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(NEW YORK, NY) — The Golf World/Nike Golf NJCAA DI College Preseason Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  Meridian moved up from No. 3 to take over the top spot in the NJCAA D-I men's coaches' poll.

Meridian finished 1st at the NJCAA District 4 Preview as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Holiday Inn Fall Invite in October.

Odessa (#2), Western Texas (#3), and New Mexico JC (#4) all moved into the top-5.  Odessa finished first at the NJCAA DI National Preview in Newton, KS.

No new teams entered this week's ranking.

Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington’s “Campus Insider” blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf:

NJCAA DI - November 2, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Meridian (5) 65 3
2 Odessa (1) 55 T6
3 Western Texas (1) 50 8
4 New Mexico JC 38 10
5 Central Alabama 35 4
6 Indian Hills 34 2
7 Darton 30 9
8 Brevard 28 1
9 Midland 21 T6
10 McLennan 12 5

Dropped From Ranking: None

Others Receiving Votes: Tri-County Tech, 6; Iowa Western, 4; Wallace State, 3; Hutchinson, 2; Faulkner State, 2.

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