Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings
July 26, 2020
EDMOND, Okla. — Notre Dame (Ohio) maintained its hold on the No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division II wrestling poll, it was announced Wednesday by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.
The Falcons earned seven first-place votes and finished with 159 points in balloting of head coaches from around the country to keep the top spot for the fifth straight time. NDC has seven wrestlers in the individual rankings, topped by No. 1 pick Joey Davis at 174 pounds.
Two-time defending national champion Nebraska-Kearney earned the remaining first-place vote and earned 153 points to jump from fourth to second in the poll. Newberry is third with 142 points, St. Coud State (Minn.) fourth with 138 and Central Oklahoma fifth with 117.
Rounding out the top 10 is Fort Hays State (Kan.), Upper Iowa, Western State (Colo.) Mercyhurst (Pa.) and Kutztown (Pa.).
Central Oklahoma has three top-ranked individuals in 149-pounder Jordan Basks, 157-pounder Cory Dauphin and 165-pounder Chris Watson, while Nebraska-Kearney has two in 133-pounder Daniel DeShazer and 197-pounder Romero Cotton.
The top 20 poll, with points and each team’s last ranking, following by the individual rankings at each weight: