(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.
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Division I - April 17, 2013
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|23||Saint Mary's (CA)||50||24|
|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.|