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Grand View is No. 1, Life No. 2 in new NAIA Men's Coaches Poll


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The reigning NAIA National Champions continue to pace the Coaches' Top 20 Poll with Life (Ga.) once again taking the second slot. As Southeastern (Fla.) slipped out of the Top Five, it allows Indiana Tech and Doane (Neb.) to move up one spot each. Reinhardt (Ga.) leaps from eighth to fifth this week. Menlo (Calif.) moves up six spots, Baker (Kan.) falls out of the poll and is replaced by Morningside (Iowa).

Poll Methodology

* The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the nine 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

* The postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship

1Grand View (Iowa)Heart of America205
2Life (Ga.)Mid-South191
3Indiana TechWHAC104
4Doane (Neb.)GPAC99
5Reinhardt (Ga.)AAC92
6Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South89
7Southeastern (Fla.)Mid-South85
8Cumberlands (Ky.)Mid-South77
9Cumberland (Tenn.)Mid-South68
10Marian University (Ind.)WHAC65
11Montana State-NorthernCascade64
12Hastings (Neb.)GPAC63
13Ottawa (Kan.)KCAC62
14Menlo (Calif.)Cascade59
15Campbellsville (Ky.)Mid-South56
16Lourdes (Ohio)WHAC54
17Thomas More (ky.)Mid-South53
18Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)Cascade48
19Morningside (Iowa)GPAC46
20Eastern OregonCascade45

Receiving Votes: Baker (Kan.) 40; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 37; Missouri Valley 36; Oklahoma City 35; Providence (Mont.) 34; Texas Wesleyan 25; Vanguard (Calif.) 25; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 23; Southern Oregon 20; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 19; Brewton-Parker (GA) 17; Midland (Neb.) 17; York (Neb.) 17; William Penn (Iowa) 16; Central Methodist (Mo.) 14; Lincoln (Ill.) 12; Montreat (N.C.) 11; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 11; Corban (Ore.) 10; Bluefield (W. Va.)8; Concordia (Neb.) 8; Saint Mary (Kan.) 7; Northwestern (Iowa) 6; Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 4; Oklahoma Wesleyan 4; Cornerstone (Mich.) 3;Midway (Ky.) 3

Individual Rankings

Top-Ranked Individuals

125 – Brandon Orum, Life University (Ga.)

133 – Conner Gimson, Indiana Tech

141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane University (Neb.)

149 – Cole Luallen, Reinhardt (Ga.)

157 – Giovanny Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)

165 – Cole Smith, Cumberland (Tenn.)

174 – Joe Koontz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

184 – Ben Lee, Grand View (Iowa)

197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern

285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)