California Unanimous 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 May 6, 2013 issue of Golf World. California's historic play in 2012-13—nine wins in 11 starts—has the Golden Bears remaining atop the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll.

The Golden Bears earned all 21 first-place votes as they attempt to defend their Pac-12 Championship title when play ends today at Los Angeles CC and move into the NCAA postseason.

Alabama, fresh off its SEC title, holds the No. 2 spot as it to awaits which NCAA regional site it will be sent to for the postseason. Defending NCAA champion Texas, which claimed its first Big 12 title last week in nine years, moved to the No. 3 spot, with UCLA and New Mexico rounding out the top five.

No new schools joined the top 10. Two programs joined the top 25: No. 22 South Carolina, runner-up at the SEC Championship, and Mississippi State, which tied for the 24th spot. It is the first time the Bulldogs have been in the Golf World/Nike Golf poll since it was resumed in 2001-02.

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 - May 1, 2013

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 California (21) 525 1
2 Alabama 504 2
3 Texas 470 4
4 UCLA 453 5
5 New Mexico 445 3
6 Washington 420 6
7 Stanford 378 7
8 TCU 376 8
9 Georgia Tech 363 9
10 Duke 331 10
11 Southern California 307 11
12 Oklahoma State 255 18
13 Florida State 253 15
14 Arkansas 238 14
15 Florida 236 12
16 Georgia 226 13
17 North Florida 180 17
18 Louisiana State 160 T15
19 Auburn 154 20
20 Texas A&M 110 21
21 SMU 99 22
22 South Carolina 82 NR
23 Kent State 53 19
T24 Mississippi State 48 NR
T24 Saint Marys (CA) 48 23
Dropped From Ranking: Tennessee (#24), Wake Forest (#25)
Others Receiving Votes: Houston, 33; UNLV, 16; Illinois, 13; Wake Forest, 13; Clemson, 12; Oklahoma, 11; Coastal Carolina, 4; NC State, 3; Tennessee, 3; Liberty, 1; Northwestern, 1; Virginia Tech, 1.