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Campbellsville is No. 1 in final NAIA Women's Poll; Nwankwo only new No. 1 individual

By NAIA | Feb. 25, 2021, 3:40 p.m. (ET)

Photo of No. 1 ranked McKayla Campbell of Campbellsville courtesy of the NAIA.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the final poll of 2020-21 season, Campbellsville (Ky.) claimed the No. 1 spot in the Women's Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll. Life (Ga.), Wayland Baptist, Grand View (Iowa), and Cumberlands (Ky.) 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 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 – Final (Feb. 25, 2021)

Rank Team Points
1 Campbellsville University 176
2 Life University 175
3 Wayland Baptist University 159
4 Grand View 138
5 University of the Cumberlands 135
6 Southern Oregon University 125
6 University of Jamestown 125
8 Baker University 114
9 Oklahoma City University 91
10 Missouri Valley College 86
11 Midland University 82
12 Missouri Baptist University 76
13 Indiana Tech 74
14 Texas Wesleyan 73
15 Lyon College 68
16 York College 63
17 Eastern Oregon University 50
18 University of Providence 48
19 William Penn 43
20 Waldorf University 34

Receiving Votes: Ottawa 32, Lourdes (Ohio) 31, Corban (Ore.) 26, Brewton-Parker 21, Saint Mary (Kan.) 18, Central Methodist (Mo.) 10, Hastings (Neb.) 9, Simpson (Calif.) 7, Central Christian 5

Editor's Note: Nine of the 10 No. 1 ranked wrestlers from the last poll remain in the No. 1 spot individually going into the post season. The only new No. 1 individual in the rankings is Nkechinyere Nwankwo of Oklahoma City at 191 pounds.

Top-ranked Individuals
101 - Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist
109 - McKayla Campbell, Campbellsville (Ky.)
116 - Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)
123 - Julia Vidallon, Life (Ga.)
130- Bridgette Duty, Cumberlands (Ky.)
136 - Desiree Zavala, Wayland Baptist
143 – Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp, Midland (Neb.)
155 - Cierra Foster, Oklahoma City
170 - Alexandra Castillo, Campbellsville (Ky.)
191 - Nkechinyere Nwankwo, Oklahoma City

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