NORMAN, Okla. – Texas received 16 of 25 first-place votes to grab the No. 1 spot in the preseason Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Longhors, who were also the top-ranked team in college golf to close the regular season, finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships.
Southern California was the only other team to garner multiple first-place votes, four, and are ranked second. Illinois received a first-place vote and is fourth followed by Oklahoma State. Fifth-ranked Vanderbilt and No. 6 Florida also collected a first-place tally. LSU was seventh while Stanford, with one first-place vote, Georgia and Oklahoma complete the top 10.
Defending NCAA champion Oregon was No. 15 and received the remaining first-place vote.
Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Preseason
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NCAA Finals Finish|
|2||Southern California (4)||554||Semifinals|
|8||Stanford (1)||413||Missed Cut|
|14||Wake Forest||290||Missed Cut|
|18||Florida State||215||Missed Cut|
|Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina, 52; Texas A&M, 52; San Diego State, 51; Washington, 41; Purdue, 27; UCLA, 27; UNLV, 26; Georgia Tech, 20; Houston, 20; Texas Tech, 15; NC State, 14; TCU, 14; Michigan, 8; Louisville, 7; Penn State, 4; Pepperdine, 3; UAB, 2; Charleston Southern, 1; New Mexico, 1; SMU, 1; Troy, 1.|