Oklahoma City Tops Ranking 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 September 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. A pair of victories to start the 2013-14 season, including a win at the NAIA Fall Preview, has Oklahoma City holding strong to the No. 1 spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.

The Stars earned eight of the nine available first-place votes as they continue to pursue the goal of a fourth national title in five years.

CSU-San Marcos and Texas Wesleyan held on to the No. 2 and 3 spots in the poll, with University of the Cumberlands coming in at No. 4 and Wayland Baptist finishing No. 5, up from No. 12 previously, after claiming the remaining first-place vote.

In addition to Wayland Baptist, also new to the top 10 is No. 9 William Woods. Four new schools join the top 25: No. 20 Cumberland U., No. 21 Concordia U. (Oregon), No. 23 SCAD Savannah and Mount Mercy, which tied for No. 24.

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NAIA - October 16, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma City (8) 224 1
2 CSU-San Marcos 203 2
3 Texas Wesleyan 191 3
4 University of the Cumberlands 183 6
5 Wayland Baptist (1) 169 12
6 Grand View 166 4
7 Oklahoma Baptist 160 8
8 British Columbia 140 7
9 William Woods 138 13
10 Johnson & Wales (FL) 133 5
11 College of Coastal Georgia 128 10
12 Bellevue 120 11
13 Faulkner 117 18
14 Victoria 94 T23
15 Northwood University (TX) 89 9
16 Webber International 83 17
17 South Carolina Beaufort 69 16
18 The Master's College 66 15
19 Northwood University (FL) 65 21
20 Cumberland University 55 NR
21 Concordia University (OR) 36 NR
22 Southeastern 31 20
23 SCAD Savannah 27 NR
T24 Mount Mercy 25 NR
T24 Our Lady of the Lake 25 14
Dropped From Ranking: Ashford (#T23), Holy Cross College (#25), Northwestern College (IA) (#19), St. Thomas (FL) (#22)
Others Receiving Votes: St. Thomas Houston, 19; Northwestern College (IA), 17; Ashford, 14; Tennessee Wesleyan, 14; Houston-Victoria, 12; St. Thomas (FL), 12; Holy Cross, 11; Spring Hill, 11; William Jessup, 11; Lindsey Wilson, 10; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL), 9; Southern Wesleyan, 8; St. Andrews, 8; AIB College of Business, 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ), 6; Texas-Brownsville, 4; Union College, 4; Central Baptist, 3; Marian University-Indianapolis, 3; Southwester College, 3; St. Ambrose, 2; Bethel College (IN), 1.