2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling Preseason Coaches' Poll

2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling Preseason Coaches' Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In 2019 NAIA Women’s Wrestling Coaches’ Poll, Life (Ga.) took home the top spot with 163 points.

The next installment of the Coaches’ Poll is scheduled for Nov. 26.

Top 25 Highlights

  • The No. 1 Eagles had nine wrestlers in the top spots within their respective weight classes.
  • Menlo had most No. 1 wrestlers with six: Alleida Martinez (109), Gracie Figueroa (116), Tiana Jackson (123), Solin Piearcy (136), Marilyn Garcia (143) and Precious Bell (170).
  • Rounding out the top five were Menlo (Calif.), Cumberlands (Ky.), Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Jamestown (N.D.).
  • 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.
Place School League Final Points
1 Life (Ga.) Mid-South 163
2 Menlo (Calif.) West 139
3 Cumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South 133
4 Wayland Baptist (Texas) Central 118
5 Jamestown (N.D.) KCAC 114
6 Providence (Mont.) West 109
7 Oklahoma City Central 108
8 Lyon (Ark.) Central 89
9 Southern Oregon West 68
10 Campbellsville (Tenn.) Mid-South 66
11 Missouri Valley KCAC 43
12 Eastern Oregon West 34
13 Midland (Neb.) KCAC 30
14 Saint Mary (Kan.) KCAC 28
15 York (Neb.) KCAC 16
16 Missouri Baptist Central 10

Top-ranked individuals | Individual Rankings

Invitational Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

March 11-12, 2022
Jamestown, N.D.