Dalton State Men Ranked No. 1 In National Golf Poll, Lady Roadrunners No. 2

Monday, August 30, 2021

After winning the red banner for the fourth time in program history, Keiser (Fla.) begins the preseason ranked first in the nation. Dalton State (Ga.) jumps up two spots to leap over Southeastern (Fla.) who stays put at third. Oklahoma City remains fourth and SCAD Savannah (Ga.) moves up one position.
 
By The Numbers
This is the 46th NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll to be released since the women's golf program has been eligible for national rankings. Of the 46, Dalton State has been ranked in all 46 polls. They have been ranking inside the top-15 in all 46 polls, in the top-10 42 times and in the top-5 36 times.

The highest ranking the Lady Roadrunners have achieved in program history is #1. This most recently occurred on the May 13, 2021 edition of the top 25 coaches poll.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
• Each conference is represented by one rater.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 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.
 

RANK

LAST TIME

SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Keiser (Fla.) [9]

280

2

T4

Dalton State (Ga.) [2]

271

3

3

Southeastern (Fla.)

260

4

T4

Oklahoma City

256

5

6

SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

242

6

8

Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

226

7

12

William Carey (Miss.)

225

8

NR

British Columbia

201

9

T10

Morningside (Iowa)

199

10

T10

Milligan (Tenn.)

195

11

15

Indiana Wesleyan

193

12

7

Loyola (La.)

189

13

16

Texas Wesleyan

187

14

9

Ottawa (Ariz.)

170

15

NR

Campbellsville (Ky.)

154

16

22

Bethel (Ind.)

149

17

17

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

137

18

2

Taylor (Ind.)

127

19

T13

Oregon Tech

113

20

T13

Cumberlands (Ky.)

104

21

RV

William Woods (Mo.)

82

22

21

Coastal Georgia

74

23

18

Marian (Ind.)

70

24

20

Cumberland (Tenn.)

62

25

NR

University of Northwestern Ohi0

61

 
Receiving Votes: Truett McConnell (Ga.) 60, Victoria (B.C.) 45, Kansas Wesleyan 35, Grace (Ind.) 18, Midway (Ky.) 16, Park (Mo.) 15, Tennessee Wesleyan 12, Indiana Tech 11, USC Beaufort (S.C.) 9, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 9, Columbia (Mo.) 7, Menlo (Calif.) 6, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 4
 
MEN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Reigning NAIA National Champions Dalton State (Ga.) captures eight of the 14 first-place votes this week to open the 2021-22 season atop the standings. Keiser (Fla.) remains second in the country while Point (Ga.) clocks in at third. Coast Georgia slips one position from the final rankings from last season, while Ottawa (Ariz.) leaps into the top five. 
 
By The Numbers
This is the 46th NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll to be released since the men's golf program has been eligible for national rankings. Of the 46, Dalton State has been ranked in the poll 45 times. They have been ranking inside the top-15 43 times, in the top-10 31 times and in the top-5 22 times. This is the highest ranking the Roadrunners have achieved in program history.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. 
• Each conference is represented by one rater. 
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 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.

 

RANK

LAST TIME

SCHOOL [14 FIRST-PLACE VOTES]

FINAL POINTS

1

5

Dalton State (Ga.) [8]

366

2

2

Keiser (Fla.) [2]

361

3

1

Point (Ga.) [4]

357

4

3

Coastal Georgia

340

5

12

Ottawa (Ariz.)

319

6

21

Cumberland (Tenn.)

307

7

RV

William Woods (Mo.)

271

8

13

Southeastern (Fla.)

263

9

11

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

238

10

17

Kansas Wesleyan

228

11

RV

Taylor (Ind.)

227

12

6

USC Beaufort (S.C.)

224

13

14

Morningside (Iowa)

223

14

16

Truett McConnell (Ga.)

221

15

NR

British Columbia

209

16

8

Campbellsville (Ky.)

182

17

19

Reinhardt (Ga.)

181

18

23

SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

163

19

24

Grand View (Iowa)

157

20

20

William Carey (Miss.)

140

21

25

The Master's (Calif.)

137

22

22

Mobile (Ala.)

100

23

RV

Tennessee Wesleyan

93

24

NR

Bethany (Kan.)

80

25

NR

Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

77

 
Receiving Votes: Marian (Ind.) 76, Webber International (Fla.) 74, Park (Mo.) 52, Roosevelt (Ill.) 36, Arizona Christian 32, Faulkner (Ala.) 31, Montana Tech 30, Doane (Neb.) 27, Midway (Ky.) 22, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 16, Multnomah (Ore.) 14, Columbia (Mo.) 13, St. Thomas (Fla.) 12, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6, Sterling (Kan.) 3


*Information in this article attributed to Jeff Melton, NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications


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