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Posted Friday, March 25, 2005

 

Oklahoma State Retains Collegiate Golf?s Top Ranking

 

Weekend victory results in commanding lead for Cowboys in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. ? After an extremely impressive final two rounds that resulted in a Hall of Fame Invitational win last weekend, the Oklahoma State Cowboys garnered 21of 24 first-place votes to solidify their stance atop the latest GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Following them was Georgia Tech - who grabbed a single first-place vote - and Georgia, the team holding the last two first-place votes.

New Mexico stood strong at the fourth slot while the Rebels of UNLV made this weeks biggest jump, up 10 spots to the fifth following its victory at the Southern Highlands Collegiate as well as their strong second-place finish at the Hall of Fame Invitational over the last two weeks. Florida sprung four spots up to number six while Arizona State jumped five rungs of its own up to seventh. Wake Forest, Brigham Young and Southern California round out this week?s top ten.

 

Auburn slid six slots back to No. 11 while TCU fell three to No. 12. UCLA remained at No. 13 and Duke rose three rungs to No. 14. Tennessee, Michigan State, Augusta State, Texas, Clemson and previously unranked South Carolina close out the top 20.

Kentucky rose a single position to check in at No. 21, right in front of Minnesota, who fell two slots to No. 22. This week?s poll is rounded out by Arizona, Georgia State and previously unranked Alabama.

 

Kent State and Washington fell from the top 25 rankings.

 

The GCAA/Bridgestone 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/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released April 8.

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - March 25, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (21) 596 1
2 Georgia Tech (51 562 2
3 Georgia (2) 548 3
4 New Mexico 505 4
5 UNLV 434 15
6 Florida 433 10
7 Arizona State 407 12
8 Wake Forest 402 T6
9 Brigham Young 400 8
10 Southern California 365 T6
11 Auburn 322 5
12 TCU 319 9
13 UCLA 285 13
14 Duke 247 17
15 Tennessee 232 19
16 Michigan State 211 14
17 Augusta State 189 16
18 Texas 181 11
19 Clemson 160 18
20 South Carolina 153 NR
21 Kentucky 145 22
22 Minnesota 127 20
23 Arizona 114 21
24 Georgia State 103 25
25 Alabama 80 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Ranking: Kent State, Washington

Others Receiving Votes: Georgia Southern 56, Washington 48, Kent State 29, Kansas 20, Oklahoma 20, Wichita State 17, Purdue 13, Memphis 9, Lamar 8, Northwestern 8, Texas A&M 8, SMU 7, Coastal Carolina 6, Texas Tech 6, Louisville 4, Saint Mary's (Calif.) 4, UC Riverside 4, Vanderbilt 4, North Carolina 3, Penn State 2, Virginia 2, Houston 1, Rhode Island 1

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