South Mountain Claims Top Ranking in Preseason GolfWorld/Nike Golf NJCAA DII Coaches Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The preseason Golf World/Nike Golf NJCAA DII coaches' poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  The complete results, including results from Divisions I, II, III, and NAIA will appear in the September 3, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Defending national champion South Mountain received the number one ranking in NJCAA D-II men's coaches' poll, receiving all first-place votes.

The Cougars held the top spot in every poll during the 2011-12 season.  They are the only team to ever receive the top ranking in the history of the NJCAA DII GolfWorld/Nike Golf Coaches Poll.

Tyler Junior College and John A. Logan, who tied for second at the 2012 NJCAA DII National Championship, landed in the second and third spots, respectively.

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NJCAA DII - August 29, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points 2012 NJCAA DII Finish
1 South Mountain (7) 70 1
2 Tyler JC 59 T2
3 John A. Logan 57 T2
4 Mississippi Gulf Coast 43 5
5 Walters State JC 34 6
6 Southeast CC 30 4
7 Mesa 19 T10
8 Kirkwood CC 17 9
9 Mott CC 14 8
10 Southeastern CC 10 N/A
Dropped From Ranking: N/A
Others Receiving Votes: Columbus State, 7; Rend Lake, 6; Black Hawk, 5; Murray State, 5; East Mississippi, 3; Seminole, 3; Des Moines Area, 2; Iowa Lakes, 1.