Texas Wesleyan Number One in GolfWorld/Nike Golf 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 May 6, 2013 issue of Golf World. With five team titles in eight starts, Texas Wesleyan remains the No. 1 team in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.

The Rams claimed all 12 first-place votes to be the unanimous choice for the second time in the last three polls.

Staying put in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are Oklahoma City and CSU-San Marcos. Tied for fourth is Johnson & Wales, up from No. 6 in the previous poll, and Our Lady of the Lake.

No new schools joined the top 10. Two new programs were in the top 25: No. 23 Cumberland and No. 25 Rogers State.

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NAIA - May 1, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas Wesleyan (12) 300 1
2 Oklahoma City 287 2
3 CSU-San Marcos 268 3
T4 Johnson & Wales 241 6
T4 Our Lady of the Lake 241 5
6 Lee 225 7
7 Grand View 214 8
8 University of the Cumberlands 200 4
9 Bellevue 192 10
10 The Master's College 190 9
11 College of Coastal Georgia 181 11
12 Wayland Baptist 157 15
T13 British Columbia 141 13
T13 Northwood University (Texas) 141 14
15 William Woods 113 12
16 Northwestern College (IA) 109 22
17 South Carolina-Beaufort 100 16
18 Faulkner 88 T20
T19 Lindsey Wilson 64 T20
T19 Oklahoma Baptist 64 17
21 Webber International 58 18
22 Ashford 57 19
23 Cumberland 51 NR
24 Marian University-Indianapolis 33 25
25 Rogers State 28 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Concordia (OR) (#24), Northwood (FL) (#23) 
Others Receiving Votes: Bethel (IN), 23; Concordia (OR), 23; Northwood (FL), 23; Lewis-Clark State, 14; Southern Wesleyan, 14; AIB College of Business, 12; Southeastern, 10; Bethany (KS), 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; St. Ambrose, 8; Thomas, 5; Victoria, 3; Holy Cross, 2; Davenport, 1; Madonna, 1.