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Life is No. 1, Campbellsville No. 2 in NAIA Women's Poll; nine different teams have a top-ranked athlete

By NAIA | Oct. 28, 2021, 10:41 a.m. (ET)

Life University is No. 1 in the first NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches Poll for the 2021-22 season, with defending NAIA champion Campbellsville at No. 2. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 Southern Oregon, No. 4 Grand View and No. 5 Texas Wesleyan.

Life is the only team with two No. 1 ranked individuals, Peyton Prussin (116) and Jordan Nelson (170). Nine teams have a No. 1 ranked individual,

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

Rank Team Points
1 Life University 189
2 Campbellsville University 175
3 Southern Oregon University 167
4 Grand View 143
5 Texas Wesleyan 142
6 University of the Cumberlands 133
7 Wayland Baptist University 126
8 Baker University 121
9 Menlo College 106
10 Lyon College 102
11 Indiana Tech 100
12 Eastern Oregon University 99
13 Oklahoma City University 89
14 University of Providence 88
15 Waldorf University 61
16 Missouri Valley College 57
17 Corban (Ore.) 55
18 Brewton-Parker College 45
19 Lourdes 29
20 Simpson University (CA) 27

Receiving Votes: Central Methodist University (No.) 22; William Penn (Iowa) 20; Central Christian College (Kan.) 2

Top-ranked individuals
101 – Iverly Navarro, University of Providence (Mont.)
109 – Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist University (Texas)
116 – Peyton Prussin, Life University (Ga.)
123 – Jasmine Hernandez, Lyon College (Ark.)
130 – Angela Vitiritti, Campbellsville University (Ky.)
136 – Gracie Figueroa, Menlo College (Calif.)
143 – Erin Redford, Eastern Oregon University
155 – Sienna Ramirez, Southern Oregon University
170 – Jordan Nelson, Life University (Ga.)
191 – Elisa Robinson, Baker University (Kan.)

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