Seven national top-10 team finishes
PELLA—Central College is 15th in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll.
The Dutch slipped one notch from the previous rankings released Dec. 19, despite not competing. Central (7-1) is back in action Thursday, facing Loras College (4-8) in a 7 p.m. dual at Dubuque. The Dutch host the Central Invitational Saturday, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. at H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse.
Iowa Conference foe Wartburg College (6-0) continues its reign at No. 1. Coe College (6-2) is steady at No. 8, Luther College (5-3) inched up two spots to No. 13 and the University of Dubuque (2-2) remains at No. 16.
Meanwhile, Augsburg College (Minn.) (2-0) dropped two spots to No. 4. Elmhurst College (Ill.) (5-0) and Cortland State (N.Y.) (9-0) each moved up one notch to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.
Central’s earlier ranking of 14th was its highest of the season and the program’s top ranking since the Dutch were fifth in 1991-92.