Wolves drop to No. 19 in Division II Coaches' Poll
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | by Newberry falls three spots despite great showing at Sandestin

NEW YORK CITY - The Newberry College men's golf team is ranked 19th nationally in the GolfWord/NIKE Division II Coaches' Poll, which will be published in the October 3 issue of the magazine.

Newberry drops three spots from its No. 16 preseason ranking despite an impressive performance at this week's Sandestin Collegiate Championship, where the Wolves finished second, just two strokes behind No. 3 Lynn. The poll voting concluded on Thursday, September 22, before the Sandestin event. Sophomore Ben Firebaugh (Norfolk, Va.) finished second individually in the tournament.

Newberry is also ranked 27th in the GolfStat head-to-head rankings.

The Wolves' next action comes at the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga., where Newberry will face off against No. 3 Lynn, No. 4 Barry, No. 8 North Alabama, No. 13 Columbus State, No. 14 Georgia College, No. 20 Florida Southern, No. 21 Flagler and No. 24 Georgia Southwestern State.

Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll
October 3, 2011 Issue
NCAA Division II

Rank

Team

Points

Last

1.

Abilene Christian (4)

368

1

2.

Central Oklahoma (6)

338

5

3.

Lynn (2)

331

2

4.

Barry (2)

330

4

5.

Chico State

306

3

6.

CSU-Monterey Bay (1)

261

6

7.

West Florida (1)

260

7

8.

North Alabama

246

9

9.

Central Missouri

210

10

10.

Western Washington

204

8

11.

Barton

180

11

12.

Sonoma State

179

12

13.

Columbus State

170

13

14.

Georgia College

157

14

 

Nova Southeastern

157

15

16.

CSU-Stanislaus

137

17

17.

USC Aiken

126

18

18.

Armstrong Atlantic State

114

T19

19.

Newberry

94

16

20.

Florida Southern

92

21

21.

Flagler

81

23

22.

Indianapolis

60

24

 

UNC Pembroke

60

NR

24.

Georgia Southwestern St.

59

NR

25.

Belmont Abbey

54

NR

Also receiving votes: Valdosta State, 50; CU-Colorado Springs, 48; Fort Lewis, 43; Grand Canyon, 39; Hawaii-Hilo, 30; Queens U. (Charlotte), 30; Colorado State-Pueblo, 28; Florida Tech, 28; Indiana U. (Pa.), 28; Northern Kentucky, 27; Cameron, 26; Ashland, 24; Delta State, 22; Carson-Newman, 21; St. Edward's, 18; Dixie State, 15; Colorado School of Mines, 14; Northwood (Mich.), 14; Rollins, 14; Bellarmine, 13; Saint Leo, 12; CSU-San Bernardino, 11; Grand Valley State, 11; Lander, 10; Northeastern State, 7; Dallas Baptist, 6; St. Thomas Aquinas, 5; Wayne State (MI), 5; Wilmington, 5; Missouri-St. Louis, 4; Mount Olive, 4; Midwestern State, 3; North Georgia, 3; Washburn, 3; Malone, 2; Western New Mexico, 2; Ferris State, 1.

Polls conducted by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Voting closed Sept. 22