(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 season 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 31, 2014 issue of Golf World. Barry University, winners of four team titles to date in the 2013-14 season, held on to the top spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men's college coaches' poll.
The Buccaneers earned 18 of the 19 available first-place votes having finished no worse than second in any event during the spring campaign as they aim to defend their NCAA title.
Lynn University remains No. 2 in the ranking, with CSU-Monterey Bay, Chico State and USC-Aiken rounding out the top five. No. 6 Central Missouri was the only other squad to receive a first-place vote.
Two new programs moved up into the top 10: No. 9 CSU-Stanislaus and No. 10 Western New Mexico.
Four schools made their way into the top 25: No. 18 Sonoma State, St. Edward's and UC-San Diego, both tied at No. 20 and Clayton State, which earned a share of the No. 24 spot.
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Division II - March 26, 2014
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|6||Central Missouri (1)||392||5|
|7||Armstrong Atlantic State||343||9|
|10||Western New Mexico||246||16|
|17||Florida Institute of Technology||123||19|
|T20||St. Edward's University||86||NR|
|22||Missouri - St. Louis||84||17|
|23||Queens University of Charlotte||72||18|
|T24||Nebraska - Kearney||66||25|
|Dropped From Ranking: California Baptist (#23), Lincoln Memorial (#24), Mount Olive (#21), West Georgia (#22)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Simon Fraser, 58; Colorado School of Mines, 44; Dixie State, 43; Hawaii-Hilo, 37; Saint Leo, 36; Mount Olive, 30; Arkansas Tech, 27; West Georgia, 27; Lee, 24; Central Oklahoma, 23; Rollins, 21; Indianapolis, 20; Dallas Baptist, 19; Saginaw Valley State, 19; Grand Valley State, 18; Lander, 18; Oklahoma Christian, 16; Henderson State, 15; Valdosta State, 12; Cameron, 9; Saint Thomas Aquinas, 9; Colorado Mesa, 6; Midwestern State, 5; Northeastern State, 5; Ohio Dominican, 3; Newberry, 2; Western Washington, 2; California Baptist, 1; Limestone, 1; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 1; Wilmington, 1.|