(NEW YORK, NY)—The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources ofGolf 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 September 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. Barry University, victorious in its 2013-14 season opener at the Brickyard Crossings Invitational, kept hold of the top spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.
The Buccaneers earned 14 of the 15 available first-place votes as they look to defend their 2013 NCAA title.
Nova Southeastern remained in the No. 2 spot with USC-Aiken, Lynn and Florida Southern rounding out the top five.
Three new teams jumped into the top 10: No. 7 North Alabama, No. 8 Central Missouri, who earned the other first-place vote, and No. 9 Missouri-St. Louis.
Three new teams also moved into the top 25: No. 22 Flagler, No. 24 Mount Olive and No. 25 St. Mary's (Texas).
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Division II - September 25, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|8||Central Missouri (1)||232||15|
|9||Missouri - St. Louis||200||18|
|16||Colorado School of Mines||115||NR|
|18||Armstrong Atlantic State||112||20|
|25||St. Mary's University (TX)||37||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking: Barton (#T21), Bellarmine (#25), Belmont Abbey (#T21), CU-Colorado Springs (#17)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Arkansas Tech, 36; Florida Institute of Technology, 35; Saint Leo, 35; North Carolina-Pembroke, 34; Sonoma State, 28; CU-Colorado Springs, 26; Colorado State-Pueblo, 24; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 24; Barton, 22; Nebraska-Kearney, 22; Valdosta State, 22; Cameron, 21; Grand Valley State, 21; Lindenwood, 19; Bellarmine, 18; Wayne State (MI), 18; St. Edward's, 17; Limestone, 15; West Georgia, 15; Clayton State, 12; Coker, 12; Fort Hays State, 11; Lenoir-Rhyne, 11; St. Thomas Aquinas, 11; West Texas A&M, 10; California Baptist, 9; Northeastern State, 8; Georgia Southwestern State, 7; Harding, 7; Belmont Abbey, 5; Ferris State, 5; Newberry, 5; Erskine, 4; Adelphi, 3; Carson-Newman, 3; Midwestern State, 3; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 2; Wilmington, 2; Colorado Mesa, 1.|