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NCWA 2016 Preseason Wrestling Rankings

NCWA Wrestling Rankings

The defending NCWA national team champions, Emmanuel College out of Franklin Springs, Georgia, return four individual national champions as they look to defend their Collegiate Cup title in 2017. In all eight of 11 defending champions and 62 of 88 2016 All-Americans return. In addition, 2015 national champion Ruger Piva (Mountain Western) is back after an injury kept him out last season. In D-2, Colorado, Montana Western, Toledo and Ohio State WC all harbor title aspirations heading into the season.

The NCWA includes a 235-pound weight class in addition to the usual college weights. They also have implemented a hybrid national championship scoring system where a team’s performance at National Duals and Western Regional Duals earn them points towards the Collegiate Cup in addition to the points teams score at the individual tournament at the end of the year.

RankNameYearSchool
125
1Brent NewcomerSoEmmanuel
2Timothy SakowJrCentral Florida
3Tim NordanSrLiberty
4Devon JacksonSrHouston - Downtown
5Ryan ThiermanJrAlfred State
6Byron SmithJrMiddle Tennessee
7Brendon HazeltonSoGrand Valley State
8Jiro DeLoachJrTexas State
9Dell NgongaSoLiberty
10Josh TarumSoWisconsin WC
11Edison GarciaJrCentral Florida
12Brett HimesSrPenn State - DuBois
13Anthony MonahanFrApprentice
14Eric LoredoSoCal State - Fresno
15Rory RoderickSrSouth Florida
133
1Darius BunchSoEmmanuel
2Mitchel HrnyakJrGrand Valley State
3De'Ante EvansSoToledo
4Zach VatalareSrMichigan WC
5Dylan CarlileSoEmmanuel
6Tyler WeissSoBrigham Young
7Garrett BrownSoPenn State - DuBois
8Nicholas ReddyJrGrand Valley State
9Marco ColpoSrArizona
10Justus GriffithSrCentral Florida
11Michael BoyleSoAlfred State
12Freddie HsiaoSrUCLA
13Hunter SheltonJrUMBC
14Ke'vionne RobbinsSoGrays Harbor
15Brian DiCesareSoLiberty
141
1Zachary CooperSrGrand Valley State
2Will HaleSrEmmanuel
3Carlos GarciaJrMiddle Tennessee
4Matthew SeymourSoCentral Florida
5Aaron BrightJrApprentice
6Brandon RobinsonSoLiberty
7Jeff HaydenSoTowson
8Tel KelleySoColorado WC
9Tyler CarlyleJrBrigham Young
10Joey TanosSoTexas - Arlington
11Cole SchreiberSrFlorida
12Devon RuppSrWayne State
13Carson MooreJrTexas
14Jonah SwinsonJrLiberty
15Tristan MabeFrApprentice
149
1Jeremiah LutzSrEmmanuel
2Julian PrietoSoColorado WC
3Dan RitzSoPenn State WC
4Ike PodellSrLiberty
5Luke FinnelSrWisconsin WC
6Troy WorthenSrCentral Florida
7Jacob SobeckSoGrand Valley State
8Ty BoydSoApprentice
9Josh FeuerbacherSoMiddle Tennessee
10Zach TepperSrNew Hampshire
11Jacob WassermanJrFlorida
12Todd NoblinSoMott CC
13Isaac HammondsSrAkron
14Ben HuffSoToledo
15Alex GallaherFrPenn State - Mont Alto
157
1Joseph PrietoSoColorado WC
2Joe StaleyJrJames Madison
3Jay SheppardFrEmmanuel
4Matthew IwickiSoWashington
5Brett NaylorJrUtah State
6Michael KingSoMiddle Tennessee
7Beau DoerrSrFlorida
8Trevor PickettSoGrand Valley State
9Patrick KaneJrMaine
10Stephen BeamSrUMBC
11Jahrel FrancisJrCentral Florida
12Zachary VolkSoWashington State
13Jack ChadbourneJrOhio State WC
14Caleb ThomasSoWayne State
15Tyrell WatkinsSrApprentice
165
1Clay KocsisSrPenn State - Mont Alto
2Taylor WorkmanJrToledo
3Trace ThomeSrFlorida
4John PrenticeJrPenn State - DuBois
5Jarred PrattSrMontana Western
6Michael BryantJrLiberty
7Mason TempleSrCal State - Fresno
8Elliott MoralesSrSouth Florida
9Nick PerezJrEmmanuel
10Lawrence CottonJrMiddle Tennessee
11Patrik FoxworthSrApprentice
12Daylon WalkerJrDixie State
13Austin RichardSoMiddle Tennessee
14Konnor KremerSrAlfred State
15Jake YatsoSoWisconsin
174
1Geordan SpeillerSrCentral Florida
2Josh FerenczySrLiberty
3Bailey BischerJrGrand Valley State
4Rugar PivaJrMontana Western
5George VanvalenJrAlfred State
6Zakery PittSrEmmanuel
7Shane BrownSrAkron
8George AndrewsSoUConn
9Taylor WestlakeJrLiberty
10James JonesSoGrays Harbor
11Deontay WadleySoPenn State - DuBois
12Frank BerduoSrCalifornia - Merced
13Ryan NightserSrWayne State
14Noah VillamaretteJrTexas State
15Brandon BuckinghamJrUMBC
184
1Cody ChaneySrEmmanuel
2Chandler DoblerSoCentral Florida
3Tucker DavisonSrMontana Western
4River RobertsonJrMaine
5Phillip MarraSrPenn State - New Kensington
6Justin HarrellSrEast Carolina
7Ron SperaJrJames Madison
8Paul SchoenbergSrPenn State WC
9Daniel DeversJrMiddle Tennessee
10Dennis LumadueJrPenn State - DuBois
11Chase ReisingJrIowa State WC
12Blair MurskiSrTexas A&M
13Ryan PetersenJrDixie State
14Dean PorrecaSrNorth Florida
15Matt SearsJrConcordia - Ann Arbor
197
1Maveric RechsteinerJrEmmanuel
2Sean KennedySoMiddle Tennessee
3Kyler SladeSoOhio State WC
4Jake FerrisSrCentral Washington
5Jesse SlocumSoAkron
6Anthony RiveraSoLehigh WC
7Dan TomaselloJrGrand Valley State
8Rusty WilsonJrMaine
9Denzell MorrowSoGrays Harbor
10Austin JacqueSoWilliamson Trade
11Zach SintobinFrApprentice
12Daniel BowenSrVMI WC
13Brett BrownFrMiddle Tennessee
14Spencer TroutJrWayne State
15Dovydas SimanskisJrUConn
235
1William VincentJrMott CC
2Stevan WebbJrUConn
3Seth BrennockJrOhio State WC
4Rickey CarterSrFlorida A&M
5Evan CanadyGrLiberty
6Jeff HendersonSoHenry Ford College
7Harun BogdanicJrGrand Valley State
8Andrew CarnesJrSouth Carolina
9Angel PerezSrCentral Florida
10Kenny MasonSrEmmanuel
11Charles HancockSrLiberty
12Tyler McClendonJrMiddle Tennessee
13Isaih ToltoanSrWilliamson Trade
14Jake PramannSoWinona State
15Zach McIntyreSrSouth Florida
285
1Jesse GaudinJrCentral Florida
2Dylan StadelJrUtah State
3Austin WellsJrMiddle Tennessee
4John PuleoSrSouth Florida
5Justin ReynoldsJrEmmanuel
6Roberto CoronelSoCentral Washington
7Dominick JohnsonSoLiberty
8Matthew DulinSoFlorida Gulf Coast
9Bryce HanleySoPenn State - DuBois
10Christopher WoodsSoHouston - Downtown
11MJ CouzanSoEmmanuel
12Jacob SchwartzSrWayne State
13Ben KuntzmanSoMemphis
14Aldo GuisseJrPenn State - Schuylkill
15Joe LealSoGrays Harbor
DIVISION 1
Rk Team Pts
1 Emmanuel 81
2 Central Florida 54
3 Grand Valley State 46
4 Liberty 45
5 Middle Tennessee 41
6 Penn State – DuBois 16
7 Alfred State 14
7 Florida 14
9 Apprentice 12
9 Central Washington 12
9 South Florida 12
12 Mott CC 11
12 Penn State – Mont Alto 11
14 Brigham Young 7
15 Grays Harbor 6
15 Penn State – New Ken 6

