(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|
|16||San Diego State||167||14|
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.|