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

NORMAN, Okla. – Texas A&M climbed 15 spots to become the new No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Aggies won both tournaments they’ve competed in this season - the Badger Invitational and the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational - and claimed 10 first-place votes.

The first regular season ranking saw massive movement with seven new teams to the top 25. Texas A&M was one of six teams to move into the top 10. Preseason No. 1 Oklahoma State slipped to second despite receiving nine first-place votes. Wake Forest also tallied a first-place ballot and moved up eight rungs to third. Alabama rockected up 15 slots to No. 4. Fifth-ranked Florida earned the remaining first-place vote. Georgia Tech also made a big move, jumping from No. 18 to sixth. Baylor and Oklahoma tied for seventh. Kentucky moved into the top 25 at No. 9 while Texas Tech moved up a dozen positions to No. 10.

In addition to Kentucky, Arkansas (#16), Duke (#17), Missouri (#18), BYU (#21), Marquette (#22), and Saint Mary’s (CA) (#25) debuted in the ranking.

Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, Pepperdine, Stanford, UNLV and Virginia fell from the top 25.

The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released October 20.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Sept. 29

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Texas A&M (10) 487 16
2 Oklahoma State (9) 478 1
3 Wake Forest (1) 440 11
4 Alabama 390 19
5 Florida (1) 356 10
6 Georgia Tech 341 18
T7 Baylor 328 4
T7 Oklahoma 328 3
9 Kentucky 293 NR
10 Texas Tech 285 22
11 Auburn 271 13
12 Vanderbilt 263 2
13 Kent State 233 T23
14 Illinois 220 5
15 Arizona State 203 21
16 Arkansas 195 NR
17 Duke 187 NR
18 Missouri 183 NR
19 LSU 171 7
20 Texas 148 6
21 BYU 146 NR
22 Marquette 104 NR
23 Southern California 93 8
24 Florida State 73 20
25 Saint Mary's (CA) 67 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking:  Clemson (#17), Georgia (#25), Oregon (#9), Pepperdine (#T23), Stanford (#14), UNLV (#12), Virginia (#15)    
       
Others Receiving Votes: Clemson, 60; Colorado State, 56; Oregon, 52; UNLV, 44, USF, 35; Stanford, 34; NC State, 29; Virginia, 28; Utah, 25; Ole Miss, 21; Colorado, 18; Tennessee, 18; South Carolina, 17; UCF, 12; Mississippi State, 12; California, 11; North Carolina, 10; Arizona, 9; Kansas, 8; Washington, 8; Pepperdine, 7; UCLA, 7; West Virginia, 6; Northwestern, 5; Notre Dame, 4; Michigan State, 2; UMKC, 2; North Florida, 1; Wyoming, 1.