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Oklahoma Christian Remains Top Team 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). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II and III, will appear in the May 18 issue of Golf World.  Oklahoma Christian remains the top team in the NAIA poll, earning five of the eight first-place votes.

The Eagles have four wins this season and have not finished outside the top-five. They will compete at the NAIA National Championship next week at TPC Deere Run in Silvas, Ill.

British Columbia stays in the No. 2 spot, grabbing the final three first-place votes.  Oklahoma City (No. 3), Berry (No. 4) and Wayland Baptist (No. 5) round out the top-five. 

Victoria (No. 7) cracked the top-10, after being ranked No. 11 in the previous coaches? poll. Webber International (No. 15) and Northwood (Fla.) (T-21) moved into the top-25. 

Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington?s ?Campus Insider? blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.

 

 

 

NAIA - May 13, 2009

 

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma Christian (5) 197 1
2 British Columbia (3) 193 T2
3 Oklahoma City 186 T2
4 Berry 166 5
5 Wayland Baptist 147 4
6 Malone 138 6
7 Victoria 136 11
8 Johnson & Wales 135 9
9 Oklahoma Baptist 131 7
10 SCAD 130 10
11 South Carolina Beaufort 108 8
T12 Lee 97 12
T12 Texas Wesleyan 97 13
14 Point Loma Nazarene 96 14
15 Webber International 77 NR
16 Northwood (Texas) 72 15
17 Southern Nazarene 65 16
T18 California Baptist 56 22
T18 Lindenwood 56 17
20 Davenport 48 21
T21 CSU-East Bay 47 18
T21 Northwood (Fla.) 47 NR
23 St. Ambrose 42 19
24 Lewis-Clark State 40 20

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Others Receiving Votes: University of the Cumberlands, 18; Grand View, 14; CSU-San Marcos, 8; Huntington, 8; Indiana Wesleyan, 8; Concordia (Ore.), 2.

Dropped from Ranking: University of the Cumberlands (#23), Indiana Wesleyan (#25)

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