, he had a knee surgery last spring, and maybe he's not 100% yet.