NORMAN, Okla. — South Mountain will open the season ranked No. 1 in the Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll. The Cougars tallied three first-place votes.
Defending national champion Parkland received two first-place votes and ranked second. Kirkwood checked in at No. 3 and was followed by Tyler JC, Iowa Central, Glendale, Meridian, and Mississippi Gulf Coast. Walters State and Des Moines Area tied for ninth.
Bushnell/Golfweek Division NJCAA Division II Coaches' Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NJCAA Finish|
|1||South Mountain (3)||48||2|
|8||Mississippi Gulf Coast||16||12|
|T-9||Des Moines Area||13||7|
|Dropped From Ranking: None|
|Others Receiving Votes: Mesa, 4; Southeast CC, 2.|