(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 May 6, 2013 issue of Golf World. With five team titles in eight starts, Texas Wesleyan remains the No. 1 team in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.
The Rams claimed all 12 first-place votes to be the unanimous choice for the second time in the last three polls.
Staying put in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are Oklahoma City and CSU-San Marcos. Tied for fourth is Johnson & Wales, up from No. 6 in the previous poll, and Our Lady of the Lake.
No new schools joined the top 10. Two new programs were in the top 25: No. 23 Cumberland and No. 25 Rogers State.
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NAIA - May 1, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Texas Wesleyan (12)||300||1|
|T4||Johnson & Wales||241||6|
|T4||Our Lady of the Lake||241||5|
|8||University of the Cumberlands||200||4|
|10||The Master's College||190||9|
|11||College of Coastal Georgia||181||11|
|T13||Northwood University (Texas)||141||14|
|16||Northwestern College (IA)||109||22|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Concordia (OR) (#24), Northwood (FL) (#23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Bethel (IN), 23; Concordia (OR), 23; Northwood (FL), 23; Lewis-Clark State, 14; Southern Wesleyan, 14; AIB College of Business, 12; Southeastern, 10; Bethany (KS), 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; St. Ambrose, 8; Thomas, 5; Victoria, 3; Holy Cross, 2; Davenport, 1; Madonna, 1.|