Oklahoma City Number One in Preseason GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The Golf World/Nike Golf Preseason NAIA College Coaches’ Poll 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, III and NJCAA will appear in the September 2, 2013 issue of Golf World.  Defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City starts its title defense as the No. 1 ranked team in the Golf World/Nike Golf 2013-14 preseason men's NAIA coaches' poll.

The Stars, NAIA champs three of the last four seasons, claimed all 10 first-place votes after winning the title a year ago by an impressive 28 strokes.

No. 2 in the poll is Grand View, which finished fourth at the national championship last May.

Texas Wesleyan claimed the No. 3 spot with CSU-San Marcos and Johnson & Wales rounding out the top five.

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NAIA - August 28, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NAIA Finish
1 Oklahoma City (10) 250 1
2 Grand View 216 4
3 Texas Wesleyan 213 2
4 CSU-San Marcos 208 3
5 Johnson & Wales 188 10
6 Bellevue 182 5
7 Faulkner 159 8
8 British Columbia 154 11
9 University of the Cumberlands 151 9
10 Northwood (TX) 146 13
11 Our Lady of the Lake 142 7
12 Wayland Baptist 135 16
13 College of Coastal Georgia 125 DNP
14 The Masters College 109 DNP
15 William Woods 103 DNP
16 Northwestern College (IA) 86 17
17 South Carolina Beaufort 80 DNP
18 Oklahoma Baptist 76 DNP
19 Saint Thomas (FL) 67 DNP
20 Ashford 44 DNP
21 Lindsey Wilson 43 DNP
22 Marian University-Indianapolis 43 DNP
23 Webber International 39 DNP
24 Cumberland University 38 DNP
25 St. Thomas Houston 30 12
Others Receiving Votes: Northwood (FL), 29; Southeastern, 28; Victoria, 27; Tennessee Wesleyan, 24; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL), 19; Milligan,  18; SCAD Savannah, 15; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ), 12; Houston-Victoria, 10; Southwestern, 10; Mount Mercy, 8; Holy Cross, 7; Missouri Baptist, 6; AIB College of Business, 5; Bethel (IN), 1; Davenport, 1; Lewis-Clark State, 1; Southern Wesleyan, 1; Warner, 1.