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    Eight SEC Men's Golf Teams Ranked

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the November 12, 2012 issue of Golf World.
     
    California finished off the fall semester undefeated, winning or sharing the team title in all five of their starts, to retain its No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll. The Golden Bears capped the first half of the 2012-13 season with a victory at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in late October, helping them compile a 66-0-1 head-to-head record overall.
     
    Defending NCAA champion Texas hung on to the No. 2 spot in the poll having finished no worse than fourth in any stroke play tournament this fall, including a win at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate.
     
    Rounding out the top five are Florida, Alabama and UCLA. Alabama received one first-place vote.
     
    Four new teams joined the top 25: No. 12 SMU, No. 17 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Vanderbilt and Liberty coming in tied for 22nd. It was the first time that Liberty has been ranked in the Golf World poll since its resumption in 2001-02. It was also the highest that SMU and Vanderbilt have been ranked.
     
    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/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll
    Nov. 12, 2012 Issue
    NCAA Men’s Division I
     
    Rank    Team     Points   Last
    1.       California (24) 624     1
    2.       Texas   591     2
    3.       Florida 511     6
    4.       Alabama (1)     500     3

    5.       UCLA    495     4
    6.       New Mexico      490     17
    7.       Washington      489     5
    8.       USC     454     14
    9.       Georgia Tech    425     7
    10.      Arkansas        351     8
    11.      Duke    348     21
    12.      SMU     319     NR
    13.      LSU     297     12
    14.      Georgia 283     9
    15.      Missouri        261     19

    16.      Stanford        214     23
    17.      Oklahoma State  203     NR
    18.      Vanderbilt      201     NR
    19.      Clemson 161     15
             Illinois        161     13
    21.      Florida State   104     20
    22.      Auburn  103     18
             Liberty 103     NR
    24.      Kent State      102     16
    25.      UNLV    64      11
    Also receiving votes: Wake Forest, 60; Texas A&M, 35; North Carolina, 34; Northwestern, 32; Indiana, 21; San Diego State, 20; Tennessee, 17; Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 11; TCU, 9; Coastal Carolina, 6; Fresno State, 5; Georgia Southern, 5; Kentucky, 5; Iowa, 4; Virginia, 4; Mississippi, 1; Tulsa, 1; Wichita State, 1.
     
    First-place votes in parenthesis.