Texas Wesleyan Remains No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Texas Wesleyan remained the top ranked team in NAIA golf in the final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Rams received eight first-place votes.

Second-ranked Dalton State tallied two first-place ballots. Oklahoma City and Johnson & Wales (FL) stayed at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Victoria moved up three spots to No. 5. Coastal Georgia climbed four to rungs to sixth. Rocky Mountain, who earned the final first-place vote, entered the top 10 at No. 7. Northwestern Ohio, Keiser, and South Carolina Beaufort rounded out the top 10.

Southeastern (FL) and The Master’s University returned to the ranking while Columbia College, William Carey and Lawrence Tech debuted in the Top 25. Embry-Riddle (AZ), Freed-Hardeman, Lindsey Wilson, Morningside and Our Lady of the Lake fell from the ranking.

The first spring poll will be released February 16.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Final Fall

 

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Texas Wesleyan (8) 272 1
2 Dalton State (2) 258 2
3 Oklahoma City 254 3
4 Johnson & Wales (FL) 224 4
5 Victoria 223 8
6 Coastal Georgia 214 10
7 Rocky Mountain (1) 205 12
8 Northwestern Ohio 186 6
9 Keiser 183 7
10 South Carolina Beaufort 179 5
11 British Columbia 165 9
12 Wayland Baptist 164 11
13 William Woods 138 14
14 Corban 133 18
15 Taylor 124 13
16 Lewis-Clark State 102 21
17 Southeastern (FL) 91 NR
18 The Master's University 84 NR
19 Cardinal Stritch 65 15
20 Columbia College 59 NR
21 Oregon Tech 44 20
22 William Carey 43 NR
23 Arizona Christian 26 17
24 Lawrence Tech 17 NR
25 William Penn 16 25
       
Dropped From Ranking: Embry-Riddle (AZ) (#19), Freed-Hardeman (#24), Lindsey Wilson (#23), Morningside (#22), Our Lady of the Lake (#16)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Morningside, 14; Point, 14; Marymount (CA), 13; Thomas, 12; Indiana Wesleyan, 8; Milligan, 8; Our Lady of the Lake, 7; Bellevue, 6; Grand View, 5; Missouri Valley, 5; William Jessup, 4; Mount Mercy, 3; Northwestern College (IA), 3; SCAD Savannah, 2; University of the Cumberlands, 1; Lindsey Wilson, 1.