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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Columbus State Still No. 1 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

CSU grabs eight first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla.

? Columbus State continued its stay atop the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll as the top-ranked team in Division II men?s golf. CSU grabbed eight of 10 first-place votes to strengthen its hold on No. 1.

Florida Southern stayed at No. 2 while West Florida moved up one space to third. Valdosta stayed earned a first-place vote to climb two places fourth and fifth-ranked Cal. State Stanislaus carded the final first-place ballot. Armstrong Atlantic State and Barry tied at sixth and were followed by South Carolina-Aiken, Nova Southeastern and Chico State.

St. Edward?s moved up from 17th to No. 11 while Western Washington CSU-San Bernardino, Lynn and Abilene Christian filled slots 12-15. Grand Canyon jumped six spots to No. 16. Georgia College & State Univ. and Washburn checked at Nos. 17 and 18, respectively. North Alabama and Presbyterian tied at No. 19.

Central Oklahoma remained at No. 21 while Cameron, Belmont Abbey, USC-Upstate and Eckerd completed the top 25.

Northeastern State, Pfeiffer, Rollins and Sonoma State 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 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released Nov. 16.

GCAA/BridgestoneDivisionI CoachesPoll

October 26, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 Columbus State (8) 247 1
2 Florida Southern 222 2
3 West Florida 220 4
4 Valdosta State (1) 195 6
5 Cal. State Stanislaus (1) 191 9
T6 Armstrong Atlantic State 178 3
T6 Barry 178 10
8 South Carolina-Aiken 163 7
9 Nova Southeastern 142 14
10 Chico State 132 13
11 St. Edward?s 126 17
12 Western Washington 124 5
13 CSU-San Bernardino 122 T25
14 Lynn 109 8
15 Abilene Christian 88 T25
16 Grand Canyon 85 22
17 Georgia Coll. & State Univ. 82 19
18 Washburn 77 NR
T19 North Alabama 63 20
T19 Presbyterian 63 T25
21 Central Oklahoma 60 21
22 Cameron 47 16
23 Belmont Abbey 41 15
24 USC-Upstate 40 12
25 Eckerd 38 24

Dropped from Rankings: Northeastern State (#T25) Pfeiffer (#18), Rollins (#11), Sonoma State (#23)

Others Receiving Votes: Rollins 37, Northern Kentucky 36, Florida Gulf Coast 25, Northeastern State 18, St. Mary?s (Texas) 15, Lander 13, Sonoma State 12, Pfeiffer 11, Coker 9, Ferris State 9, North Carolina-Pembroke 7, Colorado-Colorado Springs 5, Newberry 5, Catawba 4, Florida Tech 3, Hawaii-Hilo 3, Clayton Coll. & State Univ. 2, Arkansas Tech 1

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