Chico State Retains Top Ranking in Golf World/Nike Golf DII 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 claimed just two of the 15 first-place votes available in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men’s coaches’ poll, but maintained the No. 1 ranking in the most recent poll.

The Wildcats have yet to finish worse than second in any of their six tournaments starts, winning two team titles (including the NCAA Division II Preview) during the 2010-11 season.

Western Washington, with six first-place votes, and Lynn, with four, also held firm to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the poll. No. 4 West Florida moved up one place from earlier this spring, and No. 5 Central Oklahoma crept into the top five, the Bronchos having won five tournament titles this season.

One new school joined the top 10, Barton moving from 19th to No. 10 in the poll. One new school also joined the top 25: No. 22 Armstrong Atlantic.

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Division II - March 16, 2011
Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Chico State (2) 344 1
2 Western Washington (6) 322 2
3 Lynn (4) 319 3
4 West Florida (2)
304 5
5 Central Oklahoma (1)
295 7
6 Abilene Christian 290 6
7 North Alabama
275 4
8 Georgia College
266 9
9 Barry
236 10
10 Barton 230 19
11 Sonoma State
227 8
12 Columbus State
179 13
13 CU-Colorado Springs
174 11
14 CSU-Monterey Bay 152 12
15 Indianapolis
138 16
16 Valdosta State 108 15
T17 Newberry
107 14
T17 USC-Aiken
107 25
19 CSU-Stanislaus 102 21
20 Nova Southeastern
99 18
21 Central Missouri 84 22
22 Armstrong Atlantic
80 NR
23 Dixie State
64 20
24 Florida Southern
62 17
25 Delta State 43 23
























Others Receiving Votes:
Flagler, 38; Lander, 36; Saint Edward's, 25; Saint Mary's (TX), 23; Rollins, 20; Cameron, 18; Missouri-St. Louis, 14; Ferris State, 12; Bellarmine, 11; Queens University of Charlotte, 10; Grand Canyon, 8; Northern Kentucky, 8; Saginaw Valley State, 7; Western New Mexico, 7; Pfeiffer, 6; Georgia Southwestern State, 5; Washburn, 5; UC-San Diego, 4; Hawaii-Hilo, 3; North Carolina-Pembroke, 3; Clayton State, 2; Northeastern State, 2; Midwestern State, 1.

Dropped From Ranking: Saint Martin's (#24)