Also receiving points: Henry Ford (5), Wayne State (5), Florida Gulf Coast (3), UMBC (3), Williamson Trade (2), Penn State – Schuylkill (1), Texas-Arlington (1), Washington State (1)

DIVISION 2
Rk Team Pts
1 Colorado 22
2 Montana Western 21
3 Toledo 18
4 Ohio State WC 17
5 Utah State 15
6 James Madison 13
6 UConn 13
8 Maine 12
9 Akron 11
9 Penn State WC 11
11 Houston – Downtown 8
11 Wisconsin WC 8
13 Florida A&M 7
13 Michigan WC 7
13 Washington 7

Also receiving points: Cal State – Fresno (5), East Carolina (5), Lehigh WC (5), Texas State (4), Towson (4), South Carolina (3), Arizona (2), Dixie State (2), Concordia-Ann Arbor (1), East Carolina (1), Iowa State WC (1), Memphis (1), New Hampshire (1), North Florida (1), Texas (1), UCLA (1), Winona State (1), VMI WC (1)

TOTAL CONFERENCE STRENGTH*
Rk Team Pts
1 Southeast (SEC) 172
2 Great Lakes (GLC) 124
3 Mid-Atlantic (MAC) 122
4 Great Plains (GPC) 60
5 Mid-East (MEC) 58
6 Northwest (NWC) 47
7 Northeast (NEC) 40
8 West Coast (WCC) 32
9 Southwest (SWC) 14

*Based on Power Rankings

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