Texas New Number One in GolfWorld/Nike Golf DI 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 and the NAIA, will appear in the November 7, 2011 issue of Golf World After winning its final three tournaments of the fall, Texas has claimed the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division I coaches’ poll.

The Longhorns earned 18 of the 23 available first place votes to become the No. 1 team in the poll for the first time since it was revived to start the 2001-02 season.

Led by freshman sensation Jordan Spieth, Texas has claimed three straight tournaments for the first time since spring 2002. The average margin of victory in the events has been an impressive 20.67 strokes.

Auburn, the top team in the previous Golf World poll, dropped one spot to No. 2, while Oregon, also a three-time winner to start the 2011-12 season, leaped from the No. 20 spot to No. 3. Rounding out the top five are Arkansas and Stanford.

In addition to Texas, five other schools are ranked the highest they have ever been in the Golf World poll: Arkansas (No. 4), California (No. 10), North Florida (No. 12), Kent State (No. 17) and UCF (No. 18). North Florida, Kent State and UCF are also new to the poll this week.

Other schools cracking the top 25: New Mexico (No. 15) and UNLV (No. 19).

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 - November 2, 2011

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas (18) 523 7
2 Auburn 497 1
3 Oregon (2) 470 20
4 Arkansas 443 9
5 Stanford 441 4
6 Alabama (3) 434 T5
7 Georgia Tech 403 T5
8 UCLA 400 3
9 Washington 389 13
10 California 361 15
11 Oklahoma State 287 2
12 North Florida 280 NR
13 Florida State 263 18
14 Clemson 234 12
15 New Mexico 171 NR
16 San Diego State 167 14
17 Kent State 166 NR
18 Central Florida 165 NR
19 UNLV 155 NR
20 Louisiana State 154 22
21 Virginia 141 23
T22 Illinois 123 T16
T22 Southern California 123 11
24 Duke 110 21
25 Georgia 86 T16

Dropped From Ranking: Colorado (#24), Florida (#10), Ohio State (#25), Tennessee (#19), Texas A&M (#8).
Others Receiving Votes: Florida, 62; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 56; Texas A&M, 54; Iowa, 51; Arizona, 40; UAB, 40; Indiana, 28; Ohio State, 19; Wichita State, 19; North Texas, 18; Tennessee, 17; Baylor, 15; Oklahoma, 15; Liberty, 11; San Francisco, 9; Texas Tech, 8; Kennesaw State, 6; East Carolina, 5; Saint Mary's, 5; San Jose State, 4; Oregon State, 3; Memphis, 1.

 

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Texas (18) 523 7
2 Auburn 497 1
3 Oregon (2) 470 20
4 Arkansas 443 9
5 Stanford 441 4
6 Alabama (3) 434 T5
7 Georgia Tech 403 T5
8 UCLA 400 3
9 Washington 389 13
10 California 361 15
11 Oklahoma State 287 2
12 North Florida 280 NR
13 Florida State 263 18
14 Clemson 234 12
15 New Mexico 171 NR
16 San Diego State 167 14
17 Kent State 166 NR
18 Central Florida 165 NR
19 UNLV 155 NR
20 Louisiana State 154 22
21 Virginia 141 23
T22 Illinois 123 T16
T22 Southern California 123 11
24 Duke 110 21
25 Georgia 86 T16

     
Dropped From Ranking: Colorado (#24), Florida (#10), Ohio State (#25), Tennessee (#19), Texas A&M (#8).      




Others Receiving Votes: Florida, 62; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 56; Texas A&M, 54; Iowa, 51; Arizona, 40; UAB, 40; Indiana, 28; Ohio State, 19; Wichita State, 19; North Texas, 18; Tennessee, 17; Baylor, 15; Oklahoma, 15; Liberty, 11; San Francisco, 9; Texas Tech, 8; Kennesaw State, 6; East Carolina, 5; Saint Mary's, 5; San Jose State, 4; Oregon State, 3; Memphis, 1.