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Oklahoma State tops 1st Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll
24 Aug 2018
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Oklahoma State's home NCAA crowd (OSU photo)
Oklahoma State's home NCAA crowd (OSU photo)

Not surprisingly, when the season’s first coaches poll came out on Friday, the defending national champions were the unanimous No. 1. Oklahoma State earned all 19 first-place votes. It capped a strong week for Cowboy nation, which started Sunday when junior Viktor Hovland won the U.S. Amateur with head coach Alan Bratton on the bag.

The polls for NCAA Division I, II and III, plus NAIA and NJCAA Division I and II are below:

Division I
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NCAAs finish)
1. Oklahoma State (19), 475 (Winner)
2. Alabama, 407 (Runner-up)
3. Oklahoma, 401 (Quarterfinals)
4. Texas A&M, 398 (Quarterfinals)
5. Vanderbilt, 378 (9)
6. Auburn, 371 (Semifinals)
7. Georgia Tech 341 DNQ
8. Florida, 311 (18)
9. LSU, 290 (DNQ)
10. Texas, 272 (Quarterfinals)
11. California, 243 (DNQ)
11. Stanford, 243 (16)
13. Clemson, 227 (13)
14. Baylor, 193 (30)
15. Texas Tech, 182 (Quarterfinals)
16. Illinois, 180 (11)
17. Arkansas, 173 (12)
18. Duke, 167 (Semifinals)
19. Arizona State, 152 (13)
20. USC, 113 (DNQ)
21. UCLA, 96 (21)
22. North Carolina, 81 (15)
23. UNLV, 73 (19)
24. Wake Forest, 68 (DNQ)
25. Florida State, 55 (DNQ)
Others Receiving Votes: Pepperdine, 40; Kent State, 30; North Florida, 30; Georgia, 21; South Carolina, 21; SMU, 21; Iowa State, 15; South Florida, 14; Missouri, 12; Kansas, 11; Ole Miss, 10; Purdue, 10; Virginia, 10; Michigan State, 9; BYU, 7; Northwestern, 7; Tennessee, 7; Kentucky, 4; New Mexico, 3; Oregon, 2; San Diego State, 1

Division II
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NCAAs finish)
1. West Florida (8), 438 (Runner-up)
2. Lynn (6), 432 (Winner)
3. Barry (3), 415 (Quarterfinals)
4. Florida Southern (1), 403 (Quarterfinals)
5. Florida Tech, 360 (DNQ)
6. Nova Southeastern, 331 (DNQ)
7. South Carolina-Aiken, 303 (DNQ)
8. Limestone (1), 295 (DNQ)
9. Saint Leo, 268 (Semifinals)
10. Lincoln Memorial, 247 (Semifinals)
11. Arkansas Tech, 228 (Semifinals)
12. Newberry, 221 (DNQ)
13. Columbus State, 199 (DNQ)
14. Rollins, 170 (DNQ)
15. Chico State, 152 (DNQ)
16. Carson-Newman, 148 (DNQ)
16. Indianapolis, 148 (Semifinals)
18. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 137 (9)
19. Cal State-Monterey Bay, 107 (DNQ)
20. Lander, 96 (DNQ)
21. Grand Valley State, 90 (DNQ)
21. St. Mary’s (Texas), 90 (11)
23. Central Missouri, 87 (DNQ)
24. Lee, 71 (DNQ)
25. Young Harris, 68 (DNQ)
Others Receiving Votes: Central Oklahoma, 60; Ferris State, 39; Delta State, 37; Missouri-St. Louis, 37; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 37; Valdosta State, 36; Flagler, 28; Mount Olive, 24; North Greenville, 23; Erskine, 21; King, 20; Barton, 19; Texas A&M Commerce, 19; Belmont Abbey, 18; Chowan, 17; Lindenwood, 16; Coker, 15; Henderson State, 15; Sonoma State, 15; Georgia College, 14; Clayton State, 13; Saginaw Valley State, 13; Tiffin, 13; St. Edward’s, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 10; Mercyhurst, 10; Davenport, 9; IUP, 9; Bellarmine, 8; Winona State, 8; Minnesota State-Mankato, 6; CSU East Bay, 5; Georgia Southwestern State, 5; Harding, 5; Simon Fraser, 5; CSU San Marcos, 4; Oklahoma Christian, 4; Wayne State (Mich.), 4; Catawba, 3; Christian Brothers, 3; Colorado Christian, 2; CSU Dominguez Hills, 2; North Georgia, 2; Maryville, 1; Montevallo, 1; St. Thomas Aquinas, 1

