Chico State Remains Number One 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 March 16, 2011 issue of Golf World. Chico State held on to the No. 1 spot in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division II coaches’ poll, claiming five of the 17 first-place votes.

The Wildcats have finish first or second in seven of their eight tournaments in the 2010-11 season, including a runner-up finish in last week’s Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational.

Close on Chico State’s heels is No. 2 Lynn, which earned five first-place votes, No. 3 West Florida and No. 4 Central Oklahoma, both schools also receiving first-place votes.

Rounding out the top five is Western Washington.

New to the top 25 is No. 21 UNC-Pembroke and No. 24 Grand Canyon.

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Division II - April 6, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Chico State (5) 385 1
2 Lynn (5) 375 3
3 West Florida (1) 364 4
4 Central Oklahoma (2) 363 5
5 Western Washington 351 2
6 Barry 334 9
7 Abilene Christian (3) 325 6
8 Georgia College 307 8
9 North Alabama 286 7
10 Sonoma State 250 11
11 Barton College 222 10
12 CSU-Monterey Bay (1) 211 14
13 Columbus State 194 12
14 Nova Southeastern 149 20
15 Armstrong Atlantic 148 22
16 CSU-Stanislaus 128 19
17 Indianapolis 127 15
18 USC-Aiken 120 T17
19 Newberry 113 T17
20 Central Missouri 91 21
21 North Carolina-Pembroke 90 NR
22 Florida Southern 85 24
23 CU-Colorado Springs 75 13
24 Grand Canyon 73 NR
25 Dixie State 68 23




Dropped From Ranking: Delta State (#25), Valdosta State (#16)




Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta State, 53; Flagler, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 18; St. Edward's, 18; St. Mary's (TX), 17; Drury, 15; Lander, 15; Missouri-St. Louis, 14; Delta State, 13; Cameron, 12; Northern Kentucky, 12; Bellarmine, 11; Washburn, 11; Hawaii-Hilo, 9; Northeastern State, 8; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 7; Rollins, 7; Georgia Southwestern State, 4; Concord, 2; Ferris State, 2; Ashland, 1; Wilmington, 1.