The Penn State-Iowa meet gets bigger by the day.
A crazy week in college wrestling has left two teams undefeated: Penn State and Iowa. The Nittany Lions hammered Indiana 36-8 on Sunday to improve to 13-0. The Hawkeyes hammered Ohio State 33-3 on Saturday to improve to 9-0-1. Iowa tied Oklahoma State last weekend.
The nation’s three other undefeated teams lost this week. No. 1 Cornell fell at Lehigh 17-15 on Thursday, Northwestern lost at Michigan 22-12 on Friday and Cal-Poly succumbed at Boise State 29-6 on Sunday.
If the Hawkeyes win at Northwestern this Friday, they will enter Rec Hall with a 72-meet unbeaten streak.
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The meet will match two of the nation’s highest ranked teams. Penn State should move to No. 1 when the USA Today/NWCA coaches poll is released Tuesday. Iowa should ascend from No. 8
Will the Hawkeyes move to No. 2? No. 3 Virginia Tech lost to Rutgers on Friday night, No. 4 Wisconsin is decimated by injuries, No. 5 Minnesota has dropped three meets, Iowa tied No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 7 Missouri has five losses.
Penn State has declared a whiteout for next Sunday’s meet. The Penn State radio network is also planning a special post-meet call-in show similar to what fans hear after a football game.
Put it all together, and you have Centre County’s biggest sporting event until the Alabama football game in September.