NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois received nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. It marks the second straight ranking the Illini hold the top spot.
A total of five teams received first-place votes. Second-ranked Oklahoma State garnered four No. 1 ballots and edged No. 3 Vanderbilt, who received seven first-place nods, by one point - 555-554. Fourth-ranked Florida had three and No. 4 Auburn one first-place vote.
LSU was sixth and followed by Virginia and Wake Forest. Big 12 foes Oklahoma and Texas Tech moved into the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
Oregon (#15) and Arizona State (#T25) returned to the top 25 while UNLV (#17), Kent State (#19), Mississippi (#21) and Missouri (#24) made their debuts. Alabama, California, Duke, Georgia Tech and South Carolina fell from the ranking.
Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 21
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Oklahoma State (4)||555||2|
|20||San Diego State||128||15|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Alabama (#24), California (#25), Duke (#19), Georgia Tech (#22), South Carolina (#18)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Duke, 36; Colorado, 34; Kansas, 32; Liberty, 21; Eastern Kentucky, 17; Arkansas, 16; Georgia Tech, 14; Purdue, 13; South Carolina, 10; UCLA, 9; BYU, 5; Alabama, 4; Kennesaw State, 3; Kentucky, 3; Michigan, 3; Michigan State, 1; North Florida, 1.|