(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 October 21, 2013 issue of Golf World. Defending NCAA champion Barry University, winners of its first two events in the 2013-14 college season, kept hold hold of the top spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.
The Buccaneers were victorious at the Brickyard Crossing and Guy Harvey Invitational to earn 16 of the 17 available first-place votes.
USC-Aiken move up to grab the No. 2 spot after winning the Firestone Invitational last month against a field of 16 Division I squads. Lynn University moved to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five are Central Missouri and Nova Southeastern, the two schools sharing space at No. 4.
No. 18 Oklahoma Christian earned the remaining first-place vote.
Two new teams joined the top 10: No. 6 Chico State and No. 7 Columbus State. Three new programs moved into the top 25: No. 22 Lander, No. 23 Western New Mexico and California Baptist, which tied for No. 24.
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Division II - October 16, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|16||Armstrong Atlantic State||118||18|
|17||Missouri - St. Louis||110||9|
|18||Oklahoma Christian (1)||108||21|
|21||Colorado School of Mines||85||16|
|23||Western New Mexico||69||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking: Central Oklahoma (#17), Mount Olive (#24), St. Mary's University (TX) (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Clayton State, 55; Dallas Baptist, 49; Mount Olive, 45; Malone, 37; Central Oklahoma, 36; Sonoma State, 32; Lincoln Memorial, 31; Saint Leo, 27; Queens University of Charlotte, 23; Grand Valley State, 22; Saginaw State, 20; Lee, 18; Nebraska-Kearney, 18; Northeastern State, 16; Midwestern State, 14; Arkansas State, 13; Colorado Christian, 12; St. Mary's University (TX), 11; Florida Institute of Technology, 10; Limestone, 10; Valdosta State, 10; Coker, 9; Erskine, 8; Ashland, 7; North Georgia, 7; Dixie State, 6; North Carolina-Pembroke, 6; Ohio Dominican, 6; Cameron, 5; Newberry, 5; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 5; Adelphi, 4; Carson-Newman, 2; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2; Wilmington, 2; CSU-East Bay, 1; Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1; Wingate, 1.|