2019 NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll Preseason
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Rams of Texas Wesleyan earned the national title and the No. 1 spot in the 2019 Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll.
Top 25 Highlights
- No. 1 Texas Wesleyan earns 13 of the 18 first-place votes
- Defending national champions, Texas Wesleyan claimed their championship in program history since 1999.
- No. 2 Coastal Georgia earned five of the first place votes are a successful performance last season.
- Coastal Georgia’s Mark Johnson claimed the individual title last year after winning the playoff hole.
- No. 3 Oklahoma City continues to lead the NAIA Active Polls Streak with 123 consecutive appearances.
- 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.
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Texas Wesleyan ||494|
|2||2||Coastal Georgia ||486|
|5||T5||USC Beaufort (S.C.)||427|
|7||8||University of Northwestern Ohio||383|
|8||T9||William Woods (Mo.)||357|
|9||7||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||342|
|11||11||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||326|
|12||NR||Dalton State (Ga.)||325|
|13||12||Johnson & Wales (Fla.)||305|
|15||NR||Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)||259|
|18||17||William Carey (Miss.)||238|
Receiving Votes: Mobile (Ala.) 75, William Penn (Iowa) 48, Holy Cross (Ind.) 41, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 34, Midland (Neb.) 30, Marian (Ind.) 24, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 23, Southeastern (Fla.) 22, Columbia (Mo.) 22, Arizona Christian 17, Loyola (La.) 16, Oklahoma Wesleyan 14, Grand View (Iowa) 12, Tennessee Wesleyan 9, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 7, Indiana Wesleyan 7, Sierra Nevada (Nev.) 4, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 3, Cumberland (Tenn.) 3