2019 NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll Preseason

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.

 

Poll Methodology

  • 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 [13] 494
2 2 Coastal Georgia [5] 486
3 3 Oklahoma City 462
4 4 Keiser (Fla.) 452
5 T5 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 427
6 T5 British Columbia 412
7 8 University of Northwestern Ohio 383
8 T9 William Woods (Mo.) 357
9 7 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 342
10 T9 Taylor (Ind.) 338
11 11 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 326
12 NR Dalton State (Ga.) 325
13 12 Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 305
14 NR Point (Ga.) 301
15 NR Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 259
16 14 Thomas (Ga.) 252
16 15 Missouri Valley 252
18 17 William Carey (Miss.) 238
19 13 Kansas Wesleyan 199
20 NR Victoria (B.C.) 182
21 16 Bellevue (Neb.) 172
22 NR Oregon Tech 164
23 NR Morningside (Iowa) 145
24 NR Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 117
24 NR Park (Mo.) 117
 

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

 

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Golf Championship

69th ANNUAL MEN'S GOLF 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 19-22, 2020
Las Sendas Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz.