NORMAN, Okla. — Lynn University received 11 first-place votes in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, to remain ranked No. 1 in the country.
Florida Southern ranks second after earning two first-place votes, followed by third-ranked West Florida, who tallied three first place votes, while Barry is ranked fourth with three first-place votes. Georgia Southwestern State joined the poll for the first time this season, earning one first-place vote.
Saint Leo, Oklahoma Christian, Georgia Southwestern State, Simon Fraser, St. Mary’s (TX), and USC Aiken round out the top 10.
Georgia Southwestern State (#7), Simon Fraser (#8), Lander (#15), Lee (#17), St. Edwards (#20) joined the poll for the first time, while Carson-Newman, Grand Valley State, Newberry, and Sonoma State all fell from the rankings.
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Florida Southern (2)||452||4|
|3||West Florida (3)||412||3|
|7||Georgia Southwestern State (1)||229||NR|
|9||St. Marys (TX)||211||10|
|18||Cal State-Monterey Bay||151||13|
|19||Missouri - St. Louis||150||11|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Carson-Newman (#18); Grand Valley State (#24); Newberry (#25); Sonoma State (#23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta State, 95; Flagler, 87; Central Missouri, 70; Concordia (OR), 70; Carson-Newman, 69; Findlay, 69; Wayne State (MI), 59; Sonoma State, 54; Midwestern State, 48; Newberry, 39; Lindenwood, 34; Delta State, 32; Mount Olive, 32; Colorado School of Mines, 26; Barton, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; Clayton State, 21; Washburn, 21; Grand Valley State, 20; Winona State, 20; Southern Arkansas, 17; Stanislaus State, 17; Southern Wesleyan, 15; Henderson State, 13; Northeastern State, 13; Indianapolis, 12; Western New Mexico, 12; King, 11; Wingate, 9; Central Oklahoma, 8; Coker, 8; Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 8; Ferris State, 5; Le Moyne, 4; Cal State-San Marcos, 3; St. Thomas Aquinas, 3; Southern New Hampshire, 2; Trevecca Nazarene, 2.|