NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Poll – No. 3

Courtesy of the NAIA – Link

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the third edition of the 2019-20 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Poll, Life (Ga.) moved into the No. 1 spot. The No. 1 Eagles earned a total of 184 points just one point higher than the No. 2 Campbellsville (Ky.).

Top 20 Highlights

  • The Eagles moved up from the three spots to the No. 1 this week.
  • Menlo had the most individually ranked wrestlers with four including: Alleida Martinez (109), Gracie Figueroa (116), Tiana Jackson (123), and Precious Bell (170).
  • Wayland Baptist (Texas) had three No. 1 wrestlers this week including: Kaylynn Albrecht (155), Desiree Zavala (136) and Nina Pham (101).
  • There was one newcomer in the top ranked individuals at 143 Sienna Ramirez of Southern Oregon.
  • This is the second year for women’s wrestling as an NAIA invitational sport. Twenty-eight NAIA institutions sponsor women’s wrestling teams during the 2019-2020 season. Women’s wrestling will be eligible for championship status once 40 institutions sponsor a varsity women’s wrestling program.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the four conferences and groupings.
  • Two days prior to the national poll, each qualifying group rater submits the top six individuals from each weight class in his conference into the system. Only wrestlers listed on a conference ballot are considered for the national ballot.
  • The top 20 individuals in each weight class is based on how each voter ranks the best individuals. An individual receives 20 points for each first place vote, 19 for second place and so on through the list. This same point system is used to determine the team ranking.
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

2019-2020 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll – No. 3

RankLast WeekTeamPoints
14Life University184
23Campbellsville University183
32University of Jamestown175
41Menlo College172
55Southern Oregon University157
66Wayland Baptist University144
77University of the Cumberlands130
88University of Providence127
910Oklahoma City University123
109Lyon College115
1111Grand View113
1212Midland University91
1313Eastern Oregon University67
1414Missouri Valley College60
1515Missouri Baptist University53
1616York College48
1717Central Methodist University42
1819Waldorf University41
1919University of Saint Mary26
2020Ottawa University16

Receiving Votes: Texas Wesleyan 15, Central Christian College 5

Top-ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
101 – Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
109 – Alleida Martinez, Menlo (Calif.)
116 – Grace Figueroa, Menlo (Calif.)
123 – Tiana Jackson, Menlo (Calif.)
130- Abigail Nette, Campbellsville (Ky.)
136 – Desiree Zavala, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
143 – Sienna Ramirez, Southern Oregon
155 – Kaylynn Albrecht, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
170 – Precious Bell, Menlo (Calif.)
191 – Nkechinyere Nwankwo, Oklahoma City

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