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Florida Widens Gap in  GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Gators earn season-high 31 first-place votes

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? Based on the strength of its five team championships this season, the Florida Gators widened their lead as the top-ranked team in men?s college in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Florida earned a season-high 31 first-place votes, four votes more than its previous best.

 

Defending national champion Clemson moved up one spot to second, while UCLA dropped to third, despite claiming two first-place ballots. Georgia Tech and Georgia stayed at fourth and fifth, respectively. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 7 Arizona State flip-flopped from the last rankings. Texas jumped two spots to eighth and TCU and UNLV each slid one spot.

 

Minnesota stayed at No. 11 for consecutive polls. New Mexico and Arizona climbed one rung each to Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, and were followed by Augusta State, South Carolina, California, Wake Forest and Arkansas. North Carolina fell three spots out of a tie for No. 16 and Brigham Young was No. 20.

 

Southern California moved up one space to No. 21 and is followed by Oklahoma, who reentered the poll at No. 22. Washington, Duke and Colorado State round out the top 25.

 

Illinois dropped from the previous rankings.

The GCAA/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 GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll will be released March 25.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - March 11, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (31) 823 1
2 Clemson 781 3
3 UCLA (2) 756 2
4 Georgia Tech 680 4
5 Georgia 675 5
6 Oklahoma State 603 7
7 Arizona State 580 6
8 Texas 564 10
9 TCU 518 8
10 UNLV 517 9
11 Minnesota 428 11
12 New Mexico 396 13
13 Arizona 386 14
14 Augusta State 353 12
15 South Carolina 352 15
16 California 289 T16
17 Wake Forest 280 18
18 Arkansas 252 19
19 North Carolina 237 T16
20 Brigham Young 209 21
21 Southern California 189 T22
22 Oklahoma 184 NR
23 Washington 141 20
24 Duke 73 T22
25 Colorado State 64 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes:

 

Dropped From Rankings: Illinois

 

 

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