NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2013)—The final Golf World/WGCA Division I College Women’s Coaches’ Poll of the 2013 Fall Season 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 December 9 issue of Golf World and are live now: http://golfdig.st/PoXKuQ
With victories in all four of their starts in the first half of the 2013-14 college campaign, USC held strong to the top spot in the final Golf World/WGCA women's Division I coaches' poll. The Trojans earned 19 of the available 21 first-place votes as the team extending its winning streak to seven events dating back to last spring, including the 2013 NCAA Championship. Four USC players—Karen Chung, Sophia Popov, Annie Park and Kyung Kim—rank among the top six individually in scoring average.
Crosstown rival UCLA remained No. 2 in the poll, earning the two remaining first-place votes. The Bruins, led by freshman Alison Lee, Golf World's top female player of the fall, won twice in the fall and finished second to USC in its other two starts.
Duke, Alabama and Washington round out the top five of the latest ranking. Washington jumped from No. 11, the only new program to move into the top 10.
New to the top 25 were: No. 17 Oregon, No. 21 Northwestern, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Wake Forest.
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1. USC (19)
2. UCLA (2)
7. Oklahoma State
8. Arizona State
14. South Carolina
18. N.C. State
19. Michigan State
22. Iowa State
24. North Carolina
25. Wake Forest