Oklahoma City Remains Atop NAIA Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY—The first 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 City’s hold on the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA men’s coaches’ poll remained solid as the Stars mustered 11 of the 12 first-place votes. Coach Kyle Blaser’s squad won its spring opener, the Lions Classic, to make it three victories in four starts this season, the team finishing third in its lone remaining appearance.

The rest of the top five all held steady, Oklahoma Christian, USC-Beaufort, Grand View and Malone landing at Nos. 2-5. No new school moved into the top 10, with the No. 8 Shorter and No. 9 University of the Cumberlands providing the only movement as they swamped spots from the last voting.

One new team joined the top 25: Marian U. (Indianapolis) tied with two other teams for the T-25 spot in the poll.

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NAIA - March 16, 2011
Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma City (11) 299 1
2 Oklahoma Christian 280 2
3 South Carolina-Beaufort (1)
275 3
4 Grand View 249 4
5 Malone 233 5
6 British Columbia 228 6
7 Texas Wesleyan 201 7
8 Shorter 193 9
9 University of the Cumberlands 187 8
10 The Masters College 178 10
11 Southern Nazarene 159 T11
12 Lee
147 14
13 Wayland Baptist 141 T11
14 SCAD-Savannah 134 13
15 Johnson & Wales 130 17
16 Saint Thomas (FL)
115 18
17 Victoria
113 15
18 Saint Ambrose
111 16
19 Viterbo 108 19
20 Lewis-Clark State
99 21
21 Point Loma Nazarene
74 23
22 Indiana Weleyan
66 20
23 Our Lady of the Lake
57 T25
24 CSU-San Marcos
38 22
T25
Concordia University (OR) 11 24
T25 Faulkner 11 T25
T25 Marian University-Indianapolis
11 NR









































Others Receiving Votes:
Saint Francis (IL), 9; Southwestern College, 8; Campbellsville, 7; Madonna, 6; Rogers State, 6; Carroll (MT), 3; Dakota Wesleyan, 2; Mobile, 2.

Dropped from Ranking: Campbellsville (#T25)