Men's preview: Sea Best Invitational

Oliver Goss finished second for the Vols at the Davidson College Invitational.

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 

Tennessee begins its title defense Monday at the Sea Best Invitational.

The Vols, ranked 46th in the Golfweek/Sagarin men's team rankings, set four tournament records a year ago in holding off Texas A&M, which finished runner-up. But the Aggies are one of 15 other teams that will try and prevent Tennessee from adding another title this week at the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Ranked fifth in the country, Texas A&M posted three top 5s in four fall events and are led by Golfweek's fourth-ranked individual, Ben Crancer. Andrew Lister and Jade Scott are the other two Aggies ranked inside the top 50.

Tennessee's Oliver Goss, last year's U.S. Amateur runner-up, made his first collegiate start at this event a year ago, finishing T-16.

Other top 100-ranked teams in the field include No. 36 Liberty, No. 48 East Tennessee State, No. 55 Winthrop, No. 77 Florida, No. 79 North Florida, No. 81 East Carolina and No. 89 Florida Gulf Coast. Cal Poly, Florida Atlantic, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Old Dominion, Pepperdine and South Carolina Upstate are also competing.

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