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NAIA Wrestling Rankings released: Southern Oregon is No. 1 among women, Grand View is No. 1 among men

By NAIA | Nov. 17, 2022, 3:31 p.m. (ET)

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Southern Oregon becomes No. 1 in the NAIA Women’s Coaches Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Southern Oregon takes over top billing in the first NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll of the regular season. Campbellsville (Ky.) follows suit, Grand View (Iowa) and Menlo (Calif.) remain third and fourth respectively, while Life (Ga.) joins the Top Five. Hastings (Neb.) overtakes York (Neb.) for the final spot in the rankings.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the five 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 highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”

Rank/Last/Team/Conference/Points
1 2 Southern Oregon Cascade 196
2 1 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 183
3 3 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 181
4 4 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 151
5 7 Life (Ga.) Mid-South 149
6 5 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 125
7 6 Texas Wesleyan Sooner 113
8 10 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 105
9 8 Iowa Wesleyan Heart 102
10 9 Indiana Tech Mid-South 88
11 16 Oklahoma City Sooner 83
12 14 Central Methodist (Mo.) Heart 82
12 18 Missouri Baptist Sooner 82
14 11 Jamestown (N.D.) Kansas Collegiate 77
15 15 Eastern Oregon Cascade 76
16 12 Baker (Kan.) Heart 75
17 19 Missouri Valley Heart 64
18 13 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) Mid-South 60
19 17 Midland (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 47
20 RV Hastings (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 35
Dropped From Poll: Doane (Neb.)
Receiving Votes: Doane (Neb.) 28; Friends (Kan.) 26; William Penn (Iowa) 24; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 20; Waldorf (Iowa) 19; Lyon (Ark.) 16; Lourdes (Ohio) 15; York (Neb.) 15; Saint Mary (Kan.) 13; Avila (Mo.) 12; Ottawa (Kan.) 12; Siena Heights (Mich.) 11; Simpson (Calif.) 11; Montreat (N.C.) 10; St. Andrews (N.C.) 6; Jarvis Christian (Texas) 4

Individual Women's Rankings

Top-Ranked Individuals

101 – Ira Navarro, Providence (Mont.)
109 – Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)
116 – Ashley Gooman, Providence (Mont.)
123 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon
130 – Lexie Basham, Texas Wesleyan
136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, Iowa Wesleyan
143 – Destiny Lyng, Oklahoma City
155 – Kenya Sloan, Campbellsville (Ky.)
170 – Dymond Guilford, Cumberlands (Ky.)
191 – Kelani Corbett, Missouri Valley

Grand View remains No. 1 in NAIA Men’s Wrestling Coaches Poll for 10th consecutive ranking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grand View (Iowa) has now led the NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll for the 10th consecutive ranking. Life (Ga.) and Southeastern (Fla.) stay put from the preseason poll, while Indiana tech leapfrogs Marian (Ind.) for fourth place. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) and Vanguard (Calif.) move into the rankings, replacing Southern Oregon and Thomas More (Ky.)

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 10 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 25 individuals in each weight class is based on how each voter ranks the best individuals. An individual receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through the list. This same point system is used to determine the team ranking.
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot

Rank/Last/Team/Conference/Points
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 294
2 2 Life University Appalachian 273
3 3 Southeastern (Fla.) Appalachian 223
4 5 Indiana Tech Wolverine-Hoosier 175
5 4 Marian (Ind.) Wolverine-Hoosier 163
6 6 Doane University Great Plains 159
7 8 Eastern Oregon Cascade 154
7 7 Ottawa (Kan.) Kansas Collegiate 154
9 15 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 130
10 14 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 124
11 10 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 112
12 9 Morningside (Iowa) Great Plains 108
13 11 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 107
14 13 Reinhardt (Ga.) Appalachian 102
15 12 Missouri Valley Heart 101
16 17 Baker (Kan.) Heart 88
17 RV Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Cascade 86
18 16 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Mid-South 78
19 18 Montana State-Northern Cascade 62
20 RV Vanguard University Cascade 58
Dropped From Poll: Thomas More (Ky.); Southern Oregon
Receiving Votes: Thomas More (Ky.) 56; Oklahoma City 51; Southern Oregon 45; Corban (Ore.) 41; Graceland (Iowa) 40; Midway (Ky.) 39; Saint Mary (Kan.) 36; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 29; Cornerstone (Mich.) 28; Keiser (Fla.) 28; Cumberland (Tenn.) 27; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 25; Texas Wesleyan 25; Lourdes (Ohio) 23; Montreat (N.C.) 22; William Penn (Iowa) 22; Oklahoma Wesleyan 20; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 20; Northwestern (Iowa) 16; Rochester (Mich.) 16; Arizona Christian 12; Avila (Mo.) 12; Jamestown (N.D.) 12; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 12; Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 12; York (Neb.) 11; St. Thomas (Fla.) 10; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 9; Central Methodist (Mo.) 8; Central Baptist (Ark.) 7; Concordia (Neb.) 7; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 7; Waldorf (Iowa) 5; Dickinson State (N.D.) 4; Rio Grande (Ohio) 4; Iowa Wesleyan 3; Missouri Baptist 2

Individual Men's Rankings

Top-Ranked Individuals
125 – Esco Walker, Grand View (Iowa)
133 – Carson Taylor, Grand View (Iowa)
141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)
149 – Ryan Moore, Thomas More (Ky.)
157 – Giovanni Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)
165 – Marty Margolis, Grand View (Iowa)
174 – Isaiah Luellen, Grand View (Iowa)
184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech
197 – Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.)
285 – Gage Braun, Southeastern (Fla.)