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Clemson 16th in Preseason Men’s Golf Poll

Clemson 16th in Preseason Men’s Golf Poll

Aug. 31, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson is ranked 16th in the preseason Golf World/Nike Division I Golf coaches poll for 2011-12. The Tigers are third among ACC teams as league rivals Georgia Tech (4) and Duke (8) are preseason top 10 squads. Virginia is also ranked in the top 25 with a number-21 ranking.

UCLA is the preseason number-one team, while Oklahoma State is ranked second. Oklahoma State had nine first-place votes to just UCLA’s eight, but the Bruins had more total poll points (461-449). Alabama is ranked third followed by Georgia Tech and Texas.

Two time defending NCAA Champion Augusta State is ranked 22nd in the preseason poll.

Clemson opens its season on September 9 at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, GA, the earliest opener to the Tigers season since the 2007-08 campaign when Clemson played in the Topy Cup in Japan. That tournament started on September 4.

Preseason Golf Coaches PollRk. School – Pts. 1. UCLA (8) – 461 2. Oklahoma State (9) – 449 3. Alabama – 433 4. Georgia Tech – 413 5. Texas (1) – 395 6. Texas A&M – 326 7. Florida – 320 8. Duke – 298 9. Auburn – 271 10. Arkansas – 256 11. Southern Cal – 253 12. Stanford – 248 13. Illinois – 244 14. San Diego State – 196 15. Georgia – 18816. Clemson – 187 17. LSU – 176 18. Washington – 141 19. Iowa – 129 20. Ohio State – 127 21. Virginia – 99 22. Augusta State – 94 23. Texas Tech – 74 24. California – 72 25. Oklahoma – 65

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