NEW YORK, NY — The Golf World/Nike Golf Preseason Division II College Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday night ranked the Central Missouri Mules golf team No. 15.
According to a press release, the Mules received 126 points to rank 15th in the poll. They are one of two MIAA teams ranked in the top 25. This puts the Mules just two places behind defending MIAA Champion Central Oklahoma, ranked 12th.
Defending national champion Barry University garnered nine first-place votes and 343 points to claim the top spot. Nova Southeastern received the other five first-place votes and totaled 334 points to rank second. Lynn is third after a national runner-up finish last year followed by Florida Southern and Cal State-Monterey Bay to round out the top five.
The Mules finished second in the season-long MIAA standings last year and went on the capture the NCAA-II Central/Midwest Super Regional crown, their second straight super regional title and third in the last four seasons.
UCM opens the season Sept. 2-3 at the Missouri Intercollegiate at the Club at Porto Cima in Osage Beach, Mo.