Mavericks Ranked Nationally in Preseason Polls

Edmond, Okla. — The Minnesota State University wrestling team will begin the 2012-13 campaign ranked nationally at No. 13 in the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association preseason poll. MSU is also ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 3 in Super Region 3 in the Basford Division II preseason poll as released by D2wrestle.com.

Returning All-Americans David Demo and Cody Quinn will enter the season as the two Mavericks ranked nationally in the Wrestling Coaches Association poll. Demo, who finished last season 29-13, is tabbed as the No. 4 ranked wrestler at 125 lbs. Quinn, a sophomore, finished last season 23-10 and is ranked third at 165 lbs. Joining the duo in the Basford Division II rankings is senior Aaron Norgren, who is also ranked fourth at 184 lbs.

As a team, MSU received 61 points in the first wrestling coaches ssociation poll, while receiving 30 points in the Basford national poll and 44 points in the regional poll.

Wrestling Coaches Association National Rankings
[eztable]Name,Weight,Year,NCAA Ranking
David Demo,125,Jr.,4th
Cody Quinn,165,So.,3rd[/eztable]

1. Nebraska-Kearney 146
2. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 142
3. Central Oklahoma 141
4. Newberry (S.C.) 138
5. Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
6. Findlay (Ohio) 129
7. Upper Iowa 117
8. Notre Dame (Ohio) 76
9. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 75
10. Wisconsin-Parkside 74
11. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 69
12. North Carolina-Pembroke 64
13. Minnesota State 61
14. Adams State (Colo.) 58
15. Maryville (Mo.) 54
16. Augustana (S.D.) 46
17. San Francisco State (Calif.) 31
18. Kutztown (Pa.)
19. Limestone (S.C.)
T20. Colorado Mesa 18
T20. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 18

Basford Division II Preseason Rankings
[eztable]Name,Weight,Year,NCAA Ranking,Super Region 3 Ranking
David Demo,125,Jr.,4th,1st
Drew Lexvold,141,So.,-,3rd
Thomas Allen,149,R-Fr.,-,7th
Cody Quinn,165,So.,4th,1st
Brendan Eichmann,174,Jr.,*,2nd
Aaron Norgren,184,Sr.,4th,2nd
Nate Haynes,197,Sr.,-,7th
Corby Running,285,Jr.,-,5th[/eztable]
* Received Votes

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1. Central Oklahoma – 55
2. Newberry – 42
3. Nebraska-Kearney – 41
4. Findlay – 40
5. St. Cloud State – 38
6. Notre Dame – 37
7. Grand Canyon – 35
8. Upper Iowa – 35
9. Minnesota State – 30
10. Pitt-Johnstown – 30
11. Ouachita Baptist – 30
12. Maryville – 26
13. Wisconsin-Parkside – 26
14. North Carolina-Pembroke – 24
15. San Francisco State – 24
16. Kutztown – 21
17. Colorado Mesa – 21
18. Adams State – 20
19. Fort Hays State – 19
20. Augustana – 18
21. Ashland – 17
22. Limestone – 17
23. Western State – 15
24. Shippensburg – 13
25. Northern State – 12

Super Region 3 Rankings:
1. St. Cloud State – 54
2. Upper Iowa – 51
3. Minnesota State – 44
4. Maryville – 38
5. Augustana – 35
6. Wisconsin-Parkside – 33
7. Indianapolis – 28
8. Southwest Minnesota State – 19
9. Northern State – 17
10. Newman – 15
11. U-Mary – 13
12. MSU Moorhead – 11
13. Minot State – 0

MSU will compete at the Yellow Jacket Open on November 3 to open the 2012-13 season.

NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings
Basford Division II Rankings

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