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UCLA women keep hold of top spot in poll

September 28, 2011

While voting closed for the Golf World/NGCA Division I women's coaches' poll before the start of the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview, UCLA's six-stroke win validated the results from the latest vote. The Bruins earned 16 of 21 first-place votes to keep their No. 1 ranking.

A couple interesting asides from the poll results, which you can see below. UC Davis is ranked No. 20 after a win at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic. It's the highest UC Davis has ever been ranked in the Golf World poll.

N.C. State also cracks the top 25 at No. 23. The Wolfpack are making their first ever appearance in the Golf World ranking since it was revived in 2001-02.


In the Division II poll, Florida Southern kept its spot atop women's coaches poll, earning 10 of the available 15 first-place votes after claiming the Lady Falcon Invitational title to start the 2011-12 season.


Methodist claimed all 17 first-place votes to be the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in the Division III women's coaches' poll. The Monarchs won their season opener, the O'Brien National Invitational.