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Florida No. 1 in GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll

Georgia ranked second

NORMAN, Okla. ? The Florida Gators are the top-ranked men?s golf team in the country in the latest GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll. Florida - who spent much of last season season ranked No. 1 - received nine first-place votes to outdistance SEC rival Georgia, who claimed four first-place votes to sit in second.

 

Clemson checks into the poll at third and is followed by Arizona State and Georgia Tech. Oklahoma State collected two first-place to enter the poll at No. 6 while New Mexico and Kentucky claimed one first-place ballot apiece to rank seventh and eighth, respectively. UCLA received two first-place votes to place ninth. Texas completes the top 10.

 

Auburn enters the poll at No. 11 and is followed by Arizona - who claimed the final first-place vote, UNLV, TCU and Tennessee. Oklahoma ranks 16th while Southern California, Brigham Young, California and Wake Forest round out the top 20.

 

South Carolina is ranked No. 21 with Washington, Duke, Minnesota and Vanderbilt completing the top 25.

 

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. Previous ranking reflects last season?s NCAA Championship finish.

GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Sept. 23, 2004

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (9) 471 T6
2 Georgia (4) 455 t11
3 Clemson 412 18
4 Arizona State 378 t21
5 Georgia Tech 373 5
6 Oklahoma State (2) 354 13
7 New Mexico (1) 327 19
8 Kentucky (1) 319 8
9 UCLA (2) 299 2
10 Texas 292 4
11 Auburn 279 T21
12 Arizona (1) 262 3
13 UNLV 259 NR
14 TCU 218 20
15 Tennessee 199 NR
16 Oklahoma 191 T21
17 Southern California 172 T16
18 Brigham Young 153 9
19 California 139 1
20 Wake Forest 117 NR
21 South Carolina 103 NR
22 Washington 101 T6
23 Duke 95 NR
24 Minnesota 68 NR
25 Vanderbilt 55 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Augusta State 54, Pepperdine 46, Kent State 44, Michigan State 28, Georgia Southern 25, Arkansas 21, Oregon State 20, Wichita State 20, North Carolina 16, Texas Tech 16, Oregon 14, Purdue 14, SMU 14, Stanford 12, Wisconsin 12, Texas A&M 9, Houston 8, Kansas 7, NC State 7, Louisiana State 6, Fresno State 5, California-Riverside 3, Penn State 3, Ohio State 2, Memphis 1, Notre Dame 1, Rhode Island 1

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