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Posted Friday, Sept. 23, 2005

 

Defending Champ Georgia No. 1 in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Bulldogs capture 20 first-place votes
 

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Defending national champion Georgia claimed 20 first-place votes to claim the top spot in the first ranking in 2005-06 of the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs return four starters from last year?s team and is followed by Oklahoma State - who had two first-place tallies - and spent much of last season at No. 1. Fourth-ranked UNLV, No. 12 Tennessee and No. 14 Georgia State each received a first-place vote.

 

Florida ranked third and is followed by UNLV, Duke and 2005 NCAA runner-up Georgia Tech. Brigham Young checked in at seventh while Wake Forest, Washington and Arizona State fill spots eight through 10.

 

Southern California is ranked No. 11 and is followed by Tennessee, UCLA and Georgia State. Augusta State and TCU are tied for 15th while Alabama and Clemson share No. 17. Texas and Auburn round out the top 20.

 

New Mexico occupied No. 21 and Arizona, Minnesota, South Carolina and Louisville complete the top 25.

 

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 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released Oct. 7.

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Sept. 22, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Georgia (20) 571 1
2 Oklahoma State (2) 517 15
3 Florida 436 T18
4 UNLV (1) 431 T8
5 Duke 427 T8
6 Georgia Tech 413 2
7 Brigham Young 404 4
8 Wake Forest 401 16
9 Washington 397 3
10 Arizona State 333 T11
11 Southern California 332 6
12 Tennessee (1) 314 T11
13 UCLA 260 NR
14 Georgia State (1) 254 T13
T15 Augusta State 196 10
T15 TCU 196 NR
T17 Alabama 188 NR
T17 Clemson 188 NR
19 Texas 186 T23
20 Auburn 156 NR
21 New Mexico 128 5
22 Arizona 117 17
23 Minnesota 106 NR
24 South Carolina 85 NR
25 Louisville 81 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 72, Coastal Carolina 63, Kent State 60, Michigan State 57, Texas A&M 57, Oklahoma 54, Charlotte 48, Lamar 45, Purdue 45, SMU 42, Stanford 38, Texas Tech 36, Georgia Southern 33, Tulsa 32, Western Illinois 30, Baylor 29, Maryland 25, St. Mary's (Calif.) 21, San Diego State 19, Jacksonville State 17, Virginia Tech 16, Florida State 15, Marquette 14, Northwestern 14, Colorado 13, Pepperdine 13, East Tennessee State 11,  Houston 10, Missouri 10, North Texas 9, Akron 8, NC State 8, Air Force 7, Long Beach State 6, Nevada 6, North Carolina 6, Eastern Kentucky 5, Indiana 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 4, UCF 4, Arkansas 3, Ohio 3, Arkansas State 2, George Mason 2, Bowling Green 1, George Washington 1 

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