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Wayland Baptist is No. 1 in first NAIA women's poll, with individual rankings also released

By NAIA | Nov. 23, 2020, 3:55 p.m. (ET)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the first poll of 2020 season, Wayland Baptist (Texas) claimed the No. 1 spot to begin the season in first poll released Friday. Campbellsville (Ky.), Grand View (Iowa), Menlo (Calif.) and Life (Ga.) rounded out the top five.

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 six individuals from each weight class in his/her 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 postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship

2020-2021 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll – No. 1 (Nov. 19, 2020)
Rank/Team/Points
1 Wayland Baptist University 188
2 Campbellsville University 176
3 Grand View 167
4 Menlo College 165
5 Life University 159
6 Southern Oregon University 137
7 University of the Cumberlands 112
8 Missouri Valley College 100
9 University of Providence 94
10 Oklahoma City University 88
10 Baker University 88
12 Texas Wesleyan 84
13 University of Jamestown 83
14 York College 68
15 Midland University 61
16 Indiana Tech 49
17 Eastern Oregon University 47
18 Missouri Baptist University 38
19 Waldorf University 35
19 Lourdes 35

Receiving Votes: William Penn (Iowa) 30, Ottawa (Kan.) 26, Saint Mary (Kan.) 23, Central Christian 23, Brewton-Parker 14, Central Methodist (Mo.) 5, Life Pacific 5

Editor's Note: Individual rankings were also released. Two teams had three No. 1 ranked individuals, Wayland Baptist and Menlo College.

Top-ranked Individuals
101 - Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
109 - Alleida Martinez, Menlo (Calif.)
116 - Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)
123 - Tiana Jackson, Menlo (Calif.)
130- Gracie Figueroa, Menlo (Calif.)
136 - Desiree Zavala, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
143 – Gabrielle Garcia, Campbellsville (Ky.)
155 - Gladdys Palma, Southern Oregon
170 -Kaylynn Albrecht, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
191 - Agatha Andrews, Jamestown (N.D.)

Click here for complete individual rankings