Abilene Christian Number One in Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Preaseson Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Preseason 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, III and the NAIA, will appear in the September 5, 2011 issue of Golf World.   Abilene Christian enters the 2011-12 season as the No. 1 ranked team in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II preseason coaches’ poll.

The Wildcats won five tournaments a year ago and finished no worse than fourth in any of their 13 starts, reaching the Final Four of the NCAA Championship. They claimed three of 18 first-place votes.

Lynn, last year’s NCAA runner-up, claims the second spot in the preseason poll, also earning three first-place votes. Rounding out the top five are Chico State, Barry and Central Oklahoma, each receiving at least one first-place vote.

Defending NCAA champion CSU-Monterey Bay sits in the No. 6 spot, having earned six first-place votes.

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Division II - August 31, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points 2011 NCAA Finish
1 Abilene Christian (3) 382 T3
2 Lynn (3) 376 2
3 Chico State (1) 370 N/A
4 Barry (2) 368 9
5 Central Oklahoma (3) 342 T5
6 CSU-Monterey Bay (6) 332 1
7 West Florida 316 N/A
8 Western Washington 267 N/A
9 North Alabama 259 N/A
10 Central Missouri 256 T3
11 Barton 254 T5
12 Sonoma State 248 T11
13 Columbus State 210 10
14 Georgia College 202 N/A
15 Nova Southeastern 185 N/A
16 Newberry 177 T5
17 CSU-Stanislaus 172 N/A
18 South Carolina-Aiken 146 N/A
T19 Armstrong Atlantic State 118 N/A
T19 Fort Lewis 118 T5
21 Florida Southern 116 N/A
22 Hawaii-Hilo 92 T11
23 Flagler 89 N/A
24 Indianapolis 66 N/A
T25 CU-Colorado Springs 60 N/A
T25 Grand Canyon 60 N/A




Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina-Pembroke, 59; Cameron, 56; Valdosta State, 46; Colorado State-Pueblo, 33; Missouri-St. Louis, 31; Dixie State, 29; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 25; Rollins, 19; Florida Institute of Technology, 18; CSU-San Bernardino, 16; Delta State, 14; Drury, 14; Grand Valley State, 14; Lander, 14; Belmont Abbey, 13; Carson-Newman, 12; Wayne State (MI), 12; Saginaw Valley State, 11; Georgia Southwestern, 10; St. Edwards, 10; Colorado School of Mines, 9; Colorado Christian, 7; Dallas Baptist, 7; Mount Olive, 7; Northern Kentucky, 7; Northeastern State, 5; St. Thomas Aquinas, 5; Newman, 4; North Georgia, 4; Bellarmine, 3; Western New Mexico, 3; Midwestern State, 2; Saint Leo, 2; Washburn, 2; Hawaii Pacific, 1.