Nova Southeastern Top Team 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 May 6, 2013 issue of Golf World. Nova Southeastern held on to the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.

The Sharks earned 10 of the available 14 first-place votes, having won three times this season as they prepare to defend their NCAA title later this month.

In the No. 2 spot is Barry, which earned the remaining four first-place votes after beating Nova Southeastern by one stroke in the Sunshine State Conference Championship last month.

Rounding out the top five are No. 3 USC-Aiken and Florida Southern and Lynn, which tied for the No. 4 spot.

No new teams joined the top 10. Two new programs joined the top 25: No. 23 Missouri-St. Louis and No. 25 Midwestern State.

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Division II - May 1, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Nova Southeastern (10) 346 1
2 Barry (4) 321 2
3 South Carolina-Aiken 298 3
T4 Florida Southern 273 6
T4 Lynn 273 5
6 CSU-Monterey Bay 254 4
7 North Alabama 230 9
8 Abilene Christian 211 7
9 Columbus State 207 10
10 Western Washington 202 8
11 Grand Canyon 186 11
12 CSU-Stanislaus 184 12
13 Belmont Abbey 162 14
14 Armstrong Atlantic State 151 13
15 Georgia College 119 15
16 West Florida 111 18
17 Hawaii-Hilo 104 17
18 Central Oklahoma 103 T19
19 Barton 94 16
20 Colorado School of Mines 87 21
21 Rollins 79 T19
22 Georgia Southwestern State 71 22
23 Missouri - St. Louis 49 NR
24 Chico State 42 25
25 Midwestern State 38 NR
Dropped From Ranking: Coker (#23), Mount Olive (#24)
Others Receiving Votes: Coker, 25; Wayne State (MI), 33; Indianapolis, 29; Ferris State, 28; Grand Valley State, 24; Mount Olive, 22; Bellarmine, 21; Sonoma State, 21; Tiffin, 20; CU-Colorado Springs, 19; Cameron, 18; Newberry, 15; Valdosta State, 11; Florida Institute of Technology, 10; Oklahoma Christian, 9; Dallas Baptist, 8; Lincoln Memorial, 8; Central Missouri, 6; Northeastern State, 5; UC-San Diego, 3; Lewis, 3; Pfeiffer, 2; St. Edward's, 2; Wisconsin-Parkside, 2; North Georgia, 1.