Alabama Unanimous Number One in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Coaches Poll

NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 30, 2014) — 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 May 5, 2014 issue of Golf World. Alabama, fresh off a convincing 16-stroke victory at the SEC Championship, earned all 19 first-place votes as the squad remained the No. 1 team in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I men’s coaches’ poll.

The Crimson Tide won their seventh team title of the 2013-14 season by claiming their third straight conference championship as they prepare to defend their NCAA title. Alabama senior Bobby Wyatt won the SEC individual title with a school-record 18-under 192.

Oklahoma State maintained its spot at No. 2 in the latest poll with Georgia Tech moving up one spot to No. 3 after the Yellow Jackets won the ACC Championship for the seventh time in the last nine years.

California and Stanford round out the top five.

No new teams moved into the top 10 or the top 25 as the Division I men’s school prepare for the announcement of the teams that qualified for the NCAA Regionals, which will take place May 5.

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Division I - May 1, 2014

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Alabama (19) 475 1
2 Oklahoma State 438 2
3 Georgia Tech 431 4
4 California 413 3
5 Stanford 403 6
6 Georgia 400 5
7 Central Florida 353 7
8 Illinois 326 8
9 Virginia 325 10
10 Houston 294 9
11 Washington 276 17
12 Virginia Tech 261 11
13 Texas A&M 251 12
14 Oklahoma 233 13
15 Vanderbilt 214 14
16 UCLA 193 16
17 Texas 176 15
18 UAB 152 18
19 Arkansas 107 19
21 Southern California 106 20
22 South Carolina 81 24
22 New Mexico 69 25
23 Florida State 58 23
24 Louisiana State 54 21
25 Auburn 37 22
       
Dropped From Ranking:  None    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, 14; Mercer, 8; Clemson, 5; SMU, 5; UNLV, 5; South Florida, 4; Baylor, 3; TCU, 3; Iowa, 1; Wake Forest, 1.