Manheim, PA – Behind four top-ranked wrestlers and another three ranked individuals, the St. Cloud State Huskies sit atop the preseason edition of the NCAA Division II Coaches Rankings, released Friday by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Head Coach Steve Costanzo’s Huskies, who ended the 2019-20 season ranked atop the team poll, amassed 108 points, with the #1 wrestlers at 133, 157, 165 and 285 all from St. Cloud State. Nebraska-Kearney is second in the poll, with 90 points behind eight ranked individuals. Central Oklahoma (80), Lindenwood (65) and McKendree (55) round out the top five in the team ranking.
Central Oklahoma features the most ranked wrestlers, with nine Bronchos spread throughout the individual rankings. Heath Gray, the 2020 Division II Wrestler of the Year, opens the season atop the 184 rankings to highlight the UCO group. Heavyweight is the lone weight class that does not feature a Broncho, while Central Oklahoma has a wrestler in the top five at four weights. Nebraska-Kearney’s eight ranked Lopers is second-most, with St. Cloud State and Gannon both landing seven wrestlers in the individual rankings.
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