Defending national champ Pepperdine debuts at top of Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

It comes as little surprise that defending national champion Pepperdine will enter the season ranked first in the Bushnell/Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll. The Waves received 14 of 21 first-place votes.

Oklahoma State and Arizona State each tallied two first-place votes and rank second and third, respectively.

North Carolina checked in at No. 4. Texas, Vanderbilt, and Oklahoma – the NCAA runner-up from last spring – each received one first place vote and filled spots five through seven.

Wake Forest, Texas Tech, and Illinois rounded out the top 10.

Take a look at the full poll below, along with teams receiving additional votes at the bottom.

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Finish
1 Pepperdine (14) 502 Champion
2 Oklahoma State (2) 470 Semifinals
3 Arizona State (2) 445 Semifinals
4 North Carolina 423 Quarterfinals
5 Texas (1) 420 25
6 Vanderbilt (1) 414 Quarterfinals
7 Oklahoma (1) 392 Runner-up
8 Wake Forest 364 T-13
9 Texas Tech 306 T-11
10 Illinois 276 Quarterfinals
11 Clemson 268 T-13
12 Florida State 260 Quarterfinals
13 Tennessee 249 T-17
14 Georgia 228 T-17
15 Stanford 223 DNQ
16 Texas A&M 200 DNQ
T-17 Florida 177 T-22
T-17 Georgia Tech 177 15
19 Arkansas 156 T-11
20 Auburn 130 DNQ
21 SMU 120 T-17
22 Arizona 99 DNQ
23 North Florida 65 DNQ
24 Notre Dame 62 DNQ
25 Liberty 56 T-21

Others Receiving Votes: N.C. State, 54; Duke, 32; Washington, 30; San Diego State, 29; LSU, 27; Baylor 25; Sam Houston State, 25; Louisville, 22; Florida Gulf Coast, 22; Southern California, 17; TCU, 11; Alabama, 8; East Tennessee State, 8; San Francisco, 8; South Florida, 8; Ohio State, 7; Charlotte, 6; Michigan State, 2; New Mexico, 2.

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