NWCA Division III Poll – February 2, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Thursday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fifth set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg now sits at the top of both the Tournament and Dual Top 25 polls. This following their 22-14 upset win over then #1 Augsburg. The tournament poll top five is now comprised of #1 Wartburg (71 pts), #2 Johnson & Wales (51 pts), #3 Augsburg (48pts), #4 Baldwin Wallace (45.5 pts), and finally #5 Loras (34 pts).

Wartburg (12-1) is now the new #1 jumping up from third while #2 Augsburg (8-1), #3 Johnson & Wales (26-3), #4 UW-La Crosse (13-3), and #5 Baldwin Wallace (15-2) round out the top five.

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NWCA Division III Poll – January 18, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Wednesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fourth set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

There has been quite the shake-up in both the team and tournament polls following the USMC/NWCA National Dual Meet Championship. In the tournament poll, #1 Wartburg (84.5 pts) and #2 Johnson & Wales (53 pts) stay in the top two positions, with #3 UW-La Crosse (41 pts) jumping up from sixth. #4 Baldwin Wallace (42.5 pts) trades spots with #5 Stevens Institute (34 pts) to round out the top 5.

The dual poll has recently crowned National Dual Champions Augsburg in the top spot with a perfect 6-0 record. Johnson and Wales (18-1) moves up to 2nd place after their national runner-up finish in Louisville to now #1 Augsburg. #3 Wartburg (8-1), #4 UW-La Crosse (11-2), and #5 Baldwin Wallace (12-2) complete the top 5.

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NWCA Division III Poll – January 3, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Tuesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg takes the top spot in the Dual Poll, followed by #2 Augsburg, #2 UW-La Crosse, #4 Johnson & Wales, and #5 North Central. Following Wartburg in the Tournament poll’s top 5 are #2 Johnson & Wales (38.5 pts), #3 Augsburg (41 pts), #4 Stevens Institute 39.5 pts) and #5 Baldwin Wallace (37 pts).

The individual rankings have two new top-ranked individuals, with Michael Petrella (Baldwin Wallace) taking over the top spot at 149 and Mike Ross (Johnson & Wales) jumping to #1 at 174. Warburg (141 & 157) and Johnson & Wales (125 & 174) lead the nation with two top-ranked wrestlers. Other programs with a #1 ranked wrestler are North Central, Baldwin Wallace, Rhode Island, Loras, Coast Guard, and Olivet.

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NWCA Division III Poll – December 7, 2022

Manheim, PA – On Wednesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg takes the top spot in each of the team polls and is joined in each by Augsburg, Stevens Institute, UW-La Crosse, and North Central.

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NWCA Division III Poll – November 16, 2022

Manheim, PA – On Wednesday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their first Regular Season Division III Men’s Coaches Poll. Wartburg stays in the top spot with Augsburg still in second.

The rest of the top five saw changes as UW-La Crosse slides up two spots to 3rd pushing North Central down to 4th. Stevens Institute moves to 5th from 7th place.

In the preseason rankings, Wartburg had three top-ranked wrestlers. They now have four at 141, 149, 157, and 174. Other programs with a #1 ranked wrestler are Washington & Lee, North Central, Rhode Island, UW-Whitewater, UW-La Crosse, and Olivet.

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NWCA Division III Poll – February 18, 2022

Manheim, PA — On Friday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their sixth and final set of Division III regular-season rankings. This is in advance of next weekend’s regional tournaments. Wartburg finishes the season atop the tournament poll with 87 points followed by North Central (41 pts). Rounding out the top five are #3 Wabash (41.5), #4 Baldwin Wallace (39.5), and #5 Coast Guard (29.5).

The individual rankings saw two new #1s at 125 and 141. Jacob Decatur of Baldwin Wallace takes over as the new #1 at 125 while Mount Union’s Jordin James moved to the top spot at 141.

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NWCA Division III Poll – January 27, 2022

Manheim, PA – On Thursday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fifth set of regular-season rankings. This is in advance of a busy week of competition highlighted by the top Division III wrestling rivalry, the “Battle of the Burgs” where #8/#4 Augsburg hosts #6/#1 Wartburg. This weekend’s slate also includes one of the top DIII tournaments in the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational.

Wartburg remains at the top of the Top 25 Tournament poll while Loras jumps from #2 into the top spot in the Top 30 Dual poll with their 9-0 record. North Central (#4/#2) and Wabash (#5/#3) continue to be the only two schools that find themselves ranked in the top five of both polls.

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NWCA Division III Poll – January 14, 2022

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fourth set of regular-season rankings following last week’s NWCA/USMC National Multi-Division Dual Championships in Louisville, KY. Wartburg remains at the top of the Top 25 Tournament poll while UW-La Crosse moves to the top of the Top 30 Dual poll following their National Duals Championship. North Central (#4/#2) and Wabash (#5/#3) are the only two schools that find themselves ranked in the top five of both polls.

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