Barry New 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 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 October 8, 2012 issue of Golf World. A victory at the Brickyard Crossing and a runner-up finish at the Flagler Col. Jennison Memorial propelled Barry into the top spot of the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.

The Buccaneers earned eight of 17 first-place votes to move up from the No. 2 position they occupied in the preseason poll.

Nova Southeastern, the defending NCAA D-II champion, claimed the No. 2 spot, earning three first-place votes. The Sharks were the preseason No. 2 in the Golf World/Nike Golf poll, and have finished second in their two tournaments to start the 2012-13 season.

Abilene Christian jumped into the No. 3 spot, while North Alabama and Western Washington round out the top five.

Five new schools join the top 25: No 20. Coker, No. 21 Hawaii-Hilo, No. 22 Delta State, No. 23 Oklahoma Christian, No. 24 Flagler.

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Division II - October 3, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Barry (8) 408 2
2 Nova Southeastern (3) 374 1
3 Abilene Christian (2) 306 13
4 North Alabama 288 12
5 Western Washington 262 9
6 Chico State (1) 245 3
7 South Carolina-Aiken (1) 232 5
8 CSU-Monterey Bay 216 17
9 Lynn 214 6
10 CSU-Stanislaus 207 4
11 Georgia College 193 9
12 Central Oklahoma 172 7
13 Colorado School of Mines 149 20
14 West Florida 138 11
15 Grand Canyon 126 19
16 Armstrong Atlantic State 123 23
17 Florida Southern 112 15
18 St. Edwards 107 14
19 Columbus State 105 24
20 Coker 90 NR
21 Hawaii-Hilo 88 NR
22 Delta State 86 NR
23 Oklahoma Christian 74 NR
24 Flagler 73 NR
25 Georgia Southwestern State 72 21
Dropped From Ranking: Barton (#22), Central Missouri (#10), Indianapolis (#16), North Carolina-Pembroke (#18), Washburn (#25).
Others Receiving Votes: Union University (2), 68; Central Missouri, 65; Indianapolis, 62; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 57; St. Mary's University (TX), 57; Washburn, 52; Missouri-St. Louis, 49; Barton, 43; North Carolina-Pembroke, 43; Rollins, 40; Belmont Abbey, 36; Sonoma State, 36; Grand Valley State, 35; CU-Colorado Springs, 33; Newberry, 33; Florida Institute of Technology, 32; Newman, 30; Montevallo, 24; Bellarmine, 22; CSU-San Bernardino, 22; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 22; Colorado State-Pueblo, 20; Ferris State, 20; Cameron, 18; Colorado Mesa, 16; Valdosta State, 16; Erskine, 15; Wayne State (MI), 15; Eckerd, 13; Saginaw Valley State, 12; Carson-Newman, 9; Clayton State, 9; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 8; Saint Leo, 6; Lincoln Memorial, 5; Texas A&M Commerce, 4; Arkansas Tech, 3; Concord, 3; Dallas Baptist, 3; Tusculum, 2; Wingate, 2; Wilmington, 1.