New NCWA Rankings Released!

November 29, 2017 | Bryan Knepper

Central Florida remains atop the NCWA-D1 team rankings (43 pts) with 3 individuals ranked #1 including the top-2 wrestlers at 125.  The top-10 for NCWA-D1 are rounded out by Emmanuel and Grand Valley State tied at 2nd (42 pts), Middle Tennessee (4th-39 pts), Liberty (5th-35 pts), Apprentice (6th-32 pts), Toledo (7th-27 pts), Springfield Tech (8th-24 pts), Queens of Charlotte (9th-23 pts), and BYU (10th-22 pts).

The team race for NCWA-D2 is wide open with 7 teams between 19 and 10 points.  Akron is the new #1 for D2 (19 pts) followed by Ohio State WC (17), South Carolina (16), James Madison (14), UConn (12), East Carolina (11), Rutgers WC (10), Clemson (8) and 4 teams tied for 9th with 7 points.

New individual #1s include Jacob Toledo (Jr, UCF, 125) who knocked off teammate Timothy Sakow 7-2; Dylan Dwyer (So, GVSU, 149); and Jay Sheppard (Jr, Emmanuel, 157) who moved up from #1 at 149 lbs.  Of special note, #1 Bailey Carlson (So, BYU, 165) placed 2nd in the Cowboy Open losing 3-2 in the finals to Hayden Hastings of Wyoming and #1 Maveric Rechsteiner (Sr, Emmanuel, 197) won the Georgia Open at 285 lbs.

The full individual and team rankings can be found here: Ncwa Rankings 11 27 17