Oklahoma City Retakes No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma City tallied seven first-place votes to return to the top spot in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. Oklahoma City spent the first two polls of the season ranked No. 1.

Defending national champion Coastal Georgia claimed the remaining two first-place votes and jumped up three spots to second. Former No. 1 William Woods fell to third. British Columbia checked in at No. 4 and is follwed by Wayland Baptist, CSU San Marcos, Johnson & Wales, Texas Wesleyan, Grand View and Dalton State.

Three teams made returns to the top 25 - Houston-Victoria (#21), Faulker (#23) and Bethany (#25). Warner debuted at No. 22. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ), Indiana Wesleyan, Rocky Mountain and St. Thomas Houston dropped from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - 4/3/15

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma City (7) 222 2
2 Coastal Georgia (2) 214 5
3 William Woods 205 1
4 British Columbia 203 3
5 Wayland Baptist 187 4
6 CSU San Marcos 180 7
7 Johnson & Wales (FL) 174 6
8 Texas Wesleyan 157 8
9 Grand View 149 9
10 Dalton State 138 10
11 Victoria 128 14
12 Webber International 118 15
13 Northwood (FL) 112 16
14 Cardinal Stritch 111 13
15 Concordia (OR) 100 11
16 Oklahoma Baptist 90 12
17 Mount Mercy 72 17
18 Union College 58 T19
19 The Master's College 54 18
20 Lewis-Clark State 39 T19
21 Houston-Victoria 26 NR
22 Warner 25 NR
23 Faulkner 22 NR
24 Texas-Brownsville 21 T22
25 Bethany (KS) 17 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ) (#T24), Indiana Wesleyan (#21), Rocky Mountain (#T22), St. Thomas Houston (#T24)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Indiana Wesleyan, 12; SCAD Savannah, 12; Lindsey Wilson, 11; AIB College of Business, 9; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 8; St. Thomas Houston, 8; Ashford, 7; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ), 7; Lindenwood-Belleville, 7; Rocky Mountain, 7; Central Baptist, 6; University of the Cumberlands, 3; Culver Stockton, 3; Midland, 2; Bellevue, 1.