Cornell remains atop NWCA Mid-Major Top 20

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Cornell, ranked in the top five nationally in the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll, remains atop the second NWCA Mid-Major Poll released on Friday. The Big Red are 9-2 on the season and are one of four Ivy League schools in the Top 20.

Three Big 12 affiliates – North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, and South Dakota State hold down the next three positions, while Appalachian State comes in fifth. Columbia from the Ivy League and Chattanooga from the Southern Conference break into the rankings this week for the first time this season.

Methodology: The NWCA Division I Wrestling Mid-Major Coaches Poll is voted on by one coach from Division I wrestling conferences with mid-major representation. Each first-place vote is worth 20 points, 19 points for a second-place vote, 18 for a third-place vote, and so on through to one point for a 20th-place vote. The poll is based on dual meet results.

NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll
February 3, 2023

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsPreviousConf.All-Sports
1Cornell (5)(9-2)1001EIWAIvy League
2North Dakota State(8-2)922Big 12Summit
3Northern Iowa(5-3)893Big 12Missouri Valley
4South Dakota State(11-2)884Big 12Summit
5Appalachian State(8-2)746SoConSun Belt
6Lehigh(6-9)735EIWAPatriot
7Penn(6-4)718EIWAIvy League
8Northern Colorado(11-3)649Big 12Big Sky
9Cal Poly(4-6)567Pac-12Big West
10Air Force(7-2)5312Big 12Mountain West
11Campbell(13-8)5110SoConBig South
12Army West Point(5-5)4411EIWAPatriot
13Binghamton(4-10)2614EIWAAmerica East
14Columbia(3-6)25NREIWAIvy League
15Little Rock(3-7)2115Pac-12Ohio Valley
16Princeton(2-8)1913EIWAIvy League
17Drexel(6-4)1819EIWAColonial
18Northern Illinois(6-4)1316MACMAC
19 (tie)Chattanooga(7-8)12NRSoConSoCon
19 (tie)Clarion(10-3)1219MACPSAC

Others Receiving Votes: George Mason 9, Utah Valley 9, American 8, Navy 8, Central Michigan 6, Buffalo 5, Cleveland State 2, Rider 2.