Illinois No. 1 in Golfweek Spring poll

NORMAN, Okla.–Illinois opened the Spring No. 1 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Illini, who has been the top-ranked team in four of five rankings this season, claimed 18 of 21 first-place votes.

Wake Forest moved up one spot to No. 2 and tallied two first-place votes. Florida State was third while Auburn dropped two spots despite earning the final first-place ballot. Texas came in at No. 5. USC and Stanford tied for sixth. Florida jumped eight spots to No. 8 and is followed by Arizona State and Duke

Cal was 20th UCLA and Oregon reentered the ranking at Nos. 21 and 25, respectively.

Georgia Tech and South Carolina dropped from the top 25.

Bushnell Golfweek Division I Coaches Poll – Feb. 19

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1 Illinois (18) 522 1
2 Wake Forest (2) 487 3
3 Florida State 468 4
4 Auburn (1) 449 2
5 Texas 409 7
T6 USC 402 6
T6 Stanford 402 5
8 Florida 382 T16
9 Arizona State 321 9
10 Duke 286 8
11 Clemson 281 11
12 Oklahoma 273 10
13 Alabama 270 12
14 Georgia 261 14
15 Oklahoma State 255 13
16 North Carolina 235 15
17 Vanderbilt 166 18
18 Purdue 154 T16
19 Virginia 143 T19
20 California 119 21
21 UCLA 114 NR
22 Washington 102 23
23 LSU 87 25
24 Penn State 81 T19
25 Oregon 43 NR

Dropped from Ranking: Georgia Tech (#24), South Carolina (#22)

Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State, 34; South Carolina, 26; Baylor, 12; Georgia Tech, 10; UAB, 8; Houston, 6; SMU, 2; Texas Tech, 2; UNLV, 2; Arkansas, 1

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