NORMAN, Okla. — After finishing Runner-Up in the 2019 NCAA National Championships, the Texas Longhorns earn the preseason No. 1 ranking in the opening Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll after receiving 9 first place votes.
The Longhorns return four of their starting five from the 2018-19 season. #1 Amateur in the WAGR, and Mark H. McCormack Medal winner Cole Hammer will look to lead Texas to another successful season after posting a pair of victories during his Freshman campaign.
Arizona State came in second in the poll, followed by Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Vanderbilt rounding out the Top-5. Wake Forest, Oklahoma, Auburn, the defending National Champions Stanford, and Pepperdine all begin the season in the Top-10.
DI Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||NCAA Tournament Finish|
|2||Arizona State (5)||516||Missed Cut|
|3||Georgia Tech (2)||446||Missed Cut|
|4||Oklahoma State (3)||439||Semifinalist|
|22||South Carolina||107||Missed Cut|
|23||North Carolina||100||Missed Cut|
|Others Receiving Votes: Arkansas, 63; Florida State, 59; Liberty, 47; Louisville, 41; Tennessee, 38; North Florida, 37; UCLA, 27; BYU, 21; TCU, 21; NC State, 17; Cincinnati, 13; Tennessee Tech, 13; Iowa State, 8; UNLV, 6; Fresno State, 4; Kansas, 2; Marquette, 2; Ohio State, 2; San Diego State, 2; Virginia, 2; Arkansas State, 1; Iowa, 1; Notre Dame, 1; Oregon, 1|