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South Carolina-Aiken Holds Off Hawaii-Hilo in Latest GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Seven points separate top two teams

NORMAN, Okla. ? South Carolina-Aiken continued its run as the top rated team in Division II men?s golf by picking up seven first-place votes in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Hawaii-Hilo continued to close the gap between itself and the number one spot - now down to just seven points - by checking in with five first-place votes.

Cal State-Bakersfield climbed one slot to the number three position. West Florida - who grabbed a single first-place vote - came in at fourth, just ahead of UC-San Diego and Western Washington. Lynn debuted in the poll at seven by picking up the remaining two first-place votes. Barry, Saint Martin?s and Florida Gulf Coast complete the top 10.

Central Oklahoma and Rollins each moved up two spots to Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Georgia College & State Univ., Cameron and Armstrong Atlantic State round out the top 15. Cal. State-Stanislaus slid 10 spots to No. 16 while Valdosta State dropped seven rungs to No. 17. Delta State and Grand Canyon each came down a single slot to Nos. 18 and 19, respectively. Chico State continued to slip in the rankings, checking in at No. 20.

Northeastern State stayed at No. 21 while Nova Southeastern debuted in the poll at No. 22. Coker falls from No. 19 to No. 23 while St. Mary?s (Texas) and Columbus round out the top 25.

Florida Southern and St. Cloud State 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 in the spring.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - Nov. 3, 2004

Rank University Points Prev.
1 South Carolina-Aiken (7) 359 1
2 Hawaii-Hilo(5) 352 2
3 Cal. State-Bakersfield 336 4
4 West Florida (1) 322 5
5 UC-San Diego 260 8
6 Western Washington 258 3
7 Lynn (2) 246 NR
8 Barry 220 15
9 Saint Martin's 211 12
10 Florida Gulf Coast 206 9
11 Central Oklahoma 201 13
12 Rollins 183 14
13 Georgia College & State  Univ. 163 16
14 Cameron 158 20
15 Armstrong Atlantic State 153 7
16 Cal. State-Stanislaus 152 6
17 Valdosta State 147 10
18 Delta State 146 17
19 Grand Canyon 118 18
20 Chico State 95 11
21 Northeastern State 93 21
22 Nova Southeastern 81 NR
23 Coker 79 19
24 St. Mary's (Texas) 56 22
25 Columbus State 44 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Rankings: Florida Southern, St. Cloud State

Others Receiving Votes: Ferris State 41, Francis Marion 27, St. Cloud State 25, North Carolina-Pembroke 18, Washburn 18, Carson-Newman 16, Pfeiffer 15, Barton 13, Cal. State-San Bernardino 13, North Alabama 10, Florida Southern 8, Central Arkansas 7, Northern Kentucky 7, Western New Mexico 6, Arkansas Tech 4, Clarion 2, Eckerd 1, Presbyterian 1, St. Edward's 1

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