Division II Team & Individual Rankings – January 15, 2014



EDMOND, Okla. — Notre Dame (Ohio) continued its season-long hold on the top 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 No. 1 spot for the fourth straight ranking. NDC is coming off a championship effort in last weekend’s NWCA Division II National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa, beating two-time defending champion St. Cloud State (Minn.) in the semifinals and Newberry (S.C.) in the finals.

Newberry moved from fourth to second with 142 points after its runner-up showing, edging out the Huskies by one point. Two-time defending national champion Nebraska-Kearney earned the remaining first-place vote and is fourth with 132 points, one ahead of Central Oklahoma.

Fort Hays State (Kan.) made the biggest move in the poll, jumping from out of the rankings to No. 6 after finishing fifth in last week’s National Duals. Rounding out the top 10 is Kutztown (Pa.), Upper Iowa, Western State (Colo.) and Indianapolis (Ind.).

Central Oklahoma and Nebraska-Kearney have five of the 10 top-ranked individuals — 149-pounder Jordan Basks, 157-pounder Cory Dauphin and 165-pounder Chris Watson for the Bronchos and 133-pounder Daniel DeShazer and 197-pounder Romero Cotton for the Lopers.

The top 20 poll, with points and each team’s last ranking, following by the individual rankings at each weight:

School (State)
1Notre Dame (Ohio)1591
2Newberry (S.C.)1424
3St. Cloud State (Minn.) 1415
4Nebraska-Kearney 1322
5Central Oklahoma 1313
6Fort Hays State (Kan.)116NR
7Kutztown (Pa.)1087
8Upper Iowa 10310
9Western State (Colo.)869
10Indianapolis (Ind.)808
11Adams State (Colo.)626
12Mercyhurst (Pa.)5611
T13Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)5412
T13Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)5414
15McKendree (Ill.)5313
16Lake Erie (Ohio)4819
17Ashland (Ohio)4116
18Colorado Mesa 3618
T19Maryville (Mo.)2715
T19San Francisco State (Calif.)27NR
Others receiving votes: Augustana (S.D.), California Baptist, Colorado State-Pueblo, Gannon (Pa.), Minnesota State-Mankato, Wisconsin-Parkside.
1Alex JohnsIndianapolis (Ind.)2
2Bryden LazaroCalifornia Baptist 7
3Skylor DavisSimon Fraser (Canada)1
4Dave FoglePitt-Johnstown (Pa.)4
5T.J. NorthAugustana (S.D.)5
6Jeff VestaNewberry (S.C.)3
7Adam LudwinFort Hays State (Kan.)6
8Garrett EvansOuachita Baptist (Ark.)8
1Daniel DeShazerNebraska-Kearney 1
2Andy PokornySt. Cloud State (Minn.)2
3Michael LabryAshland (Ohio)3
4Dustin StodolaChadron State (Neb.)4
5Casy RowellCentral Oklahoma 5
6Marty CarlsonNotre Dame (Ohio)6
7Evan YenolevichKutztown (Pa.)7
8Justin ReinsmaSouthwest Minnesota 8
1Ryan FillingameAdams State (Colo.)1
2Brock CoutuNebraska-Kearney 3
3Maurice MillerNotre Dame (Ohio)4
4Matt NelsonSt. Cloud State (Minn.)2
5B.J. YoungNewberry (S.C.)5
6Daniel OwnbeyUNC Pembroke 6
7Dylan D’UrsoMercyhurst (Pa.)7
8Dave CawleyPitt-Johnstown (Pa.)8
1Jordan BasksCentral Oklahoma 1
2James MartinezColorado Mesa 2
3Frank CagninaCentral Missouri 3
4Cameryn BradyIndianapolis (Ind.)4
5Edwin CooperUpper Iowa 5
6Ryan MausTruman State (Mo.)6
7Trevor JohnsonMary (N.D.)7
8Kyle WilliamsMcKendree (Ill.)NR
1Cory DauphinCentral Oklahoma 1
2Zak VargoLake Erie (Ohio)2
3Chase WhiteNebraska-Kearney 3
4Clint PosterSt. Cloud State (Minn.)4
5Brady BersanoCalifornia Baptist 5
6John CrowleyColorado Mines 6
7Josh BallardMcKendree (Ill.)7
8Jon RiveraNotre Dame (Ohio)NR
1Chris WatsonCentral Oklahoma 3
2Gabe FogartySt. Cloud State (Minn.)4
3Justin SamoraAdams State (Colo.)5
4Blake RidenourNewberry (S.C.)7
5Braden TurnerEast Stroudsburg (Pa.)8 (157)
6Nick GiuliettiAmerican International (Mass.)8
7Ty LoethenCentral Missouri NR
8Gary LantzPitt-Johnstown (Pa.)NR
1Joey DavisNotre Dame (Ohio)1
2Adam WaltersFindlay (Ohio)2
3Elliot CopelandWestern State (Colo.)3
4Patrick MartinezNebraska-Kearney 4
5Brendan McKeownEast Stroudsburg (Pa.)5
6Jacob BeginSouthwest Minnesota 7
7Chester GranardColorado Mesa 8
8Trevor GrantColorado State-Pueblo NR
1Dallas SmithOuachita Baptist (Ark.)1
2Travis McKillopPitt-Johnstown (Pa.)2
3Bryson HallAshland (Ohio)3
4Blake SorensenUpper Iowa 4
5Zack ZelcsGannon (Pa.)5
6Kyle PiattWestern State (Colo.)6
7Jordan DeBusChadron State (Neb.)7
8Sean DerryAugustana (S.D.)8
1Romero CottonNebraska-Kearney 1
2Carl BroghammerUpper Iowa 2
3Brandonn JohnsonNotre Dame (Ohio)3
4Jayd DockenAugustana (S.D.)5
5Julian SmithMcKendree (Ill.)6
6Joe BrandtAshland (Ohio)7
7Sam MangumWestern State (Colo.)NR
8Tanner KrissFort Hays State (Kan.)NR
1Ziad HaddadKutztown (Pa.)1
2Orlando ScalesNotre Dame (Ohio)2
3Matt WadeNewberry (S.C.)5
4Austin GoergenSt. Cloud State (Minn.)NR
5Kevin ChristmanTiffin (Ohio)6
6Donnel WalkerMaryville (Mo.)NR
7Logan HoppUpper Iowa NR
8Cody DauphinCentral Oklahoma 3