Men's Golf ranked 25th in latest GCAA/Bridgestone coaches poll
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Texas men's golf team sits in a tie for No. 25 in the latest GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches poll. Georgia finished atop its seventh-straight GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll by grabbing 19 of 20 first-place votes. The Bulldogs -- who spent the entire fall ranked No. 1 -- easily outdistanced second-ranked Georgia Tech which earned the last top nod.
Oklahoma State remained in the third slot, just ahead of UCLA -- which moved up one rung. Brigham Young and Florida tied for fifth, followed by UNLV and Duke -- each of which dropped a single position. Arizona State and Georgia State tied for the number nine spot.
Tennessee stayed at 11th and was followed by three teams that were bumped up a slot -- Northwestern, Kentucky and Minnesota. Wake Forest checked in at No. 15 after sliding three positions while South Carolina and this week's highest-ranked newcomer -- Texas Tech -- came in at 16th and 17th, respectively. Texas A&M, Clemson and Washington -- who tied for 19th -- finished up the top 20.
East Tennessee State improved four slots to No. 21 and was followed by four previously unranked teams -- Southern California, San Diego State, Arizona and New Mexico.
The GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The next GCAA/Bridgestone Division I Coaches poll will be March 2.
The team recently finished the 2006 University Hawaii Hilo Intercollegiate in sixth place, helped by Jhonattan Vegas' final round 67 and first top five finish of the season in Kona, Hawaii.
The Longhorns will return to action when they travel to Puerto Rico to participate in the Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 26-28.