Arizona State moves to No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Entering the second ranked second in the Preseason Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll, the Arizona State found themselves as the new No. I after opening victories at the Maui Jim Invitational and Trinity Forest Invitational.

The Sun Devils received 14 first-place votes, while second-ranked Georgia Tech earned nine, third-ranked Baylor tallied a single first place vote, and fourth-ranked Wake Forest earned two votes of their own.

Pepperdine jumped to fifth, while Texas Tech moved up 12 spots to No. 6, followed by Duke, Washington, Oklahoma, and Texas to round out the Top-10.

Washington (#8), Notre Dame (#12), Arizona (#13), Louisville (#16), Arkansas (#17), Ole Miss (#24), and West Virginia (#25) all joined the poll for the first time this season. Alabama, California, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt all fell from the top 25.

1 Arizona State (14) 630 2
2 Georgia Tech (9) 603 3
3 Baylor (1) 550 20
4 Wake Forest (2) 505 6
5 Pepperdine 478 10
6 Texas Tech 461 18
7 Duke 433 12
8 Washington 423 NR
9 Oklahoma 385 7
10 Texas 382 1
11 Texas A&M 354 14
12 Notre Dame 316 NR
13 Arizona 313 NR
14 North Carolina 282 23
15 Clemson 249 17
16 Louisville 224 NR
17 Arkansas 217 NR
18 SMU 171 24
19 Southern California 170 11
20 Georgia 145 13
21 Stanford 126 9
22 Illinois 121 19
23 Auburn 107 8
24 Mississippi 81 NR
25 West Virginia 73 NR
       
Dropped From Ranking: Alabama (#21); California (#16); Florida (#25); LSU (#15); Oklahoma State (#4); South Carolina (#22); Vanderbilt (#5) 
       
Others Receiving Votes: North Florida, 72; Oklahoma State, 63; Liberty, 59; Tennessee, 57; Penn State, 46; LSU, 36; Tennessee Tech, 34; Vanderbilt, 34; South Carolina, 33; Florida, 32; Kansas, 28; Alabama, 20; Central Florida, 16; UCLA, 16; Ball State, 15; Houston, 14; Arkansas State, 12; East Tennessee State, 9; James Madison, 8; Long Beach State, 8; UNC Charlotte, 8; NC State, 7; BYU, 6; Florida State, 3; Old Dominion, 3; Oregon, 3; South Florida, 3; UAB, 3; Jacksonville, 1; Marquette, 2; Sam Houston State, 1.