Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma City Share Top Spot 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 March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Rivals Oklahoma Christian and Oklahoma City share top honors in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.

The two programs each earned 305 total points to tie for the No. 1 spot. Oklahoma Christian has claimed four team titles thus far in the 2011-12 season while Oklahoma City earned its first in the past two weeks when it beat Oklahoma Christian in a playoff at the UST Mamiya Texas Intercollegiate.

Staying in the No. 3 spot was Grand View while Texas Wesleyan moved up two places to No. 4 and British Columbia and Northwood U. (Fla.) tied for the No. 5 spot.

No new teams joined the top 10. No. 19 Victoria was the lone school to join the top 25.

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NAIA - March 22, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
T1 Oklahoma Christian (10) 305 1
T1 Oklahoma City (1) 305 2
3 Grand View (1) 262 3
4 Texas Wesleyan 253 6
T5 British Columbia (1) 236 9
T5 Northwood University (Fla.) 236 5
7 Lee 216 4
8 University of the Cumberlands 210 8
9 South Carolina Beaufort 209 7
10 Johnson & Wales 197 10
11 CSU-San Marcos 172 13
12 Wayland Baptist 148 12
13 Point Loma Nazarene 142 15
14 Our Lady of the Lake 140 11
15 Southern Nazarene 133 23
16 Lewis-Clark State 132 14
17 SCAD Savannah 111 16
18 Rogers State 92 20
19 Victoria 84 NR
20 William Woods 82 17
T21 Shorter 79 24
T21 The Masters College 79 18
23 St. Ambrose 54 21
24 Holy Names 51 22
25 Houston-Victoria 42 19
Dropped From Ranking:  Northwood (Texas) (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Northwood (Texas), 22; Oklahoma Baptist, 22; Lubbock Christian, 21; Holy Cross, 20; Concordia University (OR), 19; SCAD Atlanta, 19; Columbia College, 17; Southwestern, 15; Viterbo, 15; University of the Southwest, 13; Texas College, 11; Grace, 10; Marian University-Indianapolis, 9; Blue Mountain, 7; Campbellsville, 6; Davenport, 6; Central Methodist, 5; Saint Francis (IN), 5; Northwestern Oklahoma State, 4; Carroll College (MT), 2; Indiana Wesleyan, 2; Lindenwood University-Belleville, 2; Thomas, 2; Saint Francis (IL), 1.