Illinois Still No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois received nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. It marks the second straight ranking the Illini hold the top spot.

A total of five teams received first-place votes. Second-ranked Oklahoma State garnered four No. 1 ballots and edged No. 3 Vanderbilt, who received seven first-place nods, by one point - 555-554. Fourth-ranked Florida had three and No. 4 Auburn one first-place vote.

LSU was sixth and followed by Virginia and Wake Forest. Big 12 foes Oklahoma and Texas Tech moved into the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

Oregon (#15) and Arizona State (#T25) returned to the top 25 while UNLV (#17), Kent State (#19), Mississippi (#21) and Missouri (#24) made their debuts. Alabama, California, Duke, Georgia Tech and South Carolina fell from the ranking.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 21

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois (9) 562 1
2 Oklahoma State (4) 555 2
3 Vanderbilt (7) 554 9
4 Florida (3) 533 8
5 Auburn (1) 510 3
6 LSU 495 4
7 Virginia 447 7
8 Wake Forest 414 10
9 Oklahoma 400 11
10 Texas Tech 340 23
11 Stanford 329 14
T12 Baylor 292 21
T12 North Carolina 292 20
14 Georgia 256 12
15 Oregon 229 NR
16 Clemson 221 6
17 UNLV 195 NR
18 Southern California 175 13
19 Kent State 156 NR
20 San Diego State 128 15
21 Mississippi 113 NR
22 Texas A&M 107 16
23 Texas 105 5
24 Missouri 68 NR
T25 Arizona State 51 NR
T25 Florida State 51 17
       
Dropped From Ranking:   Alabama (#24), California (#25), Duke (#19), Georgia Tech (#22), South Carolina (#18)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Duke, 36; Colorado, 34; Kansas, 32; Liberty, 21; Eastern Kentucky, 17; Arkansas, 16; Georgia Tech, 14; Purdue, 13; South Carolina, 10; UCLA, 9; BYU, 5; Alabama, 4; Kennesaw State, 3; Kentucky, 3; Michigan, 3; Michigan State, 1; North Florida, 1.