The Oklahoma State wrestling team dropped three spots to No. 11 in the NWCA poll Tuesday after a Big 12 conference weekend split in Iowa.
The Cowboys (8-2) fell 19-15 at then-No. 20 Northern Iowa on Saturday then rebounded with a 23-9 win at then-No. 16 Iowa State. UNI moved up five spots to No. 15 and ISU slid to No. 18.
Iowa and Penn State remained the top two teams in the country ahead of their dual Friday at Iowa.
Ohio State moved up one spot to No. 3 after Virginia Tech was upset by North Carolina. The Tar Heels, led by former Cowboy Coleman Scott, moved four spots to No. 8 after the win. North Carolina State and Arizona State both shifted up to Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
Ranked Duals this week: There are nine duals between ranked teams, including four Friday and five in the Big 10.
Friday: No. 2 Penn State at No. 1 Iowa, No. 22 Stanford at No. 5 Arizona State, No. 14 Minnesota at No. 13 Purdue, No. 19 Army vs. No. 12 Lehigh
Saturday: No. 4 NC State at No. 10 Pittsburgh, No. 25 Michigan vs. No. 23 Rutgers (at Madison Square Garden)
Sunday: No. 3 Ohio State at No. 6 Nebraska, No. 24 Missouri at No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Wisconsin at No. 13 Purdue
Methodology: The NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll is voted on by two coaches from each Division I wrestling conference. Each first-place vote is worth 25 points, 24 points for a second-place vote, 23 for a third-place vote and so on through to one point for a 25th-place vote.