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Oklahoma State is the Preseason No. 1 Men's College Team
25 Aug 2017
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Oklahoma State won its record 12th NCAA Regional title in May<br>(Oklahoma State photo)
Oklahoma State won its record 12th NCAA Regional title in May
(Oklahoma State photo)
NORMAN, OK (August 25, 2017) - Oklahoma State will open the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The host of this season’s NCAA Championships, the Cowboys collected seven first-place votes.

OSU has a loaded roster for the 2017-18 season, with several players enjoying success in major amateur tournaments this summer. Zach Bauchou won the Canadian Amateur earlier this month. Kristoffer Ventura finished in the final 16 of both the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur. Hayden Wood was the medalist and set a 36-hole scoring record at the U.S. Amateur. Brendon Jelley was a quarterfinalist in the Western Amateur. Incoming freshman Matthew Wolff was the runner-up in the U.S. Junior.

Vanderbilt, the top-ranked team in last season’s final regular season poll, was second with four first-place votes. Defending national champion Oklahoma received 10 first-place votes and ranked third. Baylor joined the Oklahoma squads as three Big 12 teams ranked in the preseason top four. No. 5 Illinois tallied the remaining first-place ballot. Texas ranked sixth while LSU, Southern California, Oregon and Florida completed the top 10.

The next Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Polls will be released September 29.

Rank University (1st place votes)
Points
NCAA Finals Finish
1 Oklahoma State (7) 507 Quarterfinals
2 Vanderbilt (4) 467 Semifinals
3 Oklahoma (10) 460 Champion
4 Baylor 398 Quarterfinals
5 Illinois (1) 397 Semifinals
6 Texas 376 12
7 LSU 368 9
8 Southern California 365 Quarterfinals
9 Oregon 332 Runner-Up
10 Florida 309 DNQ
11 Wake Forest 301 DNQ
12 UNLV 273 Quarterfinals
13 Auburn 251 11
14 Stanford 241 Missed Cut
15 Virginia 222 10
16 Texas A&M 212 DNQ
17 Clemson 210 Missed Cut
18 Georgia Tech 177 DNQ
19 Alabama 174 Missed Cut
20 Florida State 169 T14
21 Arizona State 156 Missed Cut
22 Texas Tech 129 DNQ
T23 Kent State 105 Missed Cut
T23 Pepperdine 105 13
25 Georgia 97 DNQ
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