Women's Golf Ascends to No. 3 Nationally

Taylor Babcock is the senior leader of the No. 3-ranked women's golf team in the country. Photo by Joel Auerbach

NEW YORK -- Barry University women's golf is ranked No. 3 in the GolfWorld/Women's Golf Coaches Association NCAA Division II national poll released Thursday.

The Buccaneers, coming off a win in their final fall tournament, moved up one spot in the poll from last month.

Nova Southeastern remained No. 1 in the rankings, followed by St. Edward's, which received one first-place vote. The Sharks collected 18 first-place votes and 474 points. St. Edwards had 410 points, and Barry 390.

Rollins is ranked fourth with 384 points and Florida Southern fifth with 378. Lynn, Tarleton State, Grand Canyon, Midwestern State and California-Pennsylvania and Saint Leo rounded out the top 10. Cal-Penn and the Lions tied for 10th.

Seven teams from the Sunshine State Conference are ranked in the top 12, with Florida Tech filing in right after Saint Leo.

Barry is off for the remainder of the fall, but will break out the clubs to start the spring season at the Tusculum Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C., Feb. 2-3.

Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll
November Rankings
NCAA Women’s Division II
 
Rank    Team     Points  NCAA
1.       Nova Southeastern (18)  474     1
2.       St. Edward’s (1)        410     2
3.       Barry   390     4
4.       Rollins 384     5
5.       Florida Southern        378     6
6.       Lynn    369     3
7.       Tarleton State   343     8
8.       Grand Canyon    326     7
9.       Midwestern State        240     T-18
10.     California U. (Pa.)     228     9
           Saint Leo       228     11
12.      Florida Tech    214     14
13.      Central Oklahoma        203     12
14.      Dallas Baptist  186     20
15.      Newberry        180     10
16.      Hawaii-Hilo     159     NR
17.      CSU-Monterey Bay        141     23
18.      UNC Pembroke    122     16
19.      S.W. Oklahoma State     111     T-18
20.      Indianapolis    104     13
            West Florida    104     21
22.      Augustana College       102     15
23.      Grand Valley State      90      17
24.      Flagler 81      NR
25.      Newman  71      NR
 
Also receiving votes: Sonoma State, 66; Chico State, 58; Lander, 41; Armstrong Atlantic State, 39; Tusculum, 34; Northeastern State, 31; Drury, 30; Academy of Art, 26; Lincoln Memorial, 24; Mount Olive, 21; Dixie State, 19; West Texas A&M, 16; Carson-Newman, 15; Western Washington, 15; Ashland, 13; Ferris State, 13; Northwest Missouri State, 13; Western New Mexico, 12; Findlay, 10; Winona State, 10; Concordia - St. Paul, 9; Arkansas Tech, 5; Belmont Abbey, 4; West Georgia, 4; Montana State, 3; California Baptist, 2; Columbus State, 2; Cameron, 1; Minnesota State, 1.
 
First-place votes in parenthesis.

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