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Florida Continues Grip on Top Ranking in Precept Coaches Poll

Gators grab 20 first-place votes

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? The Florida Gators received 20 first-place votes to continue its grip on the No. 1 ranking in the Division I Precept Coaches Poll. Florida has held the top spot in all but the preseason ranking. UCLA earned five first-place votes and Clemson one first-place vote to stay at second and third, respectively. Georgia also stands pat at fourth.

 

Arizona State and Oklahoma State each moved up one spot - to sixth and seventh, respectively, - and is followed by TCU who fell two rungs to seventh. Georgia Tech and Augusta State also moved up a spot to eighth and ninth, respectively. Texas dropped from eighth to No. 10.

 

UNLV moved up a slot to No. 11 and is followed by Minnesota, who jumped seven spots to No. 12. North Carolina bumped up to No. 13 while Wake Forest dropped three spots to No. 14. California reentered the poll at No. 15 where it is tied with New Mexico. Washington fell one place to No. 17. Arizona picked up the remaining first-place vote despite slipping one spot to No. 18. Southern California took the biggest tumble within the rankings, dropping six spots to No. 19.

 

Oklahoma fell to No. 20 and is followed by Georgia Southern and South Carolina. Indiana and Kansas State debut in this season?s poll at Nos. 23 and 24, respectively. Arkansas fell four spots to No. 25.

Auburn, Duke and NC State 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 next spring.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Oct. 22, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (20) 657 1
2 UCLA (5) 617 2
3 Clemson (1) 595 3
4 Georgia 550 4
5 Arizona State 483 6
6 Oklahoma State 477 7
7 TCU 468 5
8 Georgia Tech 441 9
9 Augusta State 440 10
10 Texas 414 8
11 UNLV 350 12
12 Minnesota 332 19
13 North Carolina 302 14
14 Wake Forest 298 1
T15 California 221 NR
T15 New Mexico 221 15
17 Washington 213 16
18 Arizona (1) 168 17
19 Southern California 161 13
20 Oklahoma 147 18
21 Georgia Southern 134 24
22 South Carolina 120 23
23 Indiana 115 NR
24 Kansas State 112 NR
25 Arkansas 106 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:
Duke 92, Brigham Young 91, NC State 69, Tennessee 52, Illinois 50, Auburn 38, Kentucky 38, Colorado State 32, Northwestern 22, Pepperdine 20, Xavier 20, Southeastern Louisiana 10, Louisiana State 9, Wichita State 9, Missouri 8, Texas Tech 8, Texas-San Antonio 7, Vanderbilt 7, California-Irvine 6, North Texas 6, North Carolina-Wilmington 5, Texas A&M 5, Tulsa 5, Austin Peay State 4, Denver 2, Georgetown 2, Toledo 2, Iowa State 5, San Diego State 4, Jacksonville State 3, Maryland 1, Penn State 1

 

Dropped From Rankings:
Auburn, Duke, NC State

 

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