2018-19 NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – Postseason

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the eighth-consecutive season, Grand View (Iowa) claims the No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Friday. The Vikings won their eighth-straight national title with 219 points.

Top 20 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000-01)

  • Grand View is in the top position for the 51st-consecutive ranking. The Vikings streak started on Oct. 17, 2012.
  • The Vikings boast 12 NAIA All-Americans this year
  • Three schools had two national champions – Indiana Tech (Sawyer Miller and Enrique Early), Grand View (Josh Wenger and Evan Hansen) and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (Brett Bradford and Brandon Reed).
  • No. 2 Lindsey Wilson (85), No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (85), No. 4 Indiana Tech (81) and No. 5 Reinhardt (Ga.) (71) round out the top five.
  • Four new teams enter the top-20 – No. 15 Brewton-Parker (Ga.). No. 18 Graceland (Iowa), No. T20 Briar Cliff (Iowa) and No. T20 Morningside (Iowa)
  • Marian (Ind.) and Williams Baptist (Ark.) dropped out of the top 20.
  • Since 2001, only Grand View (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19), former members Notre Dame (Ohio) (2010-11) and Lindenwood (Mo.) (2006-07) have spent the entire season ranked No. 1.

Poll Methodology

  • The postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

 2018-19 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Postseason Top 20 Poll (March 8, 2019)

RankPrevious RankSchoolTotal Team Points
11Grand View (Iowa)219
2T7Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)85
33Life (Ga.)82.5
42Indiana Tech81
512Reinhardt (Ga.)71
611Oklahoma City56
74Cumberlands (Ky.)55
86Menlo (Calif.)53
913Baker (Kan.)52.5
109Montana State-Northern50.5
115Embry Riddle (Ariz.)45
1210Providence (Mont.)39
T1314Midland (Neb.)35
T13T7Missouri Valley35
15RVBrewton-Parker (Ga.)30
T1616Campbellsville (Ky.)29.5
T16T18Eastern Oregon29.5
18RVGraceland (Iowa)28
1915Southeastern (Fla.)26
T20RVBriar Cliff (Iowa)24.5
T20RVMorningside (Iowa)24.5

Dropped out of the top-20: Marian (Ind.) No. 17 and Williams Baptist (Ark.) No. T18

Others receiving votes: Cumberland (Tenn.) 24; Dickinson State (N.D.) 20; Southern Oregon 18.5; Lourdes (Ohio) 18; Concordia (Neb.) 17; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 16; Life Pacific (Calif.) 10.5; Oklahoma Wesleyan 8.5; Marian (Ind.) 7; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 3.5; Bethany (Kan.) 6; Missouri Baptist 5; Northwestern (Iowa) 5; Doane (Neb.) 4; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 3.5; Calumet (Ind.); Kansas Wesleyan 2; Ottawa (Kan.) 2; Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 1; Midway (Ky.) 1; St. Andrews (N.C.) 1; Simpson (Calif.) 0.5.

Top Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

125 – Sawyer Miller, Indiana Tech
133 – Erique Early, Indiana Tech
141 – David Berg, Midland (Neb.)
149 – Josh Wenger, Grand View (Iowa)
157 – Nosomy Pozo, Life (Ga.)
165 – Brett Bradford, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
174 – Lucas Lovvorn, Baker (Kan.)
184 – Anthony Orozco, Menlo (Calif.)
197 – Evan Hansen, Grand View (Iowa)
285 – Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

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