2023-24 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 – No. 5 (February 8)

2023-24 NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 – No. 5 (February 8)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Menlo (Calif.) and Life (Ga.) retain the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively in the fifth edition of the NAIA Women's Wrestling Ratings of 2023-24. The Vikings of Grand View (Iowa) climbed into the No. 3 spot this week, while Southern Oregon joins the clubhouse at No. 4. Missouri Valley, Baker (Kan.), and Hastings (Neb.) are all locked at No. 14 in the three-way tie while Midland (Neb.) joins the Top 20 this week.

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 1 Menlo (Calif.) 206
2 2 Life (Ga.) 195
3 4 Grand View (Iowa) 164
4 6 Southern Oregon 158
5 3 Providence (Mont.) 153
6 5 Texas Wesleyan 134
7 11 William Penn (Iowa) 113
8 7 Cumberlands (Ky.) 111
9 10 Oklahoma City 106
10 8 Missouri Baptist 104
11 9 Campbellsville (Ky.) 90
12 12 Vanguard (Calif.) 82
13 13 Indiana Tech 74
14 19 Missouri Valley 55
14 17 Baker (Kan.) 55
14 14 Hastings (Neb.) 55
17 16 Saint Mary (Kan.) 50
18 18 Doane (Neb.) 46
19 RV Midland (Neb.) 44
20 15 Ottawa (Kan.) 33

Dropped from Top 20: Wayland Baptist (Texas)

Receiving Votes: Eastern Oregon 32; Jamestown (N.D.) 31; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 30; Lourdes (Ohio) 25; Siena Heights (Mich.) 22; Evergreen (Wash.) 20; Waldorf (Iowa) 20; Central Methodist (Mo.) 19; Friends (Kan.) 16; St. Andrews (N.C.) 16; Jarvis Christian (Texas) 16; Avila (Mo.) 12; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 11; York (Neb.) 10; Dickinson State (N.D.) 5

 

Top-Ranked Individuals Individual Rankings

101 – Erin Hikiji, Providence (Mont.)

109 – Mia Palumbo, William Penn (Iowa)

116 – Avery Ashley, Oklahoma City

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 – Ashley Lekas, William Penn (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.