(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, II, III, and NJCAA will appear in the April 16, 2012 issue of Golf World. After sharing the top spot in the last vote, Oklahoma Christian regained the No. 1 ranking all for itself in the latest Golf World/Nike golf men’s NAIA coaches’ poll.
The Eagles have won six tournaments in 10 starts this season, finishing no worse than fourth in their other events.
Oklahoma City, which split the No. 1 ranking last time, fell to No. 2. Texas Wesleyan and British Columbia claimed the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, while USC-Beaufort moved to No. 5.
One new program joined the top 10: No. 11 CSU-San Marcos. Two schools entered the top 25: Oklahoma Baptist at No. 22 and Lubbock Christian at No. 23.
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NAIA - April 12, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Oklahoma Christian (11)||320||T1|
|4||British Columbia (1)||268||T5|
|5||South Carolina Beaufort||245||9|
|6||Grand View (1)||234||3|
|9||Johnson & Wales||198||10|
|10||University of the Cumberlands||185||8|
|12||Point Loma Nazarene||171||13|
|13||Our Lady of the Lake||158||14|
|14||Northwood University (Fla.)||152||T5|
|19||The Masters College||92||T21|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Holy Names (#24), Houston-Victoria (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Holy Names, 26; Concordia (Ore.), 18; Southwestern, 17; Northwood (Texas), 13; Holy Cross, 12; St. Francis (Ill), 12; Houston-Victoria, 10; Carroll College (Mont.), 7; Thomas, 6; Marian University-Indianapolis, 4; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (Ariz.), 3; Viterbo, 3; Lindenwood-Belleville, 2; Madonna, 1.|