The Golf World/NGCA Division II College Women's Preseason Coaches' Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I and III, will appear in the September 2, 2013 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/PoXKuQ
Defending NCAA champion Lynn starts its title defense as the No. 1 ranked team in the Golf World/WGCA 2013-14 preseason women's Division II coaches' poll. The Fighting Knights won five tournaments a year ago, including a three-stroke triumph at nationals, helping them earn 16 of the 26 available first-place votes.
No. 2 in the poll is Nova Southeastern, which saw its streak of four straight NCAA titles end last May after finishing second at nationals. The Sharks earned seven first-place votes.
Rollins claimed the No. 3 spot, earning a single first-place vote. Rounding out the top five are Barry (also the recipient of a first-place vote) and Florida Southern.
Led by new women's golf coach Tommy Baker, the Lions squad earned a ranking of 20 amongst the nation's top Division II programs.
The women's golf team tees off its fall season on Monday, September 9, when they participate in the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate Invitational in Sevierville, Tenn.
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