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Chico State Stays No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

 

Chico State Stays No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Wildcats tally 12 first-place votes

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Chico State earned 12 first-place votes to remain the nation?s top-ranked Division II men?s golf team in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Wildcats have held the No. 1 spot the entire spring season.

 

Cal. State-Stanislaus moved up two spots to second and third-ranked West Florida who had one first-place vote. Cal. State-Bakersfield dropped two places to fourth. Armstrong Atlantic earned the only other first-place vote to rank fifth. UC-San Diego climbed two places to sixth and is followed by South Carolina-Aiken, Hawaii-Hilo and Francis Marion. Florida Southern moved up five rungs to reenter the top 10.

 

St. Mary?s dropped two places to No. 11 and is followed by Pfeiffer, Western Washington, Coker and Northeastern State. Carson-Newman - along with Barton (No. 17), North Alabama (No. 21), Barry (No. 24) and Lynn (No. 15) - is one of five previously unranked teams to enter the top 25 and is ranked 16th. Delta State dropped two spots to No. 18. Rollins made the biggest jump in the poll, climbing six spots to No. 19 while Central Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 20.

 

Georgia College and State University fell one spot to No. 22. Cameron took the biggest fall in the rankings, tumbling nine spots to No. 23.

Central Arkansas, Columbus State, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State and Saint Martin?s were dropped from the rankings.

 

The Division II Precept Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of Division II coaches and administrators that are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division II Precept Coaches poll will be released April 15.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division II - April 8, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Chico State (12) 348 1
2 Cal. State-Stanislaus 322 4
3 West Florida (1) 306 3
4 Cal. State-Bakersfield 290 2
5 Armstrong Atlantic State (1) 261 7
6 UC-San Diego 252 8
7 South Carolina-Aiken 249 10
8 Hawaii-Hilo 231 5
9 Francis Marion 214 6
10 Florida Southern 203 15
11 St. Mary's 190 9
12 Pfeiffer 168 13
13 Western Washington 150 11
14 Coker 135 18
15 Northeastern State 133 20
16 Carson-Newman 121 NR
17 Barton 118 NR
18 Delta State 110 16
19 Rollins 98 25
20 Central Oklahoma 90 12
21 North Alabama 80 NR
22 Georgia College & State University 79 21
23 Cameron 73 14
24 Barry 70 NR
25 Lynn 60 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Columbus State 29, Central Arkansas 25, Grand Canyon 23, Kennesaw State 22, St. Edward's 21, Grand Valley State 15, Arkansas Tech 11, Saint Martin's 10, Ferris State 7, Saginaw Valley State 6, Wayne State 5, Bellarmine 4, Concord 4, Northern Kentucky 3, South Dakota 3, Valdosta State 3, Bryant College 2, Colorado-Colorado Springs 2, Findlay 2, Northwood 1

Dropped From Rankings: Central Arkansas, Columbus State, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State, Saint Martin's

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