NORMAN, Okla. – Lynn captured 12 first-place votes to move to No. 1 in the Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Fighting Knights are the third team to hold the top spot in three rankings this season.
Florida Southern stayed at second for the third-straight ranking and earned two first-place votes. Barry remained at third. Former No. 1 West Florida dropped three spots to fourth and tallied three first-place ballots. Nova Southeastern was fifth while Missouri-St. Louis jumped four spots to No. 6. Preseason No. 1 Saint Leo grabbed the remainin first-place vote and is seventh. Eight-ranked North Alabama, Florida Tech and USC Aiken round out the top 10.
Ferris State (#15), Newberry (#17), CSU East Bay (#23) and Lincoln Memorial (#25) debuted in the top 25. Carson-Newman, Limestone, Oklahoma Christian and St. Mary’s (TX) fell from the ranking.
Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Oct. 21
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Florida Southern (2)||400||2|
|4||West Florida (3)||387||1|
|6||Missouri - St. Louis||295||10|
|7||Saint Leo (1)||283||7|
|20||CSU Monterey Bay||123||13|
|23||CSU East Bay||71||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Carson-Newman (#T21), Limestone (#T21), Oklahoma Christian (24), St. Mary's (TX) (#19)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Sonoma State, 41; Limestone, 34; Simon Fraser, 31; West Georgia, 31; Mount Olive, 28; Arkansas Tech, 21; St. Mary's (TX), 21; Grand Valley State, 19; Indianapolis, 18; Saginaw Valley State, 17; Northern Michigan, 16; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 16; Young Harris, 15; Carson-Newman, 12; Coker, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 10; Oklahoma Christian, 10; Southern New Hampshire, 10; St. Edward's, 10; Newman, 9; St. Thomas Aquinas, 9; Tiffin, 9; Armstrong State, 8; Georgia College, 8; Lewis, 8; Queens University of Charlotte, 8; Findlay, 7; Pfeiffer, 7; CU-Colorado Springs, 6; Colorado School of Mines, 6; Georgia Southwestern State, 6; Henderson State, 6; Montevallo, 3; Western Washington, 3; Bellarmine, 2; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 2; CSU San Marcos, 1; Delta State, 1; Maryville, 1; Wilmington (DE), 1.|