NORMAN, Okla. – Defending national champion Saint Leo will begin the season as the top-ranked team in the Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Lions received 12 of 19 first-place votes.
Florida Southern tallied one first-place vote and is second. Lynn was the only team other than Saint Leo to appear on multiple No. 1 ballots with four and is third. Barry and West Florida also received first-place votes and bracket fifth-ranked Chico State. Seventh-ranked Nova Southeastern, USC Aiken, Central Missouri and CSU Monterey Bay round out the top 10.
Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NCAA Finals Finish|
|1||Saint Leo (12)||449||Champion|
|2||Florida Southern (1)||417||Semifinals|
|6||West Florida (1)||379||Quarterfinals|
|14||Georgia Southwestern State||155||DNQ|
|16||Missouri - St. Louis||120||DNQ|
|Others Receiving Votes: BYU-Hawaii, 72; Sonoma State, 72; Dallas Baptist, 64; Tiffin, 58; St. Thomas Aquinas, 46; Limestone, 45; Western New Mexico, 42; Lincoln Memorial, 37; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 37; Indianapolis, 33; Lander, 30; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 24; Valdosta State, 23; Armstrong State, 22; Arkansas Tech, 19; Georgia College, 19; St. Edward's, 13; Western Washington, 13; Southern New Hampshire, 10; Le Moyne, 9; Cameron, 8; Ferris State, 8; St. Mary's (TX), 8; Concordia College (NY), 7; CSU-Stanislaus, 7; Mount Olive, 7; Rollins, 7; CSU-East Bay, 6; Newberry, 6; Grand Valley State, 5; Bellarmine, 4; CSU-San Bernardino, 4; North Greenville, 4; Dominican (NY), 3; Catawba, 2; Colorado Christian, 2; Colorado State-Pueblo, 2; Washburn, 2; Young Harris, 2; Colorado School of Mines, 1; CSU-San Marcos, 1; Henderson State, 1; Wingate, 1.|