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North Central remains No. 1 in NWCA NCAA Women’s Poll; Lock Haven in top 10 for first time

By NWCA | Nov. 17, 2022, 5:26 p.m. (ET)

Graphic for NWCA NCAA Women's Coaches Poll for October 17, 2022

MANHEIM, Pa. – The second set of National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NCAA Women’s Wrestling rankings was released on Thursday. The top five teams stayed the same while Lock Haven University cracks the top 10 for the first time in program history.

North Central College stays atop the poll with 97 points while King University stays in the two slot with 85 points. King has the most individuals ranked, 12, as they are followed by North Central, 11, and Colorado Mesa University with 10. Colorado Mesa is ranked third with 77 points while McKendree University comes in fourth with 70 points. Augsburg University rounds out the top five with 51 points. McKendree and Augsburg both have five individuals ranked.

Presbyterian College jumped up two spots to sixth with 35 points as they are trailed by Simon Fraser University with 34 points. Tiffin University comes in eighth and Lindenwood University held steady at No. 9 with 16 points. Lock Haven jumps nine spots into the top 10 for the first time with 15 points.

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

There are four new individuals ranked No. 1, starting with Jaslynn Gallegos of North Central at 116 pounds. Her teammate, Yele Aycock jumps to the top of the 136-pound rankings while Alara Boyd of McKendree moves to the top sport at 143 pounds. Fellow Bearcat, Sydnee Kimber moves back to the top spot at 191 pounds.

Back again this year, will be the NWCA wrestlers of the month, both regional and national. The regional wrestlers of the month will be released during the first week of each month with the national winner to be selected from those five.

Rank/School/Points/Last
1 North Central 97 1
2 King 85 2
3 Colorado Mesa 77 3
4 McKendree 70 4
5 Augsburg 51 5
6 Presbyterian 35 8
7 Simon Fraser 34 6
8 Tiffin 25 7
9 Lindenwood 16 9
10 Lock Haven 15 19
11 Gannon 13 11
11 East Stroudsburg 13 14
13 Texas Woman's 12 NR
14 UW-Stevens Point 16
15 New Jersey City 10 10
15 Sacred Heart 10 13
17 Adrian 8 14
18 Northern Michigan 7 NR
19 Emmanuel 6 11
19 Albion 6 NR

Others receiving votes: William Jewell (3), Aurora (3)