The Loop

Who's tops in men's college golf?

What is it about Oklahoma and its college golf?

Three of the first schools that claimed top spots in the Golf World/Nike Golf men's coaches polls all hail from the Sooner State--Division I's Oklahoma State, Division II's Central Oklahoma and NAIA's Oklahoma Christian.

Joining the trio is Division III's Guilford and NJCAA's Indian Hills as college golf's postseason starts to heat up.

The Cowboys claimed 19 of the 22 available first-place votes. They've been ranked No. 1 in every poll during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons and have been in the top five in every poll since April 2008.

After winning the Lone Star Conference title, its eighth victory of the 2010-11 season, the Broncos jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 in the latest poll. they are the fourth different school to atpo the ranking during the 2010-11 season.


Guilford won its fifth team title of the season last week at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship to maintain its spot atop the Division III poll.


A victory at the Oklahoma City Spring Invitational, hosted by its in-state rival, helped Oklahoma Christian keep its No. 1 ranking in the NAIA poll, its third win in four spring starts.


Following up its No. 1 ranking in the inaugural NJCAA men's poll last month, Iowa's Indian Hills retained the top spot in the second edition.

Voting for all five polls was conducted by the Golf Coaches Association of America and closed April 21.