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South Carolina-Aiken Remains On Top in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Top three remains unchanged

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? By garnering eight of 14 first-place votes, South Carolina-Aiken continued to sit atop the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The top three remained unchanged with Cal. State-Bakersfield - which grabbed three first-place nods - and Florida Southern following the Pacers. Lynn and West Florida - who collected two first place votes - checked in at fourth and fifth, respectively.

 

Cal. State-Stanislaus rose two rungs to number six and was followed by Western Washington and Rollins - the holder of the last top nod. Columbus State and Armstrong Atlantic closed out this week?s top 10.

 

Central Oklahoma and Pfeiffer came in at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively, a slot ahead of this week?s biggest riser - Sonoma State - which flew up 12 positions. Cameron, Barry, Northeastern State, North Alabama, St. Edward?s, Washburn and Grand Canyon rounded out the top 20.

.Hawaii-Hilo sank five slots to check in at No. 21 while Coker dropped a rung to 22nd. Two previously-unranked teams - Florida Gulf Coast and St. Mary?s - came in at Nos. 23 and 24, respectively. Chico State fell 10 positions to close out the poll.

 

Delta State and Saint Martin?s dropped from the rankings.

 

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 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released April 6.

GCAA/Bridgestone Division II Coaches Poll

March 16, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Number of points Prev.

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 South Carolina-Aiken (8) 342 1

2 Cal. State-Bakersfield (3) 325 2

3 Florida Southern 304 3

4 Lynn 292 11

5 West Florida (2) 287 5

6 Cal. State-Stanislaus 272 8

7 Western Washington 242 T6

8 Rollins (1) 235 4

9 Columbus State 234 9

10 Armstrong Atlantic State 227 T6

11 Central Oklahoma 205 10

12 Pfeiffer 171 T12

13 Sonoma State 166 25

14 Cameron 146 T12

15 Barry 134 20

16 Northeastern State 122 24

17 North Alabama 109 19

18 St. Edward?s 108 14

19 Washburn 99 17

20 Grand Canyon 94 18

21 Hawaii-Hilo 64 16

22 Coker 59 T21

23 Florida Gulf Coast 51 NR

24 St. Mary?s (Texas) 50 NR

25 Chico State 45 15

 

Dropped From Rankings:

Delta State, Saint Martin?s

Others Receiving Votes:

Saint Martin?s 24, CSU-San Bernadino 19, Delta State 15, Valdosta State 14, Georgia College & State 13, Belmont Abbey 12, Winona State 12, Missouri Western State 11, Central Missouri State 7, North Carolina-Pembroke 7, Charleston 6, Western New Mexico 5, Eckerd 3, Wisconsin-Parkside 2, Ohio Valley 1, Tusculum 1

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