2020-2021 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 2

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View University (Iowa) claimed the No. 1 spot in the second poll of the 2020-21 season. Joining the Vikings in the top five was Life (Ga.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Reinhardt (Ga.) and Indiana Tech.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the eight conferences.
  • 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.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot
  • The postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

2020-21 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll 2 (December 18, 2020)

1Grand View (Iowa)215
2Life (Ga.)157
3Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)147
4Reinhardt (Ga.)133
5Indiana Tech90
7Cumberland (Tenn.)83
7Oklahoma City83
7Southeastern (Fla.)83
10Campbellsville (Ky.)62
10Graceland (Iowa)62
12Marian University (Ind.)61
13Cumberlands (Ky.)60
13Doane (Neb.)60
15Montana State-Northern59
16Eastern Oregon University (Ore.)56
16Missouri Valley56
18Ottawa University50
19Lourdes (Ohio)47
20York (Neb.)44


Recieving Votes:  Vangaurd (Calif.) 42, Saint Mary (Kan.) 40, Arizona Christian 30, Providence (Mont.) 26, Warner Pacific (Ore.) 26, Baker (Kan.) 25, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 24, Concordia (Neb.) 23, Southern Oregon 22, Bluefield (Ga.) 21, Hastings (Neb.) 21, Texas Wesleyan 20, Williams Baptist (Ark.) 20, William Penn (Iowa) 19. Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 17, Thomas Moore (Ky.) 16, Midway (Ky.) 15, Morningside (Iowa) 15, Dickinson State (N.D.) 14, Northwestern (Iowa) 13, Corban (Ore.) 12, Rochester (Mich.) 10, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 8, Simpson (Calif.) 7, Life Pacific (Calif.) 5, Lincoln (Ill.) 4, Midland (Neb.) 3, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 3, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 2


Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

125 – Nick Kunz, Montana State-Northern
133 – Austin Wallace-Lister, Warner Pacfiic (Fla.)
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)
149 – Marty Margolis, Grand View (Iowa)
157 – Nolan Saxton, Reinhardt (Ga.)
165 – Elias Vaoifi, Missouri Valley
174 – Brennan Swafford, Graceland (Iowa)
184 – Riley Jaramillo, Saint Mary (Kan.)
197 – Issac Bartel, Montana State-Northern
285 – Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)


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