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Campbellsville is No. 1 in final NAIA Women's Poll; Nwankwo only new No. 1 individual

by NAIA

Photo of No. 1 ranked McKayla Campbell of Campbellsville courtesy of the NAIA.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the final poll of 2020-21 season, Campbellsville (Ky.) claimed the No. 1 spot in the Women's Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll. Life (Ga.), Wayland Baptist, Grand View (Iowa), and Cumberlands (Ky.) 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 – Final (Feb. 25, 2021)

RankTeamPoints
1Campbellsville University176
2Life University175
3Wayland Baptist University159
4Grand View138
5University of the Cumberlands135
6Southern Oregon University125
6University of Jamestown125
8Baker University114
9Oklahoma City University91
10Missouri Valley College86
11Midland University82
12Missouri Baptist University76
13Indiana Tech74
14Texas Wesleyan73
15Lyon College68
16York College63
17Eastern Oregon University50
18University of Providence48
19William Penn43
20Waldorf University34

Receiving Votes: Ottawa 32, Lourdes (Ohio) 31, Corban (Ore.) 26, Brewton-Parker 21, Saint Mary (Kan.) 18, Central Methodist (Mo.) 10, Hastings (Neb.) 9, Simpson (Calif.) 7, Central Christian 5

Editor's Note: Nine of the 10 No. 1 ranked wrestlers from the last poll remain in the No. 1 spot individually going into the post season. The only new No. 1 individual in the rankings is Nkechinyere Nwankwo of Oklahoma City at 191 pounds.

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 - Nkechinyere Nwankwo, Oklahoma City

Click here for complete individual rankings

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