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Clemson Retains Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll
No. 2 Augusta State Claims 17 first-place votes

 

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Despite receiving only nine of 30 first-place votes, the Clemson Tigers remain No. 1 in the Precept Division I Coaches Poll, edging second-ranked Augusta State, 724-711. The Jaguars claimed nearly double the first-place votes of Clemson (17), but all of the Tigers remaining votes were in top four, allowing them to retain the top spot.

 

TCU earned its highest ranking of the season climbing from No. 6 to third and claimed one first-place vote. Florida dropped one spot to fourth and is followed by Arizona, winner of back-to-back tournaments, who received a vote for No. 1. UNLV, who climbed two spots to sixth, also received a first-place vote and is followed by Wake Forest, Texas, UCLA and Minnesota. UCLA made the biggest jump in the poll, moving up 13 spots to ninth.

 

 

North Carolina comes in at No. 11 and is followed by Oklahoma State, Duke and Georgia, who took the biggest drop in the polls and fell out of the top 10. Illinois, Georgia Tech and New Mexico, who received the remaining first-place vote, each fell one spot. Oklahoma re-entered the poll at No. 18 and was followed by Washington and NC State.

 

Two other newcomers - Southern California and Pepperdine - entered the poll at Nos. 21 and 23, respectively. Northwestern climbed two spots to No. 22 with Michigan State (No. 24) and College of Charleston rounding out the top 25.

 

Auburn, Fresno State and Tennessee dropped out of the rankings.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Precept Coaches poll will be released March 12 and will contain rankings for both Divisions I and II.

Complete Rankings Follow

Precept Coaches Poll Division I Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division I
February 26, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Clemson (9) 724
2 Augusta State (17) 711
3 TCU (1) 622
4 Florida 605
5 Arizona (1) 599
6 UNLV (1) 578
7 Wake Forest 531
8 Texas 496
9 UCLA 469
10 Minnesota 423
11 North Carolina 368
12 Oklahoma State 366
13 Duke 327
14 Georgia 296
15 Illinois 287
16 Georgia Tech 280
17 New Mexico (1) 278
18 Oklahoma 185
19 Washington 162
20 NC State 160
21 Southern California 157
22 Northwestern 125
23 Pepperdine 108
24 Michigan State 106
25 College of Charleston 91

Others receiving votes: Auburn 90, Fresno State 85, Tennessee 55, San Diego State 53, Vanderbilt 48, Toledo 34, Arizona State 29, UNC-Wilmington 28, Kansas 27, Arkansas 23, Houston 23, New Mexico State 21, Kansas State 20, SMU 20, Brigham Young 14, Colorado State 14, Virginia Tech 14, Denver 11, Louisiana State 10, Tulsa 10, Ohio State 9, Stanford 8, Wichita State 7, Iowa State 6, Oregon State 6, Baylor 5, Oregon 5, Alabama 4, California 4, Missouri 4, UTEP 3, Cal-Irvine 2, East Tennessee State 2, Lamar 2, McNeese State 1
Dropped from Rankings: Auburn, Fresno State, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

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