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ICYMI: Life stays at No. 1, Grand View climbs to No. 2 in NAIA women's wrestling poll


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the third poll of 2020-21 season, Life (Ga.) claimed the No. 1 spot in the Women's Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll. Grand View (Iowa), Wayland Baptist, Campbellsville (Ky.) and Southern Oregon rounded out the top five.

Poll Methodology

* The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the eight 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 postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship

2020-2021 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll – No. 3 (Feb. 11, 2021)

1Life University192
2Grand View152
3Wayland Baptist University151
4Campbellsville University146
5Southern Oregon University141
6Baker University133
7University of the Cumberlands127
8University of Jamestown113
9Midland University86
10Oklahoma City University80
11Lyon College79
12Indiana Tech75
13Missouri Baptist University72
14York College67
15Texas Wesleyan66
16Missouri Valley College60
17Eastern Oregon University57
18University of Providence55
19William Penn37
20Waldorf University32

Receiving Votes: Brewton-Parker 30, Lourdes (Ohio) 29, Saint Mary (Kan.) 25, Corban (Ore.) 23, Central Methodist (Mo.) 22, Simpson (Calif.) 13, Ottawa 12, Central Christian 11, Hastings (Neb.) 11

Editor's Note: There are four new No. 1 individuals in the rankings: Bridgette Duty of the Cumberlands (130), Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp of Midland (143), Cierra Foster of Oklahoma City (155) and Elisa Robinson of Baker (191).

Top-ranked Individuals

101 - Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist

109 - McKayla Campbell, Campbellsville (Ky.)

116 - Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)

123 - Julia Vidallon, Life (Ga.)

130 - Bridgette Duty, Cumberlands (Ky.)

136 - Desiree Zavala, Wayland Baptist

143 – Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp, Midland (Neb.)

155 - Cierra Foster, Oklahoma City

170 - Alexandra Castillo, Campbellsville (Ky.)

191 - Elisa Robinson, Baker (Kan.)

Click for entire NAIA individual rankings
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