NORMAN, Okla. – Wayland Baptist was the new top-ranked team in NAIA golf in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Pioneers earned eight first-place votes and knocked Keiser, who had held the top spot for three consecutive rankings, off the No. 1 spot.
Coastal Georgia recorded two first-place votes and remained second. Keiser dropped two spots to third and received one first-place ballot. Oklahoma City fell one rung to fourth and is followed by Johnson & Wales (FL), William Woods, Texas Wesleyan and Grand View. South Carolina Beaufort (#9) and University of the Cumberlands (#10) both jumped into the top 10.
Bellevue debuted in the ranking at No. 25. Thomas reentered the top 25 at No. 24.
Union (KY) and William Jessup fell from the top 25.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - April 1
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Wayland Baptist (8)||271||4|
|2||Coastal Georgia (2)||249||2|
|5||Johnson & Wales (FL)||237||5|
|9||South Carolina Beaufort||163||12|
|10||University of the Cumberlands||160||15|
|18||The Master's College||92||19|
|Union (KY) (#24), William Jessup (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: William Jessup, 14; Lindenwood-Belleville, 13; Warner Pacific, 11; Reinhardt, 10; Midland, 6; St. Ambrose, 6; St. Gregory's, 6; Union (KY), 6; Lindsey Wilson, 4; Rocky Mountain, 2; Holy Cross, 1.|