(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, II, III, and NJCAA will appear in the March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World. Rivals Oklahoma Christian and Oklahoma City share top honors in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.
The two programs each earned 305 total points to tie for the No. 1 spot. Oklahoma Christian has claimed four team titles thus far in the 2011-12 season while Oklahoma City earned its first in the past two weeks when it beat Oklahoma Christian in a playoff at the UST Mamiya Texas Intercollegiate.
Staying in the No. 3 spot was Grand View while Texas Wesleyan moved up two places to No. 4 and British Columbia and Northwood U. (Fla.) tied for the No. 5 spot.
No new teams joined the top 10. No. 19 Victoria was the lone school to join the top 25.
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NAIA - March 22, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|T1||Oklahoma Christian (10)||305||1|
|T1||Oklahoma City (1)||305||2|
|3||Grand View (1)||262||3|
|T5||British Columbia (1)||236||9|
|T5||Northwood University (Fla.)||236||5|
|8||University of the Cumberlands||210||8|
|9||South Carolina Beaufort||209||7|
|10||Johnson & Wales||197||10|
|13||Point Loma Nazarene||142||15|
|14||Our Lady of the Lake||140||11|
|T21||The Masters College||79||18|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Northwood (Texas) (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Northwood (Texas), 22; Oklahoma Baptist, 22; Lubbock Christian, 21; Holy Cross, 20; Concordia University (OR), 19; SCAD Atlanta, 19; Columbia College, 17; Southwestern, 15; Viterbo, 15; University of the Southwest, 13; Texas College, 11; Grace, 10; Marian University-Indianapolis, 9; Blue Mountain, 7; Campbellsville, 6; Davenport, 6; Central Methodist, 5; Saint Francis (IN), 5; Northwestern Oklahoma State, 4; Carroll College (MT), 2; Indiana Wesleyan, 2; Lindenwood University-Belleville, 2; Thomas, 2; Saint Francis (IL), 1.|