By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City holds on to the No. 1 ranking in the first regular season 2017 NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Friday.
Top 25 Highlights (Historical information dating back to 2000)
- Oklahoma City captured 18 first place votes and 498 total points to retain its No. 1 ranking.
- Six teams joined the Top 25 Poll this week: No. 16 Rocky Mountain (Mont.), No. 17 Corban (Ore.), No. 21 Oregon Tech, No. 22 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 23 Culver-Stockton (Mo.) and No. 25 William Carey (Miss.)
- The Stars of Oklahoma City hold the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 49, and have been ranked in all 108 polls, dating back to 2000.
- 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.
2017 NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Sept. 29
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL||TOTAL POINTS|
|2||2||Dalton State (Ga.)||480|
|4||5||Johnson & Wales (Fla.)||445|
|6||7||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||390|
|7||6||William Woods (Mo.)||382|
|9||14||USC Beaufort (S.C.)||367|
|12||9||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||316|
|16||NR||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||237|
|19||22||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||167|
|20||19||William Jessup (Calif.)||157|
|22||NR||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||139|
|25||NR||William Carey (Miss.)||101|
Others Receiving Votes: Lewis-Clarke State (Idaho) 97; Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 81; Missouri Valley 57; SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 50; Marymount (Calif.) 48; Southeastern (Fla.) 41; Reinhardt (Ga.) 35; Grand View (Iowa) 30; Bethany (Kan.) 30; Holy Cross (Ind.) 28; The Master’s (Calif.) 25; Columbia (Mo.) 13; Mount Mercy (Iowa) 10; Morningside (Iowa) 9; Jamestown (N.D) 9; Marian (Ind.) 7; Bellevue (Neb.) 4; Webber International (Fla.) 4; Loyola (La.) 3
Removed from Top 25: Southeastern (Fla.), Grand View (Iowa), The Master’s (Calif.), Mount Mercy (Iowa), Madonna (Mich.), Oklahoma Wesleyan