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NWCA women’s top 20 poll: Feb. 8, 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 Sacred Heart wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes. Alexandra Fitzgerald (19-5) is ranked No. 6 at 123 pounds and Madison Sandquist (19-2) is ranked No. 8 at 155. The Pioneers have two wrestlers in the top 10 at 170. Freshman Love Daley (19-3) is ranked No. 6 and senior Cara Broadus (14-3) is ranked No. 7. Aaliyah Payne-Parris (14-7) is ranked No. 10 at 101 pounds.

The next poll will be issued after the regional tournaments and before the NCWWC national tournament in Iowa.


Week 5: February 8, 2024 

Team Location (Division) Pts. Rnk Last
1. North Central College Naperville, Ill. (III) 128 15 1
2. Iowa Iowa City, Iowa (I) 95 15 2
3. King Bristol, TN (II) 88 12 3
4. McKendree University Lebanon, Ill. (II) 59 9 4
5. Colorado Mesa Univ. Grand Junction, CO (II) 43 6 5
6. Simon Fraser Burnaby, British Colum. 31 6 6
7. Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT (I) 16 5 7
8. Lock Haven Lock Haven, PA (I) 15 3 10
9. Aurora University Aurora, Ill. (III) 14 3 7
10. New Jersey City Univ. Jersey City, NJ (III) 13 2 9
11. William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. (II) 12 2 11
11. Presbyterian College Clinton, SC (I) 12 5 14
13. Pacific University Forest Grove, Ore. (III) 10 1 12
14. Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN (III) 9 1 13
15. Northern Michigan Marquette, MI (II) 8 3 14

Others receiving points: Tiffin 6, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5, Schreiner 4, East Stroudsburg 3, Emmanuel 3, Lindenwood 1, Elmira 1, Carthage 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.

Individual rankings, Feb. 8, 2024

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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 2, Feb. 8, 2024, DUAL MEET POLL

Team Location Rec LW
1. Iowa Iowa City, Iowa (D1) 16-0 1
2. North Central College Naperville, Ill. (D3) 13-1 2
3. McKendree Univ. Lebanon, Ill. (D3) 12-2 3
4. King University Bristol, Tenn. (D2) 8-2 4
5. Sacred Heart Fairfield, CT (D1) 16-3 5
6. Presbyterian College Clinton, SC (D1) 8-6 6
7. Lindenwood Univ. St. Charles, MO (D1) 10-6 7
8. Simon Fraser Burnaby, British Col. 8-3 8
9. Colorado Mesa Univ. Grand Junction, CO (D2) 11-5 9
10. Emmanuel Franklin Springs, GA (D3) 12-4 10


Week 1, January 18, 2024

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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