NORMAN, Okla. – West Florida climbed five spots to take over the No. 1 ranking in the Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Argonauts received eight first-place votes.
Florida schools dominated the top 10 ranking, claiming the top five spots in the poll with five different programs receiving first-place votes. Florida Southern stayed at No. 2 with four-first place tallies while Barry and Lynn received a No. 1 ballot each to rank third and fourth, respectively. Nova Southeastern was fifth. Chico State was sixth with one first-place vote. Preseason No. 1 Saint Leo dropped to seventh, despite four first-place ballots. USC Aiken, Lee and Missouri-St. Louis rounded out the top 10.
Rollins (#15), Valdosta State (#18), St. Mary’s (TX) (#19), Limestone (#T21) and Lander (#23) debuted in the top 25. CU-Colorado Springs, Georgia Southwestern State, Simon Fraser, West Georgia and Wilmington (DE) fell from the ranking.
Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Sept. 30
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||West Florida (8)||437||6|
|2||Florida Southern (4)||425||2|
|6||Chico State (1)||304||5|
|7||Saint Leo (4)||291||1|
|10||Missouri - St. Louis||208||16|
|19||St. Marys (TX)||109||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||CU-Colorado Springs (#25), Georgia Southwestern State (#14), Simon Fraser (#23), West Georgia (#T20), Wilmington (DE) (#T20)|
|Others Receiving Votes: St. Edward's, 71; Georgia Southwestern State, 69; Armstrong State, 47; Arkansas Tech, 45; Montevallo, 43; Lincoln Memorial, 42; Mount Olive, 40; Young Harris, 39; Ferris State, 38; West Georgia, 30; Wilminton (DE), 30; Newberry, 25; Simon Fraser, 24; Tusculum, 22; CU-Colorado Springs, 21; Findlay, 20; Western Washington, 20; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 19; St. Thomas Aquinas, 18; Coker, 17; Concordia (OR), 17; Grand Valley State, 17; Colorado School of Mines, 16; Indianapolis, 16; West Texas A&M, 15; Sonoma State, 14; Lenoir Rhyne, 13; CSU-Stanislaus, 10; Dallas Baptist, 10; Nebraska - Kearney, 10; UC-San Diego, 10; BYU-Hawaii, 9; Georgia College, 9; Newman, 8; Pfeiffer, 5; Southern New Hampshire, 5; Belmont Abbey, 4; Lake Superior State, 4; Ashland, 3; Colorado State-Pueblo, 2; Lewis, 2; Colorado Christian, 1; Dixie State, 1; Wayne State (MI), 1.|