(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III and III, will appear in the September 5, 2011 issue of Golf World. Oklahoma Christian, with seven of the 11 available first-place votes, maintained its top ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf NAIA men’s coaches’ poll.
The Eagles played in the Wichita State Shocker Invitational, a Division I tournament, to open their fall season and finished in third place.
Grand View moved into the No. 2 spot in the poll after winning its first three fall tournaments, the Crusader Classic, the Cropper Golf Classic and its home event, the Grand View Viking Classic.
Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma City, USC-Beaufort and British Columbia.
No new teams joined the top 10. One new program, Victoria (No. 20), joined the top 25.
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NAIA - September 28, 2011
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Oklahoma Christian (7)||249||1|
|2||Grand View (2)||240||T4|
|3||Oklahoma City (1)||229||2|
|5||British Columbia (1)||217||3|
|6||Johnson & Wales||189||6|
|7||University of the Cumberlands||176||9|
|T13||Our Lady of the Lake||116||13|
|T13||The Master's College||116||15|
|T17||Point Loma Nazarene||92||14|
|T17||Saint Thomas (FL)||92||11|
|Dropped From Ranking:
||Indiana Wesleyan (#24)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Lindsey Wilson, 29; Tennessee Wesleyan, 27; Reinhardt, 26; William Carey, 25; William Woods, 25; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, 24; Marian University-Indianapolis, 22; St. Thomas (TX), 20; SCAD Atlanta, 19; Indiana Wesleyan, 16; Concordia University (OR), 15; Huntington, 11; Southeastern, 11; Holy Cross, 10; Northwood (FL), 8; Houston-Victoria, 6; Union, 4; St. Francis (IL), 3; Ashford, 1; Texas-Brownsville, 1.|