Men's Golf Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Barry University men's golf team is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NCAA Division II Golf Coaches Association of America preseason poll released Thursday.

The Buccaneers, which won the national championship for a second straight year in May, received 438 points and 16 of the 18 first-place votes. Cal State Monterey Bay (394) is second, Nova Southeastern third, Chico State fourth and Lynn fifth, giving the Sunshine State Conference three members in the top five. 

Nova and Chico each received one first-place vote. 

Seven of Barry's SSC brethren nine schools are ranked in the Top 25. 

The Buccaneers will open the season Sept. 15-16 at the Brickyard Invitational in Indianapolis.

GCAA PRESEASON POLL

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finals Finish
1 Barry (16) 438 1
2 CSU-Monterey Bay 394 Quarterfinals
3 Nova Southeastern (1) 392 2
4 Chico State (1) 371 Semifinals
5 Lynn 345 Quarterfinals
6 Central Missouri 331 Quarterfinals
7 South Carolina-Aiken 327 12
8 West Florida 270 DNQ
9 Armstrong State 240 10
10 North Alabama 228 9
11 Malone 223 Semifinals
12 Columbus State 196 DNQ
13 St. Edward’s 172 11
T14 Florida Tech 157 DNQ
T14 Florida Southern 157 DNQ
T16 CSU-Staislaus 153 DNQ
T16 Flagler 153 DNQ
18 Western New Mexico 132 14
19 Hawaii-Hilo 127 13
20 Georgia College 119 DNQ
21 IUP 112 Quarterfinals
22 Central Oklahoma 84 T15
23 Missouri - St. Louis 81 DNQ
24 St. Leo 71 DNQ
25 Rollins 47 DNQ
Others Receiving Votes: Arkansas Tech, 44; Indianapolis, 43; Simon Fraser, 40; Colorado School of Mines, 34; Lander, 33; California Baptist, 32; Oklahoma Christian, 27; Western Washington, 27; Valdosta State, 26; Saginaw Valley State, 23; Colorado-Colorado Springs, 22; Sonoma State, 18; Lincoln Memorial, 16; St. Thomas Aquinas, 12; Grand Valley State, 11; Henderson State, 11; Dixie State, 10; Georgia Southwestern State, 10; Midwestern State, 10; Wayne State (MI), 10; West Georgia, 10; Ferris State, 9; Ashland, 7; Limestone, 7; Erskine, 6; King, 6; Mount Olive, 6; Northeastern State, 6; Clayton State, 4; Nebraska-Kearney, 3; Colorado Christian, 2; Delta State, 2; Bellarmine, 1; Charleston, 1; Dallas Baptist, 1

 

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