Courtesy: Life (Ga.) Athletics
Courtesy: Life (Ga.) Athletics

2023-24 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 – No. 1 (November 9)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Life (Ga.) claimed the No. 1 spot in the first regular season NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 rating presented by Yes! Athletics. Menlo (Calif.) and Grand View (Iowa) both sit at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Southern Oregon climbed this week, up two spots to No. 4 as William Penn (Iowa) hangs onto the fifth spot. Four new teams joined the top 20 this week with Vanguard (Calif.) in at No. 14, Missouri Valley in at No. 15, Ottawa (Kan.) at No. 17, and Lourdes (Ohio) at No. 20.

Rating Methodology

  • The ratings were voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the five conferences.
  • Two days prior to the national rating, each qualifying group rater submits the top 10 individuals from each weight class in the 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.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
  • For the complete Top 20 calendar, click here.
RANK LAST TIME TEAM POINTS
1 2 Life (Ga.) 197
2 1 Menlo (Calif.) 191
3 3 Grand View (Iowa) 179
4 6 Southern Oregon 169
5 4 William Penn (Iowa) 153
6 5 Providence (Mont.) 138
7 9 Texas Wesleyan 124
8 10 Missouri Baptist 121
9 8 Campbellsville (Ky.) 111
10 7 Indiana Tech 110
11 13 Doane (Neb.) 70
12 12 Oklahoma City 63
13 11 Cumberlands (Ky.) 62
14 RV Vanguard (Calif.) 56
15 NR Missouri Valley 55
16 16 Central Methodist (Mo.) 45
17 RV Ottawa (Kan.) 44
18 15 Hastings (Neb.) 43
19 17 Baker (Kan.) 42
20 RV Lourdes (Ohio) 37

Dropped from Top 20: Brewton-Parker (Ga.), Midland (Neb.), Eastern Oregon

Receiving Votes: Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 35, Midland (Neb.) 33, Saint Mary (Kan.) 33, Jamestown (N.D.) 28, Eastern Oregon 27, Waldorf (Iowa) 25, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 23, Siena Heights (Mich.) 19, York (Neb.) 19, St. Andrews (N.C.) 17, Avila (Mo.) 15, Friends (Kan.) 15, Jarvis Christian (Texas) 13, Montreat (N.C.) 8

 

Top-Ranked Individuals Individual Rankings

101 – Erin Hikiji, Providence (Mont.)

109 – Mia Palumbo, William Penn (Iowa)

116 – Camille Fournier, Texas Wesleyan

123 – Cristelle Rodriguez, Doane (Neb.)

130 – Carolina Moreno, Southern Oregon

136 – Adaugo Nwachukwu, William Penn (Iowa)

143 – Jamilah McBryde, Life (Ga.)

155 – Caitlyn Davis, Southern Oregon

170 – Abby McIntyre, Grand View (Iowa)

191 – Tavia Heidelberg-Tillotson, Menlo (Calif.)

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

2nd ANNUAL
WOMEN'S WRESTLING

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 8-9, 2024
Harold Newman Arena
Jamestown, N.D.