Oklahoma Baptist is ranked seventh in the Sooner Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll released Wednesday.
The Drovers were 8-0-1 in the SAC and 17-2-1 overall last season. They claimed eight of 11 first-place votes and carried 98 points in the poll.
Oklahoma City (15-4-2 in 2009) took the remaining three first-place votes and finished second at 92 points.
Southern Nazarene (9-6-2) is third at 76, followed by Rogers State (13-6-1) with 66, John Brown (10-8-1) with 58 and Oklahoma Christian (9-6-2) with 57.
Oklahoma Baptist is seventh at 56, followed by Mid-America Christian with 40, St. Gregory's with 31, Lubbock Christian with 21 and Wayland Baptist with 10.
The first NAIA national ranking comes out next week.