(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 March 26, 2012 issue of Golf World. Having climbed to the top spot last November, Texas remains the No. 1 ranked team in the Golf World/Nike Golf men’s Division I coaches’ poll. The Longhorns earned 13 of 18 available first-place votes, having won their fifth tournament title of the 2011-12 season this past weekend at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate.
Auburn kept a hold of its No. 2 spot in the most recent ranking, earning two first-place votes. California, thanks to a victory at the John Burns Intercollegiate in February and a runner-up finish at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters earlier this month, moved up six spots to sit in the No. 3 spot, with the Bears also earning one first-place vote.
Rounding out the top five are UCLA and UNLV, the Rebels having won their fourth title of the season at Southern Highlands to jump from No. 12 to No. 5.
One other school earned a first-place vote: No. 6 Alabama. The Crimson Tide cruised to a 22-stroke victory this past weekend at the Schenkel Invitational but the tournament ended after voting closed on March 16.
UNLV was the only program to move into the top 10. No new schools appear in the top 25.
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Division I - March 22, 2012
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|15||San Diego State||172||21|
|Dropped From Ranking:||None|
|Others Receiving Votes: Virginia, 26; Arizona, 18; San Diego, 13; Tennessee, 13; Saint Mary's, 10; Baylor, 8; Oregon State, 7; Middle Tennessee State, 5; Iowa, 4; Liberty, 4; Oklahoma, 4; East Carolina, 3; North Texas, 3; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 2; Indiana, 1.|