Six Panthers are ranked in the top four in the Mid-American Conference in the December coaches poll. Dylan Peters, Cooper Moore, Cody Caldwell, and Blaize Cabell all remained at their respective ranks, with Levi Wolfensperger dropping to number two and Curt Maas entering the rankings at 174 pounds.

Maas enters the poll after being undefeated through the UNI’s first three duals of the season. Cabell beat the number one heavyweight Devin Mellon, 6-4, at the UCM Open earlier this year, but remains behind him in the poll at number two.

As far as team standings go, UNI is still ranked third, behind Missouri and Old Dominion. UNI is half a point behind ODU (Cabell actually getting the first place vote would put UNI alone in the second), and they have Ohio University nipping at their heels with 15 points.

The complete December poll can be found below:
2014-15 December MAC Weight Class Rankings:

125 – 1. Alan Waters (Missouri, Senior); 2. Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa, Sophomore); 3. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 4. Max Soria (Buffalo, Senior).
133 – 1. Mack McGuire (Kent State, Junior); 2. Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa, Senior); 3. Matt Manley (Missouri, Sophomore); 4. Vincent Pizzuto (Eastern Michigan, Junior).
141 – 1. Lavion Mayes (Missouri, Sophomore); t-2. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion, Junior); t-2. Zach Horan (Central Michigan, Junior); t-4. Mike Shaw (Eastern Michigan, Junior); t-4. Tyler Small (Kent State, Senior).
149 – 1. Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, Senior); 2. Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion, Junior); 3. Tywan Claxton (Ohio, Junior); 4. Mike DePalma (Kent State, Junior).
157 – 1. Ian Miller (Kent State, Junior); 2. Joey Lavallee (Missouri, Sophomore); 3. Spartak Chino (Ohio, Junior); 4. Brandon Zeerip (Eastern Michigan, Senior).
165 – 1. Cooper Moore (Northern Iowa, Sophomore); 2. Harrison Hightower (Ohio, Senior); 3. Tristan Warner (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Shaun’Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois, Sophomore).
174 – 1. Cody Walters (Ohio, Junior); 2. Mikey England (Missouri, Senior); 3. Caleb Marsh (Kent State, Senior); 4. Curt Maas (Northern Iowa, Sophomore).
184 – 1. Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 2. Willie Miklus (Missouri, Redshirt Freshman); 3. Cody Caldwell (Northern Iowa, Junior); 4. Andrew Romanchik (Ohio, Junior).
197 – 1. J’Den Cox (Missouri, Sophomore); 2. Phil Wellington (Ohio, Junior); 3. Shawn Scott (Northern Illinois, Sophomore); 4. Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion, Sophomore).
HWT – 1. Devin Mellon (Missouri, Senior); 2. Blaize Cabell (Northern Iowa, Junior); 3. Jake Henderson (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Mimmo Lytle (Kent State, Sophomore).


2014-15 MAC December Rankings:

1. Missouri (31.0)
2. Old Dominion (16.5)
3. Northern Iowa (16.0)
4. Ohio (15.0)Kent State (12.5)
5. Northern Illinois (3.0)
6. Central Michigan (2.5)
7. Eastern Michigan (2.5)
8. Buffalo (1.0)

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