NORMAN, Okla. — Barry University received 20 first-place votes in the third Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll of the season and are the new No. 1 in the country.
West Florida ranks second, followed by third-ranked Georgia Southwestern State, who tallied one first place vote, while Arkansas Tech is ranked fourth with one first-place vote. USC Aiken jumps up five spots to earn a spot in the top five.
Lynn, Oklahoma Christian, Simon Fraser, St. Mary’s (TX), and Lee round out the top ten.
Central Missouri (#13), Colorado School of Mines (#14), Delta State (#15), Concordia (OR) (#17), Midwestern State (#21), Findlay (#22), and Washburn (#24) all join the ranking.
CSU Monterey Bay, Dixie State, Lander, Limestone, Missouri-St. Louis, Rollins, Western Washington, and Young Harris all fell from the poll.
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|3||Georgia Southwestern State (1)||494||7|
|4||Arkansas Tech (1)||481||16|
|9||St. Marys (TX)||356||9|
|14||Colorado School of Mines||266||NR|
|17||Concordia University (OR)||228||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking: Cal State-Monterey Bay (#18); Dixie State (#21); Lander (#15); Limestone (#22); Missouri-St. Louis (#19); Rollins (#T-25); Western Washington (#23); Young Harris (#T-25)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Wayne State (MI), 72; Dixie State, 59; Sonoma State, 59; Stanislaus State, 56; Western Washington, 52; Limestone, 49; Lander, 47; Clayton State, 46; Cal State-Monterey Bay, 44; Queens University of Charlotte, 41; Henderson State, 36; Rollins, 36; Valdosta State, 36; Newberry, 34; Young Harris, 34; Mount Olive, 33; Carson-Newman, 29; Flagler, 24; Missouri-St. Louis, 24; Georgia College, 19; Southern Wesleyan, 19; Winona State, 18; West Georgia, 14; Central Oklahoma, 11; Grand Valley State, 11; North Georgia, 10; Indianapolis, 9; Saint Anslem, 9; Anderson (SC), 7; Tiffin, 7; Colorado-Colorado Springs, 6; Trevecca Nazarene, 6; Erskine, 5; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5; Tampa, 5; Belmont Abbey, 4; Lenoir Rhyne, 4; Lindenwood, 4; Northeastern State, 4; Catawba, 3; Barton, 2; Northwood University (MI), 1; Wingate, 1.|