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NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Postseason Top 20 Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the seventh-consecutive season, Grand View (Iowa) claims the No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Friday. The Vikings won their seventh-straight national title with 171.5 points.

Top 20 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000-01)
• Grand View holds the No. 1 ranking for the 45th-consecutive poll and 48th time in program history. This is the most for any institution since the start of the 2000-01 season.
• The last time Grand View was not ranked No. 1 was on October 17, 2012.
• The Vikings boast three national champions this year, resulting in those individuals maintaining their No. 1 ranking – Grand Henderson (165 pounds), Evan Hansen (197 pounds) and Dean Broghammer (285 pounds).
• There are three new top-ranked wrestlers – Tyler Fraley of Williams Baptist (Ark.) (141 pounds), Lucas Lovvorn of Baker (Kan.) (174 pounds) and Charles Sharon of Campbellsville (Ky.) (184 pounds). All three won national championships
• No. 2 Cumberlands (Ky.), No. 3 Williams Baptist, No. 4 Montana State-Northern and No. 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) round out the top five.
• There are four newcomers to the Top 20 – No. 17 York (Neb.), No. 18 Doane (Neb.), No. 19 Eastern Oregon and No. 20 Oklahoma City.
• Since 2001, only Grand View (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18), former members Notre Dame (Ohio) (2010-11) and Lindenwood (Mo.) (2006-07) have spent the entire season ranked No. 1.

Poll Methodology
• The postseason poll is determined using the individual and team results from the national championship
• For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

2017-18 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Postseason Top 20 Poll (March 9, 2018)

Rank Previous Rank School Total Team Points
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) 171.5
2 4 Cumberlands (Ky.) 107.0
3 3 Williams Baptist (Ark.) 86.5
4 13 Montana State-Northern 81.5
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 76.0
6 2 Missouri Valley 70.0
7 8 Indiana Tech 54.5
8 9 Life (Ga.) 53.5
9 6 Providence (Mont.) 47.0
10 7 Menlo (Calif.) 45.5
11 12 Campbellsville (Ky.) 45.0
T12 15 Baker (Kan.) 44.5
T12 14 Southeastern (Fla.) 44.5
14 11 Midland (Neb.) 40.0
15 16 Hastings (Neb.) 32.5
16 10 Southern Oregon 30.0
17 RV York (Neb.) 23.0
18 RV Doane (Neb.) 21.0
19 RV Eastern Oregon 19.5
20 RV Oklahoma City 19.0



Others receiving votes: Dickinson State (N.D.) 18.5; Concordia (Neb.) 18.0; Reinhardt (Ga.) 18.0; Northwestern (Iowa) 17.0; Benedictine (Kan.) 16.0; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 15.5; Kansas Wesleyan 15.5; Simpson (Calif.) 13.5; Marian (Ind.) 13.0; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 9.0; Morningside (Iowa) 8.0; Missouri Baptist 7.5; Lourdes (Ohio) 6.0; Cumberlands (Tenn.) 4.5; Jamestown (N.D.) 4.0; St. Andrews (N.C.) 4.0; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 3.5; Bacone (Okla.) 3.0; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 3.0; Calumet (Ind.) 3.0; Bethany (Kan.) 2.0; Lyon (Ark.) 2.0; Waldorf (Iowa) 2.0; Graceland (Iowa) 1.5; Saint Mary (Kan.) 1.5; Warner Pacific (Ore.); Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 1.0; Truett McConnell (Ga.) 1.0.

Top Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings
125 – Hayden Lee, Cumberlands (Ky.)
133 – Jake Sinkovics, Cumberlands (Ky.)
141 – Tyler Fraley, Williams Baptist (Ark.)
149 – Cam Tessari, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
157 – Nosomy Pozo, Life (Ga.)
165 – Grant Henderson, Grand View (Iowa)
174 – Lucas Lovvorn, Baker (Kan.)
184 – Charles Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)
197 – Evan Hansen, Grand View (Iowa)
285 – Dean Broghammer, Grand View (Iowa)

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship
Sports Rules - Wrestling