Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State begins No. 1 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)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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