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College golf is approaching, and here's what the coaches expect
23 Aug 2019
by Golf Coaches Association of America

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Walt Beazley, Razorbacks Athletics Communications
Walt Beazley, Razorbacks Athletics Communications

At the end of last season, NCAA runner-up Texas seemed the heir apparent for the top spot in college golf for the 2019-20 season, what with a trio of freshmen that includes Cole Hammer and twins Pierceson and Parker Coody.

As it turns out, college coaches think that way, too. The Longhorns were voted into the preseason No. 1 spot in the opening Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll after receiving nine first-place votes.

Arizona State came in second in the poll, followed by Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Vanderbilt. Wake Forest, Oklahoma, Auburn, the defending National Champions Stanford, and Pepperdine all begin the season in the top 10.

Division I
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, NCAA tournament finish
1. Texas (9), 542, Runner-Up
2. Arizona State (5), 516, Missed Cut
3. Georgia Tech (2), 446, Missed Cut
4. Oklahoma State (3), 439, Semifinalist
5. Vanderbilt (1), 430, Semifinalist
6. Wake Forest 427, Quarterfinalist
7. Oklahoma 415, Quarterfinalist
8. Auburn 386, 12
9. Stanford (2) 374, Champion
10. Pepperdine (1) 319, 11
11. Southern California, 313 14
12. Duke 305, Missed Cut
13. Georgia 267, Missed Cut
14. Texas A&M 244, Quarterfinalist
15. LSU 236, Missed Cut
16. California 234, 10
17. Clemson 223, T-8
18. Texas Tech 183, DNQ
19. Illinois 147, Missed Cut
20. Baylor 115, Missed Cut
21. Alabama 112, DNQ
22. South Carolina 107, Missed Cut
23. North Carolina 100, Missed Cut
24. SMU 93, Quarterfinalist
25. Florida 73, DNQ
Others Receiving Votes: Arkansas, 63; Florida State, 59; Liberty, 47; Louisville, 41; Tennessee, 38; North Florida, 37; UCLA, 27; BYU, 21; TCU, 21; NC State, 17; Cincinnati, 13; Tennessee Tech, 13; Iowa State, 8; UNLV, 6; Fresno State, 4; Kansas, 2; Marquette, 2; Ohio State, 2; San Diego State, 2; Virginia, 2; Arkansas State, 7; Iowa, 1; Notre Dame, 1; Oregon, 1

Division II
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, NCAA tournament finish
1. Lynn (14), 459, Champion
2. Barry (5), 448, Quarterfinalist
3. West Florida, 444, Semifinalist
4. Florida Southern (1), 393, Semifinalist
5. Lincoln Memorial, 333, Runner-Up
6. Nova Southeastern, 318, DNQ
7. Chico State, 288, DNQ
8. Florida Tech, 284, DNQ
9. Western Washington, 261, DNQ
10. St. Marys (TX), 213, DNQ
11. Missouri - St. Louis ,210, 10
12. Saint Leo, 207, T-15
13. Cal State-Monterey Bay, 204, Quarterfinalist
14. Arkansas Tech, 196, Quarterfinalist
15. Oklahoma Christian, 194, DNQ
16. Limestone, 190, DNQ
17. Young Harris, 179, DNQ
18. Carson-Newman, 151, DNQ
19. South Carolina-Aiken, 134, T-12
20. Rollins, 107, DNQ
21. Columbus State, 105, DNQ
22. Dixie State, 77, 9
23. Sonoma State, 69, 18
24. Grand Valley State, 67, 11
25. Newberry, 66, DNQ
Others Receiving Votes: Lindenwood, 64; Indianapolis, 61; Simon Fraser, 61; Lee, 50; Trevecca Nazarene, 43; Henderson State, 42; Lander, 42; Midwestern State, 42; Georgia Southwestern State, 36; Voldosta State, 34; Flagler, 33; Central Missouri, 28; Barton, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 26; Mount Olive, 25; Clayton State, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; West Georgia, 20; Western New Mexico, 19; Delta State, 17; UC San Diego, 14; CSU-San Bernardino, 13; Washburn, 12; St. Edwards, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 9; Oklahoma Baptist, 9; Colorado School of Mines, 8; North Greenville, 7; St. Thomas Aquinas, 7; Winona State, 7; Catawba, 6; Christian Brothers, 6; Maryville, 6; Texas-Tyler, 6; Georgia College, 5; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5; Walsh, 5; Coker, 4; Franklin Pierce, 4; Stanislaus State, 4; Wingate, 4; Mars Hill, 3; Newman, 3; Northeastern State, 3; Hawaii-Hilo, 2; Wayne State (MI), 2; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1.

