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Updated: Ringler’s regional predictions for NCAA men’s postseason

UPDATED: MAY 1

The focus of college golf is turning toward NCAA regional play. Those six events have collectively been billed as the most stressful few days in all of college golf, even though that distinction may soon be given to the final round of stroke play at the national championship, which determines the eight teams on the match-play bracket.

For now, the attention is on regionals, which take place May 14-16 at six different sites. Only the top five teams at each will advance to the NCAA finals.

Here is how I predict the regional sites could look if the selections were today.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

UNC Finley Golf Club

  • 1. Florida State
  • 2. Stanford
  • 3. Auburn
  • 4. North Carolina
  • 5. Wake Forest
  • 6. Clemson
  • 7. Florida
  • 8. GRU-Augusta
  • 9. Charlotte
  • 10. McNeese St.
  • 11. Penn St.
  • 12. VCU (AQ)
  • 13. Loyola Univ-MD (AQ)
  • 14. Charleston Southern (AQ)

• • •

Lubbock, Texas

The Rawls Course

  • 1. Texas (AQ)
  • 2. Texas Tech
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Kennesaw St.
  • 5. California
  • 6. Houston
  • 7. Louisville
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. SE Louisiana
  • 10. Purdue
  • 11. Georgia St.
  • 12. Wichita State (AQ)
  • 13. Eastern Kentucky (AQ)
  • 14. Alabama St. (AQ)

• • •

Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

The Farms GC

  • 1. Arizona State
  • 2. Georgia Tech (AQ)
  • 3. UCLA
  • 4. New Mexico
  • 5. Virginia
  • 6. Georgia
  • 7. East Tennessee St. (AQ)
  • 8. Mississippi
  • 9. San Diego
  • 10. Idaho (AQ)
  • 11. St. Mary’s (CA)
  • 12. Cleveland St. (AQ)
  • 13. The Summit League (AQ)

• • •

Noblesville, Ind.

The Sagamore Club

  • 1. Illinois (AQ)
  • 2. Oregon
  • 3. South Florida (AQ)
  • 4. North Florida (AQ)
  • 5. SMU
  • 6. San Diego State
  • 7. Virginia Tech
  • 8. Georgia Southern (AQ)
  • 9. Colorado
  • 10. New Mexico St. (AQ)
  • 11. Kansas
  • 12. Marquette (AQ)
  • 13. Mid-American (AQ)

• • •

New Haven, Conn.

The Course at Yale

  • 1. Vanderbilt
  • 2. LSU (AQ)
  • 3. Southern California
  • 4. Alabama
  • 5. Arkansas
  • 6. TCU
  • 7. Iowa
  • 8. NC State
  • 9. Ohio State
  • 10. Troy
  • 11. North Texas (AQ)
  • 12. College of Charleston (AQ)
  • 13. Pennsylvania (AQ)
  • 14. Northeast (AQ)

• • •

Bremerton, Wash.

Gold Mountain

  • 1. South Carolin
  • 2. Washington
  • 3. Baylor
  • 4. Oklahoma State
  • 5. UAB
  • 6. UNLV
  • 7. Iowa State
  • 8. Sam Houston St. (AQ)
  • 9. Michigan
  • 10. UC Davis
  • 11. Pepperdine (AQ)
  • 12. UC Irvine (AQ)
  • 13. St. Peter’s (AQ)

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