Baker finished last season ranked No. 9 in the Final Poll of the 2012-13 season.
“We are very honored to receive the ranking and our kids have worked hard for it,” said head coach Jimmy May. “However, we know we still have a lot of work to do.”
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the Qualifying Groups.
For a complete look at the 2012-13 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll calendar, click here. The first regular-season poll will be announced Nov. 21.
Baker will begin the 2012-13 season at home on Sunday, Nov. 4 in the Dan Harris Open at the George F. Collins Center on campus.
The Wildcats feature a squad of 67 wrestlers and three returning NAIA All-Americans including senior Brandon Gebhardt (285 pounds), senior Jarid Price (184 pounds) and sophomore Robert Shadrach (184 pounds).