Oklahoma Christian Tops the GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II, III, and NJCAA will appear in the April 16, 2012 issue of Golf World.  After sharing the top spot in the last vote, Oklahoma Christian regained the No. 1 ranking all for itself in the latest Golf World/Nike golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.

The Eagles have won six tournaments in 10 starts this season, finishing no worse than fourth in their other events.

Oklahoma City, which split the No. 1 ranking last time, fell to No. 2. Texas Wesleyan and British Columbia claimed the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, while USC-Beaufort moved to No. 5.

One new program joined the top 10: No. 11 CSU-San Marcos. Two schools entered the top 25: Oklahoma Baptist at No. 22 and Lubbock Christian at No. 23.

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NAIA - April 12, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (11) 320 T1
2 Oklahoma City 307 T1
3 Texas Wesleyan 275 4
4 British Columbia (1) 268 T5
5 South Carolina Beaufort 245 9
6 Grand View (1) 234 3
7 Lee 225 7
8 CSU-San Marcos 217 11
9 Johnson & Wales 198 10
10 University of the Cumberlands 185 8
11 Wayland Baptist 173 12
12 Point Loma Nazarene 171 13
13 Our Lady of the Lake 158 14
14 Northwood University (Fla.) 152 T5
15 Southern Nazarene 147 15
16 Lewis-Clark State 126 16
17 SCAD Savannah 120 17
18 William Woods 115 20
19 The Masters College 92 T21
20 Victoria 88 19
21 Shorter 74 T21
22 Oklahoma Baptist 66 NR
23 Lubbock Christian 51 NR
24 St. Ambrose 43 23
25 Rogers State 41 18
Dropped From Ranking: Holy Names (#24), Houston-Victoria (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Holy Names, 26; Concordia (Ore.), 18; Southwestern, 17; Northwood (Texas), 13; Holy Cross, 12; St. Francis (Ill), 12; Houston-Victoria, 10; Carroll College (Mont.), 7; Thomas, 6; Marian University-Indianapolis, 4; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (Ariz.), 3; Viterbo, 3; Lindenwood-Belleville, 2; Madonna, 1.