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Illinois retains top spot in Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
21 Oct 2016
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Nick Hardy and Illinois hold onto to the <br>top spot in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Nick Hardy and Illinois hold onto to the
top spot in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll
(Golfweek Photo)
NORMAN, OK (October 21, 2016) -- Illinois received nine first-place votes to stay No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. It marks the second straight ranking the Illini hold the top spot.

A total of five teams received first-place votes. Second-ranked Oklahoma State garnered four first place votes and edged No. 3 Vanderbilt, who received seven first-place nods, by one point - 555-554. Fourth-ranked Florida had three and No. 4 Auburn one first-place vote.

LSU was sixth and followed by Virginia and Wake Forest. Big 12 foes Oklahoma and Texas Tech moved into the top 10 at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

Oregon (#15) and Arizona State (#T25) returned to the top 25 while UNLV (#17), Kent State (#19), Mississippi (#21) and Missouri (#24) made their debuts. Alabama, California, Duke, Georgia Tech and South Carolina fell from the ranking.


Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - October 21

Rank University (1st place votes)
Points
Previous Rank
1
Illinois (9)
562
1
2
Oklahoma State (4)
555
2
3
Vanderbilt (7)
554
9
4
Florida (3)
533
8
5
Auburn (1)
510
3
6
LSU
495
4
7
Virginia
447
7
8
Wake Forest
414
10
9
Oklahoma
400
11
10
Texas Tech
340
23
11
Stanford
329
14
T12
Baylor
292
21
T12
North Carolina
292
20
14
Georgia
256
12
15
Oregon
229
NR
16
Clemson
221
6
17
UNLV
195
NR
18
Southern California
175
13
19
Kent State
156
NR
20
San Diego State
128
15
21
Mississippi
113
NR
22
Texas A&M
107
16
23
Texas
105
5
24
Missouri
68
NR
T25
Arizona State
51
NR
T25
Florida State
51
17

Others Receiving Votes: Duke, 36; Colorado, 34; Kansas, 32; Liberty, 21; Eastern Kentucky, 17; Arkansas, 16; Georgia Tech, 14; Purdue, 13; South Carolina, 10; UCLA, 9; BYU, 5; Alabama, 4; Kennesaw State, 3; Kentucky, 3; Michigan, 3; Michigan State, 1; North Florida, 1.

Dropped From Rankings: Alabama (#24), California (#25), Duke (#19), Georgia Tech (#22), South Carolina (#18)
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