Illinois Stays No. 1 in Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
Georgia's Sepp Straka with Coach Chris Haack
(University of Georgia Photo)
NORMAN, Okla. – Illinois collected 13 first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini have held the top spot in five of six rankings this season.
Auburn moved up two spots to second while Florida State stayed at third. Southern California received two first-place votes to move up to No. 4. Georgia also earned two first-place votes and jumped nine spots to No. 5. Texas fell a spot to No. 6 and was followed by Arizona State, Florida, Alabama and Stanford.
San Diego State debuted in the top 25 at No. 22. USF and South Carolina reentered the ranking at Nos. 18 and 19, respectively.
Oregon, UCLA and Washington dropped from the top 25.
USC made the jump into the top-5 after sitting tied for the sixth spot last week. The Trojans climbed into the top-5 following their win of the season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Georgia made one of the biggest jumps of the week moving from No. 14 to No. 5. The Bulldogs made the jump on the strength of their first win of the season at the Cabo Collegiate Golf Tournament at the beginning of the month.
The most noteworthy drop in the polls was Wake Forest falling from No. 2 to No. 13.
- The GCAA contributed to this report