William Woods No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – William Woods will open the season ranked No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll. The Owls, who received one first-place vote, edged defending national champion Coastal Georgia, 215 points to 212.

Coastal Georgia received six first-place votes. Johnson & Wales ranked third. Fourth-ranked Oklahoma City tallied the final two first-place votes. Wayland Baptist is No. 5 and followed by Texas Wesleyan, South Carolina Beaufort, British Columbia, Webber International and Dalton State.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

NAIA Finish

1

William Woods (1)

215

2

2

Coastal Georgia (6)

212

1

3

Johnson & Wales (FL)

209

3

4

Oklahoma City (2)

200

T8

5

Wayland Baptist

187

5

6

Texas Wesleyan

175

6

7

South Carolina Beaufort

172

4

8

British Columbia

165

T8

9

Webber International

145

10

10

Dalton State

143

13

11

Grand View

142

12

12

Cardinal Stritch

120

14

13

Tennessee Wesleyan

89

11

14

The Master's College

87

15

15

Victoria

84

Missed Cut

16

Thomas

81

DNQ

17

Mobile

74

DNQ

18

Lindsey Wilson

66

16

19

Bethany (KS)

56

17

20

Mount Mercy

55

DNQ

21

Warner

37

DNQ

T22

Faulkner

27

DNQ

T22

Union

27

DNQ

24

Milligan

22

DNQ

25

Keiser

15

DNQ

Others Receiving Votes: Corban, 14; Marian (IN), 11; Indiana Wesleyan, 10; Davenport, 9; Cumberland University, 8; Arizona Christian, 7; Concordia (NE), 7; University of the Cumberlands, 7; Huntington, 7; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 6; SCAD Savannah, 6; Bellevue, 5; Southeastern (FL), 5; Houston-Victoria, 4; Lewis-Clark State, 4; St. Ambrose, 4; Rocky Mountain, 3; Missouri Baptist, 2; Saint Xavier, 1