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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
2 Keiser (1) 285 3
3 Point (2) 272 4
4 Coastal Georgia 264 T-7
5 Texas Wesleyan 260 2
6 Bellevue 233 T-7
7 Oklahoma City 200 13
8 Southwestern Christian 192 9
9 Ottawa (AZ) 183 6
10 Cumberland University 156 10
11 William Woods 153 T-11
12 South Carolina Beaufort 149 25
T-13 Wayland Baptist 140 T-18
T-13 Taylor 140 T-11
15 Houston-Victoria 127 14
16 Kansas Wesleyan 118 16
17 Lindsey Wilson 110 T-18
18 SCAD Savannah 85 DNQ
19 Morningside 69 24
20 Webber International 64 DNQ
21 Truett-McConnell 59 22
22 Faulkner 50 DNW
T-23 British Columbia 29 DNP
T-23 Mobile 29 DNQ
25 Reinhardt 27 21
       
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.

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