NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 2, 2022

MANHEIM, PA – There is a new top team in NCAA Division II in the first NWCA Coaches regular season ranking of 2022-23, with the St. Cloud State Huskies taking over the top spot in the team ranking for the first time since the preseason ranking last season.

The Huskies move back to the top of the poll by virtue of 82 total team points behind seven ranked individuals. Reigning National Champions Nebraska-Kearney dropped to second with a total of 72 points, with Central Oklahoma (60 pts), Indianapolis (54 points) and Lander (54points) rounding out the top five teams in Division II.

There are three new top-ranked wrestlers, with Jack Huffman of Augustana taking the top spot at 133, Jacob Ealy of Pitt.-Johnstown taking over as #1 at 149, and Noah Hermosillo of Adams State jumping from #1 at 149 to #1 at 157. All 10 of the top-ranked wrestlers come from different institutions for the first time in almost four years, with the preseason ranking of 2018-19 the last time that happened.

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NWCA Releases 2022-23 Preseason Division II Men’s Rankings

MANHEIM, PA – The defending National Champion Lopers of Nebraska-Kearney will enter the year as the top team in NCAA Division II, as announced by the NCAA Division II Coaches Rankings.

Dalton Jensen’s Lopers amassed 75 total points behind five ranked wrestlers and are followed by St. Cloud State (68 pts.), Indianapolis (66 pts.), Central Oklahoma (61 pts.), and Augustana (58 pts.) in rounding out the Top 5.

St. Cloud, UIndy, Central Oklahoma, Augustana, West Liberty, Lander, and Pitt.-Johnstown all lead the field with six ranked wrestlers, while Adams State is the lone program to feature two top-ranked wrestlers.

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NWCA Releases Final Division II Rankings Prior to Nationals

MANHEIM, PA – The field has been set for the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championships, with the top 10 ranked wrestlers in each weight class making up the final NWCA Division II Coaches Rankings of the season.

The final rankings represent the top 8 seeds and top 10 ranked wrestlers for the upcoming NCAA Division II National Championships in St. Louis March 11-12. Nebraska-Kearney moved into the #1 spot for the first time this season, amassing 115 total points behind an NCAA DII-high nine National Qualifiers. Central Oklahoma moved to the #2 spot with 111 points behind seven National Qualifiers, with 2021 National Champion St. Cloud in the three-spot with 95 points from seven National Qualifiers. West Liberty held in the #4 spot, while Indianapolis moved up to the #5 ranking.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 18, 2022

MANHEIM, Penn.- In the final NCAA Division II Coaches Rankings prior to the postseason, Central Oklahoma held on to the top spot with 119 total points. The Bronchos feature three of Division II’s number one wrestlers and widened their gap on reigning National Champions St. Cloud State with Super Regionals looming next weekend.

The Huskies stay in the top spot with 103 total points. The entire top five was unchanged from the last poll, with Nebraska-Kearney (100 points), West Liberty (58 points), and McKendree (56 points) representing the third, fourth and fifth spots yet again.

There are four new number ones in this edition of the poll, with Brik Filippo of Central Oklahoma taking over the top spot at 149 and 2019 National Champion and 2021 National Finalist Connor Craig moving to #1 at 184. A pair of UNK Lopers took over the top spots at 165 and 174, with 2019 National Champion Matt Malcom sitting atop the newest 165 rankings, while teammate Austin Eldredge takes the top spot at 174 after coming down from competing at 184 earlier this season.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – January 21, 2022

MANHEIM, Penn.- The Brochos of Central Oklahoma held onto the top spot in NCAA Division II wrestling, in the latest edition of the NWCA Division II Coaches Poll, released Friday, Jan. 21.

Reigning National Champions St. Cloud State are hot on the heels of the Bronchos, however, closing the gap between the top two teams to just three points in this version of the poll. UCO maintained the top spot behind 109 total points from eight ranked wrestlers, while SCSU comes in with 106 points from nine individuals. Nebraska-Kearney moved from the five spot to #3, while West Liberty held at #4. McKendree rounds out the top five, moving from #3 in the previous poll.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 31, 2021

MANHEIM, PA – The University of Central Oklahoma held onto the top spot in NCAA Division II Wrestling to close out the 2021 calendar year, as announced in the NWCA Division II Coaches Poll released Friday, Dec. 31.

The #1 Bronchos widened their lead on the rest of the field, topping #2 St. Cloud State by 18 points, with UCO amassing 104 total points behind seven ranked wrestlers- including three #1s. The three-time defending National Champion Huskies took the two-spot with 86 points, with McKendree (70), West Liberty (67), and Nebraska-Kearney (62) rounding out D2’s top five.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 3, 2021

The Bronchos, who came in at #4 in the Preseason Edition of the poll, were last ranked #1 Oct. 23, 2007, after finishing as the 2007 NCAA Division II National Champions the previous season. They sit atop the first 2021-22 regular season poll behind seven ranked wrestlers, including two number ones in defending National Champion Heath Gray at 184, and returning National Finalist Dalton Abney at 197.

Central Oklahoma edged out three-time defending National Champions, St. Cloud State, by just one point, amassing 85 points to the Huskies’ 84. Nebraska-Kearney (74 points), West Liberty (70 points), and Lindenwood (57 points) round out the top five teams.

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