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Oklahoma State New Top Team in Golf World/NIKE Golf Divisoin I Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY?The third 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).  Oklahoma State is the new number one team in the poll, earning 16 of the 24 first-place votes.

The Cowboys won the team title at the PING/Golfweek Preview after finishing third in their season opener.  Freshman Morgan Hoffmann, a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Amateur in August, was the co-medalist at the Preview.

Rounding out the top-five are Southern California (No. 2), Georgia (No. 3), Illinois (No. 4) and Tennessee (No. 5).

Illinois had the biggest jump, moving from unranked in the last poll to fourth in this week's poll, including getting five first-place votes.  The Fighting Illini was runner-up in its season opener, the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, then won the Olypia Fields Invitational in late September and claimed the team title at last week's Windon Memorial Classic.

Tennessee (No. 5) and South Carolina (No. 9) cracked the top-10, after being ranked 11th and 14th, respectively, in the previous coaches' poll.  Arkansas (No. 14), Baylor (No. 17), Washington (No. 19), Indiana (No. 20), California (No. 23) and Michigan (No. 25) all moved into the top-25.

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

 

 

 

 

Division I - October 15, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (16) 585 3
2 Southern California 516 2
3 Georgia (1) 512 4
4 Illinois (5) 465 NR
5 Tennessee 452 11
6 Alabama 404 8
7 Stanford 402 5
8 Clemson 380 6
9 South Carolina 369 14
10 Florida 346 7
11 Arizona State 294 12
12 Chattanooga 178 9
13 UCLA (2) 267 1
14 Arkansas 229 NR
15 Texas 219 18
16 UNLV 214 21
17 Baylor 212 NR
18 Georgia Tech 208 T15
19 Washington 156 NR
20 Indiana 151 NR
21 Florida State 141 10
22 Texas A&M 97 13
23 California 96 NR
24 LSU 86 22
25 Michigan 72 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Duke, 65; Mississippi, 65; East Tennessee State, 59; Colorado, 45; N.C. State, 45; Charlotte, 41; Wake Forest, 37; Lamar, 33; Auburn, 31; Michigan State, 27; Ohio State, 25; Texas Tech, 22; Colorado State, 21; Pepperdine, 19; Louisville, 17; Arizona, 15; Augusta State, 15; New Mexico State, 12; Tulsa, 12; UC Davis, 12; Kent State, 9; Kentucky, 9; Mississippi State, 6; New Mexico, 6; North Carolina, 3; UCF, 2; Georgia Southern, 1; San Francisco, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: 

Auburn (#20), Charlotte (#17), Duke (#T15), East Tennessee State (#19), Kent State (#23), Texas Tech (#24), Wake Forest (#25)

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