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Illinois Back to No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll

Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA DI, NJCAA DII

NORMAN, Okla. – Following its win at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, Illinois has moved back to No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini, who spent much of the fall in the top spot, collected 15 first-place votes.

Oregon fell to second with three first-place votes. Florida State stayed at No. 3 and Georgia Tech moved up five rungs to fourth. LSU bumped up to No. 5 and is followed by Baylor, Texas and Wake Forest. North Carolina jumped from a tie for No. 17 to No. 9. Southern California rounds out the top 10.

Arizona State debuts in the poll at No. 13 after opening the spring with three-straight victories. UNLV reentered the ranking at No. 25. California and New Mexico fell from the top 25.

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Division I - 2/20/15

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois (15) 447 2
2 Oregon (3) 422 1
3 Florida State 412 3
4 Georgia Tech 357 9
5 LSU 352 8
6 Baylor 329 7
7 Texas 312 5
8 Wake Forest 311 10
9 North Carolina 276 T17
10 Southern California 269 14
11 UCLA 267 4
12 Vanderbilt 240 6
13 Arizona State 233 NR
14 South Carolina 219 13
15 Virginia 185 12
16 Alabama 184 16
17 Auburn 183 11
18 USF 177 23
19 Texas Tech 159 T17
20 Stanford 139 15
21 Washington 125 20
22 Oklahoma State 65 25
23 Kennesaw State 48 24
24 Oklahoma 42 19
25 UNLV 35 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking:  California (#21), New Mexico (#22)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: California, 30; New Mexico, 14; Virginia Tech, 10; North Florida, 4; Arkansas, 2; San Diego State, 1; Houston, 1.
 
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