Nova Southeastern Takes Top Spot 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 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 April 1, 2013 issue of Golf World. The tight race for the No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men's coaches' poll continued with Nova Southeastern inching past Barry in the latest spring poll.

It's the second time this spring that the two schools have swapped the No. 1 and No. 2 ranking.

The Sharks held a slight 410-407 advantage in the overall vote despite receiving one less first-place vote (7 to 8) than the Buccaneers, who finished sixth in the last start, the Bobcat Invitational. In the same event the Sharks finished T-2, their seventh top-two finish in eight starts.

USC-Aiken and Florida Southern maintained their No. 3 and No. 4 ranking, respectively while Lynn moved up to the No. 5 spot, earning the last two of the 17 available first-place votes.

No new schools joined the top 10. Two programs moved into the top 25: No. 24 Barton and No. 25 St. Edward's.

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Division II - March 27, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Nova Southeastern (7) 410 2
2 Barry (8) 407 1
3 USC-Aiken 354 3
4 Florida Southern 347 4
5 Lynn (2) 323 7
6 Abilene Christian 321 5
7 North Alabama 301 6
8 CSU-Monterey Bay 269 9
9 Columbus State 265 10
10 Western Washington 204 8
11 Georgia College 201 11
T12 Armstrong Atlantic State 194 19
T12 Belmont Abbey 194 14
14 Hawaii-Hilo 161 13
15 CSU-Stanislaus 149 T16
16 Rollins 147 18
17 Grand Canyon 145 22
18 Central Oklahoma 131 12
19 West Florida 105 15
20 Coker 98 21
21 Colorado School of Mines 90 T16
22 Georgia Southwestern State 86 24
23 Chico State 84 20
24 Barton 80 NR
25 St. Edward's 45 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology, 35; Grand Valley State, 34; Indianapolis, 34; Wayne State (MI), 34; King College, 32; Oklahoma Christian, 25; Valdosta State, 21; Tiffin, 19; Sonoma State, 16; Newberry, 15; Saginaw Valley State, 15; Central Missouri, 13; Midwestern State, 13; Dallas Baptist, 10; Flagler, 10; Mount Olive, 10; Colorado State-Pueblo, 9; Missouri-St. Louis, 9; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 9; CSU-San Bernardino, 8; Ferris State, 6; Lincoln Memorial, 6; Bellarmine, 4; Clayton State, 4; Saint Leo, 4; CU-Colorado Springs, 3; Cameron, 2; North Georgia, 2; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 2; Adelphi, 1; Lander, 1; Lewis, 1; North Carolina-Pembroke, 1; Northeastern State, 1; UC-San Diego, 1.