College golf: Arizona State claims top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Poll

College golf: Arizona State claims top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Poll

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College golf: Arizona State claims top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Poll

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The Sun Devils are on top of the men’s Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll after their win at the Maui Jim Invitational.

Ranked second in the Preseason Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll, Arizona State earned 14 first-place votes in the latest poll released Friday, five more than Georgia Tech which sits in second place.

Baylor ranks third with one first-place vote followed by Wake Forest and Pepperdine in fourth and fifth. Texas Tech, Duke, Washington, Oklahoma and Texas round out the Top-10.

Check out the rest of the NCAA Div. I rankings, along with NCAA Div. II, Div. III, NAIA, NJCAA Div. I and NJCAA Div. II.

NCAA Division I

Rank University (First-place votes) Points
1 Arizona State (14) 630
2 Georgia Tech (9) 603
3 Baylor (1) 550
4 Wake Forest (2) 505
5 Pepperdine 478
6 Texas Tech 461
7 Duke 433
8 Washington 423
9 Oklahoma 385
10 Texas 382
11 Texas A&M 354
12 Notre Dame 316
13 Arizona 313
14 North Carolina 282
15 Clemson 249
16 Louisville 224
17 Arkansas 217
18 SMU 171
19 Southern California 170
20 Georgia 145
21 Stanford 126
22 Illinois 121
23 Auburn 107
24 Mississippi 81
25 West Virginia 73

Others receiving votes: Arkansas, 63; Florida State, 59; Liberty, 47; Louisville, 41; Tennessee, 38; North Florida, 37; UCLA, 27; BYU, 21; TCU, 21; NC State, 17; Cincinnati, 13; Tennessee Tech, 13; Iowa State, 8; UNLV, 6; Fresno State, 4; Kansas, 2; Marquette, 2; Ohio State, 2; San Diego State, 2; Virginia, 2; Arkansas State, 7; Iowa, 1; Notre Dame, 1; Oregon, 1.

NCAA Division II

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

Lynn (11)

467

1

2

Florida Southern (2)

452

4

3

West Florida (3)

412

3

4

Barry (3)

344

2

5

Saint Leo

292

12

6

Oklahoma Christian

232

15

7

Georgia Southwestern State (1)

229

NR

8

Simon Fraser

226

NR

9

St. Marys (TX)

211

10

10

South Carolina-Aiken

206

19

11

Chico State

200

7

12

Florida Tech

198

8

13

Nova Southeastern

181

6

14

Lincoln Memorial

179

5

15

Lander

166

NR

16

Arkansas Tech

164

14

17

Lee

159

NR

18

Cal State-Monterey Bay

151

13

19

Missouri – St. Louis

150

11

20

St. Edwards

129

NR

21

Dixie State

125

22

22

Limestone

122

16

23

Western Washington

121

9

24

Columbus State

117

21

T-25

Rollins

97

20

T-25

Young Harris

97

17

Dropped from ranking: Carson-Newman (18); Grand Valley State (24); Newberry (25); Sonoma State (23)

Others receiving votes: Valdosta State, 95; Flagler, 87; Central Missouri, 70; Concordia (OR), 70; Carson-Newman, 69; Findlay, 69; Wayne State (MI), 59; Sonoma State, 54; Midwestern State, 48; Newberry, 39; Lindenwood, 34; Delta State, 32; Mount Olive, 32; Colorado School of Mines, 26; Barton, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; Clayton State, 21; Washburn, 21; Grand Valley State, 20; Winona State, 20; Southern Arkansas, 17; Stanislaus State, 17; Southern Wesleyan, 15; Henderson State, 13; Northeastern State, 13; Indianapolis, 12; Western New Mexico, 12; King, 11; Wingate, 9; Central Oklahoma, 8; Coker, 8; Queens Univ. of Charlotte, 8; Ferris State, 5; Le Moyne, 4; Cal State-San Marcos, 3; St. Thomas Aquinas, 3; Southern New Hampshire, 2; Trevecca Nazarene, 2.

