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UCLA Retains Top Spot in Golf World/NIKE Golf Divisoin I Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY?The second 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).  UCLA remains the number one team in the poll, earning 12 of 23 first-place votes. The polls closed prior to the Bruins playing in the Fighting Illini/Olympia Fields Invitational, where they finished in 12th place.

Also receiving first-place votes was second-ranked Southern California, which got four and plays its first tournament of the fall next week at the NCAA Preview.

Rounding out the top-five are Oklahoma State (No. 3), Georgia (No. 4) and Stanford (No. 5).

Chattanooga had the biggest jump, moving from unranked in the preseason poll to ninth in this week?s poll, including getting five first-place votes. To start the fall, the Mocs won the Scenic City Invitational, a tournament they host, and then won the Carpet Capital Classic, beating a field that included five top-10 ranked teams. 

Florida State (No. 10) cracked the top-10, after being ranked 11th in the previous coaches? poll. LSU (No. 22) and Texas Tech (No. 24) moved into the top-25.

Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington?s ?Campus Insider? blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.

 

Division I - September 25, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 UCLA (12) 532 1
2 Southern California (4) 510 4
3 Oklahoma State 509 2
4 Georgia 450 3
5 Stanford 415 5
6 Clemson 412 6
7 Florida 389 7
8 Alabama (2) 366 8
9 Tennessee-Chattanooga (5) 360 NR
10 Florida State 323 11
11 Tennessee 319 15
12 Arizona State 265 12
13 Texas A&M 264 9
14 South Carolina 233 19
T15 Duke 218 14
T15 Georgia Tech 218 10
17 Charlotte 175 13
18 Texas 146 24
19 East Tennessee State 136 18
20 Auburn 127 16
21 UNLV 100 22
22 Louisiana State 86 NR
23 Kent State 75 17
24 Texas Tech 69 NR
25 Wake Forest 67 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Indiana, 66; Lamar, 49; San Diego State, 49; Illinois, 46; Michigan, 44; Arkansas, 41; California, 35; Colorado State, 35; Washington, 35; Colorado, 34; Mississippi, 33; Arizona, 31; Middle Tennessee State, 28; Louisville, 27; NC State, 26; North Carolina, 21; UCF, 11; Mississippi State, 10; Eastern Michigan, 9; Pepperdine, 9; Augusta State, 8; UAB, 8; Coastal Carolina, 6; Maryland, 6; UC Irvine, 6; Penn State, 5; Purdue, 5, New Mexico, 4; UC Davis, 4; Georgia Southern, 3; Michigan State, 3; Minnesota, 2; Oregon, 2; South Alabama, 2; Virginia, 2; Northwestern, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: 

Indiana (#21), North Carolina (#25), San Diego State (#23)

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