Barry Remains Top Team in Golf World/Nike Golf DII 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 30, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Barry stayed atop the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division II coaches’ poll, earning seven of the 15 available first-place votes.

The Buccaneers have claimed three titles during the 2011-12 season, winning the Nova Southeastern Invitational, Bobcat Intercollegiate and Buccaneer Invitational.

Finishing second in the most recent poll is Nova Southeastern, which grabbed six first-place votes. The Sharks defended their team title at the Sunshine State Conference Championship for their third win of the season.

Also in the top five are No. 3 CSU-Stanislaus, which earned the remaining two first-place votes, No. 4 North Alabama and No. 5 Lynn.

No new teams appear in the top 10. No. 21 Barton and No. 24 Central Missouri join the top 25.

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Division II - April 25, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Barry (7) 361 1
2 Nova Southeastern (6) 359 2
3 CSU-Stanislaus (2) 335 4
4 North Alabama 323 3
5 Lynn 316 6
6 Chico State 297 5
7 West Florida 265 10
8 North Carolina-Pembroke 260 9
9 Western Washington 259 7
10 Abilene Christian 206 8
11 Central Oklahoma 195 11
12 St. Edwards 180 13
13 South Carolina-Aiken 161 16
14 Florida Southern 148 14
15 Grand Canyon 141 15
16 Georgia College 130 20
17 Hawaii-Hilo 110 12
18 Armstrong Atlantic State 104 17
19 Georgia Southwestern State 82 19
20 Indianapolis 58 22
21 Barton 53 NR
22 Sonoma State 53 18
23 Wingate 51 25
24 Central Missouri 47 NR
T25 CU-Colorado Springs 42 21
T25 Rollins 42 23
Dropped From Ranking: CSU-Monterey Bay (#24)
Others Receiving Votes: Northern Kentucky, 37; Florida Institute of Technology, 28; Colorado School of Mines, 27; Ferris State, 27; Carson-Newman, 26; Columbus State, 25; CSU-Monterey Bay, 20; Newberry, 14; Queens University of Charlotte, 12; Bellarmine, 11; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 11; Flagler, 8; Northwood (Mich.), 8; Wilmington, 8; Ashland, 7; Belmont Abbey, 7; Colorado State-Pueblo, 5; Eckerd, 5; Wayne State (Mich.), 4; King, 2; Midwestern State, 2; Missouri-St. Louis, 2; Washburn, 1.