Illinois Stays No. 1 in Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois collected 13 first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini have held the top spot in five of six rankings this season.

Auburn moved up two spots to second while Florida State stayed at third. Southern California received two first-place votes to move up to No. 4. Georgia also earned two first-place votes and jumped nine spots to No. 5. Texas fell a spot to No. 6 and was followed by Arizona State, Florida, Alabama and Stanford.

San Diego State debuted in the top 25 at No. 22. USF and South Carolina reentered the ranking at Nos. 18 and 19, respectively.

Oregon, UCLA and Washington dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - March 11

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois (13) 421 1
2 Auburn 367 4
3 Florida State 341 3
4 Southern California (2) 340 T6
5 Georgia (2) 334 14
6 Texas 328 5
7 Arizona State 313 9
8 Florida 309 8
9 Alabama 302 13
10 Stanford 300 T6
11 Clemson 274 11
12 Oklahoma State 241 15
13 Wake Forest 227 2
14 Vanderbilt 187 17
15 California 179 20
16 Oklahoma 170 12
17 North Carolina 159 16
18 USF 135 NR
19 South Carolina 125 NR
20 Duke 101 10
21 LSU 90 23
22 San Diego State 68 NR
23 Virginia 54 19
24 Purdue 48 18
25 Penn State 39 24
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Oregon (#25), UCLA (#21), Washington (#22)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Washington, 23; Oregon, 14; Arkansas, 12; Baylor, 7; Kentucky, 6; UCLA, 6; Georgia Tech, 2; Kansas, 1; North Florida, 1; SMU, 1.