NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 30, 2014) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 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, III and NJCAA will appear in the May 5, 2014 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma City maintained its spot atop the latest NAIA coaches' poll.
The Stars earned four of the eight available first-place votes having won five tournament titles during the 2013-14 season. They are trying to claim their fourth NAIA national title in five years later this month.
William Woods and Wayland Baptist each earned two first-place votes as the schools clocked in at No. 2 and No. 3 in the latest poll. Coastal Georgia and Texas Wesleyan round out the top five.
One new school moved into the top 10: No. 10 Faulkner. One new program also entered the top 25: No. 22
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NAIA - May 1, 2014
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Oklahoma City (4)||195||1|
|2||William Woods (2)||189||3|
|3||Wayland Baptist (2)||184||2|
|4||College of Coastal Georgia||174||4|
|8||Johnson & Wales University (FL)||133||10|
|13||University of the Cumberlands||97||16|
|14||Northwood University (FL)||95||13|
|15||South Carolina Beaufort||95||14|
|18||Concordia University (OR)||58||17|
|21||The Master's College||36||19|
|22||Bethany College (KS)||28||NR|
|23||Northwood University (TX)||20||23|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Holy Cross College (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: AIB College of Business, 10; Ashford, 9; Marian University-Indianapolis, 9; Indiana Wesleyan, 7; SCAD Savannah, 7; Holy Cross College, 6; Mount Marty, 6; Reinhardt, 5; Embry Riddle-Aeronautical (AZ), 4; St. Andrew's, 4; Cardinal Stritch, 3; St. Thomas Houston, 2; St. Xavier, 2; Bethel College (IN), 1; Lewis-Clark State, 1.|