Division III
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, NCAA tournament finish
1. Illinois Wesleyan (13), 466, Champion
2. Emory (5), 429, Missed Cut
3. Huntingdon (1), 421, Runner-Up
4. Guilford, 412, 3
5. Methodist, 396, 5
6. Wittenberg, 358, 6
7. Carnegie Mellon, 327, 11
8. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps ,309, 8
9. Washington & Lee, 276, Missed Cut
10. Concordia University (TX), 272, 4
11. Oglethorpe, 253, 7
12. Hampden-Sydney, 207, 12
13. Redlands, 186, 17
14. Southwestern (TX) ,180, Missed Cut
15. Saint Johns (MN), 179, Missed Cut
16. North Carolina Wesleyan, 176, 14
17. Trinity College (CT), 175, 10
18. Hope, 145, 9
19. Willamette, 138, 13
20. Berry College, 114, DNQ
21. La Verne, 110, Missed Cut
22. St. Thomas (MN), 97, 15
T-23. Greensboro, 77, DNQ
T-23. Rhodes, 77, DNQ
T-25. LaGrange, 67, DNQ
T-25. Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 67, DNQ
Others Receiving Votes: Transylvania, 37; Sewanee: The Univ. of the South, 31; Gustavus Adolphus, 29; Babson, 23; New York Univ., 17; Rutgers Univ.-Camden, 16; Pacific Lutheran, 11; California Lutheran, 10; Ohio Wesleyan, 9; Allegheny, 8; Aurora, 8; Kenyon College, 8; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8; Whitworth, 8; Calvin, 6; McMurry, 6; Gettysburg College, 5; Piedmont, 4; Trine, 4; McDaniel, 3; Rosemont, 2; St. John Fisher, 2; Texas Lutheran, 2; Birmingham-Southern, 1; Nebraska Wesleyan, 1; Rochester, 1; Williams, 1.

NAIA
Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, NCAA tournament finish
1. Coastal Georgia (2), 146, Runner-Up
2. Texas Wesleyan (4), 144, Champion
3. Oklahoma City, 140, 3
4. Keiser 131, 4,
5. British Columbia, 114, T-5
6. South Carolina Beaufort, 111, T-5
7. Rocky Mountain College, 97, 7
8. Dalton State, 95, Missed Cut
9. Taylor, 92, T-9
10. William Woods, 91, T-9
11. Northwestern Ohio, 85, 8
12. Johnson & Wales (FL), 84, 12
13. Wayland Baptist, 76, 11
14. Ottawa (AZ), 58, DNQ
15. Point, 55, Missed Cut
16. William Carey, 50, 17
17. Thomas University (GA), 44, 14
18. Missouri Valley College, 38, 15
19. Kansas Wesleyan, 37, 13
20. Oregon Tech, 35, Missed Cut
21. Bellevue University (NE), 30, 16
22. Truett-McConnell, 28, Missed Cut
23. Victoria (BC), 27, Missed Cut
24. Morningside, 18, Missed Cut
25. Our Lady of the Lake, 17, Missed Cut
Others Receiving Votes: Park (MO), 11; Lindsey Wilson College, 10; Mount Mercy, 9; SCAD Savannah, 9; Southeastern (FL), 8; Bethany College (KS), 7; Holy Cross College, 7; Northwestern College (IA), 7; Columbia College, 6; Cumberland University, 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ), 5; Mobile, 5; Menlo, 4; Arizona Christian, 3; Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 3; Cardinal Stritch, 2; The Masters University, 2; Carroll College (MT), 1; Northwest Christian, 1; St. Ambrose, 1



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