Dalton State Men's Golf Moves To #3 In Latest NAIA Top 25 Poll

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Texas Wesleyan takes over the No. 1 spot in the second regular season NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Friday.


Top 25 Highlights (Historical information dating back to 2000)

  • The Rams of Texas Wesleyan garnered 17 first place votes and 498 total points to move from No.
    3 to No. 1 in this week's Top 25 Poll.
  • Defending National Champion Grand View (Iowa) is currently Receiving Votes, but not ranked in the Top 25.
  • Five teams joined the Top 25 poll this week. No. 16 Southeastern (Fla.) and No. 18 The Master's (Calif.) rejoin the Top 25 for the first time since the
  • Preseason Poll while No. 19 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), No. 21 Columbia (Mo.) and No. 25 Marymount (Calif.) join the poll for the first time in 2017.
  • Oklahoma City still holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings of all time with 49 total, and have been ranked in all 109 polls, dating back to 2000.


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.


2017 NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Nov. 3

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]

TOTAL POINTS

1

3

Texas Wesleyan [17]

498

2

1

Oklahoma City

473

3

2

Dalton State (Ga.) [1]

471

4

4

Johnson & Wales (Fla.)

442

5

5

Coastal Georgia

421

6

14

Victoria (B.C.)

400

7

16

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

393

8

9

USC Beaufort (S.C.)

387

9

8

Northwestern Ohio

381

10

6

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

347

11

11

Keiser (Fla.)

346

12

10

British Columbia

315

13

7

William Woods (Mo.)

303

14

17

Corban (Ore.)

295

15

15

Taylor (Ind.)

279

16

NR

Southeastern (Fla.)

215

17

12

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

208

18

NR

The Master's (Calif.)

200

19

NR

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

198

20

21

Oregon Tech

191

21

NR

Columbia (Mo.)

161

22

25

William Carey (Miss.)

156

23

18

Point (Ga.)

137

24

13

Arizona Christian

112

25

NR

Marymount (Calif.)

105

Dropped From Top 25: Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), William Jessup (Calif.), Northwestern (Iowa), Culver-Stockton (Mo.), SCAD Savannah (Ga.)


Others Receiving Votes: William Penn (Iowa) 95; Morningside (Iowa) 79; Thomas (Ga.) 77; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 68; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 64; Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 33; Cumberlands (Ky.) 19; William Jessup (Calif.) 14; Grand View (Iowa) 11; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 10; Indiana Wesleyan 9; Northwestern (Iowa) 8; Faulkner (3)


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