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

NEW YORK, NY?The fifth and final 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).  Alabama remains the top team in the poll, earning 20 of the 22 first-place votes.

The Crimson Tide are the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Central Regional that is being played at Ohio State?s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, May 15-17. Alabama has won seven tournaments this season, including its first SEC Championship since 1979.

Southern California jumped into a tie with Georgia for the number two spot. The Trojans lost the Pac-10 Championship in a playoff to Arizona State, after winning two prestigious events (the U.S. Collegiate and the U.S. Intercollegiate). Defending NCAA medalist Jamie Lovemark is the team?s top player, and heads the group into the West Regional at Gold Mountain Golf Club outside Seattle.

Rounding out the top-five are UCLA (No. 4) and Oklahoma State (No. 5).

North Carolina (No. 24) is the lone newcomer to the top-25. 

All of the top-25 teams will be in action this weekend at one of the three regionals.

 

 

Division I - May 14, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Alabama (20) 548 1
T2 Georgia (1) 511 2
T2 Southern California (1) 511 T3
4 UCLA 479 T3
5 Oklahoma State 457 5
6 Charlotte 439 6
7 Florida State 402 9
8 Florida 394 7
9 Georgia Tech 366 8
10 Stanford 348 10
11 South Carolina 328 12
12 Tennessee 287 11
13 Duke 265 13
14 Tennessee-Chattanooga 244 15
15 Clemson 203 17
16 Auburn 188 14
17 UNLV 179 16
18 Arizona State 169 19
19 Texas A&M 139 18
20 Michigan State 131 25
21 East Tennessee State 117 21
22 Wake Forest 77 24
23 Indiana 68 22
24 North Carolina 52 NR
25 UCF 44 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech, 43; Louisville, 31; Lamar, 30; Mississippi, 27; Wichita State, 19; NC State, 17; UAB, 13; San Diego State, 12; Texas, 4; Virginia Tech, 4; California, 3; Coastal Carolina, 1.

Dropped from Ranking:

Louisville (#23)

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