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Cowboys top latest Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll
19 Oct 2018
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Texas' Cole Hammer and Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland (USGA photo)
Texas' Cole Hammer and Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland (USGA photo)

NORMAN, Okla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Oklahoma State received 23 first-place to stay atop the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll. This marks the ninth straight ranking the Cowboys have held the top spot.

Duke climbed seven spots to second. Georgia Tech moved up one spot to third and claimed the remaining first-place ballot. Alabama was fourth while Oklahoma checked in at No. 5. Pepperdine made its season debut in the rankings at No. 6. SMU and Illinois both jumped into the top 10 at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively. Texas A&M was eighth and Texas No. 10.

BYU (No. T16) and Arkansas State (No. 23) joined Pepperdine in debuting in the rankings while Wake Forest reentered at No. 12. Baylor, Stanford, Texas Tech, and UNLV fell from the top 25.

The final fall Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches poll will be released Nov. 16.

Division I
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Oklahoma State (23) 599 (1)
2. Duke 549 (9)
3. Georgia Tech (1) 547 (4)
4. Alabama 527 (3)
5. Oklahoma 496 (2)
6. Pepperdine 476 (NR)
7. SMU 408 (21)
8. Texas A&M 401 (6)
9. Illinois 381 (17)
10. Texas 376 (8)
11. USC 354 (7)
12. Wake Forest 338 (NR)
13. Vanderbilt 303 (16)
14. Arkansas 268 (19)
15. Clemson 252 (13)
16. BYU 213 (NR)
16. Louisville 213 (23)
18. Arizona State 196 (11)
19. Georgia 175 (10)
20. Auburn 118 (14)
21. Tennessee 95 (5)
22. LSU 85 (12)
23. Arkansas State 81 (NR)
24. South Carolina 70 (22)
25. California 50 (15)
Dropped from ranking: Baylor (24), Stanford (20), Texas Tech (25), UNLV (18)
Others receiving votes: Baylor, 40; UNLV, 40; North Florida, 37; Stanford, 22; USF, 22; Marquette, 13; Florida, 11; Iowa, 10; Purdue, 10; Texas Tech, 10; Nevada, 5; Kansas, 2; Northwestern, 2; Virginia, 2; Central Florida, 1; North Carolina, 1; Penn State, 1

Division II
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Barry (17) 455 (1)
2. Lynn (1) 423 (3)
3. Florida Tech 366 (6)
4. West Florida (1) 361 (7)
5. Saint Leo 356 (4)
6. Florida Southern 330 (2)
7. St. Marys (Texas) 273 (15)
8. Western Washington 272 (14)
9. Nova Southeastern 267 (5)
10. Young Harris 224 (18)
11. Chico State 221 (12)
12. Henderson State 199 (NR)
13. Arkansas Tech 198 (10)
14. Limestone 186 (21)
15. Midwestern State 177 (NR)
16. Oklahoma Christian 171 (25)
17. Lincoln Memorial 165 (17)
18. Grand Valley State 162 (24)
19. Lindenwood 145 (16)
20. Carson-Newman 141 (8)
21. South Carolina-Aiken 131 (9)
22. Central Missouri 120 (23)
23. Indianapolis 72 (11)
24. Rollins 59 (13)
25. Simon Fraser 57 (NR)
Dropped from ranking: Lander (19), Newberry (20), Valdosta State (22)
Others receiving votes: Georgia Southwestern State, 51; Lander, 43; Valdosta State, 42; Missouri-St. Louis, 31; Newberry, 29; Lenoir Rhyne, 26; Washburn, 26; Colorado School of Mines, 25; Georgia College, 25; Central Oklahoma, 24; Delta State, 22; Dixie State, 21; Northeastern State, 21; Colorado Christian, 20; Wayne State (Mich.), 19; Wingate, 19; Montevallo, 17; Christian Brothers, 16; Sonoma State, 15; Queens University of Charlotte, 14; Southern Arkansas, 14; CU-Colorado Springs, 13; Lee, 13; Columbus State, 12; West Georgia, 11; Flagler, 10; Erskine, 9; CSU-Monterey Bay, 8; Tusculum, 8; Colorado State-Pueblo, 7; Palm Beach Atlantic, 7; Coker, 6; Barton, 5; CSU-East Bay, 4; Tiffin, 3; Bellarmine, 2; Western New Mexico, 2; Ferris State, 1; Findlay, 1; Southern New Hampshire, 1; Stanislaus State, 1

