NCAA men: Staff predictions for Elite 8, medalist

Cory Whitsett and the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are a unanimous pick to advance to match play at the 2014 NCAA Championship.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

The 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship is upon us.

The 54-hole stroke-play portion will take place Friday-Sunday at Prairie Dunes Country Club to determine the team standings, with an extra 18 holes to determine the individual winner scheduled for Monday.

Golfweek staffers Lance Ringler, Brentley Romine and Cassie Stein are onsite in Hutchinson, Kan., and pick which eight teams will qualify for match play (Tuesday-Wednesday) and which player will take home the individual title.

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Here are the 2014 picks:

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Lance Ringler

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Alabama, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Alabama-Birmingham, Stanford, Washington, Oklahoma

Individual champion: Brian Campbell, Illinois

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Brentley Romine

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Alabama, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, California

Individual champion: Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech

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Cassie Stein

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Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Illinois, Arkansas, California

Individual champion: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

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