NWCA 2021-22 Preseason NCAA Women’s Poll

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.

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NWCA Releases NCAA Women’s Final Poll of the Season; NCWWC Preseeds

Manheim, PA – On Friday, The NWCA released their final NCAA Women’s rankings which will serve as preseeds for the NCWWC tournament set for March 5-6 at Tiffin University. McKendree remains in the top spot closely followed by second-place King. Each school is coming off NCWWC Regional tournament titles, McKendree in the Southwest Regional and King in the Southeast Regional. Entering the team rankings this week is New Jersey City University at #15 while Lakeland University drops out of the top 15.

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NCAA Women Individual and Tournament Team Rankings

Manheim, PA – With the announcement that Preseason #1 Simon Fraser University will not be competing in NCAA competition for the Spring Semester, the top spot for the tournament team rankings now goes to McKendree University who slides up from #2 in the NWCA Coaches Poll for NCAA Women released on Wednesday.

McKendree leads the way by claiming half of the ten #1 spots; Felicity Taylor (116), Camerin Guerin (130), Emma Bruntil (136), Alara Boyd (143), and Sydnee Kimber (191). King University is the only other school to have multiple athletes ranked #1 with Jaclyn McNichols (101) and Cheyenne Sisenstein (123).

Other schools with top-ranked athletes are Augsburg University, Emmanuel College, and North Central College.

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