2022-23 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 1

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Southern Oregon takes over top billing in the first NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll of the regular season. Campbellsville (Ky.) follows suit, Grand View (Iowa) and Menlo (Calif.) remain third and fourth respectively, while Life (Ga.) joins the Top Five. Hastings (Neb.) overtakes York (Neb.) for the final spot in the rankings.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the five 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
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.
12Southern OregonCascade196
21Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South183
33Grand View (Iowa)Heart181
44Menlo (Calif.)Cascade151
57Life (Ga.)Mid-South149
65Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South125
76Texas WesleyanSooner113
810Providence (Mont.)Cascade105
98Iowa WesleyanHeart102
109Indiana TechMid-South88
1116Oklahoma CitySooner83
1214Central Methodist (Mo.)Heart82
1218Missouri BaptistSooner82
1411Jamestown (N.D.)Kansas Collegiate77
1515Eastern OregonCascade76
1612Baker (Kan.)Heart75
1719Missouri ValleyHeart64
1813Brewton-Parker (Ga.)Mid-South60
1917Midland (Neb.)Kansas Collegiate47
20RVHastings (Neb.)Kansas Collegiate35


Dropped From Poll: Doane (Neb.)

Receiving Votes: Doane (Neb.) 28; Friends (Kan.) 26; William Penn (Iowa) 24; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 20; Waldorf (Iowa) 19; Lyon (Ark.) 16; Lourdes (Ohio) 15; York (Neb.) 15; Saint Mary (Kan.) 13; Avila (Mo.) 12; Ottawa (Kan.) 12; Siena Heights (Mich.) 11; Simpson (Calif.) 11; Montreat (N.C.) 10; St. Andrews (N.C.) 6; Jarvis Christian (Texas) 4


Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
101 – Ira Navarro, Providence (Mont.)
109 – Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)
116 – Ashley Gooman, Providence (Mont.)
123 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon
130 – Lexie Basham, Texas Wesleyan
136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, Iowa Wesleyan
143 – Destiny Lyng, Oklahoma City
155 – Kenya Sloan, Campbellsville (Ky.)
170 – Dymond Guilford, Cumberlands (Ky.)
191 – Kelani Corbett, Missouri Valley

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