Lynn University claims top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Lynn University received 15 first place votes in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, finding themselves ranked No. 1 after their second consecutive Division II National Championship.

Barry University ranks second after receiving five first place votes, followed by West Florida, Florida Southern, and Lincoln Memorial to round out the top five.

Nova Southeastern earns the sixth-place ranking, while Chico State, Florida Tech, Western Washington, and St. Mary’s (TX) all earn a spot in the top 10 of the season’s opening poll.

DII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Tournament Finish
1 Lynn (14) 459 Champion
2 Barry (5) 448 Quarterfinalist
3 West Florida 444 Semifinalist
4 Florida Southern (1) 393 Semifinalist
5 Lincoln Memorial 333 Runner-Up
6 Nova Southeastern 318 DNQ
7 Chico State 288 DNQ
8 Florida Tech 284 DNQ
9 Western Washington 261 DNQ
10 St. Marys (TX) 213 DNQ
11 Missouri - St. Louis 210 10
12 Saint Leo 207 T-15
13 Cal State-Monterey Bay 204 Quarterfinalist
14 Arkansas Tech 196 Quarterfinalist
15 Oklahoma Christian 194 DNQ
16 Limestone 190 DNQ
17 Young Harris 179 DNQ
18 Carson-Newman 151 DNQ
19 South Carolina-Aiken 134 T-12
20 Rollins 107 DNQ
21 Columbus State 105 DNQ
22 Dixie State 77 9
23 Sonoma State 69 18
24 Grand Valley State 67 11
25 Newberry 66 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Lindenwood, 64; Indianapolis, 61; Simon Fraser, 61; Lee, 50; Trevecca Nazarene, 43; Henderson State, 42; Lander, 42;  Midwestern State, 42; Georgia Southwestern State, 36; Voldosta State, 34; Flagler, 33;  Central Missouri, 28; Barton, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 26; Mount Olive, 25; Clayton State, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; West Georgia, 20; Western New Mexico, 19; Delta State, 17; UC San Diego, 14; CSU-San Bernardino, 13; Washburn, 12; St. Edwards, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 9; Oklahoma Baptist, 9; Colorado School of Mines, 8; North Greenville, 7; St. Thomas Aquinas, 7; Winona State, 7; Catawba, 6; Christian Brothers, 6; Maryville, 6; Texas-Tyler, 6; Georgia College, 5; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5; Walsh, 5; Coker, 4; Franklin Pierce, 4; Stanislaus State, 4; Wingate, 4; Mars Hill, 3; Newman, 3; Northeastern State, 3; Hawaii-Hilo, 2; Wayne State (MI), 2; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1.