Oklahoma City Atop GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 30, 2014) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 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, III and NJCAA will appear in the May 5, 2014 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City maintained its spot atop the latest NAIA coaches' poll.

The Stars earned four of the eight available first-place votes having won five tournament titles during the 2013-14 season. They are trying to claim their fourth NAIA national title in five years later this month.

William Woods and Wayland Baptist each earned two first-place votes as the schools clocked in at No. 2 and No. 3 in the latest poll. Coastal Georgia and Texas Wesleyan round out the top five.

One new school moved into the top 10: No. 10 Faulkner. One new program also entered the top 25: No. 22

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NAIA - May 1, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma City (4) 195 1
2 William Woods (2) 189 3
3 Wayland Baptist (2) 184 2
4 College of Coastal Georgia 174 4
5 Texas Wesleyan 167 5
6 CSU-San Marcos 147 7
7 Oklahoma Baptist 142 6
8 Johnson & Wales University (FL) 133 10
9 Webber International 133 9
10 Faulkner 128 12
11 Grand View 126 8
12 British Columbia 109 11
13 University of the Cumberlands 97 16
14 Northwood University (FL) 95 13
15 South Carolina Beaufort 95 14
16 Bellevue 78 15
17 Southern Wesleyan 68 18
18 Concordia University (OR) 58 17
19 Warner 49 20
20 Houston-Victoria 36 21
21 The Master's College 36 19
22 Bethany College (KS) 28 NR
23 Northwood University (TX) 20 23
24 Victoria 15 22
25 Dalton State 13 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Holy Cross College (#25)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: AIB College of Business, 10; Ashford, 9; Marian University-Indianapolis, 9; Indiana Wesleyan, 7; SCAD Savannah, 7; Holy Cross College, 6; Mount Marty, 6; Reinhardt, 5; Embry Riddle-Aeronautical (AZ), 4; St. Andrew's, 4; Cardinal Stritch, 3; St. Thomas Houston, 2; St. Xavier, 2; Bethel College (IN), 1; Lewis-Clark State, 1.