Oklahoma Christian Maintains Top Ranking in GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches’ Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II and III, the NAIA and the NJCAA, will appear in the May 2, 2011 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma Christian collected nine of the 10 first-place votes available and maintained its place atop the Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA men’s coaches’ poll.

The Eagles have won three of four starts this spring, including the Oklahoma City Spring Invitational. In-state rival Oklahoma City came in second, receiving the other first-place vote.

USC Beaufort and Grand View swapped spots in the poll, the former moving to No. 3 and the later to No. 4. Malone holds on to its No. 5 position.

Two new schools entered the top 10, with Shorter coming in at No. 9 and Johnson & Wales moving up to No. 10.

Two programs also joined the top 25: No. 22 Webber International and No. 25 Marian U. (Ind.)

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NAIA - April 27, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma Christian (9) 249 1
2 Oklahoma City (1) 241 2
3 South Carolina-Beaufort 227 4
4 Grand View 203 3
5 Malone 195 5
6 University of the Cumberlands 190 6
7 British Columbia 182 7
8 Southern Nazarene 175 8
9 Shorter 162 11
10 Johnson & Wales 158 12
11 Texas Wesleyan 156 9
12 Our Lady of the Lake 124 18
13 Lee 120 13
14 Saint Thomas (FL) 118 T15
15 The Masters College 114 14
16 Wayland Baptist 103 T15
17 Point Loma Nazarene 99 20
18 SCAD-Savannah 77 10
T19 CSU-San Marcos 61 22
T19 St. Ambrose 61 21
21 Victoria 59 17
22 Webber International 43 NR
23 Lewis-Clark State 38 24
24 Viterbo 33 19
25 Marian University-Indianapolis 28 NR




Dropped From Ranking: Concordia University (OR) (#25), Indiana Wesleyan (#23)




Others Receiving Votes: Indiana Wesleyan, 15; Concordia University (OR), 8; Faulkner, 3; Carroll College (MT), 2; Holy Cross, 2; Rogers State, 2; Southwestern College, 1; St. Francis (Ill.), 1.