Oklahoma Christian Retains Top Ranking in Golf World/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 September 5, 2011 issue of Golf World.   Oklahoma Christian, with seven of the 11 available first-place votes, maintained its top ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA men’s coaches’ poll.

The Eagles played in the Wichita State Shocker Invitational, a Division I tournament, to open their fall season and finished in third place.

Grand View moved into the No. 2 spot in the poll after winning its first three fall tournaments, the Crusader Classic, the Cropper Golf Classic and its home event, the Grand View Viking Classic.

Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma City, USC-Beaufort and British Columbia.

No new teams joined the top 10. One new program, Victoria (No. 20), joined the top 25.

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NAIA - September 28, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma Christian (7) 249 1
2 Grand View (2) 240 T4
3 Oklahoma City (1) 229 2
4 South Carolina-Beaufort 218 T4
5 British Columbia (1) 217 3
6 Johnson & Wales 189 6
7 University of the Cumberlands 176 9
T8 Lee 160 8
T8 Texas Wesleyan 160 7
10 Southern Nazarene 146 10
11 Shorter 127 18
12 Wayland Baptist 117 20
T13 Our Lady of the Lake 116 13
T13 The Master's College 116 15
15 SCAD Savannah 99 19
16 Holy Names 97 16
T17 Point Loma Nazarene 92 14
T17 Saint Thomas (FL) 92 11
19 Lewis-Clark State 82 12
20 Victoria 69 NR
21 CSU-San Marcos 64 23
22 Webber International 61 21
23 St. Ambrose 54 17
24 Viterbo 53 25
25 Cumberland University 49 22

Dropped From Ranking:
Indiana Wesleyan (#24)

Others Receiving Votes: Lindsey Wilson, 29; Tennessee Wesleyan, 27; Reinhardt, 26; William Carey, 25; William Woods, 25; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, 24; Marian University-Indianapolis, 22; St. Thomas (TX), 20; SCAD Atlanta, 19; Indiana Wesleyan, 16; Concordia University (OR), 15; Huntington, 11; Southeastern, 11; Holy Cross, 10; Northwood (FL), 8; Houston-Victoria, 6; Union, 4; St. Francis (IL), 3; Ashford, 1; Texas-Brownsville, 1.