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Polls 2019-20

South Mountain Unanimous No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Preseason Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — The defending National Champion South Mountain Cougars will open the season as the No. 1 team in the country after unanimously receiving all seven first place votes.

Mississippi Gulf Coast ranks second, followed by Kirkwood, with 2019 National Runner-up Walter State checking in at fourth.

Murray State, Parkland, Meridian, Black Hawk, Tyler, and Mesa round out the top-ten.

NJCAA DII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NJCAA D 2 National Champ
1 South Mountain (7) 70 Champion
2 Mississippi Gulf Coast  55 3
3 Kirkwood CC 52 4
4 Walters State JC 49 Runner-Up
T-5 Murray State 28 8
T-5 Parkland CC 28 5
7 Meridian 25 9
8 Black Hawk CC 21 6
9 Tyler JC 17 T-12
10 Mesa 12 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Abraham Baldwin, 11; Rend Lake, 9; Copiah Lincoln, 4; Des Moines Area, 3; North Central Missouri College, 1.

Midland No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Preseason Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Midland will open the season ranked first in the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll. The Chaps received two first-place votes.

Defending National Champions Central Alabama come in as the second ranked team in the country after receiving four first place votes.

Indian Hills was third followed by New Mexico JC, Eastern Florida State, Iowa Western, Odessa, Calhoun, and Ranger. Hutchison and Wallace State tied for tenth.

NJCAA DI Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NJCAA D1 Tournament Finish
1 Midland (2) 52 3
2 Central Alabama (4) 51 Champion
3 Indian Hills 48 Runner-Up
4 New Mexico JC 39 4
5 Eastern Florida State 28 T-7
6 Iowa Western 24 T-7
7 Odessa 20 T-9
8 Calhoun 18 5
9 Ranger 16 6
T-10 Hutchinson 11 12
T-10 Wallace State 11 T-9
       
Others Receiving Votes: McLennan, 9; Dodge City, 3.  

Illinois Wesleyan top team in Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Coming off a National Championship run Illinois Wesleyan University will open the 2019-20 season as the No. 1 team in the country after receiving 13 first place votes in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

In addition to Illinois Wesleyan, two other teams received first place votes – second ranked Emory (5), and third ranked Huntingdon (1). Rounding out the top ten, Guilford ranked fourth, followed by Methodist, Wittenberg, Carnegie Mellon, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Washington & Lee, and Concordia (TX).

DIII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Tournament Finish
1 Illinois Wesleyan (13) 466 Champion
2 Emory (5) 429 Missed Cut
3 Huntingdon (1) 421 Runner-Up
4 Guilford 412 3
5 Methodist 396 5
6 Wittenberg 358 6
7 Carnegie Mellon 327 11
8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 309 8
9 Washington & Lee 276 Missed Cut
10 Concordia University (TX) 272 4
11 Oglethorpe 253 7
12 Hampden-Sydney 207 12
13 Redlands 186 17
14 Southwestern (TX) 180 Missed Cut
15 Saint Johns (MN) 179 Missed Cut
16 North Carolina Wesleyan 176 14
17 Trinity College (CT) 175 10
18 Hope 145 9
19 Willamette 138 13
20 Berry College 114 DNQ
21 La Verne 110 Missed Cut
22 St. Thomas (MN) 97 15
T-23 Greensboro 77 DNQ
T-23 Rhodes 77 DNQ
T-25 LaGrange 67 DNQ
T-25 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 67 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Transylvania, 37; Sewanee: The Univ. of the South, 31; Gustavus Adolphus, 29; Babson, 23; New York Univ., 17; Rutgers Univ.-Camden, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 11; California Lutheran, 10; Ohio Wesleyan, 9;  Allegheny, 8; Aurora, 8; Kenyon College, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8; Whitworth, 8; Calvin, 6; McMurry, 6; Gettysburg College, 5; Piedmont, 4; Trine, 4; McDaniel, 3; Rosemont, 2; St. John Fisher, 2; Texas Lutheran, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Rochester, 1; Williams, 1.

Coastal Georgia open season as No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — After receiving two first place votes, and finishing runner-up at the 2019 NAIA National Championships, the Coastal Georgia Mariners open the season as the top team in the country.

The defending National Champions Texas Wesleyan claim the number two spot in the poll as the Rams were the only other team to receive first place votes.

