NWCA Releases Division III Men’s Coaches Regular Season Poll #6
Manheim, PA – On Wednesday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their sixth and final set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.
Wartburg continues to sit at the top of both the Tournament and Dual Top 25 polls. The tournament poll top five remains unchanged and is comprised of #1 Wartburg (69.5 pts), #2 Johnson & Wales (53 pts), #3 Augsburg (48 pts), #4 Baldwin Wallace (47 pts),and finally #5 Loras (34.5 pts).
Also unchanged, the Team Dual Poll is led by 14-1 Wartburg, followed by #2 Augsburg (9-1), #3 Johnson & Wales (30-3), #4 UW-La Crosse (13-3), and #5 Baldwin Wallace (18-2).
INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL RANKINGS – INDIVIDUAL REGIONAL RANKINGS
The individual rankings saw a no change to the top spots. Johnson & Wales continues to lead the nation with two top-ranked wrestlers (125 & 174) . Other programs with a #1 ranked wrestler are North Central, Wartburg, Baldwin Wallace, Loras, Rhode Island, UW-Whitewater, Coast Guard, and Olivet.
TOP RANKED INDIVIDUALS
125 – Josiah Fry, Johnson & Wales
133 – Robbie Precin, North Central
141 – Zaren Terukina, Wartburg
149 – Michael Petrella, Baldwin Wallace
157 – Zeke Smith, Loras Collage
165 – Nate Lackman, Rhode Island
174 – Mike Ross, Johnson & Wales
184 – Jarritt Shinhoster, UW-Whitewater
197 – Coy Spooner, Coast Guard
285 – Donovan King, Olivet
Poll Resources – Link
TOURNAMENT POLL METHODOLOGY: THIS IS A TOURNAMENT POWER INDEX RANKING; THE POLL IS NOT BASED ON A TEAM’S DUAL STRENGTH. TPI POINT TOTALS ARE BROKEN DOWN BY INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: [1St – 16pts], [2ND – 12pts], [3RD – 10pts, [4TH – 9pts], [5TH -7pts], [6TH – 6pts], [7TH -4pts], [8TH – 3pts], [9TH – 2pts], [10TH – 1pt], [11TH-15TH – 1/2pt]. THE TPI POINT TOTALS WILL BE LOWER THAN THE FINAL ACTUAL NCAA TOURNAMENT POINTS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BONUS POINTS.
The NWCA Division III ranking committee consists of:
UMW Tony Valek (Augsburg) and Dave Malecek (UW-La Crosse)
LMW Dave Mitchell (Luther) and Jon McGovern (Dubuque)
SE Jon Laudenslager (Wilkes) and Anthony Bonaventura (Stevens)
ME Justin Signorelli (Alfred State) and Joe Galante (TCNJ)
NE Scott Legacy (Castleton) and Corey Luce (NYU)
CENT Bill Schindel (Adrian) & Brandon Brissette (Olivet)
2023 NCAA DIVISION III REGIONAL INFO
|Central||Cleveland, OH||2/25 - 2/26||Event Link|
|Lower Midwest||Springfield, IL||2/24 - 2/25||Event Link|
|Southeast||York, PA||2/24 - 2/25||Event Link|
|Upper Midwest||Mequon, WI||2/24 -2/25||Event Link|
|Mideast||Ithaca, NY||2/25 - 2/26||Event Link|
|Northeast||Gorham, ME||2/25 - 2/26||Event Link|
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