NCAA Championship: Team-by-team

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Joey GarberGeorgia  68.61 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.62 
3Patrick RodgersStanford  68.67 
4Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.81 
5Cameron WilsonStanford  69.05 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Alabama 68.92 
2Georgia 69.62 
3Georgia Tech 69.62 
4Oklahoma State 69.72  10 
5California 69.81  11 

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Coach: Mike McGraw

Conference: Big 12

Golfweek Rank: 1st

NCAA Championship appearances: 63

Top 5 players: (1) Morgan Hoffmann, (8) Rickie Fowler, (16) Trent Leon, (19) Peter Uihlein, (33) Kevin Tway

Skinny: According to the rankings the No. 5 player in the Cowboy lineup would be the No. 1 player for 16 other teams competing in the finals.

Georgia Bulldogs

Coach: Chris Haack

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 2nd

NCAA Championship appearances: 40

Top 5 players: (14) Brian Harman, (17) Hudson Swafford, (18) Russell Henley, (22) Harris English, (38) Adam Mitchell

Skinny: Fewest head-to-head losses (14) of any team in the field.

Southern California Trojans

Coach: Chris Zambri

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 3rd

NCAA Championship appearances: 49

Top 5 players: (2) Matt Giles, (20) Jamie Lovemark, (34) Tom Glissmeyer, (35) Tim Sluiter, (121) Steve Lim

Skinny: Freshman Steve Lim’s final-round 66 at the West Regional got the Trojans into the field, but without Jamie Lovemark, who is injured and announced he would be turning pro, this is not the No. 3 team in the country.

Washington Huskies

Coach: Matt Thurmond

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 4th

NCAA Championship appearances: 20

Top 5 players: (9) Nick Taylor, (27) Richard Lee, (63) Darren Wallace, (126) Tze Huang Choo, (150) Chris Killmer

Skinny: Confidence is a valuable tool and the Huskies have it. They have three victories and a second in their last four starts.

Stanford Cardinal

Coach: Conrad Ray

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 5th

NCAA Championship appearances: 45

Top 5 players: (15) Steve Ziegler, (69) David Chung, (88) Dodge Kemmer, (110) Sihwan Kim, (387) Daniel Lim

Skinny: One of the more underrated teams in the country. The Cardinal could be dangerous if they reach match play.

Florida Gators

Coach: Buddy Alexander

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 6th

NCAA Championship appearances: 46

Top 5 players: (10) Billy Horschel, (61) Tim McKenney, (71) Tyson Alexander, (79) (128) Toby Ragland, (148) Will Strickler

Skinny: The Gators are a sneaky bunch that could creep up on the field this week and return to Gainesville with a title.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Coach: Bruce Heppler

Conference: ACC

Golfweek Rank: 8th

NCAA Championship appearances: 24

Top 5 players: (4) Cameron Tringale, (123) J.T. Griffin, (138) David Dragoo, (157) Chesson Hadley, (217) James White

Skinny: If the Yellow Jackets hope to be a real threat they must get good play from the bottom of the lineup.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Coach: Jay Seawell

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 9th

NCAA Championship appearances: 17

Top 5 players: (5) Bud Cauley, (42) Hunter Hamrick, (196) Matthew Swan, (199) Hunter Slatton, (284) Matt Hughes

Skinny: Regional victory was much needed for a team that had just one top five this spring.

Arkansas Razorbacks

Coach: Brad McMakin

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 10th

NCAA Championship appearances: 16

Top 5 players: (36) Andrew Landry, (46) David Lingmerth, (131) Ethan Tracy, (151) Jason Cuthbertson, (200) Jamie Marshall

Skinny: Played very well this spring with no finishes outside the top 5. The Razorbacks could turn heads this week.

