NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 16, 2014) — 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 April 21, 2014 issue of Golf World. Barry University remained the unanimous choice for the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II men’s college coaches’ poll.
The Buccaneers earned all 16 first-place votes as they won their fifth tournament of the 2013-14 season at their home event at the end of last month. After voting closed, they also managed to win their conference championship as they prepared for the NCAA post-season in which they hope to defend their national title.
USC-Aiken moved from No. 5 to No. 2 in the most recent poll, with Lynn, CSU-Monterey Bay and Chico State rounding out the top five.
One new school found their way into the top 10: No. 10 West Florida. Three new programs jumped into the top 25: No. 20 Arkansas Tech, No. 24 Saint Leo and No. 25 Lee.
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Division II - April 16, 2014
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|7||Armstrong Atlantic State||269||7|
|8||Western New Mexico||258||10|
|16||Florida Institute of Technology||147||17|
|21||Missouri - St. Louis||74||22|
|22||Queens University of Charlotte||59||23|
|Dropped From Ranking: UC-San Diego, (#T20), Clayton State (#T24), Nebraska-Kearney (#T24)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Clayton State, 26; Central Oklahoma, 25; West Georgia, 24; Rollins, 22; Simon Fraser, 21; UC-San Diego, 18; Midwestern State, 18; Saginaw Valley State, 18; Colorado School of Mines, 17; Indianapolis, 17; Lincoln Memorial, 17; Mount Olive, 17; Grand Valley State, 16; Lander, 15; Cameron, 14; Newberry, 14; Oklahoma Christian, 13; Hawaii-Hilo, 12; Western Washington, 12; Dallas Baptist, 11; Colorado Christian, 10; North Georgia, 8; Dixie State, 7; Nebraska-Kearney, 7; Barton, 6; Northeastern State, 6; California Baptist, 5; Limestone, 3; Wayne State (MI), 3; Georgia Southwestern State, 2; Henderson State, 2; Lewis, 2; Valdosta State, 2;|