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Posted Friday, April 15, 2005

 

USC-Aiken Keeps Commanding Lead in GCAA/Bridgestone Poll

Pacers earn 11 first-place votes 

NORMAN, Okla. ? South Carolina-Aiken picked up 11 first-place nods to retain its lead atop the latest GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The defending Division II national champion, the Pacers have held the top spot the entire season.

 

Cal. State-Bakersfield once again came in at the number two position, followed by Central Oklahoma, who grabbed a first-place vote of its own. West Florida dropped a spot to number four while Rollins jumped four rungs to fifth. Hawaii-Hilo and Georgia College & State Univ., who grabbed the last first-place vote, each fell two slots to numbers six and seven, respectively. Western Washington, Armstrong Atlantic and Lynn closed out this week?s top ten.

 

Barry jumped two spots to check in at No. 11, followed by Cal. State-Stanislaus, Delta State, Cameron and Grand Canyon. Florida Southern and UC-San Diego each slipped two rungs to come in at Nos. 14 and 15, respectively. Columbus State flew up four slots to No. 18 while North Alabama and Chico State each rose a position to complete the top 20.

Saint Martin?s, Florida Gulf Coast, Coker, Pfeiffer and Northeastern State round out the poll.

 

Nova Southeastern and St. Edward?s each fell from the poll this week.

 

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 May 6.

 

 

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - April 15, 2005

Rank University Points Prev.
1 South Carolina-Aiken (11) 323 1
2 Cal. State-Bakersfield 282 2
3 Central Oklahoma (1) 270 7
4 West Florida 255 3
5 Rollins College 254 9
6 Hawaii-Hilo 244 4
7 Georgia College & State Univ. (1) 241 5
8 Western Washington 222 6
T9 Armstrong Atlantic State 207 18
T9 Lynn 207 8
11 Barry 170 13
12 Cal. State-Stanislaus 159 17
13 Delta State 156 11
14 Cameron 150 10
15 Grand Canyon 145 12
16 Florida Southern 132 14
17 UC-San Diego 128 15
18 Columbus State 100 22
19 North Alabama 91 20
20 Chico State 83 21
21 Saint Martin's College 70 19
22 Florida Gulf Coast 58 16
23 Coker College 39 NR
24 Pfeiffer University 38 NR
25 Northeastern State 27 25

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Rankings: Nova Southeastern, St. Edward's

Others Receiving Votes: Francis Marion 24, St. Edward's 24, Barton 18, St. Mary's (Texas) 18, Nova Southeastern 17, North Carolina-Pembroke 15, Valdosta State 15, Presbyterian 5, Catawba College 4, CSU-San Bernadino 4, Ferris State 4, Carson-Newman 3, St. Cloud State 3, Western New Mexico 3, Winona State 3, Arkansas Tech 2, Eckerd 2, Southwestern Oklahoma State 2, Central Arkansas 1, Indiana University (Pa.) 1, Washburn 1

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