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Alabama Tops GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll 

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

(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll of the Spring 2014 season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the March 31, 2014 issue of Golf World. Alabama remains atop the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I men's college coaches' poll.

The Crimson Tide's bid for a perfect 2013-14 season fell earlier in the month when the squad lost its first tournament of the season. Five victories in eight starts helped the defending NCAA champions earn 17 of the available 20 first-place votes.

California laid claim to the No. 2 spot after winning the National Invitational Tournament, the team's sixth victory of the season. Oklahoma State followed in the No. 3 position, the Cowboys having won four times under first-year coach Alan Bratton. Rounding out the top five are in-state rivals Georgia Tech and Georgia.

One new team moved into the top 10: No. 7 Houston. The Cougars have won three straight events and make their highest ever appearance in the ranking since it was reinstated in 2001-02.

Two new schools joined the top 25: No. 22 South Carolina and No. 24 UNLV.

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Division I - March 26, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Alabama (17) 497 1
2 California (2) 475 T2
3 Oklahoma State (1) 468 T2
4 Georgia Tech 434 4
5 Georgia 419 5
6 Stanford 389 8
7 Houston 372 16
8 Illinois 369 6
9 Central Florida 345 7
10 Virginia 306 9
11 Oklahoma 262 11
12 Virginia Tech 252 14
13 UAB 246 13
14 UCLA 213 22
15 Washington 212 12
16 Texas A&M 198 10
17 Florida State 188 17
18 Texas 186 21
19 Vanderbilt 168 18
21 New Mexico 109 19
22 Arkansas 97 15
22 South Carolina 77 NR
23 Southern California 50 23
24 UNLV 49 NR
25 Auburn 33 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Kent State (#25), USF (#20)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Kent State, 24; Clemson, 19; USF, 15; Baylor, 8; TCU, 5; SMU, 4; Mercer, 3; San Diego State, 3; Georgia Southern, 2; LSU, 2; Arizona State, 1.
 
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