WRESTLING: NU Starts Season at No. 7

By at October 26, 2009 | 10:51 AM | Print


Nebraska opens No. 7 in the Intermat preaseason poll after its first Big 12 Championship last year. Not surprisingly, defending national champion Jordan Burroughs starts the year No. 1 at 157 pounds, Craig Brester is No. 2 at 197 behind Iowa State rival Jake Varner, Stephen Dwyer is No. 6 at 165 and heavyweight Tucker Lane is ranked ninth in a loaded division.

Nebraska will face at least nine opponents inside the top 25, starting with Wisconsin on Nov. 15.

1. Iowa
2. Iowa State
3. Ohio State
4. Cornell
5. Minnesota
6. Oklahoma State
7. Nebraska
8. Missouri
9. Boise State
10. Maryland
11. Wisconsin
12. Edinboro
13. Central Michigan
14. Penn State
15. Indiana
16. American
17. Arizona State
18. Oklahoma
19. Lehigh
20. Virginia
21. Michigan State
22. Harvard
23. Cal Poly
24. Penn
25. Duke

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