Oklahoma City Regains Top Spot in Final GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches’ Poll of the spring season 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 and III, the NAIA and the NJCAA, will appear in the May 23, 2011 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City returned to the top spot in the final Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA men’s coaches’ poll after winning the Sooner Athletic Conference title, beating previous No. 1 Oklahoma Christian in the process.

Oklahoma City claimed six of the eight first-place votes as it prepares for the upcoming NAIA Championship, May 24-27.

Oklahoma Christian dropped to the No. 2 spot, but garnered the last two first-place votes. USC-Beaufort, U. of the Cumberlands and Grand View round out the top five.

One new team joined the top-10: No. 8 Texas Wesleyan. No new schools joined the top 25.

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NAIA - May 18, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma City (6) 198 2
2 Oklahoma Christian (2) 194 1
3 South Carolina-Beaufort 183 3
4 University of the Cumberlands 171 6
5 Grand View 164 4
6 Malone 160 5
7 Southern Nazarene 152 8
8 Texas Wesleyan 140 11
9 British Columbia 139 7
10 Johnson & Wales 114 10
11 Shorter 112 9
12 Lee 107 13
T13 Saint Thomas (FL) 95 14
T13 The Masters College 95 15
15 Our Lady of the Lake 88 12
16 Point Loma Nazarene 80 17
17 St. Ambrose 63 T19
18 Wayland Baptist 62 16
19 SCAD-Savannah 56 18
T20 Lewis-Clark State 41 23
T20 Victoria 41 21
22 Webber International 36 22
23 Viterbo 32 24
24 CSU-San Marcos 26 T19
25 Marian University-Indianapolis 18 25




Dropped From Ranking: None





Others Receiving Votes: Indiana Wesleyan, 8; Southwestern College, 7; Rogers State, 6; St. Francis (IL), 5; Faulkner, 4; Concordia University (OR), 1; Holy Cross, 1; Houston-Victoria, 1.