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Illinois No. 1 in first Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
19 Feb 2016
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Illinois is ranked No. 1, again. (University of Illinois photo)
Illinois is ranked No. 1, again. (University of Illinois photo)
NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois opened the Spring No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini, who has been the top-ranked team in four of five rankings this season, claimed 18 of 21 first-place votes.

Wake Forest moved up one spot to No. 2 and tallied two first-place votes. Florida State was third while Auburn dropped two spots despite earning the final first-place ballot. Texas came in at No. 5. Southern California and Stanford tied for sixth. Florida jumped eight spots to No. 8 and is followed by Arizona State and Duke

UCLA and Oregon reentered the ranking at Nos. 21 and 25, respectively. Georgia Tech and South Carolina dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - Feb. 19

Rank University (1st place votes)
Points
Previous
1
Illinois (18)
522
1
2
Wake Forest (2)
487
3
3
Florida State
468
4
4
Auburn (1)
449
2
5
Texas
409
7
T6
Southern California
402
6
T6
Stanford
402
5
8
Florida
382
T16
9
Arizona State
321
9
10
Duke
286
8
11
Clemson
281
11
12
Oklahoma
273
10
13
Alabama
270
12
14
Georgia
261
14
15
Oklahoma State
255
13
16
North Carolina
235
15
17
Vanderbilt
166
18
18
Purdue
154
T16
19
Virginia
143
T19
20
California
119
21
21
UCLA
114
NR
22
Washington
102
23
23
LSU
87
25
24
Penn State
81
T19
25
Oregon
43
NR

Dropped from Ranking: Georgia Tech (#24), South Carolina (#22)

Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State, 34; South Carolina, 26; Baylor, 12; Georgia Tech, 10; UAB, 8; Houston, 6; SMU, 2; Texas Tech, 2; UNLV, 2; Arkansas, 1

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