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Who's No. 1 entering the men's postseason?

Oklahoma State, Lynn, Greensboro and Oklahoma City all earned top spots in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men's coaches' polls of the 2010-11 season.

Oklahoma State claimed 19 of 21 first-place votes in the Division I poll after winning the Big 12 Championship last month, the school's 54th conference title and the team's seventh victory of the 2010-11 season. OSU is looking to advance to the NCAA Championship for a record 65th straight year when it plays at NCAA Regional in Colorado this weekend.

A victory at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional propelled Lynn into the top spot in the final Division II poll. It was the Knights' sixth win as the play in this week's NCAA Championship. The school earned seven of the 13th first-place votes to jump from No. 2 to No. 1.


After claiming the NCAA D-III title last week only nine miles from campus at North Carolina's Grandover Resort, Greensboro closed the season as the No. 1 team in the final D-III men's coaches' poll. The Pride, which last won the NCAA title in 2000, won this year's national championship after shooting a 15-over 1,167 to defeat Illinois Wesleyan by six strokes. The remainder of the D-III poll reflects the results of the NCAA championship.


Oklahoma City returns to the top spot in the final NAIA men's coaches' poll after winning the Sooner Athletic Conference title, beating previous No. 1 Oklahoma Christian in the process. Oklahoma City claimed six of the eight first-place votes as it prepares for the upcoming NAIA Championship May 24-27.