Texas New No. 1 in Spring Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
Texas Longhorn Beau Hossler <br>(University of Texas Photo)</br>
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 of the seven polls this season, from the top spot.

The Illini tallied two first-place votes and dropped to second. Georgia also collected a first-place vote and moved up two spots to No. 3. Fourth-ranked Southern California received the lone remaining first-place ballot. Vanderbilt jumped nine places to No. 5 and was followed by Auburn, Stanford, Florida State and Arizona State. Oklahoma State climbed two spots to enter the top 10.

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 to 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. The first came at the Lamkin San Diego Classic while the most recent victory was an impressive win at the Valspar Collegiate. Texas has now won four of their last five events.

The other big mover in this weeks poll was Vanderbilt leaping from No. 14 to No. 5. This the second straight poll where the No. 14 ranked team has moved to fifth. In the March 11th poll it was Georgia making the move.

Vanderbilt made the jump thanks to a pair of wins in March. Their first win came at the Schenkel Invitational. As a team the Commodores were an impressive 41-under-par, winning the event by 10. Just this past week Vanderbilt was victorious at the FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play.

The most notable drop in this weeks poll was Florida. They dropped from No. 8 to No. 15.

-The GCAA contributed to this report
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