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Florida Edges UCLA, Clemson for Top Spot in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Twenty points separate top three teams

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? Florida edged UCLA and Clemson to remain the top-ranked team in men?s college golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. The Gators earned 27 first-place votes to finish 13 points ahead of the Bruins - who tallied six first-place ballots - and 20 points ahead of the Tigers - who had one first-place vote.

 

Georgia Tech and Georgia flip-flopped their previous rankings to hold spots four and five, respectively, and are followed by Arizona State. Oklahoma State and UNLV also traded places to rank seventh and eighth, respectively. UNLV stayed at ninth and Texas moved up one spot to reenter the top 10.

 

Minnesota starts the second 10 and is followed by Augusta State - who dropped two spots to No. 12 - and New Mexico. Arizona received the remaining first-place vote on the strength of two-straight tournament wins and moved up three spots to No. 14. South Carolina made the biggest move in the poll, jumping 10 spots to 15. California and North Carolina tied at No. 16 and was followed by Wake Forest, Arkansas and Washington.

 

Brigham Young moved up one spot to No. 21 while Duke and Southern California tied at 22. Illinois (No. 24) and Colorado State (No. 25) round out the top 25.

 

No teams were dropped from the previous 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 March 11.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Feb. 26, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (27) 833 1
2 UCLA (6) 820 2
3 Clemson (1) 813 3
4 Georgia Tech 753 5
5 Georgia 681 4
6 Arizona State 661 6
7 Oklahoma State 657 8
8 TCU 558 7
9 UNLV 551 9
10 Texas 545 11
11 Minnesota 481 12
12 Augusta State 408 10
13 New Mexico 383 16
14 Arizona (1) 344 17
15 South Carolina 342 25
16 California 336 14
16 North Carolina 336 13
18 Wake Forest 330 15
19 Arkansas 277 21
20 Washington 187 18
21 Brigham Young 164 22
22 Duke 137 19
22 Southern California 137 20
24 Illinois 114 24
25 Colorado State 91 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dropped From Rankings: None

 

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