Oklahoma Christian Takes Over Top Ranking in NAIA GolfWorld/NIKE Golf 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, will appear in the February 28, 2011 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma Christian, with victories at the UST Mamiya Texas Intercollegiate and the Midwestern State Invitational, climbed to the No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA coaches’ poll for the first time during the 2010-11 season, claiming seven of the 10 first-place votes.

Previous No. 1 Oklahoma City, dropped to No. 2 in the poll, earning the last three first-place votes. The Stars were seventh in the UST event, but have won four team titles during the season.

Grand View, USC-Beaufort and Malone round of the top five, while No. 8 Southern Nazarene and No. 10 SCAD-Savannah are the two new programs in the top 10.

No new teams moved into the top 25.

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NAIA - April 6, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma Christian (7) 247 2
2 Oklahoma City (3) 243 1
3 Grand View 224 4
4 South Carolina-Beaufort 208 3
5 Malone 202 5
6 University of the Cumberlands 191 9
7 British Columbia 182 6
8 Southern Nazarene 160 11
9 Texas Wesleyan 157 7
10 SCAD-Savannah 142 14
11 Shorter University 124 8
12 Johnson & Wales 121 15
13 Lee 115 12
14 The Masters College 108 10
T15 Saint Thomas (FL) 103 16
T15 Wayland Baptist 103 13
17 Victoria 93 17
18 Our Lady of the Lake 91 23
19 Viterbo 77 19
20 Point Loma Nazarene 72 21
21 St. Ambrose 70 18
22 CSU-San Marcos 61 24
23 Indiana Wesleyan 50 22
24 Lewis-Clark State 45 20
25 Concordia University (OR) 25 T25




Dropped From Ranking: Faulkner (#T25), Marian University-Indianapolis (#T25)




Others Receiving Votes:  Minot State, 8; St. Francis (IL), 7; Campbellsville, 6; Faulkner, 5; Daemen, 2; Rogers State, 2; Thomas, 2; Holy Cross, 1; Houston-Victoria, 1; Madonna, 1; Southwestern, 1.