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

NEW YORK, NY?The 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 complete results, including results from Divisions II, III and the NAIA, will appear in the November 30 issue of Golf World.  Oklahoma State maintained its number one spot in the poll throughout the fall, earning 20 of the 24 first-place votes in the final edition.

After a runner-up finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, the Cowboys won twice at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational and the Isleworth Collegiate. In addition, they also received two runner-up awards in their other two starts. The Cowboys had the best winning percentage (.964) of any other school and went 31-2 against other top-25 opponents.

Rounding out the top-five are Stanford (No. 2), Arizona State (No. 3), Florida (No. 4) and Florida State (No. 5).
 
New to the top-10 after the final competitions this season are TCU (No. 7), Texas A&M (No. 8) and South Carolina (No. 9).

Augusta State (No. 11), Duke (No. 22), Virginia (No. 23) and San Diego 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 - November 30, 2009

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (20) 591 1
2 Stanford (3) 573 5
3 Arizona State 489 2
4 Florida 480 8
5 Florida State 447 4
6 Washington 440 3
7 TCU 421 20
8 Texas A&M (1) 386 16
9 South Carolina 345 13
10 Illinois 342 6
11 Augusta State 318 NR
12 Tennessee 276 7
13 Alabama 266 22
14 Southern California 258 9
15 Texas 257 10
16 Oregon State 232 21
17 Georgia Tech 222 12
18 UCLA 219 T23
19 Texas Tech 135 25
20 Georgia 130 19
21 UNLV 123 17
22 Duke 122 NR
23 Virginia 108 NR
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NC State

96 11
25 San Diego State 87 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: SMU, 64; Clemson, 59; North Florida, 36; Oregon; 36; Arkansas; 33; Louisiana State, 33; San Diego, 28; California, 26; Michigan, 24; Middle Tennessee State, 20; Kent State, 15; Nevada, 12; North Carolina, 9; Auburn, 7; Northwestern, 6; Colorado State, 5; Ohio State, 5; Arizona, 4; Wake Forest, 4; Charlotte, 3; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 3; Denver, 2; BYU, 1; Furman, 1.

Dropped from Ranking:  Arkansas (#14), Michigan, (#18), North Florida (#T23), SMU (#15).

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