NORMAN, Okla. – Okahoma City received nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. It marked the eighth straight poll the Stars have held the top spot.
Texas Wesleyan stood pat at second. Coastal Georgia moved up one rung and collected the remaining first-place ballot. Rocky Mountain was fourth and followed by Keiser, Northwestern Ohio, and British Columbia. South Carolina Beaufort jumped up seven spots to No. 8. Ninth-ranked Taylor and Dalton State completed the top 10.
Six teams - Morningside (#17), Missouri Valley (#18), Marymount (CA) (#19), Mount Mercy (#23), Truett-McConnell (#24), and Indiana Wesleyan (#25) - debuted in the ranking. Cardinal Stritch, Oregon Tech, Our Lady of the Lake, Park (MO), and Southeastern (FL) fell from the top 25.
The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll will be released Nov. 16.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Oct. 19
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Oklahoma City (9)||249||1|
|3||Coastal Georgia (1)||211||4|
|8||South Carolina Beaufort||138||15|
|14||Johnson & Wales (FL)||85||7|
|18||Missouri Valley College||72||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking: Cardinal Stritch (#20), Oregon Tech (#22), Our Lady of the Lake (#19), Park (MO) (#21), Southeastern (FL) (#17)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Coumbia College, 24; Mobile, 24; Ottawa (KS), 23; The Masters University, 21; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 20; Cardinal Stritch, 19; Our Lady of the Lake, 19; Lindsey Wilson, 16; Arizona Christian, 15; Carroll (MT), 14; Kansas Wesleyan, 14; Southeastern (FL), 12; Cumberland, 11, Northwestern (IA), 11; Sterling, 10; Oregon Tech, 9; Marian (IN), 8; Menlo, 8; Tennessee Wesleyan, 6; Park (MO), 5; Jamestown, 4; Central Baptist, 3; Corban, 3; Faulkner, 2; William Penn, 1.|