PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 23, 2011) ? The Rutgers wrestling team (21-2) is ranked ninth in the final NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, the organization announced today. The ranking is the highest final NWCA ranking received by the program surpassing last year?s No. 22 finish.*

Rutgers, who began the season ranked 21stin the poll, ascended to as high as seventh during an impressive season which saw it tally a school record 21 dual meet victories, including three over top 20 opponents in No. 3 Virginia Tech, No. 11 American and No. 16 Missouri.

The Scarlet Knights return to action on March 5 and 6 when they travel to Sojka Pavillion on the campus of Bucknell University for the 107thEIWA Championships.