Oklahoma City Keeps Top Spot in Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Okahoma City received nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. It marked the eighth straight poll the Stars have held the top spot.

Texas Wesleyan stood pat at second. Coastal Georgia moved up one rung and collected the remaining first-place ballot. Rocky Mountain was fourth and followed by Keiser, Northwestern Ohio, and British Columbia. South Carolina Beaufort jumped up seven spots to No. 8. Ninth-ranked Taylor and Dalton State completed the top 10.

Six teams - Morningside (#17), Missouri Valley (#18), Marymount (CA) (#19), Mount Mercy (#23), Truett-McConnell (#24), and Indiana Wesleyan (#25) - debuted in the ranking. Cardinal Stritch, Oregon Tech, Our Lady of the Lake, Park (MO), and Southeastern (FL) fell from the top 25.

The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll will be released Nov. 16.

Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Oct. 19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Ranking
1 Oklahoma City (9) 249 1
2 Texas Wesleyan 213 2
3 Coastal Georgia (1) 211 4
4 Rocky Mountain 210 10
5 Keiser 201 3
6 Northwestern Ohio 196 5
7 British Columbia 168 8
8 South Carolina Beaufort 138 15
9 Taylor 137 9
10 Dalton State 134 6
11 William Carey 126 23
12 Bellevue 125 25
13 Thomas (GA) 105 18
14 Johnson & Wales (FL) 85 7
15 Point 84 16
16 Ottawa (AZ) 81 14
17 Morningside 76 NR
18 Missouri Valley College 72 NR
19 Marymount (CA) 69 NR
20 Wayland Baptist 64 11
21 William Woods 55 12
22 Victoria 50 13
23 Mount Mercy 44 NR
24 Truett-McConnell 29 NR
25 Indiana Wesleyan 26 24
       
Dropped From Ranking: Cardinal Stritch (#20), Oregon Tech (#22), Our Lady of the Lake (#19), Park (MO) (#21), Southeastern (FL) (#17)
       
Others Receiving Votes: Coumbia College, 24; Mobile, 24; Ottawa (KS), 23; The Masters University, 21; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 20; Cardinal Stritch, 19; Our Lady of the Lake, 19; Lindsey Wilson, 16; Arizona Christian, 15; Carroll (MT), 14; Kansas Wesleyan, 14; Southeastern (FL), 12; Cumberland, 11, Northwestern (IA), 11; Sterling, 10; Oregon Tech, 9; Marian (IN), 8; Menlo, 8; Tennessee Wesleyan, 6; Park (MO), 5; Jamestown, 4; Central Baptist, 3; Corban, 3; Faulkner, 2; William Penn, 1.