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    Eight Men's Teams Ranked In Golf World Poll

    (NEW YORK, NY)—The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches’ Poll of the2012 Fall Season 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 December 10, 2012 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/fnmTj6

    With the first half of the 2012-13 season completed, California lays claim to the No. 1 ranking in the final fall Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division I coaches' poll. The Golden Bears were the unanimous choice of the 21 voters after winning outright or sharing the team title in all five events they played this past semester.

    Defending NCAA champion Texas claimed the No. 2 spot, followed by Alabama, Florida and UCLA.

    Duke moved up one spot to No. 10, the only school that joined the top 10. No. 24 Wake Forest was the lone program to jump into the top 25.

    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.

    Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll (SEC In Bold)
    Dec. 10, 2012 Issue
    NCAA Men’s Division I


    1.     California (21)    525    1    
    2.     Texas    487    2    
    3.     Alabama    452    4    
    4.     Florida    435    3    

    5.     UCLA    423    5    
    6.     New Mexico    422    6    
    7.     Washington    411    7    
    8.     USC    360    8    
    9.     Georgia Tech    348    9    
    10.     Duke    318    11    
    11.     Georgia    302    14    
    12.     Arkansas    291    10    
    13.     LSU    254    13    

    14.     Oklahoma State    246    17    
    15.     SMU    212    12    
        Stanford    212    16    
    17.     Illinois    187    T-19    
    18.     Missouri    161    15    
    19.     Clemson    129    T-19    
    20.     Vanderbilt    125    18    
    21.     Liberty    106    T-22    
    22.     Kent State    101    24    
    23.     Florida State    64    21    
    24.     Wake Forest    54    NR    
    25.     Auburn    44    T-22    

    Also receiving votes: UCLA 35; Northwestern, 29; Texas A&M, 20; Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 18; Coastal Carolina, 13; North Carolina, 11; Ball State, 7; Tennessee, 6; Georgia Southern, 4; Kentucky, 4; Virginia, 3; South Carolina, 3; Baylor, 2; San Diego State, 1.