Abilene Christian Remains Atop Golf World/Nike Golf DII 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 and the NAIA, will appear in the October 3, 2011 issue of Golf World.  Abilene Christian remained atop the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men’s coaches’ poll, earning four of the 16 available first-place votes.

The Wildcats have posted two runner-up finishes thus far in the fall season.

Central Oklahoma jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 in the most recent poll, earning six first-place votes after winning the Charles Coody West Texas Invitational and the Dornick Hills Classic.

Rounding out the top five are Lynn, Barry and Chico State.

No new teams joined the top 10. Three joined the top-25: UNC-Pembroke (T-22), Georgia Southwestern State (No. 24) and Belmont Abbey (No. 25).

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Division II - September 28, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Abilene Christian (4) 368 1
2 Central Oklahoma (6) 338 5
3 Lynn (2) 331 2
4 Barry (2) 330 4
5 Chico State 306 3
6 CSU-Monterey Bay (1) 261 6
7 West Florida (1) 260 7
8 North Alabama 246 9
9 Central Missouri 210 10
10 Western Washington 204 8
11 Barton 180 11
12 Sonoma State 179 12
13 Columbus State 170 13
T14 Georgia College 157 14
T14 Nova Southeastern 157 15
16 CSU-Stanislaus 137 17
17 South Carolina-Aiken 126 18
18 Armstrong Atlantic State 114 T19
19 Newberry 94 16
20 Florida Southern 92 21
21 Flagler 81 23
T22 Indianapolis 60 24
T22 North Carolina-Pembroke 60 NR
24 Georgia Southwestern State 59 NR
25 Belmont Abbey 54 NR

Dropped From Ranking: CU-Colorado Springs (T25), Grand Canyon (T25), Fort Lewis (T19), Hawaii-Hilo (22).




Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta State, 50; CU-Colorado Springs, 48; Fort Lewis, 43; Grand Canyon, 39; Hawaii-Hilo, 30; Queens University of Charlotte, 30; Colorado State-Pueblo; Florida Institute of Technology, 28; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 28; Northern Kentucky, 27; Cameron, 26; Ashland, 24; Delta State, 22; Carson-Newman, 21; St. Edward's, 18; Dixie State, 15; Colorado School of Mines, 14; Northwood (MI), 14; Rollins, 14; Bellarmine, 13; Saint Leo, 12; CSU-San Bernardino, 11; Grand Valley State, 11; Lander, 10; Northeastern State, 7; Dallas Baptist, 6; St. Thomas Aquinas, 5; Wayne State (MI), 5; Wilmington, 5; Missouri-St. Louis, 4; Mount Olive, 4; Midwestern State, 3; North Georgia, 3; Washburn, 3; Malone, 2; Western New Mexico, 2; Ferris State, 1.