Manheim, PA – There is a new #1 in the NCAA Division II wrestling world heading into Super Regionals, with Nebraska-Kearney jumping from #3 to the #1 spot in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Rankings, released Friday morning by the Association.
The Lopers moved to the top spot with 92 total points behind nine ranked wrestlers, with the only weight class not featuring a Nebraska-Kearney wrestler being heavyweight. Matt Malcom leads the ranked Lopers, sitting atop the 165 weight class. The nine ranked UNK wrestlers are also most by any team in the poll, with #4 Gannon also putting nine wrestlers in the individual rankings.
Lindenwood moved into the #2 spot with 78 total points, with previous top-ranked St. Cloud State in the three-spot with 73 points. Gannon (65 points) and McKendree (64 points) held their rankings at #4 and #5, respectively, while Central Oklahoma, Ashland, West Liberty, Adams State and Mercyhurst round out the top 10.