Texas Wesleyan Remains Atop 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 22, 2013 issue of Golf World. Texas Wesleyan claimed eight of the nine available first-place votes to hold on to its No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.

The Rams have won five team titles during the 2012-13 season and haven't finished outside the top four in their eight tournament starts.

Oklahoma City and CSU-San Marcos remained No. 2 and 3 in the poll. Rounding out the top five are the University of the Cumberlands and Our Lady of the Lake.

New to the top 25: Faulkner, which tied for No. 20 and No. 24 Concordia (Ore.).

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NAIA - April 17, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas Wesleyan (8) 215 1
2 Oklahoma City (1) 214 2
3 CSU-San Marcos 200 3
4 University of the Cumberlands 194 10
5 Our Lady of the Lake 175 8
6 Johnson & Wales 168 6
7 Lee 159 4
8 Grand View 149 17
9 The Master's College 147 12
10 Bellevue 135 5
11 College of Coastal Georgia 112 7
12 William Woods 108 14
13 British Columbia 105 9
14 Northwood (TX) 103 11
15 Wayland Baptist 100 13
16 South Carolina-Beaufort 95 16
17 Oklahoma Baptist 76 18
18 Webber International 66 25
19 Ashford 47 23
T20 Faulkner 44 NR
T20 Lindsey Wilson 44 20
22 Northwestern (IA) 42 15
23 Northwood (FL) 37 24
24 Concordia (OR) 33 NR
25 Marian University-Indianapolis 28 21
Dropped From Ranking: Cumberland University (#19), Southern Wesleyan (#22)
Others Receiving Votes: Bethany (KS), 16; Holy Cross College, 16; SCAD Savannah, 16; Victoria, 14; Rogers State, 12; Davenport, 11; Southern Wesleyan, 11; Southeastern, 10; AIB College of Business, 9; Evangel, 9; Taylor, 3; SCAD Atlanta, 1; Thomas, 1.