Division III
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Emory (18) 450 (1)
2. Huntingdon 414 (3)
3. Illinois Wesleyan 396 (5)
4. Wittenberg 391 (4)
5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 379 (8)
6. Guilford 338 (7)
7. Methodist 327 (2)
8. Washington and Lee 326 (5)
9. Southwestern (Texas) 322 (12)
10. Hope 268 (9)
11. North Carolina Wesleyan 247 (25)
12. Greensboro 222 (15)
13. Carnegie Mellon 216 (11)
14. LaGrange 200 (19)
15. Redlands 156 (NR)
16. Rhodes 147 (10)
17. St. John’s (Minn.) 142 (17)
18. Hampden-Sydney 130 (NR)
19. Chapman 71 (NR)
20. St. Thomas (Minn.) 69 (13)
21. Pacific Lutheran 64 (NR)
22. Babson 58 (NR)
23. Whitworth 52 (NR)
24. Concordia (Texas) 51 (14)
25. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 41 (NR)
Dropped from ranking: Berry (22), California Lutheran (16), La Verne (23), Oglethorpe (18), Otterbein (21), Sewanee (24), Transylvania (20)
Others receiving votes: Transylvania, 37; Oglethorpe, 36; Willamette, 34; Ohio Wesleyan, 27; Berry, 26; La Verne, 25; California Lutheran, 21; Gustavus Adolphus, 21; Franklin and Marshall, 18; RPI, 18; Williams, 18; Allegheny, 17; Kenyon, 15; Trinity (Conn.), 11; NYU, 9; Sewanee, 7; McDaniel, 6; Rochester, 5; Texas Lutheran, 2; Trinity (Texas), 2

NAIA
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Oklahoma City (9) 249 (1)
2. Texas Wesleyan 213 (2)
3. Coastal Georgia (1) 211 (4)
4. Rocky Mountain 210 (10)
5. Keiser 201 (3)
6. Northwestern Ohio 196 (5)
7. British Columbia 168 (8)
8. South Carolina Beaufort 138 (15)
9. Taylor 137 (9)
10. Dalton State 134 (6)
11. William Carey 126 (23)
12. Bellevue 125 (25)
13. Thomas (Ga.) 105 (18)
14. Johnson and Wales (Fla.) 85 (7)
15. Point 84 (16)
16. Ottawa (Ariz.) 81 (14)
17. Morningside 76 (NR)
18. Missouri Valley 72 (NR)
19. Marymount (Calif.) 69 (NR)
20. Wayland Baptist 64 (11)
21. William Woods 55 (12)
22. Victoria 50 (13)
23. Mount Mercy 44 (NR)
24. Truett-McConnell 29 (NR)
25. Indiana Wesleyan 26 (24)
Dropped from ranking: Cardinal Stritch (20), Oregon Tech (22), Our Lady of the Lake (19), Park (Mo.) (21), Southeastern (Fla.) (17)
Others receiving votes: Columbia College, 24; Mobile, 24; Ottawa (Kan.), 23; The Masters University, 21; Oklahoma Wesleyan, 20; Cardinal Stritch, 19; Our Lady of the Lake, 19; Lindsey Wilson, 16; Arizona Christian, 15; Carroll (Mont.), 14; Kansas Wesleyan, 14; Southeastern (FL), 12; Cumberland, 11, Northwestern (Iowa), 11; Sterling, 10; Oregon Tech, 9; Marian (Ind.), 8; Menlo, 8; Tennessee Wesleyan, 6; Park (Mo.), 5; Jamestown, 4; Central Baptist, 3; Corban, 3; Faulkner, 2; William Penn, 1

NJCAA Division I
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Midland (3) 57 (1) 2. Indian Hills (2) 52 (2) 3. Eastern Florida State (1) 48 (6) 4. New Mexico JC 41 (2) 5. Iowa Western 26 (4) 6. Central Alabama 24 (5) 7. Odessa 23 (7) 8. Ranger 16 (9) 8. Western Texas 16 (8) 10. Hutchinson 15 (10) Dropped from ranking: Dodge City (10)
Others receiving votes: Dodge City, 9; McLennan, 2; Eastern Arizona, 1

NJCAA Division II Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (5) 68 (2) 2. South Mountain (2) 65 (1) 3. Kirkwood CC 51 (3) 4. Tyler JC 45 (4) 5. Meridian 39 (5) 6. Murray State (Okla.) 39 (6) 7. Parkland CC 19 (7) 8. Mesa 18 (9) 9. Black Hawk CC 12 (10) 10. Walters State JC 11 (8) Dropped from ranking: None

Others receiving votes: Des Moines Area CC, 6; Itawamba, 5; Hinds, 3; Southeast CC, 2; Copiah Lincoln, 1; Rend Lake, 1



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