Coastal Georgia open season as No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — After receiving two first place votes, and finishing runner-up at the 2019 NAIA National Championships, the Coastal Georgia Mariners open the season as the top team in the country.

The defending National Champions Texas Wesleyan claim the number two spot in the poll as the Rams were the only other team to receive first place votes.

Oklahoma City ranked third, followed by Keiser and British Columbia. While South Carolina Beaufort, Rocky Mountain, Dalton State, Taylor, and William Woods round out the top-ten.

NAIA Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NAIA Tournament Finish
1 Coastal Georgia (2) 146 Runner-Up
2 Texas Wesleyan (4) 144 Champion
3 Oklahoma City 140 3
4 Keiser 131 4
5 British Columbia 114 T-5
6 South Carolina Beaufort 111 T-5
7 Rocky Mountain College 97 7
8 Dalton State 95 Missed Cut
9 Taylor 92 T-9
10 William Woods 91 T-9
11 Northwestern Ohio 85 8
12 Johnson & Wales (FL) 84 12
13 Wayland Baptist 76 11
14 Ottawa (AZ) 58 DNQ
15 Point 55 Missed Cut
16 William Carey 50 17
17 Thomas University (GA) 44 14
18 Missouri Valley College 38 15
19 Kansas Wesleyan 37 13
20 Oregon Tech 35 Missed Cut
21 Bellevue University (NE) 30 16
22 Truett-McConnell 28 Missed Cut
23 Victoria (BC) 27 Missed Cut
24 Morningside 18 Missed Cut
25 Our Lady of the Lake 17 Missed Cut
       
Others Receiving Votes: Park (MO), 11; Lindsey Wilson College, 10; Mount Mercy, 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southeastern (FL), 8; Bethany College (KS), 7; Holy Cross College, 7; Northwestern College (IA), 7; Columbia College, 6; Cumberland University, 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ), 5; Mobile, 5; Menlo, 4; Arizona Christian, 3;  Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3;  Cardinal Stritch, 2; The Masters University, 2; Carroll College (MT), 1; Northwest Christian, 1; St. Ambrose, 1.