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Thursday, March 16, 2006

 

Bulldogs Still Streaking at Top of GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Georgia continue streak as nation?s top-ranked team

NORMAN, Okla. ? Georgia finished atop its ninth-straight GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll by grabbing 19 of 21 first-place votes. Oklahoma State leap-frogged Florida, moving up two spots to a distant second. Florida, Georgia Tech and UCLA - the owner of the last two first-place nods - followed the top two.

 

Brigham Young held on to the number six spot, just ahead of UNLV - which made a three-rung jump. Arizona State, Georgia State and Duke closed out the top 10.

Baylor and Tennessee tied for the 11th position. Following the pair was this week?s biggest leaper - East Tennessee State - which flew up eight spots. Clemson made a seven-position jump of its own to come in at No. 14. Tulsa, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Northwestern, Wake Forest and Pepperdine rounded out the top 20.

South Carolina fell five rungs to 21st while Southern California rose three spots to No. 22. Alabama and Washington checked in at Nos. 23 and 24, respectively. Minnesota and New Mexico closed out the poll by tying for 25th.

 

Arizona and San Diego State dropped from the 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 GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released March 30.

GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll

March 16, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Number of points Prev.

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 Georgia (19) 517 1

2 Oklahoma State 483 4

3 Florida 478 3

4 Georgia Tech 456 2

5 UCLA (2) 437 5

6 Brigham Young 411 6

7 UNLV 375 10

8 Arizona State 339 9

9 Georgia State 333 7

10 Duke 299 8

T11 Baylor 235 11

T11 Tennessee 235 18

13 East Tennessee State 206 22

14 Clemson 200 21

15 Tulsa 161 15

16 Texas A&M 150 T19

17 Texas Tech 133 17

18 Northwestern 123 12

19 Wake Forest 115 14

20 Pepperdine 113 NR

21 South Carolina 100 16

22 Southern California 93 25

23 Alabama 80 NR

24 Washington 76 13

T25 Minnesota 73 13

T25 New Mexico 73 T23

Dropped From Rankings: Arizona, San Diego State

Others Receiving Votes: Coastal Carolina 67, Kentucky 65, Arizona 48, SMU 48, Texas 34, Louisville 31, Houston 27, California 21, Lamar 21, Charlotte 19, TCU 18, Auburn 16, North Carolina 16, Purdue 12, Georgia Southern 11, Michigan State 9, Oklahoma 8, NC State 6, Notre Dame 5, Xavier 5, Augusta State 3, Western Illinois 1

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