William Woods Hold on to No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – William Woods stayed at No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. The Owls just edged No. 2 Johnson & Wales (FL), 240-237, to remain the top-ranked team in NAIA. Both squads tallied three first-place votes.

Oklahoma City received two first-place votes and checked in at No. 3. Fourth-ranked Wayland Baptist also earned a first-place vote. Texas Wesleyan moved up a spot to fifth while British Columbia jumped two rungs to No. 6. Defending champion Coastal Georgia at seventh and collected the remaining first-place vote. South Carolina Beaufort checked in at No. 8 and was followed by Grand View and Dalton State.

No. 15 University of the Cumberlands, T20th Marian (IN) and No. 25 Northwestern (IA) made their top 25 debuts.

Bethany (KS), Faulkner and Milligan fell from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Sept. 25

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

William Woods (3)

240

1

2

Johnson & Wales (FL) (3)

237

3

3

Oklahoma City (2)

235

4

4

Wayland Baptist (1)

213

5

5

Texas Wesleyan

198

6

6

British Columbia

187

8

7

Coastal Georgia (1)

184

2

8

South Carolina Beaufort

179

7

9

Grand View

148

11

10

Dalton State

146

10

11

Cardinal Stritch

139

12

12

Webber International

122

9

13

Keiser

99

25

14

Mount Mercy

77

20

15

University of the Cumberlands

70

NR

16

Tennessee Wesleyan

68

13

17

Thomas

67

16

18

Victoria

63

15

19

The Master's College

59

14

T20

Marian (IN)

52

NR

T20

Mobile

52

17

22

Union

48

T22

23

Lindsey Wilson

46

18

24

Warner

39

21

25

Northwestern (IA)

28

NR

Dropped from Ranking: Bethany (KS), #19; Faulkner, #T22; Milligan, #24

Others Receiving Votes: Bethany (KS), 27; Bellevue, 26; Lindenwood-Belleville, 26; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 26; Faulkner, 25; Cumberland, 18; Southeastern (FL), 16; Arizona Christian, 15; Holy Cross, 11; Milligan, 11; Central Baptist, 8; Missouri Valley, 7; St. Ambrose, 6; Bryan, 5; Corban, 5; Biola, 4; Lewis-Clark State, 4; Rocky Mountain, 4; Embry-Riddle (AZ), 3; Oregon Tech, 2; Davenport, 1; Morningside, 1; Our Lady of the Lake, 1; SCAD Savannah, 1; Siena Heights, 1