2022-23 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll – No. 5

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Life (Ga.) overtakes the number one ranking in the newest Yes! Athletics NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. Grand View (Iowa) falls to second place, Southern Oregon remains in third, with Menlo (Calif.) and Cumberlands (Ky.) switch spots at fourth and fifth. Hastings (Neb.) is back in the poll after a one cycle hiatus replacing Waldorf (Iowa).

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.


12Life (Ga.)Mid-South197
21Grand View (Iowa)Heart193
33Southern OregonCascade178
45Menlo (Calif.)Cascade157
54Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South139
66Texas WesleyanSooner129
711Central Methodist (Mo.)Heart123
87Providence (Mont.)Cascade121
910Indiana TechMid-South110
109Iowa WesleyanHeart98
1113Missouri BaptistSooner95
1212Missouri ValleyHeart88
138Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South86
1415Eastern OregonCascade75
1514Brewton-Parker (Ga.)Mid-South64
16RVHastings (Neb.)Kansas Collegiate48
1717Midland (Neb.)Kansas Collegiate46
1820Baker (Kan.)Heart44
1916Oklahoma CitySooner39
2018Doane (Neb.)Kansas Collegiate37

Dropped From Poll: Waldorf (Iowa)

Receiving Votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 31; Ottawa (Kan.) 28; Siena Heights (Mich.) 26; Jamestown (N.D.) 26; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 24; Waldorf (Iowa) 23; Friends (Kan.) 21; Lourdes (Ohio) 20; Jarvis Christian (Texas) 11; St. Andrews (N.C.) 11; Montreat (N.C.) 9; Avila (Mo.) 8; William Penn (Iowa) 5; Vanguard (Calif.) 3

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 – Alexis Gomez, Grand View (Iowa)
155 – Latifah McBryde, Life (Ga.)
170 – Dymond Guilford, Cumberlands (Ky.)
191 – Kelani Corbett, Missouri Valley

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