Barry New Number One in Golf World/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 World magazine, 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 March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Barry hasn’t finished worse than second in any tournament since last October, a record that helped the school become the fourth different program to claim the No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division II coaches’ poll in the most recent voting.

The Buccaneers earned five of the 14 available first-place votes to jump past Lynn and CSU-Stanislaus, who were tied for first in the last poll.

Lynn fell to No. 2, earning one first-place vote, while CSU-Stanislaus dropped to No. 3, but claimed three first-place votes.

Three other programs earned at least one first-place vote in the latest poll: No. 4 Nova Southeastern (1), No. 5 Chico State (3) and No. 6 North Alabama (1).

New to the top 10 is North Alabama. Two schools joined the top 25: No. 23 Central Missouri and No. 25 Indianapolis.

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Division II - March 22, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Barry (5) 342 3
2 Lynn (1) 341 T1
3 CSU-Stanislaus (3) 326 T1
4 Nova Southeastern (1) 299 7
5 Chico State (3) 298 6
6 North Alabama (1) 295 13
7 West Florida 252 9
8 Abilene Christian 249 10
9 Central Oklahoma 233 4
10 Western Washington 204 8
11 Grand Canyon 183 24
12 St. Edwards 154 23
13 Hawaii-Hilo 153 14
14 North Carolina-Pembroke 144 18
15 Sonoma State 135 11
16 Georgia Southwestern State 127 5
17 Florida Southern 125 17
18 South Carolina-Aiken 114 15
19 CSU-Monterey Bay 86 20
20 CU-Colorado Springs 84 12
21 Georgia College 74 22
22 Carson-Newman 66 16
23 Central Missouri 63 NR
24 Armstrong Atlantic State 58 25
25 Indianapolis 53 NR
Dropped From Ranking:  Barton (#21), Wingate (#19)
Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology, 45; Barton, 42; Rollins, 37; Columbus State, 31; Newberry, 27; Belmont Abbey, 23; Wilmington, 23; Wingate, 19; Coker, 18; Queens University of Charlotte, 16; Colorado School of Mines, 15; Pfeiffer, 15; Ferris State, 14; UC-San Diego, 10; Missouri-St. Louis, 10; Valdosta State, 10; Flagler, 9; Findlay, 8; Ashland, 7; CSU-East Bay, 6; Lincoln Memorial, 6; Northeastern State, 5; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 4; Midwestern State, 4; Northern Kentucky, 4; Bellarmine, 3; Cameron, 2; Washburn, 2; Dallas Baptist, 1; Northwood University (MI), 1.