Oklahoma State Still No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma State received 23 first-place to stay atop the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. This marks the ninth straight ranking the Cowboys have held the top spot.

Duke climbed seven spots to second. Georgia Tech moved up one spot to third and claimed the remaining first-place ballot. Alabama was fourth while Oklahoma checked in at No. 5. Pepperdine made its season debut in the rankings at No. 6. SMU and Illinois both jumped into the top 10 at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively. Texas A&M was eighth and Texas No. 10.

BYU (#T16) and Arkansas State (#23) joined Pepperdine in debuting in the rankings while Wake Forest reentered at No. 12. Baylor, Stanford, Texas Tech, and UNLV fell from the top 25.

The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll will be released Nov. 16.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Oklahoma State (23) 599 1
2 Duke 549 9
3 Georgia Tech (1) 547 4
4 Alabama 527 3
5 Oklahoma 496 2
6 Pepperdine 476 NR
7 SMU 408 21
8 Texas A&M 401 6
9 Illinois 381 17
10 Texas 376 8
11 Southern California 354 7
12 Wake Forest 338 NR
13 Vanderbilt 303 16
14 Arkansas 268 19
15 Clemson 252 13
T16 BYU 213 NR
T16 Louisville 213 23
18 Arizona State 196 11
19 Georgia 175 10
20 Auburn 118 14
21 Tennessee 95 5
22 LSU 85 12
23 Arkansas State 81 NR
24 South Carolina 70 22
25 California 50 15
       
Dropped From Ranking: Baylor (#24), Stanford (#20), Texas Tech (#25), UNLV (#18)
       
Others Receiving Votes: Baylor, 40; UNLV, 40; North Florida, 37; Stanford, 22; USF, 22; Marquette, 13; Florida, 11; Iowa, 10; Purdue, 10; Texas Tech, 10; Nevada, 5; Kansas, 2; Northwestern, 2; Virginia, 2; Central Florida, 1; North Carolina, 1; Penn State, 1.