Clemson Sixth in Preseason Golf Poll

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Clemson, SC—Clemson is ranked sixth in the nation in the preseason Golf World/Nike Coaches Poll released on Wednesday. Clemson was ranked in all nine Golf World polls last year and finished fifth in the nation. That was Clemson’s highest ranking last year. This is Clemson’s highest preseason ranking since 2006-07 when the Tigers were fourth.

Over the last 12 full seasons there have been 154 college golf polls and Clemson has been ranked in the top 25 for 151 of those weeks. Clemson has been ranked in the top 10 on 122 weeks and in the top five 105 weeks. That includes a number-one ranking 21 times.

UCLA is ranked number-one with 618 points. The Bruins won the National Championship last year at the Purdue University course. Oklahoma State is second followed by Georgia, Southern Cal and Stanford. The Tigers are sixth, followed by Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech.

Clemson junior Kyle Stanley is ranked as the number-four golfer in the nation by Golf World. Rickie Fowler, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, is ranked first.

Preaseason Top 25 College Golf Teams
Rk    Team                 Points         2008
1.    UCLA (11)            618            First
2.    Oklahoma State (4)   592            Fourth
3.    Georgia (6)          585            Eighth
4.    So California (5)    564            Third
5.    Stanford             498            Second
6.    Clemson              481            Fifth
7.    Florida              468            11th
8.    Alabama              439            13th
9.    Texas A&M            343            12th
10.   Georgia Tech         340            DNP
11.   Florida State        335            DNP
12.   Arizona State        334            MC
13.   Charlotte            258            Eighth
14.   Duke                 231            DNP
15.   Tennessee            217            DNP
16.   Auburn               201            MC
17.   Kent State           173            Sixth
18.   East Tennessee St    168            MC
19.   South Carolina       160            DNP
20.   Wake Forest          121            MC
      Indiana              121            MC
Top 10 Division I Players by Golf World
 1.   Rickie Fowler          Oklahoma State
 2.   Jamie Lovemark         Southern California
 3.   Billy Horschel         Florida
 4.   Kyle Stanley           Clemson
 5.   Jorge Campillo         Indiana
 6.   Zach Sucher            UAB
 7.   Sihwan Him             Stanford
 8.   Chesson Hadley         Georgia Tech
 9.   Adam Mitchell          Georgia
 10.  Hudson Swafford        Georgia

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