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    Six SEC Teams In Golf World Women's Coaches Poll

    NEW YORK, NY (August 28, 2013)—The Golf World/NGCA Division I College Women’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). The complete results, including results from Divisions II and III, will appear in the September 2, 2013 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/PoXKuQ 
     
    Defending NCAA champion USC starts its title defense as the No. 1 ranked team in the Golf World/WGCA 2013-14 preseason women's Division I coaches' poll. The Trojans claimed the school's third women's golf championship when they won by a dominating 21-strokes at the University of Georgia GC last May.
     
    All five starters return to Los Angeles, including last year's national player of the year Annie Park. Additionally, USC brings in the U.S. Girls' Junior champion Gabriella Then and five-time AJGA All-American Karen Chung as to challenge for starting spots as freshmen. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the Trojans claimed 26 of the 29 available first-place votes.
     
    No. 2 in the poll is Alabama, the 2012 NCAA champs who bring back senior Stephanie Meadow, Golf World's No. 1 player to watch for the season, and sophomore Emma Talley, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion.
     
    Duke claimed the No. 3 spot, having finished runner-up to USC at nationals last May. Rounding out the top five are UCLA and Arizona State, both of whom picked up first-place votes (the Bruins getting 1, the Sun Devils getting 2).
     
    Seven different conferences had teams in the top 25, led by six from the Pac-12 and the SEC.
     
    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/WGCA coaches’ poll
    Sept. 2, 2013 Preseason Issue
    Division I
     
    Rank    Team    Points  2013 NCAAs
    1.      USC (26)         695     Won     
    2.      Alabama  650     7th     
    3.       Duke    640     2nd             
    4.       UCLA (1)        637     4th     
    5.      Arizona State (2)        509     5th             
    6.      Oklahoma         471     T-9     
    7.      Arizona  468     8th     
    8.      Arkansas         462     T-13    
    9.      Vanderbilt       447     18th    
    10.     Florida  429     17th    
    11.     Stanford         376     T-13    
    12.     Washington       368     DNP     
    13.     Purdue   329     3rd     
    14.      Oklahoma State   308     12th    
    15.     North Carolina   297     DNP     
    16.      Virginia         251     DNP     
    17.      Georgia  230     DNP     
    18.     Tulane   153     T-9     
    19.     Texas    146     21st    
    20.     N.C. State       122     DNP     
    21.      Michigan State   119     T-9     
    22.     LSU      113     DNP     
            Northwestern     113     15th    
    24.      Baylor  109     DNP     
    25.      UC Davis         102     16th