Texas Finishes Regular Season Atop Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll

(NEW YORK, NY) — The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf Worldmagazine, 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 21, 2012 issue of Golf World.  Texas enters the NCAA postseason as the top-ranked team in the final Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division I coaches’ poll of the spring.

The Longhorns secured 10 of the 17 available first-place votes to keep the No. 1 ranking they first earned last November. The team will try to earn a berth into the NCAA Championship when it plays at the Norman, Okla., regional held at Jimmie Austin GC.

Moving up one spot to No. 2 is SEC champion Alabama, which earned three first-place votes. Pac-12 champion California jumped two spots into the top three as well, securing the remaining four first-place votes. Rounding out the top five is UCLA.

New to the top 10 this week was No. 6 Oregon, which lost in a playoff to California at the Pac-12s.

No new teams are in the top 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 - May 16, 2012

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas (10) 387 1
2 Alabama (3) 385 3
3 California (4) 375 5
4 Auburn 368 2
5 UCLA 341 4
6 Oregon 333 12
7 Southern California 299 7
8 Arkansas 292 6
9 Stanford 266 9
10 Georgia Tech 264 10
11 UNLV 242 8
12 Texas A&M 227 15
T13 North Florida 225 11
T13 San Diego State 225 14
15 Washington 193 13
16 New Mexico 177 16
17 Kent State 143 18
18 Duke 133 17
19 Florida 129 23
20 Clemson 120 19
21 Virginia 102 22
22 Central Florida 84 21
23 Florida State 57 24
24 Georgia 51 25
25 Louisiana State 34 20
Dropped From Ranking:  None
Others Receiving Votes: North Texas, 16; East Carolina, 14; Liberty, 10; Arizona, 7; Indiana, 7; Illinois, 5; Iowa, 4; St. Mary's (Calif.), 4; Wichita State, 3; Chattanooga, 2; Memphis, 1.