MANHEIM, Pa. – With the start of 2021-22 women’s wrestling season nearing, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their NCAA Women’s Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll.
Defending national champion McKendree University sits atop the poll with 108 points while 2021 runner-up King University is ranked second. McKendree has 15 individuals ranked, including five ranked atop their respective weight classes. King is the only other team to reach double figures with ten individuals ranked.
Augsburg College (third), Simon Fraser University (fourth), and Emmanuel College (fifth) round out the top five of the rankings. Simon Fraser did not compete in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returns to the top five with five individuals ranked.