Oklahoma City Unanimous Choice Atop Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending NAIA national champion Oklahoma City claimed all 10 first-place votes to begin the season as unanimous No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll. It marked the sixth straight poll the Stars have held the top spot.

Texas Wesleyan was second and followed by Dalton State, Keiser, Northwestern Ohio, and Coastal Georgia. Seventh-ranked Johnson & Wales (FL) was the only preseason top 10 team to finish outside that mark in May’s national championships. Wayland Baptist was eighth while Taylor and William Woods completed the top 10.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NAIA Finals Finish
1 Oklahoma City (10) 250 Champion
2 Texas Wesleyan 233 3
3 Dalton State 232 2
4 Keiser 193 5
5 Northwestern Ohio 184 6
6 Coastal Georgia 183 4
7 Johnson & Wales (FL) 177 T12
8 Wayland Baptist 173 8
9 Taylor 170 7
10 William Woods 161 9
11 Victoria 155 10
12 South Carolina Beaufort 144 11
13 British Columbia 135 T12
14 Rocky Mountain 112 14
15 Point 99 15
T16 Cardinal Stritch 94 16
T16 Southeastern (FL) 94 Missed Cut
18 Our Lady of the Lake 52 Missed Cut
19 Park (MO) 50 DNQ
20 Arizona Christian 44 DNQ
21 Lindsey Wilson 41 DNQ
22 William Penn 35 Missed Cut
23 Thomas (GA) 32 DNQ
24 Oregon Tech 29 Missed Cut
25 Northwestern (IA) 26 Missed Cut
       
Others Receiving Votes: Ottawa (AZ), 22; Holy Cross College, 20; Jamestown, 16; Lewis-Clark State, 12; Embry-Riddle (AZ), 10; Bethany (KS), 9; Grand View, 8; The Master's University, 7; Loyola-New Orleans, 6; Bethel (KS), 5; St. Ambrose, 5; Sterling, 5; Morningside, 5; William Jessup, 5; Cumberland University, 4; Indiana Wesleyan, 4; Reinhardt, 4; Corban, 3; Asbury, 1; Bellevue, 1.