Cornell heads into NCAA championships atop NWCA Mid-Major Top 20

Manheim, Pennsylvania – After winning another EIWA championship, Cornell will head into the NCAA Division I Championships atop the final NWCA Mid-Major Top 20 released on Friday.

The Big Red of the Ivy League finished the dual meet season 12-3 and received all five first-place votes.

North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa and Appalachian State finished out their dual seasons ranked in the top five of the Mid-Major poll.

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 Mid-Major Coaches Poll
March 10, 2013

RankTeam (First)RecordPointsPreviousConf.All-Sports
1Cornell (5)(12-3)1001EIWAIvy League
2North Dakota State(11-3)902Big 12Summit
3South Dakota State(12-4)894Big 12Summit
4Northern Iowa(7-5)863Big 12Missouri Valley
5Appalachian State(12-2)765SoConSun Belt
6Penn(9-5)737EIWAIvy League
8Northern Colorado(13-5)618Big 12Big Sky
9Cal Poly(8-6)559Pac-12Big West
10Air Force(8-5)5410Big 12Mountain West
11Campbell(16-9)4911SoConBig South
12Columbia(6-7)3814EIWAIvy League
13Binghamton(5-13)3013EIWAAmerica East
14Army West Point(6-7)2512EIWAPatriot
15Princeton(4-11)2416EIWAIvy League
16Northern Illinois(8-5)2018MACMAC
17Little Rock(5-10)1715Pac-12Ohio Valley
18Lock Haven(7-7)15NRMACPSAC
19Clarion(11-6)1419 (tie)MACPSAC

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