NORMAN, Okla. — West Florida will open the season ranked first in the Bushnell/Golfweek Division II Preseason Coaches Poll. The Argonauts claimed four first-place votes.
Defending national champion Arkansas Tech ranked second, despite receiving 10 first-place ballots. Last season's NCAA runner-up Georgia Southwestern was third. Lynn checked in at No. 4. Central Missouri and Barry each tallied a first-place vote and ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. Indianapolis was seventh followed by Lincoln Memorial and Lee. South Carolina Aiken carded the final first-place ballot and ranked No. 10.
Bushnell/Golfweek Division II Coaches' Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NCAA Finish|
|1||West Florida (4)||397||Semifinals|
|2||Arkansas Tech (10)||385||Champion|
|5||Central Missouri (1)||314||Quarterfinals|
|10||South Carolina Aiken||264||DNQ|
|Dropped From Ranking: None|
|Others Receiving Votes: Findlay, 36; Davis & Elkins, 31; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 31; Tampa, 27; Chico State, 25; Mount Olive, 25; Carson-Newman, 24; Delta State, 24; Florida Tech, 24; Lincoln (MO), 23; Grand Valley State, 20; Newberry, 19; Rollins, 18; Western Washington, 18; Colorado School of Mines, 17; Christian Brothers, 13; Simon Fraser, 13; Dallas Baptist, 12; North Greenville, 12; Flagler, 11; Rogers State, 11; Sonoma State, 10; St. Mary's (TX), 9; Missouri-St. Louis, 8; Virginia Union, 8; Harding, 7; Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 7; Saint Martins, 6; West Georgia, 4; CSU East Bay, 3; Fayetteville State, 2; Winona State, 2; Barton, 1; Holy Names, 1; IUP, 1; Wingate, 1.|