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Alabama Heads Women's College Poll


The third Golf World/NGCA Division I Coaches' Women's Poll of the fall season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA).

Alabama, fresh off its second win of the fall in the Tar Heel Invitational, stays atop the Division I poll, claiming 21 of the 31 first-place votes. The Crimson Tide has yet to post an over-par score as a team in any of the nine rounds they've played so far in the 2011-12 season. Three players boast sub-71.44 stroke averages (Camila Lennarth, Brooke Pancake and Jennifer Kirby).

LSU moved from No. 4 to No. 2, earning nine first-place votes. The Tigers have a victory and two runner-up finishes, falling to Alabama both times. USC is in third, claiming the last first-place vote, followed by UCLA and Duke.

California, the only new team in the top-10 this week, moves from No. 17 to No. 7. The Golden Bears won the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Seattle and have two players (Pia Halbig and Emily Childs) with individual victories.

Three new teams join the top-25: Oklahoma (T-17), Arkansas (No. 20) and Notre Dame (No. 22).

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Women's Division I Rankings

Rank Team Points Last

1. Alabama (21) 762 1
2. LSU (9) 745 4
3. USC (1) 691 2
4. UCLA 639 5
5. Duke 636 3
6. Purdue 628 9
7. California 547 17
8. Virginia 535 10
9. Arizona 489 8
10. Georgia 487 6
11. Vanderbilt 478 7
12. North Carolina 358 11
13. Tulane 341 14
14. Wake Forest 327 15
15. Michigan State 300 16
16. Auburn 265 12
17. Oklahoma 250 NR
Tennessee 250 24
19. Colorado 209 21
20. Arkansas 165 NR
21. South Carolina 160 20
22. Notre Dame 126 NR
23. Oklahoma State 125 22
24. Oregon 117 13
25. Florida 100 23

Also receiving votes: Ohio State, 53; Texas, 49; Pepperdine, 42; Denver, 27; Washington, 18; Kent State, 17; N.C. State, 17; Florida International, 15; Stanford, 15; Oregon State, 12; USC-Upstate, 11; Iowa State, 10; Colorado State, 9; UC Davis, 9; Northwestern, 8; Chattanooga, 7; Mississippi, 7; Maryland, 4; Florida State, 3; Arkansas State, 2; San Diego State, 2; Texas Tech, 2; Tulsa, 2; East Carolina, 1; New Mexico, 1; TCU, 1; Texas A&M, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis.