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Georgia Remains Top Team in Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I Coaches' Poll 

NEW YORK, NY?The first Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I Coaches? Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, NIKE Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Georgia remains in the number one spot, earning 13 of the 23 first-place votes.

The Bulldogs won twice this fall and begin the spring portion of their season next week at the Puerto Rico Classic. They are led by a pair of freshman, Harris English and Russell Henley. English won two titles in the fall and sported a 70.78 stroke average. Henley had two top-10 finishes and a 71.0 average. Rounding out the top-five are Charlotte (No. 2), Alabama (No. 3), UCLA (No. 4) and Oklahoma State (No. 5).

The biggest mover in the poll is Tennessee, jumping from No. 23 in the last coaches? poll of the fall season to No. 11. The Volunteers took the title at the Ping-Arizona Intercollegiate to start the spring, after winning their final event of the fall.

Joining the top-25 are UNLV (No. 21) and East Tennessee State (No. 24). The Rebels and Buccaneers finished second and fifth, respectively, at the Ping-Arizona.    

 

 

Division I - Feb. 22, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Georgia (13) 560 1
2 Charlotte (8) 541 2
3 Alabama (2) 530 2
4 UCLA 505 4
5 Oklahoma State 465 6
6 Stanford 456 8
7 Southern California 428 7
8 Georgia Tech 426 5
9 Florida 382 5
10 Florida State 337 11
11 Tennessee 332 T23
12 Duke 303 9
13 Clemson 299 12
14 Auburn 256 13
15 Michigan State 193 16
16 Chattanooga 173 14
17 South Carolina 171 15
18 Texas Tech 150 19
19 Wake Forest 129 17
20 Indiana 124 22
21 UNLV 91 NR
22 Penn State 77 20
23 Lamar 70 21
24 East Tennessee State 69 NR
25 North Carolina 68 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, 52; Pepperdine, 41; UCF, 32; Virginia Tech, 32; Louisville, 28; Texas A&M, 20; Mississippi State, 18; UAB, 15; Arizona, 14; San Diego State, 12; Mississippi, 11; Wichita State, 10; Kent State, 9; Oregon State, 9; Texas, 9; Georgia State, 8; Coastal Carolina, 6; Minnesota, 6; South Alabama, 3; Illinois, 2; Eastern Kentucky, 1; Kentucky, 1; TCU,1

Dropped from Ranking:

Pepperdine (#18), Virginia Tech (#T23)

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