NWCA releases second Mid-Major Top 20 Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The National Wrestling Coaches Association released its second Mid-Major Top 20 of the season on Wednesday.

Cornell University received all six first place for votes after defeating Princeton 34-7. With the win over Princeton, Cornell secured its 17th straight Ivy League Championship. Despite the loss, Princeton remained in the third spot in a tie with Northern Iowa.  Wyoming remained second, while The Mountain Hawks of Lehigh rounded out the top five teams.

Moving into the top ten for the second poll was Navy at No. 8  and North Dakota State at No. 10.

The EIWA led all conferences with six teams ranked in the top 20 including three in the top five and five in the top 10.  Lock Haven, which won the PSAC Championship, is the only non-Big 12 or EIWA Conference team in the top 10 securing a spot at No. 6.

The final Mid-Major poll will be released on February 27.

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsConferenceAll-Sports Conf.Previous
1Cornell (6)11-2120EIWAIvy League1
2Wyoming15-4109Big 12Mountain West2
3 (tie)Northern Iowa6-5104Big 12Missouri Valley4
3 (tie)Princeton7-6104EIWAIvy League3
5Lehigh7-998EIWAPatriot5
6Lock Haven8-394EWLPSAC (Division II)6
7Army West Point7-275EIWAPatriot9
8Navy5-265EIWAPatriot11
9Old Dominion8-562MACConference USA8
10North Dakota State9-561Big 12Summit12
11Utah Valley9-1358Big 12WAC7
12Buffalo10-452MACMAC13
13Appalachian State6-638SoConSun Belt14
14Campbell5-136SoConBig South10
15Fresno State9-730Big 12Mountain WestNR
16Binghamton7-328EIWAAmerica East15
17Rider8-426EWLMetro Atlantic17
18Air Force5-524Big 12Mountain West18
19Ohio6-523MACMAC19 (tie)
20Central Michigan4-718MACMAC20
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