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Georgia New No. 1 Team in Division I Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll

 

NEW YORK, NY?The final Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I Coaches? Poll of the fall season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  Georgia replaces Charlotte as the number one team, earning 11 of the 24 first-place votes.

  

The Bulldogs won the Brickyard Collegiate Championship (Oct. 7-9) and the Isleworth-UCF Invitational (Oct. 22-24). In their four fall starts, Georgia had two wins and two sixth-place finishes.

 

Previously top-ranked Charlotte fell to number two after being upset in the first round of last week?s Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship. The 49ers still earned seven first-place votes, thanks to winning their first three tournaments of the fall. The team is currently playing in its final fall event, the Pacific Invitational (Nov. 4-7). Rounding out the top-five are Alabama (No. 3), UCLA (No. 4) and Georgia Tech (No. 5).

 

New to the top-10 this week is UCLA, which jumped from No. 11 to No. 4. The Bruins didn?t play their first tournament until the last full week of October, however they won that event (Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge) and then took the title last week at the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play. UCLA is hosting the CordeValle Collegiate this week (Nov. 5-7), its final fall tournament.

 

Also joining the top-10 is Duke (No. 9), ranked No. 13 in the previous coaches? poll. The Blue Devils shared the team title at their home event, the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic (Oct. 7-8). It was one of three top-five finishes for Duke during the fall season.

 

New to the top-25 are Indiana (No. 22), Virginia Tech (T-23) and North Carolina (No. 25). The Hoosiers had three top-five performances during the fall and finished no worse than sixth in any of their six starts. The Hokies tied for first-place in back-to-back events, The Intercollegiate at the Ridges (Oct. 12-14) and the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 26-28), to close out a very successful fall season. The Tar Heels also shared the team title at the Ridges before finishing fourth at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Championship to end their fall season.

 

 

Division I - Nov. 7, 2007

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Georgia (11) 580 5
2 Charlotte (7) 575 1
3 Alabama (3) 555 2
4 UCLA (3) 510  
5 Georgia Tech 488 4
6 Oklahoma State 480 3
7 Southern California 454 6
8 Stanford 389 9
9 Duke 377 13
10 Florida 328 10
11 Florida State 302 7
12 Clemson 293 18
13 Auburn 252 12
14 Chattanooga 237 16
15 South Carolina 222 8
16 Michigan State 221 17
17 Wake Forest 206 14
18 Pepperdine 184 24
19 Texas Tech 183 21
20 Penn State 140 20
21 Lamar 101 19
22 Indiana 100 NR
T-23 Tennessee 81 25
T-23 Virginia Tech 74 NR
25 North Carolina 61 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: UCF, 52; East Tennessee State, 49; Louisville, 46; Coastal Carolina, 26; Mississippi, 24; Wichita State, 18; UNLV, 17; Arizona, 16; Arkansas, 16; Mississippi State, 15; Arizona State, 14; Illinois, 13; Texas A&M, 12; Middle Tennessee, 10; Oregon State, 9; San Diego State, 9; Washington, 8; Michigan, 6; Oregon, 6; SMU, 5; Texas, 4; Iowa State, 2; Kent State, 3; St. John's, 2; Kentucky, 1; Oklahoma, 1; UAB, 1; UC Irvine, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: 

Oregon State (#22), Texas A&M (#15), UAB (#23)

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