Simpson ranked No. 8 in first regular season coaches poll
Simpson University Sports News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Simpson University’s men’s wrestling team was ranked as the No. 8 team in the National Associate of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) according to the NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ first regular season Top 20 Poll. The Red Hawks were previously ranked No. 7 on the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Preseason Top 20 Poll.
Defending national champion Grand View (Iowa) claimed the No. 1 spot on the list for the 10th straight week. Montana State-Northern (No. 2), Missouri Valley (No. 3), and Kentucky schools Campbellsville University (No. 4) and Lindsey Wilson University (No. 5) round out the top five.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the qualifying groups.
2013-14 NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll - No. 1
- No. 1 Grand View (Iowa)
- No. 2 Montana State-Northern
- No. 3 Missouri Valley
- No. 4 Campbellsville (Ky.)
- No. 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
- No. 6 Great Falls (Mont.)
- No. 7 Southern Oregon
- No. 8 Simpson Univeristy (Calif.)
- No. 9 Midland (Neb.)
- No. 10 Bethany (Kan.)
- No. 11 Indiana Tech
- No. 12 Cumberland (Tenn.)
- No. 13 Menlo (Calif.)
- No. 14 Baker (Kan.)
- Tied No. 15 Wayland Baptist (Texas)
- Tied No. 15 Dickinson State (N.D.)
- Tied No. 15 Missouri Baptist
- Tied No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
- Tied No. 18 Oklahoma City
- Tied No. 18 York (Neb.)
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