NORMAN, Okla. – Two-time defending national champion South Mountain topped the ranking of the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Preseason Coaches Poll. The Cougars have held the No. 1 ranking for 18 straight rankings, dating back to the 2014-15 season.
Second-ranked Tyler JC received the remaining first-place vote. Mississippi Gulf Coast was third while last season’s co-runner-up Kirkwood ranked fourth. Mesa, Meridian, Murray State (OK), Owens, Copiah Lincoln and Illinois Central completed the top 10.
Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NJCAA Finals Finish|
|1||South Mountain (7)||79||1|
|2||Tyler JC (1)||69||T2|
|3||Mississippi Gulf Coast||59||4|
|7||Murray State (OK)||22||7|
|Others Receiving Votes: Walters State, 12; Kansas City Kansas CC, 6; Lackawanna, 6; Iowa Lakes, 5; Black Hawk, 4; Mott, 4; Rend Lake, 4; Abraham Baldwin, 1; Seminole, 1.|