Central Oklahoma tops Division II Men’s Coaches Rankings

MANHEIM, Pa. – Central Oklahoma held onto the top spot in NCAA Division II men’s wrestling and is alone atop the rankings in the latest edition of the National Wrestling Coaches Association DII Men’s poll, released Monday afternoon.

The Bronchos, who have all 10 of their starters individually ranked as well, amassed 93 total points. Lander comes in at #2 with 71 total points behind seven ranked wrestlers, with West Liberty in third with 55 points. UW-Parkside (54 points) and St. Cloud State (52 points) round out the top five.

A pair of top-ranked wrestlers highlight the 10 UCO wrestlers ranked, with both defending champions Dalton Abney (197) and Shawn Streck (285) topping their respective weight classes. Lander also features a pair of No. 1s, in David Hunsberger (165) and newly-named #1 James Joplin at 125. In addition to the 125 and 285 weight classes, there is also a new #1 at 149 in 2023 National Finalist, Christian Small of Lake Erie, while UNC-Pembroke’s Scotty Joll took over the top spot at 174 for the first time this season as well.

Super Region 5 again produced more than a quarter of DII’s ranked wrestlers, with 33 coming from SR5. Super Region 4 has 25 ranked wrestlers, while Super Region 2 features the most top-ranked wrestlers, with four among its 13 ranked wrestlers. The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has 30 ranked wrestlers competing for its members, while the
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has 22 ranked wrestlers representing its institutions.

The next ranking will be released on Feb. 22, prior to the NCAA Super Regionals occurring on March 2 at six campus sites around the country.

Rk.InstitutionTotal Pts.Ind. RankedLast Ranking
1Central Oklahoma9310T1
2Lander7173
3West Liberty554T1
4Uw-Parkside5464
5St. Cloud State5276
6Unc-Pembroke4949
7Nebraska-Kearney4567
8Lake Erie4344
9Mckendree42510
Indianapolis4248
11Grand Valley State36416
Pitt-Johnstown363T11
13U Mary35615
14Augustana34517
15Chadron State32412
Upper Iowa323T11
17Millersville29314
18Northern State28218
19Ashland233T20
Tiffin232T20
21Central Missouri21419
Kutztown21323
23Glenville State20225
Montevallo20122
25Southwest Minn. State16224

Receiving Votes: Minot State-13; Western Colorado-13; Gannon-11; Newman-10; Mercyhurst-9; Colorado Mesa-7; Colorado Mines-6; Fort Hays State-6; Newberry-2; Adams State-1; East Stroudsburg-1; Findlay-1; Maryville-1

TOURNAMENT POLL METHODOLOGY: THIS IS A TOURNAMENT POWER INDEX RANKING; THE POLL IS NOT BASED ON A TEAM’S DUAL STRENGTH. TPI POINT TOTALS ARE BROKEN DOWN BY INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: 1ST=20PTS, 2ND=16PTS, 3RD=13PTS, 4TH=12PTS, 5TH=10PTS, 6TH=9PTS, 7TH=7PTS, 8TH=6PTS, 9TH=4PTS, 10TH=3PTS., 11TH=2 PTS, 12TH=1 PT. THE TPI POINT TOTALS WILL BE LOWER THAN THE FINAL ACTUAL NCAA TOURNAMENT POINTS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BONUS POINTS.

125

  1. James Joplin Lander
  2. Jaxson Rohman Augustana
  3. Shane Corrigan Uw-Parkside
  4. Christian Mejia Mckendree
  5. Logan Seliga Unc-Pembroke
  6. Zach Ourada Nebraska-Kearney
  7. Conor Knopick St. Cloud State
  8. Quade Smith Chadron State
  9. Aaron Lucio Grand Valley State
  10. Jose Diaz Gannon
  11. Guy Clevenger Central Oklahoma
  12. Graham Shore Findlay

133

  1. Gabe Hixenbaugh Montevallo
  2. Quen Campbell Chadron State
  3. Gavin Quiocho Glenville State
  4. Devin Flannery Millersville
  5. Reece Barnhardt Umary
  6. Matthew Chi Uw-Parkside
  7. Tommy Frezza Central Missouri
  8. Jerry Echevarria Gannon
  9. Elijah Lusk Lander
  10. Ryan Ripplinger Mckendree
  11. Shaun Muse Central Oklahoma
  12. Evan Binder Maryville

