William Woods New No. 1 in GCAA NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – William Woods moved up one spot to the No. 1 ranking in the GCAA NAIA Coaches Poll. The Owls received nine-first place votes to knock Oklahoma City out of the top spot.

Oklahoma City claimed two first-place votes to edge third-ranked Coastal Georgia. Johnson & Wales, who nabbed the remaining first-place ballot, tied Wayland Baptist for fourth. Three teams moved into the rankings - Victoria, Dalton State and Cardinal Stritch - and sit in spots 14-16, respectively.

Ashford, University of the Cumberlands and The Master’s College fell out of the top 25.

NAIA - 10/24/14

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 William Woods (9) 294 2
2 Oklahoma City (2) 267 1
3 College of Coastal Georgia 264 3
T4 Johnson & Wales (FL) (1) 252 4
T4 Wayland Baptist 252 8
6 Grand View 229 5
7 British Columbia 224 9
8 Oklahoma Baptist 222 6
9 Texas Wesleyan 201 7
10 South Carolina Beaufort 159 T17
11 Concordia University (OR) 144 14
12 CSU-San Marcos 134 11
13 Mount Mercy 119 13
14 Victoria 108 NR
15 Dalton State 104 NR
16 Cardinal Stritch 103 NR
17 Faulkner 101 10
18 Webber International 94 12
19 Northwood (FL) 82 16
20 Tennessee Wesleyan 77 15
21 Thomas 59 21
22 Bellevue 54 T17
T23 Bethany College (KS) 42 19
T23 Indiana Wesleyan 42 25
25 Lindsey Wilson 37 22
       
Dropped From Ranking: Ashford (#24), University of the Cumberlands (#20), The Master's College (#23)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: The Master's College, 34; Warner, 34; University of the Cumberlands, 26; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ), 21; Texas-Brownsville, 21; Ashford, 17; Missouri Baptist, 14; Lewis-Clark State, 11; Corban, 7; Southwestern, 7; Midland, 6; Missouri Valley, 6; Union College, 6; Bethel College (KS), 5; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL), 5; Rocky Mountain, 5; Houston-Victoria, 4; Westminster (UT), 4; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 3.