2022-23 NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 2

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View (Iowa) once again leads the country in the NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll with Life (Ga.) and Southeastern (Fla.) remaining second and third, respectively. Doane (Neb.) moves up two spots to fourth in the nation with Indiana Tech rounding out the Top Five. Cumberland (Tenn.) moves into the rankings at No. 19 taking the spot of Vanguard (Calif.).

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.

RankLastTeamConferencePoints
11Grand View (Iowa)Heart293
22Life (Ga.)Appalachian272
33Southeastern (Fla.)Appalachian226
46Doane (Neb.)Great Plains186
54Indiana TechWolverine-Hoosier175
67Ottawa (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate151
77Eastern OregonCascade148
85Marian (Ind.)Wolverine-Hoosier148
913Menlo (Calif.)Cascade145
109Providence (Mont.)Cascade120
1111Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South115
1210Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South107
1312Morningside (Iowa)Great Plains104
1418Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South99
1514Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian97
1616Baker (Kan.)Heart87
1717Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)Cascade80
1815Missouri ValleyHeart75
19RVCumberland (Tenn.)Mid-South74
2019Montana State-NorthernCascade66

Dropped From Poll: Vanguard (Calif.)

Receiving Votes: Southern Oregon 62; Oklahoma City 61; Vanguard (Calif.) 54; Thomas More (Ky.) 53; Saint Mary (Kan.) 43; Graceland (Iowa) 39; Keiser (Fla.) 32; Corban (Ore.) 31; Oklahoma Wesleyan 31; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 26; Rochester (Mich.) 25; Cornerstone (Mich.) 24; Avila (Mo.) 23; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 23; Texas Wesleyan 22; Midway (Ky.) 19; William Penn (Iowa) 19; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 16; Central Methodist (Mo.) 16; Lourdes (Ohio) 15; Montreat (N.C.) 15; St. Thomas (Fla.) 15; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 12; York (Neb.) 12; Northwestern (Iowa) 11; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 10; Concordia (Neb.) 9; Iowa Wesleyan 7; Jamestown (N.D.) 5; Waldorf (Iowa) 5; Central Baptist (Ark.) 4; Rio Grande (Ohio) 4; Friends (Kan.) 3; Lyon (Ark.) 2; Midland (Neb.) 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 – Cole Smith, Cumberland (Tenn.)
174 – Isaiah Luellen, Grand View (Iowa)
184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech
197 – Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.)
285 – Gage Braun, Southeastern (Fla.)

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