Central Oklahoma New Top Team in DII GolfWorld/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III and the NAIA, will appear in the May 2, 2011 issue of Golf World. After winning the Lone Star Conference title, its eighth victory of the 2010-11 season, Central Oklahoma has jumped to the No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men’s coaches’ poll, claiming eight of the 15 first-place votes.

The Broncos, previously ranked fourth, are the fourth different school to be atop the ranking during the season, joining Florida Southern, North Alabama and, most recently, Chico State, after stating the season 14th.

Lynn maintained its spot at No. 2, with former No. 1 Chico State falling to No. 3 but being the only other school to receive multiple first-place votes. West Florida and Abilene Christian are the other programs in the top five.

Just one school moved into the top 10 with the NCAA post-season looming: No. 10 CSU-Monterey Bay. Likewise only one new school moved into the top 25: No. Flager.

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Division II - April 27, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Central Oklahoma (8) 342 4
2 Lynn (1) 340 2
3 Chico State (2) 330 1
4 West Florida (1) 319 3
5 Abilene Christian (1) 297 7
6 Barry (1) 289 6
7 Georgia College 278 8
8 Western Washington 265 5
9 North Alabama 261 9
10 CSU-Monterey Bay (1) 254 12
11 Barton 207 11
12 Sonoma State 182 10
13 Columbus State 159 13
14 Nova Southeastern 156 14
15 Armstrong Atlantic 143 15
16 CSU-Stanislaus 118 16
17 Newberry 102 19
18 Central Missouri 95 20
19 Indianapolis 94 17
20 North Carolina-Pembroke 89 21
21 Flagler 84 NR
22 USC-Aiken 60 18
23 CU-Colorado Springs 58 23
24 Grand Canyon 48 24
25 Dixie State 38 25




Dropped From Ranking: Florida Southern (#22)




Others Receiving Votes: Florida Southern, 36; Queens University of Charlotte, 32; Valdosta State, 24; Cameron, 19; Missouri-St. Louis, 17; Drury, 16; Wayne State (MI), 12; Northern Kentucky, 11; Ashland, 10; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 9; Delta State, 8; St. Mary's (TX), 8; Bellarmine, 7; Georgia Southwestern State, 8; Ferris State, 6; Hawaii-Hilo, 6; Lewis, 6; Lander, 4; Northeastern State, 4; Rollins, 4; St. Edward's, 4; Concord, 3; Florida Institute of Technology, 3; Lincoln, 3; Midwestern State, 3; Washburn, 2; Wilmington, 2; Pfeiffer, 1.