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Georgia Remains on Top of Golf World/NIKE Golf Divisoin 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). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III and the NAIA, will appear in the March 16th issue of Golf World.  Georgia remains the number one team in the poll, earning 21 of 23 first-place votes.

 

 

The Bulldogs won their spring opener, the Puerto Rico Classic, by 12 strokes. It was their third straight victory and their 38-under 826 was their third-lowest 54-hole score in school history.

Southern California moved up to No. 2, earning the other two first-place votes. The Trojans recorded their fifth top-five finish of the season at the USC Intercollegiate, after winning the UH-Hilo Invitational to start the spring.

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

Florida (No. 7) cracked the top-10, after being ranked No. 11 in the previous coaches? poll. Texas A&M (No. 20), LSU (No. 21), UCF (No. 23) and Florida State (No. 25) 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 - March 11, 2009

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Georgia (21) 572 1
2 Southern California (2) 540 3
3 Oklahoma State 530 2
4 Clemson 455 6
5 Stanford 446 5
6 Illinois 435 7
7 Florida 418 11
8 Alabama 406 4
9 Arizona State 397 10
10 Indiana 346 9
11 Georgia Tech 287 15
12 Washington 282 8
13 Texas Tech 276 17
14 South Carolina 260 13
15 Texas 241 18
16 Tennessee 220 14
17 Arkansas 207 12
18 TCU 189 16
19 UCLA 157 19
20 Texas A&M 129 NR
21 Louisiana State 116 NR
22 Colorado State 110 20
23 UCF 98 NR
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NC State

43 22
25 Florida State 42 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Duke, 40; Pepperdine, 34; San Diego State, 31; East Tennessee State, 30; UNLV, 28; Chattanooga, 20; Arizona, 17; Mississippi, 13; UC-Davis, 11; California, 8; Lamar, 8; Michigan State, 8; Auburn, 6; Wake Forest, 5; Oregon, 4; Louisville, 3; Augusta State, 2; Mississippi State, 2; Baylor, 1; Georgia State, 1; Texas-Arlington, 1.

Dropped from Ranking:  Chattanooga (#23), Duke (#24), Pepperdine (#25), UNLV (#21)

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