KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the fourth-consecutive poll, Oklahoma City stands No. 1 in the final regular-season NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Thursday. The Stars captured all 18 first-place votes and 498 total points.
- The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
- Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.- The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list.
- The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
- Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
- For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.
2018 NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (May 3)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||1||Oklahoma City (18)||498|
|2||3||Dalton State (Ga.)||481|
|3||5||USC Beaufort (S.C.)||462|
|4||7||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||446|
|7||7||Johnson & Wales (Fla.)||409|
|9||11||University of Northwestern Ohio||362|
|13||13||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||305|
|16||16||William Woods (Mo.)||267|
|17||17||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||241|
|18||19||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||210|
|19||21||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||194|
|22||20||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||161|
|23||24||William Penn (Iowa)||155|
Others Receiving Votes: Columbia (Mo.) 71; Northwestern (Iowa) 52; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 48; Cumberland (Tenn.) 45; Bellevue (Neb.) 31; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 23; Marymount California 19; Morningside (Iowa) 16; Holy Cross (Ind.) 10; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 9; Bethany (Kan.) 9; Cumberlands (Ky.) 5; Indiana Wesleyan 5; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 3.
Dropped Out: No. 22 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), No. 23 Morningside (Iowa), No. 25 The Master’s (Calif.).