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Pepperdine is No. 1 NCAA Men's Golf Team in Final Coaches Poll
03 Apr 2020
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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The Pepperdine Waves finish the season at No. 1
The Pepperdine Waves finish the season at No. 1

Pepperdine University closes the 2020 college golf season atop the final Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

After overtaking Oklahoma to take No. 1 in the prior poll, the season came to a halt, with no further tournaments (or the NCAA championships) scheduled to take place.

The Malibu, California-based Waves won their first two tournaments, and a total of three events during the 2019-20 season. Their most recent victory coming at the Amer Ari Invitational in February.

Rank. School (First-place votes), Points, (Previous rank)

1 Pepperdine (22) 639 1
2 Oklahoma (3) 622 2
3 Texas Tech 569 5
4 Texas 557 4
5 Georgia Tech 541 7
6 Wake Forest 527 8
7 Arizona State (1) 525 3
8 Texas A&M 470 6
9 Baylor 427 12
10 Washington 372 11
11 Duke 355 18
12 Vanderbilt 337 13
13 Auburn 334 15
14 SMU 332 9
15 Louisville 330 14
16 North Carolina 221 T-25
17 BYU 208 19
18 Arizona 185 10
19 Colorado State 176 20
20 Clemson 162 23
21 Georgia 154 16
22 Notre Dame 145 17
23 Florida 106 22
24 Tennessee 59 NR
25 Southern California 22 24

Dropped From Ranking: Oklahoma State (#T-25); UCLA (#21). 
Others Receiving Votes: East Tennessee State, 18; UCLA, 18; Oklahoma State, 16; Illinois, 6; San Diego State, 5; Oregon State, 4; Liberty, 2; Northwestern, 2; James Madison, 1; North Florida, 1; South Florida, 1; UNLV, 1.

Pepperdine received 22 first-place votes, followed by second-ranked Oklahoma who received three first-place votes. Texas Tech climbed to third in the ranking.

Texas and Georgia Tech rounded out the top five. We recently published a podcast and written transcript of Georgia Tech golfer and 2019 U.S. Am champion Andy Ogletree, which you can read here.

Wake Forest, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Washington all earned a spot in the top ten.

Tennessee rejoined the ranking at No. 24, while Oklahoma State and UCLA dropped out of the top 25.

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