William Woods Remains No. 1 in GCAA NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – William Woods finished the fall ranked No. 1 in the GCAA NAIA Coaches Poll. The Owls received 11 first-place votes.

The remaining first-place votes went to Wayland Baptist and British Columbia, who are ranked second and third, respectively. Coastal Georgia dropped a spot to No. 4. Oklahoma City checked in at fifth.

Four teams - The Master’s College (#18), Union College (#21), Lewis-Clarke State (#22) and Embry Riddle Aeronautical (AZ) (T#23) moved into the top 25. Bellevue, Bethany College (KS), Faulkner and Lindsey Wilson all fell from the ranking.

NAIA - 11/13/14

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 William Woods (11) 323 1
2 Wayland Baptist (1) 305 T4
3 British Columbia (1) 293 7
4 College of Coastal Georgia 282 3
5 Oklahoma City 280 2
6 Johnson & Wales (FL) 269 T4
7 Grand View 246 6
8 Texas Wesleyan 223 9
9 CSU-San Marcos 221 12
10 Concordia (OR) 198 11
11 Oklahoma Baptist 187 8
12 Victoria 179 14
13 South Carolina Beaufort 174 10
14 Dalton State 161 15
15 Cardinal Stritch 141 16
16 Mount Mercy 122 13
17 Webber International 116 18
18 The Master's College 88 NR
19 Tennessee Wesleyan 78 20
20 Northwood (FL) 76 19
21 Union College 36 NR
22 Lewis-Clark State 35 NR
T23 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ) 31 NR
T23 Indiana Wesleyan 30 T23
25 Thomas 29 21
       
Dropped From Ranking:   Bellevue (#22), Bethany College (KS), #T23), Faulkner (#17), Lindsey Wilson (#25)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Faulkner, 25; Texas-Brownsville, 21; Bethany College (KS), 11; Bellevue, 8; Corban, 8; Missouri Baptist, 7; Rocky Mountain, 4; SCAD Savannah, 4; Southwestern College, 4; AIB College of Business, 3; Warner, 3; Ashford, 2; Lindsey Wilson, 2.