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NWCA releases NCAA women’s final poll of the season and NCWWC pre-seeds

By Nate Naasz, NWCA | Feb. 26, 2021, 12:17 p.m. (ET)

Manheim, PA – On Friday, The NWCA released their final NCAA Women's rankings which will serve as preseeds for the NCWWC tournament set for March 5-6 at Tiffin University. McKendree remains in the top spot closely followed by second-place King. Each school is coming off NCWWC Regional tournament titles, McKendree in the Southwest Regional and King in the Southeast Regional. Entering the team rankings this week is New Jersey City University at #15 while Lakeland University drops out of the top 15.

NCWWC Regional Team Champions
• Northwest Regional North Central College
• Southeast Regional King University
• Southwest Regional McKendree University
• Northeast Regional Tiffin University

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS


The top eight wrestlers from today's individual rankings will serve as the pre-seeds for the NCWWC tournament. McKendree has four athletes seeded #1 while King - 3, Augsburg - 1, Emmanuel - 1, and North Central - 1 account for the remaining top seeds. Brackets will be released soon and will be accessible by clicking here.

Those unable to be in attendance can catch all the action live on Trackwrestling.

NCAA WOMEN | TOURNAMENT TEAM RANKING 

Ranking Team TotalPoints Previous Rank
1 McKendree University 131 1
2 King University 123 2
3 Emmanuel College 74 3
4 Colorado Mesa University 59 4
5 Augsburg University 55 7
6 North Central College 41 5
7 Tiffin University 38 6
8 Presbyterian College 28 8
9 Adrian College 17 10
10 Gannon University 8 9
11 Schreiner University 7 T12
T-12 UW – Stevens Point 6 11
T-12 Limestone College 6 14
T-12 Lindenwood University 6 15
15 New Jersey City University 3 NR


Ranking Criteria: Teams will be permitted to enter two wrestlers per weight class, but only 15 total. Each team may receive points from only one wrestler per weight class. That point system is as follows: 1st – 16 points, 2nd – 12 points, 3rd – 10 points, 4th – 9 points, 5th – 7 points, 6th – 6 points, 7th – 4 points, 8th – 3 points.

Ranking Committee: Cliff Cushard (Adrian College), Link Davis (Emmanuel College), Travis Mercado (Colorado Mesa University), Jason Moorman (King University), Joe Norton (North Central College), Sam Schmitz (McKendree University).