Men's Golf Ranked No. 18 in Precept/GCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll

Jan. 22, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf will open the Spring 2002 portion of its schedule ranked No. 18 nationally in the Precept/CGAA Top-25 Coaches poll in voting released Tuesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Arizona totaled 392 points in balloting done by all NCAA Division I men's golf member coaches to rank 18th nationally in the rankings. Georgia Tech tops the poll, the first edition this spring, with 1,083 points, while Wake Forest (1,079) and Oklahoma State (1,041) round out the top three places. Arizona has been ranked in the top 20 nationally in each poll released during the 2001-02 season.

The Precept/CGAA Coaches Poll allows every GCAA member to vote for the nation's top 25 team in his school's respective division. Rankings will be released biweekly beginning Thursday, Feb. 7.

The Wildcats, who entered the fall as the nation's second-ranked team, posted two top-five finishes as a team in four fall events. The Arizona men's golf team is back in action on Feb. 4-5 at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson. The 54-hole event will be contested at The Raven at Sabino Springs, a par 71, 6,776-yard layout.

Precept/GCAA Top-25 Coaches PollRnk.	Team      	Points1.	Georgia Tech	1,0832.	Wake Forest	1,0793.	Oklahoma State	1,0414.	Florida     	1,0175.	Clemson 	  9486.	Texas     	  9047.	USC        	  8908.	TCU        	  8859.	Ohio State	  64610.	Georgia    	  63811.	Washington	  59312.	Tennessee	  57013.	Oklahoma	  53214.	Virginia Tech	  51115.	New Mexico	  47416.	Auburn   	  45717.	Fresno State	  42018.	ARIZONA           39219.	UAB        	  22620.	South Carolina	  21921.	Lamar      	  20722.	Toledo     	  19623.	SMU        	  16024.	Pepperdine	  15825.	Augusta State	  141

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