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NWCA Division III releases second regular season poll

By Nate Naasz, NWCA | Feb. 26, 2021, 4:29 p.m. (ET)

Manheim, PA - Significant shuffling took place in the latest NWCA Division III Coaches Rankings released on Friday as only teams and athletes that had taken to the mat this season were included. Coming in atop the new team rankings is perennial DIII power Wartburg with eight ranked individuals. Wisconsin-La Crosse, the US Coast Guard Academy, Mount Union, Baldwin Wallace, and John Carroll round out the rest of the top-five.

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Many of the teams and athletes included in this set of rankings will find themselves finishing this season not at the NCAA Championships, as they were canceled earlier this month, but instead at the NWCA Division III Coaches Association National Championships presented by ARMS Software, FloWrestling, and Reese's. While there will be no team scoring or awards, each athlete entered will be competing for NWCA All-American status with a top-eight finish. A full listing of competing teams will be available at a later date.

The NCAA Division III Coaches Rankings are voted on and compiled by two coaches from each of the six Regions.

NCAA DIVISION III TOURNAMENT TEAM RANKINGS

RANK

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

Wartburg College

60

2

Wisconsin-La Crosse

54

3

Coast Guard Academy

41

4

University of Mount Union

40

T5

Baldwin Wallace University

38

T5

John Carroll University

38

7

Millikin University

35

8

Coe College

34

T9

Augsburg University

28

T9

Stevens Institute of Technology

28

11

Loras College

26

12

North Central

21

13

Messiah University

20

14

Wisconsin-Whitewater

19

T15

Averett University

18

T15

The College of New Jersey

18

17

Concordia-Moorehead

17

T18

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

16

T18

Waynesburg University

16

T20

University of Dubuque

15

T20

Heidelberg Univeristy

15

22

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

13

23

Southern Virginia University

12

24

Castleton University

11

25

Otterbein College

10


Tournament Poll Methodology:
Program will receive points based on how many individuals they have ranked and where they are ranked. The point system will follow the same scoring as the NCAA Championships with no bonus points: Eight Places: (1st - 16), (2nd - 12), (3rd - 10), (4th - 9), (5th - 7), (6th - 6), (7th - 4), (8th - 3). If a program has a wrestler ranked 9th they will receive 2 points, if a program has a wrestler ranked 10th they will receive 1 point.

2020-21 NWCA Committee Representatives: Northeast - Mike Sugermeyer (WNE) & Corey Luce (NYU), Mideast - Justin Signorelli (Alfred State) & Jason Mclean (Muhlenberg), Southeast - Jon Laudenslager (Wilkes) & Anthony Bonaventura (Stevens), Central - Bill Schindel (Adrian) & Josh Malave (Mount Union), Lower Midwest - Jon McGovern (Dubuque) & Brandon Bradley (Nebraska Wesleyan), Upper Midwest - Tony Valek (Augsburg) & Dave Malecek (UW-La Crosse)