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North Central is No. 1 in NWCA NCAA Women’s Coaches Poll; Iowa is No. 1 in Dual Rankings

by NWCA

Brittyn Corbishley (North Central) is ranked No. 1 at 191 pounds in the NCAA Women's Rankings. (Photo by North Central Athletics)

MANHEIM, Pa. – For the first time since October, there is a new No. 1 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NCAA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Poll.


North Central College returns to the top spot over the University of Iowa, which comes in second. King University stayed at third, while McKendree University jumped Colorado Mesa University to round out the top five.


North Central accumulated 125 points, with 17 ranking individuals taking over the top spot, while Iowa is the only other team with at least 100 points, coming in second with 103 points. The Hawkeyes have 14 individuals ranked. King stays at third as they are the third and final team, with at least ten individuals ranked with 13 to accumulate 87 points. McKendree leaped Colorado Mesa to take over the fourth spot with 60 points and eight ranked individuals. The Mavericks have five ranked individuals and 29 points.


Simon Fraser University moved up again to sixth with 27 points and six individuals ranked. Sacred Heart University and Aurora University each have 19 points, as Sacred Heart has five ranked individuals, and Aurora has three. New Jersey City University and Lock Haven University round out the top 10 at ninth and 10th, respectively. Each has two ranked individuals, with New Jersey City accumulating 16 points and Lock Haven 14 points.


There are three new top-ranked wrestlers, McKendree’s Shelby Moore at 123 pounds, King’s Victoria Baez-Dilone at 130 pounds, and North Central’s Alara Boyd at 143 pounds.


Greensboro College is ranked for the first time in program history, coming in tied for 24th. Greensboro’s Hailie Misplay becomes the first-ranked wrestler for Greensboro, coming in 10th at 136 pounds.


This was also the first rankings that included dual rankings as NWCA National Duals champion Iowa checked in atop the poll with a 10-0 record. North Central is second with a record of 8-1, while McKendree is third at 11-2. King is 7-2 and ranked fourth, while Sacred Heart rounds out the top five at 12-3.


The next poll is scheduled to come out in February.


NCAA Women’s Team Rankings

(Rank/Team/Total Points/Individuals Ranked/Previous Rank)

1. North Central  125        17           2

2. Iowa  103        14           1

3. King  87           13           3

4. McKendree      60           8             5

5. Colorado Mesa 29           5             4

6. Simon Fraser   27           6             7

7. (tie) Sacred Heart           19           5             6

7. (tie) Aurora      19           3             T-11

9. New Jersey City             16           2             T-9

10. Lock Haven   14           2             8

11. William Jewell             11           2             T-18

12. Pacific            10           1             T-16

13. (tie) Wartburg 9             1             T-14

13. (tie) Augsburg              9             1             T-16

15. (tie) Northern Michigan             7             2             T-9

15. (tie) Presbyterian         7             4             T-11

15. (tie) UW-Stevens Point              7             3             T-14

18. (tie) Tiffin      6             1             13

18. (tie) East Stroudsburg  6             2             T-18

18. (tie) Lindenwood         6             2             23

21. Elmira            5             2             NR

22. Schreiner       3             11           NR

23. Emmanuel     2             1             23

24. (tie) Gannon  1             1             T-18

24. (tie) Adrian    1             1             NR

24. (tie) Greensboro           1             1             NR        


NCAA Women’s Dual Rankings

(Rank/Team/Record)

1. Iowa, 10-0

2. North Central, 9-1

3. McKendree, 11-2

4. King, 7-2

5. Sacred Heart, 12-3

6. Presbyterian, 7-6

7. Lindenwood, 10-6

8. Simon Fraser, 6-1

9. Colorado Mesa, 10-5

10. Emmanuel, 10-4


Top Ranked NCAA Women individuals  

101 Emilie Gonzalez, Iowa

109 Kendra Ryan, North Central

116 Samara Chavez, King

123 Shelby Moore, McKendree

130 Victoria Baez-Dillone, King

136 Yele Aycock, North Central

143 Alara Boyd, North Central

155 Marlynne Deede, Iowa

170 Kylie Welker, Iowa

191 Brittyn Corbishley, North Central


Complete NCAA Women’s Individual Rankings

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