(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World. Barry hasn’t finished worse than second in any tournament since last October, a record that helped the school become the fourth different program to claim the No. 1 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division II coaches’ poll in the most recent voting.
The Buccaneers earned five of the 14 available first-place votes to jump past Lynn and CSU-Stanislaus, who were tied for first in the last poll.
Lynn fell to No. 2, earning one first-place vote, while CSU-Stanislaus dropped to No. 3, but claimed three first-place votes.
Three other programs earned at least one first-place vote in the latest poll: No. 4 Nova Southeastern (1), No. 5 Chico State (3) and No. 6 North Alabama (1).
New to the top 10 is North Alabama. Two schools joined the top 25: No. 23 Central Missouri and No. 25 Indianapolis.
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Division II - March 22, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|4||Nova Southeastern (1)||299||7|
|5||Chico State (3)||298||6|
|6||North Alabama (1)||295||13|
|16||Georgia Southwestern State||127||5|
|24||Armstrong Atlantic State||58||25|
|Dropped From Ranking: Barton (#21), Wingate (#19)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology, 45; Barton, 42; Rollins, 37; Columbus State, 31; Newberry, 27; Belmont Abbey, 23; Wilmington, 23; Wingate, 19; Coker, 18; Queens University of Charlotte, 16; Colorado School of Mines, 15; Pfeiffer, 15; Ferris State, 14; UC-San Diego, 10; Missouri-St. Louis, 10; Valdosta State, 10; Flagler, 9; Findlay, 8; Ashland, 7; CSU-East Bay, 6; Lincoln Memorial, 6; Northeastern State, 5; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 4; Midwestern State, 4; Northern Kentucky, 4; Bellarmine, 3; Cameron, 2; Washburn, 2; Dallas Baptist, 1; Northwood University (MI), 1.|