NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma City will begin its defense of the NAIA national championship at No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Stars collected seven of eight first-place votes.
William Woods received the remaining first-place vote and ranked second. Last season’s NAIA runner-up British Columbia was third followed by Johnson & Wales (FL), Wayland Baptist, Texas Weslyan and Coastal Georgia. Eighth-ranked University of the Cumberlands, Keiser and South Carolina Beaufort completed the top 10.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NAIA Finish|
|1||Oklahoma City (7)||199||Champion|
|2||William Woods (1)||187||3|
|4||Johnson & Wales (FL)||172||5|
|8||University of the Cumberlands||133||T9|
|10||South Carolina Beaufort||123||8|
|19||Mount Mercy||55||Missed Cut|
|20||Southeastern (FL)||52||Missed Cut|
|21||Marian (IN)||41||Missed Cut|
|23||The Master's College||21||DNQ|
|Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern Ohio, 14; Northwestern (IA), 13; Lewis-Clark State, 11; St. Ambrose, 9; Reinhardt, 8; Embry-Riddle (AZ), 6; St. Thomas (FL), 4; Brescia, 2; Lindsey Wilson, 2; Tennessee Wesleyan, 1; Thomas, 1.|