Clemson 11th in Final Coaches Golf Poll


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NEW YORK, NY-The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll of the spring has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III and the NAIA, will appear in the May 18 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online now at www.golfworld.com/menspoll.


Georgia remains the top team, earning 11 of the 23 first-place votes.
The Bulldogs finished sixth at the SEC Championship last month, but bounced back with a 19-shot win at the Linger Longer Invitational on Monday. The team next competes in the NCAA East Regional at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta from May 17-20.


On the strength of conference victories, Oklahoma State (No.4) and Southern California (No.5) have cracked the top-five. They were ranked No.7 and No.8 respectively in the last poll. The Cowboys won the Big 12 title last month, then claimed the team victory at the Maxwell Invitational last weekend. The Trojans were decisive winners at the Pac-10 Championship last month.


Six different teams received first-place votes, the most in any one poll this year. Florida State (No.25) has moved back into the top
twenty-five.


GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES' POLL

Men's Division I

RANK       TEAM                             PTS   LAST
1.         Georgia (11)                     559    1
2.         Stanford (6)                     550    2  
3.         Alabama (1)                      521    3  
4.         Oklahoma State (1)               469    7
5.         Southern California (1)          463    8 
6.         Lamar (3)                        459    5
7.         UCLA                             456    4 
8.         Florida                          415    6
9.         UNLV                             365   10  
10.        Coastal Carolina                 336    9
11.        Clemson                          335   12
12.        Texas A&M                        320   11
13.        Georgia Tech                     317   13
14.        East Tennessee State             264   14
15.        BYU                              247   16
16.        Tennessee                        231   18
17.        Louisville                       194   19  
18.        Arizona State                    193   15
19.        Tulsa                            191   19
20.        Charlotte                        120   22
21.        Wake Forest                      113   20  
22.        North Carolina                    84   22
23.        Arizona                           71   24
24.        Georgia State                     70   21
25.        Florida State                     35   NR


Others receiving votes: Duke, 29; Michigan State, 22; Minnesota, 14; Texas, 9; Chattanooga, 5; Oregon, 5; Virginia Tech, 5; Washington, 3; Wisconsin, 2; Auburn, 1; New Mexico, 1; Xavier, 1.

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