Oklahoma Christian Remains Top Team in GolfWorld/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, III and III, will appear in the November 7, 2011 issue of Golf World.   Oklahoma Christian, with a win at the Texoma Championship and top-four finishes in two Division I tournaments, retained the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.

The Eagles, last year’s NAIA national champions, earned eight of the 14 available first-place votes to hold the position, one they’ve held since the 2011-12 preseason poll.

Grand View, Lee, Texas Wesleyan and Johnson & Wales round out the top five of the poll.

One school joined the top-10 this week: No. 10 Northwood (Fla.), which had previously been unranked. The only other school to join the top 25 was No. 24 William Woods.

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NAIA - November 2, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (8) 309 1
2 Grand View (2) 297 2
3 Lee 270 T8
4 Texas Wesleyan (1) 255 T8
5 Johnson & Wales 253 6
6 South Carolina Beaufort 250 4
7 Oklahoma City 249 3
8 British Columbia (2) 242 5
9 University of the Cumberlands 221 7
10 Northwood (FL) (1) 184 NR
11 Our Lady of the Lake 176 T13
12 Wayland Baptist 160 12
13 SCAD Savannah 144 15
14 Southern Nazarene 140 10
15 Lewis-Clark State 139 19
16 CSU-San Marcos 114 21
17 Shorter 113 11
18 Saint Thomas (FL) 111 T17
19 Point Loma Nazarene 109 T17
20 Holy Names 89 16
21 The Master's College 78 T13
22 St. Ambrose 77 23
23 Victoria 66 20
24 William Woods 62 NR
25 Webber International 56 22

Dropped From Ranking: Cumberland University (#25), Viterbo (#24)

Others Receiving Votes: Rogers State, 49; Viterbo, 48; Houston-Victoria, 34; Tennessee Wesleyan, 31; Southeastern, 29; Cumberland University, 28; Reinhardt, 25; Rocky Mountain, 24; Carroll College (MT), 21; Marian University-Indianapolis, 18; Mount Mercy, 17; Ashford, 14; Holy Cross, 12; Northwood (TX), 8; William Carey, 6; Southwestern, 5; Concordia (OR), 4; Indiana Wesleyan, 4; Southwestern Christian, 3; Huntington, 2; St. Francis (IL), 2; Lindsey Wilson, 1; Union, 1.