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WGCA releases women's college preseason rankings; UCLA No. 1
05 Sep 2018
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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UCLA's Lilia Vu in this month's WWATC (USGA photo)
UCLA's Lilia Vu in this month's WWATC (USGA photo)

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has released Division I, II and III women’s golf preseason rankings as the start of the fall college season approaches. UCLA tops the Division I rankings, while defending national champion Indianapolis is at the top of Division II. The Hounds received 12 of the possible 15 first-place votes. In Division III, defending NCAA champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps shares the No. 1 spot with Williams College.

Full preseason rankings are below:

Division I

Rank. School (First Place Votes), Points

1. UCLA (9), 521
2. Alabama (12), 520
3. Arkansas (1), 502
4. Stanford, 467
5. Duke, 432
6. USC, 414
7. Arizona, 410
8. Texas, 379
9. South Carolina, 312
10. Arizona State, 301
11. Northwestern, 290
12. Florida, 289
13. Kent State, 277
14. Furman, 260
15. Florida State, 254
16. Washington, 212
17. Wake Forest, 208
18. Michigan State, 160
19. Oklahoma State, 150
20. Baylor, 123
21. Auburn, 122
22. Clemson, 85
23. Colorado, 59
24. Oklahoma, 57
25 Vanderbilt, 49
Others Receiving Votes: Louisville (46); North Carolina (43); Illinois (30); Miami (25); Georgia (23); Purdue (22); Ohio State (19); Virginia (19); Houston (16); UNLV (12); Houston Baptist (10); Evansville (7); Oregon (7); Michigan (5); Ole Miss (5); San Diego State (4); Iowa State (3); North Carolina State (1)

Division II

Rank. School (First Place Votes), Points

1. Indianapolis (12), 370
2. Nova Southeastern (1), 351
3. Dallas Baptist (2), 348
4. Barry, 340
5. Florida Southern, 289
6. Saint Leo, 283
7. Lynn, 274
8. Rollins, 268
9. West Texas A&M, 224
10. Grand Valley State, 209
11. Flagler, 208
12. St. Mary's (Texas), 202
13. Tarleton State, 200
14. Missouri-St. Louis, 185
15. Lee, 159
16. Midwestern State, 120
17. Wingate, 115
18. St. Edward's, 101
19. Florida Institute of Technology, 97
20. Lenoir Rhyne, 89
21. Arkansas Tech, 83
22. California State (Monterey Bay), 72
23. Augustana (South Dakota), 61
24. Limestone, 43
25. West Georgia, 42
Others Receiving Votes: Central Oklahoma (32); Findlay (21); Lindenwood (16); Tampa (12); Sonoma State (10); Texas A&M - Commerce (10); Henderson State (7); Southwestern Oklahoma State (7); Lincoln Memorial (6); North Carolina at Pembroke (5); West Florida (4); Northeastern State (3); Ashland (2); Carson Newman (2); Oklahoma Christian (2); Rogers State (1); Simon Fraser (1); Young Harris (1)

Division III

Rank. School (First Place Votes), Points

T1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8) 339
T1. Williams College (5) 339
3. George Fox University (1) 323
4. New York University 311
5. Whitman College 276
6. Methodist University 258
7. Carnegie Mellon University 253
8. Washington University in St. Louis 241
9. Carleton College 237
10. Berry College 232
11. DePauw University 199
12. Southwestern University 155
13. Huntingdon College 146
14. Pomona/Pitzer 134
15. Illinois Wesleyan University 108
16. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 104
17. Wittenberg University 102
18. Washington and Lee University 98
19. Rhodes College 94
20. Sewanee: The University of the South 89
21. Middlebury College 81
22. Amherst College 79
23. Centre College 70
24. Gustavus Adolphus College 45
25. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 44
Others Receiving Votes: California Lutheran University (26); Transylvania (25); Redlands (20); St. Thomas (17); Saint Mary's - Indiana (14); Wartburg (12); Washington & Jefferson (11); Grinnell (8); Trinity - Texas (8); Bridgewater College (7); Gettysburg (7); Oglethorpe (6); Texas at Dallas (6); Birmingham Southern (4); St. Catherine (4); St. Benedict (3); Drew (2); Hope (1); Ithaca (1); Wisconsin-Stout (1)

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