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NWCA women’s top 20 poll: Jan. 18, 2024

The most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA women’s wrestling poll for tournament power index rankings have been released by the NWCA.

This is a tournament power index ranking. This poll is not based on a team’s dual meet strength. Points are earned by individual rankings with the No. 1 ranking worth 15 points, No. 2 worth 12 points, No. 3 (10), No. 4 (9), No. 5 (7), No. 6 (6), No. 7 (4) and No. 8 (3).

Five wrestlers from Sacred Heart were ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes. Alexandra Fitzgerald (123) and Love Daley (170) were ranked No. 6 with Cara Broadus (170) and Madeline Hodges (191) ranked No. 7 and Madison Sandquist (155) ranked No. 8.

Week 4: January 18, 2024

Team Location (Division) Pts. Rnk Last
1. North Central College Naperville, Ill. (III) 125 17 2
2. Iowa Iowa City, Iowa (I) 103 14 1
3. King Bristol, TN (II) 87 13 3
4. McKendree University Lebanon, Ill. (II) 60 8 5
5. Colorado Mesa Univ. Grand Junction, CO (II) 29 5 4
6. Simon Fraser Burnaby, British Colum. 27 6 7
t7. Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT (I) 19 5 6
t7. Aurora University Aurora, Ill. (III) 19 5 11
9. New Jersey City Univ. Jersey City, NJ (III) 16 2 9
10. Lock Haven Lock Haven, PA (I) 14 2 8
11. William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. (II) 11 2 18
12. Pacific University Forest Grove, Ore. (III) 10 1 16
t13. Wartburg College Waverly, Iowa (III) 9 1 14
t13. Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN (III) 9 1 16
t14. Northern Michigan Marquette, MI (II) 7 2 9
t14. Presbyterian College Clinton, SC (I) 7 4 11
t14. Wisconsin-Stevens Pt. Stevens Pt, WI (III) 7 3 14
Others receiving points: Tiffin 5, East Stroudsburg 6, Lindenwood 6, Elmira 5, Schreiner 3, Emmanuel 2, Gannon 1, Adrian 1, Greensboro 1

NOTE: This is a tournament power index ranking. This poll is not based on a team’s dual meet strength. Points are earned by individual rankings with the No. 1 ranking worth 15 points, No. 2 worth 12 points, No. 3 (10), No. 4 (9), No. 5 (7), No. 6 (6), No. 7 (4) and No. 8 (3).
RNK is the number of ranked wrestlers on a respective team.
Next poll is scheduled for February.

Week 3, January 1, 2024
1. Iowa 113 points, 14 ranked wrestlers, 2. North Central 107, 15; 3. King 89, 12; 4. Colorado Mesa 42, 9; 5. McKendree 41, 9; 6. Sacred Heart 27, 7; 7. Simon Fraser 22, 6; 8. Lock Haven 19, 2; 9. New Jersey City 15, 2; 9. Northern Michigan 15, 2; 11. Aurora 12, 1; 11. Presbyterian 12, 2; 13. Tiffin 11, 2; 14. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 9, 2; 14. Wartburg 9, 1; 16. Augsburg 7, 1; 16. Pacific 7, 1; 18. Gannon 6, 2; 18. East Stroudsburg 6, 3; Mt. Olive 6, 1; William Jewell 6, 1
Others receiving points: Lindenwood 4, Emmanuel 3, Ozarks 1

Sacred Heart wrestlers ranked in their individual weight classes: Aaliyah Payne-Parris (101), 10th; Alexandra Fitzgerald (123) 6th; Khadija Sanusi (145), 10th; Madison Sandquist (155) 8th; Love Daley (170) 4th; Cara Broadus (170) 6th, Madeline Hodges (191) 5th.

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National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) compiled their NCAA women’s wrestling dual meet rankings. The first dual meet poll of the season was released on Thursday,  January 18, 2024.

Week 1, Jan. 18, 2024, DUAL MEET POLL

Team Location Rec LW
1. Iowa Iowa City, Iowa (D1) 10-0
2. North Central College Naperville, Ill. (D3) 8-1
3. McKendree Univ. Lebanon, Ill. (D3) 11-2
4. King University Bristol, Tenn. (D2) 7-2
5. Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT (D1) 12-3
6. Presbyterian College Clinton, SC (D1) 7-6
7. Lindenwood Univ. St. Charles, MO (D1) 10-6
8. Simon Fraser Burnaby, British Col. 6-1
9. Colorado Mesa Univ. Grand Junction, CO (D2) 10-5
10. Emmanuel Franklin Springs, GA (D3) 10-4

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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