Alabama Remains Top Team in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) - The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources ofGolf 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 September 30, 2013 issue of Golf World. Alabama, victorious in its 2013-14 season opener at Olympia Fields, kept hold of the top spot in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll.

The defending NCAA champions won their seventh straight event dating back to last spring when they claimed the Fighting Illini Invitational title by 18 strokes. The Crimson Tide earned 16 of the 21 available first-place votes.

Georgia Tech, coming off back-to-back victories at the Carpet Capital Classic and the Tar Heel Intercollegiate that helped them garner three first-place votes, claimed the No. 2 spot in the poll, the highest the Yellow Jackets have been ranked since February 2006.

Rounding out the top five are Texas, Washington and California, who earned the remaining two first-place votes.

One new school joined the top 10: No. 10 Oklahoma, winner at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The Sooners made the biggest move from the preseason poll, jumping from No. 23.

Three new schools moved into the top 25: UCF at No. 18, Arizona State with a share of No. 20 and Houston at No. 22.

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Division I - September 25, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Alabama (16) 520 1
2 Georgia Tech (3) 495 4
3 Texas 436 3
4 Washington 433 5
5 California (2) 417 2
6 Oklahoma State 373 8
7 UCLA 353 6
8 Georgia 341 11
9 New Mexico 320 10
10 Oklahoma 295 23
11 Stanford 291 9
12 Arkansas 279 7
13 TCU 184 12
14 Louisiana State 175 17
15 Florida State 151 13
16 Texas A&M 150 19
17 Illinois 149 14
18 Central Florida 128 NR
19 Kent State 121 22
T20 Arizona State 113 NR
T20 Auburn 113 16
22 Houston 112 NR
23 Southern California 100 20
24 UNLV 98 25
25 Duke 90 15
Dropped From Ranking: Florida (#18), North Florida (#24), SMU (#21)
Others Receiving Votes: Virginia Tech, 77; Clemson, 68; Florida, 63; Missouri, 49; Virginia, 39; SMU,35; NC State, 31; North Florida, 31; Baylor, 27; Texas Tech, 25; Mississippi State, 19; North Carolina, 16; UAB, 14; Michigan State, 11; Oregon, 11; BYU, 10; South Carolina, 9; Denver, 8; Akron, 7; USC-Upstate, 6; Wake Forest, 6; Richmond, 5; Air Force, 4; Liberty, 4; Northwestern, 4; Yale, 4; Iowa, 2; Loyola University of Chicago, 2; Tennessee, 1.