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Posted Friday, March 4, 2005

 

USC-Aiken Still No.1 in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Pacers stay in top spot despite first loss of the season 

NORMAN, Okla. ? South Carolina-Aiken continued its hold on the top spot in the Division II GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll despite its seven-tournament winning streak being snapped by a tied for sixth finish at the AASU/Southbridge Pirate Invitational.  The Pacers earned eight first-place votes to stay at No. 1.

 

Cal. State-Bakersfield stayed in second while West Florida moved up one spot to third.  Central Oklahoma jumped seven places to fourth and Lynn bumped up two rungs to seventh.  Hawaii-Hilo - who was ranked second in the final fall poll - dropped from second to sixth despite receiving one first-place tally.  Seventh-ranked Rollins and No. 8 Georgia College & State University - who earned the final first-place vote - moved into the top 10 and are followed by Western Washington and UC-San Diego.

 

Columbus State made the biggest move in the poll, leaping 14 spots to No. 11.  Delta State and Grand Canyon also took big climbs in the poll - up six spots to Nos. 12 and 13, respectively.  Saint Martin's fell from the top 10 to No. 14 and is followed by Cameron, Barry, Valdosta State, Nova Southeastern and Armstrong Atlantic State.  Florida Gulf Coast suffered the biggest drop - plummeting 10 places to No. 20.

Florida Southern enters the poll at No. 21.  Northeastern State, Cal. State-Stanislaus, St. Mary's (Texas) and Chico State complete the top 25.

 

Coker fell from the ranking.

 

The GCAA/Bridgestone 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/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released March 25.

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - March 4, 2005

Rank University Points Prev.
1 South Carolina-Aiken (8) 267 1
2 Cal. State-Bakersfield (1) 239 2
3 West Florida 220 4
4 Central Oklahoma 216 11
5 Lynn 211 7
6 Hawaii-Hilo (1) 203 2
7 Rollins 197 12
8 Georgia College & State Univ. (1) 186 13
9 Western Washington 185 6
10 UC-San Diego 145 5
11 Columbus State 140 25
12 Delta State 129 18
13 Grand Canyon 125 19
14 Saint Martin's 117 9
15 Cameron 116 14
16 Barry 108 8
17 Valdosta State 96 17
18 Nova Southeastern 92 22
19 Armstrong Atlantic State 88 15
20 Florida Gulf Coast 87 10
21 Florida Southern 82 NR
22 Northeastern State 63 21
23 Cal. State-Stanislaus 42 16
24 St. Mary's (Texas) 32 24
25 Chico State 28 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dropped From Rankings: Coker

Others Receiving Votes: Coker 22, Ferris State 18, St. Cloud State 14, Barton 12, North Carolina-Pembroke 12, Pfeiffer 12, Washburn 12, St. Edward's 8, Kennesaw State 7, North Alabama 6, Western New Mexico 5, Winona State 4, Belmont Abbey 3, Central Arkansas 3, CSU-San Bernardino 3, Missouri Western State 3, Arkansas Tech 1

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