South Mountain Grabs Top Ranking in Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – South Mountain claimed three first-place votes and moved to the top of the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll. Cougars overtook preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Mississippi Gulf Coast, who also earned three first-place ballots, by a single point.

Kirkwood moved up four spots to third and was followed by Tyler JC and Meridian. Sixth-ranked Murray State (OK) tallied the remaining first-place tally. Parkland ranked seventh while Walters State and Mesa were eighth and ninth, respectively. Black Hawk debuted in the poll at No. 10.

Abraham Baldwin dropped from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll - Sept. 28

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Ranking
1 South Mountain (3) 66 T2
2 Mississippi Gulf Coast (3) 65 1
3 Kirkwood CC 44 7
4 Tyler JC 43 5
5 Meridian 40 T2
6 Murray State (OK) (1) 38 6
7 Parkland CC 27 4
8 Walters State JC 15 9
9 Mesa 13 8
10 Black Hawk CC 11 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking: Abraham Baldwin (#10)  
       
Others Receiving Votes: Southeast CC, 6; Copiah-Lincoln, 5; Des Moines Area, 5; Rend Lake CC, 4; Abraham Baldwin, 2; North Central Missouri College, 1.