NCAA WOMEN | Pre-Season Poll
Manheim, PA – On Monday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the pre-season individual and tournament team rankings for the NCAA Women. This is the second season that the NWCA has sponsored a poll for the NCAA Women’s division.
Freshmen are not included in the preseason polls. Of note, many athletes are coming off redshirt years.
With NCAA women competing in freestyle competition, it has been determined that results from sanctioned freestyle events such as USA Wrestling’s U23 Championships will be factored into the individual rankings throughout the season.
NCAA WOMEN | TOURNAMENT TEAM RANKING
Ranking Criteria: Teams will be permitted to enter two wrestlers per weight class, but only 15 total. Each team may receive points from only one wrestler per weight class. That point system is as follows: 1st – 16 points, 2nd – 12 points, 3rd – 10 points, 4th – 9 points, 5th – 7 points, 6th – 6 points, 7th – 4 points, 8th – 3 points.
Ranking Committee: Cliff Cushard (Adrian College), Link Davis (Emmanuel College), Travis Mercado (Colorado Mesa University), Jason Moorman (King University), Joe Norton (North Central College), Sam Schmitz (McKendree University).
NOTE: The NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Championships, will not take place this season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.