Oklahoma Christian Retains Number One Spot in Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches' Poll
NEW YORK, NY?The fourth Golf World/NIKE Golf NAIA Coaches' Pollof the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Oklahoma Christian remains the top team in the NAIA poll, earning five of the 11 first-place votes.
The Eagles have three victories this season and have finished no worse than second place.
Rounding out the top-five are British Columbia (T-2), Oklahoma City (T-2), Wayland Baptist (No. 4) and Berry (No. 5). Johnson & Wales (No. 9) cracked the top-10, after being ranked No. 15 in the previous coaches? poll. University of the Cumberlands (No. 23) moved into the top-25.
Rounding out the top-five are British Columbia (T-2), Oklahoma City (T-2), Wayland Baptist (No. 4) and Berry (No. 5).
Johnson & Wales (No. 9) cracked the top-10, after being ranked No. 15 in the previous coaches? poll. University of the Cumberlands (No. 23) moved into the top-25.
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NAIA - April 22, 2009
|Rank||University (First-Place Votes)||Points||Prev.|
|1||Oklahoma Christian (5)||265||1|
|T2||British Columbia (4)||260||2|
|T2||Oklahoma City (2)||260||3|
|8||South Carolina Beaufort||194||7|
|9||Johnson & Wales||184||15|
|14||Point Loma Nazarene||116||T12|
|23||University of the Cumberlands||31||NR|
Others Receiving Votes: Concordia (Ore.), 24; Grand View, 15; Northwood (Fla.), 15; CSU-San Marcos, 10; The Master's College, 9; Mobile, 8; Bethel College, 5; Iowa Wesleyan, 5; Cornerstone, 4; Campbellsville, 1; Huntington, 1.
Dropped from Ranking: Concordia (Ore.) (#25)