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Florida Stays No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Gators edge UCLA, Clemson for top spot

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? For the second straight ranking, Florida earned the top spot in the Division I Precept Coaches Poll, narrowly edging second-ranked UCLA. The Gators earned three more points than the Bruins - 668-665 - despite UCLA capturing 16 first-place votes to Florida?s nine. Preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Clemson came in third with the three remaining first-place votes and trail Florida by only 10 points.

 

Georgia jumped four spots to fourth and TCU climbed two rungs to fifth. Arizona State dropped a spot to sixth while Oklahoma State and Texas fell to seventh and eighth, respectively. Georgia Tech and Augusta State both reentered the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10.

 

Wake Forest and UNLV, who were tied for ninth in the last poll, tumbled to Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Southern California fell two spots to 13th while North Carolina moved up to No. 14. New Mexico stayed at No. 15 and was followed by Washington, Arizona and Oklahoma. Minnesota made the biggest jump, climbing from No. 24 to 19. Duke moved up to No. 20

 

Arkansas stood pat at No. 21 and is followed by NC State and South Carolina. Georgia Southern checks in for the first time this season at No. 24. Auburn took the biggest fall in the poll, dropping from No. 20 to 25.

California dropped from the rankings.

 

The Precept Coaches poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division I Precept Coaches poll will be released Oct. 22.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Oct. 8, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Points
1 Florida (9) 668 1
2 UCLA (16) 665 3
3 Clemson (3) 658 2
4 Georgia 524 8
5 TCU 517 7
6 Arizona State 492 5
7 Oklahoma State 455 4
8 Texas 453 6
9 Georgia Tech 443 13
10 Augusta State 431 12
11 Wake Forest 340 T9
12 UNLV 331 T9
13 Southern California 287 11
14 North Carolina 267 16
15 New Mexico 256 15
16 Washington 251 17
17 Arizona 238 14
18 Oklahoma 185 19
19 Minnesota 154 24
20 Duke 143 22
21 Arkansas 134 21
22 NC State 125 18
23 South Carolina 119 23
24 Georgia Southern 102 NR
25 Auburn 98 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:
Indiana 96, California 95, Brigham Young 77, Xavier 69, Kansas State 65, Kentucky 58, Tennessee 50, Texas A&M 49, Illinois 27, Kansas 22, California-Irvine 14, Idaho 14, UNC-Wilmington 13, Alabama-Birmingham 12, Louisiana State 12, Michigan State 12, East Tennessee State 9, Pacific 9, Georgetown 8, Texas Tech 7, Vanderbilt 7, North Texas 5, Wichita State 4, Long Beach State 3, Austin Peay State 2, Jacksonville State 2, Maryland 2, Penn State 2, Toledo 2, Tulsa 2, Iowa State 1, Rhode Island 1, San Diego State 1

 

Dropped From Rankings: California

 

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