After California's victory at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, the Golden Bears easily retained their No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's coaches' poll, earning 24 of the 25 available first-place votes.
There are few things to note from the latest poll.
Liberty makes its first ever appearance in the polls, claiming a share of the No. 22 spot.
At No. 12, SMU has earned its highest ranking since Golf World resumed the poll during the 2001-02.
Vanderbilt comes in at No. 13, the highest it has ever been ranked since the poll resumed. It's also the first time the Commodores have been ranked since October 2004.
At No. 15, Missouri also is ranked the highest it has ever been in the Golf World poll.
Oklahoma State returns to the poll for the first time since last March.
Nova Southeastern finished the fall season with a win and four runner-up finishes, propelling the Sharks to the No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division II coaches' poll. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school claimed 13 of 16 available first-place votes to jump from its No. 2 ranking in the last poll.
Previously No. 1 Barry fell just one spot to the No. 2 position, and earned two first-place votes. The Buccaneers had one win and two second-place showings in five fall starts.
Oglethorpe maintained its spot atop the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll, earning nine of 13 first-place votes. The Stormy Petrels finished off their fall campaign with two wins and two third-place finishes.
Wins at the Grand View Classic and the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational rocketed Bellevue from No. 17 into the No. 1 spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's NAIA coaches' poll. The Bruins earned two first-place votes after posting three other top-five finishes to start the 2012-13 season.
Texas Wesleyan claimed the No. 2 spot, earning five first-place votes. Rounding out the top five are CSU-San Marcos, Oklahoma City (the previously No. 1 ranked school) and University of the Cumberlands.
Odessa earned eight of the 10 available first-place votes after winning the NJCAA D-I National Championship preview last month. South Mountain most recently was victorious at the Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Invitational and claimed all seven first-place votes in the D-II poll.