NORMAN, Okla. — After receiving two first place votes, and finishing runner-up at the 2019 NAIA National Championships, the Coastal Georgia Mariners open the season as the top team in the country.
The defending National Champions Texas Wesleyan claim the number two spot in the poll as the Rams were the only other team to receive first place votes.
Oklahoma City ranked third, followed by Keiser and British Columbia. While South Carolina Beaufort, Rocky Mountain, Dalton State, Taylor, and William Woods round out the top-ten.
NAIA Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NAIA Tournament Finish|
|1||Coastal Georgia (2)||146||Runner-Up|
|2||Texas Wesleyan (4)||144||Champion|
|6||South Carolina Beaufort||111||T-5|
|7||Rocky Mountain College||97||7|
|8||Dalton State||95||Missed Cut|
|12||Johnson & Wales (FL)||84||12|
|17||Thomas University (GA)||44||14|
|18||Missouri Valley College||38||15|
|20||Oregon Tech||35||Missed Cut|
|21||Bellevue University (NE)||30||16|
|23||Victoria (BC)||27||Missed Cut|
|25||Our Lady of the Lake||17||Missed Cut|
|Others Receiving Votes: Park (MO), 11; Lindsey Wilson College, 10; Mount Mercy, 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southeastern (FL), 8; Bethany College (KS), 7; Holy Cross College, 7; Northwestern College (IA), 7; Columbia College, 6; Cumberland University, 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ), 5; Mobile, 5; Menlo, 4; Arizona Christian, 3; Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3; Cardinal Stritch, 2; The Masters University, 2; Carroll College (MT), 1; Northwest Christian, 1; St. Ambrose, 1.|