Oklahoma Christian Tops the Final Fall GolfWorld/Nike Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA College Coaches’ Poll of the fall 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, III and III, will appear in the November 28, 2011 issue of Golf World.   Oklahoma Christian closed out the fall season as the top ranked team in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.

The Eagles claimed 12 first-place votes after winning both NAIA tournaments the team entered in the fall and finishing third and fourth in two Division I events.

Grand View stay in its No. 2 spot, while Oklahoma City jumped from No. 7 to No. 3. Rounding out the top five are Lee and Northwood (Fla.).

One new school joined the top 10: No. 10 Wayland Baptist. Three new schools entered the top 25: No. 19 Tennessee Wesleyan, No. 21 Houston-Victoria and No. 23 Rogers State.

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NAIA - November 23, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (12) 348 1
2 Grand View (2) 335 2
3 Oklahoma City 317 7
4 Lee University 291 3
5 Northwood (FL) 266 10
6 South Carolina Beaufort 251 6
7 Johnson & Wales 232 5
8 British Columbia 224 8
9 University of the Cumberlands 206 9
10 Wayland Baptist 197 12
11 Texas Wesleyan 196 4
12 Lewis-Clark State 193 15
13 Our Lady of the Lake 192 11
14 CSU-San Marcos 178 16
15 Saint Thomas (FL) 123 18
16 William Woods 114 24
17 Point Loma Nazarene 107 19
18 SCAD Savannah 94 13
19 Tennessee Wesleyan 91 NR
20 St. Ambrose 70 22
21 Houston- Victoria 66 NR
22 The Master's College 65 21
23 Rogers State 60 NR
24 Southern Nazarene 46 14
25 Holy Names 42 20

Dropped From Ranking: Shorter (#17), Victoria (#23), Webber International (#25)

Others Receiving Votes: Cumberland, 45; Victoria, 43; Shorter, 23; Northwood (TX), 19; Union University, 18; Central Baptist, 17; Concordia (OR), 17; Webber International, 17; Viterbo, 14; Holy Cross, 11; Marian University-Indianapolis, 10; Carroll College (MT), 6; Lindsey Wilson, 4; Mount Mercy, 4; Huntington, 3; Southwestern Christian, 3; Lubbock Christian, 3; Ashford, 1.