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Grand View returns to No. 1 in NAIA women's rankings, with Menlo moving up to No. 2


Action image of Madison Diaz (Grand View) courtesy of Grand View Athletics/NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Grand View (Iowa) sits back atop the mountain in the NAIA Coaches' Poll, with a crowd of five teams nipping on their heels.

Just three total points separate second ranked Menlo (Calif.) and No. 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) with No. 3 Life (Ga.) sandwiched in between. Texas Wesleyan beats out Southern Oregon by one point for the fifth spot. Indiana Tech and Lyon (Ark). are tied at 13th.

Editor's Note: There are two wrestlers tied at No. 1 at 191, Kelani Corbett of Lyon and Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson of Menlo.

Poll Methodology

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

1Grand View174
2Menlo College165
3Life University163
4Campbellsville University162
5Texas Wesleyan155
6Southern Oregon University154
7University of the Cumberlands105
8Wayland Baptist University93
9Baker University88
10University of Providence87
11Missouri Baptist University81
12University of Jamestown77
13Indiana Tech75
13Lyon College75
15Iowa Wesleyan68
16Midland University65
17Eastern Oregon University57
18Brewton-Parker College48
20Oklahoma City University35

Receiving Votes: York (Neb.) 29; Missouri Valley 24; Saint Mary (Kan.) 21; Ottawa (Kan.) 17; Simpson (Calif.) 11; Central Methodist (Mo.) 10; William Penn (Iowa) 9; Corban (Ore.) 8; Waldorf (Iowa) 8; Avila (Mo.) 6; Central Christian (Kan.) 2

Individual Rankings

Top-ranked Individuals

101 – Iverly Navarro, Providence (Mont.)

109 – Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)

116 – Alleida Martinez, Menlo (Calif.)

123 – Nichole Moore, Baker (Kan.)

130 – Nanea Estrella, Menlo (Calif.)

136 – Aliyah Yates, Cumberlands (Ky.)

143 – Destiny Lyng, Oklahoma City

155 – Sienna Ramirez, Southern Oregon

170 – Abby McIntyre, Grand View (Iowa)

191 – Kelani Corbett, Lyon (Ark.); Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson, Menlo (Calif.)