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Illinois takes over Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
30 Sep 2016
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Illinois has already won twice this season <br>(Illinois Athletics Photo)
Illinois has already won twice this season
(Illinois Athletics Photo)
NORMAN, OK (September 30, 2016) -- Illinois received 15 first-place votes and moved to No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini were ranked third in the preseason.

Oklahoma State and Auburn each received a first- place vote with the Cowboys moving up three spots to second and the Tigers jumping eight rungs to third, respectively. LSU was fourth while preseason No. 1 Texas fell to fifth, despite receiving a first-place ballot. ACC foes Clemson (#6), Virginia (#7) and Wake Forest (#10) all rocketed into the top 10, with the Cavaliers earning the final first-place tally. SEC squads Florida and Vanderbilt were eighth and ninth, respectively.

San Diego State (#15), Texas A&M (#16), North Carolina (#20), Georgia Tech (#22) and Texas Tech (#23) debuted in the ranking. Arizona State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon and USF fell from the top 25.


Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - September 30

Rank University (1st place votes)
Points
Previous Rank
1
Illinois (15)
470
3
2
Oklahoma State (1)
413
4
3
Auburn (1)
351
11
4
LSU
350
7
5
Texas (1)
339
1
6
Clemson
320
13
7
Virginia (1)
302
21
8
Florida
298
6
9
Vanderbilt
283
5
10
Wake Forest
265
14
11
Oklahoma
262
10
12
Georgia
255
9
13
Southern California
245
2
14
Stanford
241
8
15
San Diego State
194
NR
16
Texas A&M
143
NR
17
Florida State
123
18
18
South Carolina
115
17
19
Duke
110
23
20
North Carolina
106
NR
21
Baylor
104
24
22
Georgia Tech
88
NR
23
Texas Tech
80
NR
24
Alabama
72
16
25
California
70
T11

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon, 62; Arizona State, 59; Arkasas, 53; Kent State, 48; Missouri, 48; Mississippi, 42; Tennessee, 28; BYU, 23; Washington, 23; Kentucky, 22; UCLA, 21; Eastern Kentucky, 17; Liberty, 16; Virginia Tech, 16; Michigan State, 14; Middle Tennessee State, 12; UNLV, 12; Washington State, 12; Michigan, 11; Purdue, 11; Colorado State, 10; USF, 9; Coloroado, 7; College of Charleston, 4; Houston, 3; TCU, 2; Kennesaw State, 1; Nevada, 1; UTEP, 1.

Dropped From Rankings: Arizona State (#19), Arkansas (#20), Kentucky (#25), Oregon (#15), USF (#22)
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