Defending Champ Saint Leo Tops Bushnell Golfweek Division II Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Defending national champion Saint Leo will begin the season as the top-ranked team in the Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Lions received 12 of 19 first-place votes.

Florida Southern tallied one first-place vote and is second. Lynn was the only team other than Saint Leo to appear on multiple No. 1 ballots with four and is third. Barry and West Florida also received first-place votes and bracket fifth-ranked Chico State. Seventh-ranked Nova Southeastern, USC Aiken, Central Missouri and CSU Monterey Bay round out the top 10.

Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finals Finish
1 Saint Leo (12) 449 Champion
2 Florida Southern (1) 417 Semifinals
3 Lynn (4) 410 Semifinals
4 Barry (1) 389 Quarterfinals
5 Chico State 380 Runner-Up
6 West Florida (1) 379 Quarterfinals
7 Nova Southeastern 354 DNQ
8 South Carolina-Aiken 266 T16
9 Central Missouri 260 11
10 CSU-Monterey Bay 245 DNQ
11 California Baptist 206 Quarterfinals
12 Lee 191 DNQ
13 North Alabama 190 DNQ
14 Georgia Southwestern State 155 DNQ
15 Central Oklahoma 142 9
16 Missouri - St. Louis 120 DNQ
17 Columbus State 117 DNQ
18 Oklahoma Christian 107 14
19 Carson-Newman 102 DNQ
T20 West Georgia 91 Quarterfinals
T20 Wilmington (DE) 91 Quarterfinals
22 Flagler 87 DNQ
23 Simon Fraser 86 DNQ
24 Florida Tech 78 DNQ
25 CU-Colorado Springs 77 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: BYU-Hawaii, 72; Sonoma State, 72; Dallas Baptist, 64; Tiffin, 58; St. Thomas Aquinas, 46; Limestone, 45; Western New Mexico, 42; Lincoln Memorial, 37; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 37; Indianapolis, 33; Lander, 30; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 24; Valdosta State, 23; Armstrong State, 22; Arkansas Tech, 19; Georgia College, 19; St. Edward's, 13; Western Washington, 13; Southern New Hampshire, 10; Le Moyne, 9; Cameron, 8; Ferris State, 8; St. Mary's (TX), 8; Concordia College (NY), 7; CSU-Stanislaus, 7; Mount Olive, 7; Rollins, 7; CSU-East Bay, 6; Newberry, 6; Grand Valley State, 5; Bellarmine, 4; CSU-San Bernardino, 4; North Greenville, 4; Dominican (NY), 3; Catawba, 2; Colorado Christian, 2; Colorado State-Pueblo, 2; Washburn, 2; Young Harris, 2; Colorado School of Mines, 1; CSU-San Marcos, 1; Henderson State, 1; Wingate, 1.