Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings – February 25, 2015

EDMOND, Okla. — St. Cloud State (Minn.) maintained its perch atop the NCAA Division II wrestling rankings by the slimmest of margins Wednesday, according to the poll released by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.

The Huskies received four first-place votes and finished with 152 points to trim Maryville (Mo.) by one point, with Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) just another point back in third place in balloting of head coaches from around the country.

The Saints had the remaining four first-place votes in finishing with 151 points and the Tigers had 150 in moving up one spot to third. Defending national champion Notre Dame (Ohio) fell to fourth with 136 points and McKendree (Ill.) moved up three positions to No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10 is Mercyhurst (Pa.), Nebraska-Kearney, Western State (Colo.), North Carolina-Pembroke and Colorado Mesa.

Regional qualifying tournaments will be held at four sites this weekend, with West Liberty hosting the East Super Regional, UNC-Pembroke the Midwest Super Regional, MSU-Mankato the Central Super Regional and Colorado State-Pueblo the West Super Regional.

The top four placers at each weight in all four regional tournaments advance to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships, which is set for March 13-14 in St. Louis, Mo.

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

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Rank,School (State),Points,Last Ranking
1.,St. Cloud State (Minn.),154,1st
2.,Maryville (Mo.),151,2nd
3.,Ouachita Baptist (Ark.),150,4th
4.,Notre Dame (Ohio),136,3rd
5.,McKendree (Ill.),119,8th
6.,Mercyhurst (Pa.),108,5th
8.,Western State (Colo.),91,7th
9.,North Carolina-Pembroke,78,11th
10.,Colorado Mesa,67,6th
11.,Central Oklahoma,63,14th
12.,Augustana (S.D.),61,NR
13.,Minnesota State-Mankato,60,NR
14.,Upper Iowa,54,10th
T15.,Lindenwood (Mo.),39,12th
T15.,Newberry (S.C.),39,13th
17.,Fort Hays State (Kan.),33,19th
18.,Kutztown (Pa.),32,15th
19.,Lake Erie (Ohio),30,17th
20.,Findlay (Ohio),28,20th
Others receiving votes: Ashland (Ohio), California Baptist, Central Missouri, Indianapolis (Ind.), Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.), Tiffin (Ohio).

Individual Rankings

125 Pounds
1. T.J. North, Augustana (S.D.)
2. Matt Turek, Gannon (Pa.)
3. Jerry Huff, Adams State (Colo.)
4. Willie Bohince, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
5. Garrett Evans, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
6. Da’Wayne Robertson, Minnesota State-Mankato
7. Tim Prescott, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
8. Josh Kieffer, Indianapolis (Ind.)

133 Pounds
1. Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Michael Labry, Ashland (Ohio)
3. Nate Rodriguez, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4. Dustin Reed, Central Oklahoma
5. Mike Rhone, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
6. Nick Crume, Indianapolis (Ind.)
7. Zak Hale, Anderson (S.C.)
8. Eric Hughes, Colorado State-Pueblo

141 Pounds
1. Daniel Ownbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
3. Darren Wynn, McKendree (Ill.)
4. Maurice Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)
5. Sam Hanau, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
6. Noah Killip, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
7. Jeremiah Peterson, Augustana (S.D.)
8. Alphonso Vruno, Minnesota State-Mankato

149 Pounds
1. Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
2. Frank Cagnina, Central Missouri
3. Terrel Wilbourn, Lindenwood (Mo.)
4. Cameron Throckmorton, Shippensburg (Pa.)
5. Nick Goebel, Findlay (Ohio)
6. Tyler Mies, Newman (Kan.)
7. Destin McCauley, Nebraska-Kearney
8. Jeremy Landowski, Mercyhurst (Pa.)

157 Pounds
1. Clint Poster, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2. Jon Rivera, Notre Dame (Ohio)
3. James Martinez, Colorado Mesa
4. Jordan Rinken, Upper Iowa
5. Adam Cooling, Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Francis Mizia, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
7. Alex Abono, San Francisco State (Calif.)
8. Chase White, Nebraska-Kearney

165 Pounds
1. Chris Watson, Central Oklahoma
2. Gabe Fogarty, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Nick Haferkamp, McKendree (Ill.)
4. Cody Quinn, Minnesota State-Mankato
5. Dimitri Willis, Maryville (Mo.)
6. Tyler Reinhart, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
7. Angelo Bortoluzzi, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
8. Nick Fishback, Wisconsin-Parkside

174 Pounds
1. Joey Davis, Notre Dame (Ohio)
2. Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
3. Zeb Wahle, Maryville (Mo.)
4. Terrence Zaleski, North Carolina-Pembroke
5. August Mizia, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
6. Payne Hatter, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
7. Jacob Begin, Southwest Minnesota
8. Archie Williams, Central Missouri

184 Pounds
1. Dallas Smith, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
2. Blake Sorensen, Upper Iowa
3. John Vogt, McKendree (Ill.)
4. Nick Burghardt, Maryville (Mo.)
5. Garrett Lineberger, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Terrence Smith, Shorter (Ga.)
7. Kyle Piatt, Western State (Colo.)
8. Jon Inman, Fort Hays State (Kan.)

197 Pounds
1. Romero Cotton, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Julian Smith, McKendree (Ill.)
3. Ryan Beltz, Maryville (Mo.)
4. Kenny Breaux, Lindenwood (Mo.)
5. Jayd Docken, Augustana (S.D.)
6. Sam Mangum, Western State (Colo.)
7. Huston Evans, Newberry (S.C.)
8. Jake Cramer, Tiffin (Ohio)

285 Pounds
1. Ziad Haddad, Kutztown (Pa.)
2. Garrett Gray, Tiffin (Ohio)
3. Austin Goergen, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
4. Donnell Walker, Maryville (Mo.)
5. Trey Page, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
6. Chris Giddens, North Carolina-Pembroke
7. Jordan Passehl, Colorado Mesa
8. Ross Janey, McKendree (Ill.)

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