NewsUSA WrestlingCollegeUSAW

North Central leads December 10 NWCA Div. III coaches rankings

by National Wrestling Coaches Association

Manheim, PA - The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their second set of NCAA Division III Regular Season rankings on Friday. The tournament team rankings were reshuffled as North Central made the jump from ninth place all the way to the top spot. Warburg remained in second place with UW-La Crosse joining them with 42 points. The rest of the top five was rounded out by #4 Loras (41.5 pts) and #5 Wabash (33.5).

Individual national rankings as well as the individual regional rankings were also released.
The next set of rankings will include a team dual poll and will be completed prior to the NWCA's Multi-Division National Dual Championships will take place in Louisville, KY on January 6-7.
The NWCA Division III ranking committee consists of:
UMW Tony Valek (Augsburg) and Dave Malecek (UW-La Crosse)
LMW Brandon Bradley (Nebraska Wesleyan) and Jon McGovern (Dubuque)
SE Jon Laudenslager (Wilkes) and Anthony Bonaventura (Stevens)
ME Justin Signorelli (Alfred State)Jason Mclean (Muhlenberg)
NE Mike Sugermeyer (Western New England) and Corey Luce (NYU)
CENT Bill Schindel (Adrian) & Josh Malave (CWRU)

Tournament team rankings

1. North Central College, 44.5
2. (tie) Wartburg and UW-La Crosse, 42
4. Loras, 41.5
5. Wabash, 33.5
6. John Carroll, 31.5
7. Augsburg, 31
8. Coe, 30.5
9. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 30
10. Stevens Institute of Technology, 29.5
11. Baldwin Wallace, 23.5
12. University of Chicago, 22
13. UW - Oshkosh, 21.5
14. Johnson & Wales, 21
15. University of Mount Union, 19.5
16. UW - Eau Claire, 17.5
17. Averett, 16.5
18 (tie) UW - Whitewater, Rochester Institute of Technology, Olivet, Elmhurst, 16
22. UW - Stevens Point, 13.5
23. Millikin, 13
24. Ithaca, 12.5
25. York, 11.5