Oklahoma City Again Top Team 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 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 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City claimed all nine available first-place votes as the Stars earned the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.

In its first two starts of the fall, Oklahoma City has two victories, including the NAIA Fall Preview at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

CSU-San Marcos moved up two spots from the preseason poll to settle into the No. 2 spot, with Texas Wesleyan, Grand View and Johnson & Wales rounding out the top five.

Two new programs moved into the top 10: No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist (runner-up at the NAIA Fall Preview) and No. 10 Coastal Georgia.

Four new schools joined the top 25: No. 20 Southeastern, No. 21 Northwood (Fla.), University of Victoria (tied at No. 23) and No. 25 Holy Cross.

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NAIA - September 25, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma City (9) 225 1
2 CSU-San Marcos 200 4
3 Texas Wesleyan 199 3
4 Grand View 174 2
5 Johnson & Wales 172 5
6 University of the Cumberlands 167 9
7 British Columbia 153 8
8 Oklahoma Baptist 148 18
9 Northwood University (TX) 141 10
10 College of Coastal Georgia 133 13
11 Bellevue 129 6
12 Wayland Baptist 124 12
13 William Woods 106 15
14 Our Lady of the Lake 100 11
15 The Master's College 89 14
16 South Carolina Beaufort 86 17
17 Webber International 79 23
18 Faulkner 75 7
19 Northwestern College (IA) 62 16
20 Southeastern 48 NR
21 Northwood University (FL) 46 NR
22 Saint Thomas (FL) 36 19
T23 Ashford 31 20
T23 University of Victoria 31 NR
25 Holy Cross College 27 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Cumberland (#24), Lindsey Wilson (#T21), Marian University-Indianapolis (#T21), St. Thomas Houston (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Lindsey Wilson, 24; Marian University-Indianapolis, 24; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL), 15; Concordia (OR), 10; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southwestern Christian, 9; Tennessee Wesleyan, 9; AIB College of Business, 6; St. Thomas Houston, 6; Cumberland, 5; Missouri Baptist, 5; Mount Mercy, 5; Bethel College (IN), 4; Lewis-Clark State, 4; Rocky Mountain College, 3; Central Baptist, 2; Bethany (KS), 1; Morningside, 1; Thomas, 1; Union College, 1.