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Defending Champ Pepperdine No. 1 in Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. — Defending national champion Pepperdine will enter the season ranked first in the Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll. The Waves received 14 of 21 first-place votes.

Oklahoma State and Arizona State each tallied two first-place votes and rank second and third, respectively. North Carolina checked in at No. 4. Texas, Vanderbilt, and Oklahoma each received one first place vote and filled spots five through seven. Wake Forest, Texas Tech, and Illinois rounded out the top 10.

Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches' Poll - Preseason

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finish
1 Pepperdine (14) 502 Champion
2 Oklahoma State (2) 470 Semifinals
3 Arizona State (2) 445 Semifinals
4 North Carolina 423 Quarterfinals
5 Texas (1) 420 25
6 Vanderbilt (1) 414 Quarterfinals
7 Oklahoma (1) 392 Runner-up
8 Wake Forest 364 T-13
9 Texas Tech 306 T-11
10 Illinois 276 Quarterfinals
11 Clemson 268 T-13
12 Florida State 260 Quarterfinals
13 Tennessee 249 T-17
14 Georgia 228 T-17
15 Stanford 223 DNQ
16 Texas A&M 200 DNQ
T-17 Florida 177 T-22
T-17 Georgia Tech 177 15
19 Arkansas 156 T-11
20 Auburn 130 DNQ
21 SMU 120 T-17
22 Arizona 99 DNQ
23 North Florida 65 DNQ
24 Notre Dame 62 DNQ
25 Liberty 56 T-21
       
Dropped From Ranking: None   
       
Others Receiving Votes: NC State, 54; Duke, 32; Washington, 30; San Diego State, 29; LSU, 27; Baylor 25; Sam Houston State, 25; Louisville, 22; Florida Gulf Coast, 22; Southern California, 17; TCU, 11; Alabama, 8; East Tennessee State, 8; San Francisco, 8; South Florida, 8; Ohio State, 7; Charlotte, 6; Michigan State, 2; New Mexico, 2.

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