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Women’s College Rankings released: Iowa at No. 1 in NCAA, Life at No. 1 in NAIA

by NWCA and NAIA

Marlynne Deede of Iowa (NCAA No. 1 at 155) and Adaugo Nwachukwu of William Penn (NAIA No. 1 at 136) with their arms raised in victory at the NWCA All-Star Classic (Photo by Sam Janicki)

Both the NWCA NCAA Women’s rankings and the NAIA Women’s rankings were released today.


The No. 1 ranked teams in each organization remained the same, with Iowa at No. 1 among NCAA teams and Life No. 1 among NAIA teams.


The top four teams remained the same in the NCAA team rankings, while Grand View hopped over Menlo to become No. 2 in the NAIA rankings.


In addition to the team rankings, both organizations also released their individual rankings.


NCAA WOMEN'S RANKINGS RELEASE


MANHEIM, Pa. – The top four ranked teams remained the same in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NCAA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Poll. The University of Iowa sits atop the poll, followed by North Central College, King University, and Colorado Mesa University.


The Hawkeyes remain #1 in the poll with 115 points and 14 ranked individuals. North Central has the most individuals ranked with 15, checking in at second. Both Iowa and North Central boast four No. 1-ranked wrestlers. King is ranked third with 90 points and 12 individuals ranked, while Colorado Mesa is fourth with 47 points and eight ranked individuals. McKendree University rounds out the top five with nine ranked individuals and 41 points.


Sacred Heart University has 30 points and has nine individuals ranked as they come in at the sixth spot. Lock Haven University moves up one spot to seventh with 19 points and two ranked individuals, while Simon Fraser University is eighth with 17 points and four ranked individuals. New Jersey City University and Northern Michigan University round out the top 10 with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Both teams have two ranked individuals.


Wartburg College jumps into the poll for the first time as the Knights are tied for 15th with two individuals ranked and 10 points.


The next poll is scheduled to come out before the NWCA National Duals in January.


Rank/Institution/Total Points/Individuals Ranked/Previous Rank

1. Iowa  115         14           1

2. North Central  107        15           2

3. King  90           12           3

4. Colorado Mesa 47           8             4

5. McKendree      41           9             T-5

6. Sacred Heart    30           9             T-5

7. Lock Haven     19           2             8

8. Simon Fraser   17           4             7

9. New Jersey City             16           2             9

10. Northern Michigan      15           2             12

11. Gannon          13           2             T-13

12. Aurora            12           1             T-10

T-13. Presbyterian              11           2             T-13

T-13. Tiffin          11           2             18

T-15 UW-Stevens Point     10           2             16

T-15. Wartburg    10           2             NR

17. East Stroudsburg          8             3             T-10

T-18. Lindenwood             7             2             15

T-18. Augsburg   7             1             17

T-20. Emmanuel 4             2             T-22

T-20. Mount Olive             4             1             T-20

22. Ozarks           3             1             19

23. Simpson         2             1             NR

24. Elmira            1             1             T-22


Top Ranked NCAA Individuals

101 Emilie Gonzalez, Iowa

109 Kendra Ryan, North Central

116 Samara Chavez, King

123 Amani Jones, North Central

130 Cameron Guerin, McKendree

136 Yele Aycock, North Central

143 Reese Larramendy, Iowa

155 Marlynne Deede, Iowa

170 Kylie Welker, Iowa

191 Brittyn Corbishley, North Central


Complete NCAA Individual Rankings


NAIA WOMEN'S RANKINGS RELEASE


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Life (Ga.) held the No. 1 spot in the second regular season NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Rating. Grand View (Iowa) and Menlo (Calif.) flipped spots this week for No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Providence (Mont.) climbed up two spots to No. 4 as Southern Oregon remained in the top five. Two new teams joined the top 20 this week with Saint Mary (Kan.) in at No. 15 and Wayland Baptist (Texas) in at No. 20.


Rank/Last Time/Team/ Points

1             1             Life (Ga.)             198

2             3             Grand View (Iowa)            183

3             2             Menlo (Calif.)     156

4             6             Providence (Mont.)            150

5             4             Southern Oregon 143

6             7             Texas Wesleyan   142

7             9             Campbellsville (Ky.)          127

8             5             William Penn (Iowa)         113

9             10           Indiana Tech        101

10           14           Vanguard (Calif.) 95

11           12           Oklahoma City    81

11           13           Cumberlands (Ky.)             81

13           18           Hastings (Neb.)   77

14           17           Ottawa (Kan.)      68

15           RV          Saint Mary (Kan.)              65

16           11           Doane (Neb.)       63

17           8             Missouri Baptist  60

18           16           Central Methodist (Mo.)   45

19           19           Baker (Kan.)        42

20           RV          Wayland Baptist (Texas)   40

Dropped from Top 20: Missouri Valley, Lourdes (Ohio)

Receiving Votes: Midland (Neb.) 36, Lourdes (Ohio) 35, Missouri Valley 34, Friends (Kan.) 32, Waldorf (Iowa) 32, Eastern Oregon 25, Siena Heights (Mich.) 19, Breton-Parker (Ga.) 18, Jarvis Christian (Texas) 15, York (Neb.) 15, Evergreen (Wash.) 12, Avila (Mo.) 9, Dickinson (N.D.) 9, Morningside (Iowa) 3


Top-Ranked NAIA Individuals

101 – Erin Hikiji, Providence (Mont.)

109 – Mia Palumbo, William Penn (Iowa)

116 – Camille Fournier, Texas Wesleyan

123 – Cristelle Rodriguez, Doane (Neb.)

130 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon

136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, William Penn (Iowa)

143 – Jamilah McBryde, Life (Ga.)

155 – Caitlyn Davis, Southern Oregon

170 – Abby McIntyre, Grand View (Iowa)

191 – Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson, Menlo (Calif.)


Complete NAIA Individual Rankings

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