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Iowa wrestling ranked No. 2 in latest national poll

[ 0 ] February 5, 2013 |
Tony Ramos and Iowa moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings after handing Penn State its first loss on Friday. (Press-Citizen photo)

Tony Ramos and Iowa moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings after handing Penn State its first loss on Friday. (Press-Citizen photo)

The Iowa wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the nation in the latest Division I coaches’ poll, moving up a spot after beating Penn State 22-16 on Friday.

Oklahoma State (13-0) grabbed the top spot after taking down Missouri 21-13 on Friday and Iowa State 25-9 on Sunday. The Cowboys received all 10 first-place votes.

The Hawkeyes (16-1) lost 18-12 at Oklahoma State on Jan. 13, their lone loss this season. They meet Illinois on Friday in Champaign, then host No. 13 Nebraska at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Northern Iowa (8-3), which took down South Dakota State 41-3 and North Dakota State 21-15 durin the weekend, remained No. 20.

The USA TODAY/NWCA/AWN list:

        Team (First)                Points  Record     Previous
1       Oklahoma State (10)       400        13-0             2
2       Iowa                             390        16-1              3
3       Penn State                     379         9-1              1
4       Minnesota                      371        12-2             4
5       Ohio State                     360         10-2             5
6       Missouri                         349        11-2             7
7       Virginia Tech                  336        13-2             8
8       Illinois                           334         6-4              6
9       Oregon State                 318          8-3             9
10      Cornell                         311          11-3           10
11      Virginia                        299         13-3            11
12      Central Michigan           293         11-3            12
13      Nebraska                     276         10-4            13
14      Bloomsburg                  272         14-2            14
15      Pittsburgh                    259          8-4             15
16      Edinboro                      249          8-4             16
17      Purdue                         242         13-5            18
18      Wisconsin                    223          7-5             19
19      Michigan                      222          8-5             17
20      Northern Iowa              207          8-3             20
21      Wyoming                      205          8-4             21
22      Penn                            182           5-3            23
23      Boise State                   156           8-5             24
24      Oklahoma                    132           6-7             22
25      North Dakota State        65            7-8             25

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