Oklahoma Christian moves up in NCAA D-II poll

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NORMAN, Okla. (March 5, 2021) – Oklahoma Christian’s men’s golf team moved up two spots to No. 18 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, released Friday.

OC has won two of its three tournaments this season against NCAA Division II competition, most recently the Houston Classic at The Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas, on Feb. 8-9.

The Eagles are about to enter the busiest stretch of their schedule, with three tournaments in as many weeks. They’ll play Sunday and Monday in the Las Vegas Desert Classic at Royal Links Golf Club’s Links Replica Course in Las Vegas, then will compete in the Broncho Invitational at Oak Tree Country Club’s East Course in Edmond on March 15-16 and Texas A&M-Commerce’s Lion Invitational at Trophy Club Country Club in Trophy Club, Texas, on March 22-23.

Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) moved into the top spot in this week’s poll, followed by Lynn (Fla.), former No. 1 South Carolina-Aiken and West Florida. Barry (Fla.) and Saint Leo (Fla.) were tied for fifth, with Lee (Tenn.) and Columbus State (Ga.) tied for seventh. Indianapolis (Ind.) and Findlay (Ohio) rounded out the top 10. OC finished fifth behind Indianapolis, Findlay and Lee in the Brickyard Invitational in Speedway, Ind., in late September.

Arkansas Tech, which lost by 22 shots to the Eagles in the Houston tournament, was No. 11.

Besides OC, other South Central-West Super Region teams in the poll were No. 12 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 15 Dallas Baptist (Texas) and No. 16 Colorado School of Mines.

1Lincoln Memorial (1)3912
2Lynn (11)3848
3South Carolina-Aiken (4)3741
4West Florida3579
T-5Barry (1)304T-3
T-5Saint Leo304T-17
T-7Columbus State2895
11Arkansas Tech24011
12Colorado State-Pueblo22510
13Nova Southeastern196NR
15Dallas Baptist15019
16Colorado School of Mines13512
17North Georgia120T-14
18Oklahoma Christian10820
19Georgia Southwestern State10516
T-20Young Harris College9122
22Florida Southern8813
23Central Missouri6624
24Anderson (S.C.)6023
25Henderson State49NR
Dropped From Ranking: Delta State (#T-14); Missouri – St. Louis, (#25); Newberry, (#T-17).
Others Receiving Votes: Delta State, 48; St. Mary’s (Texas), 40; Wingate, 40; Valdosta State, 36; Newberry, 28; California State-East Bay, 18; Washburn, 18; Barton College, 16; Missouri Western State, 15; Clayton State, 10; Western Washington, 10; Carson-Newman, 9; Missouri-St. Louis, 9; Academy of Art, 8; Tampa, 8; Winona State, 8; Flagler, 7; Holy Names, 6; Simon Fraser, 6; Sonoma State, 6; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 6; Northeastern State, 3; Grand Valley State, 2; Wayne State (Mich.), 2; California State-Monterey Bay, 1; Chico State, 1;  Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1; Queens (N.C.), 1; Saint Martin’s, 1; Tiffin, 1.
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