Barry Maintains Number One Ranking in Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, 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 21, 2012 issue of Golf World.  While grabbing only two of the available 11 first-place votes, Barry maintained its place atop the final Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division II coaches’ poll of the spring.

Three victories in the 2011-12 season as a well as nine top-three finishes in 11 starts help secure the favorite label for the Buccaneers as they head to the NCAA Championship this week at the Cardinal Club GC in Louisville.

Also holding firm in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are Nova Southeastern, with five first-place votes, and CSU-Stanislaus, with a single number one vote. No. 4

Chico State and No. 10 Georgia College are the other two programs to receive at least one first-place vote.

New to the top 10 are USC-Aiken, No. 9, and Georgia College at No. 10. Four new schools joined the top 25: No. 17 Colorado School of Mines; No. 20 Florida Tech; No. 22 Washburn; and No. 25 CSU-Monterey Bay.

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Division II - May 16, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Barry (2) 262 1
2 Nova Southeastern (5) 258 2
3 CSU-Stanislaus (1) 241 3
4 Chico State (2) 237 6
5 UNC-Pembroke 198 8
6 Lynn 191 5
7 North Alabama 186 4
8 Western Washington 176 9
9 South Carolina-Aiken 166 13
10 Georgia College (1) 157 16
11 West Florida 143 7
T12 Central Oklahoma 137 11
T12 Grand Canyon 137 15
14 Abilene Christian 135 10
15 Central Missouri 123 24
16 St. Edwards 119 12
17 Colorado School of Mines 116 NR
18 Florida Southern 76 14
19 Georgia Southwestern State 64 19
20 Florida Institute of Technology 63 NR
21 Armstrong Atlantic State 47 18
22 Washburn 45 NR
23 Indianapolis 39 20
24 Rollins 32 T25
25 CSU-Monterey Bay 26 NR
Dropped From Ranking:  
Barton (#21), CU-Colorado Springs (#T25), Hawaii-Hilo (#17), Sonoma State (#22), Wigate (#23)
Others Receiving Votes: Wingate, 24; CU-Colorado Springs, 23; Barton, 20; Cameron, 16; Carson-Newman, 15; Ferris State, 15; UC-San Diego, 14; Wilmington, 12; Hawaii-Hilo, 10; Northern Kentucky, 10; Columbus State, 7; Eckerd, 7; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 7; Midwestern State, 6; Bellarmine, 4; Sonoma State, 4; Dixie State, 2; Northeastern State, 2; Queens University of Charlotte, 2; Colorado State-Pueblo, 1.