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Where does your team rank in the latest men's college golf coaches' poll?

By Ryan Herrington

Who says the Alabama streak is over?

OK, perhaps the Crimson Tide's run of consecutive victories in tournaments came to an end earlier this month at 11 straight, but the school's hold on the No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll continues for a sixth consecutive ranking.

 
Men-DI-0331-440.jpgSome additional tidbits from the latest D-I poll:

* This is the 18th straight poll, dating back to April 2012, that Alabama has been ranked in the top five. The only school with a current longer active streak is No. 2 California, which has been inside the top five the past 19 rankings. (Georgia holds the all-time mark for consecutive times in the top five at 47, dating from March 2004 to September 2009.)

* This is the 32nd straight poll, dating back to the start of the 2010-11 season, that Alabama has been ranked in the top 10, the longest active streak of any school. The all-time mark here is held by Oklahoma State at 74 (March 2003 to October 2011). 

* Having won three straight events this spring, Houston jumped from No. 16 to No. 7 in the latest poll. It's the highest the Cougars have been ranked in the top 10 in the Golf World poll since it was restarted in 2001-02 and the first time they've cracked the top 10.

* Kent State fell out of the top 25 for the first time since October 2011.



Men-DII-0331-235.jpgBarry University, winners of four team titles to date in the 2013-14 season, held on to the top spot in the latest Division II poll. The Buccaneers earned 18 of the 19 available first-place votes having finished no worse than second in any event since during the spring campaign as they aim to defend their NCAA title.

Lynn University remain No. 2 in the ranking, with CSU-Monterey Bay, Chico State and USC-Aiken rounding out the top five. No. 6 Central Missouri was the only other squad to receive a first-place vote.


Men-DIII-0331-235.jpgA shake-up in the Division III men's college coaches' poll saw Illinois Wesleyan to the No. 1 spot in the latest rankings. The Titans were bolstered by a victory in their spring opener, the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate, where they beat a field of 30 teams to claim their second team title of the 2013-14 season. Illinois Wesleyan earned seven of the the available 16 first-place votes as the squad moved up from its No. 8 ranking in the first spring poll.

Jumping to No. 2 was Redlands, which also earned seven first-place votes, after sharing the team title at the Las Vegas Desert Classic against a field of mostly Division II foes. It was the Bulldogs' third victory of the season.

Rounding out the top five were Oglethorpe, Guilford and St. John Fisher, which claimed a first-place vote. No. 6 Wittenberg, the top-ranked program in the first poll of the spring, earned the other first-place ballot.


Men-NAIA-0331.235.jpgFive victories in seven starts during the 2013-14 campaign have vaulted Wayland Baptist into the top spot in the latest NAIA poll. The Pioneers had been ranked No. 2 in the previous spring poll only to swapped spots with Oklahoma City after beating them in successive starts at the Shootout in San Antonio and the UST Mamiya Texas Intercollegiate. Wayland Baptist claimed seven of eight available first-place votes.




Men-NJCAA-0331-235.jpgMcLennan and South Mountain sit atop the latest NJCAA Division I and II men's college coaches' polls, respectively.

The Highlanders were victorious earlier this month at the Jacksonville Invitational, helping them earn four of the seven available first-place votes in the D-I ranking. Odessa, No. 1 in the previous poll, dropped a spot to No. 2 but earned two first-place votes with No. 3 Faulkner State earn the lone remaining vote.

The Cougars grabbed five of six available first-place votes in the D-II ranking after winning the Mesa Thunderbird Classic earlier this month by 10 strokes over third-ranked Mesa CC. No. 2 Walters State JC received the only other first-place vote.

Men-DI-0331-440.jpgSome additional tidbits from the latest D-I poll:

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* Having won three straight events this spring, Houston jumped from No. 16 to No. 7 in the latest poll. It's the highest the Cougars have been ranked in the top 10 in the Golf World poll since it was restarted in 2001-02 and the first time they've cracked the top 10.

Men-DII-0331-235.jpgBarry University, winners of four team titles to date in the 2013-14 season, held on to the top spot in the latest Division II poll. The Buccaneers earned 18 of the 19 available first-place votes having finished no worse than second in any event since during the spring campaign as they aim to defend their NCAA title.

Lynn University remain No. 2 in the ranking, with CSU-Monterey Bay, Chico State and USC-Aiken rounding out the top five. No. 6 Central Missouri was the only other squad to receive a first-place vote.


Men-DIII-0331-235.jpgA shake-up in the Division III men's college coaches' poll saw Illinois Wesleyan to the No. 1 spot in the latest rankings. The Titans were bolstered by a victory in their spring opener, the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate, where they beat a field of 30 teams to claim their second team title of the 2013-14 season. Illinois Wesleyan earned seven of the the available 16 first-place votes as the squad moved up from its No. 8 ranking in the first spring poll.

Jumping to No. 2 was Redlands, which also earned seven first-place votes, after sharing the team title at the Las Vegas Desert Classic against a field of mostly Division II foes. It was the Bulldogs' third victory of the season.

Rounding out the top five were Oglethorpe, Guilford and St. John Fisher, which claimed a first-place vote. No. 6 Wittenberg, the top-ranked program in the first poll of the spring, earned the other first-place ballot.


Men-NAIA-0331.235.jpgFive victories in seven starts during the 2013-14 campaign have vaulted Wayland Baptist into the top spot in the latest NAIA poll. The Pioneers had been ranked No. 2 in the previous spring poll only to swapped spots with Oklahoma City after beating them in successive starts at the Shootout in San Antonio and the UST Mamiya Texas Intercollegiate. Wayland Baptist claimed seven of eight available first-place votes.




Men-NJCAA-0331-235.jpgMcLennan and South Mountain sit atop the latest NJCAA Division I and II men's college coaches' polls, respectively.

The Highlanders were victorious earlier this month at the Jacksonville Invitational, helping them earn four of the seven available first-place votes in the D-I ranking. Odessa, No. 1 in the previous poll, dropped a spot to No. 2 but earned two first-place votes with No. 3 Faulkner State earn the lone remaining vote.

The Cougars grabbed five of six available first-place votes in the D-II ranking after winning the Mesa Thunderbird Classic earlier this month by 10 strokes over third-ranked Mesa CC. No. 2 Walters State JC received the only other first-place vote.






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