Champ Dalton State Opens Season No. 1 in Bushnell/Golfweek NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll
NORMAN, Okla. — Defending NAIA national champion Dalton State will open the season ranked No. 1 in the Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll. The Roadrunners claimed nine of 12 first-place votes.
Second-ranked Keiser received one first-place vote while No. 3 Point claimed the remaining two. Coastal Georgia was fourth, followed by Texas Wesleyan, Bellevue, Oklahoma City, Southwestern Christian, Ottawa (AZ), and Cumberland University.
Bushnell/Golfweek Division NAIA Coaches' Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NAIA Finish|
|1||Dalton State (9)||295||Champion|
|12||South Carolina Beaufort||149||25|
|Dropped From Ranking: None|
|Others Receiving Votes: Thomas, 24; Grand View, 22; Ottawa (KS), 20; The Master's University, 20; Tennessee Wesleyan, 19; Victoria, 16; Oregon Tech, 15; William Carey, 15; Missouri Valley, 12; Bethany (KS), 8; Johnson & Wales, 8; Menlo, 7; Roosevelt, 5; St. Ambrose, 4; Doane, 3; Sterling, 3; University. of the Southwest, 3; Loyola - New Orleans, 2; Marian (IN), 2; Northwestern (IA), 1; St. Thomas (FL), 2.|