2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Poll – No. 1

2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Poll – No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the first edition of the 2019 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Poll, Menlo (Calif.) took home the top spot with 206 points.

Top 25 Highlights

  • The No. 1 Oaks had five wrestlers in No. 1 spots within their respective weight classes. Including: Alleida Martinez (109), Gracie Figueroa (116), Tiana Jackson (123), Marilyn Garcia (143) and Precious Bell (170).
  • Rounding out the top five were Jamestown (N.D.), Campbellsville (Ky.), Life (Ga.) and Southern Oregon
  • Wayland Baptist (Texas) also had multiple wrestlers in No. 1 spots including: Kaylynn Albrecht (155), Desiree Zavala (136) and Nina Pham (101).
  • This is the second year for women’s wrestling as an NAIA invitational sport. Twenty-eight NAIA institutions sponsor women’s wrestling teams during the 2019-2020 season. Women’s wrestling will be eligible for championship status once 40 institutions sponsor a varsity women’s wrestling program.

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 is 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.

 2019-2020 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll – No. 1

Last Week Rank Team League Points
2 1 Menlo College West 206
5 2 University of Jamestown KCAC 184
10 3 Campbellsville University Mid-South 181
1 4 Life University Mid-South 174
9 5 Southern Oregon University West 154
4 6 Wayland Baptist University Central 134
7 7 Oklahoma City University Central 131
6 8 University of Providence West 121
3 9 University of the Cumberlands Mid-South 109
8 10 Lyon College Central 105
NR 11 Grand View Central 98
13 12 Midland University KCAC 89
NR 13 Eastern Oregon University West 65
11 14 Missouri Valley College KCAC 62
16 15 Missouri Baptist University Central 59
15 16 York College KCAC 51
NR 17 Waldorf University Central 45
NR 17 Central Methodist University Central 45
NR 19 Texas Wesleyan Central 28
14 20 University of Saint Mary KCAC 26
 

 

Receiving Votes: Central Christian College

 

Top-ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

101 - Nina Pham, Wayland Baptist (Texas)

109 - Alleida Martinez, Menlo (Calif.)

116 - Grace Figueroa, Menlo (Calif.)

123 - Tiana Jackson, Menlo (Calif.)

130- Abigail Nette, Campbellsville (Ky.)

136 - Desiree Zavala, Wayland Baptist (Texas)

143 - Marilyn Garcia, Wayland Baptist (Texas)

155 - Kaylynn Albrecht, Wayland Baptist (Texas)

170 - Precious Bell, Menlo (Calif.)

191 - Nkechinyere Nwankwo, Oklahoma City

 

Invitational Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

NAIA WOMEN'S WRESTLING
NATIONAL INVITATIONAL
March 13-14, 2020
Jamestown, N.D.