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|
|8||South Carolina Aiken||307||8|
|17||West Georgia (1)||142||T-22|
|23||Grand Valley State||72||25|
|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.|