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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Alabama Tops GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Crimson Tide third No. 1 of the fall season

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After three wins in its first four tournaments, Alabama took over the No. 1 ranking in the Division I GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The Crimson Tide - who become the third team to hold the top sport in as many rankings.

Florida stayed at No. 2 with one first-place vote. Oklahoma State dropped two spots to third despite five first-place ballots. Georgia fell one place to third. UCLA - which garnered the final first-place vote - and Clemson switched spots to fifth and sixth, respectively. Stanford moved five rungs to seventh and followed by Coastal Carolina, Southern California. Tennessee made the biggest jump in the rankings, climbing 12 places to No. 2

North Carolina moved up three spots to 11th while Texas A&M fell three places to No. 12. Arizona State stayed at No. 13 and is followed by East Tennessee State, Lamar and UNLV. Georgia Tech and Louisville tied at No. 17. Georgia State dropped to rungs to No. 19 and Duke plummeted from No. 11 to 20th.

Wake Forest checked in at No. 21 and is followed by Brigham Young, Kentucky and TCU. Minnesota reentered the poll at No. 25.

Purdue fell from 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 Nov. 9.

GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches Poll

 

October 26, 2006

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.

1 Alabama (7) 331 4
2 Florida (1) 327 2
3 Oklahoma State (5) 318 1
4 Georgia 299 3
5 UCLA (1) 272 6
6 Clemson 271 5
7 Stanford 250 12
8 Coastal Carolina 242 15
9 Southern California 203 7
10 Tennessee 181 22
11 North Carolina 177 14
12 Texas A&M 155 9
13 Arizona State 151 13
14 East Tennessee State 150 21
15 Lamar 143 18
16 UNLV 131 10
T17 Georgia Tech 130 8
T17 Louisville 130 20
19 Georgia State 119 17
20 Duke 118 11
21 Wake Forest 95 19
22 Brigham Young 67 16
23 Kentucky 52 23
24 TCU 48 25
25 Minnesota 43 NR

Dropped from Rankings:

Purdue (#24)

Others Receiving

Votes: SMU 22, Texas Tech 22, Charlotte 20, Washington 18, UC Irvine 16, Auburn 12, Tulsa 11, Purdue 8, Florida State 5, NC 4, South Carolina 3, UCF 3, Northwestern 2,

Wisconsin 1

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