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    Nine Illinois Wrestlers Ranked in Preseason Poll

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    Nine Illinois wrestlers find themselves ranked in the WrestlingReport.com poll. As a team, the Illini sit in the top-10 at No. 10. 

    Returning All-Americans B.J. Futrell (133) and Jordan Blanton (174) are Illinois' highest ranked wrestlers at No. 4 in their respective weight classes. Senior Eric Terrazas at 149 is ranked No. 9 while redshirt freshman Jesse Delgado (125) and Mario Gonzalez (197) earn a No. 16 ranking. Jackson Morse (157) and Tony Dallago (184) earn top-25 rankings at No. 22 and No. 23, respectively. Conrad Polz sits at No. 29 at 165 while sophomore transfer Tucker Armstrong rounds out the Illini at No. 33 at 141. 

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    2011-2012 PRE-SEASON NCAA National Rankings


    1) Iowa Hawkeyes - 113 pts
    2) Penn State Nittany Lions - 109 pts
    3) Oklahoma State Cowboys - 105 pts
    4) Minnesota Golden Gophers - 89 pts
    5) Lehigh Mountain Hawks - 75 pts
    6) Cornell Big Red - 73 pts
    7) American Eagles - 56 pts
    8) Michigan Wolverines - 47 pts
    9) Maryland Terrapins - 46 pts
    10) Illinois Fighting Illini - 42 pts


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