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NCWA Poll shows Contender Emerging

12/01/2008 -

12/1 /2008 -
The December 1st NCWA Ranking Poll this week seems to explore the possibility that a contender is emerging that could challenge defending champion Grand Valley State this year for the National Title. Navy Prep a strong finisher last year seems to be eyeing the trophy this go round. With a strong DI recruiting class the midshipmen could sneak up on the Lakers even though they seem to be short at 125 and 235. With four #1 votes this week it seems the coaches that have seen them on the mat this year are looking for an upset in Hampton Virginia this March. Other teams emerging into the top 25 this week include new teams Cincinnati State Technical College #9 and West Chester University which made the bold move to # 14 by a strong showing last week defeating Valley Forge, Northeastern, Rensselaer Polytechnic, University of Delaware and powerhouse Northampton in head to head duals. The coaches at the event commented that "They are for real" West Chester is a first year NCWA Program coached by Joe Miller.

NCWA Coaches Poll for Dec 1

Rank - School ---- 1st Place
1 Grand Valley State University (10)
2 United States Naval Academy Prep (4)
3 Marion Military Institute (1)
4 University of Central Florida (1)
5 The Apprentice School
6 Northampton Community College
7 University of Maryland / Baltimore County
8 University of New Hampshire
9 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (1)
10 Bowling Green State University
11 University of Delaware
12 Kansas State University
13 University of Dayton
14 West Chester University
15 United States Military Academy Prep
16 Williamson School of Mechanical Trades
17 University of Texas at Arlington
18 University of Toledo
19 Louisiana State University
20 Tennessee Temple University
21 Southern Virginia University
22 Oakland University
23 Kennesaw State University
24 University of Florida
25 Colorado State University - Ft. Collins