(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA 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 September 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City claimed all nine available first-place votes as the Stars earned the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll.
In its first two starts of the fall, Oklahoma City has two victories, including the NAIA Fall Preview at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
CSU-San Marcos moved up two spots from the preseason poll to settle into the No. 2 spot, with Texas Wesleyan, Grand View and Johnson & Wales rounding out the top five.
Two new programs moved into the top 10: No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist (runner-up at the NAIA Fall Preview) and No. 10 Coastal Georgia.
Four new schools joined the top 25: No. 20 Southeastern, No. 21 Northwood (Fla.), University of Victoria (tied at No. 23) and No. 25 Holy Cross.
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NAIA - September 25, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Oklahoma City (9)||225||1|
|5||Johnson & Wales||172||5|
|6||University of the Cumberlands||167||9|
|9||Northwood University (TX)||141||10|
|10||College of Coastal Georgia||133||13|
|14||Our Lady of the Lake||100||11|
|15||The Master's College||89||14|
|16||South Carolina Beaufort||86||17|
|19||Northwestern College (IA)||62||16|
|21||Northwood University (FL)||46||NR|
|22||Saint Thomas (FL)||36||19|
|T23||University of Victoria||31||NR|
|25||Holy Cross College||27||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Cumberland (#24), Lindsey Wilson (#T21), Marian University-Indianapolis (#T21), St. Thomas Houston (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Lindsey Wilson, 24; Marian University-Indianapolis, 24; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL), 15; Concordia (OR), 10; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southwestern Christian, 9; Tennessee Wesleyan, 9; AIB College of Business, 6; St. Thomas Houston, 6; Cumberland, 5; Missouri Baptist, 5; Mount Mercy, 5; Bethel College (IN), 4; Lewis-Clark State, 4; Rocky Mountain College, 3; Central Baptist, 2; Bethany (KS), 1; Morningside, 1; Thomas, 1; Union College, 1.|