California Again 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 22, 2013 issue of Golf World. California maintained its spot atop the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll, earning 15 of the 19 available first-place votes.

After the close of voting the Golden Bears' claimed their ninth title in 11 starts with their first victory at the Western Intercollegiate since the 1950s.

Alabama kept its place at No. 2. The Crimson Tide earned the other four first-place votes after claiming the title at the Aggie Invitational, their fifth team title of the 2012-13 season.

Rounding out the top five are New Mexico, Texas and UCLA.

New to the top 10 are No. 8 TCU and No. 10 Duke. Joining the top 25 are No. 21 Texas A&M, No. 24 Tennessee and No. 25 Wake Forest.

Visit Golf World 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 17, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 California (15) 471 1
2 Alabama (4) 459 2
3 New Mexico 417 3
4 Texas 405 6
5 UCLA 400 5
6 Washington 395 4
7 Stanford 329 9
8 TCU 323 11
9 Georgia Tech 304 10
10 Duke 300 12
11 Southern California 277 7
12 Florida 269 8
13 Georgia 247 13
14 Arkansas 244 19
T15 Florida State 180 T17
T15 Louisiana State 180 15
17 North Florida 172 16
18 Oklahoma State 165 14
19 Kent State 152 21
20 Auburn 98 22
21 Texas A&M 86 NR
22 SMU 75 20
23 Saint Mary's (CA) 50 24
24 Tennessee 46 NR
25 Wake Forest 22 NR
Dropped From Ranking:  Clemson (#23), Houston (#25), Illinois (#T17)
Others Receiving Votes: UNLV, 20; Houston, 17; Illinois, 16; Virginia Tech, 16; Clemson, 12; Kansas State, 6; Mississippi State, 6; Oklahoma, 6; Coastal Carolina, 4; Northwestern, 3; South Carolina, 3.