NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Team and Individual Rankings

Manheim, PA – The rankings committee met Thursday this week instead of Tuesday to allow all duals and matchups to play out before rendering their final team and individual rankings prior to the regional tournaments on Feb. 29. Here are the results of the fourth and final regular-season top 25 and individual rankings. There will be one more set of rankings following the regionals and prior to the NCAA Division II Championships.

Division II Team tournament poll

RankTeamPointsPrevious Rank
1St. Cloud St1041
2McKendree822
3Pitt-Johnstown694
4Notre Dame645
5Central Oklahoma616
6Nebraska-Kearney573
7Lindenwood457
8Upper Iowa4410
9Tiffin428
10Ashland3413
10Mercyhurst3411
12Colorado Mines319
13San Francisco St.2612
14Kutztown2417
14Fort Hays St.2422
16Adams St.2213
16East Stroudsburg2217
18Newberry2113
18Minnesota St.2117
20Limestone1720
21West Liberty1616
21Colorado Mesa1625
23Gannon1521
24Indianapolis14
25Newman13

Others receiving votes: Northern State-12, Western Colorado-10, Augustana-10, Belmont Abbey-10, Drury-9, UMary-9, UW-Parkside-8, New Mexico Highlands-7, Minot State-6, Colorado State Pueblo-6, Seton Hill-5, Maryville-4, UNC-Pembroke-4, Ouachita Baptist-4, Alderson Broaddus-3, Chadron State-2, Coker-2, Simon Fraser-1.

RANKING COMMITTEE: 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 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 (ASSOC. WRESTLING COACH – UPPER IOWA) ACTS AS THE CHAIR AND MODERATOR. HOWIE THOMPSON (UPPER IOWA ASSISTANT AD FOR SPORTS COMMUNICATION) IS THE MEDIA COORDINATOR FOR THE NWCA DIVISION II WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION RANKINGS COMMITTEE.

TOURNAMENT 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 TOURNAMENT POINTS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BONUS POINTS.

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