AU Matmen Ranked 17th

            The Ashland University wrestling team is ranked 17th in this week's NCAA Division II poll. AU was ranked 18th in the last national poll.

            AU junior Jacob Southwick (Bowling Green, Ohio/Otsego) appears in the individual rankings for the first time this season.  Southwick is ranked sixth in the nation at 285 pounds. He is the lone Ashland wrestler to be nationally ranked.

NCAA Division II National Rankings – Jan. 19

Rank               School                                                 Points             

1                      Nebraska-Omaha                                160

2                      Augustana (SD)                                  152

3                      St. Cloud State                                   144

4                      Newberry                                            136

5                      Central Oklahoma                               128

6                      UNC-Pembroke                                  119

7                      Minnesota State                                  111

8                      San Francisco State                             101

9                      Western State                                        88

10                    Upper Iowa                                           81

11                    Nebraska-Kearney                                71

12                    Pitt-Johnstown                                      63

13                    Grand Canyon                                      62

14                    Gannon                                                 55

15                    Findlay                                                  51

16                    Wisconsin-Parkside                               43

17                    Ashland                                                34

18                    Adams State                                         27

19                    Fort Hays State                                     22

20                    Minnesota State-Moorhead                 14

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