(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 October 3, 2011 issue of Golf World. Auburn, thanks to a victory in the Carpet Capital Classic and a T-2 finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, has claimed the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division I men’s coaches’ poll.
It is the first time since the return of the Golf World poll in 2001-02 that the Tigers have been ranked No. 1. The previous best showing in the Golf World poll had been a No. 6 ranking in February 2005.
Keeping its spot in the No. 2 position is Oklahoma State, followed by UCLA at third, Stanford fourth and Alabama and Georgia Tech tied for fifth. The Bruins where the preseason No. 1 and have yet to play their first fall tournament. The Cardinal won the Olympia Fields title, causing them to jump from preseason No. 12. Stanford is the only new team in the top 10.
New to the top 25 are Florida State (No. 18), Tennessee (No. 19), Oregon (No. 20) and Colorado (No. 24). For Colorado, it’s the first time the Buffaloes have ever appeared in the Golf World/Nike Golf coaches’ poll.
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Division I - September 28, 2011
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Oklahoma State (1)||394||2|
|14||San Diego State||165||14|
|Dropped From Ranking: Augusta State (22), Iowa (19), Oklahoma (25), Texas Tech (23)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech, 63; UNLV, 63; Baylor, 52; Oklahoma, 51; Iowa, 48; Central Florida, 40; North Texas, 35; NC State, 33; TCU, 20; Arizona, 19; Augusta State, 19; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 16; Colorado State, 13; Wake Forest, 10; Campbell, 8; San Diego, 8; Notre Dame, 7; Furman, 5; Kennesaw State, 5; Indiana, 3; Liberty, 3; Winthrop, 3; Arkansas State, 2; East Carolina, 2; Oregon State, 2; Kent State, 1; UAB, 1; Wichita State, 1.|