Oklahoma Christian Finishes Regular Season Number One in Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, 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 21, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Oklahoma Christian continues to lay claim to the No. 1 ranking in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll of the spring, earning six of the 11 first-place votes.

The Eagles will attempt to defend their national title at the NAIA Championship next week in Salem, Ore.

Oklahoma City stayed in the second spot, earning four first-place votes, with Texas Wesleyan, Grand View and USC-Beaufort rounding out the top five.

One new school joined the top 10: No. 10 Wayland Baptist. Two new programs moved into the top 25: No. 23 Holy Cross and T-24 Northwood U. (Texas).

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NAIA - May 16, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (6) 270 1
2 Oklahoma City (4) 267 2
3 Texas Wesleyan 241 3
4 Grand View (1) 240 4
5 South Carolina-Beaufort 197 6
6 Lee 177 9
T7 Point Loma Nazarene 175 7
T7 University of the Cumberlands 175 10
9 British Columbia 166 5
10 Wayland Baptist 164 13
11 CSU-San Marcos 160 8
T12 Johnson & Wales 137 11
T12 William Woods 137 15
14 Victoria 136 18
15 Our Lady of the Lake 131 14
16 Southern Nazarene 121 19
17 SCAD Savannah 84 12
18 Lubbock Christian 74 20
T19 Northwood University (Fla.) 70 17
T19 Shorter 70 16
21 The Masters College 55 23
22 Lewis-Clark State 45 21
23 Holy Cross 25 NR
T24 Holy Names 24 T24
T24 Northwood University (Texas) 24 NR
Dropped From Ranking:
Oklahoma Baptist (#22), Southwestern College (#T24)
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma Baptist, 23; Southwestern College, 23; St. Ambrose, 18; Marian University-Indianapolis, 17; Rogers State, 17; Carroll College (Mont.), 16; Reinhardt, 12; SCAD Atlanta, 12; Viterbo, 11; Houston-Victoria, 8; St. Francis (Ill.), 8; Bethany College (Kan.), 7; Texas College, 7; Thomas, 7; Bellevue, 6; Union University, 6; Columbia College, 4; Madonna, 4; Hannibal-LaGrange, 3; St. Francis (Ind.), 1.