Arizona State Retains Top Spot in Women's Coaches' Poll


The second Golf World/NGCA Division I Coaches' Poll of the fall season has been released. The complete results, including results from Divisions II and III, will appear in the November 9 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online at www.golfworld.com.

Arizona State remained the No. 1 team, earning 25 of the 42 first-place votes. The Sun Devils took the team title at the Stanford Collegiate - their second victory of the season, before closing out the fall schedule with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Fall Preview.

UCLA and Purdue moved into the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, after being ranked Nos. 7 and 13, respectively, in the previous poll. The Bruins finished second at the Stanford Intercollegiate and T-2 at the NCAA Fall Preview. The Boilermakers won the Windy City Collegiate, their second team title in the 2009-10 season.

Rounding out the top five are Auburn and Michigan State. The Tigers shared runner-up honors at the NCAA Preview while the Spartans won twice this fall. Vanderbilt (T-14), Louisville (No. 18), Texas A&M (No. 23), Stanford (No. 24) and Texas (No. 25) moved into the top 25, which is shown below.

Women's Division I Coaches' Poll

Rank/Team/Points/Last

1. Arizona State (25) 982 1
2. UCLA (13) 909 7
3. Purdue (1) 860 13
4. Auburn 854 3
5. Michigan State 837 17
6. USC 830 6
7. Pepperdine (1) 662 2
8. Georgia 644 5
9. Alabama 620 10
10. Tennessee 610 23
11. LSU 543 4
12. California 529 16
13. Duke 520 15
14. Oklahoma State (1) 462 11
15. Vanderbilt 462 NR
16. Florida (1) 405 8
17. Wake Forest 333 12
18. Louisville 301 NR
19. Virginia 265 14
20. Arizona 260 25
21. Denver 235 9
22. South Carolina 164 18
23. Texas A&M 160 NR
24. Stanford 137 NR
25. Texas 117 NR

Also receiving votes: Ohio State, 103; Tulane, 87; New Mexico, 67; North Carolina, 61; Florida State, 57; Chattanooga, 48; Washington, 34; Idaho, 30; Kent State, 21; UNLV, 20; Northwestern, 12; Indiana, 9; Texas Tech, 6; Georgia State, 5; TCU, 5; UC Davis, 4; Campbell, 3; San Jose State, 3; Arkansas, 1; Colorado State, 1; Fresno State, 1; Tulsa, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis.


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