LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming wrestling team is ranked 22nd in the NWCA preseason poll announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Cowboys went 16-4 in duals last season and finished the season ranked 11th. UW returns six grapplers who were national tournament participants and have seven ranked by several publications entering the 2019-20 season.

Wyoming opens the season Saturday at 9 a.m., as it hosts the Cowboy Open at the War Memorial Fieldhouse.

Preseason Individual Rankings

Cole Verner12514thWIN Magazine
Montorie Bridges1337thTrackWrestling/WIN
Sam Turner14110thWIN
Hayden Hastings17416thFloWrestling
Tate Samuelson18416thWIN
Cale Davidson19723rdFlo
Brian AndrewsHWT13thWIN

1Penn State (12)14-0348Big Ten1
2Iowa (2)14-1337Big Ten3
3Ohio State12-2314Big Ten6
4Oklahoma State15-0295Big 122
5Nebraska12-5263Big Ten7
6Wisconsin9-6257Big Ten17
7Minnesota14-3254Big Ten8
8Arizona State6-10243Pac-12NR
9Missouri16-1235MAC5
10NC State16-3222ACC10
11Lehigh9-9211EIWA20
12Iowa State10-4204Big 1215
13Northern Iowa7-5159Big 1214
14Pittsburgh13-3141ACC16
15Princeton9-6131EIWA19
16Virginia Tech9-5125ACC18
17North Carolina12-7115ACC12
18Cornell13-3113EIWA9
19Michigan13-1105Big Ten4
20Northwestern5-1086Big TenNR
21Oklahoma10-677Big 12NR
22Wyoming16-476Big 1211
23Lock Haven10-347MAC21
24Virginia12-1039ACC22
25Old Dominion9-733MACNR