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    Eight SEC Women's Golf Teams Ranked

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The latest Golf World/WGCA Division I College Women’s Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine and the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II and III, will appear in the November 12, 2012 issue of Golf World.
     
    Fresh off a victory at the Stanford Intercollegiate, USC jumped to the top of the latest Golf World/WGCA women's Division I coaches' poll. The Trojans, previously ranked No. 4, claimed 15 of the 24 available first-place as they finished up their fall schedule with a win and two third-place finishes in three starts. It's the first time the Pac-12 power has been ranked No. 1 in the Golf World poll since May 2011.
     
    Previously top-ranked Duke dropped one spot to the No. 2 position, finishing runner-up in two of its four starts in the fall. The Blue Devils were one of seven schools to receive first-place votes.
     
    Rounding out the top five are Washington, Florida and Arizona. The Huskies No. 3 ranking is the highest they've ever been since Golf World resumed the ranking in 2001-02.
     
    Three other schools also climbed to the highest point in the ranking since its resumption: Oklahoma, claiming a share of the No. 8 spot, UC Davis at No. 11 and N.C. State at No. 12.
     
    Four new teams joined the top 25: No. 16 Stanford, No. 20 Northwestern (making its first appearance in the poll since March 2002), No. 23 Arkansas and Baylor at a tie for No. 24.
     
    Visit Golf World Senior Writer Ryan Herrington’s “Campus Insider” blog to find out the latest on collegiate golf: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/blogs/campusinsider.
     
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    Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll
    November 12, 2012 Issue
    NCAA Women’s Division I
     
    Rank    Team     Points  NCAA
    1.       USC (15)        584     4
    2.       Duke (1)        510     1
    3.       Washington (3)  508     12
    4.       Florida  482     2
    5.       Arizona (2)     473     5
    6.       North Carolina  456     22
    7.       Arizona State    440     3
    8.       Alabama (1)     423     6
             Oklahoma (1)    423     24
    10.      Vanderbilt       337     7
    11.      UC Davis        329     25
    12.      N.C. State      268     17
    13.      Michigan State  260     16
    14.      Georgia  242     14
    15.      Oklahoma State  231     15
    16.      Stanford        211     NR
    17.      Virginia        208     11
    18.      Purdue   192     9
    19.      Tennessee       166     18
    20.      Northwestern    143     NR
    21.      Auburn  137     8
    22.      Texas A&M       96      23

    23.      Arkansas        90      NR
    24.      Baylor  86      NR
             UCLA (1)        86      10
     
    Also receiving votes: Notre Dame, 67; Pepperdine, 58; Penn State, 56; Texas Tech, 55; Iowa State, 28; California, 24; Texas, 24; Washington State, 24; UC Riverside, 15; Mississippi, 13; Denver, 9; Georgia State, 8; South Carolina, 8; CSU-Fullerton, 6; Oregon, 6; Kentucky, 4; SMU, 4; LSU, 3; Ohio State, 3; Campbell, 2; Missouri, 1; Oregon State, 1.
     
    First-place votes in parenthesis.