Eagles receive votes in men’s golf poll, but don’t crack top 25
NEW YORK (March 27, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian continues to be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll.
The Eagles finished 31st in the balloting for the latest poll, which was released Wednesday. That was two spots lower than in the most recent rankings, which came out in late February.
The voting was completed before OC posted its first tournament win of the spring by taking this week’s Lions Classic at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Ark.
The Eagles had risen as high as No. 10 in the poll during the fall season.
OC is in the first year of the NCAA Division II membership process and coach David Lynn said many Division II coaches who vote in the poll aren’t familiar with OC’s considerable success at the NAIA level, which includes two national championships. OC also won the National Christian College Athletic Association title last fall.
The top 10 consists of Nova Southeastern (Fla.) at No. 1, followed by Barry (Fla.), South Carolina-Aiken, Florida Southern, Lynn (Fla.), Abilene Christian (Texas), North Alabama, California State-Monterey Bay, Columbus State (Ga.) and Western Washington.
Only one Heartland Conference school made the top 25 – St. Edward’s (Texas), at No. 25. Besides OC, only one other Heartland team received votes – Dallas Baptist (Texas).