PHILADELPHIA -For the second week in a row, the University of Pennsylvania's wrestling team is ranked No. 24 in the nation accoring to InterMat's Tournament Top-25, with a projected 17 team points at the NCAA Tournament based on individual rankings.
The Quakers continue to rank third among EIWA programs in InterMat's Tournament Top-25, behind No. 6 Cornell and No. 18 Lehigh. Iowa is the top-ranked team in the nation again with 120.5 projected points.
Penn's projected point total increased this week thanks to the addition of one wrestler to the Top-20 and the rise of another.
Caleb Richardson moved into the Top-20 at 133 pounds this week for the first time in the 2014-15 season according to InterMat, coming in at No. 19. Richardson is 19-7 overall this season, already far-surpassing his win total of 12 from his freshman campaign.
C.J. Cobb moved into the Top-10 this week, rising to No. 9 at 149 pounds. Cobb is 13-3 overall this season, win wins in his last eight matches.He is the second-highest ranked EIWA wrestler in the Top-20.
Lorenzo Thomas remained at No. 5 at 184 pounds this week, riding an 18-3 record into this weekend's dual meets. He has tested himself this season, with all three of his losses coming to wrestlers ranked ahead of him and three wins against Top-20 opponents.
The Quakers will have a chance to defend their ranking this weekend, hosting a pair of Ivy League and EIWA duals on Saturday. Up first is Brown at 1 p.m. in The Palestra followed by a dual with Harvard at 6 p.m. in Rockwell Gymnasium inside the Tse Sports Center at Hutchinson Gym.