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NAIA preseason rankings: Campbellsville is No. 1 for women; Grand View is No. 1 for men

by NAIA

2022 NAIA national champions Grand View (men) and Campbellsville (women)
2022 NAIA champions Grand View (men) and Campbellsville (women). Photos courtesy of NAIA.

Women's Wrestling


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Winners of last year's NAIA Women's Wrestling Invitational, Campbellsville (Ky.) starts the sports first-ever championship season campaign with top billing in the NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll. Southern Oregon, Grand View (Iowa), Menlo (Calif.), and Cumberland's (Ky.) round out the Top Five. Central Methodist (Mo.) sitting 14th, was unranked at the end of last season, while York (Neb.) bumps forward from receiving votes previously to 20th this time.

Rank/Last/Team/Conference/ Adjusted Points

1 1 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 183

2 2 Southern Oregon Cascade 179

3 6 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 166

4 3 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 164

5 8 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 139

6 5 Texas Wesleyan Sooner 123

7 4 Life (Ga.) Mid-South 116

8 13 Iowa Wesleyan Heart 114

9 11 Indiana Tech Mid-South 107

10 7 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 103

11 14 Jamestown (N.D.) Kansas Collegiate 94

12 12 Baker (Kan.) Heart 90

13 15 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) Mid-South 84

14 NR Central Methodist (Mo.) Heart 82

15 10 Eastern Oregon Cascade 81

16 18 Oklahoma City Sooner 77

17 19 Midland (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 73

18 17 Missouri Baptist Sooner 57

19 20 Missouri Valley Heart 50

20 RV York (Neb.) Kansas Collegiate 46

Receiving Votes: Wayland Baptist (Texas) 36; William Penn (Iowa) 34; Doane (Neb.) 21; Simpson (Calif.) 17; Lourdes (Ohio) 16; Ottawa (Kan.) 15; Hastings (Neb.) 14; Lyon (Ark.) 13; Avila (Mo.) 12; Central Christian (Kan.) 5; St. Andrews (N.C.) 4; Waldorf (Iowa) 3

Top-Ranked Individuals

101 – Esther Walker, Midland (Neb.)

109 – Peyton Prussin, Life (Ga.)

116 – Ashley Gooman, Providence (Mont.)

123 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon

130 – Lexie Basham, Texas Wesleyan

136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, Iowa Wesleyan

143 – Destiny Lyng, Oklahoma City

155 – Kenya Sloan, Campbellsville (Ky.)

170 – Dymond Guilford, Cumberlands (Ky.)

191 – Kelani Corbett, Missouri Valley

NAIA women's wrestling individual rankings

Men's Wrestling


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The reigning NAIA National Champions from Grand View (Iowa), start off their Red Banner defense with top billing in the preseason Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll. Life (Ga.), Southeastern (Fla.), Marian (Ind.) and Indiana Tech round out the Top Five heading into the 2022-23 season.

Rank/Team/Conference/ Points

1 Grand View (Iowa) Heart 287

2 Life (Ga.) Appalachian 254

3 Southeastern (Fla.) Appalachian 196

4 Marian (Ind.) Wolverine-Hoosier 166

5 Indiana Tech Wolverine-Hoosier 164

6 Doane (Neb.) Great Plains 145

7 Ottawa (Kan.) Kansas Collegiate 142

8 Eastern Oregon Cascade 135

9 Morningside (Iowa) Great Plains 125

10 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 108

11 Menlo (Calif.) Cascade 107

12 Missouri Valley Heart 97

13 Reinhardt (Ga.) Appalachian 96

14 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 92

15 Providence (Mont.) Cascade 82

16 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Mid-South 71

17 Baker (Kan.) Heart 69

18 Montana State-Northern Cascade 66

19 Thomas More (Ky.) Mid-South 58

20 Southern Oregon Cascade 48

Receiving Votes: Graceland (Iowa) 47; Oklahoma City 46; Midway (Ky.) 42; Vanguard (Calif.) 39; Corban (Ore.) 38; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 36; Lourdes (Ohio) 32; Keiser (Fla.) 30; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 29; Texas Wesleyan 29; Montreat (N.C.) 28; William Penn (Iowa) 28; Cumberland (Tenn.) 27; Northwestern (Iowa) 26; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 25; York (Neb.) 24; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 23; Oklahoma Wesleyan 22; Rochester (Mich.) 22; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 21; Saint Mary (Kan.) 21; Williams Baptist (Ark.) 20; Cornerstone (Mich.) 19; Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 19; Concordia (Neb.) 14; St. Thomas (Fla.) 12; Jamestown (N.D.) 11; Arizona Christian 9; Missouri Baptist 8; Avila (Mo.) 7; Central Baptist (Ark.) 7; Central Methodist (Mo.) 4; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 4; Dickinson State (N.D.) 4; Hastings (Neb.) 3; Bethany (Kan.) 2; Lyon (Ark.) 2

Top-Ranked Individuals

125 – Esco Walker, Grand View (Iowa)

133 – Carson Taylor, Grand View (Iowa)

141 – Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)

149 – Ryan Moore, Thomas More (Ky.)

157 – Israel Casarez, Grand View (Iowa)

165 – Marty Margolis, Grand View (Iowa)

174 – Isaiah Luellen, Grand View (Iowa)

184 – Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech

197 – Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.)

285 – Gage Braun, Southeastern (Fla.)

NAIA men's wrestling individual rankings

 
 
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