Eight Big Ten wrestling teams appear in the latest NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, highlighted by top-ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions became the unanimous choice for No. 1 in the country after moving to 13-0 over the weekend. Wisconsin also moved up in the poll, checking in at No. 3. Minnesota follows at No. 4, while Iowa maintains its top-10 status at No. 8. Michigan falls two spots to No. 13 in this week's poll, followed by Illinois at No. 14. Northwestern checks in at No. 18 and Purdue holds No. 24 to round out the ranked conference teams.
After spending a week tied for first, Penn State also takes over the No. 1 spot in the InterMat Tournament Rankings. Wisconsin is tied for No. 4, while Minnesota holds No. 6. Iowa checks in at No. 11, followed by No. 12 Michigan, No. 14 Northwestern, No. 19 Illinois and No. 20 Indiana. Purdue holds No. 34 in the latest rankings, followed by No. 37 Ohio State and No. 53 Michigan State.