141

  1. Zack Donathan Tiffin
  2. Cayden Henschel Uw-Parkside
  3. Ronan Schuelke Mckendree
  4. Dylan Lucas Central Oklahoma
  5. Tate Murty Upper Iowa
  6. Blake Mulkey Indianapolis
  7. Nick James Nebraska-Kearney
  8. Grayston Diblasi Colorado Mines
  9. Isham Peace Lander
  10. Corey Gamet Lake Erie
  11. Hunter Burnett Augustana
  12. Alyeus Craig St. Cloud State

149

  1. Christian Small Lake Erie
  2. Wyatt Turnquist Northern State
  3. Jacob Ealy Pitt-Johnstown
  4. Chris Donathan Grand Valley State
  5. Jake Piccirilli Unc-Pembroke
  6. Nico Taddy West Liberty
  7. Jackson Hoover Indianapolis
  8. Colby Njos St. Cloud State
  9. Zeth Brower Lander
  10. Dylan Brown Central Oklahoma
  11. Cael Larson Augustana
  12. Jalen Spuhler Uw-Parkside

157

  1. Nick Novak St. Cloud State
  2. Jack Haskin Lake Erie
  3. Gabe Johnson Central Oklahoma
  4. Devin Bahr Northern State
  5. Jamar Williams West Liberty
  6. Keegan Roberson Unc-Pembroke
  7. Guy Deleonardis Glenville State
  8. Eric Faught Upper Iowa
  9. Drew Wiechers Ashland
  10. Casey Barnett Tiffin
  11. Braydon Huber Umary
  12. Bailey Gimbor Kutztown

165

  1. David Hunsberger Lander
  2. Chase Luensman Upper Iowa
  3. Brandon Connor Millersville
  4. Cory Peterson Mckendree
  5. Jace Fisher Newman
  6. Dillon Walker Mercyhurst
  7. Dalton Gimbor Kutztown
  8. Brendan Barnes Minot State
  9. Hunter Jump Central Oklahoma
  10. Anthony Hererra St. Cloud State
  11. Nick Coreno Gannon
  12. John Ridle Central Missouri

174

  1. Scotty Joll Unc-Pembroke
  2. Josh Kenny Grand Valley State
  3. Cole Hernandez Western Colorado
  4. Trenton Munoz Nebraska-Kearney
  5. Trey Sizemore Indianapolis
  6. Brody Hemauer Uw-Parkside
  7. Anthony Desvigne Central Oklahoma
  8. Max Bruss Umary
  9. James Penfold Lake Erie
  10. Nate Barrett Ashland
  11. Matt Ortiz Mckendree
  12. Logan Berger Chadron State

184

  1. Ty Mcgeary West Liberty
  2. Daniel Beemer Ashland
  3. Matt Weinberg Kutztown
  4. Cade Mueller Augustana
  5. Garrett Wells Central Oklahoma
  6. Damon Ashworth Central Missouri
  7. Jason Bynarowicz Colorado Mesa
  8. Reece Worachek Uw-Parkside
  9. Anthony Giampietro Millersville
  10. Bryce Fitzpatrick St. Cloud State
  11. Wyatt Linberg Umary
  12. Billy Higgins Nebraska-Kearney

197

  1. Dalton Abney Central Oklahoma
  2. Derek Blubaugh Indianapolis
  3. Caden Steffen Southwest Minn. State
  4. Dominic Murphy St. Cloud State
  5. Dakoda Rodgers Pitt-Johnstown
  6. Matt Kaylor Umary
  7. Anthony Yacovetti Lander
  8. Jackson Kinsella Nebraska-Kearney
  9. Wyatt Miller Grand Valley State
  10. Tereus Henry Fort Hays State
  11. Max Ramberg Augustana
  12. Ben Tonnessen Adams State

285

  1. Shawn Streck Central Oklahoma
  2. Francesco Borsellino West Liberty
  3. Isaiah Vance Pitt-Johnstown
  4. Juan Edmond-Holmes Lander
  5. Crew Howard Nebraska-Kearney
  6. Mason Watt Chadron State
  7. Jake Swirple Minot State
  8. Luke Tweeton Umary
  9. Trent Strong Central Missouri
  10. Jacob Dykes Southwest Minn. State
  11. Devon Rice Newberry
  12. Layton Schmick East Stroudsburg

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