NCAA Men: A look at the eight match-play teams

LSU's Curtis Thompson on Monday of the NCAA Men's Division 1 Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

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 

With the last stroke-play round finally wrapping up late Monday evening at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., here is a quick look at the eight teams that will move on to match play Tuesday.

The matches will be as follows: Stanford vs. Illinois; Alabama vs. SMU; LSU vs. UCLA; and Oklahoma State vs. Georgia Tech.

Here is how they got here:

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1. Stanford

  • Ranked fourth by Golfweek
  • Seven victories in 2013-14, including stroke-play portion of 2014 NCAA Championship; five consecutive wins to end the season
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Cameron Wilson (won), David Boote (T-3), Patrick Rodgers (T-15), Maverick McNealy (T-55), Viraat Badhwar (T-89).

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T-2. Alabama

  • Ranked No. 1 by Golfweek
  • Eight team victories this season
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Robby Shelton (T-3), Cory Whitsett (T-19), Tom Lovelady (T-35), Bobby Wyatt (T-55), Trey Mullinax (T-89).

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T-2. LSU

  • Ranked No. 17 by Golfweek
  • Finished T-1 at the Aggie Invitational
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Benjamin Taylor (T-6), Smylie Kaufman (T-19), Curtis Thompson (T-19), Stewart Jolly (T-55), Zach Wright (T-105).

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4. Oklahoma State

  • Ranked No. 5 by Golfweek
  • Five victories on the season
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Ian Davis (T-35), Jordan Niebrugge (T-42), Wyndham Clark (T-42), Talor Gooch (T-49), Zachary Olsen (T-69).

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5. Georgia Tech

  • No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings
  • Six wins for the Yellow Jackets in 2013-14
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Ollie Schniederjans (2nd), Seth Reeves (T-6), Richy Werenski (T-69), Bo Andrews (T-89), Ander Albertson (T-125).

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6. UCLA

  • Ranked No. 20 by Golfweek
  • Won the Redhawk Invitational
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Lorens Chan (T-9), Anton Arboleda (T-35), Jonathan Garrick (T-42), Preston Valder (T-69), Matt Pinizzotto (T-131).

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T-7. SMU

  • Ranked No. 28 in the Golfweek Rankings
  • Won the American Championships
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Bryson Dechambeau (T-9), Austin Smotherman (T-29), Ryan Burgess (T-49), Harry Higgs (T-89), Andrew Buchanan (130th).

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T-7. Illinois

  • Ranked No. 7 by Golfweek
  • Four victories this season
  • 2014 NCAA Championship individual results: Brian Campbell (7th), Charlie Danielson (T-29), Thomas Detry (T-69), Jonathan Hauter (T-82), Alex Burge (156).
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