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NCAA Wrestling Dual Rankings: Okie State at No. 1, Iowa No. 2 …

NCAA Wrestling Dual Rankings: Okie State at No. 1, Iowa No. 2 …

At about a month into the collegiate wrestling season, the top teams in the country continue to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Oklahoma State Cowboys sit at the No. 1 ranked spot in the country. The Cowboys demolished the No. 10 ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers Sunday, 34-3.

No. 2 ranked Iowa drummed Purdue 34-3 and the University of Wyoming edged out the Iowa State Cyclones 19-15 in a Big 12 dual.

Isaiah Martinez at the NCAA D1 Championships at MSG.

Isaiah Martinez at the NCAA D1 Championships at MSG.

Missouri is ranked No. 3 in the nation followed by No. 4 Penn State (2-0) and No. 5 Ohio State (3-0) to round out the Top-5 teams.

Big 10

The Big Ten has three teams in the Top-5 and eight teams ranked in the Top-13.

Nebraska (2-0), Michigan (3-0) and Minnesota (1-1) find themselves inside the Top-ten as well. Illinois (0-0) and Rutgers (5-1) are ranked 11th and 13th in the nation. The Big Ten Conference has the most ranked teams in the nation with eight teams in the top-25.

Big 12

The Big 12 has the second most with four teams, followed by the Pac-12, ACC and MAC with three teams each, and the EIWA and SoCon each with two teams.

Wyoming moved into the No. 25 spot after defeating the Cyclones in a conference tough dual. Each team winning five matches, bonus points are what made the difference for the Cowboys in Laramie, Wyoming. A major decision by Cody Vigoren at 197-pounds and a fall by junior Bryce Meredith over Gabe Moreno at 141-pounds helped lift the Cowboys over their Big 12 foe.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys thumped the Golden Gophers 34-3 in a non-conference matchup. It was the Cowboys first win of the season against a ranked opponent. OSU claimed nine of the ten bouts against the team clearly missing their former legend coach, J Robinson. 

No. 2 Brett Pfarr of UM earned a 7-2 decision victory over No. 6 Preston Weigel of OSU at 197-pounds. No. 1 Dean Heil, No. 4 Chandler Rogers, No. 6 Kaid Brock, and No. 10 Nick Piccininni, all earned bonus points for the No. 1 ranked team in the country.

No. 8 Cornell defeated No. 13 Rutgers and Hofstra at Madison Square Garden to sweep the Grapple at the Garden over the weekend. Cornell pounded on Hofstra 39-0, winning all ten matches in the dual. No. 1 Gabe Dean joined No. 5 Brian Realbuto and No. 20 Brandon Womack in earning a fall/ technical fall over their opponents. Cornell went on to beat up Rutgers 28-10, as they won seven of the ten matches.

The Top-25 dual meet rankings are as follows: 

1 Oklahoma State 2-0 Big 12 1
2 Iowa 3-0 Big Ten 2
3 Missouri 2-0 MAC 3
4 Penn State 2-0 Big Ten 4
5 Ohio State 3-0 Big Ten 5
6 Nebraska 2-0 Big Ten 6
7 Virginia Tech 4-1 ACC 7
8 Cornell 3-0 EIWA 8
9 Michigan 3-0 Big Ten 9
10 Minnesota 1-1 Big Ten 10
11 Illinois 0-0 Big Ten 11
12 North Carolina State 2-0 ACC 12
13 Rutgers 5-1 Big Ten 13
14 Lehigh 3-0 EIWA 14
15 Stanford 2-1 Pac-12 15
16 Central Michigan 1-0 MAC 16
17 Northern Iowa 3-1 MAC 17
18 Oklahoma 1-1 Big 12 18
19 Arizona State 1-1 Pac-12 19
20 South Dakota State 1-1 Big 12 20
21 Appalachian State 3-0 SoCon 21
22 North Carolina 1-1 ACC 22
23 Oregon State 1-2 Pac-12 23
24 Chattanooga 2-1 SoCon 25
25 Wyoming 1-1 Big 12 NR