NORMAN, Okla. – West Florida received 14 first-place votes to become the unanimous top-ranked team in the Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. The Argonauts placed first in the Golfrank Invitational and second in the Copperhead Championship since the previous ranking.
Lynn and Florida Southern stayed at Nos. 2 and 3, picking up one and four first-place votes, respectively. Fourth-ranked Nova Southeastern and No. 5 Florida Tech both moved up a spot. Newberry was sixth. Chico State jumped into the top 10 at No. 7. No. 8 Columbus State was followed by Limestone and top 10 newcomer CSU Monterey Bay.
CSU San Marcos (#20), Sonoma State (#17), St. Edward’s (#23) and Texas A&M Commerce debuted in the ranking. Central Missouri, Grand Valley State, Missouri - St. Louis and Rollins dropped from the top 25.
The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released November 17.
Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Oct. 20
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|1||West Florida (14)||446||1|
|3||Florida Southern (4)||426||3|
|10||CSU Monterey Bay||269||14|
|14||Texas A&M Commerce||180||NR|
|20||CSU San Marcos||115||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Central Oklahoma (#21), Grand Valley State (#24), Missouri - St. Louis (#22), Rollins (#25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Carson-Newman, 59; Central Oklahoma, 56; Grand Valley State, 56; Valdosta State, 51; Coker, 42; Missouri - St. Louis, 39, Wayne State (MI), 34; Lincoln Memorial, 26; Colorado School of Mines, 22; Indianapolis, 21; Arkansas - Fort Smith, 20; Regis, 20; Saginaw Valley State, 15; Barton, 12; Rollins, 12; CSU East Bay, 10; Georgia Southwestern State, 10; Clayton State, 9; Colorado Christian, 9; Oklahoma Christian, 9; Winona State, 9; Lindenwood, 8; Colorado State - Pueblo, 6; Flagler, 6; Missouri Western State, 6; Concordia (OR), 5; Georgia College, 5; Lincoln, 5; Minnesota State - Mankato, 5; Delta State, 4; Dallas Baptist, 3; Erskine, 3; Harding, 3; Stanislaus State, 3; Hillsdale, 2; St. Mary's (TX), 2; Bellarmine, 1; UC San Diego, 1; Ferris State, 1.|