Men's Golf Ranked Second in Golf Coaches Association of America Poll
Sept. 28, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team received its second No. 2 ranking of the season, as the initial Golf Coaches Association of America Top-25 Coaches Poll was released late Thursday.
The Wildcats earned 826 points in balloting done by NCAA Division I men's golf coaches to rank second nationally. Only the University of Florida with 892 points overall was ranked higher. Georgia (773), Oklahoma State (745) and Georgia Tech (742) round out the top five.
Arizona returns the top seven players from last year's NCAA third-place finisher, including reigning Pac-10 individual champion Ricky Barnes and freshman All-American Chris Nallen.
The GCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll is released once in the fall and bi-weekly beginning Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, and is scheduled to run through the 2002 NCAA Championships.
Earlier this month, Arizona was also ranked No. 2 nationally in the preseason Golf World Men's College Golf Rankings. It marks the 15th time in the last 16 seasons that the Arizona men's golf team has received a top-10 national ranking, including nine times at No. 2 or better.
Barnes, Nallen and the rest of the Arizona men's golf team are back in action Sept. 28-30 at The Preview by Ping and Golfweek in Columbus, Ohio.
GCAA Top 25 College Coaches PollRnk. Team Points1. Florida 8922. ARIZONA 8263. Georgia 7734. Oklahoma State 7455. Georgia Tech 7426. Wake Forest 6677. Texas 6348. Arizona State 6279. Clemson 59510. Oklahoma 56911. Virginia Tech 49512. TCU 37113. Augusta State 36414. UNLV 34415. UAB 33316. East Tennessee State 25317. USC 24518. New Mexico 23919. Houston 22120. Minnesota 22021. Auburn 21422. South Carolina 20823. SMU 19524. Duke 13725. North Carolina State 129