South Carolina Gamecocks

Coach: Bill McDonald

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 11th

Top 4 players: (32) George Bryan IV, (53) Mark Silvers, (74) Wesley Bryan, (242) Patrick Rada

NCAA Championship appearances: 15

Skinny: The Gamecocks often fly under the radar, but could change that this week with some match-play noise.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Coach: Mike Small

Conference: Big Ten

Golfweek Rank: 12th

NCAA Championship appearances: 15

Top 5 players: (26) Scott Langley, (90) Chris DeForest, (120) Matt Hoffman, (122) Luke Guthrie, (175) Zach Barlow

Skinny: Illinois had great success last fall at events on very tough golf courses. Don’t be surprised if the Illini make a serious run.

Arizona State Sun Devils

Coach: Mike Small

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 13th

NCAA Championship appearances: 25

Top 5 players: (31) Stephan Gross, (39) Knut Borsheim, (73) Chan Kim, (83) Jesper Kennegard, (226) Scott Pickney

Skinny: Sure, the Sun Devils routed the West Regional field in easy conditions, but this team has the talent to be a pest to any of the top seeds trying to advance.

Texas A&M Aggies

Coach: J.T. Higgins

Conference: Big 12

Golfweek Rank: 14th

NCAA Championship appearances: 25

Top 5 players: (13) Bronson Burgoon, (59) Andrea Pavan, (177) Matt Van Zandt, (191) John Hurley, (268) Ignacio Elvira

Skinny: A great spring season for a team that ended the fall ranked No. 36. The Aggies will need help from the bottom of the lineup to make any noise this week.

UCLA Bruins

Coach: Derek Freeman

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 15th

NCAA Championship appearances: 41

Top 5 players: (12) Erik Flores, (23) Gregor Main, (86) Philip Francis, (385) Alex Shi Yup Kim, (504) Connor Driscoll

Skinny: The defending national champions made a great late spring season run to get here, but a top eight showing this week may be asking a bit much.

Central Florida Golden Knights

Coach: Nick Clinard

Conference: Conference USA

Golfweek Rank: 16th

NCAA Championship Appearances: 11

Top 5 players: (28) Blayne Barber, (77) Simon Ward, (80) David Johnson, (213) Brad Schneider, (427) Jed Dirksen

Skinny: UCF is having its best season in school history, but will need a good showing this week to let the nation know they are a legit contender.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Coach: Greg Sands

Conference: Big 12

Golfweek Rank: 17th

NCAA Championship appearances: 7

Top 5 players: (48) Nils Floren, (89) Chris Ward, (104) Santiago Rivas, (145) Garrett Merrell, (314) Will Griffin

Skinny: The Red Raiders have quietly gone about their business this year, but this week is their chance to be loud.

Texas Christian Horned Frogs

Coach: Bill Montigel

Conference: Mountain West Conference

Golfweek Rank: 19th

NCAA Championship appearances: 13

Top 5 players: (44) James Sacheck, (180) Tom Hoge, (223) Travis Woolf, (273) Scott Roudebush, (282) Johan De Beer

Skinny: TCU leads the nation with 137 head-to-head wins.

Tennessee Volunteers

Coach: Jim Kelson

Conference: SEC

Golfweek Rank: 20th

NCAA Championship appearances: 21

Top 5 players: (37) Chris Paisley, (55) Robin Wingardh, (109) David Holmes, (218) Darren Renwick, (574) Cameron Lawrence

Skinny: Finished 11th at SEC Championship followed by a second at Northeast Regional.

Texas Longhorns

Coach: John Fields

Conference: Big 12

Golfweek Rank: 22nd

NCAA Championship appearances: 55

Top 5 players: (92) Lance Lopez, (153) Dylan Frittelli, (162) Donald Constable, (169) Bobby Hudson, (235) Charlie Holland

Skinny: With just one player ranked inside the top 100, will need a complete team effort to have a shot at match play.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Coach: Jerry Haas

Conference: ACC

Golfweek Rank: 26th

NCAA Championship appearances: 43

Top 5 players: (84) Dustin Groves, (102) Brendan Gielow, (305) Lee Bedford, (316) Daniel Meggs, (362) Travis Wadkins

Skinny: Top eight or bottom eight – you never know what you are going to get with the Demon Deacons. However, recent form suggests they are closer to a top eight this week.

