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Busy opening weekend for Men's Top 25

September 06, 2012


On your mark. Get set. Go!

Sixteen of the top 25 teams in the Golf World/Nike Golf men's preseason Division I coaches' poll kickoff their 2012-13 seasons this weekend in various tournaments around the country. The marquee events are the Carpet Capital Classic (Sept. 7-9) at The Farm in Dalton, Ga., where seven of the top 25—and four of the top seven—will compete (click here for live scoring).

While the Carpet Capital has long attracted some of the country's top squads, the Gopher Invitational (Sept. 9-10) at Spring Hill GC in Wayzata, Minn., boasts arguably the strongest field in its eight-year history with five top-25 schools competing (click here for live scoring).

Below is a breakdown of the top 25 teams and where they'll be playing their first tournaments of the fall (highlighted teams play this weekend).