Texas Remains Top Team in GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 16, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Texas, with wins at the Morris Williams Invitational and the Insperity Augusta State Invitational, maintained their hold on the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division I college coaches’ poll.

The Longhorns earned 14 of the 20 available first-place votes as the squad now claims six victories in nine starts thus far into the 2011-12 season.

Alabama, with three wins this spring including recently at the Linger Longer Invitational, jumped four spots to the No. 2 position and earned three first-place votes. Auburn fell one place back to No. 3, as did California, which tied with UCLA in the No. 4 spot.

New to the top 10 this week is Oregon after the Ducks won their home event and then the Stanford Intercollegiate in consecutive weeks.

New to the top 25 was Virginia at No. 18 and Wichita State at No. 25.

Visit Senior Writer Ryan Herrington’s “Campus Insider” blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.

Division I - April 12, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas (14) 487 1
2 Alabama (3) 446 6
3 Auburn 413 2
T4 California (2) 406 3
T4 UCLA 406 4
6 UNLV (1) 389 5
7 Southern California 376 9
8 Oregon 360 11
9 Washington 347 7
10 Arkansas 333 10
11 Georgia Tech 313 8
12 Stanford 283 12
13 Texas A&M 257 14
14 San Diego State 248 15
15 Duke 186 16
16 Clemson 181 13
17 North Florida 169 17
18 Kent State 156 23
19 Virginia 137 NR
20 New Mexico 134 20
21 Louisiana State 129 18
22 Central Florida 83 19
23 Florida 73 24
24 Florida State 61 21
T25 Georgia 26 22
T25 Wichita State 26 NR
Dropped From Ranking:  Oklahoma State (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Baylor, 15; North Texas, 12; San Diego, 12; Iowa, 9; Oklahoma State, 9; Arizona, 5; UAB, 3; East Carolina, 3; St. Mary's (Calif.), 3; Oklahoma, 2; Illinois, 1; Liberty, 1.