Balicki, Ringler make 2010-11 predictions

Ron Balicki and Lance Ringler make their picks for the upcoming college season.

Women's Rankings »

1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

Men's Rankings »

1Patrick RodgersStanford  68.39 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.58 
3Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.62 
4Cameron WilsonStanford  68.89 
5Joey GarberGeorgia  69.20 

Men's Team Rankings »

1Alabama 68.96  12 
2Georgia Tech 69.63  12 
3Stanford 69.69  12 
4Oklahoma State 69.82  13 
5Georgia 69.83  12 

Preseason top 30 players: Men / Women | Preseason top 30 teams: Men / Women

Balicki’s best bets

Senior writer Ron Balicki, aka “Wrong Ron,” makes his selections for the upcoming men’s season:


Russell Henley

No. 1 team: Oklahoma State. With first-team All-American Peter Uihlein and second-teamers Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway leading the way, the Cowboys are set for an outstanding season. With the NCAA finals set for OSU’s Karsten Creek Golf Club, the Cowboys will be primed to take the title that has eluded them the past two seasons thanks to the match-play format.

No. 1 player: Russell Henley. The Georgia senior finished No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings last season. After a solid summer there seems to be no signs of a letdown.

Keep an eye on: Florida State (team), Stanford junior David Chung (individual).

Sleepers: San Diego (team), Texas Christian junior Johan de Beer (individual).

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Ringler’s ringers

Assistant editor Lance Ringler, Golfweek’s college golf guru, offers his picks for the upcoming women’s season:


Cydney Clanton

No. 1 team: Purdue. Normally you wouldn’t see me select the defending NCAA champs as the team to beat, but it’s hard to pick against the Boilermakers. They return all five players, and I see no reason why they won’t be at the top again throughout 2010-11.

No. 1 player: Auburn senior Cydney Clanton has been one of the best players in college golf for three seasons. That experience gives her the early jump in the Player of the Year race.

Keep an eye on: Duke (team), LSU senior Megan McChrystal (individual).

Sleepers: Louisville (team), Oregon senior Kendra Little (individual).

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