Auburn and Illinois Tied Atop Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Auburn and Illinois were tied at No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Both squads. Both squads were coming of first-place finishes against strong fields and each claimed eight first-place votes.

Wake Forest, who tied Auburn for the team championship at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, garnered the four remaining first-place votes and is ranked third. Florida State dropped from first to fourth while Stanford climbed two spots to fifth. Duke rocketed 16 spots to No. 6. Texas bumped up two spots to seventh. Southern California was another big mover, jumping 11 rungs to No. 8. Arizona State and Clemson rounded out the top 10. 

A pair of Big Ten teams - Penn State (#17) and Purdue (#22) - debuted in the ranking. North Carolina (#16), Virginia (#24) and USF (#25) reentered the top 25.

McNeese State, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA and Washington dropped from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 23

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

T1

Auburn (8)

482

3

T1

Illinois (8)

482

2

3

Wake Forest (4)

454

14

4

Florida State

452

1

5

Stanford

401

7

6

Duke

348

22

7

Texas

345

9

8

Southern California

329

19

9

Arizona State

318

6

10

Clemson

295

10

11

Georgia Tech

287

11

12

Oklahoma State

286

4

13

Georgia

240

12

14

Oklahoma

232

15

15

Vanderbilt

205

17

16

North Carolina

198

NR

17

Penn State

180

NR

18

California

177

25

19

Alabama

161

16

20

South Carolina

118

8

21

Florida

110

23

22

Purdue

99

NR

23

LSU

80

5

24

Virginia

64

NR

25

USF

50

NR

Dropped from Ranking: McNeese State (#24), Oregon (#18), Texas A&M (#21), UCLA (#13), Washington (#20)

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon, 30; Texas A&M, 27; UCLA, 17; Saint Mary’s, 9; Washington, 7; Kentucky, 4; North Florida, 3; San Diego State, 3; SMU, 3; Georgia Southern, 2; Lipscomb, 1; Memphis, 1