National Girls High School Rankings

Season-End Girls National High School High School Pound-For-Pound, Top 25 Rankings

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have released the June 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2021-22 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

This is the final ranking for the 2021-22 academic year. The next national ranking will be in the fall, and will include the results from the 2022 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D., and will also have all the graduated seniors taken out. In this final ranking, there are 30 athletes in each weight class honored.

This ranking included many major national events including the USA Wrestling Women’s Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, the National High School Recruiting Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev., the Junior National Duals in Tulsa, Okla., the Journeymen World Classic in Troy, N.Y., and many other outstanding competitions.

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National Girls High School Rankings

March Pound-For-Pound and Top 25 Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling have released the March 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

All of the official and unofficial state championships for girls have been held. In addition, the first of the major postseason competitions, the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals, was hosted last weekend, with numerous ranked wrestlers in action.

There is only one new No. 1 ranked wrestler this month, Sofia Macaluso of New York at 122 pounds. Macaluso won the title at the USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals at this weight class.

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Big Ten powers roll on as final week of dual-meet competition arrives

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The nation’s top three teams – Penn State, Iowa, and Michigan – held firm atop the penultimate NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

With top-ranked Penn State (16-0) off this past weekend, second-ranked Iowa drew a lot of the attention with its 23-9 win over No. 12 Oklahoma State at the Bout at the Ballpark, held at Globe Life Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. The dual was initially slated to be a double freestyle/collegiate dual event with Team USA facing Iran, but visa issues prompted Iran to cancel its trip to the event. A number of U.S.-based international representatives stepped up to face Team USA prior to Iowa’s victory over the Cowboys, which drew just over 12,000 fans, making it the 99th college dual meet event in history to draw over 10,000 fans.

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NCAA releases midseason coaches’ ranking and RPI

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the second coaches ranking and first Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) for the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The coaches’ rankings are determined by a vote of 14 coaches in each weight class with two head coaches from each of the seven conferences. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. Wrestlers must have five Division I matches in the weight class to be considered with at least one within the last 30 days.

The RPI is a calculation that consists of three factors: winning percentage, opponent winning percentage (strength of schedule), and opponent’s opponent winning percentage (opponent’s strength of schedule). Only matches against Division I opponents at the designated weight class count towards the RPI and a wrestler needs to have wrestled 15 matches to be ranked.

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National Girls High School Rankings

February Pound-For-Pound and Top 25 Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling, and FloWrestling have released the February 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2021-22 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

The February rankings reflect the results of the nine girls state high school championships already held in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The remainder of the official and unofficial state championships for girls will continue in February and through early March. The next ranking in March will reflect the results of those state tournaments and will be published before the start of the USA Wrestling spring season and other major postseason competitions.

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Penn returns to Top 25 for first time since 2013 after loaded weekend of action

Manheim, Pennsylvania – It finally took until February, but Roger Reina’s Penn Quakers have returned to the Top 25 for the first time in nine seasons as the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.

It’s likely the Quakers (5-2) would have appeared in the Top 25 earlier this season, but a number of postponements and cancellations left Penn with limited duals until the late January schedule, which was loaded with EIWA and Ivy League opponents. Even with a loss to Cornell, Penn’s rise was sparked by a 24-7 win over then-No. 14 Lehigh over the weekend.

The last time Penn appeared in the rankings was February 26, 2013, at No. 21. Another hot riser has been Michigan State, which took advantage of the losses by teams ranked ahead of them to move up to No. 14 this week, the highest ranking the Spartans (9-2) have achieved since coming in No. 12 on February 9, 2005.

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Penn State unanimous No. 1 after win at Iowa

Northern Iowa returns to Top 25

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The last unbeaten team in Division I wrestling stands atop the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released Tuesday as 14-0 Penn State was the unanimous No. 1 after beating second-ranked Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday.

It was the third time in history but the second time in three seasons where Iowa and Penn State met as the first and second-ranked teams in the nation. Penn State’s 19-13 victory wasn’t devoid of what wrestling fans would expect from two heated rivals on the mat. The match drew a sellout crowd of 14,905 fans and also drew 363,000 viewers on Big Ten Network, making it the most-viewed wrestling broadcast in network history. The residual impact was also felt as the Big Ten Network’s documentary called The B1G Story: The Brands Brothers, drew 175,000 viewers, which set a record for the most-viewed original program by the network.

The Big Ten Conference also boasts six teams ranked in this week’s top 10.

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