Chattanooga Mocs

Coach: Mark Guhne

Conference: Southern

Golfweek Rank: 27th

NCAA Championship appearances: 2

Top 5 players: (95) Ben Rickett, (114) Derek Rende, (141) Stephan Jaeger, (275) Fredrik Qvicker, (331) Jonathan Hodge

Skinny: Could be a scary team playing with little expectations now that the Mocs have to qualified for the finals.

Oregon Ducks

Coach: Casey Martin

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 31st

NCAA Championship appearances: 32

Top 5 players: (72) Daniel Miernicki, (130) Robbie Ziegler, (173) Eugene Wong, (232) Jack Dukeminier, (252) Isaiah Telles

Skinny: Another great run to get to the championship, but with three freshman and two sophomores this may prove to be a learning experience.

Arizona Wildcats

Coach: Rick LaRose

Conference: Pac-10

Golfweek Rank: 34th

NCAA Championship appearances: 25

Top 5 players: (43) Tarquin Macmanus, (192) Rich Saferian, (233) Jonathan Khan, (259) Tyler Neal, (368) Philip Bagdade

Skinny: The Wildcats turned in a good spring season to get to Inverness, but might need career performances to have any chance of a top-8 placing after 54 holes.

Duke Blue Devils

Coach: Jamie Green

Conference: ACC

Golfweek Rank: 38th

NCAA Championship appearances: 18

Top 5 players: (96) Adam Long, (293) Clark Klaasen, (319) Wes Roach, (333) Spencer Anderson, (482) Michael Quagliano

Skinny: You have to hand it to the Blue Devils. With just a few weeks to go, Duke looked like it was going to be a victim of the .500 Rule.

Michigan Wolverines

Coach: Andrew Sapp

Conference: Big Ten

Golfweek Rank: 43rd

NCAA Championship appearances: 23

Top 5 players: (134) Lion Kim, (203) Alexander Sitompul, (214) Matt Thompson, (228) Bill Rankin, (262) Chris Ross

Skinny: The Wolverines are making first finals appearance in 12 years.

Virginia Cavaliers

Coach: Bowen Sargent

Conference: ACC

Golfweek Rank: 45th

NCAA Championship appearances: 12

Top 5 players: (189) Ben Kohles, (194) Kyle Stough, (202) Will Collins, (289) Amory Davis, (346) Conrad Von Borsig

Skinny: Six teams in the field have their entire lineup ranked better than the Cavs No. 1 player.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Coach: Jim Brown

Conference: Big Ten

Golfweek Rank: 48th

NCAA Championship appearances: 30

Top 5 players: (25) Bo Hoag, (117) Vaughn Snyder, (265) Brad Wright, (453) Patrick Simard, (456) Michael Cress

Skinny: Ohio State should need no extra motivation this week. Head coach Jim Brown will retire after 36 years of guiding the Buckeyes.

Northwestern Wildcats

Coach: Pat Goss

Conference: Big Ten

Golfweek Rank: 54th

NCAA Championship appearances: 22

Top 5 players: (87) David Lipsky, (125) Eric Chun, (253) Jonathan Bowers, (442) Josh Dupont, (470) Andy DeKeuster

Skinny: The Wildcats, which nearly fell victim to the .500 Rule for the second consecutive season, found a path to the finals.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Coach: Mark Hankins

Conference: Big Ten

Golfweek Rank: 55th

NCAA Championship appearances: 11

Top 5 players: (164) Cole Peevler, (172) Vince India, (243) Brad Hopfinger, (448) Chris Brant, (581) Bradley George

Skinny: A top-100 finish in the rankings would have been considered a good season for the Hawkeyes, but a trip to Inverness … not even thinkable.

San Diego Toreros

Coach: Tim Mickelson

Conference: WCC

Golfweek Rank: 63rd

NCAA Championship appearances: 0

Top 5 players: (139) Alex Ching, (187) Ian Coffman, (193) Blake Trimble, (197) Jake Yount, (327) Darrin Hall

Skinny: The Toreros were the last team to get an at-large bid into the field.

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