Golf team ranked 35th in preseason poll

By Danny Lee published August 29, 2007

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was the 35th highest vote getter in the 2007-2008 Division II Golf World/NGCA preseason coaches' poll.

The Mountain Lion's received 21 points, which was tied with Pfeiffer. While both schools were No. 35 among vote getters, only the top 25 are considered "ranked."

Florida Southern, which finished third in last year's NCAA Tournament, was ranked No. 1 with 430 points. Defending national champion Barry was ranked second with 394 points. Columbus State was ranked third, just one point below Barry. West Florida ranked fourth and Georgia College ranked fifth.

Last year's UCCS golf team finished second at the NCAA Division II Northwest Regional Golf Championship. Western New Mexico finished first with 12 strokes ahead of UCCS. Western New Mexico advanced to nationals.

Tyler Bishop, who had a team-best stroke average of 73.77 in 2006-07, returns for this season. So does Eric Winder, who was close behind with an average of 74.57.

GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES' POLL

Men's Division II -- Preseason Edition

RANK TEAM POINTS
1. Florida Southern (7), 430
2. Barry (10), 394
3. Columbus State, 393
4. West Florida, 312
5. Georgia College, 305
6. USC-Aiken, 301
7. Washburn, 288
8. CSU-Stanislaus, 279
9. North Alabama 277
10. USC-Upstate, 249
11. Abilene Christian, 235
12. Armstrong Atlantic (1), 226
13. Nova Southeastern (1), 216
14. Grand Canyon, 209
15. Central Oklahoma, 207
16. St. Edward's, 202
17. Cameron, 185
18. Sonoma State, 176
19. CSU-San Bernardino, 175
20. Belmont Abbey, 161
21. Lynn, 134
22. Valdosta State, 93
23. Florida Tech, 59
24. Lander, 53
25. Chico State, 52

Others receiving votes: Northeastern State, 51; Rollins, 48; Western Washington, 44; Ferris State, 36; St. Mary's (Texas), 33; Western New Mexico, 30; Northern Kentucky, 28; Hawaii-Hilo, 27; Catawba, 23; CU-Colorado Springs, 21; Pfeiffer, 21; Florida Gulf Coast, 19; Presbyterian, 19; Fairmont State, 18; Indianapolis, 18; Notre Dame de Namur, 18; Arkansas Tech, 17; UC San Diego, 15; Le Moyne, 14; Eckerd, 12; Barton, 8; Clayton State, 7; Midwestern State, 7; Bellarmine, 6; Saint Martin's, 6; Coker, 5; Missouri Western State, 5; Newberry, 3; Dallas Baptist, 2; St. Cloud State, 2; West Georgia, 2.

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