Back by popular demand is the second edition of the Women’s Collegiate Recruiting Rankings. Last year’s edition was the first of its kind and well received. After last year’s rankings, which were released in early-May, we learned that recruiting at the women’s level moves at a different pace from say, men’s division I. At press time, there are plenty of coaches still working to fill out their recruiting classes for 2020 and a national pandemic doesn’t help matters any.
These rankings are much different from 2019 because of the growth and parity of women’s wrestling at the collegiate level. As you peruse the rankings, you’ll notice that many of the schools listed are relatively new programs. These new coaches have recruited well and talent has not been lumped at just five or six main schools. Because so many teams had notable recruiting classes, we had to expand the schools mentioned from ten to 15. We listed five honorable mentions, as well.
For most schools, their full recruiting classes have not been listed—just those with national-level rankings or credentials. For a more complete look at their entire recruiting classes and all other women’s programs, check our “Women’s Collegiate Commitment Page.”
The number next to the wrestler’s name corresponds to the national ranking as per USA Wrestling.
15) Southern Oregon
Top Recruits: Juliannah Bolli - Silver Creek, CA (191); #6 Bailey Dennis - Ridgeview, OR (170); Beyonce Garcia - James Logan, CA (136); #8 Desinee Lopez - Folsom, CA (116); Valaree Ornelas - Clovis, CA (116); Jade Piper - Umpqua CC (170); #9 Rayana Vigil - Homer, AK (191); Liv Villanueva - Northgate, CA (109)
2019 Ranking: #8
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