NORMAN, Okla. – Okahoma City received eight first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll. It marked the seventh straight poll the Stars have held the top spot.
Texas Wesleyan, Keiser, and Coastal Georgia ranked second through fourth, respectively, and each received a first-place vote. Northwestern Ohio remained at No. 5 and was followed by Dalton State, Johnson & Wales (FL), British Columbia, Taylor, and Rocky Mountain.
Ottawa (AZ) debuted in the ranking at No. 14 while William Carey, Indiana Wesleyan, and Bellevue entered at Nos. 23-25. Arizona Christian, Lindsey Wilson, Northwestern (IA), and William Penn fell from the top 25.
Bushnell Golfweek NAIA Coaches Poll - Sept. 28
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Oklahoma City (8)||265||1|
|2||Texas Wesleyan (1)||259||2|
|4||Coastal Georgia (1)||229||6|
|7||Johnson & Wales (FL)||176||7|
|15||South Carolina Beaufort||85||12|
|19||Our Lady of the Lake||69||18|
|Dropped From Ranking: Arizona Christian (#20), Lindsey Wilson (#21), Northwestern (IA) (#25), William Penn (#22)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Lindsey Wilson, 36; William Penn, 36; Cumberland, 28; Tennessee Wesleyan, 28; Truett-McConnell, 27; Kansas Wesleyan, 25; Mount Mercy, 25; Arizona Christian, 23; University of the Southwest, 22; Northwestern (IA), 21; Saint Thomas (FL), 20; Corban, 19; Houston-Victoria, 18; Marymount (CA), 17; Point Park, 17; College of Idaho, 15; Missouri Valley College, 14; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 13; Ottawa (KS), 12; Menlo, 11; Faulkner, 10; William Baptist, 10; Sterling, 8; The Master's University, 7; Lewis-Clark State, 6; William Jessup, 5; Reinhardt, 4; Columbia College, 3; Embry-Riddle (AZ), 3; Holy Cross, 3; Carroll (MT), 2; Central Baptist, 2; Montana Tech, 1.|