(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 December 9, 2013 issue of Golf World. On the strength of two early fall victories, defending NCAA champion Barry University held on to the top spot in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll.
The Buccaneers earned seven of the 17 available first place votes to remain No. 1 after winning the Brickyard Crossing and Guy Harvey Invitational to start their defense of their national title.
USC-Aiken remained in the No. 2 spot, earning one first-place vote. Rising to No. 3 and 4 were West Florida and CSU-Monterey Bay, the schools grabbing seven and two first-place votes respectively. Rounding out the top five was Columbus State.
One new school joined the top 10: North Alabama, tied for No. 8. Four new programs joined the top 25: No. 14 Malone, No. 18 Queens U. of Charlotte, No. 21 Mount Olive and No. 23 West Georgia.
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Division II - December 9, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||South Carolina-Aiken (1)||379||2|
|3||West Florida (7)||370||9|
|4||CSU-Monterey Bay (2)||319||8|
|12||Armstrong Atlantic State||179||16|
|16||Missouri - St. Louis||132||17|
|18||Queens University of Charlotte||126||NR|
|20||Western New Mexico||110||23|
|Dropped From Ranking: Colorado School of Mines (#21), Indianapolis (#T24), Oklahoma Christian (#18), Western Washington (#20)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Colorado School of Mines, 53; Western Washington, 42; Florida Institute of Technology, 40; Oklahoma Christian, 40; UC-San Diego, 40; Lincoln Memorial, 37; Nebraska-Kearney, 36; Limestone, 31; Lee, 29; Central Oklahoma, 27; Indianapolis, 23; Grand Valley State, 19; Saginaw Valley State, 19; Carson-Newman, 11; North Georgia, 10; Ashland, 9; Georgia Southwestern State, 9; Sonoma State, 9; Valdosta State, 9; Wilmington, 9; Northeastern State, 8; Ohio Dominican, 7; Saint Leo, 7; Clayton State, 6; Arkansas Tech, 5; Dallas Baptist, 5; Newberry, 3; Colorado-Colorado Springs, 2; Concordia (St. Paul), 2; Montevallo, 2; California University of Pennsylvania, 1; St. Edwards, 1; St. Mary's (TX), 1.|