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|
|2||Oklahoma State (2)||470||Semifinals|
|3||Arizona State (2)||445||Semifinals|
|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.|