Oklahoma City ranked third, followed by Keiser and British Columbia. While South Carolina Beaufort, Rocky Mountain, Dalton State, Taylor, and William Woods round out the top-ten.

NAIA Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NAIA Tournament Finish
1 Coastal Georgia (2) 146 Runner-Up
2 Texas Wesleyan (4) 144 Champion
3 Oklahoma City 140 3
4 Keiser 131 4
5 British Columbia 114 T-5
6 South Carolina Beaufort 111 T-5
7 Rocky Mountain College 97 7
8 Dalton State 95 Missed Cut
9 Taylor 92 T-9
10 William Woods 91 T-9
11 Northwestern Ohio 85 8
12 Johnson & Wales (FL) 84 12
13 Wayland Baptist 76 11
14 Ottawa (AZ) 58 DNQ
15 Point 55 Missed Cut
16 William Carey 50 17
17 Thomas University (GA) 44 14
18 Missouri Valley College 38 15
19 Kansas Wesleyan 37 13
20 Oregon Tech 35 Missed Cut
21 Bellevue University (NE) 30 16
22 Truett-McConnell 28 Missed Cut
23 Victoria (BC) 27 Missed Cut
24 Morningside 18 Missed Cut
25 Our Lady of the Lake 17 Missed Cut
       
Others Receiving Votes: Park (MO), 11; Lindsey Wilson College, 10; Mount Mercy, 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southeastern (FL), 8; Bethany College (KS), 7; Holy Cross College, 7; Northwestern College (IA), 7; Columbia College, 6; Cumberland University, 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ), 5; Mobile, 5; Menlo, 4; Arizona Christian, 3;  Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3;  Cardinal Stritch, 2; The Masters University, 2; Carroll College (MT), 1; Northwest Christian, 1; St. Ambrose, 1.

Lynn University claims top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Lynn University received 15 first place votes in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, finding themselves ranked No. 1 after their second consecutive Division II National Championship.

Barry University ranks second after receiving five first place votes, followed by West Florida, Florida Southern, and Lincoln Memorial to round out the top five.

Nova Southeastern earns the sixth-place ranking, while Chico State, Florida Tech, Western Washington, and St. Mary’s (TX) all earn a spot in the top 10 of the season’s opening poll.

DII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Tournament Finish
1 Lynn (14) 459 Champion
2 Barry (5) 448 Quarterfinalist
3 West Florida 444 Semifinalist
4 Florida Southern (1) 393 Semifinalist
5 Lincoln Memorial 333 Runner-Up
6 Nova Southeastern 318 DNQ
7 Chico State 288 DNQ
8 Florida Tech 284 DNQ
9 Western Washington 261 DNQ
10 St. Marys (TX) 213 DNQ
11 Missouri - St. Louis 210 10
12 Saint Leo 207 T-15
13 Cal State-Monterey Bay 204 Quarterfinalist
14 Arkansas Tech 196 Quarterfinalist
15 Oklahoma Christian 194 DNQ
16 Limestone 190 DNQ
17 Young Harris 179 DNQ
18 Carson-Newman 151 DNQ
19 South Carolina-Aiken 134 T-12
20 Rollins 107 DNQ
21 Columbus State 105 DNQ
22 Dixie State 77 9
23 Sonoma State 69 18
24 Grand Valley State 67 11
25 Newberry 66 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Lindenwood, 64; Indianapolis, 61; Simon Fraser, 61; Lee, 50; Trevecca Nazarene, 43; Henderson State, 42; Lander, 42;  Midwestern State, 42; Georgia Southwestern State, 36; Voldosta State, 34; Flagler, 33;  Central Missouri, 28; Barton, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 26; Mount Olive, 25; Clayton State, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; West Georgia, 20; Western New Mexico, 19; Delta State, 17; UC San Diego, 14; CSU-San Bernardino, 13; Washburn, 12; St. Edwards, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 9; Oklahoma Baptist, 9; Colorado School of Mines, 8; North Greenville, 7; St. Thomas Aquinas, 7; Winona State, 7; Catawba, 6; Christian Brothers, 6; Maryville, 6; Texas-Tyler, 6; Georgia College, 5; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5; Walsh, 5; Coker, 4; Franklin Pierce, 4; Stanislaus State, 4; Wingate, 4; Mars Hill, 3; Newman, 3; Northeastern State, 3; Hawaii-Hilo, 2; Wayne State (MI), 2; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1.

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