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Your Complete List of Men’s Division 1 Wrestling Colleges

For men who want to wrestle against the best competition college has to offer, attending one of the top NCAA Division 1 men’s wrestling colleges is essential. Certain conferences routinely send wrestlers to the Olympics, while top schools boast state champions and high school stars. Before embarking on this intense wrestling journey, it is important to consider the factors below:

For wrestlers with an incredibly competitive nature, D1 wrestling teams may be the best fit – since you’ll be up against the best competition recruited from high schools all over the country.

How many Division 1 wrestling colleges are there?

There are 78 Division 1 wresting programs across the country with 9.9 maximum scholarships per team, although some programs might have less. With 10 weight classes, it’s typically unlikely for full scholarships to be given, but it is possible for top-end talent. A full scholarship recipient often can wrestle at multiple weight classes and succeed, which amplifies their value to the team. 

Division 1 wrestling rankings. Top D1 wrestling colleges.

The NCAA Division 1 level of competition is unmatched in any other division. NCSA compiled the best D1 wrestling colleges, which take into account a variety of factors in the overall college experience to help families find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Duke University
  5. Princeton University
  6. University of Virginia
  7. University of Wisconsin
  8. Ohio State University
  9. Harvard University
  10. University of Illinois 

NCAA rankings, on the other hand, are based on performance at conference and national tournaments.

Full List of Division 1 Wrestling Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Boone, North Carolina
Mid East
Sun Belt Conference
NCAA D1
Tempe, Arizona
South West
PAC-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
ASUN Conference
NCAA D1
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Riverside, California
West Coast
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
San Luis Obispo, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Bakersfield, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Mid East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Cleveland, Ohio
Great Lakes
Horizon League
NCAA D1
New York, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Ithaca, New York
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Davidson, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Durham, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Mid East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfax, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hempstead, New York
North East
Colonial Athletic Association
NCAA D1
Bloomington, Indiana
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Ames, Iowa
Mid West
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
Kent, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Brooklyn, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
East Lansing, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Fargo, North Dakota
North West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
DeKalb, Illinois
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Evanston, Illinois
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Columbus, Ohio
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Athens, Ohio
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Mid South
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
University Park, Pennsylvania
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Clinton, South Carolina
South East
Big South Conference
NCAA D1
Princeton, New Jersey
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
West Lafayette, Indiana
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
North East
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Piscataway, New Jersey
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Brookings, South Dakota
North West
The Summit League
NCAA D1
Edwardsville, Illinois
Great Lakes
Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA D1
Stanford, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Vestal, New York
North East
America East Conference
NCAA D1
Buffalo, New York
North East
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Charleston, South Carolina
South East
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
USAFA, Colorado
South West
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
West Point, New York
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Annapolis, Maryland
North East
Patriot League
NCAA D1
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mid South
Sun Belt Conference
NCAA D1
Champaign, Illinois
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Iowa City, Iowa
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
College Park, Maryland
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Columbia, Missouri
Mid West
Southeastern Conference
NCAA D1
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mid West
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Greeley, Colorado
South West
Big Sky Conference
NCAA D1
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Mid West
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA D1
Norman, Oklahoma
Mid South
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mid East
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Madison, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Laramie, Wyoming
North West
Mountain West Conference
NCAA D1
Orem, Utah
South West
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Lexington, Virginia
Mid East
Southern Conference
NCAA D1
Blacksburg, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Morgantown, West Virginia
Mid East
Big 12 Conference
NCAA D1

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