November 1, 2008

Gophers ranked #12 in preseason poll

The University of Minnesota Gophers wrestling team was ranked #12 in the NCAA Division 1 wrestling preseason poll released on October 21, 2008. All 11 teams in the Big Ten Conference received votes in the poll with nine being ranked in the top 16.

USA Today/InterMat/NWCA Division I Team Rankings
1 Iowa (Big 10)
2 Iowa State
3 Cornell
4 Ohio State (Big 10)
5 Missouri
6 Nebraska
T7 Penn State (Big 10)
T7 Oklahoma State
9 Illinois (Big 10)
10 Michigan (Big 10)
11 Northwestern (Big 10)
12 MINNESOTA (Big 10)
13 Wisconsin (Big 10)
14 Boise State
15 Edinboro
16 Indiana (Big 10)
17 Maryland
18 Central Michigan
19 Old Dominion
20 Oklahoma
T21 Navy
T21 Penn
23 Virginia
24 Northern Iowa
25 West Virginia

Others receiving votes: Harvard, Kent State, Hofstra, Oregon State, NC State, Michigan State, Purdue, Chattanooga
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