Men's countdown: Ringler's preseason top 30

From left: Alabama head coach Jay Seawell, Texas head coach John Fields and Oklahoma State head coach Alan Bratton will each lead highly ranked teams into the 2014-15 men's college golf season.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  67.01 
2Lee McCoyGeorgia  67.57 
3Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.59 
4Maverick McNealyStanford  67.76 
5Charlie DanielsonIllinois  68.42 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Illinois 69.06 
2Florida State 69.55 
3Oregon 70.00 
4Texas 70.08 
5LSU 70.09 

Another college golf season is upon us with the fall season getting underway. During the next two weeks, Golfweek will countdown the top 30 men's teams in its preseason rankings.

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1. Texas

The Texas Longhorns rank No. 1 in Golfweek's countdown of the the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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2. Oklahoma State

The Oklahoma State Cowboys, the 2014 NCAA runners-up, rank No. 2 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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3. Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, led by Ollie Schniederjans, rank No. 3 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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4. Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini rank No. 4 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf team for fall 2014.

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5. Alabama

The back-to-back national champion Alabama Crimson Tide rank No. 5 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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6. Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Commodores return all but one starter from the 2013-14 season and rank No. 8 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams fo 2014.

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7. South Carolina

The South Carolina Gamecocks, with all of starters from 2013-14 returning, rank No. 7 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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8. Texas A+M

The Texas A&M Aggies rank No. 8 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf team for fall 2014.

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9. Georgia

Three key players return for the Georgia Bulldogs, who check in at No. 9 during Golfweek's fall preview -- but must replace three successful seniors' contributions.

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10. UCLA

The UCLA Bruins rank No. 10 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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11. Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers, led by senior Denny McCarthy, rank No. 11 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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12. USC

The USC Trojans, led by Rico Hoey, rank No. 12 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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13. Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners, who return four players who played in last year's NCAA Championship, rank No. 13 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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14. Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles, led by sophomore Jack Maguire, rank No. 14 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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15. Washington

The Washington Huskies, led by senior Cheng-Tsung Pan, rank No. 15 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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16. New Mexico

The New Mexico Lobos, led by senior Gavin Green, rank No. 16 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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17. Clemson

The Clemson Tigers, with all of their key pieces returning, rank No. 17 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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18. Arizona State

The Arizona State Sun Devils, led by junior Jon Rahm, rank No. 18 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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19. UNLV

The UNLV Rebels, led by a group of returning starters, rank No. 19 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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20. Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal, who will have to replace Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson, rank No. 20 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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21. San Diego State

The San Diego State Aztecs, led by Xander Schauffele, rank No. 21 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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22. Auburn

The Auburn Tigers, led by redshirt junior Michael Johnson, rank No. 22 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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23. California

The California Golden Bears, with a completely new look, rank No. 23 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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24. South Florida

The South Florida Bulls, led by junior Chase Koepka, rank No. 24 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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25. Texas Tech

The Texas Tech Red Raiders, led by Clement Sordet, rank No. 25 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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No. 26 Oregon

The Oregon Ducks, who return all five starters from last year, rank No. 26 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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No. 27 Baylor

The Baylor Bears, led by first-year head coach Mike McGraw, rank No. 27 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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No. 28 Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks, led by junior Taylor Moore, rank No. 28 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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No. 29 Iowa State

The Iowa State Cyclones, led by senior Scott Fernandez, rank No. 29 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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No. 30 Houston

The Houston Cougars, led by senior Roman Robledo, rank No. 30 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Remaining schedule:

  • SEPT. 7: No. 1
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