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Life is No. 1, Campbellsville No. 2 in NAIA Women's Poll; nine different teams have a top-ranked athlete


Life University is No. 1 in the first NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches Poll for the 2021-22 season, with defending NAIA champion Campbellsville at No. 2. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 Southern Oregon, No. 4 Grand View and No. 5 Texas Wesleyan.

Life is the only team with two No. 1 ranked individuals, Peyton Prussin (116) and Jordan Nelson (170). Nine teams have a No. 1 ranked individual,

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

1Life University189
2Campbellsville University175
3Southern Oregon University167
4Grand View143
5Texas Wesleyan142
6University of the Cumberlands133
7Wayland Baptist University126
8Baker University121
9Menlo College106
10Lyon College102
11Indiana Tech100
12Eastern Oregon University99
13Oklahoma City University89
14University of Providence88
15Waldorf University61
16Missouri Valley College57
17Corban (Ore.)55
18Brewton-Parker College45
20Simpson University (CA)27

Receiving Votes: Central Methodist University (No.) 22; William Penn (Iowa) 20; Central Christian College (Kan.) 2

Top-ranked individuals

101 – Iverly Navarro, University of Providence (Mont.)

109 – Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist University (Texas)

116 – Peyton Prussin, Life University (Ga.)

123 – Jasmine Hernandez, Lyon College (Ark.)

130 – Angela Vitiritti, Campbellsville University (Ky.)

136 – Gracie Figueroa, Menlo College (Calif.)

143 – Erin Redford, Eastern Oregon University

155 – Sienna Ramirez, Southern Oregon University

170 – Jordan Nelson, Life University (Ga.)

191 – Elisa Robinson, Baker University (Kan.)

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