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2018-2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll (No. 2)

By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Menlo (Calif.) jumped ahead of Wayland Baptist (Texas) in the second edition of the NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. Seven points separate the two teams.

Top 25 Highlights

  • Menlo claims six of the top-ranked wrestlers in the most recent poll: Alleida Martinez (109 pounds), Gracie Figueroa (116 pounds), Solin Piearcy (136 pounds), Angela Peralta (143 pounds), Iman Kzem (155 pounds) and Precious Bell (170 pounds).
  • Wayland Baptist has two top-ranked wrestlers in Ovieonce Ray (101 pounds) and Paige Baynes (191 pounds).
  • Rounding out the top five were No. 3 Southern Oregon, No. 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) and No. 5 Life (Ga.).
  • Entering the poll was Missouri Baptist at No. 11.
  • This is the first year for women’s wrestling as an NAIA invitational sport. Twenty-five NAIA institutions field wrestling teams during the 2018-2019 season. Women’s wrestling will be eligible for championship status after two years of competition as an invitational sport and 40 institutions sponsor a varsity women’s wrestling team.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the four conferences and groupings.
  • Two days prior to the national poll, each qualifying group rater submits the top six individuals from each weight class in his conference into the system. Only wrestlers listed on a conference ballot are considered for the national ballot.
  • The top 20 individuals in each weight class are based on how each voter ranks the best individuals. An individual receives 20 points for each first-place vote, 19 for second place and so on through the list. This same point system is used to determine the team ranking.
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.

 

2018-2019 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll – No. 2

Rank Last Team League Points
1 2 Menlo (Calif.) West 268
2 1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) Central 261
3 3 Southern Oregon West 173
4 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) Mid-South 162
5 5t Life (Ga.) Mid-South 157
6 5t Jamestown (N.D.) KCAC 151
7 7 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 131
8 8 Lyon (Ark.) Central 90
9 9 Ottawa (Kan.) KCAC 70
10 13t York (Neb.) KCAC 65
11 NR Missouri Baptist Central 57
12 10 Midland (Neb.) KCAC 55
13 16 Lindenwood (Ill.) Mid-South 53
14 12 Providence (Mont.) West 52
15 11 Waldorf (Iowa) Central 49
16 13 Eastern Oregon West 46
17 15 Missouri Valley KCAC 44
18 17 Warner Pacific (Ore.) West 36
19 18 Baker (Kan.) Central 18
20 20 Brewton-Parker (Ga.) Mid-South 17

Dropped out: Central Christian (Kan.), Saint Mary (Kan.)

Receiving votes: Central Christian (Kan.) 14, Saint Mary (Kan.) 13

Top-ranked individuals | Individual Rankings

101 – Ovieonce Ray, Wayland Baptist

109 – Alleida Martinez, Menlo

116 – Gracie Figueora, Menlo

123 – Dajan Treder, Providence

130 – Andribeth Rivera, Campbellsville

136 – Solin Piearcy, Menlo

143 – Angela Peralta, Menlo

155 – Iman Kazem, Menlo

170 – Precious Bell, Menlo

191 – Paige Baynes, Wayland Baptist

Invitational Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship
Sports Rules - Women's Wrestling
Official Merchandise-Women's Wrestling

Sports Information