Barry Retains Top Ranking in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 16, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Two straight victories at the Bobcat Intercollegiate and the Buccaneer helped Barry remain the top ranked squad in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division II college coaches’ poll.

The Buccaneers have three victories on the season along with four runner-up performances to help them earn 11 of the 16 first-place votes.

Some shake up in the top five included Nova Southeastern jumping up to No. 2, while North Alabama moved to No. 3. Rounding out the top five are CSU-Stanislaus and Chico State.

New to the top 10 is UNC Pembroke at No. 10. New to the top 25 are Rollins at No. 23 and Wingate at No. 25.

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Division II - April 12, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Barry (11) 411 1
2 Nova Southeastern (1) 371 4
3 North Alabama (1) 359 6
4 CSU-Stanislaus (2) 354 3
5 Chico State 344 5
6 Lynn 320 2
7 Western Washington 258 10
8 Abilene Christian (1) 256 8
9 North Carolina-Pembroke 249 14
10 West Florida 243 7
11 Central Oklahoma 232 9
12 Hawaii-Hilo 209 13
13 St. Edwards 206 12
14 Florida Southern 172 17
15 Grand Canyon 162 11
16 South Carolina-Aiken 150 18
17 Armstrong Atlantic State 117 24
18 Sonoma State 116 15
19 Georgia Southwestern State 98 16
20 Georgia College 91 21
21 CU-Colorado Springs 83 20
22 Indianapolis 77 25
23 Rollins 64 NR
24 CSU-Monterey Bay 53 19
25 Wingate 51 NR
Dropped From Ranking:  Carson-Newman (#22), Central Missouri (#23)
Others Receiving Votes: Barton, 49; Central Missouri, 49; Carson-Newman, 45; Florida Institute of Technology, 38; Colorado School of Mines, 32; Columbus State, 30; Northern Kentucky, 28; Ferris State, 25; Belmont Abbey, 21; Newberry, 17; Ashland, 15; UC-San Diego, 15; Queens University of Charlotte, 15; Washburn, 13; Wilmington, 11; Bellarmine, 10; Midwestern State, 9; Cameron, 6; Dallas Baptist, 5; Missouri-St. Louis, 4; Valdosta State, 4; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 3; Northeastern State, 3; Western New Mexico, 3; CSU-East Bay, 1; Clayton State, 1; Drury, 1; Eckerd, 1.