NWCA Division II (Regular Season #2) Team and Individual Rankings

Manheim, PA – The NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association rankings committee has released the second installment of their regular-season rankings.  The top five teams remain the same with a few changes in the new year while St. Cloud St. remains in the number top spot.

RankTeamRecordPointsPrevious Rank
1St. Cloud St1111
2Pitt-Johnstown704
3Notre Dame675
4Nebraska-Kearney572
5McKendree562
6Central Oklahoma4916
7Tiffin4519
8Ashland377
8Upper Iowa376
10Newberry3511
11Adams State3422
12West Liberty State3310
13Limestone3114
14Mercyhurst30
15Minnesota State278
16Lindenwood238
17Northern State22
18Colorado Mines2113
19Kutztown2016
19East Stroundsburg2022
19Chadron St.20
22Colorado Mesa19
23Western Colorado18
24Gannon17
25San Francisco St.14

About the 2019-20 NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 and Individual Rankings:
The 2019-20 NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings Committee is made up of two coaches from each of the NCAA’s six regions this season. Super Region 1 – Mike Wehler – Mercyhurst and Don Henry – Gannon; Super Region 2 – Cy Wainright – Newberry and Kenn Caudell – Belmont Abbey; Super Region 3 – Jason Warthan – UIndy and Shawn Nelson – Findlay; Super Region 4 – Chaz Thompson – Fort Hays State and James Kisgen – McKendree; Super Region 5 – Heath Grimm – Upper Iowa and Rocky Burkett – Northern State; Super Region 6 – Brett Hunter – Chadron State and Charlie Pipher – Western State Colorado. Nate Skaar (Upper Iowa Assoc. Wreslting Coach) acts as the chair and moderator for the committee. Howie Thompson (Upper Iowa Assistant AD for Sports Communication) is the media coordinator for the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association rankings committee.

Poll Methodology: This is a tournament-power index ranking. The poll is not based on a team’s dual strength. TPI Point Totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 1st=20pts, 2nd=16pts, 3rd=13pts, 4th=12pts, 5th=10pts, 6th=9pts, 7th=7pts, 8th=6pts, 9th=4pts, 10th=3pts, 11th=2pts, 12th=1pt. The TPI point totals will be lower than the final actual NCAA Championship points because it does not include bonus points.

 

Future Poll Schedule: The NWCA Divisin II Rankings Committee will meet on the following Mondays (one Tuesday) to produce the poll and the information will be released on the Wednesday to follow. The conference calls will take place on Dec. 31 (Tuesday), Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and then a final postseason poll (between the NCAA Regionals and Championships) with a date to be determined.
The 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships will take place in Sioux Falls, S.D. on March 13-14.

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