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Grand View is No. 1, Life is No. 2 in NAIA men's preseason poll, and both teams have two No. 1 individuals


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll has been published for the 2021-22 preseason and Grand View (Iowa) sits atop the standings. Life University (Ga.) and Doane University (Kan.) fill in spots two and three; Southeastern (Fla.) and Baker (Kan.) completed 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 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)210
2Life University (Ga.)166
3Doane University (Neb.)100
4Southeastern (Fla.)97
5Baker (Kan.)91
6Indiana Tech90
6Reinhardt University (GA)90
8Cumberland (Tenn.)83
9Campbellsville (Ky.)78
10Cumberlands (Ky.)77
11Oklahoma City70
12Missouri Valley69
13Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)61
14Marian University (Ind.)60
15Thomas More (Ky.)56
16Lourdes University (Ohio)53
17Ottawa University (Kan.)52
18Montana State-Northern51
19Eastern Oregon University (Ore.)49
20Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)42

Recieving Votes: Vanguard University 41; Hastings (Neb.) 36; Texas Wesleyan 34; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 33; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 33; Providence (Mont.) 32; Menlo (Calif.) 27; Morningside (Iowa) 27; York (Neb.) 23; Midway University (Tenn.) 20; Midland (Neb.) 18; Southern Oregon 18; Concordia (Neb.) 15; University of Saint Mary (Kan.) 15; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 15; Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 12; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 12; Avila (Mo.) 11; Bethany (Kan.) 8; Northwestern (Iowa) 6; Bluefield College (Va.) 6; Graceland University (Ind.) 4; Warner Pacific (Ore.) 4; Central Methodist (Mo.) 3; Lincoln College (Ill.) 3; Friends University (Kan.) 2; Montreat College (N.C.) 2; Rochester University (Mich.) 2

Top-Ranked NAIA Men's Individuals

125 – Brandon Orum, Life University (Ga.)

133 – Conner Gimson, Indiana Tech

141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane University (Neb.)

149 – Andreus Bond, Southeastern (Fla.)

157 – Giovanni Bonilla, Grand View (Iowa)

165 – Frederick Padilla, Vanguard University (Calif.)

174 – Asher Eichert, Life University (Ga.)

184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech

197 – Isaac Bartel, Montana State-Northern

285 – Greg Hagan, Grand View (Iowa)

Click for NAIA Men's Individual Rankings