Defending Champ Oklahoma City Tops Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma City will begin its defense of the NAIA national championship at No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Stars collected seven of eight first-place votes.

William Woods received the remaining first-place vote and ranked second. Last season’s NAIA runner-up British Columbia was third followed by Johnson & Wales (FL), Wayland Baptist, Texas Weslyan and Coastal Georgia. Eighth-ranked University of the Cumberlands, Keiser and South Carolina Beaufort completed the top 10.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NAIA Finish
1 Oklahoma City (7) 199 Champion
2 William Woods (1) 187 3
3 British Columbia 174 2
4 Johnson & Wales (FL) 172 5
5 Wayland Baptist 171 6
6 Texas Wesleyan 166 4
7 Coastal Georgia 143 11
8 University of the Cumberlands 133 T9
9 Keiser 124 T14
10 South Carolina Beaufort 123 8
11 Victoria 116 T9
12 Grand View 115 T12
13 Oregon Tech 93 7
14 Dalton State 91 T12
15 Cardinal Stritch 83 T14
16 Webber International 80 17
T17 Oklahoma Wesleyan 66 16
T17 Taylor 66 Missed Cut
19 Mount Mercy 55 Missed Cut
20 Southeastern (FL) 52 Missed Cut
21 Marian (IN) 41 Missed Cut
22 Arizona Christian 26 DNQ
23 The Master's College 21 DNQ
24 Faulkner 17 DNQ
25 Bellevue 15 Missed Cut
       
Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern Ohio, 14; Northwestern (IA), 13; Lewis-Clark State, 11; St. Ambrose, 9; Reinhardt, 8; Embry-Riddle (AZ), 6; St. Thomas (FL), 4; Brescia, 2; Lindsey Wilson, 2; Tennessee Wesleyan, 1; Thomas, 1.