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Illinois No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

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

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NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois begins the 2015-16 season as the top-ranked team in the Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll. The Illini received three first-place votes while defending national champion LSU ranks second with 12 first-place votes.

Texas received five first-place votes to sit at third. Fourth-ranked Florida State collected the remaining first-place vote. NCAA runner-up Southern California is No. 5 and followed by Arizona State, UCLA, South Carolina and Auburn. Stanford and Vanderbilt tied for 10th.

All eight teams that advanced to match play at last spring’s NCAA Championships are ranked in the preseason poll.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Preseason

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

NCAA Finals Finish

1

Illinois (3)

487

Semifinals

2

LSU (12)

482

Champion

3

Texas (5)

479

Quarterfinals

4

Florida State (1)

420

11

5

Southern California

406

Runner-up

6

Arizona State

354

Missed Cut

7

UCLA

320

Quarterfinals

8

South Carolina

315

13

9

Auburn

297

12

T10

Stanford

291

Missed Cut

T10

Vanderbilt

291

Quarterfinals

12

Georgia

255

Semifinals

13

Georgia Tech

248

9

14

USF

197

Quarterfinals

15

Oregon

196

Missed Cut

16

Oklahoma State

192

Missed Cut

17

Alabama

174

DNQ

18

Oklahoma

169

Missed Cut

19

Washington

148

Missed Cut

T20

SMU

124

14

T20

Wake Forest

124

DNQ

22

North Carolina

122

DNQ

23

Florida

112

Missed Cut

24

Virginia

102

Missed Cut

25

Baylor

80

DNQ

Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech, 76; TCU, 61; San Diego State, 53; Arkansas, 53; Clemson, 35; UNLV, 35; California, 30; UAB, 23; New Mexico, 22; Duke, 20; Houston, 11; Texas A&M, 9; Ohio State, 8; East Tennessee State, 7; Purdue, 5; Charlotte, 3; NC State, 2; North Florida, 2

 
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