Texas New No. 1 in Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
Texas Longhorn Beau Hossler
(University of Texas Photo)
NORMAN, OK (April 1, 2016)--Texas earned 17 of 21
first-place votes to move atop the ranking in the
Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Longhorns
unseated Illinois, who has been ranked No. 1 in five
the seven polls this season, from the top spot.
The Illini tallied two first-place votes and
to second. Georgia also collected a first-place vote
moved up two spots to No. 3. Fourth-ranked
California received the lone remaining first-place
Vanderbilt jumped nine places to No. 5 and was
followed by Auburn, Stanford, Florida State and
State. Oklahoma State climbed two spots to enter
Arkansas debuted in the top 25 at No. 24 while
Washington reentered the ranking at No. 25.
Penn State and Purdue dropped from the top 25.
Texas moved from No. 7 to the top spot thanks
an impressive month of March. Following a T4 in the
Southern Highland Collegiate Masters the Longhorns
rattled off consecutive wins to close out the month.
first came at the Lamkin San Diego
Classic while the most recent victory was an
impressive win at
Collegiate. Texas has now won four of their last
The other big mover in this weeks poll was
leaping from No. 14 to No. 5. This the second
poll where the No. 14 ranked team has moved to
In the March 11th poll it was Georgia making the
Vanderbilt made the jump thanks to a pair of
March. Their first win came at the Schenkel
Invitational. As a team the Commodores were
impressive 41-under-par, winning the event by 10.
this past week Vanderbilt was victorious at the
FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play.
The most notable drop in this weeks poll was
They dropped from No. 8 to No. 15.
-The GCAA contributed to this report