Oklahoma Christian Remains Number One in Golf World/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 30, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Oklahoma Christian claimed 10 of the 12 available first-place votes to secure the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.

The Eagles have had nine top-three finishes in 10 starts, having claimed five team titles in 2011-12.

Oklahoma City maintained its No. 2 ranking, earning one first-place vote. Texas Wesleyan also held steady at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five is Grand View and British Columbia.

One new team moved into the top 10: No. 7 Point Loma Nazarene. Two new schools moved into the top 25: Holy Names and Southwestern, each tying for the No. 24 spot.

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NAIA - April 25, 2012

Rank University (First Place VotRes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (10) 297 1
2 Oklahoma City (1) 284 2
3 Texas Wesleyan 254 3
4 Grand View 252 6
5 British Columbia 236 4
6 South Carolina Beaufort 232 5
7 Point Loma Nazarene 195 12
8 CSU-San Marcos 193 8
9 Lee 182 7
10 University of the Cumberlands 171 10
11 Johnson & Wales 157 9
12 SCAD Savannah 139 17
13 Wayland Baptist 134 11
14 Our Lady of the Lake 129 13
15 William Woods 126 18
16 Shorter 105 21
17 Northwood University (Fla.) (1) 103 14
18 Victoria 100 20
19 Southern Nazarene 91 15
20 Lubbock Christian 88 23
21 Lewis-Clark State 73 16
22 Oklahoma Baptist 57 22
23 The Masters College 43 19
T24 Holy Names 35 NR
T24 Southwestern 35 NR
Dropped From Ranking Rogers State (#25), St. Ambrose (#24)
Others Receiving Votes: Rogers State, 34; St. Ambrose, 32; Holy Cross, 25; Concordia (Ore.), 16; Houston-Victoria, 16; Northwood (Texas), 14; St. Francis (Ill.), 10; Indiana Wesleyan, 8; Viterbo, 8; Marian University-Indianapolis, 6; SCAD Atlanta, 4; St. Francis (Ind.), 4; Columbia College, 3; Reinhardt, 3; Hannibal-LaGrange, 2; Westminster College (Utah), Carroll College (Mont.), 1; Texas College, 1.