NORMAN, Okla. – Coastal Georgia received six first-place votes to move to No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. Oklahoma City had held the top spot for nine straight polls.
Oklahoma City still tallied one first-place ballot despite dropping to second. Texas Wesleyan remained third. Dalton State and Keiser switched Nos. 4 and 5. Rocky Mountain stayed sixth and was followed by Point, Johnson & Wales (FL), British Columbia, and Oregon Tech.
Northwestern (IA), Loyola - New Orleans, Columbia College, and Oklahoma Wesleyan entered the ranking at Nos. 22-25, respectively. Carroll (MT), Mount Mercy, Indiana Wesleyan, Sterling, The Master’s University, and William Jessup fell from the top 25.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - March 29
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Coastal Georgia (6)||174||2|
|2||Oklahoma City (1)||169||1|
|8||Johnson & Wales (FL)||117||11|
|11||South Carolina Beaufort||94||8|
|23||Loyola - New Orleans||25||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Carroll (MT), (#22), Mount Mercy (#19), Indiana Wesleyan (#T25), Sterling (#24), The Master's University (#T25), William Jessup (#23).|
|Others Receiving Votes: Corban, 14; Mount Mercy, 14; Carroll (MT), 11; Kansas Wesleyan, 9; The Master's University, 7; SCAD Savannah, 6; Cardinal Stritch, 5; Sterling, 5; SCAD Atlanta, 3; St. Ambrose, 3; Houston-Victoria, 2; Indiana Wesleyan, 2.|