Courtesy of the NAIA – Link
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The reigning NAIA National Champions continue to pace the Coaches’ Top 20 Poll with Life (Ga.) once again taking the second slot. As Southeastern (Fla.) slipped out of the Top Five, it allows Indiana Tech and Doane (Neb.) to move up one spot each. Reinhardt (Ga.) leaps from eighth to fifth this week. Menlo (Calif.) moves up six spots, Baker (Kan.) falls out of the poll and is replaced by Morningside (Iowa).
➤ The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the nine 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.
|1||Grand View (Iowa)||Heart of America||205|
|6||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Mid-South||89|
|10||Marian University (Ind.)||WHAC||65|
|17||Thomas More (ky.)||Mid-South||53|
Receiving Votes: Baker (Kan.) 40; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 37; Missouri Valley 36; Oklahoma City 35; Providence (Mont.) 34; Texas Wesleyan 25; Vanguard (Calif.) 25; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 23; Southern Oregon 20; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 19; Brewton-Parker (GA) 17; Midland (Neb.) 17; York (Neb.) 17; William Penn (Iowa) 16; Central Methodist (Mo.) 14; Lincoln (Ill.) 12; Montreat (N.C.) 11; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 11; Corban (Ore.) 10; Bluefield (W. Va.)8; Concordia (Neb.) 8; Saint Mary (Kan.) 7; Northwestern (Iowa) 6; Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 4; Oklahoma Wesleyan 4; Cornerstone (Mich.) 3;Midway (Ky.) 3
Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
125 – Brandon Orum, Life University (Ga.)
133 – Conner Gimson, Indiana Tech
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane University (Neb.)
149 – Cole Luallen, Reinhardt (Ga.)
157 – Giovanny Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)
165 – Cole Smith, Cumberland (Tenn.)
174 – Joe Koontz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
184 – Ben Lee, Grand View (Iowa)
197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern
285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)