Florida State Tops Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Florida State moved to the top spot in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll after its impressive victory at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. The Seminoles, who were ranked first in the final regular season poll in 2015, received 14 first-place votes.

Illinois, who received four first-place votes, fell to second. Third-ranked Auburn and No. 4 Oklahoma State earned the remaining first-place votes with two and one, respectively. LSU checked in at No. 5 and is followed by Arizona State, Stanford, South Carolina and Texas.

Tenth-ranked Clemson leads a group of newcomers to the top 25 including Texas A&M (#21), Duke (#22), McNeese State (#24) and California (#25).

Baylor, North Carolina, SMU, USF and Virginia fell from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Sept. 25

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

Florida State (14)

503

4

2

Illinois (4)

483

1

3

Auburn (2)

468

9

4

Oklahoma State (1)

428

16

5

LSU

389

2

6

Arizona State

386

6

7

Stanford

355

T10

8

South Carolina

320

8

9

Texas

303

3

10

Clemson

300

NR

11

Georgia Tech

278

13

12

Georgia

234

12

13

UCLA

232

7

14

Wake Forest

221

T20

15

Oklahoma

213

18

16

Alabama

200

17

17

Vanderbilt

181

T10

18

Oregon

158

15

19

Southern California

148

5

20

Washington

122

19

21

Texas A&M

104

NR

22

Duke

83

NR

23

Florida

77

23

24

McNeese State

77

NR

25

California

67

NR

Dropped from Ranking: Baylor, #25; North Carolina, #22; SMU, #T20; USF, #14; Virginia, #24

Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State, 62; USF, 62; North Carolina, 61; Purdue, 49; Colorado State, 30; Georgia Southern, 2; Houston, 22; Saint Mary’s, 21; Virginia, 21; James Madison, 20; Liberty, 20; Tennessee, 15; New Mexico, 14; GRU Augusta, 12; SMU, 12; Baylor, 7; Kent State, 6; Jacksonville, 5; Mississippi State, 5; UAB, 5; College of Charleston, 4; Northwestern, 4; Texas Tech, 3; Illinois State, 2; Iowa State, 2; Arkansas, 1; Colorado, 1; Memphis, 1; Mercer, 1; TCU, 1