Division III
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NCAAs finish)
1. Methodist (14), 416 (1)
2. Emory (1), 383 (7)
3. Huntingdon, 375 (11)
4. Guilford, 349 (5)
5. Washington and Lee, 319 (2)
6. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 307 (9)
7. Illinois Wesleyan (1), 305 (15)
8. Concordia (Texas) (1), 300 (4)
9. Hope, 292 (6)
10. St. Thomas (Minn.), 282 (11)
11. Wittenberg, 237 (8)
12. Greensboro, 188 (14)
13. Southwestern (Texas), 173 (Missed Cut)
14. Kenyon, 163 (DNQ)
15. Rhodes, 162 (17)
16. California Lutheran, 137 (DNQ)
17. Oglethorpe, 121 (DNQ)
18. Sewanee, 108 (DNQ)
19. St. John’s (Minn.), 107 (Missed Cut)
20. Otterbein, 102 (13)
21. North Carolina Wesleyan, 94 (Missed Cut)
22. La Verne, 88 (Missed Cut)
22. Redlands, 88 (DNQ)
24. Carnegie Mellon, 69 (DNQ)
25. LaGrange, 39 (DNQ)
Others Receiving Votes: Hampden-Sydney, 35; Transylvania, 26; Gustavus Adolphus, 24; Pacific Lutheran, 20; Mary Hardin-Baylor, 19; NYU, 19; Christopher Newport, 12; Williams, 12; Ohio Wesleyan, 11; St. John Fisher, 8; Carthage, 7; Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 7; Centre, 6; Trinity (Texas), 6; Franklin & Marshall, 5; RPI, 5; Texas-Dallas, 5; Chapman, 4; Rochester, 4; Trinity (Conn.), 4; Willamette, 4; Texas Lutheran, 3; Linfield, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Skidmore, 1; Whitman, 1

NAIA
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NAIAs finish)
1. Oklahoma City (10), 250 (1)
2. Texas Wesleyan, 233 (3)
3. Dalton State, 232 (2)
4. Keiser, 193 (5)
5. Northwestern Ohio, 184 (6)
6. Coastal Georgia, 183 (4)
7. Johnson and Wales (Fla.), 177 (12)
8. Wayland Baptist, 173 (8)
9. Taylor, 170 (7)
10. William Woods, 161 (9)
11. Victoria, 155 (10)
12. South Carolina Beaufort, 144 (11)
13. British Columbia, 135 (12)
14. Rocky Mountain, 112 (14)
15. Point, 99 (15)
16. Cardinal Stritch, 94 (16)
16. Southeastern (Fla.), 94 (Missed Cut)
18. Our Lady of the Lake, 52 (Missed Cut)
19. Park (Mo.), 50 (DNQ)
20. Arizona Christian, 44 (DNQ)
21. Lindsey Wilson, 41 (DNQ)
22. William Penn, 35 (Missed Cut)
23. Thomas (Ga.), 32 (DNQ)
24. Oregon Tech, 29 (Missed Cut)
25. Northwestern (Iowa), 26 (Missed Cut)
Others Receiving Votes: Ottawa (Ariz.), 22; Holy Cross College, 20; Jamestown, 16; Lewis-Clark State, 12; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), 10; Bethany (Kan.), 9; Grand View, 8; The Master’s University, 7; Loyola-New Orleans, 6; Bethel (Kan.), 5; St. Ambrose, 5; Sterling, 5; Morningside, 5; William Jessup, 5; Cumberland University, 4; Indiana Wesleyan, 4; Reinhardt, 4; Corban, 3; Asbury, 1; Bellevue, 1

NJCAA Division I
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NJCAAs finish)
1. Midland (3), 46 (3)
2. Indian Hills (2), 45 (1)
3. Odessa, 39 (4)
4. Iowa Western, 34 (2)
5. Central Alabama, 28 (5)
6. McLennan, 26 (6)
7. Eastern Florida State, 16 (8)
8. Hutchinson, 8 (11)
9. Western Texas, 7 (7)
10. New Mexico JC, 6 (DNQ)
10. Wallace State, 6 (10)
Others Receiving Votes: Dodge City, 5; Eastern Arizona, 4; Barton, 2; Calhoun, 2

NJCAA Division II

Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (NJCAAs finish)
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (3), 56 (1)
2. South Mountain (1), 47 (4)
2. Meridian (1), 47 (2)
4. Parkland CC (1), 39 (3)
5. Tyler JC, 36 (7)
6. Murray State, 30 (DNQ)
7. Kirkwood CC, 23 (5)
8. Mesa, 21 (DNQ)
9. Walters State JC, 10 (DNQ)
10. Abraham Baldwin, 6 (6)
Others Receiving Votes: Southeast CC, 4; Rend Lake, 3; Mott, 2; Seminole, 2; Copiah Lincoln, 1; Des Moines Area, 1; Oakland CC, 1

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