Defending Champ Nova Southeastern No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Division II Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending national champion Nova Southeastern received 16 first-place votes to debut atop the the Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Division II Coaches Poll. The Sharks were also ranked No. 1 in the final seven regular season polls last season.

NCAA runner-up Lynn received two first-place votes and is ranked second. USC Aiken is third. Fourth-ranked Barry received the final first-place vote. Central Missouri and Florida Southern are tied at No. 5 and followed by Saint Leo, Chico State, Simon Fraser and CSU-Monterey Bay.

All eight teams that advanced to medal-match play at last spring’s NCAA Championships are ranked in the top 10.

Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

NCAA Finals Finish

1

Nova Southeastern (16)

472

1

2

Lynn (2)

435

2

3

USC Aiken

390

Quarterfinals

4

Barry (1)

348

10

T5

Central Missouri

344

Semifinals

T5

Florida Southern

344

Quarterfinals

7

Saint Leo

343

Semifinals

8

Chico State

335

Quarterfinals

9

Simon Fraser

300

Quarterfinals

10

CSU Monterey Bay

291

9

11

Central Oklahoma

234

11

12

Flagler

212

DNQ

13

Columbus State

180

DNQ

14

West Florida

179

DNQ

15

Missouri-St. Louis

147

12

16

West Georgia

141

DNQ

17

North Alabama

139

DNQ

18

Western New Mexico

135

DNQ

19

Georgia Southwestern State

111

DNQ

20

Florida Tech

105

DNQ

21

Indianapolis

74

14

22

Sonoma State

70

15

23

Limestone

68

DNQ

24

Cameron

61

DNQ

25

Wingate

56

DNQ

Others Receiving Votes: Georgia College, 54; IUP, 53; Erskine, 42; Armstrong State, 39; St. Edward’s, 37; Dixie State, 30; Tiffin, 27; CU-Colorado Springs, 26; Chestnut Hill, 21; Valdosta State, 21; Colorado School of Mines, 20; Lake Superior State, 20; Lewis, 19; Rollins, 17; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 17; Charleston, 16; Grand Valley State, 16; Lander, 16; Mount Olive, 16; Oklahoma Christian, 16; Arkansas Tech, 15; CSU Stanislaus, 14; West Texas A&M, 12; Wilmington, 11; Lincoln Memorial, 10; CSU East Bay, 9; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 8; Emmanuel (GA), 7; Western Washington, 7; Le Moyne, 6; CUP, 5; Belmont Abbey, 4; Malone, 4; Queens, 4; California Baptist, 3; Midwestern State, 3; Pfeiffer, 3; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 3; Coker, 2; Northeastern State, 2; North Greenville, 2; Clayton State, 1; Dallas Baptist, 1; Ferris State, 1; West Liberty, 1