Golf: UCCS ranked 19th nationally

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 19, 2007

The Mountain Lions have cracked the Top 20.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs golf team is ranked No. 19 nationally according to Golfstat, the official golf statistics and rankings provider for the NCAA.

The ranking, which was released Wednesday, represented a two-spot rise for the Mountain Lions from the Oct. 3 rankings.

UCCS will not compete again until the spring. In their most recent tournament, the Mountain Lions took seventh place at the Grand Canyon Invitational. Four of the six teams that finished ahead of UCCS in that tournament are also currently ranked above them. Another, Point Loma Nazarene, is No. 2 in the NAIA rankings.

Prior to the Grand Canyon Invitational, UCCS took second at both the RMAC Golf Event No. 1 and the Northwest Region Fall Head-to-Head tournament.

UCCS goes into the winter break as the points leader for the RMAC title.

No. School                D-II Record

  1 Sonoma State U.       187-  1  

  2 West Florida, U. of   184-  4  

  3 St. Edward's U.       183-  5  

  4 Western Washington U  181-  7  

  5 Florida Southern Col  180-  8  

  6 CSU-Stanislaus        179-  9  

  7 Nova Southeastern U.  179-  9  

  8 Chico State           177- 11  

  9 Grand Canyon Univ.    177- 11  

 10 South Carolina-Aiken  176- 12  

 11 Armstrong Atlantic    176- 12

 12 Barry University      173- 15

 13 North Alabama, U. of  173- 15

 14 Valdosta St. U.       170- 18

 15 Washburn University   169- 19

 16 Ashland University    169- 19

 17 Belmont Abbey Coll.   168- 20

 18 Abilene Christian U.  168- 20

 19 Colorado-CO Springs   166- 22

 20 CSU-Monterey Bay      163- 25

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