2022-23 NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – Final

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View (Iowa) now leads the NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll for the seventh straight rankings period this year. With the rest of the Top Five remaining the same, the biggest movement comes from Morningside (Iowa) and Cumberlands (Ky.) each leaping four spots. The Cascade and Mid-South Conferences lead the way with five institutions each represented.

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 10 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 25 individuals in each weight class is based on how each voter ranks the best individuals. An individual receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 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

➤For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

11Grand View (Iowa)Heart300
22Life University (Ga.)Appalachian276
33Southeastern (Fla.)Appalachian242
44Doane (Neb.)Great Plains181
55Indiana TechWolverine-Hoosier173
67Marian University ((Ind.)Wolverine-Hoosier164
76Menlo (Calif.)Cascade157
88Eastern OregonCascade147
99Providence (Mont.)Cascade126
1014Morningside (Iowa)Great Plains123
1110Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian120
1211Ottawa (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate117
1312Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South98
1413Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South86
1515Cumberland (Tenn.)Mid-South82
1620Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South77
1718Thomas More (Ky.)Mid-South74
1816Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)Cascade73
1917Baker (Kan.)Heart72
2018Missouri ValleyHeart70
20RVMontana State-NorthernCascade70

Dropped From Poll: None

Receiving Votes: Southern Oregon 66; Oklahoma City 57; Central Methodist (Mo.) 48; Lourdes (Ohio) 46; Vanguard (Calif.) 46; Keiser (Fla.) 36; Saint Mary (Kan.) 36; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 33; Graceland (Iowa) 32; Corban (Ore.) 30; Cornerstone (Mich.) 26; Avila (Mo.) 23; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 22; Midway (Ky.) 20; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 19; Oklahoma Wesleyan 16; William Penn (Iowa) 16; Rochester (Mich.) 14; Concordia (Neb.) 13; Montreat (N.C.) 13; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 13; Benedictine (Kan.) 7; St. Thomas (Fla.) 6; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 5; Pikeville (Ky.) 4; Waldorf (Iowa) 4; Missouri Baptist 3; Texas esleyan 3; York (Neb.) 3; Dickinson State (N.D.) 2


Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
125 – Esco Walker, Grand View (Iowa)
133 – Carson Taylor, Grand View (Iowa)
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)
149 – Ryan Moore, Thomas More (Ky.)
157 – Giovanni Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)
165 – Jack Bass, Life (Ga.)
174 – Isaiah Luellen, Grand View (Iowa)
184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech
197 – Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.)
285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)

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