2020-2021 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – Postseason Poll

2020-2021 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – Postseason Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in school history, Life (Ga.) claims the red banner and earns No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll. Life U accumulated 158 team points to NAIA powerhouse, Grand View (Iowa) from winning its 10th-straight championship. The Running Eagles won by a five-point margin over the second-place Vikings' 153 points in what was a two-team race after the first day. 

 

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.

 

2020-21 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Postseason Top 20 Poll (March 12, 2021)

Rank Last Week Team Final Points
1 3 Life (Ga.) 158
2 1 Grand View (Iowa) 153
3 2 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 89
4 6 Indiana Tech 75.5
5 8 Cumberland (Tenn.) 74
6 4 Reinhardt (Ga.) 65.5
7 13 Southeastern (Fla.) 60.5
8 RV Thomas More (Ky.) 49
9 10 Graceland (Iowa) 48.5
10 10 Cumberlands (Ky.) 42
11 19 Montana State - Northern 40
12 7 Doane (Neb.) 38.5
13 10 Baker (Kan.) 35.5
14 15 Vanguard (Calif.) 34
15 5 Missouri Valley 31.5
16 16 Lourdes (Ohio) 30.5
17 9 Marian (Ind.) 24.5
18 RV Eastern Oregon 24
19 20 Campbellsville (Ky.) 21
20 RV Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 20
20 RV Midland (Neb.) 20
 

Receiving Votes: Williams Baptist 18, Morningside (Iowa) 17.5, Wayland Baptist 14.5, Arizona Christian 14, Providence 14, Corban (Ore.) 12, Hastings (Neb.) 12, Warner Pacific 11, York (Neb.) 11, Dakota Weslseyan 9.5, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 8.5, Oklahoma City 8.5, Ottawa (Kan.) 8.5, Concordia 6.5, Midway 6, Bluefield 4.5, Truett-McConnell 4, Southern Oregon 3.5, William Penn (Iowa) 3.5, Texas Wesleyan 2.5 

 

Top-Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings

125 - Brandon Orum, Life (Ga.)
133 - Conner Gimson, Indiana Tech
141 - Baterdene Boldmaa, Doane (Neb.)
149 - Andreus Bond, Southeastern (Fla.)
157 - Nolan Saxton, Reinhardt (Ga.)
165 - Kyle Kirkham, Southeastern (Fla.)
174 - Brennan Swafford, Graceland (Iowa) 
184 - Eric Vermillion, Indiana Tech
197- Issac Bartel, Montana State-Northern 
285- Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)