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USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll – January 14, 2014

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After a strong fifth-place finish at the Virginia Duals, Chattanooga moved into the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll for the first time this season. The Mocs (10-5) lone loss at the Virginia Duals was to eventual champion Virgina. The Mocs are the first Southern Conference team to be ranked this season.

Penn State, Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma remained steady in spots 1-4, while Cornell moved into the top five, tied with Oklahoma State in fifth with 354 points. The Big Red (4-0) recently defeated Lehigh 33-7.

Ohio University, fresh off a 33-9 victory over Northern Illinois, had been receiving votes most of the season. The Bobcats (5-1) debut this week at No. 25 and give the Mid-American Conference three ranked teams, joining seventh-ranked Missouri and ninth-ranked Northern Iowa.

Virginia moved up one spot after defeating Chattanooga, Kent State and Edinboro to win the Virginia Duals. Wisconsin moved up five spots after upsetting Ohio State. The Buckeyes dropped one spot after recovering by beating Illinois.

Oregon State moved up four spots to No. 20 after defeating Stanford over the weekend. The Cardinal dropped to No. 24.

Bloomsburg and Boise State fell out of the Top 25 after weekend losses.

Rank
Teams (First)
Points
Conference
Record
Previous
1Penn State (10)400Big Ten8-01
2Minnesota 387Big Ten6-02
3Iowa 380Big Ten10-13
4Oklahoma373Big 127-04
5Cornell 354EIWA4-06
(tie)Oklahoma State 354Big 123-35
7Missouri 337MAC3-07
8Nebraska335Big Ten8-08
9Northern Iowa317MAC5-010
10Ohio State 302Big Ten6-29
11Illinois295Big Ten6-311
12Virginia286ACC11-213
13Pittsburgh 284ACC8-112
14Edinboro 269EWL4-314
15Northwestern258Big Ten6-216
16Virginia Tech253ACC11-215
17Iowa State237Big 126-217
18Wisconsin227Big Ten9-423
19Michigan224Big Ten5-218
20Oregon State192Pac-126-324
21Lehigh190EIWA5-419
22Purdue188Big Ten3-420
23Chattanooga178SoCon10-5NR
24Stanford140Pac-129-321
25Ohio55MAC5-1NR

Dropped Out: Bloomsburg, Boise State
Others Receiving Votes: Kent State 36, Bloomsburg 35, Navy 32, North Dakota State 17, Wyoming 17, Arizona State 16, Boise State 16, Rider 16