Oklahoma State Tops Men's College Poll


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

Oklahoma State remains the No. 1 team, earning 16 of the 18 first-place votes. The Cowboys have won two of their three tournaments this fall, taking the title at the Ping/Golfweek Preview and the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. Junior Peter Uihlein, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, leads the team with a 69.78 average.

Florida, Augusta State and Alabama also retain their places in the No. 2, 3 and 4 spots, respectively. UCLA jumps from 12th to fifth, thanks to a second-place finish at the Preview.

In addition to UCLA, Auburn (No. 8) and Illinois (No. 9) move into the top-10, after being ranked Nos. 15 and 14, respectively, in the previous coaches' poll. The Tigers won the Jerry Pate National Invitational and finished second in the Gary Koch and the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate. The Fighting Illini has two victories this fall, winning the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, plus a second-place finish at the Jack Nicklaus.

Four schools move into the top-25: Arkansas (No. 15), California (No. 18), N.C. State (No. 19) and San Diego State (No. 21).

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Men's Division I

Rank Team Points Last

1. Oklahoma State (16) 423 1
2. Florida (1) 420 2
3. Augusta State 394 3
4. Alabama 363 4
5. UCLA 342 12
6. Georgia 337 6
7. Texas 302 8
8. Auburn 282 15
9. Illinois 256 14
10. Georgia Tech 231 7
11. Iowa 228 19
12. Washington 214 10
13. LSU 207 21
Stanford (1) 207 5
15. Arkansas 203 NR
16. Texas A&M 202 11
17. Virginia 166 25
18. California 156 NR
19. N.C. State 154 NR
20. Duke 106 16
21. San Diego State 100 NR
22. San Diego 86 22
23. Oregon 75 9
24. Clemson 67 13
25. Texas Tech 53 24

Also receiving votes: Wake Forest, 43; Florida State, 37; Arizona State, 33; USC, 33; Pepperdine, 27; Ohio State, 25; North Texas, 23; Notre Dame, 17; Michigan, 12; TCU, 12; UNLV, 9; Coastal Carolina, 4; North Florida, 3; Oklahoma, 1; Purdue, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

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