Men's Golf ranked 16th in second GCAA/Bridgestone poll
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Texas menís golf team received a No. 16 ranking in the second GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches poll. Georgia received all 28 first-place votes to claim the top spot, naming them the first unanimous No. 1 team in menís golf since the fall of 2002.
Earlier this fall Texas was ranked 12th by Golfworld's preseason rankings, and broke the top 25 in the Golfweek poll as well, landing the No. 15 spot.
The Bulldogs of Georgia return four starters from last yearís team and are followed by 2005 NCAA Runner-up Georgia Tech, who jumped four spots to second place. Oklahoma State follows, after dropping a spot to third.
UNLV placed fourth with Duke following at fifth, while Florida slid down three rungs to sixth and Tennessee moved into the top 10, placing seventh. Washington, Brigham Young and Arizona State fill spots eight through 10.
Wake Forest, who fell out of the top 10 this week, is ranked No. 11 and is followed by Augusta State, UCLA, Kentucky and Georgia State. Texas ranks 16 this week with Southern California following No. 17 Minnesota and New Mexico and Clemson rounding out the top 20.
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 Coaches Poll will be released October 21.
The team recently finished the 2005 Inverness Intercollegiate in third place led by a fourth place finish from sophomore Kevin Schulz and a fifth place finish from senior Matthew Mills Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.
The Longhorns will now prepare for the Prestige Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif. on Oct. 17 and 18 hosted by California Davis.