NORMAN, Okla. – William Woods narrowly edged Oklahoma City to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. Oklahoma City earned one more first-place vote than William Woods - six votes to five - but the Owls earned three more points overall.
British Columbia moved up two spots to No. 3 and is followed by Wayland Baptist, Coastal Georgia, Johnson & Wales, CSU-San Marcos, Texas Wesleyan and Grand View. Dalton State moved up four rungs to crack the top 10.
Three teams made their debuts in the top 25 - Rocky Mountain and Texas-Brownsville tied at No. 22 while St. Thomas Houston checked in at tied for 25th. South Carolina Beaufort, Tennessee Wesleyan and Thomas dropped from the ranking.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - 3/13/15
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||William Woods (5)||267||1|
|2||Oklahoma City (6)||264||3|
|5||College of Coastal Georgia||241||4|
|6||Johnson & Wales (FL)||218||6|
|7||CSU San Marcos||203||8|
|18||The Master's College||53||20|
|T24||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)||23||25|
|T24||St. Thomas Houston||23||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||South Carolina Beaufort (#12), Tennessee Wesleyan (#19), Thomas (#T23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Bethany (KS), 21; Faulkner, 21; AIB College of Business, 20; SCAD Savannah, 19; Houston-Victoria, 17; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 13; Warner, 11; Bellevue, 10; University of the Cumberlands, 7; Ashford, 5; Midland, 5; Lindsey Wilson, 4; Warner Pacific, 4.|