Stanford Captures No.1 Spot in Division I Preseason Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Polls
Stanford, the defending NCAA champion, is the top selection in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Preseason Coaches? Poll. The Cardinal received 19 first-place votes and will return three of the five starters from last year?s team that won seven titles overall. Among the returning players are two PING All-Americans, senior Rob Grube and sophomore Joseph Bramlett. Joining the team this year as a freshman is 2004 U.S. Junior champion Sihwan Kim.
Division I - Preseason
|Rank||University (First-Place Votes)||Points||Prev.|
|21||East Tennessee State||178||T18|
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 129, Brigham Young 115, Tulsa 107, North Carolina 94, Auburn 57, Texas Tech 31, Michigan State 21, Washington 12, East Carolina 11, Northwestern 11, Vanderbilt 11, TCU 9, Mississippi 5, UCF 5, Chattanooga 4, Virginia Tech 3, New Mexico 2, Pepperdine 2, Southeastern Louisiana 2, Penn State 1, UC Irvine 1
Dropped from Ranking: Michigan State (#23), Minnesota (#T9), North Carolina (#T21), Tulsa (#25), Vanderbilt (#T21)