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OSU Tops Preseason Men's College Golf Poll


For the second straight year, Oklahoma State sits atop Division I's preseason men's college poll. The Cowboys, runner-ups at last year's NCAA Championship to surprising Augusta State, earned eight of the 21 first-place votes. Four of the starters from last year's squad return including newly crowned U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein and All-Americans Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway. Oklahoma State will host the 2011 NCAA Championship, holding it on the school's home course, Karsten Creek, next spring.

Ranked second is Stanford, who will return four of five starters from a squad that qualified for match play at last year's NCAA Championship. Leading the way is David Chung, a junior who this summer won a pair of prestigious amateur titles (Porter Cup and Western Amateur) before finishing runner-up in the U.S. Amateur to Uihlein.

Rounding out the top-five are Augusta State (No. 3), Georgia (No. 4) and Oregon (No. 5).

Uihlein, a junior from Oklahoma State and reigning U.S. Amateur champion, is number one on Golf World's list of the "Top 50 Male Players to Watch." The rest of the top-10 includes: No. 2 Chung (Stanford, Jr.); No. 3 Russell Henley (Georgia, Sr.); No. 4 Scott Langley (defending NCAA champion - Illinois, Sr.); No. 5 Blayne Barber (Auburn, Soph.); No. 6 Eugene Wong (Oregon, Jr.); No. 7 Patrick Reed (Augusta State, Jr.); No. 8 Bud Cauley (Alabama, Jr.); No. 9 Jonathan Randolph (Mississippi, Sr.); No. 10 Dylan Frittelli (Texas, Jr.).

Golf World Coaches Preseason Men's Division I Poll

Rank Team Points '10 NCAA

1. Oklahoma State (8) 502 2nd
2. Stanford (1) 447 Elite 8
3. Augusta State (7) 438 Won
4. Georgia (3) 397 DNP
5. Oregon 386 Final 4
6. Washington (1) 321 Elite 8
7. UCLA (1) 318 T-16
8. Florida 316 T-11
9. Texas A&M 303 13th
10. Georgia Tech 300 Elite 8
11. Texas 296 T-21
12. Arizona State 295 T-8
13. Florida State 269 Final 4
14. USC 269 15th
15. Alabama 250 DNP
16. Illinois 234 19th
17. Clemson 210 T-16
18. Auburn 163 DNP
19. Duke 134 DNP
20. Virginia 127 T-11
21. Texas Tech 124 Elite 8
22. San Diego 110 T-8
23. TCU 99 T-27
24. South Carolina 79 DNP
25. North Florida 69 14th

Also receiving votes: California, 44; Tennessee, 44; Arkansas, 41; LSU, 40; Kent State, 26; Oregon State, 22; East Tennessee State, 19; Mississippi, 16; Arizona, 15; Iowa, 11; Middle Tennessee State, 8; Coastal Carolina, 7; San Diego State, 7; Wake Forest, 6; Michigan, 5; N.C. State, 3; SMU, 3; North Texas, 1; S.E. Louisiana, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

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