Texas A&M Remains No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Texas A&M tallied 18 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Aggies have won all three of their tournaments this season.

Alabama moved up two spots to No. 2 and earned four first-place votes. Third-ranked Oklahoma State garnered the remaining first-place ballot. Georgia Tech climbed two spots to fourth and was followed by Oklahoma and Kentucky. Auburn entered the top 10 at No. 7. Eighth-ranked Baylor, Wake Forest and Florida completed the top 10.

Five teams debuted in the ranking - California (#18), Colorado State (#19), North Carolina (#21), Santa Clara (#20) and UCLA (#T22) - while Clemson (#16) and Stanford (#14) returned to the top 25. BYU, Duke, Florida State, Illinois, Southern California, St. Mary’s (CA) and Texas fell from the ranking.

The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released November 17.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 20

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Texas A&M (18) 570 1
2 Alabama (4) 540 4
3 Oklahoma State (1) 537 2
4 Georgia Tech 496 6
5 Oklahoma 481 T7
6 Kentucky 420 9
7 Auburn 415 11
8 Baylor 396 T7
9 Wake Forest 389 3
10 Florida 381 5
11 Vanderbilt 361 12
12 LSU 351 19
13 Texas Tech 278 10
14 Stanford 265 NR
15 Kent State 257 13
16 Clemson 200 NR
17 Arkansas 171 16
18 California 149 NR
19 Colorado State 99 NR
20 Santa Clara 96 NR
21 North Carolina 95 NR
T22 Marquette 68 22
T22 UCLA 68 NR
24 Missouri 65 18
25 Arizona State 50 15
       
Dropped From Ranking:   BYU (#21), Duke (#17), Florida State (#24), Illinois (#14), Southern California (#23), St. Mary's (CA) (#25), Texas (#20)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Florida State, 47; Tennessee, 43; Texas, 39; Illinois, 30; Duke, 26; Southern California, 16; North Florida, 15; Penn State, 15; BYU, 13; Kansas, 10; Wyoming, 3; Colorado, 2; St. Mary's (CA), 2; Georgia Southern, 1; South Carolina, 1.