Oklahoma State Retains Top Spot in First Division I Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll of Spring

NEW YORK, NY - The first Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I Coaches' Poll of the spring 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 and the NAIA, will appear in the February 28 issue of Golf World. After winning the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii to start its spring season, Oklahoma State retained the top spot in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I men’s coaches poll.

The Cowboys earned 14 of the 19 first-place votes available. In five events overall, OSU has won three times and finished no worse than tied for fifth, with three of its five starters—Peter Uihlein, Kevin Tway and Morgan Hoffmann—recently being named to the Ben Hogan Award watch list.

UCLA, thanks to a victory at the Battle at the Beach last week, jumped from No. 3 to No. 2 in the most recent poll, the Bruins earning three first-place votes. Despite winning its first two events of the spring, Florida dropped to No. 3, but also claimed two first-place votes.

Rounding out the top five were Georgia Tech and Alabama.

No new teams moved into the top 25, but two schools found their way into the top 10: No. 6 Texas, the runner-up squad at the Amer Ari Invitational, and No. 8 Texas A&M, which finished second at the John Burns Intercollegiate to start the spring.

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Division I - February 23, 2011

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (14) 469 1
2 UCLA (3) 450 2
3 Florida (2) 447 3
4 Georgia Tech 388 5
5 Alabama 379 4
6 Texas 377 11
7 Illinois 343 7
8 Texas A&M 336 12
9 Louisiana State 303 8
10 Auburn 297 10
11 Iowa 290 9
12 San Diego State 254 16
13 Stanford 222 13
14 Georgia 219 15
15 Virginia 180 17
16 Augusta State 169 6
17 Arkansas 163 18
18 NC State 156 19
19 Texas Tech 147 23
20 San Diego 105 21
21 California 98 14
22 Duke 94 20
23 Washington 83 24
24 Southern California 47 22
25 Wake Forest 41 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 















Others Receiving Votes:
Ohio State, 36; North Texas, 21; Notre Dame, 19; Oregon, 8; UNLV, 8; Purdue, 7; TCU, 6; Indiana, 3; Michigan, 3; Arizona State, 2; Northwestern, 2; Pepperdine, 2; North Carolina, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: None