FHSU wrestling soars to No. 6 in DII rankings
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 08:09:42 PM CST
After a fifth-place finish at the NWCA National Duals over the weekend, the Tigers jumped from outside the Top 20 to No. 6 in the latest Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll, released Wednesday.
FHSU knocked off Indianapolis (previously No. 8), Kutztown (previously No. 7), Upper Iowa (previously No. 10) and Colorado State-Pueblo (RV) in Des Moines, Iowa, losing only to Newberry (now ranked second nationally).
Individually, 125 pounder Adam Ludwin remained ranked, dropping just one spot from No. 6 to No. 7. While 285 pounder Trey Page fell out of the rankings, FHSU's Tanner Kriss is now eighth at 197 pounds.
This week, the Tigers will take on No. 5 Central Oklahoma in a conference dual on Thursday (Jan. 16) at 7 p.m., in Hays, Kan., and travel to the Midwest Duals in Kearney, Neb., on Jan. 18. At the Midwest Duals, FHSU will take on Northern State, Minot State, Southwest Minnesota State and California Baptist (receiving votes in poll).
The complete team rankings are below...
Rank School (State) Points Last Ranking
1 Notre Dame (Ohio) 159 1st
2 Newberry (S.C.) 142 4th
3 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 141 5th
4 Nebraska-Kearney 132 2nd
5 Central Oklahoma 131 3rd
6 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 116 NR
7 Kutztown (Pa.) 108 7th
8 Upper Iowa 103 10th
9 Western State (Colo.) 86 9th
10 Indianapolis (Ind.) 80 8th
11 Adams State (Colo.) 62 6th
12 Mercyhurst (Pa.) 56 11th
T13. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 54 12th
T13. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 54 14th
15 McKendree (Ill.) 53 13th
16 Lake Erie (Ohio) 48 19th
17 Ashland (Ohio) 41 16th
18 Colorado Mesa 36 18th
T19. Maryville (Mo.) 27 15th
T19. San Francisco State (Calif.) 27 NR