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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Georgia No. 1 in first GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Defending champ Oklahoma State ranked second

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Georgia earned the top ranking in the first GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Defending national champion Oklahoma State was ranked second - despite earning 13 of the 18 first-place votes to Georgia?s two.

Georgia Tech came in at third while ACC foe Clemson was fourth. Florida collected one first-place vote and was followed by UCLA and Alabama - which had the final two first-place ballots. Southern California and Arizona State were ranked ninth and 10th, respectively.

Wake Forest was rated No. 11 and was followed by UNLV, Duke, Texas A&M and Minnesota. North Carolina, Kentucky, Stanford, Georgia State and East Tennessee State filled spots 16-20.

Coastal Carolina, TCU, Washington, Lamar and Arizona completed 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. 12. 

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Rank University (First-Place) Points Prev.

1 Georgia (2) 403 6
2 Oklahoma State (13) 398 1
3 Georgia Tech 347 20
4 Clemson 336 T7
5 Florida (1) 330 2
6 UCLA 306 T7
7 Alabama (2) 277 NR
8 Southern California 265 NR
9 Arizona State 252 11
10 Brigham Young 233 15
11 Wake Forest 200 T3
12 UNLV 192 T19
13 Duke 175 12
14 Texas A&M 169 14
15 Minnesota 159 T3
16 North Carolina 154 17
17 Kentucky 146 5
18 Stanford 133 NR
19 Georgia State 125 NR
20 East Tennessee State 112 21
21 Coastal Carolina 95 16
22 TCU 91 NR
23 Washington 79 T9
24 Lamar 75 T9
25 Arizona 71 12

 

Dropped from Rankings:

Auburn, Charlotte, NC State, Pepperdine, South Carolina

Others Receiving Votes:

Charlotte, 64, Purdue 54, Northwestern 53, Tennessee 48, New Mexico 39, Xavier 37, Auburn 36, Texas Tech 29, Louisville, 26, Wisconsin 25, Mississippi State 24, Vanderbilt, 23, Oklahoma 21, Florida State 20, Jacksonville 20, Arkansas 18, East Carolina 18, Michigan 17, Denver 16, Pepperdine 15, SMU 15, NC State 14, Tulsa 13, California 12, Michigan State 11, Ohio State 11, Texas 8, South Carolina 7, St. Mary?s (Calif.) 6, South Florida 6, Campbell 5, Kansas 5, Tennessee State 4, UCF 4, Augusta State 2, Baylor 2, San Diego 2, Bucknell 1, Kent State 1, Middle Tennessee 1, Washington State 1

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