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Oklahoma State Stays on Top in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

 

Posted Friday, March 11, 2005

 

Oklahoma State Stays on Top in GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll

Georgia Tech moves to second
 

NORMAN, Okla. ?

Oklahoma State earned 14 first-place votes to hold on to the top ranking in men?s golf in the latest GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Georgia Tech won its first tournament of the season - the Puerto Rico Classic - to move into second with five first-place tallies.

 

Georgia dropped to third despite receiving two first-place votes - matching its lowest ranking of the season. New Mexico grabbed the remaining three first-place ballots to stay in fourth for the fourth-straight poll. Auburn also stayed at fifth for the second-consecutive ranking. Wake Forest remained at sixth where it is joined by Southern California, who moved up one spot. Brigham Young and TCU swapped places to eighth and ninth, respectively. Florida made the poll?s biggest move, jumping eight spots to No. 10. It marks Florida?s first appearance in the 10 since the Oct. 21 ranking.

 

Texas and Arizona State each dropped one spot to Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. UCLA comes in at No. 13 and is followed by Michigan State, UNLV and Augusta State. Duke took the biggest tumble in the poll, falling five rungs to No. 17. Clemson slipped one ranking to No. 18 while Tennessee and Minnesota climbed into the top 20.

Arizona moved up two spots to No. 21 and is followed by Kentucky, Washington, Kent State and Georgia State.

 

The GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next Division I GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released March 25.

 

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - March 11, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Oklahoma State (14) 587 1
2 Georgia Tech (5) 571 3
3 Georgia (2) 555 2
4 New Mexico (3) 535 4
5 Auburn 443 5
T6 Southern California 400 7
T6 Wake Forest 400 6
8 Brigham Young 398 9
9 TCU 346 8
10 Florida 339 18
11 Texas 334 10
12 Arizona State 333 11
13 UCLA 283 14
14 Michigan State 264 13
15 UNLV 263 16
16 Augusta State 253 15
17 Duke 240 12
18 Clemson 212 17
19 Tennessee 170 25
20 Minnesota 122 24
21 Arizona 114 23
22 Kentucky 103 19
23 Washington 80 22
24 Kent State 77 20
25 Georgia State 73 21

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropped From Ranking: none

Others Receiving Votes: South Carolina 56, Georgia Southern 22, Texas Tech 22, UCF 17, Pepperdine 14, Kansas 12, East Tennessee State 11, North Carolina 11, Memphis 10, Northwestern 10, Texas A&M 9, California 6, Indiana 4, Purdue 3, Penn State 2, Saint Mary's (Calif.) 2, Tulsa 2, Lamar 1, Rhode Island 1, SMU 1, Xavier 1

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