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Oklahoma Christian Retains Top Spot in Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY?The fifth and final Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches? Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  Oklahoma Christian remains the number one team, earning four of the seven first-place votes.

The Eagles are currently playing in the NAIA National Championship, which began yesterday, and are looking to capture their first national title.

Oklahoma City comes in at a close second with three first-place votes. The Stars have been looking for a sixth national title since 2001 and prepared for this week?s championship with a fourth-place finish at the Division I Maxwell tournament, hosted by Oklahoma State.

Rounding out the top-five are British Columbia (No. 3), Johnson & Wales (T-4) and Point Loma Nazarene (T-4).

New to the top-25 are Lee (No. 20), Ohio Dominican (No. 21) and Concordia (Calif.) (No. 22).

 

NAIA - May 14, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma Christian (4) 172 1
2 Oklahoma City (3) 170 3
3 British Columbia 159 2
T4 Johnson & Wales 150 4
T4 Point Loma Nazarene 150 5
6 Wayland Baptist 139 8
7 Berry 136 6
8 Lindenwood 123 7
9 Texas Wesleyan 117 T9
10 Victoria 115 T9
T11 Campbellsville 84 13
T11 Malone 84 15
13 Southern Nazarene 83 11
14 Shorter 75 18
T15 Davenport 70 14
T15 St. Ambrose 70 12
17 SCAD 69 16
18 Webber International 67 21
19 Northwood (Texas) 55 20
20 Lee 39 NR
21 Ohio Dominican 26 NR
22 Concordia (Calif.) 24 NR
23 Concordia (Ore.) 16 19
24 Mobile 14 17

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Northwood (Fla.) 13 T25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:  Rocky Mountain, 12; Southwestern, 10; Warner Southern, 8; William Woods, 6; Bethany, 5; Thomas, 4; Iowa Wesleyan, 3; Lindsey Wilson, 3; Tennessee Wesleyan, 2; Dakota Wesleyan, 1; Midland Lutheran, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: California Baptist (#24), Lewis-Clark State (#T25), Missouri Valley (#T25), Rocky Mountain (#23), Southwestern (#22).

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