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Arkansas Tech Holds on to No. 1 Ranking Bushnell/Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — For the second straight ranking Arkansas Tech held a slim lead atop Bushnell/Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. The Wonder Boys claimed 12 first-place votes.

Arkansas Tech nipped second-ranked Barry by three points - 447-444. The Buccaneers received six of the seven remaining first-place votes. Lynn stayed at No. 3 while West Florida dropped to fourth. Lincoln Memorial each moved up one spot to fifth and sixth, respectively. Georgia Southwestern fell two rungs to No, 7 and was followed by South Carolina Aiken and Central Missouri. Indianapolis climbed one place to crack the top 10.

Four squads made their rankings debut this season - Midwestern State (#19), Newberry (#22), Findlay (#24), and Delta State (#25). Limestone, North Georgia, Washburn, and Young Harris dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell/Golfweek Division II Coaches' Poll - October 8

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Arkansas Tech (12) 447 1
2 Barry (6) 444 4
3 Lynn 382 3
4 West Florida 358 2
5 Lincoln Memorial 335 6
6 Lee 332 7
7 Georgia Southwestern 323 5
8 South Carolina Aiken 307 8
9 Central Missouri 252 9
10 Indianapolis 246 11
11 Oklahoma Christian 234 T-14
12 Saint Leo 197 10
13 Henderson State 185 13
14 Columbus State 177 12
15 Florida Southern 158 18
16 Erskine 143 17
17 West Georgia (1) 142 T-22
18 Texas A&M-Commerce 138 T-14
19 Midwestern State 94 NR
20 Georgia College 87 16
21 Nova Southeastern 85 19
22 Newberry 73 NR
23 Grand Valley State 72 25
24 Findlay 71 NR
25 Delta State 54 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking: Limestone (#T-22); North Georgia (#24); Washburn (#20); Young Harris (#21)  
       
Others Receiving Votes: Limestone, 51; North Georgia, 51; Cal State San Marcos, 48; Washburn, 48; Belmont Abbey, 47; Flagler, 45; Chico State, 37; Western Washington, 37; Colorado Christian, 34; CSU Pueblo, 30; Young Harris, 29; Rogers State, 28; Southern Arkansas, 27; Carson-Newman, 25; Barton, 24; Lander, 24; Missouri-St. Louis, 24; Shorter, 24; Sonoma State, 21; Wayne State (MI), 19; Valdosta State, 18; Simon Fraser, 17; Florida Tech, 12; Rollins, 12; Saginaw Valley State, 12; Davis & Elkins, 11; St. Mary's (TX), 11; West Liberty, 11; CSU Monterey Bay, 8; Coker, 8; Lincoln (MO), 8; Clayton State, 7; Colorado Mesa, 7; Northeastern State, 6; Southern New Hampshire, 5; Cameron, 3; Tampa, 3; Coker, 2; Lenoir-Rhyne, 1; Virginia Union, 1; Wilmington, 1.

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