KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City is the new No. 1 women's golf program, announced Friday in the 2016-17 NAIA Women's Golf Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
• Oklahoma City preserved its tight three stroke lead heading into the final round to win the 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship last Friday at PGA National.
• This is the Stars eighth total Women's Golf National Championship title and first No. 1 ranking since May 30, 2014.
• Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) followed the Stars claiming the runner-up position and the No. 2 ranking in this edition.
• The Eagles climbed back from a six stroke deficit to USC Beaufort (S.C.) after the second round to leap into second-place and earn the runner-up status.
• Rounding out the top five is USC Beaufort at No. 3, Dalton State (Ga.) at No. 4 and Keiser (Fla.) at No. 5.
• In eight polls this year (including the Preseason), there have now been three different No. 1 teams: Keiser (Fla.) (four times), SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (three times) and Oklahoma City (one time).
• Only three teams have gone the entire season ranked No. 1 – British Columbia (2001), Oklahoma City (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008) and Keiser (Fla.) (2015).
• The postseason poll was taken from the final results of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship..
2016-17 NAIA Women's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Postseason (June 2)
SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)
|3||8||USC Beaufort (S.C.)|
|4||5||Dalton State (Ga.)|
|T8||7||William Woods (Mo.)|
|11||12||William Carey (Miss.)|
|18||24||William Penn (Iowa)|
Others receiving votes: Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Taylor (Ind.); Oklahoma Wesleyan; Briar Cliff (Iowa); Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)