Grand View University issued the following announcement on Jan. 24.
For the 49th-consecutive rankings period, Grand View wrestling is No. 1 in the NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll.
Grand View's streak at No. 1 goes back to Oct. 17, 2012. The Vikings won the Missouri Valley Invitational last weekend and had three individual champions at the elite event.
Grand View leads the way with three top-ranked wrestlers in their weight classes: Justin Portillo (SO/Clarion, IA) (125 pounds), Shiquan Hall (SR/Homestead, FL) (133 pounds) and Evan Hansen (JR/Kimballton, IA) (197 pounds). A total of 12 Vikings earned individual national rankings – Full Individual Rankings
- 125 - No. 1 Justin Portillo
- 133 - No. 1 Shiquan Hall
- 141 - No. 4 Eric Clarke (JR/Davenport, IA) (JR/Davenport, IA)
- 141 - No. 9 Grayson Brenna (JR/Havre, MT)
- 149 - No. 2 Devin Reynolds (SR/Keizer, OR)
- 149 - No. 3 Josh Wenger (JR/Walford, IA) (JR/Walford, IA)
- 157 - No. 7 Steven Lawrence (JR/Thornton, IL) (JR/Thornton, IL)
- 157 - No. 2 Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (JR/Cheektowaga, NY)
- 165 - No. 2 Ryan Niven (SR/Boston, MA)
- 174 - No. 4 Lawton Benna (SR/Wentzville, MO) (SR/Wentzville, MO)
- 184 – No. 5 Artie Bess (SR/Deerfield, IL)
- 197 - No. 1 Evan Hansen
Since 2001, only Grand View (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-2018), former members Notre Dame (Ohio) (2010-11) and Lindenwood (Mo.) (2006-07) have spent the entire season ranked No. 1.
The final regular-season installment of the Coaches' Poll is scheduled for Feb. 13. Grand View and Catch Des Moines will host the 2019 NAIA Men's Wrestling National Championship March 1-2. For more information, click here.
2018-2019 NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – Poll 4 (Jan. 23, 2019)
|1||1||Grand View (Iowa)||Heart of America||211|
|6||11||Missouri Valley||Heart of America||98|
|8||8||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Mid-South||96|
|13||17||Baker (Kan.)||Heart of America||64|
|19||16||Williams Baptist (Ark.)||AMC||49|
Receiving votes: Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 42, Concordia (Neb.) 35, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 30, Dickinson State (N.D.) 29, Graceland (Iowa) 26, Morningside (Iowa) 25, Cumberland (Tenn.) 24, Lourdes (Ohio) 23, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 22, Saint Mary (Kan.) 19, Doane (Neb.) 17, St. Andrews (N.C.) 16, Bethany (Kan.) 13, Northwestern (Iowa) 13, Ottawa (Kan.) 11, Missouri Baptist 8, Jamestown (N.D.) 6, Hastings (Neb.) 5, Simpson (Calif.) 5, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 5, Oklahoma Wesleyan 3, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 2
Original source can be found here.