2019-2020 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – Postseason Poll

2019-2020 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – Postseason Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the ninth-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 ninth-straight national title with 157 points. With this team win Grand View beat the NAIA record for most team wins in a season.

 

Top 20 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000-01)

  • Grand View is in the top position for the 57th-consecutive ranking. The Vikings streak started on Oct. 17, 2012.
  • No. 1 Vikings head coach, Nick Mitchell, tied the longest collegiate championship-winning streak alongside Dan Gable at the University of Iowa
  • The Vikings had 10 NAIA All-Americans this year and two individual national champions
  • Two schools had two national champions – Menlo (Calif.) (Blaysen Terrakina and Anthony Orozoco) and Grand View (Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer and Evan Hansen)
  • No. 2 Menlo (Calif.) (84.5), No. 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) (83), No. 4 Cumberlands (Ky.) (78.5) and No. 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (76.5) round out the top five.
  • Two new teams enter the top-20 – No. 18 Cumberland (Tenn.) and No. 20 Doane (Neb.)
  • Since 2001, only Grand View (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19,2019-20), 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.

 

2019-20 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Postseason Top 20 Poll (March 13, 2019)

Rank Last Week School Total Points
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) 157
2 6 Menlo (Calif.) 84.5
3 2 Reinhardt (Ga.) 83
4 3 Cumberlands (Ky.) 78.5
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 76.5
6 8 Baker (Kan.) 75
7 10 Campbellsville (Ky.) 68
8 11 Oklahoma City 53.5
9 7 Southeastern (Fla.) 49
10 4 Life (Ga.) 43.5
11 9 Providence (Mont.) 43
12 17 Montana State-Northern 40
13 14 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 38.5
14 14 Graceland (Iowa) 38
15 16 Concordia (Neb.) 37.5
16 13 Missouri Valley 35.5.
17 12 Marian (Ind.) 29.5
18 RV Cumberland (Tenn.) 26.5
18 19 Indiana Tech 26
20 RV Doane (Neb.) 24.5
 

Dropped out of the top-20: Life Pacific and Thomas More

 

Others receiving votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 21.0, Life Pacific (Calif.) 20.5, Missouri Baptist 18.0, Warner Pacific (Ore.) 16.0, Williams Baptist (Ark.) 12.5, Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) 12.0, William Penn (Iowa) 12.0, Eastern Oregon 9.5, York (Neb.) 8.0, Northwestern (Iowa) 6.5

 

Top Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

125 pounds - Nick Kunz of Montana State-Northern
133 pounds - Blaysen Terrakina of Menlo (Calif.)
141 pounds - Baterdene Boldmaa of Doane (Neb.)
149 pounds - Tres Leon of Cumberlands (Ky.)
157 pounds - Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer of Grand View (Iowa)
165 pounds - Brennan Swafford of Graceland (Iowa)
174 pounds - Lucas Lovvorn of Baker (Kan.)
184 pounds - Anthony Orozoco of Menlo (Calif.)
197 pounds - Evan Hansen of Grand View (Iowa)
285 pounds - Brandon Reed of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

64th ANNUAL WRESTLING
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 5-6, 2021
Hartman Arena
Park City, Kan.