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Georgia Replaces Oklahoma State as Top Team in Golf World/NIKE Golf Divisoin I Coaches' Poll

NEW YORK, NY?The fourth and final 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).  The polls will also appear in the Nov. 28 issue of Golf World.  Georgia is the new number one team in the poll, earning 23 of the 24 first-place votes.

The Bulldogs closed the fall with wins at the Brickyard Collegiate and the Isleworth/UCF Invitational. They had three top-five finishes in four tournaments this fall, and compiled a 54-8 overall head-to-head record against Division I opponents.

Oklahoma State dropped to number two, but still had a successful fall, with a victory at the Ping Preview and third-place finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.

Alabama jumped to third, having a win and three top-five finishes in four fall starts. Southern California was fourth, and earned the lone remaining first-place vote after closing out its fall schedule with a 26-stroke victory at the CordeValle Collegiate. Stanford came in at number five in the poll.

Indiana had the biggest jump, moving from No. 20 in the last poll to eighth in this week?s poll. The Hoosiers had top-three finishes at the Windon Classic and Isleworth/UCF Invitational to close the fall.

 Arkansas (No. 9) and Arizona Sate (No. 10) also cracked the top-10, after being ranked 14th and 11th, respectively, in the previous coaches? poll. Texas Tech (No. 17), TCU (No. 19) and N.C. State (No. 23) 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 - November 12, 2008

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Georgia (23) 599 3
2 Oklahoma State 543 1
3 Alabama 533 6
4 Southern California (1) 531 2
5 Stanford 455 7
6 Illinois 449 4
7 Clemson 439 8
8 Indiana 389 20
9 Arkansas 335 14
10 Arizona State 326 11
11 Georgia Tech 312 18
12 Florida 277 10
13 Baylor 274 17
14 South Carolina 251 9
15 Washington 196 19
16 Tennessee 193 5
17 Texas Tech 189 NR
18 Texas 178 15
19 TCU 159 NR
20 UNLV 146 16
21 Tennessee-Chattanooga 139 12
22 UCLA 116 13
23 NC State 105 NR
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Florida State

89 21
25 Texas A&M 79 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State, 76; Duke, 70; UC-Davis, 69; East Tennessee State, 52; Michigan State, 41; Louisiana State, 34; California, 26; Auburn, 18; Charlotte, 17; Lamar, 15; Michigan, 15; Mississippi, 14; UCF, 13; Coastal Carolina, 9; Arizona, 8; Wake Forest, 8; Pepperdine, 6; Louisville, 5; Kent State, 1; Tulsa, 1.

Dropped from Ranking: 

California (#23), Louisiana State (#24), Michigan (#25)

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