NEW YORK, NY —The first 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, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the March 4, 2013 issue of Golf World. Fresh off its win at the Matlock Collegiate Classic to open the spring, Barry jumped to the top of the first Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll of the spring.
The Buccaneers claimed six of 17 first-place votes to take over the No. 1 spot for the second time in the 2012-13 season.
Previous No. 1 Nova Southeastern dropped to No. 2 after finishing fifth in its spring opener, the Saint Leo Invitational. The Sharks still scored nine first-place votes.
USC-Aiken remained in the No. 3 spot, with Florida Southern and Abilene Christian rounding out the top five.
No new teams entered the top 10. Three new schools joined the top 25: No. 23 Florida Tech, No. 24 Georgia Southwestern State and No. 25 Newman.
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Division II - February 27, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Nova Southeastern (9)||396||1|
|6||North Alabama (1)||331||4|
|17||Colorado School of Mines||121||22|
|19||Armstrong Atlantic State||95||16|
|23||Florida Institute of Technology||68||NR|
|24||Georgia Southwestern State||51||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Barton (#25), Newberry (#21), Oklahoma Christian (#23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Barton, 46; Newberry, 45; Clayton State, 39; Oklahoma Christian 34; Indianapolis, 31; Central Missouri, 30; Valdosta State, 29; St. Edward's, 28; Grand Valley State, 20; Sonoma State, 19; Tiffin, 18; Wayne State (MI), 17; Kings College, 16; Saginaw Valley State, 16; Colorado State-Pueblo, 15; Mount Olive, 15; Union University, 14; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 13; Ferris State, 10; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 10; Arkansas Tech, 9; Washburn, 9; CU-Colorado Springs, 8; Queens University of Charlotte, 6; Carson-Newman, 5; UC-San Diego, 5; St. Thomas Aquinas, 5; Missouri-St. Louis, 4; St. Mary's (TX), 4; Erskine, 2; Flagler, 2; Adelphi, 1; Cameron, 1; Dixie State, 1; Lincoln Memorial, 1; North Carolina-Pembroke, 1.|