NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – October 15, 2021

MANHEIM, Penn. — With the 2021-22 NCAA Division II wrestling season-opening competition in just two weeks, the preseason edition of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) DII Coaches Poll was released Friday afternoon.

Reigning NCAA Division II National Champion St. Cloud State tops the team poll with 81 points, with last year’s national runners-up, Nebraska-Kearney, hot on the Huskies’ heels with 80 points. Lindenwood takes the third-place spot with 78 points, while Central Oklahoma (74 points) and West Liberty (69 points) round out the top five.

Gannon and Nebraska-Kearney both feature eight ranked wrestlers, while both West Liberty and Central Oklahoma each boast two top-ranked individuals.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 19, 2021

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.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 5, 2021

Manheim, PA – St. Cloud State remains atop the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Coaches Rankings, in the newest edition of the poll released Friday by the Association.

The Huskies tallied 100 total points behind seven wrestlers ranked in the #12 in their respective weight classes, with three of those student-athletes sitting at #1 individually. Nebraska-Kearney retained the #2 spot with a poll-high nine ranked individuals.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – January 22, 2021

Manheim, PA – Defending National Champion St. Cloud State remains atop the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Coaches Rankings. In the first regular season poll of the year, released by the association Friday, the Huskies amassed 107 points to stay in the number one spot with Nebraska-Kearney (85 points) and Central Oklahoma (75 points) rounding out the Nation’s top three teams.

Lindenwood remains in the four spot with 72 points, with Gannon breaking into the top five in this edition of the poll. McKendree dropped to the sixth spot while Indianapolis broke into the top ten joining West Liberty in a tie for the seven spot with 41 points. Division II’s #9 & #10 ranked teams stayed the same with Ashland and Adams State closing out the top ten.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 18, 2020

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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