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Manheim, PA - After avenging two losses at last weekend's NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, Minnesota reclaimed the top spot in the final regular season USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll release on Tuesday.

Minnesota finishes the season 16-2 after picking up wins over No. 2 Iowa and No. 1 Oklahoma State at Williams Arena on the campus of Minnesota on Saturday. The Gophers had previously lost at home to Oklahoma State in December and to Iowa last month. Minnesota received eight of the possible 10 first-place votes, while Oklahoma State and Penn State received one vote each.

Oklahoma State slid to No. 2, while Penn State remained at No. 3 in the final dual-meet ranking.

Missouri finished third at the National Duals, beating Iowa 18-16 and finishes the regular season ranked fourth. Iowa fell to fifth.

Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Oregon State and Cornell round out the Top 10.

Eight of the top 10 teams in the country participated in the National Duals final weekend. The event also saw three different No. 1-ranked individuals lose during the competition.

Rank/Teams/First/Points/Record/Previous
1 Minnesota (8) 397 16-2 4
2 Oklahoma State (1) 387 17-1 1
3 Penn State (1) 384 13-1 3
4 Missouri 370 15-3 6
5 Iowa 362 20-3 2
6 Ohio State 343 11-4 5
7 Virginia Tech 339 14-3 7
8 Illinois 325 7-6 8
9 (tie) Oregon State 320 11-4 9
9 (tie) Cornell 320 14-4 9
11 Central Michigan 302 16-3 11
12 Nebraska 289 11-6 12
13 Virginia 282 16-4 13
14 Purdue 266 17-6 14
15 Bloomsburg 256 17-3 16
16 Pittsburgh 253 9-6 17
17 Edinboro 238 10-6 15
18 Michigan 232 10-7 18
19 Boise State 213 10-5 19
20 Iowa State 190 9-4 20
21 Penn 186 10-3 23
22 Northern Iowa 182 9-5 21
23 Wyoming 167 9-6 22
24 Maryland 158 14-8 24
25 Rutgers 99 16-4 25

Dropped Out: None
Others Receiving Votes: Kent State 35, Lehigh 35, Navy 20, North Dakota State 18, Northwestern 16, Wisconsin 16
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