NORMAN, Okla. – Texas A&M climbed 15 spots to become the new No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Aggies won both tournaments they’ve competed in this season - the Badger Invitational and the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational - and claimed 10 first-place votes.
The first regular season ranking saw massive movement with seven new teams to the top 25. Texas A&M was one of six teams to move into the top 10. Preseason No. 1 Oklahoma State slipped to second despite receiving nine first-place votes. Wake Forest also tallied a first-place ballot and moved up eight rungs to third. Alabama rockected up 15 slots to No. 4. Fifth-ranked Florida earned the remaining first-place vote. Georgia Tech also made a big move, jumping from No. 18 to sixth. Baylor and Oklahoma tied for seventh. Kentucky moved into the top 25 at No. 9 while Texas Tech moved up a dozen positions to No. 10.
In addition to Kentucky, Arkansas (#16), Duke (#17), Missouri (#18), BYU (#21), Marquette (#22), and Saint Mary’s (CA) (#25) debuted in the ranking.
Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, Pepperdine, Stanford, UNLV and Virginia fell from the top 25.
The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released October 20.
Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Sept. 29
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous|
|1||Texas A&M (10)||487||16|
|2||Oklahoma State (9)||478||1|
|3||Wake Forest (1)||440||11|
|25||Saint Mary's (CA)||67||NR|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Clemson (#17), Georgia (#25), Oregon (#9), Pepperdine (#T23), Stanford (#14), UNLV (#12), Virginia (#15)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Clemson, 60; Colorado State, 56; Oregon, 52; UNLV, 44, USF, 35; Stanford, 34; NC State, 29; Virginia, 28; Utah, 25; Ole Miss, 21; Colorado, 18; Tennessee, 18; South Carolina, 17; UCF, 12; Mississippi State, 12; California, 11; North Carolina, 10; Arizona, 9; Kansas, 8; Washington, 8; Pepperdine, 7; UCLA, 7; West Virginia, 6; Northwestern, 5; Notre Dame, 4; Michigan State, 2; UMKC, 2; North Florida, 1; Wyoming, 1.|