MANHEIM, Pa. - The Mount Union wrestling team was ranked 9th in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released Monday, January 22nd.
The Purple Raiders (9-1, 3-0 OAC) have moved up one spot from their prior ranking on January 8th after losing their first dual of the season against NCAA Division II No. 3 Ashland 24-10 while defeating Muskingum 39-9 to remain perfect in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Three wrestlers have remained in the individual rankings. Seniors Nick Mancini (Boardman/Boardman) and Alec Cotton (Hartville/Lake) are both ranked in their respective weight classes; Mancini remains sixth at 125 while Cotton moves up to ninth at 141. After making his ranking-debut on January 8th, sophomore Isaiah Watson-Kirksey (Alliance/Alliance) still holds eighth at 184.
Mount Union is next in action at John Carroll on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 pm for an OAC Dual.
National Wrestling Coaches Association Polls - January 22, 2018
|1.||Augsburg University (Minn.)||11-1||1|
|2.||Wartburg College (Iowa)||15-2||2|
|3.||Ithaca College (N.Y.)||7-2||3|
|4.||Johnson & Wales University (R.I.)||14-2||4|
|5.||Loras College (Iowa)||15-0||5|
|6.||Baldwin Wallace University||15-2||6|
|7.||Coe College (Iowa)||11-5||7|
|8.||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater||9-5||8|
|9.||University of Mount Union||9-1||10|
|10.||Messiah College (Pa.)||13-4||11|
|11.||University of Wisconsin-La Crosse||8-4||12|
|12.||Olivet College (Mich.)||13-4||13|
|13.||North Central College (Ill.)||11-2||14|
|14.||Wabash College (Ind.)||7-2||15|
|16.||SUNY Brockport (N.Y.)||4-0||22|
|17.||Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.)||7-3||21|
|18.||Centenary University (N.J)||4-2||19|
|19.||The College of New Jersey||9-4||NR|
|20.||Roger Williams University (R.I.)||15-4||17|
|21.||Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.)||14-2||16|
|22.||United States Coast Guard Academy (Conn.)||7-5||20|
|23.||University of Chicago (Ill.)||7-3||23|
|24.||Central College (Iowa)||3-4||9|
|25.||University of Wisconsin - Platteville||3-2||NR|