(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll of the spring season 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 May 2, 2011 issue of Golf World. After winning the Lone Star Conference title, its eighth victory of the 2010-11 season, Central Oklahoma has jumped to the No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men’s coaches’ poll, claiming eight of the 15 first-place votes.
The Broncos, previously ranked fourth, are the fourth different school to be atop the ranking during the season, joining Florida Southern, North Alabama and, most recently, Chico State, after stating the season 14th.
Lynn maintained its spot at No. 2, with former No. 1 Chico State falling to No. 3 but being the only other school to receive multiple first-place votes. West Florida and Abilene Christian are the other programs in the top five.
Just one school moved into the top 10 with the NCAA post-season looming: No. 10 CSU-Monterey Bay. Likewise only one new school moved into the top 25: No. Flager.
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Division II - April 27, 2011
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Prev.|
|1||Central Oklahoma (8)||342||4|
|3||Chico State (2)||330||1|
|4||West Florida (1)||319||3|
|5||Abilene Christian (1)||297||7|
|10||CSU-Monterey Bay (1)||254||12|
|Dropped From Ranking: Florida Southern (#22)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Florida Southern, 36; Queens University of Charlotte, 32; Valdosta State, 24; Cameron, 19; Missouri-St. Louis, 17; Drury, 16; Wayne State (MI), 12; Northern Kentucky, 11; Ashland, 10; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 9; Delta State, 8; St. Mary's (TX), 8; Bellarmine, 7; Georgia Southwestern State, 8; Ferris State, 6; Hawaii-Hilo, 6; Lewis, 6; Lander, 4; Northeastern State, 4; Rollins, 4; St. Edward's, 4; Concord, 3; Florida Institute of Technology, 3; Lincoln, 3; Midwestern State, 3; Washburn, 2; Wilmington, 2; Pfeiffer, 1.|