DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke men's golf team is ranked 15th in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches' Poll as announced by Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The Blue Devils have one tournament win and five runner-up finishes heading into next week's ACC Championship.
Texas, with wins at the Morris Williams Invitational and the Insperity Augusta State Invitational, maintained their hold on the top spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I college coaches' poll. The Longhorns earned 14 of the 20 available first-place votes as the squad now claims six victories in nine starts thus far into the 2011-12 season.
Alabama, with three wins this spring including recently at the Linger Longer Invitational, jumped four spots to the No. 2 position and earned three first-place votes. Auburn fell one place back to No. 3, as did California, which tied with UCLA in the No. 4 spot.
New to the top 10 this week is Oregon after the Ducks won their home event and then the Stanford Intercollegiate in consecutive weeks.
Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll
1. Texas 2. Alabama 3. Auburn 4. California UCLA 6. UNLV 7. USC 8. Oregon 9. Washington 10. Arkansas 11. Georgia Tech 12. Stanford 13. Texas A&M 14. San Diego State 15. Duke 16. Clemson 17. North Florida 18. Kent State 19. Virginia 20. New Mexico 21. LSU 22. UCF 23. Florida 24. Florida State 25. Georgia Wichita State
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