UCCS Climbs to No. 18 in National Poll
COLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's golf team climbed into the national Top 20 rankings for the first time this season, landing at No. 18 in the Golf World/Nike Division II Coaches' poll released on Wednesday.
The Mountain Lions went into the NCAA Division II Central/West Regional Tournament ranked No. 44, but scored a stunning upset victory. That win not only spurred the rise in the ranking, but also secured a berth in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament, which will be held May 19-22 at Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Wash.
Ironically, three teams that UCCS defeated at the regional ranked higher in the poll. Sonoma State is ranked No. 6 nationally, followed by Cal State-San Bernardino (No. 7) and Cal State-Stanislaus (No. 10).
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