Who’s had the best spring?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Let’s take a closer look at which teams really have played well this spring and which have not.

Using the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, and only results from spring tournaments, Arizona State still ranks No. 1, followed by UCLA and Southern California. Virginia was selected as a No. 1 seed, but is ranked No. 9 this spring. Auburn, considered to be one of the hottest teams entering the postseason, has a spring ranking of No. 4 after finishing the fall ranked 10th.

The Golfweek/Sagarin Spring Top 30

1. Arizona State (1)

2. UCLA (2)

3. Southern California (3)

4. Auburn (10)

5. Oklahoma State (6)

6. Wake Forest (7)

7. Purdue (17)

8. LSU (14)

9. Virginia (4)

10. Duke (8)

11. North Carolina (13)

12. San Jose State (31)

13. Denver (15)

14. Arkansas (22)

15. Alabama (5)

16. New Mexico (34)

17. Tulane (61)

18. Tennessee (48)

19. Pepperdine (11)

20. Arizona (24)

21. Georgia State (43)

22. Kent State (21)

23. Louisville (16)

24. Georgia (9)

25. North Carolina State (38)

26. UNLV (36)

27. Michigan State (20)

28. Florida (30)

29. Ohio State (28)

30. TCU (37)

31. Stanford (19)

32. Furman (47)

33. California (18)

34. Mississippi (35)

35. Kentucky (49)

36. Texas (41)

37. East Carolina (46)

38. Vanderbilt (12)

39. San Francisco (27)

40. South Carolina (42)

41. Notre Dame (26)

42. Washington (33)

43. Oregon (25)

44. Fla. International (74)

45. Texas A&M (29)

46. Chattanooga (40)

47. UC Irvine (23)

48. East Tennessee State (78)

49. Tulsa (57)

50. Florida State (60)

Note: Ranking at the end of the fall in parenthesis.