Power rankings: Top 5 teams

Welcome back to another week in the Wildman’s Corner. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for some power rankings. Here are my top 5 teams.

Men

1.) Oklahoma State. A big-time victory is just what the doctor ordered. After starting the spring rather sluggish, the Cowboys defeated several top-25 at the Linger Longer.

2.) Augusta State. The Jags may have finished third at the Hackler, but they play one of the toughest schedules in the country and continue to impress.

3.) Texas A&M. This team is just as talented, if not more talented than last year’s national championship squad. Get your brackets ready because the Aggies should be a lock for the top 8.

4.) UCLA. Despite thier youth the Bruins have played exceptionally well this spring, notching two team titles. These young “cubbies” are maturing quickly.

5.) UNLV. The Rebels are the best team when competing in the desert. But how will they handle a course full of grass if they make it to Chattanooga?

Just missed the cut:

  • 6.) Texas
  • 7.) Oregon
  • 8.) Washington

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Women

1.) Arizona State. The defending national champs have three tournament titles on the year and four players ranked in the top 30!

2.) UCLA. The Bruins have not finished outside the top 5 this year. They also got their first win of the year Sunday at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.

3.) Duke. The Dukies have posted victories against two of the most impressive fields this year – the NCAA Preview and Sunday at the Liz Murphey. This team shows up at prime time. Look out for Duke at NCAAs.

4.) Arizona. One of the hottest teams in the country that continues to get better. In their last five events, the ’Cats have gone seventh, first, second, fifth, and now second behind UCLA at the Betsy Rawls.

5.) Auburn. The Tigers were looking for three straight tournament titles at the Liz Murphey, but settled for a T-4 finish. Kim Evans’ squad will still be a threat at nationals.

Just missed the cut:

  • 6.) Pepperdine
  • 7.) USC
  • 8.) Purdue
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