NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma State received 23 first-place to stay atop the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. This marks the ninth straight ranking the Cowboys have held the top spot.
Duke climbed seven spots to second. Georgia Tech moved up one spot to third and claimed the remaining first-place ballot. Alabama was fourth while Oklahoma checked in at No. 5. Pepperdine made its season debut in the rankings at No. 6. SMU and Illinois both jumped into the top 10 at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively. Texas A&M was eighth and Texas No. 10.
BYU (#T16) and Arkansas State (#23) joined Pepperdine in debuting in the rankings while Wake Forest reentered at No. 12. Baylor, Stanford, Texas Tech, and UNLV fell from the top 25.
The final fall Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll will be released Nov. 16.
Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Oct. 19
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|1||Oklahoma State (23)||599||1|
|3||Georgia Tech (1)||547||4|
|Dropped From Ranking: Baylor (#24), Stanford (#20), Texas Tech (#25), UNLV (#18)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Baylor, 40; UNLV, 40; North Florida, 37; Stanford, 22; USF, 22; Marquette, 13; Florida, 11; Iowa, 10; Purdue, 10; Texas Tech, 10; Nevada, 5; Kansas, 2; Northwestern, 2; Virginia, 2; Central Florida, 1; North Carolina, 1; Penn State, 1.|