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British Columbia Retains Top Spot in Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY?The third Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches? Poll of the fall season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  British Columbia remains the number one team in the poll, earning eight of the nine first-place votes.

The Thunderbirds won their season opener, the St. Martins Invitational, and placed fourth at the Western Washington Invitational.

 
Rounding out the top-five are Oklahoma City (No. 2), Oklahoma Christian (No. 3), Point Loma Nazarene (No. 4) and Wayland Baptist (No. 5). 

Malone (No. 9) cracked the top-10, after being ranked 14th in the previous coaches? poll. Oklahoma Baptist (No. 11), Lewis-Clark State (No. 16), Northwood (Fla.) (No. 23) and CSU-San Marcos (No. 25) all 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 - October 15, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 British Columbia (8) 221 1
2 Oklahoma City 199 2
3 Oklahoma Christian 189 3
4 Point Loma Nazarene 167 4
5 Wayland Baptist 163 6
6 Berry 162 5
7 Johnson & Wales (1) 159 9
8 Victoria 148 7
9 Malone 109 14
10 Texas Wesleyan 107 8
11 Oklahoma Baptist 106 NR
12 Northwood (Texas) 95 11
13 Lee 94 13
14 Davenport 90 18
15 Southern Nazarene 87 12
16 Lewis-Clark State 83 NR
17 Lindenwood 72 16
18 CSU-East Bay 67 10
19 St. Ambrose 65 15
20 Webber International 62 25
21 Shorter 56 23
22 Southwestern 55 17
23 Northwood (Fla.) 47 NR
24 SCAD 40 20

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CSU-San Marcos 38 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Montana Tech, 37; Mobile, 28; Campbellsville, 26; Rocky Mountain, 23; Ohio Dominican, 16; California Baptist, 14; Concordia (Ore.), 12; Carroll College (Mont.), 11; Holy Names, 11; University of the Cumberlands, 11; Warner Southern, 9; Lindsay Wilson, 8; Thomas, 8; Indiana Wesleyan, 6; Dakota Wesleyan, 5; Grand View, 5; Marian College-Indianapolis, 5; William Woods, 4; Missouri Valley, 3; Bethel, 1; Bethel (Kan.), 1.

Dropped from Ranking: Bethel (#24), Campbellsville (#19), Lindsay Wilson (#21), Mobile (#22).

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