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Alabama Takes Over Top Spot in Golf World/NIKE Golf Division I Coaches' Poll 

NEW YORK, NY?The second 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).  After winning its first two events of the spring, Alabama becomes the fourth different school to hold the top spot in the poll during the 2007-08 season.

The Crimson Tide earned 13 of 23 first-place votes after winning the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and the Puerto Rico Classic. Alabama has won four of its seven starts this season. Georgia (No. 2) earned nine first-place votes and Charlotte (No. 3) earned one. Rounding out the top-five are Oklahoma State (No. 4) and UCLA (No. 5).

Tennessee (No. 9) moved into the top-ten following up a victory at the Ping/Arizona Invitational with a third place tie at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and a second place finish at the USC Intercollegiate. 

 

Division I - Mar. 12, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Alabama (13) 561 3
2 Georgia (9) 559 1
3 Charlotte (1) 500 2
4 Oklahoma State 496 5
5 UCLA 479 4
6 Southern California 439 7
7 Stanford 424 6
8 Georgia Tech 395 8
9 Tennessee 378 11
10 Florida 368 9
11 Auburn 357 14
12 Florida State 326 10
13 Duke 325 12
14 Clemson 280 13
15 Michigan State 207 15
16 South Carolina 159 17
17 Wake Forest 137 19
18 Texas Tech 136 18
19 UNLV 122 21
20 Penn State 115 22
21 Tennessee-Chattanooga 97 16
22 East Tennessee State 96 24
23 North Carolina 82 25
24 Lamar 78 23
25 Indiana 59 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: UCF, 47; Mississippi State, 44; Arizona State, 41; Louisville, 31; Texas A&M, 25; Wichita State, 16; Pepperdine, 15; Mississippi, 14; Virginia Tech, 14; San Diego State, 10; UAB, 10; Middle Tennessee, 8; Michigan, 5; SMU, 5; Baylor, 2; California, 2; Coastal Carolina, 2; Fresno State, 1.

Dropped from Ranking:

None

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