(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 November 12, 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. Nova Southeastern finished the fall season with a win and four runner-up finishes, propelling the Sharks to the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school claimed 13 of 16 available first-place votes to jump from its No. 2 ranking in the last poll.
Previously No. 1 Barry fell just one spot to the No. 2 position, and earned two first-place votes. The Buccaneers had one win and two second-place showings in five fall starts.
Rounding out the top five are Abilene Christian (which received the remaining first-place vote), North Alabama, and USC-Aiken.
Four new teams joined the top 25: No. 20 Rollins, No. 21 Belmont Abbey, No. 24 West Florida and No. 25 Barton.
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Division II - November 1, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Nova Southeastern (13)||389||2|
|3||Abilene Christian (1)||295||3|
|13||Armstrong Atlantic State||168||16|
|19||Colorado School of Mines||111||13|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Delta State (#22), Flagler (#24), Georgia Southwestern State (#25), St. Edward's (#18)|
|Others Receiving Votes: St. Edward's, 60; Newberry, 58; Central Missouri, 51; Grand Valley State, 40; Indianapolis,39; Clayton State, 34; Wayne State (MI), 32; Missouri-St. Louis, 28; CSU-East Bay, 26; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 26; Sonoma State, 25; St. Mary's (TX), 21; Ferris State, 20; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 18; North Carolina-Pembroke, 17; Carson-Newman, 16; Tiffin, 16; Colorado State-Pueblo, 15; Saginaw Valley State, 14; Dixie State, 13; Georgia Southwestern State, 13; Dallas Baptist, 11; Drury, 11; Bellarmine, 10; CU-Colorado Springs, 10; Erskine, 9; North Georgia College, 9; Washburn, 9; St. Thomas Aquinas, 8; Valdosta State, 8; Adelphi, 7; Montevallo, 7; Florida Institute of Technology, 6; UC-San Diego, 5; Queens University of Charlotte, 5; Flagler, 4; Incarnate Word, 4; Arkansas Tech, 2; Eckerd, 1; Northeastern State, 1.|