NEW YORK, NY - The final Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA 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, II and III, will appear in the November 22 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City remained in its familiar No. 1 spot in the final NAIA coaches' poll of the fall.
The Stars earned 11 of the 12 first-place votes after posting two wins and a third-place finish in their three fall starts. The last time the Stars were not in the top spot was October 2009.
USC-Beaufort and Oklahoma Christian also maintained their No. 2 and No. 3 rankings, respectively. Grand View moved into the No. 4 spot while Malone dropped one position to No. 5.
No new teams joined the top-10. Concordia (Ore.) (No. 24) and Lewis-Clark State (No. 25) moved into the top-25.
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NAIA - November 17, 2010
|Rank||University (First-Place Votes)||Points||Prev.|
|1||Oklahoma City (11)||299||1|
|2||South Carolina-Beaufort (1)||278||2|
|10||University of the Cumberlands||179||10|
|11||The Master's College||158||T16|
|16||Johnson & Wales||129||T16|
Others Receiving Votes: CSU-San Marcos, 28; Lindsey Wilson, 28; Oklahoma Baptist, 28; Reinhardt, 19; Webber International, 18; Rocky Mountain, 16; Northwood (Texas), 11; William Woods, 6; Our Lady of the Lake, 4; Davenport, 3; Lubbock Christian, 3; Madonna, 3; Union College (KY), 3; Texas-Brownsville, 2; Campbellsville, 1; William Jessup, 1.
Dropped from Ranking: Northwood (Texas) (#21), Oklahoma Baptist (#22)