Men's Golf 12th In Latest Coaches Poll

March 14, 2005

The Arizona State men's golf team is ranked 12th in the most recent GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. Oklahoma State earned 14 first-place votes to hold on to the top ranking, while Georgia Tech won its first tournament of the season - the Puerto Rico Classic - to move into second with five first-place tallies.

Georgia dropped to third despite receiving two first-place votes - matching its lowest ranking of the season. New Mexico grabbed the remaining three first-place ballots to stay in fourth for the fourth-straight poll. Auburn also stayed at fifth for the second-consecutive ranking. Wake Forest remained at sixth where it is joined by Southern California, who moved up one spot. Brigham Young and TCU swapped places to eighth and ninth, respectively. Florida made the poll's biggest move, jumping eight spots to No. 10. It marks Florida's first appearance in the 10 since the Oct. 21 ranking.

Texas and Arizona State each dropped one spot to Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. UCLA comes in at No. 13 and is followed by Michigan State, UNLV and Augusta State. Duke took the biggest tumble in the poll, falling five rungs to No. 17. Clemson slipped one ranking to No. 18 while Tennessee and Minnesota climbed into the top 20.

Arizona moved up two spots to No. 21 and is followed by Kentucky, Washington, Kent State and Georgia State.

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 Division I GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll will be released March 25.

GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll Top 25Division I - March 11, 2005

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.1 Oklahoma State (14) 587 12 Georgia Tech (5) 571 33 Georgia (2) 555 24 New Mexico (3) 535 45 Auburn 443 5T6 Southern California 400 7T6 Wake Forest 400 68 Brigham Young 398 99 TCU 346 810 Florida 339 1811 Texas 334 1012 Arizona State 333 1113 UCLA 283 1414 Michigan State 264 1315 UNLV 263 1616 Augusta State 253 1517 Duke 240 1218 Clemson 212 1719 Tennessee 170 2520 Minnesota 122 2421 Arizona 114 2322 Kentucky 103 1923 Washington 80 2224 Kent State 77 2025 Georgia State 73 21

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