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The Florida Gators once again captured 31 first-place votes to retain its status as the top-ranked team in men?s college golf in the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Florida has been the nation?s top-ranked team the entire regular season after opening the fall tied for second in the preseason poll.

 

Defending national champion Clemson remained second and is followed by Georgia, who moved up two spots to third. UCLA and Georgia Tech each slid one spot to fourth and fifth, respectively. Sixth-ranked Arizona State and No. 7 Oklahoma State flip-flopped rankings for the third-straight poll. Texas, TCU and UNLV stood pat at positions eight through 10.

 

After winning the Hall of Fame Invitational, Arizona received one first-place vote and climbed two spots to No. 11 where it replaces Minnesota, who slipped to No. 12. Brigham Young made the biggest jump in the polls - seven spots to No. 13 - after winning the Morris Williams Intercollegiate. South Carolina come in at No. 14 and is followed by New Mexico, California, Augusta State, Arkansas, Wake Forest and Southern California.

 

Oklahoma (No. 21) and Washington (No. 22) each moved up one notch. North Carolina fell out of the top 20 to No. 23. Kentucky enters the rankings for the first time this season at No. 24 and is followed by Duke.

 

Colorado State was 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 April 8.

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

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (31) 799 1
2 Clemson 761 2
3 Georgia 673 5
4 UCLA 668 3
5 Georgia Tech 653 4
6 Arizona State 638 7
7 Oklahoma State 618 6
8 Texas 584 8
9 TCU 521 9
10 UNLV 447 10
11 Arizona (1) 409 13
12 Minnesota 402 11
13 Brigham Young 397 20
14 South Carolina 386 15
15 New Mexico 323 12
16 California 294 16
17 Augusta State 276 14
18 Arkansas 243 18
19 Wake Forest 239 17
20 Southern California 205 21
21 Oklahoma 184 22
22 Washington 148 23
23 North Carolina 104 19
24 Kentucky 72 NR
25 Duke 61 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 50, Pepperdine 46, Tennessee 33, Kansas 28, Kansas State 22, Central Florida 19, Jacksonville State 16, Louisiana State 16, Indiana 11, Georgia Southern 9, Vanderbilt 8, Northwestern 7, NC State 5, Wichita State 5, Southeastern Louisiana 4, Tulsa 4, Texas A&M 3, Xavier 3, Penn State 2, Illinois 1, SMU 1, Texas Tech 1, Toledo 1

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