(NEW YORK, NY)—The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll of the 2013 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, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the May 20, 2013 issue of Golf World. Nova Southeastern, set to defend its NCAA title next week at Hershey (Pa.) CC, is the unanimous choice for the No. 1 ranking in the final spring Golf World/Nike Golf Division II coaches' poll.
The Sharks earned all 15 first-place votes after winning the South/Southeast Regional last week for their fourth win of the 2012-13 season. In 11 starts this year, the team has finish first or second 10 times.
Barry held on to the No. 2 spot in the ranking as it also secured a place at nationals last week. Florida Southern moved up to the No. 3 spot with CSU-Monterey Bay and Lynn rounding out the top five.
Two new teams joined the top 10: Grand Canyon, which tied for seventh, and No. 10 Central Oklahoma. Four new teams joined the top 25: No. 12 Central Missouri, No. 14 CU-Colorado Springs, No. 23 Indiana U. (Pa.) and No. 25. Southwestern Oklahoma State.
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Division II - May 15, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Nova Southeastern (15)||375||1|
|18||Missouri - St. Louis||93||23|
|T20||Armstrong Atlantic State||87||14|
|23||Indiana University of PA||69||NR|
|25||Southwestern Oklahoma State||59||NR|
|Colorado School of Mines (#20), Georgia Southwestern State (#22), Midwestern State (#25), Rollins (#21)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Bellarmine, 55; Wilmington, 36; Rollins, 34; Midwestern State, 31; Georgia Southwestern State, 29; California University of PA, 24; Grand Valley State, 16; Sonoma State, 16; Colorado School of Mines, 14; Northeastern State, 10; St. Edward's, 9; Indianapolis, 8; Valdosta State, 8; Millersville, 7; Mount Olive, 7; Cameron, 6; Oklahoma Christian, 5; North Georgia, 4; Ferris State, 4; St. Thomas Aquinas, 4; Dallas Baptist, 3; Newberry, 3; Florida Institute of Technology, 2; Clayton State, 1; Lewis, 1.|