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Vanderbilt retains top spot in Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll
17 Feb 2017
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Matthias Schwab of Vanderbilt <br>(Vanderbilt Athletics Photo)
Matthias Schwab of Vanderbilt
(Vanderbilt Athletics Photo)
(February 17, 2017) -- There was no change atop the first Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll of the spring season. Vanderbilt finished the fall as the top team and that is where they remain as the college golf season quickly moves towards the month of March.

The Commodores received 13 of a possible 24 first place votes and they were one of five teams to receive a vote for the top spot. The others programs to receive votes include Florida (6), Illinois (3), USC (1) and Virginia (1).

Vanderbilt was able to hold onto the top spot despite not playing yet this spring. They are making their 2017 debut this weekend at the All-American Intercollegiate. In the fall Vanderbilt teed it up four- times, winning twice.

The biggest moves in the polls came from Texas Tech and defending NCAA Champions Oregon. Both teams jumped up 10 spots with Texas Tech going from 17th to No. 7 and the Oregon going from 22nd to No. 12.

Texas Tech was able to make the big leap thanks to a spring season opening win at the Amer Ari Invitational where junior Fredrick Nilehn also took home medalist honors. Oregon's move up the rankings came after they won the Arizona Intercollegiate to start the spring and then finished third at the Amer Ari Invitational shortly after.

Auburn remained in the top 25 but they fell the farthest, going from No. 8 to 17. The only new team in the rankings is No. 24 Colorado and they replace Florida State.


Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll - February 17

Rank University (1st place votes)
Points
Previous Rank
1
Vanderbilt (13)
583
1
2
Florida (6)
569
3
3
Illinois (3)
567
2
4
USC (1)
481
7
5
Virginia (1)
470
5
6
Oklahoma State
452
4
7
Texas Tech
450
17
8
Stanford
426
6
9
LSU
371
10
10
Georgia
350
13
11
Oklahoma
344
9
11
Wake Forest
343
12
12
Oregon
338
22
14
Baylor
332
14
15
San Diego State
246
18
16
Texas
245
11
17
Auburn
216
8
18
Mississippi
203
19
T19
Duke
135
21
T19
North Carolina
135
16
21
Clemson
129
20
22
Texas A&M
126
15
23
UNLV
90
23
24
Colorado
52
NR
25
Kennesaw State
37
24

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, 23; South Carolina, 19; Florida State, 18; Eastern Kentucky, 16; Georgia Tech, 13; Kent State, 10; Arkansas, 8; Missouri, 2; Kansas, 1

Dropped From Rankings:Florida State (No. 25)
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