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, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 1, 2013 issue of Golf World. The tight race for the No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men's coaches' poll continued with Nova Southeastern inching past Barry in the latest spring poll.
It's the second time this spring that the two schools have swapped the No. 1 and No. 2 ranking.
The Sharks held a slight 410-407 advantage in the overall vote despite receiving one less first-place vote (7 to 8) than the Buccaneers, who finished sixth in the last start, the Bobcat Invitational. In the same event the Sharks finished T-2, their seventh top-two finish in eight starts.
USC-Aiken and Florida Southern maintained their No. 3 and No. 4 ranking, respectively while Lynn moved up to the No. 5 spot, earning the last two of the 17 available first-place votes.
No new schools joined the top 10. Two programs moved into the top 25: No. 24 Barton and No. 25 St. Edward's.
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Division II - March 27, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Nova Southeastern (7)||410||2|
|T12||Armstrong Atlantic State||194||19|
|21||Colorado School of Mines||90||T16|
|22||Georgia Southwestern State||86||24|
|Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology, 35; Grand Valley State, 34; Indianapolis, 34; Wayne State (MI), 34; King College, 32; Oklahoma Christian, 25; Valdosta State, 21; Tiffin, 19; Sonoma State, 16; Newberry, 15; Saginaw Valley State, 15; Central Missouri, 13; Midwestern State, 13; Dallas Baptist, 10; Flagler, 10; Mount Olive, 10; Colorado State-Pueblo, 9; Missouri-St. Louis, 9; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 9; CSU-San Bernardino, 8; Ferris State, 6; Lincoln Memorial, 6; Bellarmine, 4; Clayton State, 4; Saint Leo, 4; CU-Colorado Springs, 3; Cameron, 2; North Georgia, 2; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 2; Adelphi, 1; Lander, 1; Lewis, 1; North Carolina-Pembroke, 1; Northeastern State, 1; UC-San Diego, 1.|