Wayland Baptist New Number One in GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, 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 December 9, 2013 issue of Golf World. Winning three straight events to close out the first half of the 2013-14 college campaign, Wayland Baptist jumped to the No. 1 spot in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.

The Pioneers, ranked No. 5 in the previous poll, earned all 10 first-place votes to become the unanimous top selection.

Oklahoma City, the defending NAIA champion and No. 1 in the three previous Golf World polls from the fall, dropped to No. 2 after finishing second to Wayland Baptist at the U.C. Ferguson Classic in October.

Also rising into the top five in the final fall poll were No. 3 Grand View (up from sixth), No. 4 College of Coastal Georgia (from 11th) and Oklahoma Baptist (from seventh).

One new program joined the top 10: No. 9 Webber International. Two new schools joined the top 25: No. 12 Southern Wesleyan and No. 25 Holy Cross College.

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NAIA - December 4, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Wayland Baptist (10) 250 5
2 Oklahoma City 234 1
3 Grand View 216 6
4 College of Coastal Georgia 209 11
5 Oklahoma Baptist 202 7
6 CSU-San Marcos 195 2
7 Texas Wesleyan 182 3
8 William Woods 174 9
9 Webber International 168 16
10 British Columbia 164 8
11 Johnson & Wales (FL) 142 10
12 Southern Wesleyan 133 NR
13 Bellevue 128 12
14 Northwood University (FL) 119 19
15 University of the Cumberlands 114 4
16 Faulkner 113 13
17 Victoria 80 14
18 Concordia University (OR) 62 21
19 Cumberland University 56 20
20 Mount Mercy 55 T24
21 South Carolina Beaufort 54 17
22 Northwood University (TX) 41 15
23 The Master's College 38 18
24 Southeastern 32 22
25 Holy Cross College 19 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Our Lady of the Lake (#T24), SCAD Savannah (#23)
Others Receiving Votes: Bethany (KS), 18; Ashford, 8; Tennessee Wesleyan, 8; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ), 6; SCAD Savannah, 5; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL), 4; Thomas, 4; Houston-Victoria, 3; Northwestern (IA), 3; AIB College of Business, 2; Bethel (KS), 2; Lindsey Wilson, 2; St. Thomas Houston, 2; Davenport, 1; Marian University-Indianapolis, 1; Rocky Mountain, 1.