Illinois No. 1 in first Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois opened the Spring No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini, who has been the top-ranked team in four of five rankings this season, claimed 18 of 21 first-place votes.

Wake Forest moved up one spot to No. 2 and tallied two first-place votes. Florida State was third while Auburn dropped two spots despite earning the final first-place ballot. Texas came in at No. 5. Southern California and Stanford tied for sixth. Florida jumped eight spots to No. 8 and is followed by Arizona State and Duke

UCLA and Oregon reentered the ranking at Nos. 21 and 25, respectively.

Georgia Tech and South Carolina dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Feb. 19

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

Illinois (18)

522

1

2

Wake Forest (2)

487

3

3

Florida State

468

4

4

Auburn (1)

449

2

5

Texas

409

7

T6

Southern California

402

6

T6

Stanford

402

5

8

Florida

382

T16

9

Arizona State

321

9

10

Duke

286

8

11

Clemson

281

11

12

Oklahoma

273

10

13

Alabama

270

12

14

Georgia

261

14

15

Oklahoma State

255

13

16

North Carolina

235

15

17

Vanderbilt

166

18

18

Purdue

154

T16

19

Virginia

143

T19

20

California

119

21

21

UCLA

114

NR

22

Washington

102

23

23

LSU

87

25

24

Penn State

81

T19

25

Oregon

43

NR

Dropped from Ranking: Georgia Tech (#24), South Carolina (#22)

Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State, 34; South Carolina, 26; Baylor, 12; Georgia Tech, 10; UAB, 8; Houston, 6; SMU, 2; Texas Tech, 2; UNLV, 2; Arkansas, 1