The three top ranked teams in each division of women's college golf--Alabama at D-I, Nova Southeastern at D-II and Methodist at D-III--all kept their spots atop their respective polls in the first spring editions of the Golf World/NGCA coaches' poll.
Meanwhile, fresh off its runner-up finish to Alabama at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Iowa State becomes a ranked team for the first time since Golf World revived its polls 10 years ago. (The Cyclones win at the Central District yesterday was too late to be including before the end of the voting period, but only validated their performance in Puerto Rico.)
While the voting closed Feb. 18, Nova Southeastern solidified its No. 1 ranking with an easy victory yesterday at the Lady Moc Classic. The Sharks set a tournament record with their second-round two-over 290 score.
Methodist plays its first spring tournament at the Jekyll Island Invitational March 18-20.