Illinois Moved to No. 1 in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois received 15 first-place votes and moved to No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini were ranked third in the preseason.
Oklahoma State and Auburn each received a first-place vote with the Cowboys moving up three spots to second and the Tigers jumping eight rungs to third, respectively. LSU was fourth while preseason No. 1 Texas fell to fifth, despite receiving a first-place ballot. ACC foes Clemson (#6), Virginia (#7) and Wake Forest (#10) all rocketed into the top 10, with the Cavaliers earning the final first-place tally. SEC squads Florida and Vanderbilt were eighth and ninth, respectively.
San Diego State (#15), Texas A&M (#16), North Carolina (#20), Georgia Tech (#22) and Texas Tech (#23) debuted in the ranking. Arizona State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon and USF fell from the top 25.
Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Sept. 30
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|2||Oklahoma State (1)||413||4|
|15||San Diego State||194||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Arizona State (#19), Arkansas (#20), Kentucky (#25), Oregon (#15), USF (#22)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Oregon, 62; Arizona State, 59; Arkasas, 53; Kent State, 48; Missouri, 48; Mississippi, 42; Tennessee, 28; BYU, 23; Washington, 23; Kentucky, 22; UCLA, 21; Eastern Kentucky, 17; Liberty, 16; Virginia Tech, 16; Michigan State, 14; Middle Tennessee State, 12; UNLV, 12; Washington State, 12; Michigan, 11; Purdue, 11; Colorado State, 10; USF, 9; Coloroado, 7; College of Charleston, 4; Houston, 3; TCU, 2; Kennesaw State, 1; Nevada, 1; UTEP, 1.|