Wayland Baptist New No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Wayland Baptist was the new top-ranked team in NAIA golf in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Pioneers earned eight first-place votes and knocked Keiser, who had held the top spot for three consecutive rankings, off the No. 1 spot.

Coastal Georgia recorded two first-place votes and remained second. Keiser dropped two spots to third and received one first-place ballot. Oklahoma City fell one rung to fourth and is followed by Johnson & Wales (FL), William Woods, Texas Wesleyan and Grand View. South Carolina Beaufort (#9) and University of the Cumberlands (#10) both jumped into the top 10.

Bellevue debuted in the ranking at No. 25. Thomas reentered the top 25 at No. 24.

Union (KY) and William Jessup fell from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - April 1

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Wayland Baptist (8) 271 4
2 Coastal Georgia (2) 249 2
3 Keiser (1) 243 1
4 Oklahoma City 238 3
5 Johnson & Wales (FL) 237 5
6 William Woods 215 6
7 Texas Wesleyan 204 8
8 Grand View 185 10
9 South Carolina Beaufort 163 12
10 University of the Cumberlands 160 15
11 Victoria 152 13
12 British Columbia 141 7
13 Webber International 139 16
14 Mount Mercy 129 21
15 Dalton State 115 18
16 Arizona Christian 105 11
17 Cardinal Stritch 97 17
18 The Master's College 92 19
19 Faulkner 78 22
20 Taylor 78 20
21 Lewis-Clark State 60 14
22 Oregon Tech 59 9
23 Oklahoma Wesleyan 45 23
24 Thomas 22 NR
25 Bellevue 19 NR
       
Dropped
From Ranking:
 Union (KY) (#24), William Jessup (#25)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: William Jessup, 14; Lindenwood-Belleville, 13; Warner Pacific, 11; Reinhardt, 10; Midland, 6; St. Ambrose, 6; St. Gregory's, 6; Union (KY), 6; Lindsey Wilson, 4; Rocky Mountain, 2; Holy Cross, 1.