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South Carolina-Aiken continues its run as the top-ranked team in men?s Division II golf after picking up 11 first-place votes in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Hawaii-Hilo - who earned three first-place votes - jumped up 10 spots to second.

Western Washington also soared up the rankings all the way from No.16 to third. Cal. State-Bakersfield remains in fourth despite garnering two first-place votes. West Florida, Cal. State-Stanislaus, Armstrong Atlantic State, UC-San Diego, Florida Gulf Coast and previously unranked Valdosta State round out the top 10.

Chico State dropped third to No. 11 while Saint Martin?s and Central Oklahoma debut in the poll at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively. They are followed by Rollins, Barry, Georgia College & State Univ. and Delta State. Grand Canyon also entered the poll for the first time this season, debuting at No. 18. Coker and Cameron to finish round out the top 20.

Northeastern State comes in at No. 21 while St. Mary?s dropped from No. 11 to No. 22. Florida Southern and St. Cloud State enter the poll at No. 23 and No. 25, respectively, while Columbus State slides in at No. 24.

Carson-Newman, Francis Marion, Lynn, North Alabama and Pfeiffer were dropped from the rankings.

The GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division II GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll will be released Nov 4.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - Oct. 14, 2004

Rank University Points Prev.
1 South Carolina-Aiken(11) 380 1
2 Hawaii-Hilo(3) 331 12
3 Western Washington 306 16
4 Cal. State-Bakersfield(2) 272 4
5 West Florida 269 2
6 Cal. State-Stanislaus 264 6
7 Armstrong Atlantic State 248 5
8 UC-San Diego 241 8
9 Florida Gulf Coast 209 25
10 Valdosta State 206 NR
11 Chico State 187 3
12 Saint Martin's 164 NR
13 Central Oklahoma 158 NR
14 Rollins 157 T21
15 Barry 156 7
16 Georgia College & State Univ. 153 13
17 Delta State 143 17
18 Grand Canyon 140 NR
19 Coker 139 14
20 Cameron 125 18
21 Northeastern State 103 19
22 St. Mary's 102 11
23 Florida Southern 91 NR
24 Columbus State 64 15
25 St. Cloud State 60 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Rankings: Carson-Newman, Francis Marion, Lynn, North Alabama, Pfeiffer

Others Receiving Votes: Ferris State 55, Francis Marion 51, Central Arkansas 39, Lynn 38, North Alabama 35, Carson-Newman 32, CSU-San Bernadino 27, Barton 26, Pfeiffer 26, Washburn 26, North Carolina-Pembroke 20, Kennesaw State 17, Northern Kentucky 16, Presbyterian 14, Arkansas Tech 12, St. Edward's 12, Abilene Christian 11, Nova Southeastern 8, Bryant 7, Winona State 7, Northern Colorado 6, Belmont Abbey 5, Missouri Western State 5, Lewis 3, Colorado-Colorado Springs 2, Catawba 1, St. Thomas Aquinas 1

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