USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll – February 11, 2014


Minnesota moves to No. 1 in latest USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll

As expected, the Minnesota Golden Gophers moved to No. 1 in this week’s USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll following a weekend win over then top-ranked Penn State 18-17.

The Gophers (10-1) received eight out of 10 first-place votes to become only the second team ranked No. 1 this season. Penn State held the No. 1 spot since the initial preseason ranking.

Penn State (13-1) dropped one spot to No. 2, while the top five remained the same as Iowa (13-2), Cornell (10-0) and Northern Iowa (11-0) remained ranked third through fifth. Pittsburgh (12-1) remained No. 6.

Oklahoma State (8-4) moved up to No. 7 after two weekend wins, including a 29-9 win over rival Oklahoma (9-3) at Bedlam. Oklahoma fell one spot to No. 11 this week

Michigan (10-4) jumped into the top 10 after a weekend win at Nebraska, although the Wolverines were hammered by Iowa on Sunday. The Wolverines are ranked eighth, followed by Nebraska (11-2) and Missouri (8-2).

Spots 10-20 remained unchanged with the only other movement coming in spots 21-25. Oregon State (9-6) was upset by unranked Arizona State over the weekend. The Beavers dropped three spots to No. 25, while Lehigh (8-5) moved up to No. 21, followed by Stanford (17-4), Northwestern (6-7) and Purdue (6-7).

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConferencePrevious
1Minnesota (8)10-1398Big Ten2
2Penn State (2)13-1392Big Ten1
3Iowa13-2377Big Ten3
5Northern Iowa11-0362MAC5
6Pittsburgh 12-1350ACC6
7Oklahoma State8-4332Big 128
8Michigan10-4321Big Ten11
9Nebraska11-2319Big Ten7
11Oklahoma9-3301Big 1210
13Ohio State9-4277Big Ten13
15Wisconsin12-4260Big Ten15
16Virginia Tech15-3257ACC16
17Iowa State8-4236Big 1217
18Illinois9-6229Big Ten18
20North Dakota State9-4203WWC20
23Northwestern6-7177Big Ten21
24Purdue6-7148Big Ten24
25Oregon State9-6109Pac-1222
Dropped Out: None
Others Receiving Votes: Kent State 32, Central Michigan 17, Arizona State 16, Navy 16, Ohio 16, Old Dominion 16