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Clemson Remains in Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll 
Tigers No. 1 for sixth-straight ranking 

 

 

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The Clemson Tigers remain atop the latest Precept Division I Coaches Poll, a position that they have held for sixth-straight rankings and for the entire spring season. The Tigers, who won the ACC Championship on April 20, earned 21 first-place votes. Augusta State, who has been ranked No. 2 four times this season, received three first-place votes and has moved back into second for the first time since March 12.

 

Clemson and Augusta State are followed by Big 12 champion Texas and ACC runner-up Wake Forest, who tallied a first-place vote. Big 12 runner-up Oklahoma State fell from second to fifth. Pac-10 champion UCLA earned three first-place votes and runner-up Arizona another to rank sixth and seventh, respectively. Florida, the SEC champion, came in at No. 8 and is followed by Conference USA champ TCU and UNLV.

 

Auburn, who made the biggest jump in the poll - from No. 16 to No. 11, earned the remaining first-place vote and is followed by Georgia and North Carolina. Georgia Tech and Minnesota tied at No. 14. NC State dropped a spot to No. 16 while Arizona State moved up a notch to No. 17. Oklahoma climbed four spots to No. 18 while Mountain West Conference champ New Mexico slid two slots to No. 19. Washington held steady at No. 20 and is followed by Illinois and College of Charleston. Arkansas and Pepperdine enter the poll at No. 23 and 24, respectively. Duke dropped six spots to No. 25.

 

Northwestern and Southern California fell from the top 25.

 

To vote in the Precept Coaches Poll, a coach must be a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The next Division I Precept Coaches poll will be released May 21.

 

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - May 7, 2003 

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Clemson (21) 709 1
2 Augusta State (3) 650 4
3 Texas 637 6
4 Wake Forest (1) 586 5
5 Oklahoma State 583 2
6 UCLA (3) 566 10
7 Arizona (1) 540 3
8 Florida 519 9
9 TCU 516 8
10 UNLV 454 7
11 Auburn (1) 353 16
12 Georgia 351 11
13 North Carolina 350 12
14 Georgia Tech 327 14
14 Minnesota 327 13
16 NC State 265 15
17 Arizona State 258 18
18 Oklahoma 192 22
19 New Mexico 177 17
20 Washington 156 20
21 Illinois 118 24
22 College of Charleston 100 21
23 Arkansas 93 NR
24 Pepperdine 87 NR
25 Duke 75 19

Others Receiving Votes: SMU 66, Tennessee 65, Southern California 60, Fresno State 43, California-Irvine 36, Alabama 28, Tulsa 27, Arkansas-Little Rock 25, North Texas 22, Denver 21, Jacksonville State 21, Alabama-Birmingham 19, Louisiana-Lafayette 19, South Carolina 19, Kansas State 18, Baylor 17, Rhode Island 15, Central Florida 14, Virginia Tech 14, East Tennessee State 13, Pacific 13, San Diego State 13, Vanderbilt 13, Georgia State 12, Kentucky 12, East Carolina 11, California 10, Georgia Southern 10, Michigan State 7, Tulane 7, Louisiana State 6, Middle Tennessee State 5, South Florida 5, Tennessee State 5, Purdue 4, Oregon 3, Southern Mississippi 2, Texas-Arlington 2, Kent State 1, Toledo 1, Wichita State1

Dropped From Rankings: Northwestern, Southern California

 

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