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Clemson Edges ASU to Remain No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll
Pfeiffer moves into top spot in Division II

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? For the third-consecutive ranking, the Clemson Tigers have claimed the top spot in the Precept Division I Coaches Poll, edging No. 2 Augusta State for the third time this spring. Clemson (990 points) earned 19 of 42 first-place votes while Jaguars of Augusta State (946 points) received 18. Pfeiffer, ranked third previously, received 13 of 24 first-place votes to move to No. 1 in the Precept Division II Coaches Poll.

 

There was no movement in the top four of the Division I poll with TCU, who earned one first-place vote, and Florida following Clemson and Augusta State. Wake Forest received their first No. 1 vote of the spring to vault two places to fifth. Arizona and UNLV, who also received a first-place vote, each dropped a spot to sixth and seventh, respectively. Texas comes in at No. 8 and is followed by UCLA and Oklahoma State. The Cowboys, winners of two straight, earned the remaining first-place vote.

 

 

Minnesota drops a spot to No. 11 and is followed by Georgia. Georgia Tech and North Carolina tied at No. 13. Duke, New Mexico, NC State, Oklahoma, Northwestern and Illinois round out the top 20. Auburn reentered the poll at No. 23 and is joined by Washington (No. 21), Pepperdine (22), College of Charleston (24) and Southern California in the top 25.

 

Michigan State dropped out of the rankings.

 

In Division II, West Florida followed Pfeiffer to earn the No. 2 ranking. UC-Davis and South Carolina-Aiken tied for third with previous No. 1 Cal State-Stanislaus dropping to fifth. Cal-State Bakersfield, Rollins College, Colorado-Colorado Springs, Florida Southern and North Alabama round out the top 10. Rollins College made the biggest move in the poll climbing 15 spots to seventh.

 

 

Francis Marion remains at No. 11 and is joined by Chico State, Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State, and Central Oklahoma in the top 15. Delta State drops a spot to No. 16 and is followed by Cal-State San Bernardino, Abilene Christian and Cameron. Newcomers Georgia State College & State University and Armstrong Atlantic debut at Nos. 20 and 21, respectively. Central Arkansas, Drury, Western Washington and Grand Valley State comprise the rest of the top 25.

 

UC-San Diego and Ferris State fell from the Division II 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 26 and will contain rankings for from all three NCAA divisions.

Complete Rankings Follow

Precept Coaches Poll Division I Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division I
March 12, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Clemson (19) 990
2 Augusta State (18) 946
3 TCU (1) 853
4 Florida 777
5 Wake Forest (1) 774
6 Arizona 751
7 Nevada-Las Vegas 722
8 Texas 718
9 UCLA 697
10 Oklahoma State (1) 627
11 Minnesota 598
12 Georgia 467
T13 Georgia Tech 448
T13 North Carolina 448
15 Duke 395
16 New Mexico 366
17 NC State 325
18 Oklahoma 272
19 Northwestern 257
20 Illinois 238
21 Washington 203
22 Pepperdine 177
23 Auburn 125
24 College of Charleston 121
25 Southern California 102

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 90, Vanderbilt 87, Tennessee 68, Michigan State 60, Fresno State 49, San Diego State 47, Arkansas 42, Alabama 35, California 33, Colorado State 31, East Tennessee State 29, UNC-Wilmington 27, UC-Irvine 23, SMU 21, Toledo 21, Houston 20, UTEP 19, Kansas 18, Louisiana State 18, Arkansas-Little Rock 16, Virginia Tech 16, Baylor 15, Purdue 15, Kansas State 14, Lamar 13, Mississippi 12, Texas Tech 11, Ohio State 10, South Carolina 10, Colorado 8, Southeastern Louisiana 8, Campbell 5, Iowa State 5, UAB 4, New Mexico State 4, Southern Mississippi 4, Coastal Carolina 3, McNeese State 3, Penn State 3, Charleston Southern 2, Denver 2, Miami 2, Wichita State 2, UC-Riverside 1, Jacksonville State 1, North Texas 1, Rhode Island 1
Dropped from Rankings: Michigan State

 

 

 


 

 

 

Precept Coaches Poll Division II Top 25  
Precept Coaches Poll - Division II
March 12, 2003
Rank School (First Place) Points
1 Pfeiffer (13) 519
2 West Florida (5) 474
T3 UC-Davis 459
T3 South Carolina-Aiken (1) 459
5 Cal State-Stanislaus (2) 452
6 Cal State-Bakersfield 422
7 Rollins College (1) 415
8 Colorado-Colorado Springs (4) 410
9 Florida Southern College (1) 403
10 North Alabama 400
11 Francis Marion 347
12 Chico State (1) 333
13 Grand Canyon 241
14 Kennesaw State 238
15 Central Oklahoma 209
16 Delta State 195
17 Cal State-San Bernardino 192
18 Abilene Christian 159
19 Cameron 139
20 Georgia College & State University 136
21 Armstrong Atlantic 134
22 Central Arkansas 129
23 Drury 126
24 Western Washington 110
25 Grand Valley State 107

Others receiving votes: Ferris State 82, UC-San Diego 48, Columbus State 47, St. Mary's 46, Barton College 42, Valdosta State 42, South Dakota State 40, Arkansas Tech 37, Presbyterian College 37, Northeastern State 36, Coker College 33, Nebraska-Kearney 32, Barry 31, Andeson College 25, Central Missouri State 24, Incarnate Word 24, Lynn 24, Cal State-Dominguez Hills 22, Minnesota State-Mankato 21, North Dakota State 21, Colorado Christian 20, Colorado School of Mines 17, Catawba College 16, Southern Colorado 15, St. Cloud State 13, Ohio Valley College 13, Saint Martin's College 13, Northern Colorado 12, Lenoir-Rhyne College 9, Longwood College 9, East Central 7, Kentucky State 6, Minnesota-Crookston 6, Northwood 6, Bellarmine College 5, Northern Kentucky 5, Truman State 4, Wayne State 2, Charleston 1, Clayton College & State University 1, Concord College 1, Indianapolis 1, Southwestern Oklahoma State 1, West Texas A&M 1, Western New Mexico 1, Winono State 1
Dropped from Rankings: UC-San Diego, Ferris State

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