NCAA Division III

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Ranking

1

Emory (13)

490

2

2

Illinois Wesleyan (4)

479

1

3

Huntingdon (3)

448

3

4

Wittenberg

367

6

5

Guilford

363

4

6

Washington & Lee

358

9

7

Carnegie Mellon

355

7

8

Methodist

348

5

9

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

309

8

10

Concordia University (TX)

258

10

11

St. Thomas (MN)

253

22

12

Oglethorpe

247

11

13

Hampden-Sydney

246

12

14

Saint Johns (MN)

233

15

15

Southwestern (TX)

222

14

16

Redlands

209

13

17

Berry College

116

20

18

Willamette

112

19

19

Hope

100

18

T-20

La Verne

95

21

T-20

North Carolina Wesleyan

95

16

22

Trinity College (CT)

93

17

23

Sewanee: The University of the South

80

NR

24

Greensboro

66

T-23

25

Gustavus Adolphus

54

NR

Dropped from ranking: LaGrange (#T-25); Rhodes (T-23); Wisconsin-Eau Claire (#T-25)

Others receiving votes: LaGrange, 51; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 46; New York Univ., 43; Babson, 39; Denison, 37; Piedmont, 32; Williams, 25; Rhodes, 23; Transylvania, 20; California Lutheran, 18; Pacific Lutheran, 18; Kenyon College, 16; Rochester, 15; Allegheny, 14; Nebraska Wesleyan, 13; McDaniel, 12; Averett, 10; McMurry, 10; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 10; Trinity (TX), 9; Webster, 9; Rutgers Univ.-Camden, 8; Trine, 8; Whitworth, 6; Rosemont, 3; St. John Fisher, 3; Gettysburg College, 2; Augsburg, 1; DePauw, 1; Ohio Wesleyan, 1; Sidmore, 1.

NAIA

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Ranking

1

College of Coastal Georgia (6)

245

1

2

Texas Wesleyan (3)

230

2

3

Oklahoma City

222

3

4

Keiser

217

4

5

South Carolina Beaufort

184

6

6

Wayland Baptist (1)

183

13

7

British Columbia

178

5

8

Northwestern Ohio

171

11

9

Ottawa (AZ)

166

14

10

Dalton State

157

8

11

Johnson & Wales University (FL)

134

12

12

William Woods

130

10

T-13

Point

128

15

T-13

Rocky Mountain College

128

7

15

Taylor

98

9

16

Thomas University

95

17

17

Missouri Valley College

89

18

18

Bellevue University

77

21

19

William Carey

71

16

20

Victoria

64

23

21

Oregon Tech

42

20

22

Morningside

36

24

23

Kansas Wesleyan

26

19

24

Southeastern (FL)

22

NR

25

Park (MO)

18

NR

Dropped from ranking: Our Lady of the Lake (25); Truett-McConnell (22)

Others receiving votes: Truett-McConnell, 17; Point Park, 16; Ottawa (KS), 12; Holy Cross College, 11; Mobile, 10; Mount Mercy, 9; Our Lady of the Lake, 9; Menlo, 8; Loyola-New Orleans, 7; The Masters Univ., 7; Bethany College (KS), 6; Columbia College, 5; Lindsey Wilson College, 5; Arizona Christian, 4; Indiana Wesleyan, 4; Marian Univ.-Indianapolis, 3; Central Baptist, 2; St. Ambrose, 2; Northwestern College (IA), 1; William Baptist, 1.

NJCAA Division I

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Rank

1

Central Alabama (4)

64

2

2

Midland (2)

55

1

3

Hutchinson

46

T-10

T-4

Indian Hills

43

3

T-4

New Mexico JC

43

4

6

Ranger (1)

36

9

7

Odessa

27

7

8

Iowa Western

24

6

9

John A. Logan

17

NR

10

Calhoun

15

8

Dropped from ranking: Eastern Florida State (5); Wallace State (T-10)

Others receiving votes: Eastern Florida State, 14; Dodge City, 1.

NJCAA Division II

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

Previous Ranking

1

South Mountain (6)

68

1

2

Mississippi Gulf Coast (1)

63

2

3

Kirkwood CC

53

3

4

Meridian

33

7

5

Walters State JC

30

4

6

Parkland CC

29

T-5

7

Tyler JC

24

9

8

Black Hawk CC

21

8

9

Mesa

20

10

10

Murray State

18

T-5

Others receiving votes: Abraham Baldwin, 11; Des Moines Area, 9; Copiah Lincoln, 5; North Central Missouri College, 1.

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